Archive for April, 2007

Gustavus Awarded NCAA Grant for Alcohol Education

Gustavus Adolphus College has been awarded a three-year, $29,003 CHOICES program grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Through the CHOICES program, the NCAA provides funding to member institutions to integrate athletics into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. Gustavus is one of 15 NCAA institutions nationwide to receive a CHOICES grant in 2007.

Gustavus to Celebrate All-Steinway Distinction

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate its place on the "All-Steinway Schools" list with a dedication piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Seniors Ryan Ike, Phil Sowden, Beth Stauffer, Brianna Vaa, and Alex Zupan will all perform pieces at the dedication.

Gustavus Alumna Appointed to Hennepin County Judgeship

Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Friday that Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Ivy S. Bernhardson ('73) has been appointed to one of three trial court bench vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County. Bernhardson was named along with Peter A. Cahill and William H. Koch.

Gustavus to Host Association of Congregations Convention

The 20th annual convention of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations will be held Saturday, April 28. Gustavus will host pastors and delegates from the 518 Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations from the state and across the country that are current member congregations of the association.

Gustavus Forensics Team Ranked 20th in the Nation

The Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics Team participated in the 30th American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) April 6-9, earning a top 20 national ranking for the first time in school history.

Gustavus Responds to Tragedy at Virginia Tech

After the tragic events at Virginia Tech University, administrators at Gustavus Adolphus College met to reflect on the situation, to coordinate appropriate campus responses to the event, and to review the College's Crisis Management Plan.

Gustavus to Hold Inaugural Lindau Symposium

The Reverend Richard John Neuhaus will be the keynote speaker when Gustavus Adolphus College holds the inaugural Lindau Symposium at 7:30 p.m. May 8, in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Gustavus Administators Lobby at the Capitol

Administrators from Gustavus Adolphus College joined representatives from Minnesota's 17 private colleges and universities April 17 at the Capitol for Presidents' and Parents' Day to advocate for higher education funding.

Book Fair Will Benefit NYSP

A Scholastic book fair will take place April 24-26 at Gustavus Adolphus College in the Dive, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union. A wide variety of books will be available for purchase from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the three-day event.

Gustavus Students Lend a Hand in New Orleans Area

Ninety-four Gustavus Adolphus College students took two busses south to Slidell, La., a suburb of New Orleans, March 30-April 7 during the College's spring break not to bask in the sun on a sandy beach, but to take part in the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge.