St. Olaf Magazine won five “Excellence Awards” at the 14th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishers Association (2010), including Gold Awards for Overall Excellence, Best Cover (Winter 2010), Best Feature Article (“Lead Dog,” Winter 2010), and Best Use of Photography (“Lead Dog”), and Silver for Overall Best Design. St. Olaf Magazine also received a Gold Award for Best Alumni/Institution Magazine in the 2010 Pride of CASE V Awards.
The First Word
President David R. Anderson ’74
The Ole Connection
By Marla Hill Holt ’88
Alumni and students reflect on what their connection to the Career Network for Oles program has meant to them and, for our newest alumni, how it has eased their transition into life after St. Olaf.
By Suzy Frisch
Andrew Foxwell ’08 has transitioned the entrepreneurial skills he developed at St. Olaf to power up a venture for iConstituent in Washington, D.C., further blending his passions for technology and politics.
Wait Until Dark
By Mara Kumagai Fink ’11, Benjamin Hovland ’11 and Evan Uribe ’11
Another side of Manitou Heights emerges after 5 p.m., one managed by after-hours staff and students, who are busy attending committee meetings, organizing Quidditch games, investing in a fourth meal to get them through the evening, and feeding the leopard frogs.
By J. Trout Lowen
Is extending life more important than life itself? St. Olaf alumni and faculty are deeply involved in trying to answer this question for themselves and for the next generation of doctors, nurses, social workers, and personal caregivers.
By J. Trout Lowen
Music Professor Dan Dressen enjoys the best of many worlds.
St. Olaf Q&A
By Patricia Grotts Kelly ’77
St. Olaf Magazine catches up with Rhodes Scholar Katherine Larson ’00.
Almanac: Matron of Molasses
By Jeff Sauve
In 1892 Miss Martha Turner never suspected the plot being hatched against her by thirty-two St. Olaf Academy boys.