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August

Professor Kendrick Brown is New Associate Dean of the Faculty August 28, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Professor Kendrick Brown is the new Associate Dean of the Faculty at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Brown, who has taught psychology at Macalester since 1998, began his responsibilities August 17. more»

Macalester College Presents Dance Piece Set to Live John Cage Music August 28, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - This fall the Macalester Theatre & Dance and Music Departments are collaborating on a significant choreographed performance of John Cage’s landmark 1948 piece, “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano.” more»

Joyce Minor Named the First Karl Egge Professor in Economics August 20, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. - Joyce Minor ‘88 has been named the first Karl Egge Professor in Economics at Macalester College.  Minor, a Macalester alum who has been teaching at Macalester for the past year, will assume her new duties this fall. more»

July

Macalester College Opens First Green Building, Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship, is one of only two campus buildings in Minnesota designed to earn LEED-platinum certification July 23, 2009 - Three years ago, when Macalester College decided to invest in a new home for the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC), a unique program to educate and engage students to be global citizen-leaders, college leaders knew that it was critical that the building itself be designed and constructed in ways that demonstrate global leadership. more»

Three Macalester Students Place in the Top 5 in Staples Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition Macalester students Arielle Miwa Oseki Robbins ‘12, Dominika Seblova ‘11 and Elizabeth Foster ’12 were honored at the Staples Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition last week for their work organizing and running the 2009 Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge (MCEC). more»

Kim Chandler named NACWAA Administrator of the Year. Kim Chandler, Macalester College Director of Athletics, has been honored by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) by being named one of eight national recipients of its Administrator of the Year Award. more»

Macalester Sociology Graduate Wins Top Prize in National Paper Competition, Receives Honorable Mention in Another July 2, 2009 -Sociology graduate Shantee Rosado ‘09 was awarded best undergraduate paper by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Global Problems Division and was also awarded honorable mention in the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Law Section undergraduate paper competition for her paper “El Que no Tiene Dinga, Tiene Mandinga: Black Collective Identity Formation among Afro-descendants in Dominican Republic and Ecuador.” Rosado will receive these awards at the annual meetings for the SSSP and ASA, both of which are scheduled for August in San Francisco. more»

June

June 9 --Arthur “Bud” Ogle Named Macalester Distinguished Citizen June 9, 2009 -Arthur “Bud” Ogle of Chicago, Ill., has been named one of Macalester College’s 2009 Distinguished Citizens. Ogle graduated from Macalester in 1964. more»

June 9 --Chuck Harris Receives Macalester Catharine Lealtad Award June 9, 2009 -Dr. Chuck Harris of Rocky Mount, Va., has received Macalester College’s 2009 Catharine Lealtad Service to Society Award.  Harris graduated from Macalester in 1975. more»

June 9 --Fred Swaniker Receives Macalester Young Alumni Award June 9, 2009 -Fred Swaniker of Sandton, South Africa, has received Macalester College’s 2009 Young Alumni Award.  Swaniker graduated from Macalester in 1999. more»

June 9 --H. Kris Ronnow Named Macalester Distinguished Citizen June 9, 2009 -H. Kris Ronnow of River Forest, Ill., has been named one of Macalester College’s 2009 Distinguished Citizens. Ronnow graduated from Macalester in 1959. more»

June 9 --Jessie Parker Strauss Named Macalester Distinguished Citizen June 9, 2009 -Jessie Parker Strauss of Seattle, Wash., has been named one of Macalester College’s 2009 Distinguished Citizens. Strauss graduated from Macalester in 1959. more»

June 9 --Louisa Chapman Receives Macalester Alumni Service Award June 9, 2009 -Louisa Chapman of Atlanta, Ga., has received Macalester College’s 2009 Alumni Service Award.  Chapman graduated from Macalester in 1975. more»

June 9 --Mihailo Temali Named Macalester Distinguished Citizen June 9, 2009 -Mihailo “Mike” Temali of St. Paul, Minn., has been named one of Macalester College’s 2009 Distinguished Citizens. Temali graduated from Macalester in 1976. more»

June 9 --Pamila Brown Named Macalester Distinguished Citizen June 9, 2009 -The Honorable Pamila Brown of Columbia, Md., has been named one of Macalester College’s 2009 Distinguished Citizens. Brown graduated from Macalester in 1976. more»

June 9 --Tonderai Chikuhwa Receives Inaugural Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award June 9, 2009 -Tonderai Chikuhwa of Brooklyn, N.Y., has received the inaugural Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award from Macalester College. Chikuhwa graduated from Macalester in 1996. more»

June 5 --Pres. Obama Nominates B. Todd Jones for U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota June 5, 2009 -WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama has announced the nomination of B. Todd Jones ‘79 for U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota. Mr. Jones previously held the position from May 1998 through January 2001. more»

June 5 --President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Anne E. Derse '77 - Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania June 5, 2009 -Anne Elizabeth Derse is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. She joined the Department of State in 1981 after receiving an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in French and Linguistics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1976. more»

June 4 --Macalester Reunion Weekend Highlights Who: 1,250 alumni (one of the largest reunion attendance numbers ever) from all over the world and U.S. What: Macalester College’s Reunion 2009 Friday, & Saturday, June 5 & 6, campus locations vary When: Friday, & Saturday, June 5 & 6, campus locations vary Where: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. more»

June 1 --Macalester Sociology Students Awarded Top Two Prizes in National Competition Macalester sociology majors Alex Park ‘09 (Oakland, Calif.) and Jennifer Barnes ‘09 (North Oaks, Minn.), were awarded first and second prizes respectively for their articles published in Sociological Insight, a refereed journal focused on undergraduate sociology research. Macalester was the only school in the country to have two students’ articles selected for publication. more»

May

May 28 --Macalester College Student Receives Prestigious National Fellowship Award Supports Young Leaders Exploring Ministry - Kristin E. Riegel ‘10, a Humanities and Media and Cultural Studies major, has been selected to receive a 2009 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship. FTE Undergraduate Fellowships recognize students who have gifts for leadership and are exploring the possibility of ministry as a vocation. As an FTE Undergraduate Fellow, Riegel will receive $2,000 for tuition, other educational expenses or a self-designed experience related to the exploration of ministry. She will also attend the 2009 FTE Conference on Excellence in Ministry, “Becoming Rich toward God: Pastoral Leadership and Economic Justice,” June 17-21, 2009, at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va. more»

May 27 --Macalester Political Science Graduate Wins Top Prize From Law and Society Association Unprecedented Third Year in a Row for Macalester Students - Clare Ryan ’08 has won the 2009 Undergraduate Paper Prize from The Law and Society Association for her political science honors thesis titled, “Confronting Childhood: Courts and the Contradictions of Juvenile Justice.”  This marks the third year in a row that a Macalester student has won this recognition from The Law and Society Association (LSA).  Macalester is the only school in the nation to have undergraduates win the prize for three consecutive years.     more»

May 20 --Macalester College Board of Trustees Elects New Members At its May 15, 2009 meeting, the Macalester College Board of Trustees elected two new members for three-year terms: more»

May 1 --Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?  A Nearby Extreme Galaxy Macalester Professor’s discovery will aid understanding of how galaxies form and remain stableMacalester College Professor John Cannon has discovered a very extreme galaxy: one where gas is distributed over an area much larger than researchers had expected to find. Compared to other systems investigated to date, this “giant disk” dwarf galaxy has the largest size difference between stars and gas of any known galaxy. This result is important for furthering our understanding of how galaxies form and how they remain stable over time. more»

April

April 20 --Macalester Choirs Perform Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor” And “A Procession Winding Around Me” The Macalester Combined Choirs unite with the Festival Chorale (faculty, staff, alumni and community members), local soloists and orchestra. Eugene C. Rogers conducts.  pring concert, War and Peace, featuring Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor” and “A Procession Winding Around Me,” with area guest soloists and  orchestra. Jeffrey Van’s poignant setting of Walt Whitman’s poetry for acoustic guitar and choir, “A Procession Winding Around Me,” will be performed by the Macalester Concert Choir. Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 8 p.m. Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn.  more»

 

April 14 --Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town ~ Guest Directed by Off-Leash Area April 23 – 26, 2009, Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, guest directed by Off-Leash Area, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26. For more information call 651-696-6359. more»

