Macalester has commissioned Ta-Coumba to create a campus inspired mural of global citizenship on the third floor of Markim Hall.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Spring 2012
Photos from Janet Wallace Renovation Project. The building will open in Fall 2012.
Athletic Career Night
At this event, alumni athletes living and working in the Twin Cities area came to speak with current students athletes about their careers and life after Macalester.
Founders Day 2012
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
FaceAIDS Fashion Show
FaceAIDS hosted their second annual benefit fashion show and silent auction for the Malaysia PT Foundation. This is an organization that works with marginalized groups in Malaysia to advocate HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support systems. Students modeled clothing donated from various companies and boutiques, and the clothing (among other gift baskets) was available for purchase during a silent auction.
Immunization, the Amish, and Madagascar make up the disparate worlds of three Mac anthropology majors.
Step Forward "Thank You" event - San Francisco
Macalester College's first regional Step Forward "Thank You" event was held in San Francisco on January 27, 2012. Donors and friends celebrated the successful conclusion of the historic campaign.
With the help of a Macalester Live-It grant, Caroline Karanja ’12 returned to Kenya to build a greenhouse for girls orphaned by AIDS.
The Roommate Games
Res Life and Mac at Nite organized the Roommate Games at Macalester. The event, modeled after the Newlyweds game, tested students on how well they knew their roommates.
Students were invited for a night of curling at Biff Adams Arena in St. Paul. Brooms, ice, and instruction was provided.
Mo'rocking the Suburbs
Tyler Martinson ’12 studied medical care in Morocco while immersing himself in its many cultures and languages.
Springtime in Paris
While studying abroad in the City of Light, Kerry Alexander ’12 learned as much from her job as from her books.
Behind the Scenes of 'President Scrooge'
Behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting of the "President Scrooge: A Macalester Carol" video. In the video, President Brian Rosenberg took time to remember some valuable lessons with help from Karl Egge, David Lanegran '63, Laurie Hamre, Alana Horton '14, and "Emma."
Butterflies and Balloons
Butterflies and balloons, monkeys and Machu Picchu—these are among the startling images captured by Macalester students who studied abroad last spring. Nearly 50 such photos were submitted to the Study Away Photo Contest, sponsored each semester by Campus Programs and the Library. Visitors to a November reception voted on winners in three categories—people, culture, and environment— and those winners are on display in Markim Hall until the next contest comes around.
Kick Out AIDS
Kick Out AIDS was a student-sponsored, benefit kickball tournament for Peace House Africa, a Minnesota-based organization that works to create a sustainable future for AIDS orphans and their communities.
MIO Cultural Show
Student cultural organizations celebrate culture and diversity with an evening of performance and dance.
Día de los Muertos
Student organization Adelante celebrated Día de los Muertos, a latin american holiday to honor loved ones and they pass onto the next world. Traditional celebrations include constructing an alter, which the students recreated here at Macalester.
Model United Nations in South Korea
Political science and German major Tsesa Monaghan ’13 (Mankato, Minn.) took lots of photos at last summer’s Global Model U.N. conclave.
Mac Slams Poetry
This event featured current and prior Macalester students, as well as special guests Rachel Mckibbens and Mindy Netifee.
Family Fest Petting Zoo
During Family Fest in October, a temporary petting zoo was set up on outside of Old Main. It was sponsored by the Program Board.
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 email@example.com.
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.