Happy almost winter break everyone! We are so close to being finished with what I hope was an awesome semester for everyone. To celebrate surviving a semester of college (and the cold winter winds of Minnesota), ADC is hosting another fantastic Pause Dance this Friday, December 9th, at 10 P.M. There will be sweet decorations, sweet treats, and even sweet prizes. This dance is semi-formal, so feel free to get a little dressy… or come in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater. Whatever you choose, we hope we will see you at the Jingle Ball Rock!!
Last night senate heard from Jamie Cathcart, head of the Wellness Center and from Leslie Moore, head of the Piper center. Jamie came into to speak about new initiatives and events the Wellness Center is planning and got feedback for wellness-themed programming. Leslie spoke with us on and new programs added to the piper center including more Connections Trips, dinners with alumni focused on newer career fields, and drop-in hours with career coaches. Leslie said her main goal for the Piper Center at the moment is doing all they can to support International Students while at Olaf and when they become alumni. Senate passed the Proposal Proposal which decreases the number of signatures needed for students to submit a proposal to Senate. You now only need 25 student signatures or 2 senator signatures, making it much easier to get a topic or idea talked about and voted on.
If you’ve got something you’d like Senate to talk about, let us know!
The meeting’s minutes can be found here.
As the end of second semester grows near and the holidays seem to come all too quickly, what better way to spend an evening than making a mini Christmas stocking? Come hang out with ADC this Friday December 2nd in Crossroads from 10:00-11:30 to enjoy a fun Christmas craft! If you don’t have any ideas for presents for this year, this Friday is your perfect opportunity to get started; we hope to see you there!
The Voice? Who needs it! Come to the Pause this Saturday, November 19th to witness Not Your Voice, one of the coolest events on campus! Hosted by IHC and ADC, we hope you’ll join us at 9:30 p.m., right when the doors open (the show starts at 9:45 p.m.), so that you’ll be up front and center to cheer your fellow Oles on as they battle it out, lip sync style. The prizes of the winners will be amazing, and their acts even more so. Good luck to our contestants and may the voice (or not the voice) be with you. Hope to see you all there!
Happy Veteran’s Day!
We began with a visit from the Free Thinker’s Club, requesting org status. The club aims to provide a safe space for interdisciplinary conversation on a variety of topics. They were approved. We gave $366 for a movie screening brought to you by To Write Love on Her Arms. Team Tibet came to us for a conference request to travel to New York City. We awarded them $1500 for their trip.
Come join ADC this Friday, November 11th from 10 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. in Trollhaugen to play some fun board games! I can promise you that you won’t be “board” for a moment; we hope to see you there!
Oles combatting poverty won the Caf fast. We approved a new club that is designed to help integrate Gap Year students into college life. The Post Gap Year Adjustment club will help GAP year students connect and mentor each other in the ways of college life. The Society for Ancient History was awarded $406.59 for a speaker coming from the University of Iowa. After, we awarded the SOEMTs $804 for new jackets and patches. Don’t forget to thank them for their hard work. Lastly, the Women’s Ultimate Team got $1697 for their annual spending.
The SOC member of the week is Holly Jansen. We concluded with some housekeeping odds and ends. Happy Halloween!
Do you ever feel like college kids don’t get to color and eat snacks enough? Well don’t worry because ADC has got you covered! If you’re in the mood for a chill Friday night, come on down this Friday, November 4th, to Crossroads at 10 P.M. to do some coloring and eat some cereal with good friends. Hope to see you there!
Happy Halloween everyone! Sadly there is no weekly PAC speaker for this Tuesday, but there are many other events happening this week to fill the PAC-shaped hole in your heart. One such event is the Northfield Mayoral Debate happening Wednesday at Carleton–see more information below.
St. Olaf Campus Events:
Professor al-Kash, Tuesday, November 1st at 7pm in Viking Theater
Professor al-Kash is coming to campus on November 1st and 2nd at the invitation of International and Off-Campus Studies. Professor al-Kash teaches in the IES Abroad Granada program about Social and Mass Media in Arab Politics and Society, and she has also been an active participant in NGO activity dealing with the Syrian Refugee crisis. She will be speaking on the evening of the 1st in Viking at 7pm about the ongoing Syrian Refugee crisis.
MAYORAL DEBATE AT CARLETON
Come see Northfield Mayoral Candidates Dana Graham and Rhonda Pownell participate in a debate at Carleton College hosted by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and Northfield Initiative. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions to moderators and have them answered by the candidates.The debate will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm in the Great Hall. Come, learn, and engage! Plus, FREE EL TRIUNFO to the first 50 attendees. The event will open with a special appearance from the two At-Large Northfield City Council Candidate Greg Colby and Brad Ness. If you have questions, or would like to submit a question in advance, email Peter Bruno (brunop) or Nick Cohen (cohenn). See the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1126775404115431/?active_tab=about
Want a chance to meet the Mayoral Candidates in advance? Dana Graham will be at the Carl Dems meeting on Tuesday at 9 (Sayles 253) and Rhonda Pownell will be coming to speak at Wellstone Wednesday,6:30 PM, Huntington House.
Volunteer for Get-Out-To-Vote efforts with the MN Democratic Party
The Minnesota DFL is eagerly seeking volunteers for Get Out the Vote events from Nov 1-8. These local elections could easier come down to a couple hundred votes and every single voter is going to matter. Volunteering can take as much or as little as you can commit. We need door knockers and phone bankers just about every day. This is a joint effort with the Carl Dems and Carls for Hillary. To get involved/sign up, email Shayna Gleason (email@example.com).
Trip to Sacred Stone Camp
So many of you may have heard about the inspiring camp set up by the Standing Rock Lakota Nation and ally Lakota, Nakota, & Dakota citizens to resist a pipeline (the Dakota Access Pipeline) that would be built through native land. If you would like to learn more visit their website: http://sacredstonecamp.org/about/ Many folks have been going out to the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota to be in solidarity and generally support the camp. The more people at the camp, the more awareness, the harder it is for police to shut it down, and the more labor can go into preparing the camp for winter. Carleton students are going to be driving out 8th weekend; this is a call for you to join us. For more information and to sign up follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/2EathspEjLrQ2zGP2
This is a really powerful and important moment to be involved in the fight for indigenous rights and climate justice. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me (neubauers@) or text/call me at (262) 994-1199. If you cannot make it but can donate, please consider contributing to the legal defense fund for those arrested in the fight: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf?ref=sh_25rPQa
**Please note this is from a Carleton student, for any questions or information please contact the student above.
Also sign here to voice your opposition to the pipeline construction: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-construction-dakota-access-pipeline-which-endangers-water-supply-native-american-reservations
St. Olaf Campus Political Organizations:
St. Olaf College Democrats: 8pm on Tuesdays, BC 144
St. Olaf College Republicans: 7pm on Wednesdays, BC 220
Young Americans for Liberty: 6pm on Wednesdays, BC143
T-minus 8 days till election day! Remember to send in or go cast your ballot if you are eligible to vote. Everyone have a wonderful week!
The GE Task force is looking for motivated students to join this committee tasked with investigating the St. Olaf GE system. If you are interested in applying, click here!