Despite having majored in geology, Becky Roberts ’09 never expected to find herself wriggling on her belly through karst caves deep in an Alaskan island. But she did that and much more during her summer as a GeoCorps worker in the Tongass National Forest.
The biennial Asian Festival offered calligraphy, paper cutting, music, martial arts demos, and traditional Asian foods. This year's event was also a fundraiser for earthquake relief and students raised nearly $300.
Founders Day 2011
Founders Day is an annual community-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of our founding.
An annual tradition, Macalester students played a game of Pushball on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Students Go Curling
A group of Macalester students ventured out to the St. Paul Curling Club to learn how to curl on February 13, 2011.
Nutrition and Hunger
Evelyn Balsells '12 studied community health in Egypt. And last summer, worked at Open Arms of Minnesota as part of her fellowship. A common thread in the Middle East and Minneapolis? Nutrition and community health issues. She explains.
The Rock in Review
Painting "the rock" on Macalester's lawn in front of Old Main has been a tradition for many Macalester students. Here, we chronicle some of the changes it underwent during fall semester.
Reading at MIA
Native American poet Allison Hedge Coke gave a joint reading with English Professor Wang Ping's ENGL 150 and ENGL 282 creative writing students in the Native American section of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Students took a break from the upcoming finals week by building gingerbread houses in the campus center.
The new community and global health concentration is fast becoming popular with students. So is taking a term abroad to further explore that subject. Here are the stories of three students who did. more
Christmas Candlelight Service
Every year students gather to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a Candlelight Service in Weyerhaueser Memorial Chapel.
Battle of the Brains
At Macalester, 11 teams of three students from nearby liberal arts schools competed: Macalester, Luther College, Gustavus, St. Olaf, Carleton, and St. John’s University. more
Dinner with David
Geography majors are invited to Professor David Lanegran's home for dinner every fall.more
Professor Karl Wirth, geology, took his class Field Methods in Geology to Thomson, Minnesota, for a field mapping project in early October.
Jonathan Chen in Australia
Jonathen Chen '11 studied Australian foreign policy in Australia. Read the article
Kaitlyn Arctander in Russia
Kaitlyn Arctander spent the summer working at a children's camp in Russia. more
For three weeks in July, Seong Kyul Park ’12—along with 20 other American and Rwandese participants—studied genocide and reconstruction in Kigali, Rwanda, through a summer program offered by the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center (IGSC).
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music on September 9, 2010. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Global Model United Nations
In August, two Macalester students, Anja Crowder '13 and Yiting Wang '12, were invited to attend the Global Model United Nations conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, brings together a select group of students from around the world to learn about global issues by acting in the role of diplomats who must negotiate with other countries to achieve a goal or develop resolutions on a specific issue.
Twins Game Field Trip
Macalester's Program Board organized a student outing to the Twins game on September 20, 2010. Photos by Yaqing Wen '14
First Year Course
Professor Dan Hornbach took students from his first year class Lakes, Streams and Rivers on 3 hour research cruise on Lake Superior on Sept. 18. The boat is run by the University of Wisconsin - Superior. They learned about invasive species, climate change effects on Lakes Superior, and the importance of the Duluth harbor as a "working" harbor.
At the Minnesota State Fair
Shuttle buses ferried students from campus to the fair and back all afternoon on the last day of The Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Eclipsed Is Not To Be Missed
Eclipsed, the award-winning play written by Danai Gurira '01, is being produced by Minneapolis' Frank Theatre. The cast and production includes: Yeukai Mudzi '12, Nisreen Dawan '04, Sha Cage '95, and Heather Bunch '04.
Cultural House Block Party
The Cultural House Block Party served as a kick-off to the programmatic year for the Cultural House. It is an annual event that formally welcomes the Macalester community to the space. At this event, Information about the C-House programs was available along with food, fun, and games.
Allison Jacobel in New Zealand
Returning to New Zealand had been a dream of mine since I first fell in love with the country when I visited with my family in 1997. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to study abroad, the country was an obvious first choice. As a geology major with a minor in environmental studies, I knew New Zealand’s diverse landscapes would provide the perfect setting in which to continue my studies and indulge in my love of backpacking (or tramping as it’s called in NZ).