Archive for October, 2007

Bishop Wayne R. Felton is Senior Pastor at The Holy Christian Church in St. Paul, Minn. 

Campus Revival Scheduled in Early November

A non-denominational campus revival will bring Bishop Wayne R. Felton to Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday, Nov. 9. Felton is the Senior Pastor at The Holy Christian Church in St. Paul, Minn. Sponsored by the Gustavus Pan Afrikan Student Organization, the revival is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Robert Esbjornson taught at Gustavus from 1950 to 1983. 

Longtime Beloved Religion Professor Dies

The Rev. Robert Esbjornson, 89, died Friday, Oct. 26 in St. Peter, Minn. "Esbj," as he was affectionately known by several generations of Gustavus Adolphus College students, was a longtime professor of religion (1950-1983) at the college and a beloved campus figure.

Author Jimmy Cabrera speaks at this year’s ChYLI conference. 

Gustavus Hosts ChYLI Service Conference

Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting its annual Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Institute service conference Oct. 25-26. This year's conference is for Latino high school students from St. Peter and St. James high schools.

Students present Christmas in Christ Chapel. (Photo by Anders Bjorling) 

Gustavus Prepares for Christmas in Christ Chapel

The annual Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration at Gustavus Adolphus College will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The theme for this year's service is "The Word Becomes Flesh." Tickets are still available for the 7:30 p.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 2. All other services and all Christmas buffets are sold out.

Continuing Education Events at Gustavus

Gustavus Adolphus College and the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office have teamed to provide the St. Peter community with several informational and educational lectures this fall as part of the college's Continuing Education program.

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Nobel Conference Lectures Now Online

The 43rd annual Nobel Conference, "Heating Up: The Energy Debate," which drew more than 6,000 people to Gustavus Adolphus College Oct. 2-3, is now available online in audio and video format.

Sophomore Jordan Klitzke is one of many actors who will perform in columbinus. 

Gustavus Theatre Presents <i>columbinus</i>

With an eye on history as well as more recent events at Virginia Tech University and other campuses, the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance will present columbinus Oct. 25-28.

Ralston H. Deffenbaugh, Jr. is the president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. 

LIRS President Deffenbaugh to Speak at Chapel

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) President Ralston H. Deffenbaugh, Jr. will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. Deffenbaugh will give the homily at daily chapel at 10 a.m. Oct. 29.

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<i>A Royal Affair </i>Online Auction Open for Bidding

Approximately 800 items that will be auctioned as part of this year's A Royal Affair may now be viewed online. About 100 of the items are now available for online bidding between Oct. 18-25. The remaining 700 items will go to the highest bidder at the silent and live auctions during A Royal Affair Oct. 27.

The Gustavus gymnastics team performed during the Homecoming parade. (Photo by Tom Roster) 

Thousands Convene for Homecoming Weekend

The hill was bustling with activity this past weekend as students, parents, staff, faculty, and alumni gathered on campus for an array of Homecoming and Family Weekend events, including class reunions, athletic events, educational seminars, and performances.