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Macalester ITS Associate Director Wins National Award
September 19, 2013

Barron Koralesky, the associate director for information technology services at Macalester College, has won the EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award. The EDUCAUSE Rising Star award recognizes an information technology professional who, while early in his or her career, demonstrates exceptional achievement in the area of information technology in higher education.  Koralesky shares this year’s award with Jennifer Sparrow, senior director of networked knowledge ventures and emerging technologies at Virginia Tech.

Macalester’s 20th Annual International Roundtable, Oct. 10-12 "Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders”
September 13, 2013

Macalester College presents its 20th annual International Roundtable with the theme, “Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders,” Thu. - Sat., Oct. 10 - 12, 2013, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.  The Roundtable is sponsored by the Institute for Global Citizenship and is free and open to the public.

Recent alumnae receives national essay award
September 4, 2013

Rachel Mueller, a 2013 Macalester graduate from Glenwood Springs, Colo., has won the 2013 national Nancy "Penny" Schwartz Undergraduate Essay Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA), a sub-section of the American Anthropological Association. The prize is awarded to the best undergraduate paper in Africanist anthropology.

Macalester named Truman Foundation's 2013 Institution of Honor
August 21, 2013

Macalester has been named the Truman Foundation's 2013 Institution of Honor. Truman Scholarship Honor Institutions are selected on the basis of active encouragement of outstanding young people to pursue careers in public services, effective promotion of the Truman program on their campus and sustained success in helping their students win Truman Scholarships. 

Poet Richard Blanco to Speak at Macalester Opening Convocation September 11
August 20, 2013

Richard Blanco, inaugural poet for President Barack Obama and author of several acclaimed books, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 4:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 11, in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons.  Blanco will also be awarded an honorary degree.

Nine Tenure-Track Professors Join Macalester
August 15, 2013

Eight new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Morgan Adamson (Media & Cultural Studies), Peter Bognanni (English), Julia Chadaga (Russian Studies), Steve Guglielmo (Psychology), Zeynep Gürsel (International Studies), Rivi Handler-Spitz (Asian Languages and Cultures), Arthur Mitchell (Asian Languages and Cultures) and Marcos Eduardo Ortega (Biology). David Shuman (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science) will join the MSCS faculty in January 2014.

New Music at Macalester presents the ETHEL string quartet performing “GRACE”
August 6, 2013

Since its founding in 1998, the string quartet ETHEL has been a musical pioneer.  They’ll perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Mairs Concert Hall, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.  They are part of Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation.

Macalester 2013 alumna is delegate to 65th Japan-America Student Conference
July 11, 2013

From July 25 to August 19, Kelly Lynn Cargos ’13 from Orange, Conn., will take part in the prestigious Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), the world’s longest running student-led exchange program between the two countries. Cargos will join a group of 70 college students, half from Japan and half from the U.S., traveling around Japan and discussing some of the most pressing issues concerning both countries.