Archive for January, 2007

<i>Sweet Land</i> Author Will Weaver Visits

A Unity in Community-St. Peter Reads event is fast approaching, so curl up with a warm blanket, sip some hot chocolate and start reading! This year's Winter Read, a Unity in Community event, features Sweet Land author Will Weaver. His book is a compilation of selected and new stories and will be featured at the 4th annual Winter Read event.

Robotics Tournament at Gustavus

In conjunction with Gustavus Adolphus College's January Interim Experience, the public is invited to attend a robotics tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 in the Wallenburg Auditorium, located in the college's Nobel Hall of Science.

Gustavus Highly Ranked for Studying Abroad

Gustavus Adolphus College continues to be a leading institution for the number of students studying abroad, according to an annual ranking recently released by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Reaffirming the mission of giving students an international perspective, Gustavus was ranked in the Top 20 Baccalaureate Institutions list of the Institute's Open Doors 2006 report.

IEX Underway at Gustavus

With a theme focused on "Leadership," Gustavus Adolphus College recently began its annual January Interim Experience, previously known as J-term.

Mixed Blood Presents <i>Jackie Robinson</i>

Gustavus Adolphus College will host Mixed Blood Theatre for a presentation of Jackie Robinson, the acclaimed biography of the baseball legend, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Björling Recital Hall. The show covers the life and career of the first African American in major league baseball.

Booker Named Financial Aid Director

Gustavus Adolphus College recently named Mary Booker, a 1991 graduate who worked for the college in admission and financial assistance between 1994 and 1999, as the new director for student financial assistance.

Gustavus Choir Tours Portugal and Spain

The Gustavus Choir, the premier choral ensemble at Gustavus Adolphus College, will embark on a 20-day international tour of Portugal and Spain as part of its 75th anniversary year. The 66-voice choir will tour and learn about the two countries from Jan. 11 through Jan. 30.

Gustavus Music Ensembles Embark on Tours

This month the three major music ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College will depart on their annual concert tours. This year the Gustavus Choir will represent Gustavus internationally on a 20-day visit to Portugal and Spain, while the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus String Orchestra will embark on one-week domestic tours.

Church Relations Director Named at Gustavus

The Rev. Grady St. Dennis will serve as Director of Church Relations at Gustavus. In this position, Pastor St. Dennis will lead the college's church relations efforts with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its congregations, particularly those in the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations. He will begin his duties Feb. 19, 2007.