Archive for August, 2012

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Getting to Know the Class of 2016

More than 715 first-year students arrived at Gustavus on Friday, Aug. 31 to start their four year journey. We caught up with 10 Gusties from the Class of 2016 and asked them a couple of questions including their hometown, what they plan to major in, what First Term Seminar class they are enrolled in, and why they decided to make Gustavus their home for the next four years.

Move-in Day 2012 

The Sights and Sounds of Move-in Day

Today, Friday, August 31, is move-in day for more than 715 new Gusties who make up the Class of 2016. The day is full of many Gustavus traditions including the energy and spirit of the Gustie Greeters. Check out some photos and video from today's events.

The Class of 2016 will be welcomed to campus by the Gustie Greeters. 

The Class of 2016 Arrives on Campus Friday

More than 715 first-year and transfer students will arrive in St. Peter on the morning on Friday, Aug. 31 to begin their college journey at Gustavus Adolphus College. As is tradition, families will make their way up the hill on College Avenue in their vehicles where they will be welcomed by an energetic group of Gustie Greeters.

Gustavus Professor of Physics Chuck Niederriter works with several students in the classroom. 

Statistics Show Gustavus Physics Majors Earning Ph.D.s at High Rate

Are you thinking about pursuing an undergraduate degree in Physics as a springboard to a Ph.D. program? If you are, statistics show that Gustavus offers one of the top undergraduate programs in physics in the country. Twenty-six Gustavus graduates have gone on to earn Ph.D.s in Physics between the years 2001 and 2010.

Carl Wahlbom (1810-1858); Death of King Gustav II Adolf at Lützen (Gustaf Adolfs död i slaget vid Lützen), 1855; Oil on canvas, 39 ¾ x 59 7/16 inches (101 x 151 cm.); © Nationalmuseum, Stockholm; Transferred from the Kungliga Museet in 1866, NM 1028 

Hillstrom Museum of Art Showing 150 Years of Swedish Art

150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum) will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College from Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 2.

Amy Brown '02 

Gustavus Honors First Decade Award Winners

Gustavus Adolphus College recently recognized Amy Brown ’02 and Michael Bland ’02 as its First Decade Award winners for 2012. The award is presented annually to one male and one female from the 10th anniversary class for early professional development.

Terena Wilkens 

Terena Wilkens Featured in Theatre Journal

Terena Wilkens, resident lighting and sound designer, technical director, and adjunct instructor in the College's Department of Theatre and Dance, was recently honored for her work in the category of lighting on the Gustavus performance of On Ego.

Gustavus junior Biology and Environmental Studies majors Mike Howe '14 and Mary Patterson '14 have been conducting research with Professor of Biology Pam Kittelson in the College's Coneflower Prairie this summer (Photo by Matt Thomas). 

A Summer of Research in the Prairie

Biology and Environmental Studies majors Mary Patterson ’14 and Mike Howe ’14 have spent many hours conducting research in the College's Coneflower Prairie this summer alongside Professor of Biology Pamela Kittelson. Their research will help College officials decide how to manage the 75-acre area in the future.

Anna Eames '13 (Photo by Greg Baker, Associated Press) 

Star Tribune Features Gustavus Senior Anna Eames

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Anna Eames, who will swim at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London for Team USA later this month, was featured on the front page of the Star Tribune's Sports section on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Black and Bold by Bruce Gray '61 will be available for purchase in the Book Mark in early September. 

New Book Chronicles History of African American Students at Gustavus

Bruce Gray ’61, former dean of students and associate in the advancement office at Gustavus Adolphus College, has written, with assistance from former president Dennis Johnson ’60, a personal memoir about the history of African American students at the College.