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.
Choir named a finalist in international competition
The St. Olaf Choir has been named one of four finalists in the European Broadcasting Union's Choral Competition. The only American entry in the contest, the St. Olaf Choir will compete for top honors this October.
Antarctic research project makes history, headlines
A research team in western Antarctica that includes St. Olaf faculty members Bob Jacobel (pictured) and Knut Christianson '05 successfully extracted samples from a subglacial lake, a feat that attracted the attention of media outlets around the world.
Longtime football coach Tom Porter dies
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education Tom Porter '51, a highly regarded coach who led the St. Olaf football team for more than three decades, died January 24 at the age of 83.
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.
Marino pens piece for International Herald Tribune
In an opinion piece in the International Herald Tribune, Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino honors the 71st birthday of Muhammad Ali by urging researchers and boxing officials to address the neurological disorder from which the iconic boxer has been suffering for decades.
Alumnus holds key to inauguration Bible
Mark Dimunation '74, chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress, gave reporters with CNN, ABC News, and the Associated Press a sneak peek of the historic Bible that President Obama used at his public inauguration.
Antarctic research project featured in New York Times
St. Olaf faculty members Bob Jacobel (pictured) and Knut Christianson '05 have played a key role in a research project in Western Antarctica that has garnered the attention of the New York Times.
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.
MPR features Aspaas's newest composition
Associate Professor of Music Christopher Aspaas's newest composition, Tomorrow, I Will Come, was featured on Minnesota Public Radio's Friday Favorites program.