Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Matt Wood '10 made his way from Pennsylvania to Gustavus and then to the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. After primarily training teachers in entrepreneurship for the past two years, he will return to the U.S. in July to pursue a master's degree in international business.
From the time she was three years old through her four years in high school, Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie DeSantis ’10 found herself in and out of various Minneapolis homeless shelters. The difficulties and uncertainties of growing up in poverty left a lasting impact on her, which is why she is where she is today: working with children in Minneapolis who are faced with clearing the same hurdles she did as a youth.
The Spring 2013 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts magazine at Gustavus Adolphus College – will be unveiled Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Courtyard Café. Refreshments will be served at the event and several students will read from their work.
Gustavus Adolphus College alumna and current Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion Studies at the University of North Texas Sarah E. Fredericks ’01 will speak at the annual George Hall Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the St. Peter Banquet Room.
Sheng Yang, Associate Professor of Economics and Management at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2013 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s Honors Day convocation on Saturday, May 4.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior Julia Tindell has been chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to speak at the College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 2. Tindell is a native of Apple Valley, Minn., who will graduate with a major in English and minor in theatre.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present the finishing act of its 2012-13 season with Machinal, a groundbreaking American Expressionist play by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Amy Seham. Performances of Machinal will be presented in Anderson Theatre May 9-11 at 8 p.m. and May 12 at 2 p.m.
Award-winning Finnish author Johanna Sinisalo will visit Gustavus Adolphus College May 6-10 as this year’s Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence. She will present a free public lecture titled “Finding Fresh Perspectives – The Breakthrough of Non-realistic Genres in Finnish Contemporary Fiction,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in room 127 of Confer Hall.
On Saturday, May 4, Gustavus Adolphus College will host Honors Day, an annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievement of hundreds of its students.
Six senior studio art majors at Gustavus Adolphus College will have their work displayed at the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art beginning May 4 through June 2. The exhibition, !Look At That, Art Attack! Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2013 will hold an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.