Archive for September, 2009

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Day of Fasting Will Celebrate Ramadan

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, many students and staff at Gustavus Adolphus College will take part in the second annual “Gustavus Day of Fasting – A Ramadan Celebration” in honor of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

New Hillstrom Exhibitions Now Open

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will present two exhibitions and another of its FOCUS IN/ON projects from Sept. 14 through Nov. 8.

Reading-in-Common Events Scheduled

The Gustavus Adolphus College Reading-in-Common program, St. Peter Reads, and Friends of the St. Peter Public Library have scheduled several events for Sept. 22-29 at the College and in the community of St. Peter in association with this year’s reading-in-common book, Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario.

Professor Erazim Kohak to Visit Gustavus

Czech philosopher and writer Erazim Kohak, a professor at Charles University in Prague, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College Sept. 14-16. Kohak will speak at the College’s daily worship service on Monday, Sept. 14 and give two public lectures on the evenings of Sept. 14-15.

Gustavus Opens 148th Academic Year

Gustavus Adolphus College opened its 148th academic year Tuesday, Sept. 8 when classes resumed at 8 a.m. for more than 2,500 undergraduate students. President Jack R. Ohle addressed students, faculty, and staff at the College’s traditional opening convocation ceremony at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel.

Video: Gustie Greeters Welcome First-year Students

On Friday, Sept. 4, Gustavus Adolphus College and this year's Gustie Greeters welcomed nearly 630 first-year students to campus.

Gustavus Retains A3 Rating by Moody’s Investors Service

Moody’s Investors Service recently affirmed the A3 long-term rating on Gustavus Adolphus College’s Revenue Bonds issued through the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority.

Men’s Golf Named Academic National Champions

The Gustavus men's golf team has been selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America as the Academic National Champions for Division III. Coach Scott Moe's 2008-09 squad was the only team in Division III to post a cumulative team grade point average above 3.50.

New Faces Fill the Provost’s Office

There are three new faces in the Office of the Provost as the 2009-10 academic year begins. On June 1, David Fienen was named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In late June, Fienen announced that John J. Clementson and Barbara Kaiser had been appointed to Interim Associate Provost roles.

Gustavus Receives High Ranking from Washington Monthly Magazine

Gustavus Adolphus College is listed as the 33rd best liberal arts college in the country according to a new set of college rankings released Thursday by Washington Monthly magazine.