Archive for January, 2012

First-year students gain valuable experience in the lab during January-Term (Photo by Nick Theisen '15). 

Introducing First-year Students to Research Opportunities

When Gustavus Adolphus College received a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in the fall of 2008, one of the proposed initiatives was to intentionally provide more scientific research opportunities for first-year students. The departments of biology and chemistry have achieved that goal by offering unique research-based courses during the College's January-Term.

Stephan Koplowitz 

Stephan Koplowitz to Choreograph Site-Specific Dances at Gustavus

Stephan Koplowitz, an award-winning director and choreographer internationally known for his work on the concert stage and for creating original site-specific multi-media works, will be in residence at Gustavus Adolphus College periodically during the next three months.

South-Africa-Tour-Logo 

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Arrives in South Africa

Approximately 29 hours after boarding a bus near the Schaefer Fine Arts Center, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra (GSO) arrived in South Africa in the evening on Sunday, Jan. 22. The GSO is in South Africa for a 13-day tour where they will play a total of six concerts in the cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Mason Henderson as William McKinley Assassin Leon Czolgosz 

January Provides Long Days for Anderson Theatre Production

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre & Dance is putting long hours in during the month of January as they prepare to present Stephen Sondheim's controversial musical Assassins.

Professor of Physics Chuck Niederriter (far right) is one of several faculty members in the Physics department conducting research with Gustavus students. 

Students and Faculty Collaborate on Physics Research

Gustavus students build close relationships with their professors during their four years on the hill and those relationships often lead to students and faculty members collaborating on cutting-edge research and scholarly work. The Gustavus Physics Department is one of the leaders in this area thanks in part to state-of-the-art equipment and research laboratories.

Gustavus students visit the home of a Latino family in St. Peter (Photo by Molly Ashwill '15). 

Language Buddies Program Bridges a Gap

After only a year at Gustavus Adophus College, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program Director Angelique Dwyer has founded an influential program that is aimed at bridging the gap between the Latino community of St. Peter and the College.

Gustavus's finalists and semifinalists at the Hell Froze Over Swing on Jan. 14-15. 

Forensics Team Excels at Prestigious Tournament in Texas

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team made a 20-hour bus ride from St. Peter to Austin, Texas pay off as they finished in third place in the team standings at the prestigious Hell Froze Over (HFO) Swing at the University of Texas at Austin Jan. 14-15.

Building Bridges 2012 

Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Native American History

Gustavus Adolphus College will host the 17th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 10. This year’s conference, “Unresolved Conflict: Remember Our Forgotten History,” will place a spotlight on the impact of colonization on Native American Indian history and culture in both the past and present.

Brother Outsider 

GWS Program to Screen Documentary about Civil Rights Leader

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program at Gustavus Adolphus College will sponsor a free screening of the award-winning documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Taylor Branch 

Taylor Branch to Appear on KFAN and MPR

Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who will deliver the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, Jan. 16, will appear on two Twin Cities radio stations in the next several days.