April, 2012

Baseball Buddies

A close-knit group of four seniors leads this year's baseball team while advancing their academic careers.

Four Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights

Four Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights Keith Armstrong, Tyler Martinson, Kaitlin Roh and Ann Stromgren have all received Fulbright Awards to work in Colombia, Morocco, Jordan and Germany later this year.

Student Standouts at Econ Conference

Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 present their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference.

World Tour

Finding it hard to pick one study abroad spot, Sarah Krumholz ’13 opted instead to circle the globe, city by city.

Drawing Goats on Campus

Assistant Professor Megan Vossler brought in unusual subjects for her ART 370 class.

MacSlams Second Place

MacSlams takes second place in national poetry competition.

What A Stranger May Know

"What A Stranger May Know" is a play commemorating the Virginia Tech shootings and was performed by Theatre and Dance majors and Twin Cities community participants.


Student Kyle Rosenberg woke up at 6 a.m. to go with the Crew team down the Mississippi River, a 10-minute walk from campus.

Westminster Presbyterian Church Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Macalester

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn., has established a $350,000 endowed scholarship at Macalester College. The scholarship will support a qualified Macalester student who is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Captive Audiences/Captive Performers

Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge returned to Macalester to discuss his research on the theatre productions of prisoners of war in South East Asia during World War II.

Mentoring Magic

Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch.

Supergroup Workshop

"Performance Studies Praxis: Body and Performance Art," co-taught by Professors Joanna Inglot and Lara Nielsen, recently had a workshop with professional performance artists, Supergroup.

College Novelist

Scholastic Press to publish novel of longtime writer Anna Waggener ’12 in June.

The Diamond and the Stage

Roberto Capriotti ’13 (Pittsburgh) is both a pitcher and a budding actor. At Macalester, he can follow both passions.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “Battles and Bodies” Spring Dance Concert April 27-28

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents “Battles and Bodies,” a Spring Dance Concert composed of original works choreographed by eight students and guest artist/Macalester alumna Mikari Suzuki, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Performances are Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, April 28th at 2 PM as well as 7:30 PM. Admission: General $7 Senior Citizens (62+) and groups $5. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Urban Design

Urban geography major Caroline Devany ’13 worked with St. Paul’s Frogtown Gardens, helping the neighborhood make the case for a $2.2 million public land purchase.

Poetry Reading: Patricia Smith and Quincy Troupe

Renowned poets Quincy Troupe and Patricia Smith performed on campus.

Spring Student Art Show

A showing of student artwork from this semester in the Art Gallery.

Community and Global Health Spring Poster Session

Maurice Tomlinson

Jack Weatherford to Speak at Macalester Commencement

Jack Weatherford, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Anthropology, will deliver the commencement speech for the 2012 graduation ceremony. The title of his talk is "Macalester Lessons." Yeukai Mudzi is the senior class speaker. Mudzi, from Zimbabwe, is an Economics major with a minor in Anthropology. Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the college. Macalester will be streaming commencement at macalester.edu/commencement/ Check back for updates.

Classics Professor Overman Wins Thomas Jefferson Award

J. Andrew Overman, the Harry M. Drake Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Fine Arts in Classics, was awarded the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award.

MacPics Spring Showcase

MacPics, a student organization, held its spring gallery show at Gallery 13 in Minneapolis to feature the work of Macalester students and ten high school students who participated in Camp CAMERA.

Harry Potter Dessert Feast

Macalester Sociology Students Awarded Top Two Places in National Competition for Second Year in a Row

Senior sociology majors Jeremy Carp and Diego Melo have been selected as the First Place and Second Place winners, respectively, for the 2012 Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition. Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition which receives entries from across the country.

World Citizens

Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.

Start-up CEOs

Mac students are enthusiastic about a revived class in entrepreneurship.

Of TB and Tropical Disease

Three students investigate tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases with Professor Christy Hanson, dean of Mac's Institute of Global Citizenship and former USAID infectious disease chief.

Football Meets Robotics

When football player Jesse Russell ’14 met robotics executive and Mac gridiron veteran Andrew Borene ’98, the result was a natural friendship—and a paid internship.

Macalester student projects will help provide safe water in Ethiopia and build a bike library in Quito, Ecuador

This year’s winner was Shahar Eberzhon ’12 of Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Once in a Decade...

Natalie Pavlatos '12 had an internship at the Minnesota State Capitol and got to see first-hand how the legislative districts got redrawn to reflect changes in the US Census.

Costa Rican Medical Odyssey

Premed student Allison Gottwalt ’13 didn’t just study in Costa Rica. She researched topics from medicinal plants to controlling dengue—with her 22 new best friends.

Mac Dagorhir, aka 'The LARPers'

A chartered student organization with approximately 20 members, the Mac Dagorhir engage in battle games with foam weaponry.

Macalester Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Andrew Bendelsmith ’13, a junior from West St. Paul, Minn., has received a Goldwater Scholarship which is awarded to students with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Grant Writer

When she took an internship at an arts nonprofit, Cecilia Martinez-Miranda ’13 didn’t know she’d end up helping it stay afloat.

Playing Doubles

Mike Coleman '11 found his double major in Physics and Computer Science opened the door at Thomson Reuters.

Among the Treasures

Hilary Schroeder interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

International Law

Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez ’13 gained plenty of knowledge of global law during a semester in the Netherlands.

African Interlude

Rachel Mueller ‘13 devoted a semester to studying music and spirituality in Senegal.

Back to Germany

After graduation last May, Carl Skarbek ’11 took his lab and classroom experiences straight to Germany.

Migrant Parent Workers

In Bolivia, Erica Martinez ’12 studied what happens to kids left behind by migrant worker parents.

Relay For Life 2012

The Mac community draws together to remember, celebrate, and fight back against cancer.

Adelante! Latin@ Week 2012

¡Adelante! is a campus-wide student organization deeply engaged with Latin@ history, culture and politics. This year ¡Adelante! concentrated its efforts on the D.R.E.A.M. Act

Peeps Contest 2012

The Fourth annual "Classics vs. History Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest" took place March 23 in Old Main.

Global Citizen Award Finalist Presentations

Ta-Coumba Aiken

Macalester has commissioned Ta-Coumba to create a campus inspired mural of global citizenship on the third floor of Markim Hall.

Step Forward Thank You Tour

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Spring 2012

Photos from Janet Wallace Renovation Project. The building will open in Fall 2012.

Spring 2012 Alleycat

Hunger Shabbat