Archive for February, 2011

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Canceled: “Gustie for a Day” Admission Event

Due to inclement weather that has resulted in unsafe travel conditions throughout the region, the Gustavus Admission Event “Gustie for a Day,” set for Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 has been canceled. The day-long event was for high school seniors and juniors to spend Presidents’ Day at Gustavus and to attend classes, rehearsals, practice, special sessions […]

Canceled: Leibundguth Flute Recital

Due to inclement weather Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, the flute recital scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College. The recital was to feature Adjunct Professor of Music Barbara Leibundguth presenting a faculty recital on the flute, Dedicated to French School. The event will be rescheduled for a later date, which will be announced when determined.

Weekend Fine Arts Events

A weekend of Fine Arts events is occurring on campus this weekend, Feb. 19-20. They include a guest vocalist and pianist performance, violin and flute recitals, and a new exhibition on origami. All these events are free and open to the public.

Changing Food World Lecture March 2

Author and professor Psyche Williams-Forson will visit Gustavus on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Her lecture, titled "Bet Your Bottom Dollar: Expanding the Concept of Alternatives in a Changing Food World, is part of Gustavus's Global Insight 2010-2011 program on food and will be at 7 p.m. in F.W. Olin Hall, room 103. The lecture will discuss dollar stores, and other similar “value markets,” as a way to broaden the discussion of concepts like “sustainability” and “food access.”

VIDEO: A Sustainable Advantage

Gustavus is a place that truly wants to make a difference in the world. One way the institution and its community members do that is in the area of food and sustainability. Online there's a new, unsolicited video story featuring Gustavus Adolphus College's sustainability efforts in the food/dining area, which was done by the St. Paul-based non-profit organization Minnesota 2020.

Canceled: Professor and Author Thomas Kasulis to Visit Feb. 21-22

Due to the inclement weather, this event's canceled: Author and Professor Thomas Kasulis will visit Gustavus Feb. 21-22 to engage in conversation about the meaning of a liberal arts education. He will give a public lecture, titled “From the Love of Wisdom to the Wisdom of Love: Rethinking Thinking,” Monday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Old Main, Room 05.

Building Bridges Conference March 12

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 16th annual Building Bridges conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011. This year’s conference, with the theme “I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present,” will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue about the effects of the slave trade from a historical perspective as well as from a modern-day one.

Weekend Fine Arts Events

Following successful winter concert tours, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Choir will present their Home Concerts on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Christ Chapel at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.Both concerts are free and open to the public. There's also a USAF Brass concert on Sunday, Feb. 13.

Author Debra Mitts-Smith Lecture Feb. 23

Dr. Debra Mitts-Smith, an author, professor, and expert on children’s and young adult literature, will give a public lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in room 127 of Confer Hall.

Alumna to Give John Kendall Lecture Feb. 28

Dr. Kathleen Vohs ’96, Land O' Lakes Professor of Marketing and McKnight Presidential Fellow in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, will present the 2011 John Kendall Lecture Series Address at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28 in Wallenberg Auditorium, located on the second level of the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science.