Due to a series of delays, Boe Chapels new organ will not be completed by early November as planners had hoped. The goal was to have organ work finished by the week of Founders Day, with a celebration of the chapel and organ on Nov. 11.
Most members of the St. Olaf community know the importance of the college's faith and its connection to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). St. Olaf's identity as a college of the church has not escaped the notice of President David R. Anderson '74, and he views the faith of the college community as vital to its mission.
On Nov. 7, millions of Americans will head to the polls to cast their vote for local, state and national political seats as well as a diverse array of referendums and initiatives. The midterm elections, so called because they fall between presidential elections, are traditionally not as well attended as presidential elections.
The number of people who witnessed the end of St. Olafs Communications Program eight years ago due to budget constraints are now dwindling, but the study of media appears to be making a comeback.
Last Thursday, English professor Diana Postlethwaite was announced as the college's fifth Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities.
Eighteen students have already been reprimanded by the Dean of Students office for illegal music and movie downloading this academic year. This number is nearly double the average number of students who get caught illegally downloading files in one year.
Early Saturday morning, the day of St. Olaf's annual Fall Concert, residence halls went on 24-hour key-card after an unidentified male entered a room in Rand Hall, was confronted by the residents and ran out.
In an attempt to find a unique, interesting Homecoming theme, organizers chose "Oles Down Under" as the focus of this years celebratory activities. Events during Homecoming Week include movies, a poker tournament and a reptile petting zoo. Festivities will culminate during the weekend with the inauguration of President David R. Anderson '74 and Saturdays Homecoming game against St. Johns.