Macalester jumps to a top spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings
Macalester College jumped 15 positions to No. 3 on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country, making the ninth year in a row the college has made the list. Currently, 16 alumni are serving overseas in the Peace Corps, and since the agency was created in 1961, 356 Macalester graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui 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 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Feb. 20-22, and Saturday Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is directed by Ruth Easton Guest Artist Barbra Berlovitz. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359 or go to www.macalester.edu/boxoffice.
Macalester Mourns the Passing of Joan Adams Mondale ’52
Macalester College and the Macalester community mourn the passing of Joan Adams Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale '50, and alumna who graduated from Macalester in 1952.
Macalester College New Music Series Presents Lorelei Ensemble
Dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women’s voices, the Lorelei Ensemble consists of nine professional musicians whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire. They’ll perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014, 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.
Peter Happel Christian Exhibition “Sword of the Sun” in Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery
Peter Happel Christian makes art about the experience of nature, time, and perception at the intersection of photography, sculpture, and performance. His exhibition, “Sword of the Sun,” opens Friday, February 7, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law Warschaw Gallery, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn. The exhibition runs from February 7 - March 14. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm; Thursdays 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.
President Rosenberg one of two appointed to Teagle Foundation Board
The Teagle Foundation has appointed Brian Rosenberg and Elizabeth Boylan to its Board of Directors. They join 14 other directors on a board chaired by Walter C. Teagle, III.
Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Grant to Art and Art History Professor for 2014
The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded a grant to Art and Art History Professor Chris Willcox for 2014.
Three Macalester alums’ video about N.D. oil boom featured on New York Times website
An excerpt of a documentary by three Macalester alumni is being featured on the New York Times website.
Macalester Completes $20.5M Studio Art Phase of JWFAC Expansion and Renovation
Macalester College has completed construction on a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Studio Art building, part of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. Construction began in January 2013 and was completed in January 2014.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to speak at Macalester
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak to the Macalester College community on Sunday, March 2, 2014. His talk is titled, “The Nature of Happiness, Fulfillment, and Embodiment.” Seating for the event will be limited and tickets will not be available to the general public. The event will be free for the campus community but tickets will be required. More information will be shared with the campus community when tickets are available.
Choral Director McGaghie selected as an ACDA ICEP Conducting Fellow
Macalester Music Professor and Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie has been selected for the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is one of seven conductors chosen from a competitive nationwide application pool to spend two weeks in China conducting choirs in that country this summer.
Two Seniors Receive Minnesota High Tech Association STEM scholarships
Two Macalester seniors, Eric Biggers from Verona, Wis., and Nathan Leech of Mound, Minn., have received the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Foundation annual scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who excel in programs geared toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Only 15 students across the state of Minnesota received the award.
Governor Dayton Appoints Mac Professor to Council on MLK Jr. Holiday
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Macalester Professor Duchess Harris to the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Harris’ term is effective immediately and will extend through March 1, 2014. She replaces Cheryl Chatman.
Four Faculty Members Recommended for Tenure
Pending Board of Trustees approval, Macalester has recommended tenure status for four faculty members: Cynthia Kauffeld - Hispanic Studies; Scott Legge – Anthropology; Shilad Sen - Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and Xin Yang - Asian Languages.
Macalester Implements Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Macalester College has installed an electric vehicle charging station on campus, just north of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The Coulumb CT2021 bollard-style model station has two charging ports and is for use by staff, faculty, and members of the community.
Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Stillness in Motion
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Stillness in Motion, the 2013 Fall dance concert, with new works choreographed by students, faculty and guest choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. There will be a post show discussion on Nov. 22. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359 or visit macalester.edu/boxoffice.
Exhibition by Macalester Art Professor
Macalester Art Prof. Gary Erickson will exhibit his work titled “Experiencing China: Jingdezhen Porcelain Spirals,” November 21 – December 18, 2013, at the H. Williams Teaching Gallery, Concordia University, 1301 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, Minn. There will be two public receptions: one, from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday November 21, and the other from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. All events are free and open to the public.
Macalester Geography Professor Wins Book Prize
Eric Carter's book, Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina, published by the University of Alabama Press, has received the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American environmental history, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.