On Oct. 12, several St. Olaf College students and faculty members participated in "Ride with the Wind," a fundraiser for wind energy awareness at the McNeilus Wind Farm, located south of Dodge Center, Minn.
In September, the College Council finished the fourth draft of the strategic plan for St. Olaf. This five-year plan, which will go into effect in June 2004, is designed to strengthen St. Olaf as an academic institution and to advance its mission.
Over the past two weeks, President Christopher Thomforde and Pat Quade, director of off-campus programs, traveled across the Middle East. During the trip, they talked to faculty members and presidents of universities where St. Olaf sends students to study abroad and met with St. Olaf students currently studying in Egypt.