Archive for March, 2012

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Alumna Helps to Rebuild Lutheran Church in Estonia

Miriam Lagus ’61 spent more than a dozen years working to raise funds to restore St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Martna, Estonia, a parish her father served in. Inspired to help others by the community and spirit present during her time at Gustavus, her family, and God’s grace, she was able to raise nearly $90,000 to make repairs to this church half a world away.

Alumnus Jason Smerdon ’98 to Speak on Climate Change

Gustavus alumnus Dr. Jason Smerdon ’98 will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 titled “The Arctic as a Canary in the Coal Mine: Circumpolar Change in a Warming World,” as part of the campus-wide Global Insight program, which this year focuses on the world’s Circumpolar Region.

Women’s Hockey Advances to National Semifinals

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team advanced to the Division III national semifinals for the third straight season with a 4-2 victory over the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday, March 10 at Don Roberts Ice Rink.

Campus Involvement and Academic Achievement Help Ramsburg Land Position with Target Corporate

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Alaina Ramsburg has secured a highly sought after position with Target Corporate in Minneapolis thanks to leadership skills gained through her participation with Gustie Greeters combined with a strong academic program in the Department of Economics and Management.

Wind Orchestra Preparing for Florida Tour

The Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Douglas Nimmo, is currently preparing to embark on a week-long tour of Florida April 1-8.

Gustavus Choir Prepares for Annual Tour

The Gustavus Choir, the premier choral ensemble at Gustavus Adolphus College, as well as one of the nation’s premier Lutheran college choirs, will perform six concerts in three different states during its upcoming tour March 30-April 5.

Men’s Hockey Moves into Quarterfinals of NCAA Tournament

The Gustavus Adolphus College men's hockey team defeated the Milwaukee School of Engineering 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Tournament on Wednesday, March 7 at Don Roberts Ice Rink. The Gusties will play a quarterfinal game on Saturday in Green Bay.

Searching For Sharks

While Minnesotans were shivering through the middle of winter this January, Senior biology major Nicole Hamrick '12 was researching the Great White Shark in the radiant green ocean near Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Community Service is a Staple for Gustavus Greeks

Gustavus Adolphus College is home to a number of fraternities and sororities that are devoted to aiding and improving the St. Peter community and raising money for charities. Gustavus Greeks are responsible for a number of annual events on campus that raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research, diabetes, and world hunger just to name a few.

Vote for Seth Anderson to Play in the Division III All-Star Game

Gustavus Adolphus College senior men’s basketball player Seth Anderson has been selected to represent the West Region for the Reese’s Division III All-Star Game online voting. The ballot will be live on from 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7.