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.
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.
Thirty-eight juniors and seniors at Gustavus Adolphus College will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, on Thursday, May 2 in the Three Crowns Room. The ceremony is open to invited guests only.
The Gustavus Adolphus College department of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies will host Sohely Rua Castañeda, Secretary of Women and Labor for Colombia's National Union School, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in room 128 of Confer Hall.
Gustavus Adolphus College and the Epsilon Pi Alpha Fraternity will host the sixth annual Take the Hill Triathlon on Saturday, May 4. The event is a benefit for Insulindependence, a nonprofit organization that aims to help type-1 diabetics live active and healthy lifestyles. The organization was founded by Gustavus and Epsilon Pi Alpha alumnus Peter Nerothin ’02.
This past January, videographer John Noltner followed the January Interim Experience class "Changing the World: Justice, Action, and the Meaning of Life," which is taught by Dr. Chris Johnson. The video chronicles the discussion and activities that make the class so meaningful to those who experience it.
Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will host its third annual Books in Bloom event at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on May 3-5. The event is free and open to the public.