Bruce Dalgaard, professor of economics, and Sian Muir, instructor of economics, were awarded a $32,000 James S. Kemper Foundation grant on March 11. The grant added yet another faculty accomplishment increasing the thousands of dollars in grant money already awarded to St. Olaf faculty over the past three months.
The Global Warming Forum held March 13 in Viking Theater was a joint effort of the St. Olaf Environmental Coalition, Peace and Justice, the St. Olaf Biology Club and the St. Olaf Chemistry Society. The forum featured speakers from a variety of fields: Professor of Physics Bob Jacobel, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Paul Jackson, Instructor of Economics Dan Kramer, Associate Professor of Religion David Booth and State Representative Ray Cox all took turns sharing their expertise on the future of the environment.
This winter, President Christopher Thomforde approved an expansion of the St. Olaf nursing program after receiving reports from two task force committees. This expansion will allow for a 20 percent increase in the number of students admitted to the program, as well as for a greater integration of nursing department course offerings for students outside the major.
Assistant Hennepin County Prosecuting Attorney, Bev Benson, addressed a group of students and friends in Valhalla Tuesday as part of the Womens History Month celebrations on campus. The talk, sponsored by the Political Awareness Committee, was an intimate affair, as Benson sat around a table with the audience.
Great Conversation students, faculty, alumni and guests gathered in the Valhalla Room March 9 to honor Great Conversation Student of the Year Mary Sotos '07, as well as retired German professor Norman Watt, who re-emerged from retirement to teach the 2004-05 cycle of the Great Conversation.
Tickets were completely sold out for this years 39th annual International Night. Dancers, singers and instrumentalists from around the globe performed to a full house in Urness Recital Hall Saturday night.