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St. Olaf takes extra precautionary measures for students studying abroad
FEBRUARY 28, 2003
Pat Quade
Maintaining health and safety is always a primary concern when St. Olaf students are studying abroad or off-campus. As the threat of war looms, however, the college is taking additional precautionary measures to ensure that communication lines are open and that, if necessary, students can be removed from harm's way.

St. Olaf endowment holds its own amid economic decline
FEBRUARY 28, 2003
Mark Gelle
Because financial experts at St. Olaf College decided more than three years ago to phase out its endowment funds in venture capital, the college's endowment was hit less severely than those at many other colleges and universities. "We were lucky," says assistant treasurer Mark Gelle.

Womens History Month begins
FEBRUARY 27, 2003 — Celebrate the beginning of Women?s History Month by attending an opening ceremony at 11:10 a.m. in the Crossroads of Buntrock Commons. The focus of the celebration is women in mathematics and science.

The dynamics of Lutheran thought
FEBRUARY 27, 2003 — At 7 p.m. in Holland Hall 501, Professor of Religion Eric Lund will trace an inner dynamic within Lutheranism from the Reformation to the 21st Century in a lecture titled "The Swing of the Pendulum: Comforting the Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable in Lutheran History." The lecture is funded from the Lutheran Heritage Endowment founded by Nyles and Ruth Ellefson.

Visiting classics professor will lecture this evening on Dryden's Original Sins
FEBRUARY 27, 2003 — Daniel M. Hooley, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is on campus oday. At 9:30 a.m. in Old Main 31 he will speak to an advanced Latin class (Latin 377: Latin Satire); guests with knowledge of Latin are welcome. Tonight at 8:15 he will give a lecture (free and open to the public) on "Dryden's Original Sins: Misreading Classical Satire" in Rĝlvaag Library 515.

Woman's Swimming and Diving Team Win Conference Championship
FEBRUARY 26, 2003 — In one of the closest meets in the history of MIAC swimming the Ole women captured the conference championship by nine points over Carleton College.

Men's Swimming and Diving Finish Third at Conference Championships
FEBRUARY 26, 2003 — The St. Olaf men swimming and diving team combined young and old together to pull of an impressive performance this past February 20th-22th. After losing 10 men to graduation last year, 6 of whom were national qualifiers, the men were in a unique experience going into this championship meet.

Students, professor testify to Legislature on behalf of TRiO programs
FEBRUARY 26, 2003 — On Feb. 25, St. Olaf College students Angelica Torralba and Viqui Carballo, along with Professor of Education Mark Schelske, testified on behalf of the Minnesota Private College Council to the Minnesota Senate Higher Education Budget Committee. The goal of the hearing was to inform legislators and the public about contributions and services that Minnesota's private college make to communities in the state. Schelske provided background information about federally funded TRIO (Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound and Student Support Services) and GEAR UP programs. Torralba and Carballo made presentations about their involvement in St. Olaf's TRiO programs, which began when they were in ninth grade at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. The audience included nine senators and legislative aides, and about 75 observers.

Royals eliminate Oles in first round
FEBRUARY 25, 2003 — Bethel College raced to a 19-point halftime lead and cruised to an 82-54 win over the St. Olaf men's basketball team Tuesday night in Arden Hills, Minn. The loss eliminated the Oles (15-11) from the playoffs.

World Wide Service Fair offers domestic and international service opportunities
FEBRUARY 25, 2003 — The World Wide Service Fair, in its third year and sponsored by the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies, brings to campus representatives from more than a dozen international and domestic service organizations, including the Peace Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. The objective of the service fair is two-fold. One is to give information to St. Olaf students who are interested in pursuing a career in service following graduation, and the other is to offer opportunities for individuals interested in volunteer work. Booths and exhibits will be set up in Buntrock Commons Crossroads from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eric Tostrud '87 will be the chapel speaker.

