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St. Olaf to host 'A Prairie Home Companion'
JULY 28, 2011

The St. Olaf Choir and the St. Olaf Orchestra will join Garrison Keillor for a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion from Skoglund Center Auditorium November 19.

Scorpions, scaly pearl oysters, and a new species
JULY 28, 2011

While performing research as part of the Island Biology in the Bahamas course, Hal Halvorson '11 found two types of pseudoscorpions that may be a new species and made an important discovery about scaly pearl oysters.

Swimming and diving teams earn Scholar All-America honors
JULY 27, 2011

The St. Olaf men's and women's swimming and diving teams recently earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors.

St. Olaf community saddened by tragedy in Norway
JULY 26, 2011

Oles across the nation and the world responded in shock and sorrow to the events in Norway this past weekend. On Monday, President David R. Anderson '74, acting on behalf of the St. Olaf community, sent a letter of condolence to the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. Other expressions of concern and sadness are being offered by alumni, faculty, and staff, who are reaching out to colleagues and friends in Norway in this time of tragedy.

Dobbs receives grant for collection of narratives
JULY 25, 2011

St. Olaf Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Kwon Dobbs received a grant to gather the stories of unwed Korean mothers and their struggles to preserve their families.

Music professors lead clinics across the country
JULY 21, 2011

St. Olaf music faculty members John Ferguson and Christopher Aspaas have teamed up to lead hymn sings across the country over the next month as part of the Augsburg Fortress Worship and Music Clinics.

St. Olaf receives $1.6 million NSF grant
JULY 20, 2011

A five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support an expansion of the St. Olaf Center for Interdisciplinary Research, enabling more students and faculty to partner on research projects.

St. Olaf appoints interim college pastor
JULY 18, 2011

The Reverend Ann Svennungsen, an experienced Lutheran pastor and administrator, will soon arrive on campus to serve as interim college pastor for the upcoming academic year.

Margerums establish fund for student researchers
JULY 17, 2011

Dale and Sonya Pedersen Margerum '52 recently established an endowed fund that will support student-faculty research in the fields of science, political science, or government service.

A St. Olaf soundtrack in Guyana
JULY 15, 2011

Two recent St. Olaf graduates traveled to Guyana to teach music for five months. Now they have their sights set on establishing a permanent music academy.

Howe discusses Alexander in South Africa
JULY 12, 2011

Associate Professor of History Timothy Howe recently presented two invited papers as a funded guest of the University of South Africa.

Reducing nuclear dangers across the globe
JULY 12, 2011

Page Stoutland '83 recently became vice president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, where he works to secure nuclear materials around the world and prevent them from falling into dangerous hands.

Workout video shows Starr power
JULY 8, 2011

A workout video posted by Adam Starr '12 has been featured by CBS, ABC (including Good Morning America), and HuffPost, and locally on KARE11. The video shows Starr, who lost a leg to cancer in 2009, doing a workout that includes back-flips. 

Fieldwork cultivates corn and cleaner water
JULY 8, 2011

As a project for her Field Ecology class, Rebecca Spurr '11 is working with local farmer Dave Legvold to find ways to minimize the impact of nitrogen fertilizer on water quality.

Ole paddlers noted in Star Tribune story
JULY 6, 2011

"People really want to go on trips, and with a little more work, you can raise money for something important," canoeist Natalie Warren '11 told the Star Tribune during a stop along the 2,250-mile adventure she's sharing with Ann Raiho '11.

St. Olaf professors attend Lutheran Academy Seminar
JULY 5, 2011

St. Olaf Religion Department faculty members Torin Alexander and John Barbour recently participated in the Lutheran Academy of Scholars Summer Seminar at Harvard Divinity School.