Archive of President Anderson’s Public Remarks

May 30, 2010
Commencement 2010
President Anderson provides the charge to the Class of 2010 at graduation.
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May 29, 2010
Sammenkomst 2010
In addressing alumni at reunion, President Anderson discusses the changes that are taking place at the college and explains why St. Olaf is flourishing during difficult times.
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May 23, 2009
Sammenkomst 2009
In his address to alumni during Celebration Weekend, President Anderson explains why it is important for St. Olaf to keep its focus on the things that matter most: the excellence of the academic program; the vibrancy of our residential community; and the ability to gather together the resources required to accomplish our mission over time.
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August 28, 2008
Academic Year Opening Banquet
In his welcome to new and returning faculty and staff, President Anderson focuses on the strengths of the college as we begin a new academic year.
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May 24, 2008
Celebration Banquet for Class of 2008
On their last night as students, President Anderson gives members of the Class of 2008 a glimpse into what they might recall with fondness about St. Olaf in 50 years.
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May 24, 2008
Sammenkomst 2008
In his state of the college address at this year’s Sammenkomst, President Anderson noted that St. Olaf has not only secured its place among the best liberal arts colleges in America, but has a living, meaningful connection with its faith tradition.
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March 3, 2008
Update from the Hill
A season of celebration begins with the conclusion of the Campaign for Math and Science and other good news.
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January 3, 2008
New Year’s Message
President Anderson takes note of the start of the new year and January Interim.
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December 5, 2007
Update from the Hill
“These are good days at St. Olaf,” President Anderson writes while reflecting on fall semester.
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October 24, 2007
Update from the Hill
“On a beautiful autumn day,” President Anderson reports on the financial and academic climate at St. Olaf.
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September 1, 2007
Move-In Day Welcome
President Anderson welcomes first-year students and their parents to St. Olaf.
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August 30 , 2007
Academic Year Opening Banquet
President Anderson welcomes faculty and staff to the start of the 2007-08 academic year.
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August 23, 2007
Working Together
President Anderson’s message at beginning of the 133rd year in the life of St. Olaf College includes a preview of the coming academic year.
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June 21 , 2007
First Year Reflections
President Anderson relects on his first year as president of St. Olaf College.
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April 19, 2007
Phi Beta Kappa Address
President Anderson addresses the tragedy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
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February 1, 2007
President’s Welcome Back Message
President David R. Anderson ’74 welcomes back the St. Olaf community after a busy January Interim.
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December 1, 2006
Science Complex Groundbreaking
President Anderson celebrates the beginning of a magnificent and significant building for the college community.
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November 6, 2006
Founder’s Day Chapel Service and Dedication of the Wind Turbine
President Anderson draws connections between St. Olaf’s rich tradition, the wind that helps sustain the campus, and the Breath of God that carries the college forward.
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October 6, 2006
Inauguration Address
The theme of David R. Anderson’s inauguration was “Honor the Past, Celebrate Today, Embrace the Future.”
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September 2, 2006
Move-In Day Welcome
President Anderson welcomes first-year students and their parents to St. Olaf.
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