AP checks in with Cairo Ole
"It's not a brilliant idea to go exploring an area where people are being killed, despite how tempting it may be to watch history unfold before one's eyes," Wittney Dorn '13 told the Associated Press in a recent story about staying safe while studying abroad.
Ole named National Council of Churches president
Kathryn Lohre '99 was recently selected to serve as president of the National Council of Churches, the first Lutheran and second-youngest person to lead the organization.
Alumna gives $1 million to Great Conversation program
Karen Buchwald Wright '74 recently provided St. Olaf College with a $1 million gift to support the Great Conversation program, a sequence of courses that introduces students to the major epochs of Western tradition.
Korea Herald notes Ole efforts
A story in the Korea Herald about Americans raising money to help unwed mothers in Korea notes the efforts of Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Kwon Dobbs (at right) and the student-run Korean Culture Association.
Oles working in finance, business gain media attention
St. Olaf alumni working in the business world have been called a lot of things lately, from the "most powerful people in finance" to "hardest-working CEOs" to "Minnesotans you should know." Several publications have recognized Oles, including New York Times reporter Gretchen Morgenson '76 (left), for their work.
New edition of Leming's book published
A new edition of Professor of Sociology Mike Leming's textbook Dying, Death, and Bereavement, which he wrote with George E. Dickinson of the College of Charleston, recently rolled off the presses.
$250,000 grant confirms that location is key
A $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations has resulted in a significant enhancement to the Center for Experiential Learning, a key element of academic life at St. Olaf that plays an important role in the college's Main Street Initiative.
A statistical collaboration
St. Olaf's Center for Interdisciplinary Research pairs faculty members from various disciplines with statistics students who help analyze their data, giving students like Thomas Hegland '13 the opportunity to apply his number-crunching skills to Reconstruction-era Alabama.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to feature Mahr's work
St. Olaf Band Conductor Timothy Mahr's Fantasia in G, which he wrote for the St. Olaf Band in 1983, will be performed by the Homestead High School Marching Band of Cupertino, California — and featured on NBC — during this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Oles raise the bar on Give to the Max Day
Give to the Max Day has not only become a tradition at St. Olaf College, but it also has become a success. This year 1,403 alumni, parents, students, and friends of the college honored the event by giving $230,713 to the college.
A behind-the-lens internship leads to business venture
An internship with the Guthrie Theater thrust Heidi Bohnenkamp '12 into the world of production photography, a field she loves so much that she's created her own company before even leaving the Hill.
St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad survey for third year
For the third straight year, St. Olaf had the largest number of students participating in study abroad opportunities among all baccalaureate institutions in the nation, according to the Open Doors 2011 report on International Educational Exchange.
A studio art major at St. Olaf, Ward Sutton '89 went on to build a career that has landed his work in such publications as the New York Times and the New Yorker. He took a break during a recent Manitou Messenger reunion to dish on his favorite thing to draw, why he considers North Dakota a second home, and the Ole who helped him visualize his career path.
Men's soccer wins first-ever MIAC playoff title
David Rosenthal's goal with 3:43 left in the second period of overtime clinched St. Olaf's first ever MIAC playoff title, as the Oles defeated cross-town rival Carleton 3–2 Saturday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.
Prestigious art award takes alumna to Rome
As a recipient of the Rome Prize, Mary Reid Kelley '01 is spending a year in Italy combining her passions for art, film, history, and poetry. She shares how tuberculosis factors into her new project, why her work is a comically apropos product of a liberal arts education, and who she's looking forward to chatting with over Italian food.
Pre-Vet Club takes off
Marie Bak '14 came to St. Olaf despite the fact that it didn't have a pre-veterinary club. Once here, she established one that has a rapidly growing membership and is increasingly active in the community.
Presiding ELCA bishop visits campus
The Reverend Mark Hanson, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is visiting St. Olaf College November 3 and 4 to meet with students, faculty, and staff, and participate in Founders Day activities.
Once again, Oles can feast on Carleton's loss
For the second year in a row, Carleton College President Steven G. Poskanzer will settle his debts with President David R. Anderson '74 by serving breakfast to students in Stav Hall Tuesday.
Broner receives award for outstanding teaching
St. Olaf Associate Professor of Spanish Maggie Broner recently received the 2011 Ricardo A. Narváez Award, an honor the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese (AATSP) bestows annually upon an outstanding Spanish teacher in Minnesota.