The 35th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College is titled “The War Within: Can the Soldier Be at Peace?” and will be held Wednesday, April 29. This year’s Conference will feature a morning keynote address by Major Matthew Scherer ’93, an afternoon keynote address by photographer Devin Mitchell (Veteran Vision Project), and three panel discussions focusing on the challenges veterans face upon returning from military service.
Gustavus Adolphus College has selected The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot as its Reading in Common book for the 2015-16 academic year—the 16th year of the program at Gustavus. All first-year students are expected to read the book during the summer months before meeting with faculty members and other Gustavus students during New Student Orientation to discuss it.
Gustavus Adolphus College Associate Professor of Religion Deborah Goodwin will give the College’s first annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 in room 101 of Beck Academic Hall. Goodwin’s lecture is titled “The Liberal Arts and Class Warfare” and will be free and open to the public.
The African Studies Program at Gustavus Adolphus College will host University of Minnesota Professor Dr. August Nimtz Jr. for a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 in room 128 of Confer Hall. Nimtz’s talk is titled “Ebola in Africa: A product of history, not a natural phenomenon” and will be free and open to the public.
The fifth annual Gustavus Women in Leadership (GWIL) Conference is titled “Drive, Thrive, Revive: Setting Your Pace Through the Journey of Life” and will take place Thursday, April 16 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. This year’s conference will feature Gustavus President Rebecca Bergman and alumna Semonti Stephens ’03 as keynote speakers.
February marks the beginning of Spring Semester at Gustavus and signals the start of a busy four-month stretch for students and staff. You can relive many of the events that took place at Gustavus in February by watching the following video slideshow, produced by sophomore Caroline Moynihan ’17.
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Josh Sande '12 says that he came to Gustavus an unmotivated and indifferent student, and four years later left the school as a thoughtful and intellectually engaged college graduate. Since graduating from Gustavus, Sande has spent time working for Teach for America and as an intern at The White House.
Nine months ago you would have been able to find Joey MacGibbon ’14, Krista Ripperton ’14, and Michael Morimoto ’14 roaming around the Gustavus Adolphus College campus enjoying their final days as undergraduate students. Today you can find them in the offices of three of Minnesota’s most prestigious corporations: General Mills, United Health Group, and 3M.
Gustavus Adolphus College students Mikaela Algren ’17 and Grace Kerber ’17 have been named Rossing Physics Scholars for 2015-16. Algren is one of five students to receive a $10,000 scholarship for next year, while Kerber is one of seven students to receive a $5,000 honorable mention scholarship for next year.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be at Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, March 7, at the College’s annual Building Bridges Conference, which is titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture”. Senator Klobuchar will deliver a welcoming address to conference attendees at approximately 9 a.m. in Christ Chapel and will also discuss some of her work in Congress on issues related to sexual assault.