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Macalester Connect+ Leadership Conference with Keynoter Fred Swaniker ’99
February 21, 2013

This weekend, February 23-24, Macalester is hosting a conference designed to bring together a diverse group of student leaders from colleges throughout the United States to serve as a launching pad for their individual projects. The conference is inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the United World College movement. For more information, go to Connect+ Schedule.

A Recital of New Music by Randy Bauer March 1 at Macalester
February 19, 2013

Randy Bauer will present a recital of new music Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m., Mairs Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information call 651-696-6808.

Allison Charney, soprano, and Mark Mazullo, piano in recital March 3
February 11, 2013

Allison Charney, soprano, and Mark Mazullo, piano will be in recital Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m., Mairs Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information call 651-696-6808.

Mathematics students win four prizes at national meeting
February 11, 2013

Four posters contributed by Macalester summer research students received an Outstanding Presentation Award at the 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session last month at the Joint Math Meetings in San Diego.  The awardees include seniors Hossein Alidaee, Mike Reeks, and Maxray Savage, who, along with seven other undergraduate student researchers, developed their mathematics research last summer. They were mentored by Macalester Mathematics professors Andrew Beveridge, Dan Flath and Tom Halverson. Alidaee and Reeks did independent research at Macalester, while Savage was part of MAXIMA, a 12-student REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) that is co-hosted by Macalester and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota.

Macalester to host 14th annual American Studies Conference “Alternatives in a changing food world”
February 8, 2013

“Alternatives in a changing food world” is the topic University of Maryland Prof. Psyche Williams-Forson will discuss as the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester College, Feb.21-22. The conference also features a film screening of Byron Hurt’s Soul Food Junkies, a conversation with the filmmaker, and a food drive.

Macalester holds first-ever 24-hour Macathon
February 6, 2013

Macalester is holding its first-ever 24-hour Macathon, the college's first-ever "hackathon," beginning 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, ending at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.  Online: macathon

Climate-change expert Bill McKibben coming to St. Thomas and Macalester
February 5, 2013

Bill McKibben, one of the nation’s best-known environmental journalists and an expert on global warming, will visit the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College Feb. 20 and 21 for a series of lectures and programs titled “Celebrating and Preserving Winter: Responding to Climate Change in Minnesota and Wisconsin.” 

Macalester earns spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings
February 5, 2013

For the eighth year in a row, Macalester College has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 15 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 18 and remains a solid source of individuals committed to making a difference at home and abroad. Since the agency was created in 1961, 350 Macalester graduates have served as Peace Corps volunteers.

Sociology major wins second place in MSS Paper Competition
February 1, 2013

The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) has awarded IndiAna Gowland ’13, of Mill Valley, Calif., second place in its 49th Annual Student Paper Competition.