Founders Day Pushball 2012
Founders Day Pub Quiz 2012
Odd Cafe Mac Concoctions
In this ongoing series, Kyle Rosenberg asks students about their culinary creations in Cafe Mac.
Founders Day 2012
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
FaceAIDS Fashion Show
FaceAIDS hosted their second annual benefit fashion show and silent auction for the Malaysia PT Foundation. This is an organization that works with marginalized groups in Malaysia to advocate HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support systems. Students modeled clothing donated from various companies and boutiques, and the clothing (among other gift baskets) was available for purchase during a silent auction.
Ice Skating at the Depot
Macalester's Program Board brought students to the Depot in downtown Minnepolis, about a 10-minute drive from campus, for free ice skating one weekend in February.
The Mac Weekly
Inside the newsroom at The Mac Weekly, Macalester's student newspaper.
The Roommate Games
Res Life and Mac at Nite organized the Roommate Games at Macalester. The event, modeled after the Newlyweds game, tested students on how well they knew their roommates.
Students were invited for a night of curling at Biff Adams Arena in St. Paul. Brooms, ice, and instruction was provided.
Media Studies major Donovan Kavish '13 realizes that his Mac friends from around the world have truly transformed his life. more
Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester and Charles Dickens scholar, plays the part of Scrooge in this YouTube video and learns some valuable lessons from some very notable ghosts.
My Favorite Moment
Macalester students share their favorite moments of the semester.
Candlelight Service 2011
Dog Days 2011
When finals roll around, the dogs are brought in to relieve some stress.
Finding It All at Mac
Mac students are driven without being overly competitive, a rare quality to find and one I value immensely.
Winter Ball 2011
Macalester students attended the third annual Winter Ball in early December.
Kick Out AIDS
Kick Out AIDS was a student-sponsored, benefit kickball tournament for Peace House Africa, a Minnesota-based organization that works to create a sustainable future for AIDS orphans and their communities.
MIO Cultural Show
Student cultural organizations celebrate culture and diversity with an evening of performance and dance.
Choosing A College
In this ongoing series Collin Calvert '13 talks to students about how they chose a college.
Sneak Peek: The Inland Sea
The Theatre and Dance Department presents “The Inland Sea." Performances begins this weekend but you can get a sneak peek of the action right now.
Día de los Muertos
Student organization Adelante celebrated Día de los Muertos, a latin american holiday to honor loved ones and they pass onto the next world.
Macalester students were asked to describe Macalester. This is what they said.
Fall at Macalester
Before the leaves fall, before the snow comes, we documented autumn around campus.
Mac Slams Poetry
This event featured current and prior Macalester students, as well as special guests Rachel Mckibbens and Mindy Netifee.
About Those Midterms
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students their tips and tricks for midterms.
"I think everyone fantasizes when they read Harry Potter that they'll get to play Quidditch sometime in their life," says Joseph Frankl '14.
Family Fest Petting Zoo
During Family Fest in October, a temporary petting zoo was set up on outside of Old Main. It was sponsored by the Program Board.
Every fall our department welcomes their campus family back with an ice cream sundae extravaganza. Student and faculty catch up on what they've done over the summer, reignite friendships, and meet new people.
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks student what they're doing for Family Fest.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Renovation - Fall 2011
After tremendous progress this summer, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion’s first phase officially reached the halfway point this month.
My Latest Obsession
In this ongoing series, Collin Calvert '13 asks students what their latest obsession is.
The MSCS department hosted the the third annual C*SM*S Scavenger Hunt. Students solved a series of eight puzzles whose answers led students to the hidden location of the next puzzle on the Macalester campus.
Residential Life staff hosted a courtyard party for dorm residents, complete with pizza, smores, hot chocolate and the DJ club.
Kagin Ice Cream Social
Kagin Commons held its annual Ice Cream Social & Open House. Staff, tutors, counselors, and fellow students from the MAX Center, Multicultural Life, Internship Programs, Sustainability, and Career Development Center, were there to greet and serve ice cream until it ran out.
Nice Ride Dedication
Mac just keeps getting greener. The latest fuel-saving innovation added a station for the Twin Cities public bike-sharing program Nice Ride. The program started last year in Minneapolis, where it enjoyed great success. The station was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in mid-September 2011.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale ’50 and A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor spoke at Macalester's opening convocation. Their talk, “A conversation about life and politics,” featured remarks from Keillor and Mondale about the state of the nation followed by a Q & A session moderated by President Rosenberg.
Following the academic year's opening Convocation with Walter Mondale and Garrison Keillor as guest speakers, Macalester held an all-campus picnic.
Students interested in joining one of Macalester's student-run groups were able to talk to members during Taste of Service, an annual event that encourages students to get involved.
My Dream Job
Students at the Sophomore Fiesta told us their dream jobs.
What Class Are You Looking Forward To?
In this bi-weekly video series, Collin Calvert '13 asks current students what class they are looking most forward to.
Sophomore Fiesta 2011
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Ice Cream Social
Sophomores were welcomed back with an ice cream social in Kagin Commons.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Laura Avena ’14 is a cancer survivor from age 4, an accomplished volleyball athlete, and an internationally competitive chemistry student. It’s a path forged through blood, sweat and tears.
What to Pack
Frog and Flower Count
Minnesota's 2011 BioBlitz was held at Macalester's Ordway station. more
For someone who never expected to be in politics, Kathy Kim ’12 (Bellevue, Wash.) has come far: Next fall she’ll begin her term as president of the Macalester College Student Government.
City as a Classroom
Macalester is located in St. Paul and minutes from Minneapolis, locally known as the Twin Cities. Professors and students talk about how the Twin Cities impacts their academics.
Ainsley Judge ’11 turned a passion for biking into an honors project and now a trip around the Great Lakes that will raise money for youth-led non-profit Grand Aspirations. Her story begins with Macalester's bike share program.