Archive for September, 2008

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Nelson-Pallmeyer to Speak on International Day of Peace

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21 by welcoming Dr. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer to campus for a free public lecture.

Gustavus Art Professor Receives McKnight Foundation Fellowship

Gustavus Adolphus College Assistant Professor of Art Priscilla Briggs has been selected to receive a $25,000 fellowship from the McKnight Foundation to support her work in the field of photography.

Former Director of Iraqi National Museum to Give Lecture

Dr. Donny George Youkhanna, former director general of the National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, will present a public lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22. The lecture is free for all attendees and will take place in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Larry Zelenz Records 300th Career Victory

Larry Zelenz, head men's soccer coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, recently picked up the 300th win of his collegiate coaching career. Zelenz recorded victory number 300 on Sunday, Sept. 7 when the Gusties earned a 5-1 win over Marian University of Fond du Lac, Wisc.

Reading in Common Author John Pomfret Will Visit Campus

Gustavus Adolphus College will welcome author John Pomfret to campus Monday, Sept. 15. Pomfret, the author of this year's Reading in Common book, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China, will speak at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Vigil Planned to Honor Victims of 9/11

A vigil and massive flag display is planned for Thursday, Sept. 11 as the Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Peter communities will honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Global Insight Program to Host Teach-in on China

Gustavus Global Insight, a campus-wide themed learning program at Gustavus Adolphus College, will sponsor a teach-in on China from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. The teach-in will take place in The Dive, located on the lower level of the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Hillstrom Museum of Art Exhibition Opens September 8

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will host two exhibitions beginning Monday, Sept. 8. Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde will be on display concurrently with Selections from the Hillstrom Collection.

Students Return to Campus, Classes Resume

Tuesday, Sept. 2 marked the beginning of the 147th academic year at Gustavus Adolphus College. Classes resumed at 8 a.m., and President Jack R. Ohle gave the homily at a 10 a.m. opening convocation ceremony in Christ Chapel.

Continuing Education Events Announced for Fall

Gustavus Adolphus College and the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office have teamed up to provide the extended St. Peter community with several informational and educational events this fall as part of the college's Continuing Education program.