Shoppers, this seminar on "Malls in America" might surprise you!
FEBRUARY 25, 2003 — As part of the "Good Things to Know" seminar series, St. Olaf faculty and staff are invited to the Viking Theater at 12 noon when Professor of History and Director of American Studies Jim Farrell discusses "Malls in America." The seminar is sponsored by the offices of Human Resources and Community Life and Diversity. Participants can bring a lunch; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. Pre-registrations are appreciated and can be made by e-mailing or calling x3334.

Jason Moore Goes To Nationals
FEBRUARY 24, 2003 — The St. Olaf wrestling team finished on a high note this past weekend, placing 6th out of 16 teams at the tough NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Faculty piano recital
FEBRUARY 24, 2003 — Music faculty member Kent McWilliams will present a piano recital this evening at 8:15 p.m. in Urness Recital Hall, Christiansen Hall of Music. The recital is free and open to the public.

Black History Month speaker Sonia Sanchez
FEBRUARY 24, 2003 — Event cancelled.

Two Metropolitan Opera musicians from Northfield to perform March 4
FEBRUARY 24, 2003
Malin Fritz
Years ago, Malin Fritz and Kathleen Kelly were schoolmates in Northfield. Recently, they met again at the Metropolitan Opera, where Fritz often sings as a mezzo-soprano and Kelly is employed as a coach and assistant conductor. They will perform at St. Olaf College on Tuesday, March 4, in a homecoming for them and the community.

Seniors go out with 67-58 win over Hamline
FEBRUARY 24, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women?s Basketball team won their final game of the season against Hamline on Saturday, February 22 at the Skoglund Arena. After trailing by two in the half, St. Olaf outscored the Pipers by 11 in the second half to win 67-58.

Chris Daymont earns Women Preparing Women award
FEBRUARY 24, 2003
Chris Daymont
St. Olaf College women's track and field coach Chris Daymont has been awarded a Women of Distinction Award sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley. Daymont won the "Women Preparing Women" award, which recognizes women who have made a significant contribution to preparing girls and women for the future. The honor was presented Feb. 22 in Red Wing, Minn., at the council's ninth annual Women of Distinction award ceremony. Daymont, who was a Girl Scout in her youth, has coached the St. Olaf women's cross country and track-and-field teams for 28 years. She has mentored more than 1,000 female student-athletes, including both of her daughters, and built a program from three runners to a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Dvision III cross country nationals. She also has coached numerous national champions and All-Americans. "I tell every woman on my teams that she should never believe she can't do something, because she can do anything," Daymont said. "I always say, 'You go, girl! And then, go faster and stronger!' "

Oles drop to Wesleyan, defeat Concordia
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — On February 21, The Nagel brothers took the only match of the day in some closely contended matches. The Oles failed to pull out a singles victory making the final score 1-8 to Wesleyan. The next day, the Oles rallied to defeat Concordia 5-4.

In sync with the Elkina sisters, Julia and Irina
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — Together at the keyboard since age five, Julia and Irina Elkina have matured into internationally acclaimed duo-piano performers, in sync with each other as some say, and music critics. Their exciting duo-piano artistry can be heard this evening at 7 p.m. in Urness Recital Hall. Oliver Messiaen's "Visions de l'Amen" will be a central composition in their recital.

Parent's Day Meet at U of M a success for women's track
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women?s Track and Field team competed well at the University of Minnesota?s Parent?s Day Open Saturday.

Ole women's track prove to be able to compete with anyone.
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women's Track and Field team competed at the University of Minnesota's Parent's Day Open this past Saturday. Two Oles (Megan Daymont, Sr., Northfield, Minn. and Kari Koos, FY, Leavenworth, Wash.) meet the standards for the NCAA Indoor National meet. Other Oles followed their pace and raced, for many, the best races of the season. The field events also had a great day, as many Oles set their season bests.

Moore to NCAA's, Oles sixth at wrestling regional
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — Jason Moore (FY, Brooklyn Center, Minn.) won the 165-pound weight division at the Great Lakes Regional in Rock Island, Ill. Saturday. In doing so, Moore earned a spot in the NCAA championships, which begin Friday, March 7 in Ada, Ohio. St. Olaf finished sixth in the 16-team competition.

