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Sociology Majors Awarded All Three Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions
February 7, 2012

Senior sociology majors Jeremy Carp, Kate Lanning, and Chloe Souza have won the top three prizes at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.  Carp received first prize, Lanning placed second, and Souza was awarded third prize by the Midwest Sociological Society.

Macalester Earns Place on Peace Corps’ Annual Top Colleges Rankings
February 1, 2012

Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, 343 Macalester alumni have served, and for the seventh year in a row, Macalester has placed on the Peace Corps’ list of top colleges nationwide producing Peace Corps volunteers.  With 18 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Macalester is No. 15 in this year’s rankings among small-sized colleges and universities.

Macalester College Presents Cellist Matt Haimovitz
January 27, 2012

Cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform for Macalester College students, staff, and friends at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.

Public Art Today: Beyond Murals, Monuments, and Memorials at Macalester
January 27, 2012

The symposium on public art at Macalester, “Public Art Today: Beyond Murals, Monuments, and Memorials,” explores different facets and tensions of contemporary public art as practiced in the United States today. The panelists will discuss how public art engages with issues of societal change, policy making, and environmental concerns, as well as how intellectual debates within the field have affected both the production and reception of public art in recent years. The symposium brings together artists, arts administrators, educators, and students in a discussion of the central issues in public art as they are unfolding today and its importance for particular communities and constituencies.

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents "Stop Kiss"
January 27, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Stop Kiss, by Diana Son, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Feb. 17 and 18, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Feb. 23–25 and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. There will be a talk back following the Sunday matinee performance. Stop Kiss is directed by Cheryl Moore Brinkley, Visiting Instructor in the Theatre & Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Exhibition - Overlook: Landscape Studies by Megan Vossler
January 25, 2012

Megan Vossler presents studies of the landscape in her exhibition “Overlook,” at the Macalester College Art Gallery, 1665 Princeton Ave., St. Paul, Minn., from Friday, February 3 through March 9, 2012.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Call 651-696-6416 for more information.

Anthropology Professor Jack Weatherford Honored in Mongolia
January 25, 2012

Mongolia has created a foundation and a prize in honor of Professor Weatherford to promote Mongolian culture within the country.

Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
January 23, 2012

Macalester College has granted tenure status to Vittorio Addona, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Darcy Burgund, Psychology;  Liang Ding, Economics; Laura Smith and Dan Trudeau, Geography; Christopher Wells, Environmental Studies and Chuen-Fung Wong, Music.

Macalester exceeds campaign goal raising over $156 million during difficult financial time
January 13, 2012

Macalester College has exceeded its original comprehensive campaign goal of $150 million for its Step Forward campaign, the largest in the college’s history.  The public phase of the campaign, which ran from October 10, 2008 – December 31, 2011, raised over $156 million.