Archive for February, 2009

Gustavus Alumnus and Author Bill Holm Dies

Bill Holm, a 1965 alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College and the author of nine books of both poems and essays, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25 at a hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Announces Concert Tour

The Gustavus Adolphus College Jazz Lab Band will embark on a seven-day concert tour to various locations in Illinois and Wisconsin March 20-26. The ensemble will also play a home concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Jussi Björling Recital Hall.

Native American Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith at Gustavus

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College College, with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, will present a lecture on Sunday, March 8 titled "A Survey of Contemporary American Indian Art," delivered by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.

Forensics Team Wins State Championship

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team won its second straight Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Championship on Sunday, Feb. 22. Gustavus finished with 446 points to beat out Minnesota State University, Mankato (408 points) and Concordia College, Moorhead (213 points).

Human Origins Expert to Give Lecture at Gustavus

Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist and expert on human origins, will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 in Wallenberg Auditorium, located in the College's Alfred Nobel Memorial Hall of Science.

Gustavus to Celebrate Annual St. David’s Day

The 36th annual St. David's Day celebration at Gustavus Adolphus College will be held Friday, Feb. 27. The singing of four Welsh hymns will be followed by a reception and a luncheon.

Gustavus Employee Atop Standings at Olympic Curling Trials

Kevin Birr, assistant catering manager for the Gustavus Adolphus College dining service, is currently participating in the United States Olympic Curling Trials in Broomfield, Colo.

Momsen Working with U.S. Fencing Association

Kyle Momsen, an adjunct instructor in the health and exercise science department at Gustavus Adolphus College, has travelled the world while serving as an athletic trainer for the United States Fencing Association.

Gustavus Choir to Embark on West Coast Tour

The Gustavus Choir, the premier choral ensemble at Gustavus Adolphus College as well as one of the nation's premier Lutheran college choirs, will embark on a nine-day, eight-concert tour on the West Coast March 21-28.

Emmert Releases Book on Yugoslav Controversies

Tom Emmert, longtime professor of history at Gustavus Adolphus College, recently released a new book that he co-edited, titled "Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies." The book is the result of seven years of collaborative research for a project called the Scholars' Initiative.