St. Olaf to offer student fan bus for Men's Basketball playoff game
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — Transportation has been arranged for students interested in traveling to the St. Olaf Men's Basketball team's first round MIAC playoff game at Bethel College. There will be no cost for the transportation. Students should e-mail by 12:00 noon Tuesday with the subject heading "Fan Bus to Men's Basketball Playoffs" if interested. The bus will leave at 6:00 p.m. from Buntrock Commons.

Relax and enjoy a vocal recital
FEBRUARY 23, 2003 — At 4:30 p.m. in Urness Recital Hall, music faculty member Harriet McCleary will present a vocal recital that includes four songs of Mozart, "Airs Chantes" by Francis Poulenc and "Late in the Day" by Libby Larsen.

Globalization and Social Responsibility conference to focus on shrinking world
FEBRUARY 22, 2003 — "A Grass Roots Perspective," a two-day conference on globalization and social responsibility, will explore the impact of globalization from the perspectives of those whose lives are being negatively affected. The conference, which began yesterday, continues through this evening.

Oles down Hamline, earn fifth seed in MIAC Tourney
FEBRUARY 22, 2003 — The St. Olaf men's basketball team downed Hamline University 79-60 Saturday afternoon at Hutton Arena in St. Paul. The win ensured St. Olaf the fifth seed in the MIAC Tournament, which begins Tuesday.

St. Olaf raises nearly $145 million, surpassing its campaign goal
FEBRUARY 21, 2003 — Launched by one president and sustained by another, the Fram! Fram! Forward St. Olaf campaign made a significant, material difference at St. Olaf College. The multi-year campaign raised money for buildings, the endowment, scholarships and more, and it was done the old-fashioned way -- with the help of staff but through the tireless efforts of dozens of volunteers.

Use dialog to resolve conflicts peacefully
FEBRUARY 20, 2003 — Steinar Bryn, project director for " Democracy, Human Rights and Peaceful Conflict Resolution" in Lillehammer, Norway, will be on campus today to lead a workshop on "Dialog as a Tool for Conflict Resolution." The workshop runs from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Black & Gold Ballroom in Buntrock Commons, and is co-sponsored by the Norwegian Department and the Boldt Chair in the Humanities. Bryn has degrees from University of Oslo, University of Bergen, University of Wisconsin, Kristiansand Teacher's College and University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in American Studies). Since 1999, Bryn has conducted more than 60 dialogue seminars between Serbs and Albanians from Mitrovica, between Macedonians and Albanians from Macedonia, and between Croats and Muslims from Mostar. He also conducted seminars in Bethlehem and Jerusalem with Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians.

There's more to corn than meets the eye
FEBRUARY 20, 2003 — Patrick Gruber, Ph.D., vice president and chief technology officer for Cargill Dow LLC, best known for developing the process of making plastic from corn, will lecture today at 4 p.m. in Science Center 378 on the topic of renewable resources. Gruber, nationally recognized by industry leaders for his achievements, was recently featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. To read the article that highlights Gruber?s work at Cargill Dow, click here.

Oles top league leading St. Thomas, 82-80 in triple overtime
FEBRUARY 19, 2003 — On a special night in Northfield, when the seniors were recognized for their outstanding efforts this season, the St. Olaf Men's basketball team topped MIAC leading St. Thomas, 82-80 in triple overtime. With the win, the Oles clinched a spot in the six-team MIAC tournament, which begins next Tuesday. Mike Ludwig (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) led the Oles with a season-high 32 points and 11 rebounds.

Women's basketball falls to St. Thomas
FEBRUARY 19, 2003 — In their last road game of the season, the St. Olaf Women?s Basketball team lost to the University of St. Thomas 69-52 on Wednesday, February 19.

A Town Hall meeting with Congressman John Kline
FEBRUARY 18, 2003 — Congressman John Kline, recently appointed to the House Education & Workforce Committee, is holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss the challenges in education and the job market after graduation. He will be speaking at 2 p.m. in Buntrock Commons, the Pause.

Men's tennis drops close match to Saint John's
FEBRUARY 18, 2003 — The St. Olaf men's tennis team played a tough match with Saint John's Friday night as they fell 5-4. With the loss, the Oles fall to 1-1 overall.

