This past week, the Progressive Christian Fellowship, along with Student Congregation and Political Awareness Committee, hosted Peace and War in the Heartland, an event intended to raise awareness about the war in Iraq and what students against the war can do.
Professor, author and senior fellow William Galston spoke about global citizenship to a group comprised of students, alumni, Northfield community members and St. Olaf professors and faculty. In his lecture, he proposed that a liberal arts education might be the answer to developing engaged citizens.
Former Manitou Messenger cartoonist Larry Hanson '66 spoke about how his passion for art and curiosity about the world around him shaped his time at St. Olaf. His time on the Hill guided him down a career path that concluded with his recent retirement from the Star Tribune after nearly 30 years working as a cartoonist for the Minneapolis newspaper.
Etiquette expert Anthony Cawdron, events coordinator for the president at Purdue University, led two dinner workshops for students and a shortened staff and faculty lunch session.
Cawdron said the purpose of the dinner is "for people to feel comfortable in all sorts of dining situations -- especially for those students who have job interviews coming up this spring."
After much anticipation from students and deliberation from faculty, Professor Edmund Santurri announced the winners: Cody Venzke '10 for the Kildahl cohort and Matthew Jobe '10 for the Ellingson cohort. Santurri also announced his plans to step down as director of the Great Conversation program this year.
Campus buildings have been perched on Manitou Hill for up to 131 years. Built at the turn of the century for a total cost of $68, 259.53, Ytterboe was home to male students only in its early years. Planning for Ytterboe's longevity began long before the eventual tear-down in the fall of 1997.