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Three Macalester Graduating Seniors receive Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships
March 28, 2013

Macalester graduating seniors Michael Bolling, Christina Getaz and Tsesa Monaghan have all received Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships through the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

NSF Awards Macalester Student and Six Alumni Graduate Research Fellowships
March 28, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded graduate research fellowships to a Macalester student and six Macalester alumni.

Theatre and Dance Dept. presents Matter Over Mind 2013 Spring Dance Concert
March 28, 2013

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Matter Over Mind, the 2013 Spring Dance Concert, with new works choreographed by students and Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., May 3, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sat., May 4. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. There will be a post-show discussion after the Friday night show with Pilobolus Dance Theatre and another post-show discussion after the Saturday matinee with all student choreographers.

Students receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship
March 28, 2013

Yevgeniya Berdysheva ’14, from Skokie, Ill. and Patrick Snyder ’13 from Versailles, Ky., have been awarded the U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study a critical language this summer.  Berdysheva will study Chinese, and Snyder will study Arabic.

Two Macalester Students receive Truman Scholarships
March 28, 2013

Andrew B. Keefe ‘13, a senior from Minneapolis, Minn., double majoring in Linguistics and Media and Cultural Studies, and Zachary W. Avre ‘14, a junior from Sioux Falls, S.D., majoring in Geography, have been named 2013 Truman Scholars. Scholars were elected by independent selection panels on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and the likelihood of 'making a difference.'

Macalester Graduating Senior Receives Fellowship with the CBYX
March 28, 2013

Macalester graduating senior Esther Schlotterbeck from Lewiston, Maine, has received a fellowship with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) to teach language and pursue an internship in Germany.

Professor receives NEH fellowship to research the impact of French scientific mission to Ecuador
March 28, 2013

Macalester History Professor Ernesto Capello has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship to research the impact of a French scientific mission to Ecuador for a future book he is writing.

Orchestra Spring Concert Featuring Minnesota Orchestra’s Concertmaster Erin Keefe
March 28, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra’s Concertmaster Erin Keefe joins the Macalester Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Mandarano, for their spring concert.  Keefe will perform two pieces with the orchestra: Camille Saint-Saëns’ popular Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor written in 1863, and Richard Wagner’s Träume (Dreams), originally written for female voice and piano before he produced a fully orchestrated version in 1857.  The concert is 8 p.m., Friday, May 3 in Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., and is free.  Call 651-696-6808 or email rhest@macalester.edu for more information.

Sociology student awarded a top place in national competition
March 28, 2013

Macalester senior IndiAna R. Gowland of Mill Valley, Calif., has won third place in the 2013 national Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition with her paper titled “No Boys/Girls Allowed: How Public Schools Respond to Uncertainty in Single-Gender Education.”   Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition that receives entries from across the country.  This award marks the third consecutive year that Macalester sociology majors have earned the top prizes from Alpha Kappa Delta.