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Recent News

Choral Director McGaghie selected as an ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellow
December 11, 2013

Macalester Music Professor and Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie has been selected for the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is one of seven conductors chosen from a competitive nationwide application pool to spend two weeks in China conducting choirs in that country this summer.

Two Seniors Receive Minnesota High Tech Association STEM scholarships
December 10, 2013

Two Macalester seniors, Eric Biggers from Verona, Wis., and Nathan Leech of Mound, Minn., have received the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Foundation annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who excel in programs geared toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Only 15 students across the state of Minnesota received the award.

Governor Dayton Appoints Mac Professor to Council on MLK Jr. Holiday
December 10, 2013

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Macalester Professor Duchess Harris to the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Harris’ term is effective immediately and will extend through March 1, 2014.  She replaces Cheryl Chatman.

Biannual "Dog Days" at Macalester Dec. 7
December 6, 2013

Macalester College’s biannual Dog Days when students hug dogs to beat stress before final exams will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Due to the very cold temperatures, Dog Days will be held indoors in the facilities services garage, lower level of the music building in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on campus.

Four Faculty Members Recommended for Tenure
November 26, 2013

Pending Board of Trustees approval, Macalester has recommended tenure status for the following four faculty members: Cynthia Kauffeld - Hispanic Studies; Scott Legge – Anthropology; Shilad Sen - Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and Xin Yang - Asian Languages. 

Macalester Implements Electric Vehicle Charging Station
November 25, 2013

Macalester College has installed an electric vehicle charging station on campus, just north of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The Coulumb CT2021 bollard-style model station has two charging ports and is for use by staff, faculty, and members of the community. 

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Stillness in Motion
November 11, 2013

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Stillness in Motion, the 2013 Fall dance concert, with new works choreographed by students, faculty and guest choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. There will be a post show discussion on Nov. 22. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359 or visit

Exhibition by Macalester Art Professor
October 28, 2013

Macalester Art Prof. Gary Erickson will exhibit his work titled “Experiencing China:  Jingdezhen Porcelain Spirals,” November 21 – December 18, 2013, at the H. Williams Teaching Gallery, Concordia University, 1301 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, Minn. There will be two public receptions: one, from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday November 21, and the other from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 23.  All events are free and open to the public.

Macalester Geography Professor Wins Book Prize
October 22, 2013

Eric Carter's book, Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina, published by the University of Alabama Press, has received the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American environmental history, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.