Ole network extends far beyond the Hill
Catherine Monson '12 leaned on the St. Olaf College alumni network while pursuing a National Geographic internship in Washington, D.C., and a publishing career in New York City. Now the young alumna is ready to extend the same assistance to current students.
Alumni connections bring employers to campus
St. Olaf College alumni and parents, including Nicole Radil '12 (pictured), have helped bring companies like Google, McKinsey, and General Mills to campus to recruit new employees. It's part of a distinct culture among St. Olaf alumni and parents to "pay it forward" to current students seeking opportunities.
Steen named an American Mathematical Society fellow
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Lynn Steen was recently inducted into the American Mathematical Society's inaugural class of fellows. The program recognizes members of the organization who have made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics.
Fure-Slocum finishes book, receives grant for next project
Having recently completed a book about the history of Milwaukee, faculty member Eric Fure-Slocum '79 is using a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest to fund a new project focusing on urban and political history.
Christmas Festival broadcast information
Those who missed this year's St. Olaf Christmas Festival — or who simply want to hear it again — can tune in to a national broadcast presented by American Public Media. Sing For Joy and PBS will also present music from the 2011 festival.
Neuroscience journal provides professional experience
St. Olaf students Michelle Frank '13 and Melissa Songpitak '14, along with Associate Professor of Biology Kevin Crisp, are part of a team of editors and faculty advisors from academic institutions around the world who review and publish articles submitted to the online neuroscience journal Impulse.
Emeritus faculty member Kenneth Wilkens dies
Professor Emeritus of Speech-Theater Kenneth Wilkens, who taught thousands of students the value of strong public speaking skills over the course of his nearly 40 years at St. Olaf, died December 14 at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community.
Emeritus faculty member James Zischke dies
Professor Emeritus of Biology James Zischke, a prolific researcher who taught at St. Olaf College for more than three decades before retiring in 1996, died December 6.
Exploring health care in Central America
As part of her study-abroad experience in Central America, Moira Wood '13 is examining the health care systems of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. She will use this research to complete the final senior project for her self-designed biomedical anthropology major.
Where math meets politics
As co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, Erika Franklin Fowler '00 tracked the more than one million ads aired during this year's presidential campaign. She shares how her team kept tabs on it all, the most surprising data to emerge from this year's election, and what's next.
From the Hill to the Bundestag
In addition to studying abroad at the Humboldt University of Berlin this semester, Mark Slinde '13 landed an internship that has given him a front-row seat to the inner workings of the German Parliament.
'This is what collaboration looks like'
The Star Tribune highlights how St. Olaf and Carleton colleges are working together to find ways to contain costs and tuition. "Playful fights over which college has the taller wind turbine have given way to talk about partnering on payroll," reporter Jenna Ross writes.
Lynx coach to lecture about women and sports
Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve, who led her team to a WNBA championship last year, will visit St. Olaf College December 10 to deliver a lecture on women and sports.
Star Tribune highlights new online course
An online calculus course that St. Olaf Associate Professor of Mathematics Kristina Garrett is developing alongside a faculty member at Macalester College has caught the attention of the Star Tribune.
Anderegg's work featured on MPR
Assistant Professor of Music Francesca Anderegg is featured on Minnesota Public Radio's Regional Spotlight, where she talks about the experiences that have shaped her artistry.
An in-depth look at the Arab world
Having returned to the Hill after a full year spent studying in the Middle East, Daniel Sacerio '13 has designed several independent study projects that combine his interest in sociology with his fascination with the politics of the Arab World.