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July

July 18 -- Hemisphere Companies Executive Named to Macalester’s Board Peter Ahn, Co-Founder & Partner, Hemisphere Companies, Minneapolis, Minn., has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve four, three-year consecutive terms. more»

July 18 -- INROADS Executive Named to Macalester’s Board Melvin E. Collins, Strategic Account Manager, INROADS, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve two, three-year consecutive terms.  more»

July 18 -- Fidelity Investments Executive Named to Macalester’s Board Patricia R. Hurley, Senior VP/Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments in Boston, Mass., has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve four, three-year consecutive terms.  more»

Michael E. Sneed Named to Macalester’s Board Michael E. Sneed, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for Vision Care, Inc., has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve four, three-year consecutive terms.  more»

Nordic Venture Partners Executive Named to Macalester’s Board Per von Zelowitz, Investment Director, Nordic Venture Partners, Stockholm, Sweden, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve two, three-year consecutive terms.  more»

June

June 21 -- Edina, Minn., Native Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Germany Ann Mary Berge of Edina, Minn., has been awarded a Pädagogischer Austauschdienst Teaching Assistantship to Germany.  Berge, who majored in German Studies and minored in Environmental Studies, graduated at Macalester College’s 118th Commencement on May 12, 2007.  She is the daughter of Jeff and Joan Berge of Edina, Minn. She graduated from Edina High School in Edina, Minn.  more»

June 7 -- Macalester Professor Named President of MAA David M. Bressoud, DeWitt Wallace Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, has been elected president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He will become president-elect next year and assume his post as president in 2009 for a two-year term. more»

June 6 -- National Working Class Studies Association Conference at Macalester June 14-17, 2007 Class Matters: Working Class Culture and Counter-Culture“Class Matters: Working Class Culture and Counter-Culture,” is the title of the 12th national conference of the Working Class Studies Association (WCSA) conference, Thursday – Sunday, June 14-17, at Macalester College.  Macalester History Professor Peter Rachleff is the association’s president. more»

May

June 6 -- National Working Class Studies Association Conference at Macalester June 14-17, 2007 Class Matters: Working Class Culture and Counter-Culture“Class Matters: Working Class Culture and Counter-Culture,” is the title of the 12th national conference of the Working Class Studies Association (WCSA) conference, Thursday – Sunday, June 14-17, at Macalester College.  Macalester History Professor Peter Rachleff is the association’s president. more»

May

May 19 -- Macalester Professor Named American Council on Education Fellow The American Council on Education (ACE) has selected 39 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2007-08 ACE Fellows Program, including Macalester Professor Sonita Sarker, of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the English Department.  Three fellows are sponsored by the F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust Leadership Program and one partially supported by Lumina Foundation for Education. more»

May 1 -- Macalester College Establishes Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished LectureshipThe American Studies Department at Macalester College announces the establishment of the Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies. more»

April

April 25 -- Children’s Defense Fund Founder and President Marian Wright Edelman is Macalester Commencement Speaker The keynote speaker for Macalester's 118th Commencement on Saturday,  May 12, will be Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn outside Old Main.  more»

April 13 -- Macalester College Theater and Dance Department Presents
The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer April 20-22 and 26-28
Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents the The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Carson Kreitzer, directed by Beth Cleary.  The play opens Fri., April 20 on the Main Stage Theater of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., in St. Paul, Minn.  Performances are Fri.-Sat., April 20-22 and Thurs.-Sat., April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sun., April 22 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 seniors and groups.  Call (651) 696-6359 for ticket information.  more»

April 10 -- Student and Faculty Compositions Premiere at Macalester Four College Choirs Annual Spring Concert Saturday, April 14, 2007 New works by Macalester Professor Carleton Macy and junior Amy Coddington will be premiered at the Four College Choirs Annual Spring Concert, 8 p.m., Sat., April 14, 2007, in the Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn.  The concert is free and open to the public.  more»

April 9 -- WPI Cancels 2007 International Journalism Program and Lays off Staff The World Press Institute (WPI) has cancelled its 2007 international journalism training program and laid off its staff effective April 27, 2007, because of a loss of funding, it was announced.  more»