Women's tennis tops St. Benedict
FEBRUARY 18, 2003 — The St. Olaf women's tennis team defeated the College of St. Benedict 7-2 last Saturday night in St. Cloud, Minn. With the win, the Oles improve to 2-0 overall.

Globalization and Social Responsibility Conference to focus on grassroots groups
FEBRUARY 18, 2003 — 'Resistance to Injustice' is the theme of the third annual Globalization and Social Responsibility Conference at St. Olaf College, to be held Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22. Workshops and presentations, all of which are free and open to the public, will explore the impact of globalization from the perspectives of those whose lives are negatively affected.

St. Olaf women's track team competes strongly in Border Battle
FEBRUARY 18, 2003 — The St. Olaf women's track and field team hosted the Border Battle this past weeked, competing for bragging rights between several Minnesota and Wisconsin schools.

Alumni guest recital
FEBRUARY 18, 2003 — St. Olaf music alumni, Larry Zimmerman ?86 (trombone) and Melanie Ohsnstad ?74 (organ), will present a guest recital at 8:15 p.m. in Boe Memorial Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public.

Raise your voice!
FEBRUARY 17, 2003 — "Students, Raise Your Voice," a teach-in about civic engagement, is happening tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Valhalla dining room. The event, in conjunction with National Civic Engagement Week, is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Campus Compact. Participants include Professor Dan Hofrenning, Northfield Mayor Keith Covey, Woodrow Wilson Scholar William Reese and St. Olaf students.

Women's Hockey Ties St. Mary's in Final Regular Season Game
FEBRUARY 16, 2003 — On Sunday, February 16, the Oles hosted the Cardinals of St. Mary's University. This game proved to be very exciting as both teams fought back and forth for the lead.

St. Olaf Choir to present 'home concert' at Orchestra Hall
FEBRUARY 16, 2003 — Returning home from a successful 16-city West Coast tour, the St. Olaf Choir will break with tradition and present its home concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, rather than at Boe Memorial Chapel on campus. The 7:30 p.m. concert on Sunday, Feb. 16, is preceded by a special reception at the Hilton Hotel. Concert tickets are $20. For more information, call the St. Olaf Music Organizations office: 507-646-3179.

Women's Hockey Defeats St. Mary's in Overtime
FEBRUARY 15, 2003 — On Saturday, February 15, the Oles traveled to Winona to face the Cardinals of St. Mary?s University. The Oles dominated the first period out shooting the Cardinals 9 to 3.

Men's hoops tips Mac in final seconds
FEBRUARY 15, 2003 — Mike Ludwig's (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) 15-foot jumper with 3.5 seconds left enabled St. Olaf to a 70-69 win over Macalester College in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.

Women's basketball rally from behind to beat Macalester
FEBRUARY 15, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women's Basketball team stormed back from a 20 point halftime deficit to beat the Macalester Scots 68-63 on their home court on Saturday, February 15.

Award-winning play Blue Window takes the stage
FEBRUARY 14, 2003 — The St. Olaf Theatre Department presents the award-winning off-Broadway comedy Blue Window by playwright and actor Craig Lucas, directed by theatre faculty member Karen Peterson Wilson. In a society that often seems fragmented, Blue Window explores the mysterious thread that ties us all together. Are we really alone in the world? Or are we somehow connected to one another like individual pieces in a stained-glass window that together create great beauty? Performances are Feb. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kelsey Theater. Tickets are $6 and now available through the theatre box office at 507-646-8987.

Go see a play, help stop the violence!
FEBRUARY 13, 2003 — St. Olaf College hosts a presentation of The Vagina Monologues as part of a nationwide campaign to raise money and awareness to help stop violence against women. All proceeds will benefit the WomanSafe Center in Faribault. Performances are Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. in the Pause, Buntrock Commons. For more information, call 507-646-2971.

