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Applying academics through an off-campus internship
NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Maddie Wood '13 spends two days a week interning at the Washburn Center for Children, where she's learning to apply her academic background in social and behavioral development to real-world situations — all while earning course credit through St. Olaf's Academic Internship Program.

Niemisto honored for contributions to the community
NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Associate Professor of Music Paul Niemisto, who founded the International Vintage Band Festival and the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, recently received the City of Northfield's Living Treasure Award. "The community is richer for his contributions," Arts and Culture Commission Chair Philip Spensley says.

Ole featured on MPR's 'Music with Minnesotans'
NOVEMBER 29, 2012

As the guest on the most recent broadcast of Minnesota Public Radio's "Music With Minnesotans," Ryan Shipley '05 tells host Alison Young — who he met at St. Olaf College's Making it in the Arts Conference this year — how his experiences on campus helped shape his vocation.

Niemisto honored for contributions to the community
NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Associate Professor of Music Paul Niemisto, who founded the International Vintage Band Festival and the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, recently received the City of Northfield's Living Treasure Award.

A college that changes lives
NOVEMBER 28, 2012

St. Olaf College is again featured in the recently published edition of Colleges That Change Lives, a popular guidebook that explores 40 colleges that "have been on the cutting edge of higher education for decades."

Santurri critiques 'Lincoln' in Star Tribune
NOVEMBER 26, 2012

Professor of Religion and Philosophy Edmund Santurri argues in a Star Tribune commentary that Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln misses the mark on an important historical matter: Abraham Lincoln's religion.

Exercise in inefficiency leads to experience in engineering
NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Michael Paradis '13 used the hands-on experience he gained as a member of St. Olaf College's Rube Goldberg team to land a mechanical engineering internship at Honeywell, where he's gaining valuable insight into the inner workings of a multinational company.

Peer support for STEM careers
NOVEMBER 20, 2012

A cohort organized through TRiO Student Support Services provides St. Olaf students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with peer guidance and encouragement.

Runners finish strong at national championships
NOVEMBER 19, 2012

Grant Wintheiser '15 finished third at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championships, while Emma Lee '13 and Jorden Johnson '15 each finished in the top 10 at the Women's Cross Country Championships. The St. Olaf women's team finished eighth and the men's team 14th.

Oles set record on Give to the Max Day
NOVEMBER 16, 2012

Not only did St. Olaf once again win its division during this year's Give to the Max Day — earning the college a $12,500 bonus — but the 1,272 people who contributed $233,531 made it the most successful 24 hours in annual giving history on the Hill.

Ole singers place at competition
NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Three St. Olaf College students — Emily Nyberg '16, Charlie Baird '16, and Jaime Marshall '14 — placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing's recent fall competition. Zachary Jackson '14 finished as a semifinalist.

Kalyani receives grant for organometallic chemistry research
NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dipannita Kalyani is using a new grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund to look for more efficient ways to turn the chemical compounds found in oil and natural gas into the components needed for everyday items like fuels and pharmaceuticals.

St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad survey for fourth year
NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Minnesota's "top school is still tops" the Star Tribune notes about St. Olaf College, which for the fourth straight year sent more students to study abroad than any other baccalaureate institution in the nation, according to the Open Doors 2012 Report on International Educational Exchange.

Cross country teams earn ticket to national meet
NOVEMBER 11, 2012

The men's cross country team finished first and the women's team second in the NCAA Division III Central Region Championships this weekend, earning both the chance to compete at the national championship meet.

Star Tribune talks to Hendriks about campaign catchphrases
NOVEMBER 9, 2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Henriët Hendriks tells the Star Tribune that there are patterns regarding which campaign catchphrases last long after the election is over.

A hands-on environmental education
NOVEMBER 8, 2012

Each year the St. Olaf Student Naturalist Program provides up to four students with the opportunity to engage in on-campus ecological research, habitat restoration, and environmental education projects.

Asian Conversations receives grant from Japan Foundation
NOVEMBER 6, 2012

The St. Olaf College Asian Conversations program will use a $38,500 grant from the Japan Foundation to provide a scholarship to each of the 13 students going on a study-abroad program to Japan this Interim.

Analyzing a class assignment in USA Today
NOVEMBER 5, 2012

Brianna Wilson '13 penned a piece for USA Today analyzing a class assignment that requires students to "unplug" from all forms of media — Facebook, email, and music included — for 72 hours. It was one of the most-read articles in the paper's College section over the weekend.

Student entrepreneur featured in Minnesota 2020 video
NOVEMBER 2, 2012

Minnesota 2020, a public policy think tank, recently interviewed Darin Steffl '13 about the business he started with the support of an entrepreneurial grant from St. Olaf College.

Hendriks tells Star Tribune to hold off on 'battleground' label
NOVEMBER 1, 2012

In a Star Tribune story about the last-minute attention both presidential campaigns are paying to Minnesota, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Henriët Hendriks says there's little chance extra ads or candidate visits will really change the race.