Archive for September, 2007

Fall Poetry Classic Set for Mid-October

Gustavus Adolphus College will host a Fall Poetry Classic on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to showcase a new anthology of Minnesota women poets, To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present.

43rd Nobel Conference Explores the Energy Debate

Heating Up: the Energy Debate, the 43rd Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, Oct. 2 and 3, 2007, will consider global reliance on nonrenewable energy sources and explore a range of cutting-edge energy alternatives.

Gustavus Retains A3 Rating by Moody’s Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service recently affirmed the A3 long-term rating on Gustavus Adolphus College's Revenue Bonds issued through the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority.

Alumnus Named Chair of Department of Medicine at UCSF

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and former trustee Talmadge E. King, Jr., an internationally respected expert in lung disorders, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.

<i>New York Times</i> Editorial Board Member to Speak

Gustavus Adolphus College will welcome New York Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Klinkenborg will deliver a lecture titled, "The De-Democratization of the American Landscape," at 7 p.m. in room 103 of F.W. Olin Hall.

Gustavus Receives Funding From NSF

Gustavus Adolphus College, 15 other higher education institutions in Minnesota, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minnesota High Tech Association have been awarded a five-year, $2.45 million grant to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in baccalaureate education.

Johnson and Esbjornson will Release Book on October 13

Dennis Johnson and Robert Esbjornson, both longstanding members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community, have collaborated to produce a book titled, Esbj! The Heart and Mind of a Professor. The book will be released on Oct. 13 during homecoming festivities at Gustavus where both contributors will be present for a book signing.

Reading in Common Author Tracy Kidder will Visit Campus

Gustavus Adolphus College will welcome author Tracy Kidder to campus on Thursday, Sept. 27. Kidder, the author of this year's Reading in Common book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, will speak at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Measuring What Matters

College rankings and ratings have been in the news, and Gustavus constituencies are following the headlines. The debate going on in the public forum is rich and important. To make matters more interesting, at a time of great institutional robustness and milestone achievements, Gustavus nevertheless recently found itself drawn briefly into ongoing controversy surrounding one popular rankings outlet.

Annual Lefler Lecture will Feature Theologian John F. Haught

With a focus on science and religion, this year's Herbert and Mary Jane Lefler Lecture will bring theologian Dr. John F. Haught to Gustavus Adolphus College on Sept. 26-27.