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A private liberal arts college of the Lutheran church in Minnesota
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An animated life: ‘Simpsons’ animator Utit Choomuang ’75

3 hours 27 min ago
Utit Choomuang '75, a retired animator for The Simpsons, has traveled full circle. His curiosity and artistic talents catapulted him to educational and career opportunities thousands of miles from his remote jungle village before bringing him back to Thailand nearly 50 years later.
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Audio and video downloads of Christmas Festival now available

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:15pm
Just in time for the holidays, audio and video downloads of the 2018 St. Olaf Christmas Festival are now available free of charge.
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Christmas Festival brings ‘a message the world wants and needs to hear’

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:27pm
A profile in the 'Faith & Leadership' magazine examines how the St. Olaf Christmas Festival strives each year to present a message that's meaningful for a diverse and changing world.
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Expanding civil discourse, Ole by Ole

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 1:11pm
Political polarization and partisan animosity are making it harder for Americans to talk politics. The Public Affairs Conversation at St. Olaf seeks to change that.
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Oles in Action: Ricardo Johnson III ’19

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 3:33pm
As the quarterback of the football team and an economics major preparing for law school, Ricardo Johnson III balances athletics and academics at St. Olaf. “I was a very shy kid when I started to play football, but I had to learn how to lead people.” — Ricardo Apply Now:  
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Professors retire, but the learning continues

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:39pm
Professors may finish their classroom careers, but they don’t hang up their study abroad hats. Alumni, families, and friends of St. Olaf can join retired professors in classrooms around the world.
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Adventures in the New Humanities: Making it in the maker space

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:31pm
In this 'Adventures in the New Humanities' blog post, Professor of History Judy Kutulas describes trying out the college's new maker space.
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Gift honoring alumna supports women in Ole Leadership Academy

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:59am
A gift in honor of alumna Sheila Brown '68 supports women's participation in the Ole Leadership Academy, a yearlong program for St. Olaf sophomore student-athletes.
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Behind the Scenes of Christmas Festival: Visual Design

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:24pm
Through countless hours of work and collaboration, Christie Hawkins creates a visual atmosphere that complements the musical experience of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
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St. Olaf chef gives TV viewers a taste of Christmas Festival

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 2:57pm
Rafael Perez, the director of culinary operations for Bon Appetit at St. Olaf, visited the studios of KMSP-TV to highlight just a few of the dishes prepared for Christmas Festival.
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St. Olaf alumnus at heart of board game revolution

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 2:32pm
Chris Petersen '95 started Fantasy Flight Games fresh out of St. Olaf College. It's now one of the leading board game companies in the world.
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St. Olaf to host conference analyzing midterm election

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 3:44pm
St. Olaf will host the 2018 Midterm Election Conference on December 6, which will feature exit poll data and analysis gathered by students in Professor Chris Chapp's "Parties and Elections" course.
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Star Tribune highlights alumna leading Ann Bancroft Foundation

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 1:59pm
St. Olaf College alumna Katie Lauer '13 tells the "Star Tribune" that her new role as program director for the Ann Bancroft Foundation "is all about encouraging young women to pursue their dreams."
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Eighty years of Asian studies at St. Olaf

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 9:04am
St. Olaf is celebrating a trio of anniversaries this year: 80 years since the college offered its first course about Asia, 50 years since Asian Studies became an academic program, and 20 years since it earned academic department status.
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Armstrong to guest conduct Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 1:46pm
St. Olaf Choir Conductor Anton Armstrong '78 will guest conduct the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale's 60th anniversary Christmas concerts this December.
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St. Olaf alumna dives into entrepreneurial ‘Shark Tank’

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:38pm
St. Olaf College alumna Kate Tecku Field '10 pitched her business venture, The Kombucha Shop, on a recent episode of ABC’s popular reality show 'Shark Tank.'
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Opportunities That Have A Real Impact: Rockswold Health Scholars Program

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:48pm
Neurosurgeon Gaylan Rockswold '62 created a program that gives current St. Olaf students hands-on medical and research experience — and an incredible mentor.
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