Spring 2010

Spring 2010St. Olaf Magazine earned five awards at the 14th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Excellence Awards, including Gold for Overall Excellence, Gold for Best Cover (Winter 2010), Gold for Best Feature Article (Lead Dog), Gold for 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.

Checks and Balances
By Kim Ode

Named “the most accurate forecaster for 2009” by Bloomberg News, Dean Maki ’87, Chief U.S. Economist at Barclay’s Capital in New York City, spends his days analyzing monetary and fiscal policy.

Asia in Focus
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

As the global economy shifts from concept to reality, St. Olaf’s Asian Studies Department is educating students to better understand and embrace an increasingly dynamic region of the world.

Crafting Your Future Self
By David R. Anderson ’74

St. Olaf offers students many things, but perhaps the greatest opportunity it offers is the chance to experiment with versions of their future selves.

By J. Trout Lowen

Megan Gregory ’04 combines her interest in sustainable agriculture with her concern for social justice, sowing seeds of change from St. Olaf to El Salvador and New York City.

Humanity in Action
By Kari VanDerVeen

Determined to help his native Nepal overcome the effects of war, Subhash Ghimire ’10 has established a summer camp, scholarship fund, and library in a region of the country hit hard by violence.

Portrait:  The Right Stuff
By Suzy Frisch

Jennifer Eikren ’98 heads the U.S. office of The Rights Practice, a London-based nonprofit that specializes in human rights and public participation in China.

On the Hill:  St. Olaf honors its retiring faculty
By Anna Stevens ’10, Linnae Stole ’10, Catherine Monson ’12

Religion Professor Bill Poehlmann; French Professor M. Clare Mather; English Professor Jonathan Hill; Nursing Professor Judy Sateren ’68; Music Instructor (Flute) Kay Sahlin ’66; and English Professor Richard Buckstead