Archive for September, 2012

Pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan 

Nobel Conference Concert is Tuesday Evening

“Come Colorful See,” the Nobel Conference 48 Concert, will be presented at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Christ Chapel. The concert will feature the work of pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, images by Dave Ryan, the poetry of Joyce Sutphen, and dance choreographed by Melissa Rolnick and dancer Jane Chung ’13.

The 2011 group from Appleton, Wisconson, This year, the group will feature 82 attendees. 

Educating a Community Through the Nobel Conference

The city of Appleton, Wisconsin, has developed a unique program that utilizes the Nobel Conference in an attempt to help educate a community. This year, more than 80 individuals from multiple generations will attend the 48th annual Nobel Conference, "Our Global Ocean."

Dr. Lars Heikensten 

Gustavus to Welcome Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation to Campus

When the 48th annual Nobel Conference – “Our Global Ocean” – commences on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College on Oct. 2-3, the College will welcome and honor special guest Dr. Lars Johan Heikensten, the Executive Director of The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.

Nobel 48 Logo 

The 48th Nobel Conference: Our Global Ocean

This week, distinguished scholars and researchers in the fields of biogeochemistry, oceanography, deep-sea biology, molecular genetics, and coral ecology will travel to Gustavus Adolphus College to take part in the 48th annual Nobel Conference, titled “Our Global Ocean.”

Margaret Bloch Qazi is the Director of the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. 

Kendall Center Provides Resources for Lifelong Learning

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning funds faculty scholarship, provides workshops to improve teaching, sponsors forums for teachers to share their work with colleagues, and encourages faculty and student collaboration on projects and research.

McCracken speaks at the June 2011 Lutheran World Federation Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by LWF/H. Putsman Penet) 

Mikka McCracken ’09: Working to End Poverty and World Hunger

Mikka McCracken '09 came to Gustavus in the fall of 2005 with thoughts of following a pre-medical educational track. She ended up earning her degree in political science and peace studies and today is making her life count by working as a program director at ELCA World Hunger.

McPherson Author Photo 

James McPherson ’58 Publishes New Book on Civil War Navies

James McPherson ’58, Civil War historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Gustavus alumnus, has published his latest book, War on the Waters, through the University of North Carolina Press.

Associate Director of the Gustavus Forensics Program, Cadi Kadlecek 

Cadi Kadlecek Honored with Teaching Award

Cadi Kadlecek, Associate Director of the Forensics Program at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been awarded the Outstanding New College Teacher Award by the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (CTAM).

James Trevathan '14 

Junior James Trevathan Pursuing the Intersection of Physics and Medicine

Gustavus Adolphus College junior James Trevathan ’14 still has nearly two years left before he completes his undergraduate degree, but that isn’t keeping him from looking toward the future. Given all that Trevathan has experienced and accomplished during his first two years as a student at Gustavus, that future certainly looks bright.

Kristen Lowe 

Kristen Lowe Featured by Twin Cities Public Television

Kristen Lowe, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently featured on MN Original, Twin Cities Public Television’s award-winning weekly arts series celebrating Minnesota’s creative community, across all disciplines and all cultures.