Grants further ability of St. Olaf students to engage in civic and public life
FEBRUARY 12, 2003
Brad Kmoch
Brad Kmoch, director of experiential learning, received three grants from the Minnesota Campus Compact to support civic engagement activities and research at St. Olaf. The first grant helped support a civic engagement teach-In on Feb. 17, as part of National Civic Engagement Week. The second grant creates opportunities for individual students and student groups to create dialogue around civic engagement issues and empower students to become more involved.

The final grant supports the assessment of service-learning courses at the college. A social work class taught by Naurine Lennox will carry out the assessment, which will survey faculty members on whether they have used service learning in a course and, if so, what benefits they see. The class also will survey the community organizations being served by St. Olaf service-learning courses to determine the impact and benefits on the organization and clients.

St. Olaf sophomore skiing to success again at U.S. Paralympics
FEBRUARY 12, 2003
Kelly Underkofler
As a first-year student at St. Olaf last year, Kelly Underkofler, a Nordic skier from St. Paul, Minn., turned in a respectable performance at the 2002 Paralympics competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year, the college sophomore who excelled in badminton, track, cross country and soccer during high school -- and who was born with a shortened left forearm and no left hand -- is back in competition. Underkofler captured fourth place in the 5-kilometer ski race during the 2003 Paralympics in Baiersbronn, Germany, and fifth place in the middle-distance or 10-kilometer race. Earlier this season, Underkofler won three bronze medals in the World Cup in France, competing for the first time in the Biathalon. She also took home three gold medals from the U.S. National Championship in Rumford, Maine, in January for her performance in the 15k classic, 5K freestyle and 5k classic races. For more information on this year's Paralympics, see

Ole women rout Augsburg on the road, 66-47
FEBRUARY 12, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women?s basketball team topped Augsburg College 66-47 on Wednesday February 12 in Minneapolis. After the halftime score of 33-33, the Ole defense only allowed Augsburg 14 points and the Oles lead by as much as 20 in the second half.

Moore earns Outstanding Wrestler award at Saint John's Invitational
FEBRUARY 12, 2003 — The St Olaf wrestling team traveled to Saint John's University for the North Country Invitational on Saturday, February 8, 2003. Jason Moore (FY, Brooklyn Center, Minn.) placed first at 165 pounds. Moore was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. The Oles placed 13th out of 15 teams with 18 team points.

Oles rout Auggies, take sole possession of sixth
FEBRUARY 12, 2003 — Justin Bonestroo (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.) and Mike Ludwig (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) had double-doubles in the St. Olaf men's basketball team's rout of Augsburg 69-49 Wednesday night at Skoglund Athletic Center.

Ole women fare well at Saint Mary's Invitational
FEBRUARY 11, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women's Track and Field team competed this past weekend at the Saint Mary's Invitational. Although no team scores were kept, the Oles reunited and proved the depth of this year's squad. With many team members abroad, this meet was the first chance for the entire team to reunite for the season.

Colman McCarthy lecture
FEBRUARY 11, 2003 — Event cancelled.

Swimmers and Divers break five pool records at Carleton
FEBRUARY 11, 2003 — The men's and women's efforts last Saturday, February 8th, against Knights of Carleton College resulted in five new pool records being established. The women's team set two new records, but were unable to stay undefeated in the MIAC conference, and came up short against the Knights, 164.5 to 135.5. The men's team won with a final score of 189 to 105 to remain near the top of the MIAC conference.

Enjoy an evening of music
FEBRUARY 11, 2003 — St. Olaf music faculty Martin Hodel on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kent McWilliams on piano and the faculty Jazz Quintet perform at 8:15 p.m. in Urness Recital Hall, Christiansen Hall of Music.

Let's talk diversity
FEBRUARY 11, 2003 — Bill Green, assistant dean and director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach will talk about diversity and its history at St. Olaf during the 12 noon "Good Things To Know" seminar series coordinated by the offices of Community Life & Diversity and Human Resources.

Anant Rambachan plays international role in movement for peace
FEBRUARY 10, 2003
Anantanand Rambachan
Professor of Religion Anantanand Rambachan has been called to the Vatican several times to offer a Hindu perspective on the global movement for peace. He also spoke at Stanford University in January 2003, and then traveled to Houston, at the White House's request, to deliver a eulogy for the Columbia astronauts.

