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ISSUE 120 VOL 1 PUBLISHED 9/22/2006

News

Turbine generates electricity

St. Olaf has completed its installation of a wind turbine which will benefit the college both economically and ecologically. The turbine blades began spinning on Monday after months of preparation and anticipation.

Rumor Has It: A $15,000 cycad plant in the greenhouse was damaged during the hailstorm

An expensive cycad plant did sustain damage during the hailstorm on Friday Aug. 25, but the plant’s estimated worth is a few hundred dollars – not $15,000 – according to Professor of Biology Charles Umbanhower.

Facilities fix hail damage

Along with Northfield and the surrounding areas, St. Olaf facilities suffered much damage as a result of a large hailstorm on Aug. 24. As the academic year begins and construction crews make their presence known across campus, additional work is under way to fix the hail damage.

First-year class excels, excites administrators

This fall, St. Olaf welcomes what has been touted by administrators as the most impressive class of first years in recent school history. Michael Kyle, vice president and dean of enrollment, is impressed with the students in the Class of 2010.

OLE Card system simplifies

The new school year greeted students with new black and gold identification cards required in Stav Hall and the campus libraries. The identification cards are part of new OLE Card system, designed to simplify student life. The cards carry OLE dollars, money and part of the board plan, giving students a campus debit card at the Cage, Lion’s Pause and the Bookstore.

Hiroshima survivors share stories

The St. Olaf, Carleton and Northfield communities will welcome four guests from Japan this week, men and women who lived through the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Anderson speaks on interdependency, unity of purpose

President David Anderson '74 gave his first chapel talk on Monday to students, faculty and guests assembled in Boe Chapel. Using verses from Ephesians 4, Anderson centered his message around two important themes for the beginning of a new academic year: the kind of community that St. Olaf wants to be, and the shaping of lives to reach that goal.

Volunteers organize

Those who were not pleased by the philanthropic offerings of the Co-Curricular Fair on Sept. 6 made their way to Buntrock Plaza on Sept. 13 to explore St. Olaf's volunteering opportunities. The Volunteer Network (VN) hosts a the Volunteer Fair every year exactly one week after the Co-Curricular Fair each fall.

Anderson speaks on interdependency, unity of purpose

President David Anderson '74 gave his first chapel talk on Monday to students, faculty and guests assembled in Boe Chapel. Using verses from Ephesians 4, Anderson centered his message around two important themes for the beginning of a new academic year: the kind of community that St. Olaf wants to be, and the shaping of lives to reach that goal.

Month showcases heritage, justice

Latino Heritage Month began with a kick-off Friday, September 15 in Buntrock Crossroads. The month will last until October 11 and includes 13 events for the entire St. Olaf community to enjoy.

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