Archive for April, 2010

Fulbright Scholar to Lecture on Health Care in Ghana

Dr. Eva Tagoe-Darko, a Fulbright scholar from Ghana, will discuss her research on the benefits of traditional medicine and traditional approaches to health care for women and children in Ghana at a free public lecture on Monday, May 3 at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Honors Day Scheduled for May 1

On Saturday, May 1, Gustavus Adolphus College will host Honors Day, an annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievements of hundreds of its students.

Hillstrom Museum to Showcase Student Work

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will present Atypical 9 to 5: Senior Exhibition, an exhibition featuring the work of 17 studio art majors at the College. The show will be on display from Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 30 with an opening reception scheduled for 4-6 p.m. May 1.

President Peterson Receives Polar Star

Dr. James L. Peterson ’64, who served as the 15th president of Gustavus Adolphus College from 2003 to 2008, was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star at a special, private luncheon Thursday, April 29 on campus.

Obituary: Philip Knautz, 86, Emeritus Professor of Music

Longtime Gustavus Adolphus College concert choir director and Professor Emeritus of Music Philip F. Knautz ’48 – known to a generation of student singers as “Mr. K” – died April 26 in Colby, Wis., at the age of 86.

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Competes in Eau Claire

Nearly every year Associate Professor of Music Steve Wright takes his Gustavus Jazz Lab Band to the prestigious Eau Claire Jazz Festival hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, not only to perform for a knowledgeable and appreciative audience but also to compete against some of the stellar college and university jazz programs in the Midwest.

Gustavus to Celebrate its Authors

Gustavus Adolphus College will hold its annual Gustavus Author Tea at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 in the Courtyard Café, located on the lower level of the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.

Communication Studies Majors Present at Annual Conference

Ten Communication Studies majors from Gustavus Adolphus College presented individual research projects at the 19th annual University of Saint Thomas Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on Friday, April 23.

Bill Hakala to Give Talk on Tuesday

Entrepreneur, writer, and historian Bill Hakala will be at Gustavus Adolphus College on Tuesday, April 27 to give a talk titled “The Evolution of ‘Now’: Real World Storytelling about Today’s Institutions.” Hakala will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Linner Lounge, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Men’s Tennis Clinches Share of 22nd Straight MIAC Title

The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team defeated St. Thomas 7-2 and Bethel 9-0 on Saturday, April 24 to clinch at least a share of the MIAC regular season championship. It is the 22nd consecutive MIAC regular season title for the team, and the first for first-year head coach Tommy Valentini.