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.
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 to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Two Sides of Cape Town
When Will Chilton ’11 studied abroad in South Africa, he was prepared for the contrast in wealth, but another cultural difference caught him by surprise.
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.
Teaching with Skype
In a course on conflict in the Middle East, students used Skype technology to discuss the political situation with people living it every day.
Frog and Flower Count
Each year hundreds of laypeople and scientists use sonar detectors, bug lights, live traps, and laptops to count and chronicle an area’s flora and fauna. This year the event—dubbed Minnesota BioBlitz—was held at Macalester’s Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights.
Mac at Twin Cities Pride
Macalester alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends marched in the annual Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26, 2011.
Karen Jackson '11 spend a summer at Macalester's Ordway Field Station researching the dam's role in sedimentation for her senior honors thesis.
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."