Archive for September, 2008

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Fields of Faith Event Scheduled

Gustavus Adolphus College will be one of three locations in the state of Minnesota to hold a Fields of Faith event at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Lars Lofgren is a 1958 graduate of Gustavus. 

Alumnus Lars Löfgren to Speak During Out of Scandinavia Week

Lars Löfgren, theater impresario and a 1958 alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College, will return to his alma mater as an artist-in-residence as part of the college's upcoming Out of Scandinavia Week Sept. 29-Oct. 6.

Simon Estes will perform at Gustavus on Friday, Oct. 3. 

Bass Baritone Simon Estes to Perform in Christ Chapel

Internationally acclaimed bass baritone Simon Estes will perform at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. Estes' performance will set the tone for a day of celebration at the College as President Jack R. Ohle will be inaugurated later that day at 3:30 p.m.

Jeanette Larson managed the Book Mark for 35 years. 

Longtime Book Mark Manager Dies

Jeanette Larson, 92, of St. Peter, died Friday, Sept. 19 at Redeemer Residence in Minneapolis. Larson managed the Book Mark, the Gustavus Adolphus College bookstore for 35 years from 1948 until her retirement in 1983.

Senior defensive back Ethan Armstrong returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the first half. 

Football Team Moves to 2-0 With 21-14 Victory

The Gustavus football team used a three-yard touchdown run from Adam Lukes (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) late in the fourth quarter to defeat Hamline University 21-14 for the program's 450th win at Hollingsworth Field in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon.

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Day of Fasting Will Celebrate Ramadan

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, many students and staff at Gustavus Adolphus College will take part in the Gustavus Day of Fasting in honor of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

President Jack R. Ohle 

Presidential Inauguration Events Planned

Gustavus Adolphus College will inaugurate Jack R. Ohle as its 16th president at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Christ Chapel.

Author Doug Thorpe to Visit Campus

Author, professor, and spiritual director Doug Thorpe will make a two-day visit to Gustavus Adolphus College Sept. 18-19. Thorpe is the author of Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness, and the Sacred.

John McKay Returns to Gustavus for Piano Recital

Long-time professor of music at Gustavus Adolphus College, John McKay, returns to Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall Saturday, September 20, to present the first recital of the new school year at 7:30 p.m.

Freshman Elliott Herdina 

Football Team Opens With 27-19 Victory Over Coe

The Gustavus football team used two Elliot Herdina second half touchdowns to slip past Coe College 27-19 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday afternoon.