Archive for January, 2009

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College Receives Grant from Knutson Endowment Fund

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.

Carrie Newcomer to Play Concert at Gustavus

Singer and songwriter Carrie Newcomer will perform a concert at Gustavus Adolphus College titled "The Geography of Light," at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 in Alumni Hall, located on the upper level of the O.J. Johnson Student Union. The concert is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Serving as Partner Site for Religion Conference

Individuals interested in the intersections of theology and sustainability are invited to Gustavus Adolphus College Jan. 21-23, when the college will simulcast Trinity Institute's 39th National Theological Conference. This year's conference is titled Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability.

Continuing Education Events Announced

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

State Legislature Convenes With Gustavus Flavor

The Minnesota State Legislature convened for the first time in 2009 on Tuesday, Jan. 6 with six legislators — five in the house and one in the senate — holding connections to Gustavus Adolphus College.

Forensics Team Enjoying Continued Success

The Gustavus forensics team has concluded a busy and successful first half of the season as it continues to assert itself as one of the top programs in the country.

String Orchestra to Visit Seven States on Tour

The Gustavus Adolphus College String Orchestra, conducted by Warren Friesen, will embark on a 10-day tour from Jan. 30 to Feb. 8 that will take it to seven different states.

Gustavus Alumna Named Michelle Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary

Semonti Mustaphi, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently named Deputy Press Secretary for first lady in waiting, Michelle Obama.

Jodock to Administer Templeton Foundation Grant

Dr. Darrell Jodock, the Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Distinguished Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College, will help administer a $150,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation's Science for Ministry Initiative awarded to the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Preparing for Tour

The Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Nimmo, is currently preparing to embark on a 10-day tour from Jan. 30 to Feb. 8 that will take it to parts of Colorado and South Dakota.