September, 2014

August, 2014

July, 2014

June, 2014

May, 2014

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.

Pres. Brian Rosenberg to be honored with World Savvy’s Distinguished Global Educator Award, May 29

Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been selected to receive the World Savvy Distinguished Global Educator Award. This award is presented each year in recognition and celebration of individuals who have made a significant contribution to global learning for students and teachers in their career, as a practitioner, leader or policy maker.

Macalester Professor Emeritus’ Book Launch and Celebration May 9

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library, in cooperation with the Theatre and Dance Department, will celebrate Professor Emeritus Sears Eldredge’s book, Captive Audiences/Captive Performers, Music and Theatre as Strategies for Survival on the Thailand-Burma Railway 1942-1945, at 4:45 p.m., Fri., May 9, in the library’s Harmon Room.

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.”

April, 2014

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.

Macalester Student Receives U.S. State Dept. CLS to study critical need language

Abigail Stowe-Thurston ’16, of Northampton, Mass., has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages this summer. She will study Azerbaijani.

Five Macalester Graduating Seniors Receive Fulbrights

Five Macalester Seniors received Fulbrights.

Macalester Senior receives Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

What Political Science major Leila Malow '14 learned as a 2013 Chuck Green Fellow led the senior to DC this summer to gain skills and experience in social justice, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, and anti-racism work.

Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Fleet/ing the 2014 Spring Dance Concert, with new works choreographed and performed by students with faculty guidance. Performances are at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., on Fri., April 25 at 7 p.m. and Sun., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester Board approves naming new Studio Art Building after alumna Joan Mondale

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved naming the new Studio Art building on campus after alumna Joan Mondale. The building will be officially called the “Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art.” Mondale graduated from Macalester in 1952. The trustees approved the naming last month.

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.

Professor Lin Aanonsen Wins Thomas Jefferson Award

Professor Lin Aanonsen Wins Thomas Jefferson Award

Rosenberg letter to vendor requests they become signatory to Bangladeshi Accord

Rosenberg letter to vendor requests they become signatory to Bangladeshi Accord

Macalester student selected as a 2014 Frank Karel Fellow

Eura Chang ’15 will intern this summer in Washington, D.C.

Student project will help improve computer education and job placement skills in Vietnam

Ngan "Jasmine" Nguyen '17 will help improve computer education and job placement skills in Vietnam.

March, 2014

Macalester Junior Awarded Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

Gavin's Chuck Green Fellowship work was prominent in the application essay and recommendation letter leading to this award.

Macalester Senior Receives Watson Grant

A year later, Sylvia's Chuck Green project experience would help her win a Watson Fellowship focused on community radio in Bolivia, Bangladesh, and Tanzania.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents “In the Blood” April 10-12

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents In the Blood, by Suzan-Lori Parks, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thu. – Sat., April 10 - 12, and Sat., April 12 at 2 p.m. In the Blood is directed by Harry Waters Jr., associate professor in the Theatre and Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359. Seating is limited.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Macalester March 2, 2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks at Macalester March 2, 2014

Senior Renee Jordan Is NCAA Division III Diving Champion

Macalester Senior Renee Jordan placed first in the 1-meter diving competition at the NCAA Division III women’s swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 20.

French Meadow Bakery & Café opens in St. Paul near Macalester

French Meadow Bakery & Café has opened on Grand Ave. in St. Paul. The bakery and café reside at 1662 Grand Ave., former home to Coat of Many Colors and Coffee News Café.

Carleton College Mourns the Loss of Three Students

February, 2014

Music by Carleton Macy Concert March 2 - A gift to the Macalester and Twin Cities communities from the Macys

The Music by Carleton Macy Concert will feature six premieres, two of which have been composed especially for this concert. Laura Nichols, mezzo, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin, and Christine Dahl, piano, will premiere “Road Songs” with texts by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. “November,” a single-movement work which is the ninth and last in the composer’s series of “Prairie Trios” will be premiered by Mary Horozaniecki, Pat O’Keefe, clarinet, and John Jensen, piano

Sociology Majors Awarded Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions

Seniors Laura Levinson and Mara Aussendorf awarded first and third prizes, respectively, in the Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.

Macalester holds second Macathon Feb. 28-March 1

Macalester is holding its second Macathon, a mash-up of a computer hackathon and a business start-up competition 4:00 p.m., Fri., Feb. 28, ending at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 1.

15th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester

This year’s conference with the theme, “Mixed Race America: Identities and Culture” features two keynote speakers: Laura Kina, a visual artist, curator and Vincent de Paul Associate Profes¬sor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University, will talk about “Mixed Race Asian American Art: On Becoming and Unbecoming a ‘Happy Hapa,’” and Ralina L. Joseph, associ¬ate professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication and in the Departments of American Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, will talk about “Does ‘Mixed’ Mean Post-Race? - An Examination of 21st Century Media Representations of African American Multiraciality.”

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.

January, 2014

Filling the Big Office

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

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.

December, 2013