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Macalester Completes $33.8M first phase of Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Expansion and Renovation
September 18, 2012

Macalester College has completed the first phase of a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, ushering in a new era for the arts at Macalester.  Construction began in January 2011 and was completed in July 2012.

Harriet Bart Exhibition “Between Echo and Silence” first in Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery
September 13, 2012

Harriet Bart, a well-established conceptual artist who works in a wide-range of media, will present the first solo exhibition at Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery in the newly renovated and expanded Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.  The exhibition, “Between Echo and Silence,” opens Sun., Oct. 7 and is curated by Joanna Inglot, chair and associate professor of Macalester’s Art and Art History department.

Macalester moves merchandise and textbooks to renovated space
September 12, 2012

Macalester is combining its college store and textbook operations and moving them to the newly renovated street level space in the Lampert Building, located at 32 Snelling Ave., So., St. Paul, Minn. 

Campus-wide reflection Sept. 10 at noon to honor Cleo Thiberge
September 9, 2012

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) has planned a campus-wide reflection and moment of silence for Cleo Thiberge Monday, Sept. 10 at noon on Bateman Plaza.

Professor Receives Fulbright to Lecture in China
August 31, 2012

Macalester Media and Cultural Studies professor Clay Steinman has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Southwest University in Beibei, Chongqing, China during the 2012-2013 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Math Professor to Speak at Prestigious Science Symposium
August 31, 2012

Macalester Mathematics Prof. Chad Higdon-Topaz has been asked to speak at the 15th Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium next month.  The symposium, co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, is the Academy’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists.

Five Tenure-Track Professors Join Macalester
August 29, 2012

Five new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Eric D. Carter (Geography, holder of the Edens Professorship in Global Health), Lesley Lavery (Political Science), Mark Mandarano (Music, Director of Instrumental Activities), Michael McGaghie (Music) and Kari Shepherdson-Scott (Art and Art History).

Undergrad Actors - Two Macalester juniors star in a Minnesota Fringe Festival production
July 26, 2012

Each August the Minnesota Fringe Festival brings almost 200 shows—drama, comedy, music, and dance—to over a dozen Twin Cities venues.

This summer Macalester juniors Rob Gelberg (North Caldwell, N.J.) and Alana Horton (Northampton, Mass.) will co-star in one of those Fringe Festival dramas, a two-person play written by Gelberg called To and From on the Earth. Their production will be staged at the HUGE Improv Theater, 3037 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, from Aug. 2 through 11. For more information, see

Macalester permanently protects open space along the Mississippi River
July 12, 2012

In partnership with Dakota County, the city of Inver Grove Heights and the Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR), Macalester College has permanently protected 150 acres of the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area (Ordway Field Station) along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights.