Every Fall the Hispanic and Latin American Studies department welcomes their campus family back with an ice cream sundae extravaganza. Student and faculty catch up on what they've done over the summer, reignite friendships, and meet new people, all while enjoying beautiful weather and creamy dairy goodness.
Welcome to Our City 2011
Macalester alumni in eight U.S. cities, plus London and Beijing, got together for Macalester's second annual Welcome to Our City events. To host a WTOC event next year, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Renovation – Fall 2011
After tremendous progress this summer, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion’s first phase officially reached the halfway point this month.
Into the Streets
Into the Streets is the service-learning portion of orientation, in which all incoming freshman students participate in half-day service projects with community organizations. Into the Streets emphasizes the college’s commitment to service in a way that is accessible and relevant to students’ first experiences at Macalester, introducing them not only to various organizations and neighborhoods within the Twin Cities, but building a foundation for continued civic engagement and volunteerism.
On Saturday 17 September 2011, the MSCS department hosted the the third annual C*SM*S Scavenger Hunt. Students solved a series of eight puzzles whose answers led students to the hidden location of the next puzzle on the Macalester campus.
Summer of Service
Whether they were teaching art in St. Paul, tending to tomato plants in Utah, or interviewing migrants in Morocco, Macalester’s Bonner Scholars were busy this summer in the name of social change.
Residential Life staff hosted a courtyard party for dorm residents, complete with pizza, smores, hot chocolate and the DJ club.
Kagin Ice Cream Social
Kagin Commons held its annual Ice Cream Social & Open House. Community members learned more about what happens in the Kagin bulilding. Staff, tutors, counselors, and fellow students from the MAX Center, Multicultural Life, Internship Programs, Sustainability, and Career Development Center, were there to greet and serve ice cream until it ran out.
Nice Ride Dedication
Mac just keeps getting greener. The latest fuel-saving innovation added a station for the Twin Cities public bike-sharing program Nice Ride. The program started last year in Minneapolis, where it enjoyed great success. The station was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in mid-September 2011.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale ’50 and A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor spoke at Macalester's opening convocation. Their talk, “A conversation about life and politics,” featured remarks from Keillor and Mondale about the state of the nation followed by a Q & A session moderated by President Rosenberg.
Following the academic year's opening Convocation with Walter Mondale and Garrison Keillor as guest speakers, Macalester held an all-campus picnic.
Students interested in joining one of Macalester's student-run groups were able to talk to members during Taste of Service, an annual event that encourages students to get involved.
Sophomore Fiesta 2011
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole,and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Laura Holt spent the entire month in fabulous San Igancio City, in the Cayo District of Belize. She was participating in a field school run by Dr. Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University.
Two Sides of Cape Town
When Will Chilton ’11 studied abroad in South Africa, he was prepared for the contrast in wealth, but another cultural difference caught him by surprise.
Women’s River Trip 2011
Photo gallery. Ten women from the Macalester alumni community met in front of Weyerhaeuser at the end of July, threw their sleeping bags into cars and ventured to northern Wisconsin for four days of canoeing and camping along the scenic Namekagon River. Together, they revived a tradition from the 1940s, the annual Macalester Women's River Trip.