Archive for November, 2009

Gustavus senior T.J. Ridley 

Ridley Named First Team Academic All-American

Gustavus Adolphus College football player T.J. Ridley has been named a First Team Academic All-America honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Gustavus forensics team poses with its hardware from the Valley Forensics League Tournaments on Nov. 21-22. 

Forensics Team Sweeps Tournaments at Concordia

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team traveled north to Concordia College in Moorhead on Nov. 21-22 for the first and second Valley Forensics League Tournaments of the year. The team came home to St. Peter with plenty of hardware after winning 16 of the 22 events as well as the team sweepstakes for both tournaments.

Rachel Schmitt '11 was crowned St. Lucia in 2008. 

69th Annual Festival of St. Lucia

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate its 69th annual Festival of St. Lucia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 in Christ Chapel. As a part of this seasonal tradition, six sophomore women have been chosen to serve on the Lucia court.

Kurt Elling is a 1989 graduate of Gustavus 

Alumnus Kurt Elling Performs at White House

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has toured the world, performing to critical acclaim in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia, and Australia, and at jazz festivals and concert halls across North America. Now Elling can add the White House to that list.

Christmas in Christ Chapel, 2008 

Gustavus Prepares for Christmas in Christ Chapel

The annual Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration at Gustavus Adolphus College will be held Dec. 4-6. This year’s service is themed “Letters & Carols” and will include music, scripture, and biblical and historic letters from across the centuries which have added to the wonder and delight of the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Gudrun Westerlund, Rain, 2007, Tempera on canvas, 53 1/8 x 35 7/16 inches 

Hillstrom Museum Presents New Exhibitions Nov. 23

Connected with Water (Paintings by Gudrun Westerlund) and Swedish-American Works from the Hillstrom Collection will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College from Nov. 23, 2009 through Jan. 29, 2010.

Thumbprint 

Gustavus Launches Make Your Life Count Website

Gustavus Adolphus College has created a new “Make Your Life Count” website that includes a variety of feature stories exemplifying the College’s new brand position launched in October. The stories on the website celebrate Gustavus students, alumni, faculty, staff, programs, events, and organizations.

International Festival 

International Festival Scheduled for Friday

The annual International Festival at Gustavus Adolphus College is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union. This year's event will feature music, dancing, cultural displays, world cuisines, and a fashion show. The event is free and open to the public.

The Gustavus women's rugby team. 

Women’s Rugby Team Advances to Nationals

For the first time in club history, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s rugby team has advanced to the Division II Collegiate Championships. The team advanced to the 16-team national tournament by defeating Ball St. University 41-5 on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Midwest Regional Final Four in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Open Doors 

Gustavus Ranked Seventh in Study Abroad Report

Gustavus Adolphus College is ranked seventh for the number of students participating in study abroad opportunities among all baccalaureate institutions in the nation according to the Institute of International Education’s recently released Open Doors report.