Macalester New Music Series Presents “INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song” with Soprano Patrice Michaels
Macalester Provost named President at Whitman College
Kathleen M. Murray, who has been Macalester's Provost since July 2008, has been named the 14th President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
Macalester professor and undergraduate helped collect important new Cretaceous mammal skull in Madagascar
Geology Professor Ray Rogers and alumna Madeline Marshall ‘12, a current University of Chicago graduate student studying paleontology, were part of a small team exploring 68 million-year-old rocks in northwestern Madagascar in 2010.
The Theatre and Dance Department presents Timepieces, the 2014 Fall Dance Concert
The 2014 Fall Dance Concert features new choreographic works by students, faculty, and guest artist Karen Charles.
Macalester awarded Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp.
The Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has awarded Macalester College a Career Ready Internship grant for the 2014-2015 academic year in the amount of $60,022. The corporation awarded a total of $5.2 million in new grants to Macalester and 39 other colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin allowing students with financial need to reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of paid internships.
Author Daniel Gilbert to Speak at Opening Convocation Sept. 4
Author Daniel Gilbert, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness and professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 11:30 a.m., Thu., Sept. 4, in the Alumni Gymnasium in the Leonard Center. The topic of his talk is “Stumbling on Happiness.”
Macalester Names Rev. Kelly J. Stone Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life
Rev. Kelly J. Stone has been named Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College and will begin her new duties at the end of this month. Stone will oversee the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, which includes student religious groups, programs and events, and Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.
Macalester President receives $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from the Mellon Foundation
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been awarded a $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support initiatives arising from the college’s strategic planning process. The grant, which is made by invitation only, will start in September 2014 and end in August 2017.
Macalester Names Gary D. Martin Chief Investment Officer
Gary D. Martin will become Macalester's Chief Investment Officer, effective July 14. As CIO, Martin will oversee the college’s $746 million endowment, which ranks 18th among U.S. liberal arts colleges. The endowment supports financial aid for students, and academic and co-curricular programs, among other college priorities.
Professor’s book wins “Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights” Award
English Professor James Dawes’ book Evil Men recently won the "Importance in Increasing the Awareness of Human Rights" award at the International Human Rights Book Awards in Vienna, Austria.
Eight honored at Macalester Reunion
What do a writer, the former president of the National Council of Black American Affairs, a Princeton Economics and Public Affairs professor, a math teacher/athletic director/assistant principal and coach, a Macalester Geography professor, a practicing artist and professor, the owner of Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing and the executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women have in common? They are all Macalester alumni who were honored in June during reunion weekend.
German and Russian Studies Professor Kiarina Kordela Wins Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor of German in the Department of German and Russian Studies and Director of the Critical Theory Program Kiarina Kordela has been awarded the 2014 Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award that recognizes “a faculty member who has been identified by colleagues and students as exemplifying the teaching goals of Macalester College.”
Sherman Fairchild Foundation awards Macalester $487K for scientific equipment
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Macalester College a four-year, $487K grant for scientific equipment to enhance the college’s imaging resources. The equipment will be used in courses and research opportunities across multiple departments.
Five Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights
Macalester graduating seniors, Jon Dahl, Rebecca Galey, and Charles Nesler have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to work in Germany, and Anne Huber has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to work in Brazil. Sarah Rasmussen received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Nepal.
Partners in Health’s Paul Farmer to speak at Macalester Commencement
Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer will deliver the commencement address at the 2014 Macalester College graduation ceremony. Lucy Andrews, of Plymouth, Minn., is the senior class speaker. Andrews is a Geology major and captain of the Women's Track and Field Team.
Sociology student awarded a top place in national competition
Macalester senior Mara Aussendorf of Bainbridge Island, Wash., has won third place in the 2014 national Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition with her paper titled “The Birdhouse and the Bee Hive: Parents’ Navigation of Successful Sexual Socialization.” Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition that receives entries from across the country. This award marks the fourth consecutive year that Macalester sociology majors have earned the top prizes from Alpha Kappa Delta.