Macalester earns spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings
For the eighth year in a row, Macalester College has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 15 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 18 and remains a solid source of individuals committed to making a difference at home and abroad. Since the agency was created in 1961, 350 Macalester graduates have served as Peace Corps volunteers.
Sociology major wins second place in MSS Paper Competition
The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) has awarded IndiAna Gowland ’13, of Mill Valley, Calif., second place in its 49th Annual Student Paper Competition.
Exhibition: “Ornament and Crime: Parastou Forouhar” in Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery
Iranian-born, internationally known artist, Parastou Forouhar, presented a solo exhibition at Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery. The exhibition, “Ornament and Crime,” opened Fri., Feb. 8 and was curated by Joanna Inglot, chair and associate professor of Macalester’s Art and Art History department.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents Hip Hop Hopes
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Hip Hop Hopes: What’s Going On? 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. There are two performances at 7 and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, February 15, 16, 22, & 23. Single performances are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, and 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. Please make reservations as there is limited seating. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Leland and Kathleen Hansen Establish Geography Research Endowed Fund
Leland and Kathleen Hansen of St. Paul have established a $100,000 research endowed fund at Macalester College. It will be named the Leland and Kathleen Hansen Geography Research Endowed Fund and support student research in urban geography.
MN State Arts Board grants awarded to 10 Macalester people
The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded grants to eight Macalester alumni and two Art and Art History faculty members for 2013.
Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
Macalester College has granted tenure status to the following seven faculty members: Andrew Beveridge, Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science; Sarah Boyer, Biology; John Cannon, Physics & Astronomy; Devavani Chatterjea, Biology; Kristi Curry Rogers, Biology & Geology; Christina Esposito, Linguistics; and Kathryn Splan, Chemistry.
Macalester College presents guitarist Bill Frisell
Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell is the spring 2013 guest for Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation. He’ll perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013, in Mairs Concert Hall, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.
Macalester’s Art Commons on the cover of Architecture MN
Macalester's Arts Commons is on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2013 Architecture Minnesota with the caption: "A college arts commons brims with light and life." Inside, the issue features an interview with President Brian Rosenberg and six pages of the first phase of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center (JWFAC) renovation and expansion.
Former Macalester Trustee W. John Driscoll dead at 83
W. John Driscoll of Sunfish Lake, Minn., died peacefully Saturday, December 22, 2012, at home with his family. A long-time supporter of Macalester College, Driscoll fought Parkinson's for many years. He was 83.
French Meadow Bakery & Café to open in St. Paul near Macalester
French Meadow Bakery & Café is coming to St. Paul. The bakery and café will open at 1662-66 Grand Ave., former home to Coat of Many Colors and Coffee News Cafe. French Meadow on Grand will occupy the entire first floor of the building that is owned by Macalester College. In January the company will begin renovations and is expected to open in May 2013.
Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Face to Face, Dec. 7-8
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Face to Face, the 2012 Fall Dance Concert, with new works by students, faculty, and guest artist Luke Olson-Elm. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, at 7:30 p.m. on December 7, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on December 8. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Geography Professor Receives AAG Media Achievement Award
Macalester Geography Professor William Moseley has received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Media Achievement Award.
Macalester part of three-year collaborative NSF grant promoting undergraduate research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Macalester College and 18 other colleges and universities across the United States a three-year collaborative grant in the amount of $437,883 in support of undergraduate research. The 19 undergraduate-focused institutions are a consortium known as “The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team” (UAT).
Macalester math professor named to American Mathematical Society first class of fellows
Macalester College Mathematics Professor David Bressoud is one of the mathematical scientists from around the world who has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013, the program's initial year. This inaugural class of 1119 Fellows represents over 600 institutions.
Pianist Grant Loehnig and Baritone Marcus DeLoach in recital
The Macalester Music Department presents pianist Grant Loehnig and baritone Marcus DeLoach in recital 3 p.m., Sun., Nov. 18, Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 651-696-6808.
Facebook’s head of consumer marketing elected to Macalester board
Rebecca Van Dyck, Facebook's first head of consumer marketing, has been elected to a three-year term to the Macalester College Board of Trustees.
El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies
The El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies with the theme “Transgressing Boundaries & Black Identities,” presents two talks this year. University of Chicago Prof. Cathy Cohen will present, A Post Election Discussion on Nov. 8, and Duke University Prof. Mark Anthony Neal will present, A Discussion on a New Vision of Black Masculinity on Nov. 9, both at Macalester College.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 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., Friday and Saturday Nov. 9 and 10, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nov. 15–17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Ruth Easton Guest Artist Matt Sciple. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Macalester Alumnus wins 2012 Hugo Award for comic “Digger”
Ursula Vernon, author of the popular children’s book series “Dragonbreath” and a 1998 Macalester Anthropology graduate, has received her first nomination for a Hugo award for her comic “Digger.”
Macalester astrophysicist receives grant to study mysterious galaxies
In the world of astrophysics, the evolution of galaxies remains one of the great, unsolved mysteries. Macalester Professor John Cannon has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for over $295,000 to try to discover how a certain curious type of galaxy changes over time.