Student honored in Global Music Awards competition
St. Olaf senior Megan Makeever's latest CD, Unstoppable, won an award of merit in the Global Music Awards competition.
A prescription for hands-on learning and lifting
Students in Associate Professor of Exercise Science Chris Daymont's new Exercise Prescription class became personal fitness trainers this semester, working with community members to develop workout plans and track progress.
Emeritus faculty member Frederick Stoutland dies
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Frederick Stoutland '54 died recently in Helsinki, Finland. He was 78. Stoutland taught at St. Olaf for 35 years before retiring in 1996.
An unconventional path to the corporate world
Lizzie Gelle '12 parlayed her volunteer experience and diverse course work at St. Olaf into a job offer from Best Buy Corporation six months before graduation.
Almanac gets a Christmas Festival preview
"The balance is to keep rooted to our foundations, but always be looking to what the world needs," Anton Armstrong '78, artistic director of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, told the hosts of TPT's Almanac show Friday.
The sounds of a multibillion-dollar industry
With video games topping many a wish list this holiday season — and the latest Call of Duty game racking up an eye-popping $1 billion in sales in just two weeks — Ben Houge '96 shares what it's like to compose the sound behind this popular form of entertainment.
Christian Science Monitor names Festival a 'Top Pick'
The Christian Science Monitor has named the upcoming national broadcast of this year's St. Olaf Christmas Festival one of its "Top Picks" of the year.
From the ice to the desk
Charlie Raskob '12 used the teamwork skills he's gained as a member of the St. Olaf men's hockey program — along with the resources in the Center for Experiential Learning and a summer internship — to land a job with Target Corporation six months before graduation.
VIDEO NEWS: Installing a playground in Regents Hall
A walk into Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences these days might put you in the middle of a playground. A molecular playground, that is. Just inside the building’s main entrance, pedestrians can walk through a hallway where their motion causes a variety of projected molecular structures to spin on the wall and present multiple views.
St. Olaf team finishes first at math competition
With a perfect score, the St. Olaf team of Huong Vu '12, Ling Gu '12, and Boyang Wei '13 earned a first-place finish at the 15th annual Mathematical Association of America North Central Section competition.
Olsons add significant gifts to family studies endowment
David '62 and Karen Olson recently provided the college with two significant gifts that will be added to the Social Work and Family Studies Department endowment they established nearly a decade ago. The gifts coincide with David Olson's 50th class reunion that will be held in June.
David Anderson, this club is for you
The four David Andersons on campus — President David R. Anderson '74 and three students — are used to getting each other's mail and email, but now there's an official student organization that enables them to formally share in the joys and tribulations of being a "D.A."
From intern to full-time employee
A Best Buy internship that Benjamin Leis '12 landed with the help of resources in the St. Olaf Center for Experiential Learning provided more than valuable experience — it led to a full-time job offer six months before graduation.
Oles create an 'Awesome' club for children with autism
Each week a growing number of St. Olaf students visit the middle and high schools in Northfield to lead the Awesome Club, a social skills program several Oles founded to help children with autism.
Studying amid a revolution
For Wittney Dorn '13, Seth Greendale '13, and Daniel Sacerio '13, who have been studying at the American University in Cairo since August, the Egyptian revolution has provided a learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.
MPR visits the Hill
Minnesota Public Radio's higher ed blogger, Alex Friedrich, recently spent a day writing from St. Olaf about a variety of topics, ranging from chapel and Clarinet Choir to a pirate class and lutefisk.
Armstrong calls Christmas Festival music 'a healing balm'
"We offer people an opportunity to . . . sit back and reflect on the good things in their lives, those things in which they struggle, and allow the music to be a healing balm," Anton Armstrong '78, artistic director of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, tells MPR's Alison Young.
Christmas Festival spans nation with live theater simulcast
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival will expand its audience this year with a live simulcast to nearly 400 theaters across 45 states Sunday, December 4.
A new take on Norwegian sweaters
A group of entrepreneurial St. Olaf students put the spirit of a Norwegian sweater into a much more affordable T-shirt, and Oles have swarmed to buy them — with all proceeds going to a nonprofit microfinance organization.