Men's tennis wins season opening match, 6-3
FEBRUARY 10, 2003 — The St. Olaf Men?s tennis team started the season out with a 6-3 win over Bethel, at the Owatonna Indoor Tennis Center on February 8th. The Oles swept the doubles competition and claimed three of six singles matches to earn the victory.

Sonia Sanchez to be guest speaker for Black History Month
FEBRUARY 10, 2003 — The Black History Month guest speaker will be Sonia Sanchez, a national and international lecturer on black culture and literature, women's liberation, peace and racial justice, at 7 p.m. in Buntrock Commons, The Pause.

Celebrate Black History Month
FEBRUARY 10, 2003 — The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach is offering a number of activities for the St. Olaf community in honor of Black History Month, including guest chapel speakers, special theme meals, a hip hop dance on the 21st, movies and an offering from the St. Olaf Gospel Choir during daily chapel on the 26th..

Women's tennis wins season opener over Bethel, 7-2
FEBRUARY 10, 2003 — The St. Olaf women?s tennis team successfully competed in their first match on Friday, February 7 at the Owatonna Indoor Tennis Center. Winning all matches except number one doubles and singles, the Oles cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Bethel College Royals.

Bethel bounces Ole women
FEBRUARY 9, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women?s Basketball team suffered a loss on the road to Bethel College Saturday, February 8, hurting the team?s chance for a MIAC playoff spot.

St. Olaf Band home concert celebrates 100 years of touring
FEBRUARY 9, 2003 — The St. Olaf Band, under the direction of Timothy Mahr ?78, returns to campus for its home concert after touring the Midwest and East Coast. Celebrating 100 years of touring, the St. Olaf Band offers special program selections, including two commissioned works from Twin Cities composers Libby Larsen and Mary Ellen Childs, and music for band and pipe organ featuring St. Olaf music faculty member John Ferguson. The concert, free and open to the public, is at 7:30 p.m. in Boe Memorial Chapel.

Recent acquisitions on display at St. Olaf Art Museum
FEBRUARY 9, 2003 — Exquisite tapestries, vibrant paintings and ethnic ceramics are among the gifts of generous donors to the St. Olaf Art Museum. The exhibit of recent acquisitions runs through Feb. 9 at the Dittmann Center. A reception to honor the art collection and donors will be held Feb. 8, 3 to 5 p.m.

Men's hoops beats Bethel, now tied for final playoff spot
FEBRUARY 8, 2003 — The St. Olaf men's basketball team moved into a three-way tie for the sixth and final playoff spot, beating Bethel College 70-57 Saturday afternoon. Mike Ludwig (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) had 25 points to pace the Oles.

Oles hold Bethel women scoreless
FEBRUARY 7, 2003 — On Wednesday, February 5, the Oles matched up against the Bethel College Royals. The Oles shut out the Pipers with a final score of 5-0. Andrea Rollwagen (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.) had her first career shut out with a total of 12 saves for the game. The Oles finished the game with a total of 40 shots on goal.

Wrestlers finish near top in UW-Eau Claire meet
FEBRUARY 7, 2003 — The St Olaf wrestling team competed in the UW-Eau Claire Wrestling Invitational Saturday, February 1. Jason Moore (FY, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) took first place at 165 pounds. Skipp Sandberg (FY, Northfield, Minn.) placed second at 174 pounds. St Olaf placed sixth out of ten teams with 28 points.

Women's basketball bounced by Blazers
FEBRUARY 6, 2003 — The St. Olaf women's basketball team (5-13) lost to the College of Saint Benedict (17-2) at home on Wednesday, February 5, by a score of 88-74. St. Ben?s jumped out to an early lead in the first half and the Oles were never able to get closer than within five points.

Late rally just short for men's basketball at SJU
FEBRUARY 6, 2003 — The St. Olaf men's basketball team went on a 9-0 run with 2:30 to play cutting a 12-point Saint John's advantage to three, but lost 75-70 Wednesday night in Collegeville, Minn.The Oles trailed by as many as 15 in the second half.

