Class of 2014
The world is looking bright for many of the members of the Class of 2014 as they prepare to cross the dais to grab their diplomas this month.
Build, bike, protest, pray. Whatever your interests, you can join likeminded friends at Macalester.
Complexities of Conflict
A popular political science class has students taking on real-life roles in mock negotiations and war games.
Student project will help improve computer education and job placement skills in Vietnam
Macalester student Ngan "Jasmine" Nguyen has received a grant to undertake a project for peace by providing 60 high-school-age youth in Vinh Phuc Village in rural Vietnam computer education through the establishment of a sustainable “Interactive Learning Center” and basic computer-skills training programs.
Macalester Junior Awarded Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship
Anne Gavin, a junior from Mendota Heights, Minn., has been selected as a Fellow for the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship.
Macalester Senior Receives Watson Grant
Sylvia Thomas '14, of Winona, Minn., has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The fellowship, a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside of the United States, is awarded annually to graduating college/university seniors. This year the Foundation awarded 43 fellowships. Over 700 applications were received by the campus partners and 150 were ultimately nominated. The awardees came from 29 of the 40 colleges on the Watson roster. The fellows come from select private liberal arts colleges and universities.
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.
Publish and Prosper
Mac students work alongside faculty in the lab and in the field—and publish the results.
Macalester’s proximity to the Mayo Clinic and top biomedical companies provides some great opportunities, including the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.
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
Senior sociology majors Laura Levinson (Denver, Colo.) and Mara Aussendorf (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) have been awarded first and third prizes, respectively, in the 51st Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.
Notes from South Africa
Lucy Kane '15 writes about her experience so far on Macalester's study abroad program in South Africa.
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.
Psychology major and volleyball player Kate Hehre ’15 (Minneapolis) spent part of January on a Macalester-sponsored trip to Guatemala.
Networking Silicon Valley
Mac students networked with alumni at San Francisco area tech companies such as Facebook and Google.
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.”
The Elegant C. Elegans
Nicole Miller '14 worked on the regulation of genes through RNAi in Professor Mary Montgomery's lab.
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.
Meaning of Mixed Race
Macalester sponsors conference on the identities and culture of mixed race America.
By exploring literature, film, and folklore, one first-year class found out there’s much more to vampires than Twilight.
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.
Internship at an Embassy
Gabriela Landeros Fernandez '15 explored diplomacy through an internship at the Mexican embassy—in Belgium.
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. His exhibition, “Sword of the Sun,” opens Friday, February 7, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law Warschaw Gallery, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn. The exhibition runs from February 7 - March 14. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm; Thursdays 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.
Revitalizing Historic Sites
A Mac history class drew Natalie Heneghan ’15 (Cedarburg, Wis.) to a HistoriCorps preservation project in Wyoming.