April 9 --Macalester Student Receives $10,000 to Improve Irrigation in Zimbabwe this Summer - Douglas Mapondera, a sophomore at Macalester College, has received $10,000 from the Davis Projects for Peace Initiative. Mapondera, a native of Zimbabwe, will use his award to refurbish the irrigation infrastructure in Vuka Resettlement Community of Zimbabwe, an eight-year-old village of about 700 people in Vuka, Centinary, Zimbabwe. His project will begin May 24 and will take approximately two months to complete. more»

April 6 --Media Alert "Is there such a thing as a just war?" First Annual Henry West Philosophy Colloquium with Howard Zinn Tuesday, April 7- Howard Zinn, historian, playwright, author, professor and social activist. First Annual Henry West Philosophy Colloquium. Zinn will talk about "The Holy Wars," examining the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II while trying to answer the question "Is there such a thing as a just war?"  Tuesday, April 7, 5 p.m. Macalester College, Kagin Commons
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. more»

April 3 --PHOTO OP ~ Sat., April 4, 2009 Macalester Pipe Band Receives Award at MN Tartan Day - The Macalester Pipe Band will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for providing 60 years of Scottish music and culture to Minnesota. The Minnesota Tartan Day Cooperative honors members of the community for their outstanding contributions to the preservation, continuation, and celebration of Scottish Culture and Heritage with a Lifetime Achievement Award. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has proclaimed the day Macalester College Pipe Band Day in St. Paul. Saturday, April 4, 2009, 3 - 4 p.m. Minnesota State Capitol Building Steps,  St. Paul, MN. more»

March

March 24 --Alum Tonderai Chikuhwa to Speak at Macalester College Commencement - March 24, 2009 -Tonderai Chikuhwa ’96, senior program officer in the United Nations Office for Children and Armed Conflict, is Macalester College’s 2009 commencement speaker. Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the college. more»

March 20 --Religion in the American Public Square” Third Annual Macalester Civic Forum, Tuesday - Wednesday, March 24 - 25, 2009 - Third annual Macalester Civic Forum, “Religion in the American Public Square” - What should be the role of religion in contemporary American public life? Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 p.m. - Keynote/Cady, Pres. Rosenberg, Wednesday, March 25, 9:30 a.m. - Macalester faculty, staff and students, Macalester College, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. more»

March 19 --Macalester College Receives $586,500 NSF Grant to Support Computer Science Students - March 19, 2009 - Macalester College today announced that it has received a $586,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to support students majoring in Computer Science or minoring in Computer Science and majoring in another science field who show financial need and demonstrated interest.  The grant will also support activities for the Macalester Information Technology (Mac IT) Scholars Program. more»

March 5 --25th Annual Minnesota State High School Mathematics League Tournament Monday, - 347 high school students, grades 9-12, from 46 high schools statewide will compete in the 25th Annual Minnesota State High School Mathematics League Tournament. 1:30-3 p.m., Monday, March 9, Math Bowl (part of the tournament) South Saint Paul High School, 700 2nd St N, South Saint Paul, MN. more»

March 2 --Macalester New Music Series Presents Soprano Lucy Shelton with Margo Garrett, pianist, and the Enso String Quartet, Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. - The Macalester New Music Series presents soprano Lucy Shelton, twice the recipient of the Naumburg Award, pianist Margo Garrett and the Enso String Quartet, this Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. The concert is free and open to the public. more»

February

February 25 --Macalester Sociology Majors Sweep Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competition- Senior sociology majors Alex Park, Jennifer Barnes, and Chen-Yu (Andy) Wu have been awarded first, second and third prize, respectively, in the 46th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition. The competition received a record number of entries this year. more»

February 23 --Curt Kietzer Steps Down as Macalester Men’s Basketball Coach - Curt Kietzer has announced his resignation after 12 seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Macalester College. Kietzer informed the college and his team of his intentions on Friday. more»

February 23 --SONGS OF THE EARTH” - An Eclectic African and African-American Mass - The Macalester Concert Choir, the African Music Ensemble, Macalester Student Organizations: BLAC (Black Liberation Affairs Committee), Afrika!, CSA (Caribbean Student Association), and Voices of Tamani (an African-American gospel singing group); featuring Gospel soloist Tonia Hughes Kendrick; drummer Mac Santiago; Gospel pianist Thomas West; Artistic Director and Conductor Eugene Rogers; African Music Ensemble Director Sowah Mensah and Choreographer Patricia Brown. Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m., Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall more»

