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Star Tribune highlights St. Olaf 'ROI' page
MAY 31, 2012

"Go to St. Olaf College's website and you'll see what the 2011 graduates are up to," writes the Star Tribune's Jenna Ross about the college's new Return on Investment page that includes employment information about last year's graduates. "Not just that one star who snagged the job at General Mills or the three now studying at Yale University. Most of them."



Students present to Society for Freshwater Science
MAY 30, 2012

Three St. Olaf College biology majors recently made presentations at the 60th annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science in Louisville.



New research course takes students to Greece
MAY 29, 2012

This summer Associate Professor of History Tim Howe and four students will travel through Greece, presenting papers at the International Conference on History and doing field work in museums as part of a new course focused on research methods in the humanities.



Commencement to be streamed live from Manitou Field
MAY 27, 2012

Commencement Weekend will conclude with commencement exercises for the Class of 2012 held May 27 on Manitou Field at 2 p.m. The event will be streamed live and archived online.



Engaging with the community
MAY 24, 2012

Students in Eric Fure-Slocum's American Conversations course spent the year learning about engaged citizenship by interviewing community leaders — and then they teamed up with Meg Ojala's photography class to create multimedia essays inspired by a New York Times project. The local League of Women Voters will use the finished products to promote voting and civic engagement.



St. Olaf receives $1 million science education grant
MAY 24, 2012

St. Olaf College will use a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase resources and support for students interested in teaching science.



St. Olaf team earns ASIANetwork grant
MAY 23, 2012

St. Olaf College Associate Professor of Economics Xun Pomponio and four students will use a $25,000 ASIANetwork grant to travel to China this summer to study water sustainability issues.



Live from the Hill, it's ... lunchtime!
MAY 21, 2012

The final Lunchtime Live of the academic year will kick off this Thursday at noon, which means it's your last chance to ask President David R. Anderson '74 that burning question you have about St. Olaf (at least until this fall). Submit your question now.



Leon Clark '12 earns Dave Hauck Award
MAY 21, 2012

Football and track and field athlete Leon Clark '12 has been named this year's St. Olaf Dave Hauck Award honoree. The honor is awarded annually to a senior in his or her final year of eligibility in recognition of athletic excellence, distinguished service and leadership, and academic achievement.



Nine students win Fulbrights
MAY 17, 2012

St. Olaf seniors Eric Becklin, Julia Coffin, Lisa Drewry, Zachary Erickson, Jonathan Henn, Sarah McGivern, Jamie Mosel, and Cecilia Noecker, as well as Sarah Chao '11, were named Fulbright fellows for 2012–13.



Chronicle talks to student entrepreneur
MAY 16, 2012

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education story, "To Develop Student Entrepreneurs, Colleges Incubate Their Ideas," highlights how entrepreneurship is growing within higher education. One of the student entrepreneurs included in the article is Justin Volling '12, who currently is developing an e-commerce business.



Women's golfer, coach earn conference honors
MAY 15, 2012

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has named Molly Erickson '13 its player of the year for women's golf, and Luke Benoit has been named the league's coach of the year. 



Atzinger awarded McKnight Fellowship
MAY 14, 2012

Associate Professor of Music Christopher Atzinger recently received a $25,000 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Artists that will support two new recordings as well as tours in the U.S. and abroad.



Minnesota Academy of Science honors student's research
MAY 11, 2012

Psychology student Caroline Groth '12 took top honors for a research poster she recently presented at the Minnesota Academy of Science's Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium. She also presented her research at the highly selective Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference earlier this year.



Students earn State Department scholarship
MAY 9, 2012

This summer Josie Boyle '12 will travel to Russia and Esme Marie '14 to Tunisia as part of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program, which sends American students to intensive language institutes around the globe.



Kleckner earns NCAA's Elite 89 honor
MAY 8, 2012

Vanessa Kleckner '12 is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships. Kleckner, a double major in biology and mathematics with a concentration in biomedical studies, currently carries a 3.98 GPA. 



Pioneer Press features St. Olaf's 'boxing philosopher'
MAY 7, 2012

The St. Paul Pioneer Press begins its profile of St. Olaf faculty member Gordon Marino with two "surprising" facts: 1) the Wall Street Journal has a boxing writer and 2) he's a philosophy professor at St. Olaf. "The life of Gordon Marino has a lot of twists like that," writes Richard Chin.



Wellness Center peer educator, advisor honored
MAY 3, 2012

The BACCHUS Network recently recognized St. Olaf Wellness Center peer educator Anna Johanson '12 and coordinator Emily Virtue for their work in educating students about healthy lifestyles.



St. Olaf senior earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
MAY 2, 2012

Kateri Salk '12 recently received a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, a prestigious award that she will use to continue her work in aquatic environmental studies.



Learning about Korean culture
MAY 2, 2012

Daniel Lohmann '12 was among a select group of American students awarded a scholarship from the Korea Foundation and the Council on International Educational Exchange to travel to South Korea for a short-term cultural exchange.