Archive for October, 2006

Gustavus’ Continued Commitment to Diversity

Virgil Jones was recently named the new director for multicultural programs at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Out with the Old, In with the New

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gustavus Adolphus College played its final home football game of the 2006 season — the last on the current Hollingsworth Field. After the game (about 3:30 p.m.), the current stadium was decommissioned followed by the official ground breaking for a new stadium to be ready for the beginning of next football season.

Gustavus Alumna to Receive 2006 Service Award

Mary K. Nelson, a 1961 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, will receive the 2006 Association of Congregations Service Award on Monday, Oct. 30.

Affirmative Action Explored at "Our Story" Conference

Gustavus Adolphus College's seventh annual "Our Story" Conference, focusing on the evolution and future of affirmative action, will take place Saturday, Nov. 4.

Continuing Education Events at Gustavus Adolphus College

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

Author Talks on Importance of Reading

Mark Edmundson will deliver the 2006-07 Herbert P. and Mary Jane Lefler Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Steinway & Sons Honors Gustavus

This fall, Gustavus Adolphus College joins The Julliard School, Oberlin College Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Vassar College as an "All-Steinway School," a designation conferred by Steinway & Sons, makers of what most serious musicians consider the world's best pianos.

Gustavus’ Annual Wallenberg Lecture on the Crisis in Darfur

Gustavus Adolphus College's annual Wallenberg Memorial lecture will feature Hugh Q. Parmer, who will present a lecture on the "Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur: Perspectives from the Field."

Author Michael Perry Returns to St. Peter

As a part of the St. Peter Reads program, author Michael Perry will appear at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter.

New Book on the Spirit of Service in Higher Education

The Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service, and Social Justice in Higher Education, co-edited by Chaplain Brian Johnson and professor Carolyn O'Grady, both of Gustavus Adolphus College, is a collection of accounts from professors and administrators as they reflect on their experiences.