May Continuing Education Events at Gustavus

Posted on April 13th, 2005 by

The public is invited to the following continuing education events at Gustavus Adolphus College:

  • William Shakepeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” will be presented as part of a lunch and matinee event at noon Sunday, May 1. Lunch will be served in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center banquet room followed by the play in Anderson Theatre. Scott Newstok, professor of English and the play’s dramaturge, will be the guest speaker at lunch. Director of the play is Rob Gardner, professor of theatre and dance. The play is about Helena, the gifted, impoverished daughter of a dead physician, who uses magic, cunning, and determination to overcome the resistance of Bertram, a disdainful, freedom-loving, young count. One of Shakespeare’s late, bittersweet comedies, “All’s Well That Ends Well” is a mythic, magical tale that delves into the human psyche and raises troublesome issues of gender. Cost is $18 per person for the lunch and the play.
  • “The Kyoto Protocol” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center by Jeff Jeremiason, professor of environmental studies and chemistry, and Richard Leitch, professor of political science. The Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, recently went into effect despite the refusal of the United States to participate. The agreement requires developed nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the burning of fossil fuels by an average of 5-7 percent by 2012. The United States was responsible for 36 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from developed countries in 1990. Jeremiason and Leitch will discuss implications of non-participation and the current U.S. policy on greenhouse gas emissions. Cost is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert.
  • A “Spring Walk in Linnaeus Arboretum” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 will be led by Jim Gilbert, executive director of Linnaeus Arboretum and adjunct instructor of environmental studies. There is always something new to learn as Gilbert walks participants through the arboretum. Meet at the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Cost is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert.

Pre-registration is required for these events. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 207, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter, MN 56082. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or register online. For more information, call 507/934-3048 and press zero for the operator. These events are Gustavus Adolphus College continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.


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