Fall 2013

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

St. Olaf Magazine most recently earned six “Excellence Awards” from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association: 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

Lasting Ties
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

The St. Olaf Choir returns to Norway to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Common Ground
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

After more than a century of shared history, St. Olaf and Carleton College are entering a new era of collaboration, one that has grown out of past and current successful partnerships.

Bearing Witness
By Greg Breining

Setting down roots in the idyllic Willamette River Valley, Oregon’s Pinot Noir country, two St. Olaf families are living a wine country dream.

World Views 2013
Photo Essay

Winning student entries from the 30th annual Gimse International and Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest feature images from China, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Norway, Tanzania, and more.

Oles Rock
By Erin Peterson

St. Olaf is known worldwide for its music and musicians, and its conservatory-style training. But there’s another side to music at St. Olaf. The college has long been an incubator of musicians who follow a very different musical path than one might expect of a St. Olaf graduate.

Almanac: Bound by Song – Um! Yah! Yah!
By Jeff Sauve

*MMPA Gold Award for Best Regular Column