Archive for May, 2008

Two Graduating Seniors Will Join the Peace Corps

Gustavus Adolphus College seniors Erin Luhmann and Jonathan Peasley plan to join the Peace Corps about a month after they receive their bachelor's degrees this Sunday.

2008 Nobel Conference Presenters Announced

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the six individuals who will give presentations at the 2008 Nobel Conference. The conference, titled "Who Were the First Humans?" is scheduled for Oct. 7-8. This year's presenters will be Robin I. M. Dunbar, Marcus Feldman, J.Wentzel van Huyssteen, Curtis Marean, Svante Paabo, and Dennis Stanford.

Lisa Brown Wins National Title in Javelin

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) won the javelin title at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a school and conference record effort of 174 feet, 5 inches on Saturday, May 24.

Greg Mason Accepted into Fulbright Scholar Program

Gustavus Adolphus College professor of English, Dr. Greg Mason, has been accepted into the United States Fulbright Scholar Program for the 2008-09 academic year.

Nine Gustavus Seniors to Join Teach For America

Nine Gustavus Adolphus College graduating seniors will join the non-profit organization Teach For America this fall. The students will spend the next two years teaching children in low-income communities and become part of an effort to ensure more of the nation's students have access to an excellent education.

Building Bridges Conference Honored by City of Saint Peter

Gustavus Adolphus College's Building Bridges Conference recently received the 2007 St. Peter Human Rights Commission Award. Given annually, the award is meant to recognize an individual or organization in St. Peter that has furthered human rights in the community.

Gustavus Introduces Annual Themed Learning Program

In September 2008, Gustavus Adolphus College will inaugurate an annual, campuswide themed learning program, named Gustavus Global Insight, designed to increase cultural awareness and international competency.

Commencement June 1, Webcast Available

At 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 588 seniors will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field.

Gustavus Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

On April 25, the Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a strategic plan for the College. The plan is a "touchstone document" that lays out the college's higher-level values and goals, while affirming its identity as an undergraduate, liberal arts, residential, Swedish Lutheran college.

Gustavus Chooses Reading in Common Book

Gustavus Adolphus College has selected Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China by John Pomfret as its Reading in Common book for the 2008-09 academic year. The book recounts the lives of several of Pomfret's former classmates at Nanjing University in order to examine China's tumultuous history and promising future.