Welcome to another edition of the Second Messenger. I am writing this during the last week of interim. With so many students and faculty gone on programs abroad, the building is a little bit quieter than during the rest of the academic year. But behind classroom doors... More
Melissa (Skluzacek) Blandin '97 has been using the information she learned in class at St. Olaf to teach students at Burnsville Senior High School for the last fifteen years. Though learning facts was essential, developing the ability to adapt may have been the most valuable aspect of her liberal arts education. More
Congratulations Alison! Alison Smith '03 made a trip back to the Hill in November to recieve St. Olaf's Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award. Senior biology major Megan McGovern writes about all the amazing places Alison has been and work she has done since graduating 10 years ago. More
Read some stories about recent biology faculty and student activities on campus.
Milky hot tea and sweet snacks? Open air markets? Taking the metro into the city of Chen'nai? Those of you who studied in India as part of the Biology in South India program may remember these or similar experiences. During the 2009-10 academic year Anne Walter and Mike Swift had their chance to fully immerse themselves in South Indian culture as Fullbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturers. More
If you haven't checked out the biology department webpage lately, (or ever!), it is worth a browse. The Department History link is a new addition containing many old photos, some dating back to the early 1900's. You'll find images of faculty, students, old lab spaces, and more. Click here.
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