Archive for April, 2008

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Forensics Team Ranked Nationally Again

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team earned a top 20 national ranking for the second consecutive year at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) April 5-7 at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fausto-Sterling to Speak at Moe Lecture

Anne Fausto-Sterling, a biology and gender studies professor at Brown University, will speak at this year's Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. This free public lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

28th MAYDAY! Peace Conference Will Focus on Water

"Troubled Water" is the theme for this year's Gustavus Adolphus College MAYDAY! Peace Conference — an annual event devoted to a topic relating to human rights and social justice. This year's conference is set for Wednesday, April 30.

Memorial Service Planned for Former Religion Professor

A memorial service to celebrate the life of the Rev. Robert Esbjornson, who passed away Oct. 26, 2007, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 in Christ Chapel.

Plans Continue for New Academic Building

The architectural firm hired to construct a new academic building at Gustavus, recently conducted a three-day design workshop to develop a conceptual design for the new building.

Gustavus Student Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Allison (Addie) Ryan has been granted a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2008-09 academic year. Ryan, a native of St. Paul, Minn., will take classes and research the effects of microfinance projects directed at women in Morocco.

Gusties Help to Plan Minnesota’s Birthday Party

Imagine trying to organize a birthday party for more than five million people. That is essentially what two Gustavus Adolphus College alumni, Tane Danger '07 and Claire Plank '07, and a current Gustavus senior, Laura Baratto, were hired to do.

John Shelby Spong to Speak at Gustavus

Controversial theologian, biblical scholar, author, and retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, John Shelby Spong, will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21 in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Gustavus Choir to Tour Upper Midwest

The Gustavus Choir, the premier choral ensemble at Gustavus Adolphus College, will embark on a five-day, four-concert tour of the upper Midwest April 23-27.

Gustavus to Welcome Poet Martha Serpas to Campus

Martha Serpas, the author of a collection of poems titled, Cote Blanche, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College April 19-23 as part of the Artist-in-Residence program of Christ Chapel.