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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.

Student awarded a Boren Scholarship
March 28, 2013

David Goldstein ’16, from Sharon, Mass., has been awarded a Boren Scholarship.  He'll be studying Arabic in Ifrane, Morocco, for nine weeks this summer on a full government scholarship.

Macalester student selected as a 2013 Frank Karel Fellow
March 28, 2013

Alvin Kim ’14, from Nashville, Tenn., has been selected as a 2013 Frank Karel Fellow.  This is the first year Macalester was invited to make a nomination.

Theatre Professor Receives NEA Grant
March 28, 2013

Theatre Prof. Harry Waters Jr., in partnership with Bedllam Theatre, has received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) $10,000 grant for the development of a new performance work, AKA: Father/Sons, exploring relationships between African-American fathers and sons around sexuality and sexual identity.

Art Professor Receives $30,000 Fellowship
March 28, 2013

Art Professor Christine Willcox has received a $30,000 fellowship from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation in Providence, R.I.  She is one of nine recipients who represent the fields of the History of Art and Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture. Willcox’s project is called The Still Point.

Macalester Graduating Senior Awarded Second Place in 2013 Presbyterian Outlook Church-College Partnership Award
March 28, 2013

Courtney Nussbaumer ’13, a graduating senior from Brookfield, Wis. double majoring in Political Science and Hispanic Studies with a Legal Studies Concentration, has been awarded second place for the 2013 Presbyterian Outlook Church-College Partnership Award. She wrote an essay based on the topic, “How my education at my PC (USA)-related college has prepared me for significant service and leadership.”  Over 30 other students from colleges across the country entered this year, and a panel of judges assessed Nussbaumer’s to be one of the top essays.