Archive for March, 2012


Video: March Flashback at Gustavus

As the month of March comes to a close, Gustavus students will leave campus and head to various destinations for the College's Spring Break and Easter Recess. March was a busy and exciting month on campus. Gustavus winter athletics teams enjoyed much success and students kept busy with annual events like the Building Bridges Conference, the Moe Lecture, and the President's Ball.


Bishop Mark Hanson to Keynote Sesquicentennial Event Celebrating 150 Years of Faith

Gustavus Adolphus College students, staff, alumni, and friends of the College are invited to a Sesquicentennial celebration of 150 years of faith at the College on Saturday, April 21. The day’s events will include speaking appearances by the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Rev. Mark S. Hanson and longtime Gustavus Chaplain Richard Q. Elvee.


Rev. Richard Elvee Returning to Gustavus for Weeklong Residency

Rev. Richard Q. Elvee, a fixture at Gustavus Adolphus College for 38 years from 1962 to 2000, will return to the College for a weeklong stint as Chaplain in Residence April 16-22. It will be his first extended visit to campus since his retirement.


Britta Peterson ’08 Selected for ACDFA Dance Regional Final

A dance by dancer and choreographer Britta Peterson '08, a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Dance program at Arizona State University, was selected for the gala finale program at the 2012 American College Dance Festival Association's Baja Regional Conference at California State University.


Students Preparing for Service-Based Spring Break Trips

Ninety-four students from Gustavus Adolphus College will travel to three different locations across the country to participate in a Habitat for Humanity service trip during the College’s Spring Break, March 31-April 7.


Julie Gilbert Receives Minnesota Academic Innovators Award

Gustavus Adolphus College Assistant Professor and Academic Librarian Julie Gilbert has been named the 2012 recipient of the Minnesota Academic Innovators Award from the Minnesota Library Association (MLA).


Gustavus Announces Reading in Common Book for 2012-13

Gustavus Adolphus College has selected The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore as its Reading in Common book for the 2012-13 academic year. Moore is tentatively scheduled to make a public appearance on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 11.


Lutheran World Relief Director to Give Lecture

Noted human rights expert and Director of Lutheran World Relief programs in Colombia Zoraida Castillo will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26 in Room 103 of Olin Hall. Castillo’s lecture is free and open to the public and is titled “Lessons for Building Peace in Colombia.”


Department of Theatre and Dance Tackles 48-Hour Theatre Project

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance will occupy the Anderson Social Science Center this weekend as part of an intense 48-hour theatre project designed to provide students with a challenging exercise in writing, directing, and performing.


Kathy Lund Dean Named Distinguished Endowed Chair in Leadership and Ethics

Dr. Kathy Lund Dean, Professor of Management at Idaho State University, has been named the inaugural holder of the Board of Trustees Distinguished Endowed Chair in Leadership and Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College. The position was created when six members of the Board of Trustees anonymously pledged $5 million for two endowed faculty positions in September 2010.