College Receives Grant from Knutson Endowment Fund

Posted on January 14th, 2009 by

The Chaplains’ Office at Gustavus Adolphus College has received a $4,000 grant from the Philip N. Knutson Endowment in Lutheran Campus Ministry to support social justice initiatives.

The Chaplains’ Office plans to use the funds toward several on-campus events focused on social justice issues, sustainability, and faith. Plans for the grant include inviting both a national and local speaker to campus, hosting an art exhibit, and convening a panel of alumni whose jobs have social justice components to them.

The Philip N. Knutson Endowment provides special funding for programs, exhibits, and conferences that address timely life issues and concerns facing Christians in higher education, including the subject of human sexuality and the church.

Philip Knutson was deeply devoted to the education of young people and to fostering discussion of issues facing Christians in today’s world. After graduating from St. Olaf College, Knutson became a pastor, and then served in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s Division of Higher Education.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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