Royal Wedding Telecast
About 65 people gathered in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall for the 5 a.m. telecast of the wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton. Scones, tea and coffee were available.
Model UN Team Successful
Macalester's Model United Nations team recently returned from the week long National Model UN conference in New York City. The delegation of 12 Mac students represented Mongolia and brought home a Distinguished Delegation award; the second highest given at the conference. Congratulations, MacMUN!
Sandwiches and Scholarship
The IGCSC hosts Sandwiches and Scholarship luncheons on the second Thursday of each month to highlight student scholarship across campus.
Spring has arrived on campus. Macalester students took the opportunity to play and study outside.
Mac Idol 2011
Students performed in their own version of "American Idol." Judges were President Brian Rosenberg, VP for Student Affairs Laurie Hamre and Professor James Laine.
Despite having majored in geology, Becky Roberts ’09 never expected to find herself wriggling on her belly through karst caves deep in an Alaskan island. But she did that and much more during her summer as a GeoCorps worker in the Tongass National Forest.
The biennial Asian Festival offered calligraphy, paper cutting, music, martial arts demos, and traditional Asian foods. This year's event was also a fundraiser for earthquake relief and students raised nearly $300.
Founders Day 2011
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
An annual tradition, Macalester students played a game of Pushball on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Students Go Curling
A group of Macalester students ventured out to the St. Paul Curling Club to learn how to curl on February 13, 2011.
Nutrition and Hunger
Evelyn Balsells has been busy. Last fall, she was in Egypt where she studied community health. And last summer, the Macalester junior, originally from Guatemala, worked at Open Arms of Minnesota as part of her Chuck Green Civic Engagement Fellowship. A common thread in the Middle East and Minneapolis? Nutrition and community health issues.
The Rock in Review
Painting "the rock" on Macalester's lawn in front of Old Main has been a tradition for many Macalester students. Here, we chronicle some of the changes it underwent during fall semester.
Reading at MIA
Native American poet Allison Hedge Coke gave a joint reading with English Professor Wang Ping's ENGL 150 and ENGL 282 creative writing students in the Native American section of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Students took a break from the upcoming finals week by building gingerbread houses in the campus center.
The new community and global health concentration is fast becoming popular with students. So is taking a term abroad to further explore that subject. Here are the stories of three students who did.
Christmas Candlelight Service
Every year students gather to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a Candlelight Service in Weyerhaueser Memorial Chapel.
Battle of the Brains
Macalester hosted a site of the Associated Computing Machinery’s North Central North America (NCNA) regional programming contest this past Saturday, November 6, otherwise known as "Battle of the Brains."
Professor Karl Wirth, geology, took his class Field Methods in Geology to Thomson, Minnesota, for a field mapping project in early October.
Kaitlyn Arctander in Russia
I spent the summer working as a volunteer at a children’s camp in the Russian countryside. I taught English classes and worked as a counselor at a camp called Computeria—a technology camp.
Jonathan Chen in Australia
I spent four months last spring studying in Sydney, Australia. I enrolled in the University of Sydney, which immersed me in Australian culture and the Australian “uni” (university) experience.
For three weeks in July, Seong Kyul Park ’12—along with 20 other American and Rwandese participants—studied genocide and reconstruction in Kigali, Rwanda, through a summer program offered by the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center (IGSC).
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music on September 9, 2010. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Global Model United Nations
In August, two Macalester students, Anja Crowder '13 and Yiting Wang '12, were invited to attend the Global Model United Nations conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, brings together a select group of students from around the world to learn about global issues by acting in the role of diplomats who must negotiate with other countries to achieve a goal or develop resolutions on a specific issue.
Twins Game Field Trip
Macalester's Program Board organized a student outing to the Twins game on September 20, 2010. Photos by Yaqing Wen '14
First Year Course
Professor Dan Hornbach took students from his first year class Lakes, Streams and Rivers on 3 hour research cruise on Lake Superior on Sept. 18. The boat is run by the University of Wisconsin - Superior. They learned about invasive species, climate change effects on Lakes Superior, and the importance of the Duluth harbor as a "working" harbor.
At the Minnesota State Fair
Shuttle buses ferried students from campus to the fair and back all afternoon on the last day of The Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Eclipsed Is Not To Be Missed
Eclipsed, the award-winning play written by Danai Gurira '01, is being produced by Minneapolis' Frank Theatre. The cast and production includes: Yeukai Mudzi '12, Nisreen Dawan '04, Sha Cage '95, and Heather Bunch '04.
Cultural House Block Party
The Cultural House Block Party served as a kick-off to the programmatic year for the Cultural House. It is an annual event that formally welcomes the Macalester community to the space. At this event, Information about the C-House programs was available along with food, fun, and games.
Allison Jacobel in New Zealand
Returning to New Zealand had been a dream of mine since I first fell in love with the country when I visited with my family in 1997. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to study abroad, the country was an obvious first choice. As a geology major with a minor in environmental studies, I knew New Zealand’s diverse landscapes would provide the perfect setting in which to continue my studies and indulge in my love of backpacking (or tramping as it’s called in NZ).