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St. Olaf's 'ROI' initiative highlighted again
JUNE 29, 2012

A newly launched web page titled The Return on Investing in a St. Olaf Education, which provides employment information for the Class of 2011, has once again garnered the attention of the media, with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noting that "You have to give St. Olaf credit for its transparency."

Ole selected for Congress-Bundestag exchange program
JUNE 27, 2012

Lauren Harn '12 was one of 75 Americans selected for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, a program that enables young professionals to spend a year taking university classes and completing an internship in Germany.

Upward Bound program receives $2 million grant
JUNE 26, 2012

The TRiO Upward Bound program at St. Olaf College, which helps low-income and first-generation students achieve success in both high school and college, had its funding renewed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Student entrepreneurs featured in Star Tribune
JUNE 25, 2012

JonnyPops, the frozen gourmet treats business that St. Olaf sophomores Andrew Sather, Connor Wray, Kilian Wald, and Erik Brust started with the help of a grant from the college, was featured in a Star Tribune article about entrepreneurs selling unique foods at farmers markets.

Renowned artists, theologians to gather on campus
JUNE 24, 2012

This July scholars, artists, musicians, and pastors from around the nation will convene on campus for St. Olaf College's Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts. The title of this year's event is "Confluence: Gathered in God's Grace."

Dale takes 'War and Terror' to Chicago
JUNE 23, 2012

Associate Professor of Political Science Patrick Dale delivered a presentation on his course The Ethics of Citizenship in an Age of War and Terror at a recent University of Chicago seminar that featured faculty members from liberal arts colleges across the country.

St. Olaf's 'ROI' page gains traction
JUNE 20, 2012

St. Olaf's newly launched page that outlines employment information for the Class of 2011, called The Return on Investing in a St. Olaf Education, has attracted the attention of the Chronicle of Higher Education and a blog featured on CBS MoneyWatch called The College Solution.

Times quotes O'Leary
JUNE 19, 2012

Professor of Norwegian Margaret Hayford O’Leary was recently quoted in a New York Times story about Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo. O’Leary offered her thoughts on the trend of "exposing the dark side of seemingly ideal society" she has traced in Scandinavian crime fiction.

Making connections in rural Minnesota
JUNE 18, 2012

With the help of a $3,000 entrepreneurship grant from the Center for Experiential Learning, Darin Steffl '13 launched a company called Minnesota WiFi that aims to bring high-speed, low-cost Internet service to rural Minnesota.

Two Oles selected for Teach for China program
JUNE 15, 2012

Frances Deram '12 and Matt Venker '12 were among the 55 individuals selected from a pool of more than 2,500 applicants to become fellows with the Teach for China program. They'll spend two years teaching in rural Chinese schools.

Scholar by day, sports writer by night
JUNE 14, 2012

It's been a busy week for St. Olaf Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino, who won two awards from the Boxing Writers Association of America and published pieces in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Campus leaders honored for civic engagement
JUNE 13, 2012

Minnesota Campus Compact recently honored St. Olaf student James Daly '13 and Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Political Science Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak for their efforts to connect the classroom and the community.

Alumnus named director of Center for Vocation and Career
JUNE 12, 2012

Branden Grimmett '03 has been named the director of St. Olaf's newly established Center for Vocation and Career, the successor to the college's Center for Experiential Learning.

Classics students win awards
JUNE 11, 2012

Emily Marie Sandquist '13 and Grace Koch '15 took top honors in the national Maurine Dallas Watkins Translation Contests, helping St. Olaf maintain a three-decades old tradition of having at least one winner in the competition each year. Sandquist also won one of the college's Groomis Awards, along with Natasha Hellen '13 and Kris Coffman '13.

An eye on the Supreme Court
JUNE 8, 2012

Joel Ario '75 was a key player in developing the health insurance exchanges in the Affordable Care Act, which the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on later this month. Ario shares how he became the administration’s point person on the exchanges and why he thinks they're important to reforming health care.

Orchestra wraps China tour
JUNE 7, 2012

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson, completed its 12-day, five-concert tour of China with a performance at Beijing Concert Hall Saturday.

Ole earns prestigious NSF fellowship
JUNE 6, 2012

Rachel Wieme '12 was accepted into a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship program at Washington State University that focuses on both nitrogen cycle science and effectively communicating scientific findings with public policy makers.

St. Olaf names new Martin E. Marty professor
JUNE 4, 2012

Darrell Jodock '62, a professor of Lutheran studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been named the Martin E. Marty Professor of Religion and the Academy at St. Olaf College.