St. Olaf earns high marks for campus cuisine, aesthetics
St. Olaf is a "locavore's dream come true" with a campus that will "take your breath away," according to two recent rankings that give the college high marks for its cuisine and aesthetics.
Ole's Rollerblading trek featured in local media
Chris Lomen '10 will skate the equivalent of two marathons per day for three months straight in his quest to raise money to rebuild schools in Haiti, notes a KARE 11 news story. His journey also caught the attention of KSTP, the Star Tribune, the White Bear Press, and the Huffington Post.
Campus leaders honored for civic engagement, partnerships
Assistant Professor of History Eric Fure-Slocum '79, Subhash Ghimire '10 (at left), and the Northfield Community Action Center each received one of the Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Awards in honor of their commitment to civic engagement and campus-community partnerships.
Learning about leadership
Samantha Sickbert '11 was selected to attend the Hesselbein Global Academy, a leadership institute that will help hone the skills she'll need to fulfill her dream of establishing programs within inner-city schools.
VIDEO NEWS: Student gardeners establish adoption agency
This spring the student farmers at the St. Olaf Garden Research and Organic Works farm established a new adopt-a-seedling program that allowed student volunteers to raise seedlings in their residence hall rooms.
Payne awarded ministerial fellowship
Courtney A. Payne '11 has been selected to receive a Fund for Theological Education Undergraduate Fellowship that is reserved for student leaders who are exploring the ministry as a vocation.
Memorial chimes ring in new MPR feature
A new Minnesota Public Radio feature called "Minnesota Sounds" highlights the sounds of and story behind St. Olaf's unique Memorial Tower.
Classics students earn national honors
Emily Sandquist '13 took top prize at this year's Maurine Dallas Watkins Translation Contests, while Jennifer Easler '10 and Jennifer Stanull '11 each earned an honorable mention.
Sociology students to present at national conference
Elizabeth Reynolds '10, Alex Schmidt '10, and Audrey Webb '11 have been chosen to participate in the honors program at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting this summer, and Lyndel Owens '10 will also attend the conference to present her research.
Ole to attend Nobel Laureate meeting
Michael Marty '10 will join other young researchers chosen to meet with Nobel Laureates for a "transfer of knowledge" between generations of scientists.
Students embark on summer of research, service
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Two academic scholarships have enabled four St. Olaf students — Sokun Bobson '11, Mara Fink '11, Robyn Buchholz '11, and Joseph Paille '11 — to pursue internships that promote peace and justice and hone their leadership and service skills.
Selling the farm
"My extended family has had close ties with St. Olaf for well over 100 years," says Paul Hauge '54, who along with his wife, Ruth, will use proceeds from the sale of their family farm to endow a scholarship.