Archive for September, 2012

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Communication Studies Department Honored with National Award

The Gustavus Adolphus College Communication Studies Department has been notified that it will receive the 2012 Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award from the National Communication Association (NCA), at the organization’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 15-18.

Gustavus Announces New Semester in Malaysia Program

In today’s increasingly global world, opportunities to study abroad are an important attribute at a liberal arts institution like Gustavus Adolphus College. With that in mind, the Gustavus Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE) has announced the launch of a new Gustavus faculty-led program, Semester in Malaysia: Living Diversity.

New LALACS Major to Focus on Globalization, Identity, and Community

The Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies Program (LALACS) has been in existence at Gustavus Adolphus College for 11 years, but for the first time this fall the College is offering a LALACS major. Initially modeled after a similar program at Dartmouth College, the Gustavus LALACS major will be an interdisciplinary program rooted in the humanities that will focus on globalization, identity, and community.

Gustavus Greeks Recognized by Best Colleges Online

The website BestCollegesOnline.com released its list of the top 10 colleges and universities that “Get Greek Life Right,” earlier this month. Gustavus Adolphus College and its Greek organizations were ranked No. 6 on the list.

Gustavus Named a Top 100 Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report

Gustavus Adolphus College is once again ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News & Report. The magazine, which has been ranking colleges and universities for more than 30 years, ranks Gustavus 85th on its “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” list for 2013.

Brandy Russell Named Director of Midstates Consortium for Math and Science

Brandy Russell, associate professor of chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College, is the new Director of the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science as of Sept. 1. The Consortium, founded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, provides professional development opportunities for students and faculty in science and mathematics.

Mercury Researcher Fitzgerald is Rydell Professor and Nobel Conference Presenter

Dr. William F. Fitzgerald, one of the foremost experts on the chemistry of mercury from an oceanographic and environmental perspective, will be spending several weeks at Gustavus Adolphus College this fall in various roles.

Football Team Wins Season Opener

The Gustavus Adolphus football team kicked off its 2012 season with a 35-26 win over Simpson College on Saturday afternoon at Bill Buxton Stadium. Gustavus was able to capitalize on Simpson’s mistakes throughout the day, scoring two defensive touchdowns and forcing a total of five turnovers.

Football Team to Open 2012 Season Saturday

The Gustavus football team will open the 2012 regular season with a non-conference road test against Simpson College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Indianola, Iowa.

Sept. 15 is Celebrate St. Peter Day at Gustavus

The second annual Celebrate St. Peter Day at Gustavus Adolphus College will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, as numerous fun, family-friendly, and free activities are scheduled to honor and thank the community that has served as a wonderful home for the College since 1876.