Service Trip to New Orleans
In January, a group of first-year Bonner Community Scholars travelled to New Orleans for a unique J-term experience.
Founders Day 2012
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
FaceAIDS Fashion Show
FaceAIDS hosted their second annual benefit fashion show and silent auction for the Malaysia PT Foundation. This is an organization that works with marginalized groups in Malaysia to advocate HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support systems. Students modeled clothing donated from various companies and boutiques, and the clothing (among other gift baskets) was available for purchase during a silent auction.
Ice Skating at the Depot
Macalester's Program Board brought students to the Depot in downtown Minnepolis, about a 10-minute drive from campus, for free ice skating one weekend in February.
Immunization, the Amish, and Madagascar make up the disparate worlds of three Mac anthropology majors.
Step Forward "Thank You" event - San Francisco
Macalester College's first regional Step Forward "Thank You" event was held in San Francisco on January 27, 2012. Donors and friends celebrated the successful conclusion of the historic campaign.
With the help of a Macalester Live-It grant, Caroline Karanja ’12 returned to Kenya to build a greenhouse for girls orphaned by AIDS. more
The Roommate Games
Res Life and Mac at Nite organized the Roommate Games at Macalester. The event, modeled after the Newlyweds game, tested students on how well they knew their roommates.
Students were invited for a night of curling at Biff Adams Arena in St. Paul. Brooms, ice, and instruction was provided.
Mo'rocking the Suburbs
Tyler Martinson ’12 studied medical care in Morocco while immersing himself in its many cultures and languages.
Mac at the Rollergirls Championship
Springtime in Paris
While studying abroad in the City of Light, Kerry Alexander ’12 learned as much from her job as from her books.
Behind the Scenes of 'President Scrooge'
Behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting of the "President Scrooge: A Macalester Carol" video. In the video, President Brian Rosenberg took time to remember some valuable lessons with help from Karl Egge, David Lanegran '63, Laurie Hamre, Alana Horton '14, and "Emma."
An Evening with the President
Candlelight Service 2011
Dog Days 2011
When finals roll around, the dogs are brought in to relieve some stress.
Winter Ball 2011
Macalester students attended the third annual Winter Ball in early December.
Butterflies and Balloons
Images captured by Macalester students who studied abroad.
Women in the Law
Photos from "Women in the Law: A Conversation with the Macalester Legal Community," November 2011
Kick Out AIDS
Kick Out AIDS was a student-sponsored, benefit kickball tournament for Peace House Africa, a Minnesota-based organization that works to create a sustainable future for AIDS orphans and their communities.
MIO Cultural Show
Student cultural organizations celebrate culture and diversity with an evening of performance and dance.
Día de los Muertos
Student organization Adelante celebrated Día de los Muertos, a latin american holiday to honor loved ones and they pass onto the next world.
Fall at Macalester
Before the leaves fall, before the snow comes, we documented autumn around campus.
Model United Nations in South Korea
Political science and German major Tsesa Monaghan ’13 (Mankato, Minn.) took lots of photos at the Global Model U.N. conclave.
Mac Slams Poetry
This event featured current and prior Macalester students, as well as special guests Rachel Mckibbens and Mindy Netifee.
Family Fest Petting Zoo
During Family Fest in October, a temporary petting zoo was set up on outside of Old Main. It was sponsored by the Program Board.
Every fall our department welcomes their campus family back with an ice cream sundae extravaganza. Student and faculty catch up on what they've done over the summer, reignite friendships, and meet new people.
Welcome to Our City 2011
Macalester alumni in eight U.S. cities, plus London and Beijing, got together for Macalester's second annual Welcome to Our City events. To host a WTOC event next year, email email@example.com.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Renovation - Fall 2011
After tremendous progress this summer, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion’s first phase officially reached the halfway point this month.
Into the Streets
Into the Streets is the service-learning portion of orientation, in which all incoming freshman students participate in half-day service projects with community organizations. Into the Streets emphasizes the college’s commitment to service in a way that is accessible and relevant to students’ first experiences at Macalester, introducing them not only to various organizations and neighborhoods within the Twin Cities, but building a foundation for continued civic engagement and volunteerism.
The MSCS department hosted the the third annual C*SM*S Scavenger Hunt. Students solved a series of eight puzzles whose answers led students to the hidden location of the next puzzle on the Macalester campus.
Summer of Service
Whether they were teaching art in St. Paul, tending to tomato plants in Utah, or interviewing migrants in Morocco, Macalester’s Bonner Scholars were busy this summer in the name of social change.
Residential Life staff hosted a courtyard party for dorm residents, complete with pizza, smores, hot chocolate and the DJ club.
Kagin Ice Cream Social
Kagin Commons held its annual Ice Cream Social & Open House. Staff, tutors, counselors, and fellow students from the MAX Center, Multicultural Life, Internship Programs, Sustainability, and Career Development Center, were there to greet and serve ice cream until it ran out.
Nice Ride Dedication
Mac just keeps getting greener. The latest fuel-saving innovation added a station for the Twin Cities public bike-sharing program Nice Ride. The program started last year in Minneapolis, where it enjoyed great success. The station was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in mid-September 2011.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale ’50 and A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor spoke at Macalester's opening convocation. Their talk, “A conversation about life and politics,” featured remarks from Keillor and Mondale about the state of the nation followed by a Q & A session moderated by President Rosenberg.
Following the academic year's opening Convocation with Walter Mondale and Garrison Keillor as guest speakers, Macalester held an all-campus picnic.
Students interested in joining one of Macalester's student-run groups were able to talk to members during Taste of Service, an annual event that encourages students to get involved.
My Dream Job
Students at the Sophomore Fiesta told us their dream jobs.
Sophomore Fiesta 2011
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Ice Cream Social
Sophomores were welcomed back with an ice cream social in Kagin Commons.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole, and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Laura Holt spent the entire month in fabulous San Igancio City, in the Cayo District of Belize. She was participating in a field school run by Dr. Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University.
Two Sides of Cape Town
"What struck me most wasn’t really the difference in wealth or race, but the surprising cultural shift in community on the other side." —Will Chilton ’11 more
Women's River Trip 2011
Photo gallery. Ten women from the Macalester alumni community met in front of Weyerhaeuser at the end of July, threw their sleeping bags into cars and ventured to northern Wisconsin for four days of canoeing and camping along the scenic Namekagon River. Together, they revived a tradition from the 1940s, the annual Macalester Women's River Trip.
Science Summer Barbeques
Weekly barbeques are held during the summer months for student researchers and the professors who work with them.
Teaching with Skype
Students discuss recent developments in the Middle East, with an emphasis on historical and geographic connections.
Frog and Flower Count
Minnesota's 2011 BioBlitz was held at Macalester's Ordway station. more
Mac at Twin Cities Pride
Macalester alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends marched in the annual Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26, 2011.