Center for Integrative Studies

Established in 1999, the Center for Integrative Studies (CIS) continues St. Olaf’s long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for students to make meaningful connections among the many parts of their college careers, and to emphasizing the links between students’ academic studies and experiences on campus and in other communities.

In the CIS “integrative studies” refers to the intentional combination of diverse methodologies, experiences, subject matters, learning styles, and resources. Individual students may use integrative studies to develop an individual major that satisfies their educational goals.

Senior News – Class of 2014!

Stefan Lemke has been accepted to the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of California-San Francisco.

Juliet Rojas will begin the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the University of Minnesota in the fall.

Laura Beck will start work in June as an Entertainment Technician at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista FL.

Marcia Klopf will pursue a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall, with the possibility of continuing on for a degree in architecture in the School of Architecture at UIUC.

Sudip Bhandari has been awarded a Humanity in Action Fellowship for his work with the Anne Frank Project Nepal (Read more in St. Olaf News.) Sudip also received the 2014 Distinguished Senior Leadership Award from the St. Olaf Student Government Association. The HIA fellowship will take him to Warsaw, Poland, for the summer. Then, he will have a year-long Global Health Corp fellowship with the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, and start in the Master’s program at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University the following fall.

Love Odetola will use the summer after graduation to launch the Women for Women Empowerment social venture in Sengal with Soukeyna Bocoum. They will work with female farmers and young female drop-outs to offer resources for poverty alleviation and social emancipation. They received seed funding for the project from The Resolution Project at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference. In the fall, Love will enter the Master’s in Public Health program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on maternal and child health.

Jake Roberts will spend the summer assisting Ben Golden ’12 in lighting design and master electrician work at the Heartland Festival, UW-Platteville. Then he will move to Baltimore MD, as the lighting intern at Center Stage Theater.

Tara Reyelts has been accepted to the Ph.D. program in African Studies at Michigan State University.