Archive for May, 2010

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Commencement Scheduled for May 30

At 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, approximately 600 seniors will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be moved indoors to the Lund Center for Physical Education and Health.

Kracht Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

Kristofer Kracht, an instructor in the communication studies department and the director of the Gustavus Adolphus College forensics program, received the 2010 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s Honors Day convocation in early May.

Women’s Golf Team Places Second at NCAA Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's golf team placed second at the 2010 Division III NCAA Championships on Friday, May 14 at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

Spring Issue of Firethorne Now Available

The Spring 2010 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts magazine at Gustavus Adolphus College – will be unveiled Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the Courtyard Café, located on the lower level of the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.

Moe Named Division III National Coach of the Year

Gustavus Adolphus College women’s golf coach Scott Moe has been named the Division III National Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association. This is the third time Moe has received this honor.

Obituary: Charles Mason, 77, Emeritus Professor of Biology

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor Emeritus of Biology and founding Executive Director of Linnaeus Arboretum Charles P. Mason passed away, Monday, May 10, 2010, in St. Peter at the age of 77.

Time to Soar: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is preparing to present Time to Soar: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert from May 14-16. This dance concert, directed by Michele Rusinko and Melissa Rolnick, features a diverse range of faculty, student and guest choreographed pieces.

Diversity Awards Banquet Scheduled for Saturday

The Diversity Center and the Diversity Leadership Council at Gustavus Adolphus College will give out their annual Diversity Awards at a 6 p.m. banquet on Saturday, May 8 in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Gustavus Chooses Reading in Common Book

Gustavus Adolphus College has selected Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford as its Reading in Common book for the 2010-11 academic year. The novel, according to one review, explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love.

Reflecting Back on the 30th MAYDAY! Peace Conference

Hundreds of people of varying ages gathered to “Imagine Peace” at Gustavus Adolphus College’s 30th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference on April 28, 2010. Each spring, the conference seeks to stimulate discussion and action on a variety of global social justice and peace-related issues through several events including keynote speakers, workshops, and contests.