Archive for 2011

Students Take Advantage of Study Abroad Opportunities in January

This upcoming January, a number of students at Gustavus Adolphus College will be taking advantage of the variety of study-abroad opportunities offered during the College’s 2012 January Interim Experience (IEX). As the new year approaches, a total of 257 students will be packing their bags for their trips across the globe to destinations like Turkey, Guatemala, and Tanzania.

Christmas in Christ Chapel to be Broadcast Regionally

At least 25 radio stations across Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa plan to air portions of this year's Christmas in Christ Chapel service during the holiday season. This year's services took place Dec. 2-4 and were themed Julljus: Light from the Old World, Light to the New.

Junior Kayla Joachim Receives Gilman Scholarship

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Kayla Joachim has been awarded an $8,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this spring semester in the United Arab Emirates.

Tom Brown Named Director of Athletics

President Jack R. Ohle announced the hiring of Tom Brown, a native of Milaca, Minnesota and a 1986 graduate of Augustana College (S.D.) as Director of Athletics at Gustavus Adolphus College. Brown, who has been a part of the Gustavus Athletics Department as a coach, instructor and administrator since 1991, succeeds Dr. Al Molde who recently announced his retirement after 15 years at Gustavus and 40 years as an athletic administrator and coach.

Gustavus Faculty Help Build Habitat House in Le Sueur

Three Gustavus Adolphus College faculty members are among a small group of individuals who were recently able to give a Le Sueur family the gift of a lifetime just in time for the holiday season.

Gustavus Announces 2012 MAYDAY! Peace Conference Topic

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce that the topic for its 2012 MAYDAY! Peace Conference will be “Multicultural Sweden.” This year’s conference will be held on Wednesday, May 2, and will feature a full day's worth of speakers and activities.

U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Speaker Series Jan. 4-26 in Alumni Hall

Gustavus Adolphus College will host a series of six lectures during the month of January to commemorate the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The lectures are being held in conjunction with a January Interim Experience class titled “Commemorating Controversy: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862,” being taught by Professor of English Elizabeth Baer and Executive Director of the Nicollet County Historical Society Ben Leonard.

Director of Athletics Al Molde Announces Retirement

Dr. Al Molde, the athletics director at Gustavus Adolphus College for the past 15 years, has announced that he will retire at the end of the current academic year. Molde is one of only seven full-time athletics directors that have been employed by the College since the position was created in 1920.

Gustavus Study Featured in U.S. News & World Report Story

A study authored by Gustavus professors and academic librarians Barbara Fister and Julie Gilbert is the subject of a recent article by U.S. News & World Report reporter Ryan Lytle.

Mayo Scholars Further Medical Innovation

Very few undergraduate students can say they had the opportunity to further the development of a breakthrough medical innovation years before it was even made known to the medical community. Serving as Mayo Innovation Scholars, four Gustavus Adolphus College students are in the midst of doing just that as a part of a collaboration that Gustavus has with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.