Archive for January, 2010

Family members gathered at MSP Airport to welcome home 21 students and two faculty members from Peru. 

Gustavus Group Returns Home From Peru

The 21 students and two faculty members from Gustavus Adolphus College that were stranded for four days near Machu Picchu in Peru due to extreme flooding, returned to Minnesota around noon on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Gustavus Group Scheduled to Arrive Home From Peru Today

A group of 21 students and two faculty members from Gustavus Adolphus College are scheduled to arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport Saturday, Jan. 30 around noon.

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Gustavus Announces Major Building Projects

At its Monday, Jan. 25 meeting, the Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move forward with three major building projects. The College will erect a new 125,000 square foot academic building. It will develop a mall extending west from its iconic Christ Chapel. Also, it will renovate its A.H. Anderson Social Science Building.

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Gustavus Group Airlifted Out of Flooded Area in Peru

The 21 students and two faculty members from Gustavus Adolphus College who had been stranded near Machu Picchu in Peru, have been airlifted out of the flooded area to the nearby city of Cusco.

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Gustavus Group Continues to Await Evacuation in Peru

Twenty-one students and two faculty members from Gustavus Adolphus College continue to await evacuation near the Machu Picchu area in Peru. The group is on a January Interim off-campus study course titled, "Education, Healthcare, and Poverty in Peru."

Machu Picchu attracts more than 400,000 tourists a year. 

Gustavus Group Awaiting Evacuation from Machu Picchu Area

Twenty-one students and two faculty members from Gustavus Adolphus College are among the estimated 2,500 tourists and others currently awaiting evacuation near Machu Picchu in Peru. The group is on a January Interim off-campus study course titled, "Education, Healthcare, and Poverty in Peru."

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New Confocal Microscope at Gustavus

Gustavus Adolphus College has a new high-end scientific research tool – a Zeiss LSM 700 laser (scanning) confocal microscope, purchased with funds from a $1 million Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant. Gustavus is currently the only liberal arts college in the nation to own this model Zeiss confocal microscope, which was released in the U.S. last January.

Al Molde 

Molde Featured in Star Tribune

Al Molde is a native Minnesotan who grew up in Montevideo, lives in St. Peter and has spent the past 49 years as a Vikings fan. Sunday, he was a New Orleans Saints fan.

Paul Hawken will speak at Gustavus on Feb. 18. 

Author and Environmentalist Paul Hawken to Speak on Feb. 18

Environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Hawken will deliver a free public lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Ruth Lin 

Gustavus Announces New Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to announce the appointment of a new Gustavus Symphony Orchestra conductor, Ruth Lu Lin. She will officially join the faculty and lead the orchestra starting Sept. 1, 2010, however, Lin is already preparing for her new role at Gustavus and will assist in recruiting musicians for the next academic year.