Knights Earn Split on Season’s First Day

Carleton Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:25pm

Seniors Karen Halls and Claire Willeck tallied 21 and 15 kills respectively as the Carleton College volleyball team went 1-1 on the first day of competition during the 2014 campaign. The Knights dropped the opener 3-1 to University of Wisconsin-Stout, then bounced back to sweep Bethany Lutheran, 3-0, in the nightcap.

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Alumnus tells magazine why top tech CEOs want liberal arts majors

St. Olaf College - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02pm

David Rose ’89 in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, where he teaches and conducts research.

Liberal arts training allows people to think about technology itself in fundamentally different ways, St. Olaf College alumnus David Rose ’89 tells Fast Company magazine.

He’s one of several industry leaders quoted in an article titled “Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees.”

The piece notes that “tech CEOs across the country agree that liberal arts training — with its emphasis on creativity and critical thinking — is vital to the success of their business.”

Rose, CEO of photo analytics company Ditto, agrees. He is pushing for companies to reimagine the role that technology plays in people’s lives — and the magazine points out that his recently published book, Enchanted Objects, “is peppered with ideas from literature, fine arts, and philosophy to prompt the reader to think about technology as the kind of magic that humans have always been longing after.”

Rose notes that his experience at St. Olaf enabled him to take a broad range of courses and study abroad.

“For a young mind, that is the very best thing you can do, because it allows you to come at questions about the world and new technologies from radically different perspectives,” he says.

Read more about Rose’s work in the St. Olaf Magazine, and watch him talk tech with Jon Stewart earlier this week on The Daily Show.

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Transylvania University Takes Bite Out of Knights, 3-0

Carleton Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:43pm

The Carleton College women’s soccer team fell behind early and were unable to rally back in an opening-day misstep as the Knights lost their first match of 2014 to Transylvania University, 3-0.

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2014 Season Preview

Carleton Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:38pm

The Carleton College football team is coming off its best season in five years, and a young squad will be looking to continue that momentum in 2014.

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Oles shut out University of Northwestern

St. Olaf Athletics News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00am
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Kevin Skrip and Aaron Miller had two goals each as St. Olaf coasted to a 6-0 men's soccer win over the University of Northwestern on Friday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.
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Bears beat Oles 2-0 in season opener

St. Olaf Athletics News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00am
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Abby Starker had a goal and an assist as Washington University scored a 2-0 women's soccer win over St. Olaf on Friday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field in the season opener for each school.
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St. Olaf names new dean of admissions and financial aid

St. Olaf College - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:30pm

Chris George ’94 has been named the new dean of admissions and financial aid.

St. Olaf College Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations Michael Kyle ’85 has announced the appointment of Chris George ’94 as the dean of admissions and financial aid.

George will oversee a staff of 29 Admissions and Financial Aid professionals. The Admissions and Financial Aid offices are part of the college’s Enrollment and College Relations division.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris George to St. Olaf. He brings a wealth of experiences in higher education, a deep understanding of the increasingly complex field of financial aid, and a personality that really resonates with the identity and mission of St. Olaf,” Kyle says.

George, who currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor for enrollment and director of financial aid at the University of Denver, will begin at St. Olaf October 1.

A mathematics major at St. Olaf, George went on to earn his master’s degree in higher education student development from the University of Denver. He has worked there since 2001, holding positions in housing operations; institutional research; budgets, research, and analysis; and enrollment and financial aid.

George says he’s looking forward to returning to his alma mater.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me to lead a team that shares my passion to enroll and graduate young women and men from a college that truly changes people’s lives,” he says. “Over the coming months, I look forward to getting to know the students, the faculty, and the staff of the college and can’t wait to meet the next crop of talented high school seniors who want to join the St. Olaf family.”

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2014-15 Season Preview

Carleton Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:09pm

The Carleton College women's golf team returns a deep, talented lineup for 2014-15. The Knights won their last tee it up for the first time this season at the UW-Eau Claire Georgianni Memorial Invitational on Aug. 30-31.

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2014 Season Preview

Carleton Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:34pm

The Carleton College volleyball will take part in the season-opening St. Olaf/Carleton Tournament this weekend in Northfield. The Knights will place UW-Stout and Bethany Lutheran College on Friday, followed by contests on Saturday versus Martin Luther College and Crown College.

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2014 Season Preview

Carleton Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:13pm

The Carleton College women's soccer team kicks off its 2014 campaign with a road trip to Kentucky. To get you ready for the season, check out the season preview.

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Men's cross country is top-ranked team in country to open 2014

St. Olaf Athletics News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:00am
NEW ORLEANS - The St. Olaf men's cross country team, off its 2013 NCAA Division III national championship, is ranked first in the first installment of the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Poll.
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Carleton Welcomes Class of 2018; 526 Students Hail From 47 States and 19 Countries

Carleton College News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:10pm
On Tuesday, September 9, Carleton College welcomes the Class of 2018 to campus. There are 526 students in the class, selected from a pool of 6,296 applicants. The students represent 47 states and 19 countries, with 70 students coming from Minnesota, followed by California (62), New York (38), Illinois (36), Washington (26), Massachusetts (25), Texas (19), and Wisconsin (18). Twenty-nine students hail from China.
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Emeritus faculty member Graham ‘Stan’ Frear dies

St. Olaf College - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:31am

Graham “Stan” Frear ’47 with one of the many collage boxes he sold throughout the country.

St. Olaf College Associate Professor Emeritus of English Graham “Stan” Frear ’47, who supervised and helped teach more than 2,000 English education majors during his 24 years on the Hill, died August 17.

Deeply interested in art, Frear first studied biology and then chose English as his profession. After teaching high school biology and English for 15 years, he earned his graduate degree from the University of Minnesota and joined the St. Olaf faculty in 1962.

In addition to English education, Frear taught rhetoric and American literature; offered the first course focused on African American literature; and founded St. Olaf’s Irish studies program. He also published two books of poetry.

Throughout his career, Frear was passionate about art — especially collage boxes, an art form he began pursuing in 1957. He sold many throughout the nation, earning a number of commissions for his work. Particularly popular was his work dealing with literary figures, such as boxes depicting the writing, life, and times of William Faulkner.

A memorial service for Frear will be held Wednesday, August 27, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Read Frear’s obituary.

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2014 St. Olaf Athletics Hall of Fame class announced

St. Olaf Athletics News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:00am
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf will induct five -- Carl Ebeling '85, Detra Nelson Cleven '91, John Klaers '92, Natalie Siefer Overman '99 and Mike Ludwig '03 -- into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 4.
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