Fall 2012

Readers can view St. Olaf Magazine in the new flip pub format by clicking on the cover.

St. Olaf Magazine earned six “Excellence Awards” at the 15th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association awards (2011), including Gold for Overall Design and Single Page Design (A Sense of Place); Silver for Regular Column (Almanac), Feature Design (Catch & Release), Spread Design (World Views 2010); and Bronze for Overall Excellence and the profile article Bright Green Research by Greg Breining. St. Olaf Magazine also received a Bronze Award for Best Alumni/Institution Magazine in the 2011 Pride of CASE V Awards.

What’s Inside

The Cost of a College Education: St. Olaf’s Response
By David R. Anderson ’74

Acknowledging concerns about the cost of a college education, St. Olaf President David R. Anderson forthrightly addresses the challenges that families and students are facing – and what St. Olaf is doing about it.

Solid Foundations
By Carole Leigh Engblom

Updating aging residence halls has become a priority on Manitou Heights.

Buried Treasure
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

Avast! Historian Steve Hahn’s investigation into the real pirates of the Caribbean challenges our romanticized notions of the men who sailed under the Jolly Roger.

World Views 2012
Photo Essay

Winning student entries from the annual Gimse International and Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest feature images from China, Ecuador, Italy, New York City, New Zealand, and more.

Portrait: Kathryn M. Lohre ’99
By Nancy Crotti

Kathryn M. Lohre ’99, president of the National Council of Churches, is providing leadership, seeking unity, and building relationships.

Alumni Achievement
By Bradley West ’13, Kyle Schut ’13, Carole Leigh Engblom, J. Trout Lowen

St. Olaf College honors three alumni for their lifelong achievements and professional contributions: Mark B. Brown ’78, Samuel L. Hanson ’61, and Steven H. Miles ’72.

Almanac: The Golden Girl
By Susan Hvistendahl ’68

Actress Betty White comes to Olaf College.