Archive for December, 2011

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Taylor Branch to Give MLK Day Lecture

Taylor Branch, arguably the preeminent biographer of Martin Luther King Jr., will deliver the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in Christ Chapel.

Gustavus Publishes Two Sesquicentennial Histories

In recognition of its Sesquicentennial, Gustavus Adolphus College has published two books chronicling the College’s history. Written by Minnesota based writer Dave Kenney, Gustavus: 150 Years of History and Gustavus: 150 Years of Images & Stories are now both available for purchase at the Book Mark and online.

Forensics Showcase is Tuesday

The Gustavus Forensics Program will host its annual showcase event from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the atrium of Beck Academic Hall. Seven different team members will give 10-minute performances.

Alumni Using Improv to Engage Citizens

Several Gustavus Adolphus College alumni have started a new improv venture that is not only aimed at entertaining audiences, but also at increasing civic engagement and encouraging people to think about bigger issues.

Judy Douglas Honored Again by BACCHUS

Gustavus Adolphus College Director of Alcohol and Drug Education Judy Douglas has been honored again by the peer education network BACCHUS, as she was named the 2011 Outstanding Alumni of the Year at the network's annual general assembly.

Fall Issue of Firethorne Released

The Fall 2011 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts journal at Gustavus Adolphus College – will be released at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at a release party at the Courtyard Café.

Jennifer Werness Crowned St. Lucia

Sophomore Jennifer Werness of Burnsville, Minn., was crowned St. Lucia on Thursday morning in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College’s 71st annual Festival of St. Lucia.

Gustavus to Begin Live Streaming Campus Events

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce that it will begin live streaming a number of campus events through a partnership with Stretch Internet.

Brad Kruckeberg Earns Academic All-America First Team Honors

Gustavus Adolphus College football player Brad Kruckeberg has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Football Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Wind Orchestra to be Featured on TPT Broadcast

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra will be featured on a Wednesday, Dec. 7 Twin Cities Public Television broadcast about Minneapolis' Foshay Tower. The Orchestra's performance of John Philip Sousa's Foshay Tower Washington Memorial march, written for the dedication of the tower, will be be part of the broadcast.