Michael J. Olsen (The king of old Broadwa , p. 46) is a storyteller. The rest of us had to be taught about observation, analysis and presenta- tion, but Olsen is the kind of guy who naturally makes fascinating things the rest find mundane. Some of us would, for example, just get a flat tire, but Olsen’s flat has flair; comes complete with a set up, development, conflict, and a symbol-crashing resolution. He was a theatre major at North Dakota State University, and has spent most of his professional life as a corporate communication strategist. One of his most cherished stage roles, which he portrayed in two productions, was Charlie Brown.
Becca Stich ( elcome to the real world, hone , p. 10) was in the right place at the right time when NDSU Downtown opened last fall. The ink on her diploma was still drying when she was given the title NDSU Downtown public relations coordina- tor and asked to create a position to fit it. She since has become the face of the downtown campus, giving tours to prospective students, alumni and friends of North Dakota State University, coordinating events and meetings and managing the everyday happenings of the newly-renovated building. She also writes for NDSU publication services. Stich graduated from NDSU in 2004 with a degree in mass communication.