Founders Day 2011
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
Less than three years after enrolling at Macalester, Butler co-chairs its Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) chapter, has worked as an election judge, and pitched in for Get Out the Vote campaigns. He took on another new experience: testifying on a bill at the Minnesota State Capitol.
An annual tradition, Macalester students played a game of Pushball on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Songs of the Earth
The Macalester Concert Choir and Friends, under the direction of Eugene Rogers, presented an evening of Chinese music, poetry and dance.
Students Go Curling
A group of Macalester students ventured out to the St. Paul Curling Club to learn how to curl on February 13, 2011.
Nutrition and Hunger
Evelyn Balsells '12 studied community health in Egypt. And last summer, worked at Open Arms of Minnesota as part of her fellowship. A common thread in the Middle East and Minneapolis? Nutrition and community health issues. She explains.
Macalester College Presents Concert of Chinese Music
Macalester ethnomusicologist Chuen-Fung Wong and artistic director Eugene Rogers are collaborating on an evening of eclectic and inspiring vocal, dance, and instrumental performances from China for the college’s second biannual Songs of the Earth series. Conducted by Eugene Rogers, the multi-arts event will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul.
Campus Center Turns 10
The Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center turns 10 years old this semester. Students celebrated by attending a birthday party for the building on January 28, 2011.
The Rock in Review
Painting "the rock" on Macalester's lawn in front of Old Main has been a tradition for many Macalester students. Here, we chronicle some of the changes it underwent during fall semester.
Students share art that they created professor Chris Willcox's course Painting 1.
Reading at MIA
Native American poet Allison Hedge Coke gave a joint reading with English Professor Wang Ping's ENGL 150 and ENGL 282 creative writing students in the Native American section of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Winter Ball 2010
Macalester students attended the second annual Winter Ball in early December.
What gift would you give the world?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester "streets" to ask students, "What are your plans for winter break? And, what gift would you give the world?"
Students took a break from the upcoming finals week by building gingerbread houses in the campus center.
Dog Day Afternoon
Macalester Students Hug a Dog to Beat Finals’ Stress
Christmas Candlelight Service
Every year students gather to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a Candlelight Service in Weyerhaueser Memorial Chapel.
Student journalist Tatiana Craine has covered author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), directors Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) and Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air)—even London Fashion Week. more
Student group Fresh Concepts held a 24-hour improv show in November 2010.
What Are You Thankful For?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester "streets" to ask students, "What are you doing for Thanksgiving and what are you thankful for?"
Images from the first snow of winter 2010-11 at Macalester College.
Who's Your Favorite Professor?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester 'streets' to ask students, 'Who is your favorite professor?'
Dinner with David
Geography majors are invited to Professor David Lanegran's home for dinner every fall.more
Halloween 2010 photo gallery
What's Your Personal Style?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester "streets" to ask students, "What's your clothing style?"
Great Rooms on Campus
Macalester students show and tell us what makes their dorm rooms great. These were selected among the many fabulous rooms for their uniqueness, creativity and energy.
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music on September 9, 2010. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Twins Game Field Trip
Macalester's Program Board organized a student outing to the Twins game on September 20, 2010. Photos by Yaqing Wen '14
Tour restaurants around Macalester
At the Minnesota State Fair
Shuttle buses ferried students from campus to the fair and back all afternoon on the last day of The Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Paul Farmer Visits
Partners in Health founder Paul Farmer spoke at the opening fall convocation.
Eclipsed Is Not To Be Missed
Eclipsed, the award-winning play written by Danai Gurira '01, is being produced by Minneapolis' Frank Theatre. The cast and production includes: Yeukai Mudzi '12, Nisreen Dawan '04, Sha Cage '95, and Heather Bunch '04.
Welcome Back Athletes
PRODUCED BY STUDENT COLLIN CALVERT '13
Cultural House Block Party
The Cultural House Block Party served as a kick-off to the programmatic year for the Cultural House. It is an annual event that formally welcomes the Macalester community to the space. At this event, Information about the C-House programs was available along with food, fun, and games.
Macalester Welcomes Class of 2014
This fall Macalester College celebrates the arrival of 545 new members to its community. These include about 520 first year students and 25 transfer students (final, official enrollment figures are calculated two weeks after the start of classes).
Taking on the Gulf Oil Disaster
John Simkins ’08 Galesburg, Illinois; now living in Manhattan Environmental Studies, concentration in Economics On the scene: Cleanup of the Gulf oil disaster that resulted from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon. Simkins worked for EMR, Incorporated, an environmental company based in Lawrence, Kansas.
Major Metro Perks
I’m not really sure how I ended up in Minnesota, it all happened so fast. One minute I was stressing out over college applications, and the next I had signed up for a four-year excursion in a part of the country that I knew next to nothing about. The Twin Cities were pretty much a mystery to me, but coming from New York, I figured that any city would be better than going to school in the middle of nowhere.
Podcast: Tips for Parents & Students
Vice president for student affairs Laurie Hamre talks about what things to do and what things you just shouldn't worry about during the first year of college.
Summer in the City
In this episode of Macalester Talks, Professor David Lanegran, geography, talks about some of the best cities to visit - and makes a strong case for visiting the Twin Cities.
Macalester's location—minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis—offers students a wealth of opportunities. more
COFFEE SHOPS around Macalester
Peter Berg '84
PETER BERG ’84
Take a tour of Cafe Mac, the main dining space on campus with this student produced video.
Images of student life at Mac.
Theater in the Cities
I came to Macalester never having been to Minnesota. When I arrived, I was surprised by an orientation experience called “Into the Streets,” in which members of each first-year course go into the Twin Cities community to see how their course topic connects to the Cities. My class, “Theatre and Performance in the Twin Cities,” visited a handful of the numerous theaters here. We met the owners—and often the directors and actors— of these places and learned about volunteer and internship opportunities.
That's the Mac Community
Katie Soo writes about one day at Macalester.
A New Vision for the Fine Arts
Our music building will be renovated beginning in January 2011.
John Cage's Sonatas, Interludes and Accumulations
The Theatre & Dance and Music Departments collaborated on a significant choreographed performance of John Cage’s landmark 1948 piece, “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano.”
Meet Tinbete Erymas
Tinbete Erymas works at the Higher Education Public Policy, Greenlining Institute, Berkeley, California