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Music professor receives McKnight Composition Fellowship
May 9, 2013

Music Prof. Randy Bauer has received a McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. He is one of four recipients. The American Composers Forum made the announcement.

Five Macalester Graduating Seniors and One Alumna Receive Fulbrights
May 8, 2013

Macalester graduating seniors Kelsey Austin-King, Wren Brennan, Sarah Horowitz, Sarah Koehler and Elizabeth Nelson and alumna Julia Hechler have all received Fulbright Awards to work in Columbia, Brazil, China, Sri Lanka, Germany and France.

Q & A with Kirsten Fristad '05
April 30, 2013

Kirsten Fristad '05, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center, visited the department in March to share her knowledge and insights with students. We took a moment to ask her some questions about her career in geology.

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin to speak at Macalester Commencement
March 29, 2013

Lawyer, author and legal expert Jeffrey Toobin, a senior analyst for CNN Worldwide and a staff writer at The New Yorker, will deliver the commencement speech for the 2013 Macalester College graduation ceremony. Abass Noor is the senior class speaker.  Noor, born in Somalia and raised in New Hope, Minn., is a Biology/Biochemistry major and Chemistry minor, with a Community and Global Health concentration.

Photo courtesy of CNN

Environmental Studies Professor Roopali Phadke Wins the Jack and Marty Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award
March 28, 2013

Environmental Studies Professor Roopali Phadke has been awarded the 2013 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.” 

Theatre and Dance Department presents RATIONS: A New Performance about Food and Eating
March 28, 2013

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents RATIONS: A New Performance about Food and Eating, in site-specific locations around the campus and in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on the Mainstage Theatre, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Site specific performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. and move to the Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. on April 12, 13, 18, and 19; site specific performances begin at 1 p.m. and move to the Mainstage at 2 p.m. on April 14. All performances are free. For more information, call 651-696-6359.

Macalester Receives $800,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation for Immersive Learning
March 28, 2013

Macalester College has received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to support immersive learning experiences for both students and faculty as a means of enhancing the power of a liberal arts education. The nearly four-year award will fund this project through the 2016-2017 academic year.

Three Macalester Graduating Seniors receive Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships
March 28, 2013

Macalester graduating seniors Michael Bolling, Christina Getaz and Tsesa Monaghan have all received Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships through the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

NSF Awards Macalester Student and Six Alumni Graduate Research Fellowships
March 28, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded graduate research fellowships to a Macalester student and six Macalester alumni.