Archive for October, 2007

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Advocate for the Homeless Sets Her Sights High

"Cathy ten Broeke's job title clearly spells out the mighty boulder she's supposed to push uphill in what seems a truly Sisyphean task: she's the Minneapolis/Hennepin County Coordinator to End Homelessness," writes Star Tribune reporter Mary Jane Smetanka about a 1991 alumna of Gustavus.

Student Exchange Signed Between Gustavus and Chinese College

Gustavus Adolphus College and United International College (UIC) in Zhu Hai, China, have entered into a four-year reciprocal student exchange program. Gustavus President Jim Peterson and UIC Executive Vice President Edmond Kwok signed the agreement at Gustavus on Oct. 2.

Gustavus Launches Presidential Search Website

When the 2007-08 academic year comes to a close, Gustavus Adolphus College President James L. Peterson will retire and the college will inaugurate its 15th president. A new website has been created to inform the Gustavus community about this important and detailed process.

Gustavus Celebrates Homecoming

With fall comes Homecoming and Family Weekend. Celebrated Oct. 12-14, this year's weekend of school spirit includes alumni reunions, a traditional homecoming parade, music concerts, workshop sessions for alumni and parents, athletic events, and more.

New Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Established

Walter L. Youngquist, a 1942 alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College, recently made two separate gifts to the college totaling $500,000.

Price of Pollution

"Gustavus Adolphus College put a physicist, a geoscientist, an engineer and an economist all in the same room and asked them how to save the Earth's environment. They all said: Put a price on carbon dioxide," writes H.J. Cummins in a Star Tribune article about the 2007 Nobel Conference.

Chemistry Department Receives Major Instrumentation Gift

Bill Soderlund and Soderlund Village Drug of St. Peter recently made a major gift of $205,000 to the Department of Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College. The gift will enable the college to purchase a Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometer, to be used in instructional laboratories and faculty/student research projects.