What is the rightful place of sports in academia?
FEBRUARY 6, 2003 — Join friends and colleagues for a journey into mind, body and spirit. A noontime lunch and program on Thursday, Feb. 6, will feature St. Olaf Athletic Director Cindy Book and men?s basketball Coach Dan Kosmoski on the topic of physical fitness, Division III athletics and the role of organized sports in academia. The cost is $10 per person, and those interested may register online at or call x8047.

Ole Swimmers & Divers top St. Thomas
FEBRUARY 5, 2003 — Both the mens and womens swimming and diving teams defeated St. Thomas University in a conference dual meet this past Friday, January 31st. The Ole women out-scored the Tommies 132-86 and the men topped the Tommies 120-89. This marked the fifth conference dual meet victory for the women, as they are undefeated in the conference this season.

St. Olaf Band to premiere works by Libby Larsen, Mary Ellen Childs
FEBRUARY 4, 2003 — The St. Olaf Band will return to home turf on Sunday, Feb. 9, with a free 'home concert' at Boe Memorial Chapel on campus. The event marks the culmination of the ensemble's East Coast tour, which took the band to six states and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Women's basketball downs St. Kate's
FEBRUARY 4, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women's Basketball team upset the College of St.Catherine at home on Monday, February 3, 65-54. The Oles went on a 16-to-2 run in the final minutes to get the win.

Men's Hockey tops Saint John's, 4-3
FEBRUARY 4, 2003 — In a weekend series that put the Oles in a must win situation, they got the job done, defeating the top ranked Johnnies 4-3 in St. Cloud, Minn. The Oles knew that in order to make the playoffs they would have to win.

Ole women sweep Pipers 8-0
FEBRUARY 3, 2003 — On Saturday, February 1, the Oles played game two of the weekend series against the Hamline University Pipers. The Oles had a tremendous offensive game with a total of 56 shots on goal and defensive game with their second consecutive shutout.

Reece publishes article on ancient Greek bathing customs
FEBRUARY 3, 2003 — Associate Professor of Classics Steve Reece published an article in the most recent issue of the journal Mnemosyne (Brill Academic Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands) titled "The Homeric Asaminthos: Stirring the Waters of the Mycenaean Bath." Based on linguistic evidence, this article traces the history of ancient Greek bathing customs to their origins in the Near East.

Men's hockey slips in heartbreaker to Saint John's
FEBRUARY 3, 2003 — St. Olaf met league leading Saint John's in a weekend series. The Oles got off to a quick start, but lost the home game in a heartbreaker 5-4 on Friday night.

Music and chocolate lovers, this event is for you!
FEBRUARY 2, 2003 — Do you love a variety of rich, chocolate deserts and appreciate the talents of the Northfield Youth Choir? Come to Ytterboe Hall lounge at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, and enjoy a bit of chocolate with coffee or punch prior to a 7:30 p.m. benefit performance by members of the Northfield Youth Choir. The group, which has singers in third grade through high school, is raising money for a spring tour to Washington, D.C. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Women's hockey shuts out Hamline
FEBRUARY 1, 2003 — On Friday, January 31, the Oles traveled to St. Paul to face the Hamline Pipers in a conference match up.The Oles finished the game with a total of 43 shots on goal. Ole goaltender, Amanda Chumbley (Sr., Menomonee Falls, Wis.) had a total of 14 saves.

Women's basketball drops to top team in MIAC
FEBRUARY 1, 2003 — The St. Olaf Women?s Basketball team fell to Carleton College Knights on Saturday, February 1, 78-51. The Knights, ranked fifth in the Nation, shot 54.5 percent and went on a 19-to-2 run in the second half to take control. Carleton (18-0, 15-0), one of just four undefeated teams in America, led by just three points at the half.

Goat Trophy back to Oles
FEBRUARY 1, 2003 — The St. Olaf men's basketball team recaptured the Goat Trophy in a thrilling 71-69 overtime win over Carleton College Saturday afternoon in Northfield. Carleton had held the Goat since the 1989-90 season.