This year, on the 96th anniversary of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, the service of hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections was simulcast for the first time live via satellite to a select group of movie theatres nationwide.
On World AIDS Day in 2004, Austin Gutwein, a 12-year-old from Arizona, shot 2,057 free throws - one for each child orphaned by AIDS during the average school day - and raised $3,000 in charitable funds.
"In the new world in which we live, textual accounts of death have been replaced with visual images promoting peace in the future," assistant professor of Asian visual culture Karil Kucera told students, faculty and staff Thursday, Nov. 29.
With final exams in students' imminent future, rumors have been flying about grade inflation, and about the increasing difficulty of getting an A. Grade inflation and all the issues brought along with it are, in fact, part of a national trend.
Since its establishment in 1992, the Finstad Grant has given out over $500,000 to help over 180 St. Olaf students reach their entrepreneurial goals. Awarded three times each academic year, the Finstad Grant has another deadline approaching on Dec. 7.
As many visitors flocked to St. Olaf for Christmas Festival this past weekend, the campus was full of other events as well. Among them was a series of several book-signing events in the St. Olaf Bookstore.