Speeches and Addresses

  Speech Speaker Date
Mark Olson 2007 Commencement Speech Mark Olson '65 May 27, 2007
Mary Sotos 2007 Senior Commencement Address Mary Sotos '07 May 27, 2007
stansell (De)Constructing Honor: Who Has It? How do you Get It? Gary Stansell, Professor of Religion May 4, 2007
Richard DuRocher Why Milton Matters Richard DuRocher, Professor of English October 19, 2006
Peter Agre 2006 Commencement Speech Peter Agre, B.A (Augsburg 1970), M.D. (Johns Hopkins 1974) May 28, 2006
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Speech in Boe Memorial Chapel His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon October 20, 2005
Michael Kyle Presenting the Class of 2009 Michael Kyle, Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Sept. 3, 2005
Stephanie Walker

2005 Senior Commencement Address

Stephanie Walker '05 May 29, 2005
Gretchen Morgenson

The Secrets of Your Success

Gretchen Morgenson '76, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist May 29, 2005
Ember Reichgott Junge

A New Conversation

Former Minnesota State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge Mar. 10, 2005
Bruce Benson James Reeb 40th Anniversary Pastor Bruce Benson Mar. 8, 2005
Kathy Ruby Presenting the Class of 2008 Kathy Ruby Sept. 4, 2004
Alan Page 2004 Commencement Address Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice May 30, 2004
Nathan Soland 2004 Senior Commencement Address Nathan Soland '04 May 30, 2004
Bill Carlson 2004 Honors Day Convocation Address:"Globalization: The St. Olaf Opportunity" William Carlson, Professor of Economics, St. Olaf College May 7, 2004
Carter 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Keynote Address Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President and 2002 Nobel Laureate Feb. 21, 2004
Farrell 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Ecumenical Worship Service Address: "Peace on Earth" Jim Farrell, Professor of History and American Studies, St. Olaf College Feb. 21, 2004
Patel 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Plenary Address: "Notes for a New American Song" Dr. Eboo Patel, Executive Director
Interfaith Youth Core
Feb. 21, 2004
Brundtland 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Opening Plenary Address:
"Healthy People, Healthy Planet"
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General (1998-2003) of the World Health Organization and former Prime Minister of Norway Feb. 20, 2004
2003 Opening Convocation Address: "Ultimately Worthwhile" Douglas J. Schuurman, Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College
Sept. 4, 2003
2003 Commencement Address: "Unto the Third and Fourth Generation" Jaroslav Pelikan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University May 25, 2003