Archive for August, 2011

Gustavus Holds Annual Colloquium

Gustavus Adolphus College held its annual Colloquium on Wednesday, Aug. 31, where President Jack R. Ohle presented a state of the college address.

Nobel Conference 47 Presenter Profile: Helen Mayberg

Learn more about Nobel Conference 47 presenter Helen Mayberg, who works in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Anderson Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season

As the year-long Sesquicentennial Celebration begins at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Department of Theatre & Dance announces its 80th season of performances for 2011-2012.

Reading in Common Author Nerburn to Speak Sept. 13

Kent Nerburn, the author of this year’s Reading in Common book, The Wolf at Twilight, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Alumni Hall, located on the upper level of the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Visit the Gustavus State Fair Booth

Gustavus Adolphus College will again have a presence in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair. Make plans to stop and visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Aug. 25-Sept. 5.

Sutphen Named Minnesota’s Poet Laureate

Joyce Sutphen, Professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College, was named Poet Laureate for the state of Minnesota by Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday, Aug. 23. In this role, she will serve as the primary spokesperson, supporter, and promoter of poetry in the state.

Alumnus Dahlke Featured in Star Tribune

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Travis Dahlke ’00 is back in the news for the work being done through the nonprofit farm organization he started called Hands For Harvest.

Her Vang Named Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs

Her Vang has been named Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs at Gustavus Adolphus College.

$200,000 NSF Grant to Benefit Underclass Chemistry Students

Gustavus Adolphus College recently received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will help enrich the curriculum in the College’s Chemistry Department, specifically for first and second year students.

Michael Chorost to Speak Sept. 9

As a pre-cursor to this year’s Nobel Conference (“The Brain and Being Human”), conference organizers and the Neuroscience Program at Gustavus have invited technology theorist Michael Chorost to speak at the College on Friday, Sept. 9.