Archive for March, 2011

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Annual Lefler Lecture March 21

This year’s Herbert and Mary Jane Lefler Lecture will bring Scott Bennett, a Yale University librarian emeritus and consultant on library planning, to campus. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will occur at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2011, in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Gustavus Students Returning from Japan

In light of recent events—including the U.S. State Department travel warning for Japan and continuing uncertainty over Japan’s nuclear crisis following last Friday's major earthquake—Gustavus has made the decision to bring home its six students studying in the country this semester. Travel arrangements are currently being made.

Women Leadership Conference April 8

The first annual Gustavus Women in Leadership conference, “Women Discovering Leadership,” will be held Friday, April 8 in Alumni Hall from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The event will consist of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and lunch. The two keynote speakers are Susan Madsen, Ph.D. and author, and Nancy Johnson Dahl ’83, president of LifeTouch Portraits.

Learn About Popular Culture in Cuba March 16

Dr. Damaris Puñales-Alpízar will present a lecture titled “Cuba: The Soviet Flavor of a Tropical Island, a Visit 20 Years Later” on campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Ogden P. Confer Hall, Room 128.

Sophomore Jasmine Porter Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Gustavus sophomore Jasmine Porter '13 has been selected as a 2011 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellow. Porter is one of 25 college students nationwide named to this prestigious fellowship and the first Gustavus recipient in the program's 17-year history. As a fellow, she will attend summer institutes, study abroad, complete an internship, and attend graduate school.

Orchestra Concert Sunday Afternoon

Both of Gustavus's large string ensembles will perform in concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Christ Chapel. The concert includes the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under Conductor Ruth Lin, and the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Justin Knoepfel. Sunday’s orchestra concert is free and open to the public.

Women’s Hockey to Advance to Semifinals

The Gustavus women’s hockey team will play in the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Semifinals on Friday, March 18, 2011. After a 4-1 defeat over the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the quarterfinals on Friday, March 11 in River Falls, Wis., the Gusties will take on Norwich University. The quarterfinal win was a sweet defeat as the Gusties had fallen to UW-RF 4-2 in regular season play on Dec. 10.

Dr. Mark Braun Named Provost and Dean of the College

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack R. Ohle announced today (Thursday, March 10, 2011) that Dr. Mark Braun has accepted the position of Provost and Dean of the College. He will assume the post effective June 15, 2011.

Dr. JoNes VanHecke Named Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack R. Ohle announced today (Thursday, March 10, 2011) that Dr. JoNes R. VanHecke ’88 has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at the College. She will assume the post effective June 15, 2011.

Chemistry Professor Named Emerging Leader

Dwight Stoll, assistant professor of chemistry at Gustavus, has been named winner of the LCGC 2011 Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of talented young scientific or technical professionals who have made strides early in their career toward the advancement of chromatographic applications and techniques.