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ISSUE 121 VOL 17 PUBLISHED 4/18/2008

News

Scholars awarded graduate funds

St. Olaf College is often praised as an institution of higher learning that stresses academic rigor and excellence. However, St. Olaf's year-long spree of scholarship-winning students has yet to close.

Dancers gather

Dazzling evening gowns and finely dressed gentlemen at dominated Skoglund Athletic Center on Saturday, April 12. Starting at 9 p.m. St. Olaf's annual President's Ball was open to all alumni, students, faculty and staff willing to take a shot at ballroom dancing.

Asian trivia tested

Ulaanbaater is the capitol of which Asian country? What Asian city is the planet's largest feature film producer? These were among the many questions that were a part of the 2008 Rice Bowl Trivia Contest hosted as part of this year's Asia Weeks celebration.

College funds supported

The spring theme of civic engagement was brought to life Wednesday as the Student Government Association sponsored the St. Olaf Day at the Capitol. Students from St. Olaf and other private colleges gathered outside the state capitol to lobby for continuing the Minnesota state grant program for financial aid.

U.N. counsel offers critique

Mohammed Bekhechi, lead legal counsel of the World Bank, briefly described several plans for sustainably improving the quality of living in Africa on Thursday evening in Viking Theater.

Earth Day spurs involvement

Next week, St. Olaf will hold a series of events in celebration of Earth Day and the promotion of sustainability on campus. Earth Week, a celebration put on by the St. Olaf Environmental Coalition, will have a series of events both on campus, at Carleton and in Northfield.

Mentees reach goals

While many St. Olaf students focused on homework or a leisurely lunch last Sunday afternoon, members of the Reaching Our Goals (ROG) program nurtured relationships with Northfield's Latino adolescents at the Jesse James bowling lanes.

Conference informs

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and are frequently misinterpreted as behavior problems. This past Thursday and Friday, April 10 -- 11, St. Olaf hosted a psychological conference titled, "Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents."

This week in St. Olaf history

Apr. 22 marks the 38th annual celebration of Earth Day. St. Olaf has observed Earth Day since 1990, led by a deep investment in sustainability and compassion as stewards of the earth.

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