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Macalester Professor Emeritus’ Book Launch and Celebration May 9
May 6, 2014

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library, in cooperation with the Theatre and Dance Department, will celebrate Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge’s book, Captive Audiences/Captive Performers, Music and Theatre as Strategies for Survival on the Thailand-Burma Railway 1942-1945, at 4:45 p.m., Fri., May 9, in the library’s Harmon Room. 

German and Russian Studies Professor Kiarina Kordela Wins Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
May 2, 2014

Professor of German in the Department of German and Russian Studies and Director of the Critical Theory Program Kiarina Kordela has been awarded the 2014 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award that recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.” 

Sherman Fairchild Foundation awards Macalester $487K for scientific equipment
April 29, 2014

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Macalester College a four-year, $487K grant for scientific equipment to enhance the college’s imaging resources. The equipment will be used in courses and research opportunities across multiple departments. 

Macalester Student Receives U.S. State Dept. CLS to study critical need language
April 28, 2014

Abigail Stowe-Thurston ’16, of Northampton, Mass., has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages this summer.  She will study Azerbaijani.

Five Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights
April 24, 2014

Macalester graduating seniors, Jon Dahl, Rebecca Galey, and Charles Nesler have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to work in Germany, and Anne Huber has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to work in Brazil.  Sarah Rasmussen received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Nepal.

Macalester Senior receives Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
April 15, 2014

Leila Malow ’14, of Laveen, Ariz., has been selected as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow. Malow is part of the 21st class of the Emerson National Hunger Fellows.

Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert
April 14, 2014

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert, with new works choreographed and performed by students with faculty guidance. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., on Fri., April 25 at 7 p.m. and Sun., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester Board approves naming new Studio Art Building after alumna Joan Mondale
April 14, 2014

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved naming the new Studio Art building on campus after alumna Joan Mondale.  The building will be officially called the “Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art.”  Mondale graduated from Macalester in 1952.  The trustees approved the naming last month.

Partners in Health’s Paul Farmer to speak at Macalester Commencement
April 14, 2014

Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer will deliver the commencement address at the 2014 Macalester College graduation ceremony.  Lucy Andrews, of Plymouth, Minn., is the senior class speaker. Andrews is a Geology major and captain of the Women's Track and Field Team.