Students to present research at state capitol
St. Olaf College seniors Kristell Caballero-Saucedo and Stephanie Villarreal will present their research at the Minnesota State Capitol February 19 as part of the Private College Scholars at the Capitol event.
St. Olaf receives prestigious Beckman scholarship grant
A highly selective grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will support St. Olaf students doing undergraduate research in biology and chemistry. "This is a very prestigious, career-enhancing opportunity for our students," says Professor of Chemistry Mary Walczak.
St. Olaf takes No. 2 slot in Peace Corps rankings
With 22 alumni currently serving abroad in the U.S. Peace Corps, St. Olaf ranks second on the organization's annual list of top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities.
Making the most of a month
St. Olaf College students can choose from a variety of ways to spend Interim, a month-long term in which they take only one course. Professors offer classes on everything from Nordic crime fiction to the community applications of psychological theories.
A journal for undergraduate philosophers
Each year St. Olaf students publish The Reed, an undergraduate journal featuring essays on existentialism. The editors solicit submissions from colleges around the country, seeking high-quality papers on anything that falls under this vibrant branch of philosophy.
Artists in wonderland
The college's performance and visual arts departments have teamed up to present The Alice Project, a production based loosely on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that incorporates percussive dance, musical theater, and visual spectacle.
Oles at the inauguration
Just weeks after arriving in Washington, D.C., to begin an off-campus program focused on studying government in action, St. Olaf students Norma Romero '14 and Greta Johnson '14 attended the presidential inauguration.
A young explorer in Argentina
Jon Henn '12, one of nine St. Olaf students named Fulbright fellows last spring, recently received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to help fund his research on forest restoration in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Students in South Africa meet with Desmond Tutu
Students participating in the St. Olaf Interim program in South Africa have met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, toured Robben Island Prison, and attended a national soccer match — all in the first week.
From St. Olaf to the African savannah
Having nurtured his lifelong interest in African lions during a semester spent studying in Tanzania while a student at St. Olaf, Andrew Jacobson '06 is now part of a research team that made international headlines with its recent report on the animal's drastic population decline.
Alumni connection leads to opportunity in Alaska
During her four years at St. Olaf, Erin Fulton '09 heard many a tale about the power of the college's alumni network. Now, having landed her dream job in Alaska thanks to the help of Scott Hed '90, she has her own tale to tell.
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