Archive for September, 2006
Gustavus Adolphus College welcomes Icelandic crime-fiction author Arnaldur Indridason to a conversation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center on campus.
The Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Institute, a program which teaches leadership through experience, will hold its annual ChYLI Service Conference Sept. 28 and 29 at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Nationally renowned author and political commentator David Horowitz will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 in Alumni Hall. Horowitz, once a member of the radical left, is now a best-selling conservative author.
Gustavus Adolphus College will host Tom Drury, author of The Driftless Area, for a reading at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.
Medicine: Prescription for Tomorrow, the 42nd Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, October 3 and 4, 2006, will explore the successes of modern medicine and consider how it may further enrich our lives in the future. At the same time, the conference will also examine a number of public policy and medical care delivery challenges resulting from these advances.
The 2006 Midwest Green Bike Tour will stop at Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, Sept. 23. The goal of the seven-day tour is to build support for renewable energy sources, which help to strengthen rural economies while protecting the environment in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
A new sculpture, A Knowing Woman, was given to Gustavus Adolphus College by the children of Lloyd and Fran Engelsma. The piece was created by sculptor Gloria Tew, who studied with Gustavus sculptor-in-residence Paul Granlund in the early 1970s, and is dedicated in memory of Fran Engelsma, one of the founding members of Gustavus Library Associates.
The public is invited to hear Dalton Conley, author of Honky, speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. Honky is this year's Gustavus Reading in Common book as well as the featured book for the Unity in Community—St. Peter Reads program. This event is free.
Dr. Jennifer West, who is internationally recognized for cutting-edge research in two of bioengineering's most competitive fields, nanotechnology and tissue engineering, will be the keynote speaker at the Nobel Conference Preview Dinner.
Gustavus Adolphus College began its 145th academic year Wednesday, Sept. 6.