Grant supports classroom forums focused on deliberation
A grant from the Kettering Foundation for Deliberative Democracy will enable Assistant Professor of Sociology Ibtesam Al-Atiyat to measure whether deliberative forums in the classroom improve civic engagement, leadership skills, academic proficiency, and group decision-making.
Connecting in New York
A group of 25 St. Olaf students spent fall break networking with alumni in New York as part of the Piper Center's Connections Program, gaining valuable career insight from the likes of Pulitzer Prize–winning business journalist Gretchen Morgenson '76 and Barclays Capital chief U.S. economist Dean Maki '87.
More kudos for St. Olaf's 'ROI' page
In his online list of "Five Ways to Improve the Job Prospects of Recent College Grads," Chronicle of Higher Education editor Jeff Selingo says more schools need to provide students with the type of detailed employment information found on The Return on Investing in a St. Olaf Education web page.
Dobbs to present at international writers festival
Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Kwon Dobbs will travel to South Korea this week to present at the Seoul International Writers Festival, an event aimed at heightening transnational dialogue through the literary medium.
From the Middle East to the Star Tribune
While studying in Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, and Israel this semester as part of St. Olaf College's Term in the Middle East, Amy Lohmann '14 is sharing her experiences with readers of the Star Tribune.
St. Olaf students to host Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward, an award-winning investigative journalist and nonfiction author whose reporting on the Watergate scandal led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, will speak at St. Olaf College October 24.
Governor Dayton to visit campus
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will visit campus Monday, October 22, to meet with students and speak at a rally hosted by St. Olaf College Democrats.
Tune in to today's 'Lunchtime Live'
In the first Lunchtime Live of the academic year, President David R. Anderson '74 will discuss the importance of the scholar-athlete and the ideals of NCAA Division III athletics.
Book gets 700th career win
St. Olaf College head volleyball coach Cindy Book reached 700 career wins as her team defeated St. Catherine University Wednesday night at Skoglund Center.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist named visiting scholar
International Herald Tribune editorial page editor Serge Schmemann will spend a week at St. Olaf College as the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, meeting with classes and delivering a public lecture about the state of journalism.
Exploring the possibilities of business
A new event called Ole Biz will give 100 St. Olaf students the opportunity to connect with 100 alumni working in the business world. Chong Vang '13 and Gabriella Keller '14 are among those who have already registered. "I want to expand my network and hear firsthand experiences," Vang says.
Norwegian explorer to deliver lecture tonight
Thorleif Thorleifsson, a well-known Norwegian explorer and member of the first team to sail around the Arctic in one season, will deliver a lecture at St. Olaf College October 11 titled "A Voyage Around the North Pole: Modern Exploration and Climate Change."
Percy pens New York Times book review
St. Olaf College Writer in Residence Benjamin Percy wrote the lead piece for the New York Times' Sunday Book Review, calling the new novel by Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers "as compact and powerful as a footlocker full of ammo."
A closer look at the forensic science of fibers
A three-year grant from the National Institute of Justice will enable Associate Professor of Chemistry Doug Beussman '92 and six St. Olaf students to look at new ways of analyzing fibers found in crime scene investigations.
Learning skills for sustainable living
The SustainAbilities program designed by Andi Gomoll '13, Tyler Nielsen '13, and Lauren Kramer '13 aims to provide St. Olaf students with practical skills they can use to lead sustainable lives — beginning in the residence halls.
Grenberg to deliver fall Mellby Lecture
Professor of Philosophy Jeanine Grenberg will deliver the fall Mellby Lecture on October 9, focusing on Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy.
Hollywood on the Hill
Each student in Tom Pope's screenwriting class will craft the first half of a script for a feature-length film this semester. Through collaborative workshop sessions and advice from an instructor with decades of screenwriting experience, they're learning to think in new ways.