Archive for April, 2012

Honors Day Scheduled for May 5

On Saturday, May 5, Gustavus Adolphus College will host Honors Day, an annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievements of hundreds of its students.

Video: Relay For Life

On April 20-21, Gustavus Adolphus College and the organization Colleges Against Cancer hosted their 11th annual Relay For Life event to raise money for cancer research and the American Cancer Society. This video contains interviews with Gustavus students about why they chose to participate in this year's event.

Two Gusties Named Fulbright Scholars

Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Claire Sagstuen ’11 and current senior Jean-Paul Noel ’12 have both been named Fulbright Scholars for 2012. Sagstuen will be teaching English in Bulgaria next year, while Noel will conduct research in Switzerland.

Department of Theatre and Dance to Present Origin Story

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present Dan LeFranc’s Origin Story in Anderson Theatre this May. Directed by professor Cory Hinkle, this “comic book for the stage” will be presented May 3-5 at 8 p.m. and May 6 at 2 p.m.

Khemiri is Artist-in-Residence for Out of Scandinavia Week

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Scandinavian Studies will welcome Swedish author and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri to campus the week of April 30 as the College’s Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence. Khemiri is also one of two keynote speakers at this year's MAYDAY! Peace Conference.

Celebrate Arbor Day with the Linnaeus Arboretum

Celebrate Arbor Day 2012 on Friday, April 27 by visiting the Linnaeus Arboretum at Gustavus Adolphus College. Take a leisurely stroll on one of the arboretum's walking paths or take part in a treasure hunt organized by arboretum staff.

Gustavus to Host Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Gustavus Adolphus College and its Department of Psychology is hosting the annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Beck Academic Hall. Dr. Laurie Santos, Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University is the keynote speaker for the conference.

Take the Hill Triathlon is Saturday

Gustavus Adolphus College and the Epsilon Pi Alpha Fraternity will host the fifth annual Take the Hill Triathlon on Saturday, April 28. The event is a benefit for Insuilindependence, a nonprofit organization that aims to help Type-1 diabetics live active and healthy lifestyles, that was founded by Gustavus and Epsilon Pi Alpha alumnus Peter Nerothin ’02.

Video: The Making of Our Place, In Place

Watch a video about the upcoming performances of Our Place, In Place, a series of four site and theme-specific performances directed by internationally known director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, created in honor of the College's Sesquicentennial. The video was produced by Kyia Knutson '12

English Professor Matt Rasmussen ’98 Wins Walt Whitman Award

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and current Visiting Assistant Professor of English Matt Rasmussen ’98 has been named the winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award by the American Academy of Poets. The award is given out annually to an American poet who has yet to publish a book of poetry and is one of the most prestigious first book prizes in the country.