February 19 --Macalester College Named to Presidential Honor Roll For Community Service - The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Macalester College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Macalester is one of only four Minnesota schools on the Honor Roll With Distinction, a more selective level than the basic Honor Roll.  more»

February 19 --“WHITENESS In the Age of Obama” The Tenth Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester - Tenth Annual American Studies Conference –  “WHITENESS In the Age of Obama.”  The conference continues Saturday, Feb. 21 with a panel discussion and a play reading. Friday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Kagin Commons, Hill Ballroom and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m., Campus Center more»

February 18 --Desiring Walls The Twenty-Eighth Annual G. Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture- Wendy Brown, a political science professor at Univ. Calif., Berkeley, is affiliated with two interdisciplinary graduate programs, in Critical Theory and Women and Gender and Sexuality. Her books include Regulating Aversion and Manhood and Politics. The Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel. The lecture is free. more»

February 10 --Amy Phenix Named New Macalester College Director of Communications - Amy Phenix has been named Director of Communications at Macalester College. Phenix graduated from Macalester in 1988 and has a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.   more»

November

November 19 --Macalester Choirs Fall Choral Celebration ~ Saturday, November 22 - The Macalester Concert Choir, the Singing Scotsmen and the Hildegard Singers will sing in their first performance under the direction of Dr. Eugene Rogers, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. more»

November 18 --Macalester Visiting Assistant Professor is Honored by Communication Professionals Award given for outstanding doctoral dissertation - - Zornitsa Keremidchieva, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Macalester College, is the 2008 recipient of the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Keremidchieva completed her doctoral dissertation, The Gendering of Legislative Rationality: Women, Immigrants, and the Nationalization of Citizenship 1918-1922, during the 2007 academic year.  more»

November 17 --Macalester Senior from Jamaica Named Rhodes Scholar - Michael Waul, a 21-year-old senior at Macalester College, has been named a Rhodes Scholar from his native Jamaica. A biochemistry major and geography minor, he is the only recipient this year of the prestigious scholarship from the Caribbean.    more»

November 10 --Macalester College Theater and Dance Department Presents
“Worlds Within Worlds” ~ November 21-23, 2008 - Macalester faculty and student choreographers create distinctive worlds through the magic of dance as they present “Worlds Within Worlds,” for the fall dance concert. The concert, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, is in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater on the Macalester College campus, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. General admission $7; senior/group rate $5; children 13 and under free.  For more information, call 651-696-6359.  Please note:  These performances contain nudity. more»

October

October 22 --Macalester College Theater and Dance Department Presents
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams October 31 and November 1 - 2, 6 - 8- Oct. 22, 2008 - Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” 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 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 6-8.  There is also a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 2. Guest director Wendy Knox will direct. For tickets, call (651) 696-6359. more»

October 20 --Macalester College Embarks on $150 Million Capital Campaign
Over Two-Thirds Already Raised- Oct. 20, 2008 - Macalester College has publicly announced a $150 million comprehensive campaign – the largest in the college’s history. more»

October 2 -- Macalester College Opens its New Athletic and Wellness Complex
The 175,000 Square-Foot Leonard Center will Serve Entire Campus - Oct. 2, 2008 - Macalester College's most ambitious effort to promote athletics, health and wellness on campus has been realized in its new athletic and wellness complex, the Leonard Center. The Leonard Center dedication is 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in front of the Leonard Center, 125 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minn., Shaw Field side (facing the campus). The date stone and time capsule will also be installed. more»

September

September 24 -- Macalester’s Fifteenth Annual International Roundtable “Whither Development?  The Struggle for Livelihood in the Time of Globalization” October 2–4, 2008 Macalester College presents its 15th annual International Roundtable titled, “Whither Development?  The Struggle for Livelihood in the Time of Globalization,” Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 2-4, 2008, in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. more»

September 19 --The Macalester New Music Series sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation Pianist/Composer Frederic Rzewski Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. The Macalester New Music Series sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation presents Frederic Rzewski, the worlds leading avant guard pianist/composer. Rzewski will present a concert of his music at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.  more»

September 18 --Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents “The Colored Museum” by George C. Wolfe 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 Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Sept. 27 and Oct. 3-4 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, Sept. 28. “The Colored Museum” is directed by Theater and Dance professor Harry Waters, Jr. For tickets, call (651) 696-6359.  more»