Archive for March, 2011

Jay Walljasper Coming to Gustavus April 5

Popular speaker, veteran communications strategist, and award-winning writer and editor Jay Walljasper will speak publically at Gustavus Adolphus College on Tuesday, April 5.

Poetry Reading to Feature William Reichard

Minnesota poet and anthologist William Reichard will be at Gustavus Adolphus College April 6 to read from several of his works including his most recent book of poetry, Sin Eater. The reading will take place from 7-9 p.m. in the Interpretive Center, located on the grounds of the College’s Linnaeus Arboretum.

Erdrich Sisters Highlight Spring Author Day

Minnesota natives Lise and Heid Erdrich will speak at the Gustavus Library Associates’ (GLA) Spring Author Day Tuesday, April 5 at the Edina Country Club.

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Touring Midwest

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Ruth Lin, is on an eight-day, four-state tour of the Midwest during the College's spring break, March 26-April 2, 2011.

Student Honored at American College Dance Festival

The Department of Theatre and Dance student choreographer Renee Guittar's dance "Temporary" was selected for performance at the Regional Gala Concert of the American College Dance Festival held Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Guittar's work is one of only 9 dances out of 37 entries selected for the finale of the conference titled "Dancing Beyond the Discipline."

Climate and Energy Experts to Lecture April 19

Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, two influential voices in the debate about energy and climate policy will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College Tuesday, April 19.

Road Closings Due to Flooding, College Remains Open

Due to flooding, some area roads are closed. Beware that flooding is difficult to predict, so individuals are advised to seek out road closure Information at prior to travel and also sign up for road alerts at

Dr. Mary Strey Named VPAA at Central College

Gustavus faculty member Mary Strey, Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Central College in Pella, Iowa, effective July 1, 2011. Dr. Strey is professor of chemistry and professor of biology at Gustavus and served as the College’s inaugural provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2007 to 2009.

Gustavus 2011 Day at the Capitol

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 Gustavus students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators and make the case for increased funding for the Minnesota State Grant program. The program helps make higher education affordable for 88,000 Minnesota college and university students. One quarter of Gustavus students receive need-based aid through the program each year.

Weekend of Arts March 18-20

Come to Gustavus this weekend to experience Tubonium Festival, featuring numerous classes, demonstrations and performances. Two student recitals are being held as well as a faculty flute recital. All of these events are open to the public.