The St. Olaf Student Government Association's (SGA) elections were held this Thursday. Candidates for positions with the Diversity Celebrations Committee (DCC), the Student Activities Committee (SAC), Student Alumni Association (SAA), as well as other organizations presented their platforms to the student body on Monday night in a candidate forum held in Viking Theater.
After months of preparing, waiting, tuning, voicing and remodeling, Boe Chapel and the new Holtcamp organ will finally be featured this weekend in celebratory events aimed at showing members of the St. Olaf community and other visiting guests what the renovated space is capable of doing. While the chapel is not fully finished, the space is completed to the point where, as Elliot and Klara Stockdal Johnson Professor of Organ Music John Ferguson said, It is appropriate to pause and celebrate.
The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler never dreamt that her one-woman act, based on intimate interviews conducted with over 200 females, would spark a yearly global movement dedicated to eradicating the suffering of abused women. St. Olafs annual V-Week brings the issues in The Vagina Monologues to campus and involves many students in the weeks events.
February is celebrated as Black History Month, both across the nation and at St. Olaf. The Cultural Union of Black Expression (CUBE), Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach (MACO), Karibu, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Diversity Celebrations Committee (DCC) and Student Activities Committee (SAC) will sponsor activities.
Patricia Martin, a former newspaper reporter, educator and administrator, was recently named Head of Government and Foundation Relations, the office responsible for connecting members of the St. Olaf College community with funding from government agencies and private foundations.