A close-knit group of four seniors leads this year's baseball team while advancing their academic careers.
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
Economics and Mathematics students Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 recently presented their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference and Li brought back the Outstanding Young Economist award.
Finding it hard to pick one study abroad spot, Sarah Krumholz ’13 opted instead to circle the globe, city by city.
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.
Aukse Jurkute ’98 recently returned to the Economics Department to talk with students about her experience as head of CEEMEA (Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa) Equity Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch. Originally from Lithuania, Jurkute joined Merrill Lynch’s London office upon graduation, hired by Brad England ’76. She returned to Macalester at her own expense to help students prepare for successful futures after Mac.
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.
Macalester urban geography major Caroline Devany ’13 volunteered 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.
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, has been awarded the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award. The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members who exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Overman was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.
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.
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.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three Mac students investigate global public health threats with Professor Christy Hanson, international public health veteran and new dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship.
Football Meets Robotics
Macalester football player Jesse Russell ’14 met robotics executive Andrew Borene ’98 at a Mac football game. The result was a paid internship with ReconRobotics and Robotics Alley.
Macalester student projects will help provide safe water in Ethiopia and build a bike library in Quito, Ecuador
Two Macalester students, Selamawit Gebremariam ‘13 and Charlotte Fagan ’12, have each received $10,000 grants to undertake projects for peace in two different regions of the world. One student will help provide safe water to an Ethiopian clinic and community and the other will start a “bike library” for women in Quito, Ecuador respectively.
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
Allison Gottwalt ’13 wanted to study in a Spanish-speaking country and advance her premed preparation. In Costa Rica, she did both—and had the time of her life.
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.
Mike Coleman '11 found his double major in Physics and Computer Science opened the door at Thomson Reuters.
Among the Treasures
"On the first day I interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I went down to the main storage area to see the bronze Renaissance statue I would be writing about. It was terrifying, but exciting, to touch this work of art."
Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez ’13 gained knowledge of global law during a semester in the Netherlands.
After spending two years in Swaziland before college, Rachel Mueller ‘13 was happy to return to Africa, where she devoted a semester to studying music and spirituality in Senegal.
Relay For Life 2012
The Mac community draws together to remember, celebrate, and fight back against cancer.
Macalester has commissioned Ta-Coumba to create a campus inspired mural of global citizenship on the third floor of Markim Hall.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Spring 2012
Photos from Janet Wallace Renovation Project. The building will open in Fall 2012.