Archive for November, 2007

Sophomore Jen Syverson suffers from Fibromyalgia. 

Gustavus Student Raises Awareness of Fibromyalgia

Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Jen Syverson has been living with Fibromyalgia since early childhood. Now, almost 15 years after her original diagnosis, Syverson is aiming to educate people about the condition and raise funds for research purposes.

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Gustavus to Test New Emergency Communications System

As part of its ongoing and proactive emergency preparedness planning, Gustavus Adolphus College is enhancing its emergency communication program, including using a new service called Connect-ED.

Steve Wilkinson has guided the Gustavus men’s tennis program to 19 consecutive MIAC titles. 

Wilkinson Receives Honor From USTA/ITA

Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson has been named the national winner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Recreation Award.

Car Accident Tragically Touches Gustavus Community

A current student and a recent graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College who are brothers were involved in a fatal car accident over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Richard Insley, 23, a 2007 graduate of the college died in the accident.

Ellis Jones taught at Gustavus from 1958 to 1998. 

Former Professor Honored by Delta Pi Epsilon

Ellis Jones, emeritus professor of economics and management at Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently presented with the first ever Delta Pi Epsilon National Leadership Medallion Award.

St. Lucia’s crown traditionally features lighted candles. 

67th Annual Festival of St. Lucia

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate its 67th annual Festival of St. Lucia on Thursday, Dec. 6. As part of the celebration, one sophomore and four of her classmates will be selected to serve as St. Lucia and the Lucia Court.

Twelve Students Honored for Academic Achievement

One senior and 11 juniors at Gustavus Adolphus College have recently been honored for their academic achievements. On Friday, Nov. 16 the College announced its annual Albert G. Swanson and Gerhard T. Alexis Scholars.

2006 Grand Prize Winner Emily Alexander’s piece titled Butterfly 

Destination Anywhere Exhibit Comes to Gustavus

"Destination Anywhere: A Juried Exhibit of 15 Award-Winning Young Artists With Disabilities," is now open at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College. The exhibit will run from Nov. 19 through Jan. 13.

The team gathers for a photo after spending the day cleaning up a playground in Rushford, Minn. 

Men’s Basketball Team Helps Clean Up Flood Damage

The Gustavus men's basketball team travelled to Rushford, Minn. recently and spent the day helping the community clean up from the devastation caused by flash flooding in late August.

Gustavus students study abroad in more than 100 locations throughout the world. 

Gustavus in Top 10 for Studying Abroad Participation

Gustavus Adolphus College continues to be a leading institution in the nation when it comes to the number of students participating in studying abroad programs, according to an annual report released by the Institute of International Education (IIE).