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A short story of success
OCTOBER 31, 2011

This week David James Peterjohn '13 will watch his adaptations of Cathedral and Viewfinder, two short stories by renowned American writer Raymond Carver, come to life on the St. Olaf stage after he successfully obtained the rights from the writer's personal estate and worked with the author's widow on campus.



St. Olaf receives award for sound financial practices
OCTOBER 27, 2011

St. Olaf has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, one of the nation’s premiere independent charity evaluators.



Tune in to 'Lunchtime Live' November 1
OCTOBER 26, 2011

President David R. Anderson '74 will discuss the state of the college live online November 1 and respond to questions submitted by parents and alumni.



Rambachan receives several honors, will deliver addresses
OCTOBER 24, 2011

Professor of Religion and Department Chair Anantanand Rambachan will receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies and was named a distinguished lecturer at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Simpson College.



Ole's online game finds instant success
OCTOBER 21, 2011

Jon Sandness '14 toiled for a year to create an Internet game titled Symphonic Tower Defense, but success came much more quickly. The game has earned rave reviews from industry sites and received countless plays.



Students present research at geology conference
OCTOBER 19, 2011

At this year's meeting of the Geology Society of America, a gathering that traditionally features some of the most innovative scientists in the field, three St. Olaf students presented their findings on the evolution of a subglacial lake in Antarctica.



Green Bikes program speeds up
OCTOBER 18, 2011

A new, expanded fleet of "green" silver bicycles on campus is making it easy for students to access an efficient, sustainable, and healthy mode of transportation.



Arneson to deliver fall Mellby Lecture
OCTOBER 17, 2011

Professor of Art Wendell Arneson will talk about how his life experiences relate to the evolution of his artwork when he delivers the fall Mellby Lecture, titled "Remember to Remember," Wednesday.



Royal round-up
OCTOBER 17, 2011

The royal visit by Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja to St. Olaf Friday attracted some attention from area media. Watch and read a variety of coverage in Minnesota and Norway.



Gearing up for the royal visit
OCTOBER 13, 2011

The Star Tribune and Associated Press have filed stories in advance of the October 14 visit to St. Olaf by Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Both stories begin by checking in with students in Assistant Professor of Norwegian Kari Lie's beginning language class as they practice welcoming the royal couple for a class visit.



St. Olaf refocuses annual giving fund
OCTOBER 13, 2011

Building on a long tradition of annual giving to the college, the new St. Olaf Fund enables donors to specify a particular program, department, or initiative they'd like their gift to support.



Marino philosophizes on Freud
OCTOBER 12, 2011

"Sigmund Freud, that seer of the psyche, taught that you could be angry and not know it," begins Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino in "Freud as Philosopher" on the New York Times "Opinionator" blog.



KSTP learns some Norwegian
OCTOBER 12, 2011

Twin Cities ABC TV affiliate KSTP 5 checked in with students in Assistant Professor of Norwegian Kari Lie's beginning language class that will be visited by Norway's king and queen Friday. Watch the students practice their formal greeting and say a few words about themselves in Norwegian.



Bringing education to rural Nepal
OCTOBER 10, 2011

More than two years after Nicholas Kang '12 (pictured) and Subhash Ghimire '10 began plans to build a peace school in rural Nepal — fundraising and marketing for the project out of their dorm rooms at St. Olaf — their dream has become a reality.



Nesbit inducted into athletic hall of fame
OCTOBER 10, 2011

St. Olaf men's and women's tennis coach Scott Nesbit has been inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame.



Giving others the gift of education
OCTOBER 6, 2011

Dean Weber '60 was so thankful for the financial assistance he received as a student at St. Olaf that before he died this spring, he established an endowed scholarship and committed 90 percent of his estate to the college.



McMillan's research on extroverts garners attention
OCTOBER 4, 2011

After Associate Professor of Psychology Donna McMillan and Jamie Klein '10 presented their research at this year's meeting of the American Psychological Association, it was featured in a LiveScience.com article titled "Are Extroverts Ruining Psychologists' Surveys?"



Kleckner wins individual golfing crown as Ole women win first MIAC title in school history
OCTOBER 4, 2011

Senior golfer Vanessa Kleckner's career-low 74 helped her win the MIAC individual crown while she and the Oles set a championship three-day record en route to a team title Monday — the first in school history.