March

March 30 -- St. Louis Park Student Wins 2007 MN State Geographic Bee Andrew Ford, an eighth-grade student from St. Louis Park Jr. High School in St. Louis Park, Minn., won first place in the 2007 Minnesota finals of the National Geographic Bee held today at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.  Ford received a $100 cash prize and a globe.  His teacher, Susan Blankenship, received a world atlas.  more»

March 30 -- Minn. Premiere of Documentary about Post-9/11 Hate Crimes at Macalester – April 3 Macalester College will host the Minnesota premiere of Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath, the first feature-length documentary film to analyze the aftermath of 9/11 on South Asian and Arab Americans, at 7:30 p.m., April 3, in the Campus Center’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall.  more»

March 28 -- Macalester Student wins 2007 Award from Law & Society Association Rebecca Sheff, a sophomore from Lexington, Mass., won the 2007 Undergraduate Paper Award from the Law & Society Association for her paper titled  “Strategic Choices in Diverse Contexts: The Maasai Indigenous Rights Movement.”  Sheff wrote the paper in her Macalester Sociology class, “Indigenous Peoples’ Movements in Global Context,” taught by Professor Erik Larson.  more»

March 26 -- Macalester Hosts 2007 MN State Geographic Bee Friday, March 30th
100 Fourth – Eighth Graders Vie to go to Nationals in May The Minnesota State Geographic Bee Finals will once again be hosted by the Geography Department at Macalester College at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 30, in the Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. more»

March 29-31 - -Meditations on Global Citizenship
Macalester Civic Forum - March 29-31
The Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College presents the inaugural Macalester Civic Forum, titled, “Meditations on Global Citizenship,” Thursday – Saturday, March 29-31, 2007, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. The forum is free and open to the public.   more»

March 5 -- Banerjee to Speak on Ginsberg & the American Arctic Subhankar Banerjee, photographer and author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, will present "Ginsberg & The American Arctic" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Macalester College, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn.  more»

February

February 20 --The Macalester College Art Gallery Presents - Behind the Gate: China in Flux after the Flood of the Three Gorges Dam An exhibition featuring photos taken by Macalester College Associate Professor Wang Ping, in addition to related texts and a video installation, will be held at the Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Gallery, Friday, March 2 through March 27, 2007.  Entitled Behind the Gate: China in Flux after the Flood of the Three Gorges Dam, the subject matter covers Wang’s recent journeys to the Three Gorges Dam area and along the Yangtze River. more»

February 19--Eighth Annual American Studies Conference “Visualizing Race: Three Episodes”Robin D.G. Kelley, University of Southern California professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity, has written several books and more than 100 essays, editorials and book reviews which have appeared in The Nation, Village Voice, The New York Times and Newsday. Kelley will be at Macalester College to give the keynote address for the Eighth Annual American Studies Conference Visualizing Race: Three Episodes” at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Macalester College, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall. more»

February 12--Macalester College Theater and Dance Department Presents An Experiment with an Air Pump Feb. 16-18 and 22-24Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents the drama An Experiment with an Air Pump, by British playwright Shelagh Stephenson, directed by visiting instructor, Cheryl Moore Brinkley. The play opens Fri., Feb. 16 on the Main Stage Theater of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., in St. Paul, Minn. Performances are Fri.-Sat., Feb. 16-17 and Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sun., Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 seniors and groups. Call (651) 696-6359 for ticket information. more»

February 7--PHOTO OP 200 Kids Celebrate Geography at Annual Minnesota State Geographers' Fair Saturday, Feb. 10 - Science Museum of MinnesotaApproximately 200 Minnesota grade school and middle school children will demonstrate their knowledge of world geography at the 2007 Minnesota State Geographers' Fair, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, Minn. more»

February 1--“Rolling Footage”- Dance Film Festival at Macalester The Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents the first dance film screening at Macalester. “Rolling Footage”features work where all facets of dance are illuminated through the lens of the camera. The festival is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, in the Ruth Stricker Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall. Each evening features a different program. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling the Theater Box Office at (651) 696-6359.  more»

