Macalester named Truman Foundation’s 2013 Institution of Honor
Macalester has been named the Truman Foundation's 2013 Institution of Honor. Truman Scholarship Honor Institutions are selected on the basis of active encouragement of outstanding young people to pursue careers in public services, effective promotion of the Truman program on their campus and sustained success in helping their students win Truman Scholarships.
Poet Richard Blanco to Speak at Macalester Opening Convocation September 11
Richard Blanco, inaugural poet for President Barack Obama and author of several acclaimed books, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 4:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 11, in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons. Blanco will also be awarded an honorary degree.
They Found Evidence
It’s 7:30 a.m. and a crew of five students from an anthropology class are headed out with shovels in hand for another day of digging in the dirt at the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Nine Tenure-Track Professors Join Macalester
Eight new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Morgan Adamson (Media & Cultural Studies), Peter Bognanni (English), Julia Chadaga (Russian Studies), Steve Guglielmo (Psychology), Zeynep Gürsel (International Studies), Rebecca (Rivi) Handler-Spitz (Asian Languages and Cultures), Arthur Mitchell (Asian Languages and Cultures) and Marcos Eduardo Ortega (Biology). David Shuman (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science) will join the MSCS faculty in January 2014.
New Music at Macalester presents the ETHEL string quartet performing “GRACE”
Since its founding in 1998, the string quartet ETHEL has been a musical pioneer. They’ll perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Mairs Concert Hall, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn. They are part of Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation.
Cosmochemistry students unravel the mysteries of the solar system from behind a scanning electron microscope in Olin-Rice.
“Emotional Labor” is from a short story in progress by Peter Bognanni ’01, who has been a visiting professor in the English Department for several years.
Guiding a Poet’s Press
Editor Jeffrey Shotts ’96 is the force behind the recent success of Minnesota’s Graywolf Press.
Making It Through The Week
Steve Kotok ’92 is CEO of a successful upstart newsweekly. And he began his journey there selling hummus for Old City Café.
Professor Chris Wells in his new book Car Country untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment.
Mental Health Advocate
Sue Abderholden ’76 advocates for the 1 in 4 Americans diagnosed with a mental illness.
Building giant, colorful puppets. Devising complex performances in groups. Listening and learning from each other. These are all essential parts of Professor Harry Waters’s Community-based Theatres class.
When Mark Thomson studied at Oxford University, he expected hints of Hogwarts. But he never anticipated how much he’d accomplish there.