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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. 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.
My Dream Job
Students at the Sophomore Fiesta told us their dream jobs.
Sophomore Fiesta 2011
The sophomore class celebrated their return to campus with fabulous Mexican cuisine and music. The event was sponsored by Macalester's Career Development Center.
Ice Cream Social
Sophomores were welcomed back with an ice cream social in Kagin Commons.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole, and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils.
First-year students arrived on campus on Friday, September 2, to begin orientation and their new life at Macalester.
Laura Holt spent the entire month in fabulous San Igancio City, in the Cayo District of Belize. She was participating in a field school run by Dr. Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University.
Two Sides of Cape Town
"What struck me most wasn’t really the difference in wealth or race, but the surprising cultural shift in community on the other side." —Will Chilton ’11 more
Women's River Trip 2011
Photo gallery. Ten women from the Macalester alumni community met in front of Weyerhaeuser at the end of July, threw their sleeping bags into cars and ventured to northern Wisconsin for four days of canoeing and camping along the scenic Namekagon River. Together, they revived a tradition from the 1940s, the annual Macalester Women's River Trip.
Science Summer Barbeques
Weekly barbeques are held during the summer months for student researchers and the professors who work with them.
Teaching with Skype
Students discuss recent developments in the Middle East, with an emphasis on historical and geographic connections.
Frog and Flower Count
Minnesota's 2011 BioBlitz was held at Macalester's Ordway station. more
Mac at Twin Cities Pride
Macalester alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends marched in the annual Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26, 2011.
Photos from Macalester College Reunion 2011, June 3-5.
Senior Art Exhibit 2011
Every spring seniors manage their own art show in Macalester's Gallery.
Photos from Commencement 2011
Karen Jackson '11 spent a summer at Macalester's Ordway Field Station researching the dam's role in sedimentation for her senior honors thesis. more
Campus Picnic 2011
The annual spring picnic was held on May 4.
Dog Days Spring 2011
Dog Days Spring 2011
Royal Wedding Telecast
About 65 people gathered in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall for the 5 a.m. telecast of the wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton. Scones, tea and coffee were available.
Students take a break from studying for finals to celebrate at Springfest 2011.
Model UN Team Successful
Macalester's Model United Nations team recently returned from the week long National Model UN conference in New York City. The delegation of 12 Mac students represented Mongolia and brought home a Distinguished Delegation award; the second highest given at the conference. Congratulations, MacMUN!
Sandwiches and Scholarship
The IGCSC hosts Sandwiches and Scholarship luncheons on the second Thursday of each month to highlight student scholarship across campus.
Relay for Life
Relay For Life Raised Almost $23K
Spring has arrived on campus. Macalester students took the opportunity to play and study outside.
Mac Idol 2011
Students performed in their own version of "American Idol." Judges were President Brian Rosenberg, VP for Student Affairs Laurie Hamre and Professor James Laine.
Poetry Slam 2011
Congratulations to the Macalester Poetry Slam team for taking first place at the 2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational at the University of Michigan.
Janet Wallace Construction
Photos from Janet Wallace Expansion and Renovation Project.
Three Amazing Jobs
After travelling the world, Sarah Louise Galbraith ’03 landed a great job at Discovery Networks, home of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC.
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.
Songs of the Earth
The Macalester Concert Choir and Friends, under the direction of Eugene Rogers, presented an evening of Chinese music, poetry and dance.
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.
Campus Center Turns 10
The Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center turns 10 years old this semester. Students celebrated by attending a birthday party for the building on January 28, 2011.
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.
Students share art that they created professor Chris Willcox's course Painting 1.
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.