Archive for October, 2011


Poet William Reichard to Appear at Gustavus Nov. 2

Minnesota poet and anthologist William Reichard will be at Gustavus Adolphus College Wednesday, Nov. 2 to read from his newly published anthology American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice.


Three Employees Honored on Founders Day

Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community were honored during the Monday, Oct. 31 daily chapel service at 10 a.m. as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards.


Digital Artist Alma Lopez to Visit Gustavus Nov. 9

Los Angeles based digital artist Alma Lopez will be at Gustavus Adolphus College Wednesday, Nov. 9 to talk about her newly released book Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition, and screen her new documentary “I LOVE Lupe.”


Kiplinger’s Names Gustavus a ‘Best Value’ Among Liberal Arts Colleges

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Gustavus Adolphus College one of the top-100 best values among liberal arts colleges in the country based on the College’s outstanding academics and its great economic value.


Vince Thomas Named a WCCO Radio ‘Good Neighbor’

Vince Thomas, Internship Director in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Center for Servant Leadership, is the recipient of WCCO Radio’s Good Neighbor Award for his volunteer work at Minneapolis South High School.


Alumnus Dan Mikkelson Competes at Ironman World Championship

It’s known as the ultimate test of fitness, endurance, and mental fortitude. A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run all completed despite crosswinds, headwinds and the overpowering heat and humidity under the Hawaiian sun. It is the Ironman World Championship and Dan Mikkelson '08 can now say he has conquered the challenge.


Jennifer McBride to Deliver Wallenberg Lecture

Dr. Jennifer McBride, Board of Regents Chair in Ethics and Assistant Professor of Religion at Wartburg College, will deliver the 2011 Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture on Monday, Nov. 14.


Blood Drive to Be Held Nov. 2-3

Members of the Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Peter communities alike will have the opportunity to give blood on Nov. 2 and 3 in Alumni Hall on the Gustavus campus from 12-6 p.m.


Alumnus Mark Elfstrom Recognized for Excellence in Education

Mark Elfstrom, a 2001 alumnus of Gustavus Adolphus College, recently received a Milken Educator Award for his work as a math and science teacher at Romig Middle School in Anchorage, Alaska.


Film Screening to Connect Minnesota Missionaries with the Democratization of South Africa

Dr. Chérif Këita, Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures at Carleton College, will present his recent documentary “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa” at Gustavus Adolphus College on Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Confer Hall 127.