Winter 2013

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

Features stories of current and past issues of St. Olaf Magazine are also available in PDF format through the links below. If you would like a print version, email

St. Olaf Magazine earned six “Excellence Awards” at the 16th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association awards (2012): Gold for Overall Excellence; Gold for Overall Design; Gold for Feature Article (“Call of the Wild”); Gold for Profile Article (“Counter Balance”); Gold for Feature Design (“Call of the Wild”); and Bronze for Single Topic Issue (“It’s Saturday Night!”).

What’s Inside

Global Citizens
St. Olaf’s Davis United World College Scholars hail from around the world, enriching the St. Olaf community through intercultural learning and friendship.
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

A Global Perspective
Five UWC Davis Scholars — Sophie Dekker ’15, Preben Bay ’14, Pumla Maswanganyi ’16, Mirwais Wakil ’15, and Kagan Sen ’14 — reflect on their journeys from home to United World College to St. Olaf.
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

Going to Extremes
In the span of a single year, Eric Larsen ’93 trekked to both of Earth’s poles and summited Mount Everest in an effort to bring attention to climate change and other environmental issues.
By Joel Hoekstra ’92

The Road Less Traveled
Ole innovators Lowell Pickett ’71, Lisa Stevens ’85, Vanessa Trice Peter ’93, Adam Gettings ’04, David Rose ’89, Erik Brust ’14, Andrew Sather ’14, Kilian Wald ’14, and Connor Wray ’14 share their paths to launching and running successful, unique ventures.
By Erin Peterson

Almanac: A Musical Prayer for Peace
By Jeff Sauve