Piper Center for Vocation and Career

Summary of Major Events & Opportunities

MIITA: How to Collaborate
Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2017| 11.30am-12.30pm |Dittman Center Room 305
How do artists collaborate across disciplines, both within and outside the arts? What factors should be considered when preparing for a collaborative project? Stephan Koplowitz, an award winning director/choreographer/media artist, will share his experiences and strategies as a public artist, creating performances made in public sites, for diverse public audiences in architecturally interesting and challenging spaces in which collaboration is front and center. Register HERE.

MIITA: Freelancing
Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.| Buntrock Commons Sun Ballroom
This session will discuss different possibilities to make money as a freelance musician in the Twin Cities.   How to locate and secure opportunities for performing and teaching in a wide variety of groups, venues, and educational institutions will be presented.  Melissa Morey, a French horn player who graduated in 2000 and Dave Hagedorn will talk about their experiences. Register HERE.

Ole Cup
Application Deadline | March 26th, 2017.
The competition, which is open to all St. Olaf students, is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, following Honors Day. The grand prize winner(s) receives $10,000, and is paired with alumni and parent mentors to receive pro-bono legal, accounting, HR, and other services to support the business for up to one year. The second prize winner(s) receives $5,000 and the third place, $3,000. There will be an additional award of $5,000 for the best social venture. Apply HERE.


Alumna wins Hawkinson award for sustainability project in Peru

Kelly Meza Prado '16 has been named a Hawkinson Scholar by the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace & Justice. She is one of just five students who will recei ...


Participating in a program focused on peace

Spending seven weeks in Norway as part of the Peace Scholars Program gave Jauza Khaleel '18 a greater understanding of the complexities of conflict and the barriers ...


Student’s project provides economic opportunity for Ebola survivors

Two years ago, West Africa experienced the largest Ebola outbreak in history — and for months, the deadly disease struck fear around the world and dominated the int ...