Archive for 2010

The 2010 Christmas in Christ Chapel Finale (Photo by Anders Bjorling '58). 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Gustavus

As we celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones, we give thanks and rejoice for our many and varied traditions.

Senior James Ebeling with two of his pieces. 

Senior Artists to Have Work Displayed in Waseca

Nine Gustavus senior art and art history majors will have their work on display at the Waseca Art Center from January 7 through February 11, 2011.

The cover of the latest edition of Firethorne. 

Fall Issue of Firethorne Released

The Fall 2010 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts journal at Gustavus Adolphus College – was released on Thursday, Dec. 2 and is available on newsstands in Confer Vickner Hall and the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.

Sophomore biology major Tricia Weyland and junior biology major Maria Bryan take a tissue sample of a fish from the Gulf of Mexico. 

Gustavus Students Dissect Fish Affected by Gulf Oil Spill

Nearly 20 environmental studies and biology students at Gustavus Adolphus College recently spent several hours over the course of two days dissecting nearly 400 fish taken from areas in the Gulf of Mexico affected by the BP oil spill this past summer.

The Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. 

Gustavus Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, with a public lecture by civil rights movement activist Bernard LaFayette Jr. and a performance of African America by Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre.

Martin Lang '95 

Communication Studies Course Bridges the Gap with Local Latino Community

Students in a Gustavus Adolphus College mid-level communication studies course are preparing to unveil three short documentary video projects aimed at bridging the gap of familiarity and understanding with the Latino community in the city of St. Peter.

A Gustavus student in the Developmental Psychology class in 2009 works with a child at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (Photo by Stacia Vogel). 

Psychology Classes Get Creative for Kids

Two psychology classes at Gustavus Adolphus College taught by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kyle Chambers are making a difference in local communities by developing toys and museum exhibits for children.

Elaine Mikel was crowned St. Lucia for 2010 by St. Lucia Court members Katie Batz, Dawn Comstock, Claire Curran and Ellen Liebe (Photo by Stacia Vogel). 

Mikel Crowned St. Lucia

Gustavus Adolphus College crowned sophomore Elaine Mikel as the 2010 St. Lucia during the College’s 70th annual Festival of St. Lucia on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Michael Johnson 

Michael Johnson’s 40-Year Tradition Continues at Gustavus

Michael Johnson, the singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College annually for more than 40 years, will return to Björling Recital Hall on Friday, December 10, at 8 p.m.

Shakespeare 

Shakespeare Performance Showcase at Gustavus

Building on the success of last season’s Physical Theatre Project, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus will present a Shakespeare Performance Showcase, directed by Amy Seham, in Anderson Theatre, at 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 12.