January

January 12--African Music Ensemble Concerts
Tuesday, Jan. 16 –Thursday, Jan.18
Macalester College's African Music Ensemble will perform two one-hour performances to introduce schoolchildren to African music, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Thursday, Jan. 18, at Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn.  more

December

December 11--Law School Dean Named to Macalester’s Board R. Lawrence Dessem, dean and professor of law at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve four, three-year consecutive terms. The University of Missouri-Columbia is the first state university west of the Mississippi, and the university’s Law School was established in 1872. more»

December 11--Senior Vice President of Aon Consulting Named to Macalester’s Board Lee Nystrom, Aon Consulting senior vice president with its Executive Benefits practice, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve four, three-year consecutive terms. Aon Corporation is a leading provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting and specialty insurance underwriting. There are 47,000 employees working in Aon’s 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Based in Aon’s Minneapolis office, Nystrom focuses his efforts there and on major U.S. business centers including, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Tampa. more»

December 11--President and CEO of RBC Dain Rauscher Named to Macalester’s Board John G. Taft, president and chief executive officer of RBC Dain Rauscher, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., to serve four, three-year consecutive terms. RBC Dain Rauscher Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RY: TSX, NYSE), is one of the nation's largest full-service securities firms with more than 1,800 financial consultants and 5,000 employees. more»

November

November 16--Four College Choirs to Perform in the Annual Macalester Music Department Choirs’ Concert Saturday, Dec. 2 Robert Peterson, Director of Choral Activities, will be conducting works by Verdi, Monteverdi, Byrd and others at the annual choirs’ concert, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minn.  Marjorie Merryman, Drake Professor and Music Department Chair, will direct the Women’s Chorus. The concert is free and open to the public. more»

November 5--New Director Named at World Press Institute of Macalester College Douglas McGill, who has been a New York Times reporter, a foreign correspondent, a university lecturer, an author and an Internet innovator during a 30-year journalism career, has been named Executive Director of the World Press Institute effective Jan. 1, 2007.

McGill, 51, will succeed John Ullmann, who is retiring after seven years at the helm of WPI, a private, non-profit international journalism education program based at Macalester College in St. Paul. more»

October

October 31--Macalester College Theater and Dance Department Presents Saturday, Sunday, Monday - November 16-19, 2006 Eldredge to direct last play Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents Saturday, Sunday, Monday, by Italian playwright, filmmaker and actor Eduardo de Filippo, opening Thursday, Nov. 16 on the Main Stage Theater of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Performances for the show, which only runs one weekend, are Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m.  This will be the last play Professor Sears Eldredge will direct as a member of the Macalester faculty. Tickets $7 general admission; $5 senior and groups. Call 651-696-6359 for ticket information. more»

October 16--New Music Series at Macalester Celebrating Contemporary Music and Jazz First event featuring Yehudi Wyner – Composer Yehudi Wyner, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in music, will help inaugurate “New Music at Macalester,” a ongoing series celebrating important, new contemporary music and jazz, 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, on the Macalester campus. more»

October 9--Macalester’s Thirteenth Annual International Roundtable “The United Nations Organization: What Future?” October 12-14, 2006 – Macalester College presents its 13th annual International Roundtable titled, “The United Nations Organization (UNO): What Future?” Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 12– 14 in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand  Ave., St. Paul, Minn. more»

October 3--Ceremonial Groundbreaking for New Macalester Athletic and Recreation Center – The public is invited to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Macalester College Athletic and Recreation Center, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, on the west side of the Leonard Natatorium on Snelling Avenue, which is where the new gym will be located. more»

August

August 30--Macalester ranks 24th in 2007 U.S. News & World Report--Mac also named by the New York Times, Newsweek/Kaplan, the Princeton Review and the Advocate College Guide – Macalester College is ranked 24th, up one from last year, among the 215 national liberal arts colleges in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released last week. Macalester is tied with Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. more»

Macalester Selected Among 100 Best Campuses for LGBT Students
St. Paul, Minn. – Macalester College was recognized as one of the 100 Best Campuses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students by the Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. more»