Archive for February, 2011

Women’s Hockey Claims Season Title

The Gustavus women’s hockey team continued its winning ways on Saturday night, Feb. 26, with an 8-1 win over Augsburg. With the win, the Gusties claimed their 7th straight MIAC regular season title (with a record of 14-2-2) and earned a #1 seed in the MIAC Playoffs (with home ice advantage for Thursday's second round playoff game).

Women Leadership Conference Announced

The first annual Gustavus Women in Leadership conference, "Women Discovering Leadership," will be held Friday, April 8, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Susan Madsen, Ph.D., author and expert on women in leadership. Following Madsen's speech, attendees will have the opportunity to choose 2 of the 6 breakout sessions available. Topics include: Career Advice for Female Students, The Importance of Mentoring in the Real World, Using Your College Connections to Network, a CEO Panel, an Entrepreneurs Panel, and Communication and Gender. The closing speaker will be Nancy Johnson Dahl '83, CEO of LifeTouch Studios. Tickets are required (at $15 for students, $25 for Gustavus employees, and $30 for general admission) and are available through

Learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls March 10

Learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls and why they are so important at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture will be presented by Alex Jassen whose research and teaching concentrates on the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism. He is also a member of the international editorial team for the Dead Sea Scrolls and has written the book Mediating the Divine: Prophesy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism.

Origami Master to Lecture Locally and in the Twin Cities

Robert J. Lang, who is serving as the 2010-2011 Rydell Professor at Gustavus will return to the area the week of March 7 for a series of public lectures and classroom visits. On March 7, from 7-9 p.m., he will give a Gallery Talk in the Hillstrom Museum of Art as a part of the exhibition of his works. On March 8, at 7 p.m., he will present lecture on campus. And, at 7 p.m., March 10 he will lecture at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Forensics Team Dominates at State Championships

At the 2011 Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Championships, the Gustavus forensics team won the individual events portion and placed second overall. Competing against 12 other schools at the Feb. 19-20 tournament, the Gustavus team dominated the individual events, placing first in 7 of the 11 events. Senior Orator Phil Helt qualified to represent Minnesota at the 2011 Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest, the nation's oldest speaking competition.

Annual African Night March 4

African Night, a celebration to learn about African culture, music, food, and clothing, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011 in Gustavus Adolphus College's Alumni Hall, located in O.J. Johnson Student Union. The event is free and open to the public. This an annual event is sponsored by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization (PASO).

“Eat Right, Feel Good, Look Great” Speaker March 3

Nutritionist Deanna Latson will speak at Gustavus on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union. This nationally known presenter will speak about what foods people can eat to stay fit, be energized, and perform well academically and athletically. The lecture is free and open to all.

Distinguished Archaeologist Lecture March 4

Professor Terry L. Hunt will visit Gustavus March 3-4, 2011 as a Sigma Xi guest lecturer. Hunt, who has conducted archaeological field research in the Pacific Islands for more than 30 years, will present two lectures during his time on campus. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Swimming and Diving Wins MIAC Title

The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team won the 2011 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships with a 3-day total of 792 points, including scoring 287 points in day 3 of competition. It is Gustavus’s 4th MIAC Championship in 5 years.

Late Start, Abbreviated Schedule for Feb. 21

Gustavus Adolphus College announces a late start and an abbreviated class schedule for Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, due to the blizzard conditions existing and predicted. Chapel will open the day at 9:30 a.m., first period classes will start at 10:00 a.m., and all classes throughout the day will be 40 minutes long instead of the […]