October, 2011

Theatre and Dance Presents "The Inland Sea"

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents “The Inland Sea” 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. 11 and 12, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nov. 17–19 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. “The Inland Sea” is directed by Theatre and Dance Department chair Beth Cleary. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester College Hosts Speaker on Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety expert Sian Beilock will speak at Macalester College on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Beilock, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago and a former college athlete, is author of the book Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m.

Macalester Grants Tenure Status to Juliette M. Rogers

Macalester College has granted tenure status to Juliette M. Rogers, associate professor in the French and Francophone Studies Department. Rogers holds a BA from Oberlin College and a PhD from Duke University. She came to Macalester from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, where she was an associate professor of French. She joined the Macalester faculty in 2010.

Wesley and Lynn Edens establish endowed professorship in global health

Wesley and Lynn Edens of New York have established a $2 million endowed professorship at Macalester College. It will be named the Edens Professorship in Global Health.

September, 2011

Macalester College Art Exhibit to Feature Richard Barlow

New and recent work by Minneapolis artist Richard Barlow will be included in the exhibit “A Crow’s Nest,” which opens at Macalester College at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in the Art Gallery, 1665 Princeton Ave., St. Paul. The exhibit will run through Nov. 6.

18th Annual International Roundtable "Children of the World: The Dialectic of Promise and Vulnerability"

Macalester College presents its 18th annual International Roundtable with the theme, “Children of the World: The Dialectic of Promise and Vulnerability,” Thu. - Sat., Oct. 13 - 15, 2011, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. The Roundtable is free and open to the public.

Macalester co-hosts national Imagining America conference Sept. 22-24

Macalester College is co-hosting the 11th annual Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA), national conference Sept. 22-24 in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The conference will have more than 400 attendees including faculty, administrators, and students from IA colleges and universities across the country, as well as leaders of local and national arts and cultural organizations.

Leonards establish endowed professorship in math and science

Mark G. Leonard ’65 and Candace Hewitt Leonard ’67 of Los Altos, Calif., have established a $2 million endowed professorship at Macalester College. It will be named the Mark G. Leonard and Candace Hewitt Leonard Endowed Professorship in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences.

Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in Economics

Mario Solis-Garcia has joined the Macalester College Economics Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in Hispanic and Latin American Studies

Jesús Ernesto Ortiz-Diaz has joined the Macalester College Hispanic and Latin American Studies Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in History

Karin Vélez has joined the Macalester College History Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in Music

Victoria Malawey has joined the Macalester College Music Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Four Tenure-Track Professors join Macalester

Four new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Victoria Malawey (Music), Jesús Ernesto Ortiz-Diaz (Hispanic and Latin American Studies), Mario Solis-Garcia (Economics) and Karin Vélez (History).

Warch named Macalester Communications Director

David Warch has been named Director of Communications at the college, following two years as client services director for the Communications and Public Relations Department. He had served as interim director since April.

Macalester College Presents Theo Bleckmann

Grammy-nominated jazz singer and composer Theo Bleckmann performed for Macalester students, staff, and friends.

Macalester alumnus named Acting Director of ATF

Macalester alumnus and Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Jones graduated from Macalester in 1979.

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Julia Smith Receives Fulbright Award to Mexico

Julia Smith '11 was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Mexico. She will investigate the relative effectiveness of two different methods of ending poverty—microfinance and capital conversion. more

Ruth Conkling Receives Fulbright Award to Germany

She will investigate contemporary German literature and how Germans are reacting to their recent past.

Jamila Humphrie Receives Fulbright Award to Brazil

Jamila Humphrie, of Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. Humphrie will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.

Lois Quam to Speak at Macalester Commencement

Lois Quam ‘83, executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), is Macalester College’s 2011 commencement speaker. The title of her talk is “Entering the World.” Commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the college. Macalester will be streaming commencement at macalester.edu/commencement/ Check back for updates.

Macalester Sociology Students Awarded Top Two Places in National Competition

Senior sociology majors Emily Christie of Indianapolis, Ind., and Evelyn Daugherty of Ann Arbor, Mich., have been selected as the first and second place winners, respectively, for the 2011 Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition. Alpha Kappa Delta, the honors society for sociology, sponsors the annual undergraduate paper competition which receives entries from across the country.

Macalester College Presents Dance Concert "Resist This"

Choreographed and performed exclusively by students, the Macalester Spring Dance Concert showcases 10 new dance works. Performances are in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Record-breaking number of students apply to Macalester

6,109 students applied to be part of Macalester's Class of 2015, nearly 1,800 more than last year, setting a new record for the college. Of these applicants, 31.7 percent were admitted, a decrease from 42.5 percent last year.

Sociology Student Wins Recognition From Law and Society Association

Senior sociology major Emily Christie, of Indianapolis, Ind. has been selected for Honorable Mention by the Law and Society Association in the Association’s 2011 Undergraduate Student Prize Competition for her paper “Declaraciones de Deseo y Declaraciones de Realidad: State-Indigenous Relations and Intercultural-Bilingual Education in Peru and Guatemala.”

Two Macalester Students Finalists at National Competition

Rosie Glenn-Finer ’13, of San Francisco, Calif., and Rachel Lochner ’13 of Eagan, Minn., were selected as one of five finalist teams at the 2011 Debating for Democracy National Conference in New York City sponsored by Project Pericles. Debating for Democracy is a program in which students research, develop, and advocate public policy positions.

Two Macalester Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Madeline Marshall '12, a junior from Hayward, Wis., and Colin Jarvis ‘13, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minn., have received Goldwater Scholarships which are awarded to students with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

New American Citizens: Opportunities and Obligations for Somalis Fifth Annual Civic Forum

What does “New American Citizens: Opportunities and Obligations for Somalis” mean? Faculty and students will answer that question during the fifth annual Civic Forum at Macalester College from 6:30 to 9:40 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

March, 2011

Davis Projects for Peace - Student project aims to expand women's enterprise in Niger

A Macalester student from Niger has received a $10,000 grant to return this summer to her childhood home to help women there expand their peanut-processing business, allowing them to better provide for and educate their children.

Macalester College Presents "12 Ophelias: a play with broken songs"

The contemporary play “12 Ophelias: a play with broken songs,” by Caridad Svich, will be performed April 8 - 10 and 14 - 16 by Macalester College’s Theatre and Dance Department in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for seniors, and $2 for students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., April 8 - 9 and 2 p.m. Sun., April 10 and at 7:30 p.m., Thu. – Sat., April 14 - 16. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Two Seniors Receive Watson Dream Grants

Morgan Sleeper '11, a Linguistics major, said getting the Watson was exciting. “It's an incredible opportunity to be able to travel wherever your passions take you.” more

Macalester Chaplain named President of Association of College and University Religious Affairs

Lucy Forster-Smith, Chaplain and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College, has been named President of Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA), a national organization of religious professionals serving institutions of higher learning. She is an ordained Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) minister and has been at Macalester since 1994

Macalester recognized for campus internationalization efforts

Macalester College has received the 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The award, from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, recognizes campuses across the United States for its internationalization efforts.

Professor Hornbach Wins Thomas Jefferson Award

Dan Hornbach, the DeWitt Wallace Professor in Biology, has been awarded the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Award. The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members who exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Hornbach was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.

Macalester grants tenure to two faculty members

Macalester College has granted tenure status to Jamie Monson, professor in the History Department, and Roopali Phadke, associate professor of Environmental Studies Policy & Politics in the Environmental Studies Department.

Pushball at Macalester - a tradition - Founders Day

Pushball at noon, Friday, March 4, Macalester College, Old Main Lawn

February, 2011