The annual Entrepreneurship Week was held on campus last week April 1921. The week, which brought a variety of speakers and special activities to campus, was co-hosted by St. Olafs Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and Ole Ventures, St. Olafs student entrepreneurial organization.
In light of intense student response to Ann Coulter's April 17 speech, the Political Awareness Committee (PAC) featured the event in a "Talk Back to PAC" night Thursday. Almost 50 students and faculty attended to share their opinions, listen to their peers and ask questions.
Senior Erik J. Grell was named the 2005-2006 recipient of the prestigious Rimbach Teaching Award. The award allows Grell, a member of Phi Beta Kappa majoring in history and German, to travel to Rimbach, Germany, next year and teach at the Martin Luther Schule.
Cardboard boxes filled with clothing could be seen in residence halls across campus last week as the Volunteer Network (VN) held a clothing drive to benefit Greytown, South Africa. From April 15 to April 23, students needed only to enter the front lobby of their residence halls to find designated boxes where they could leave unwanted or unneeded clothing items. VN Executive Committee members collected the donations daily from these boxes and sorted them to send to the Greytown Hospital.
St. Olaf Information and Instructional Technologies (IIT) is planning a two-part upgrade for the 2005 fall semester. The first upgrade will be to install Internet2, a network which will allow nearly instantaneous connection with any other university that also has an Internet2 connection. The second upgrade will effect the Internet connection used for browsing the Web.