Archive for October, 2012
Sophomore Joe Thayer has helped Gustavus become recognized as a Heart Safe Community thanks to his tireless work getting automated external defibrillators placed around campus. Thayer took his passion for heart health and community safety and combined it with knowledge learned through a Communication Studies course to make the project a success.
Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community will be honored during the Friday, Nov. 2 daily chapel service at 10 a.m. as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards. The awards will be given out in conjunction with Founders Day, which recognizes the dedication of Old Main on Oct. 31, 1876.
The average class size at Gustavus Adolphus College is 15, but some academic courses at the College find a way to influence and educate a broader audience. That is certainly the case with the 2012 January Interim Experience course “Commemorating Controversy: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862”.
The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Students and faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College are witnessing one of the most exhilarating phases in the College’s history. For the most part it’s a tangible phase that can be seen and touched, but in many cases the true effects of improved learning spaces will come to light through the lives of the people who use them.
If Antonio Herbert ’13 of Kissimee, Florida, ever wondered if his decision to attend Gustavus Adolphus College en route to a professional music career was the right one, the summer of 2012 affirmed his decision.
Ana Luisa Fajer, Consul of Mexico who is based in St. Paul, will speak publicly at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fajer’s presentation is titled “A Bonding Between Two Nations: Myths and Challenges of Mexican Immigration in Minnesota,” and will take place in room 127 of Confer Hall.
The annual Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College was recently honored as the recipient of the Minnesota College Professional Association’s Voice of Inclusion Award. The award recognizes initiatives or individuals who serve Minnesota higher education by creating exemplary environments of inclusion for students, employees, and institutions.
Former Swedish politician, economist, and governor Ingemar Eliasson will give Gustavus Adolphus College’s annual Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in Alumni Hall, located on the upper level of the O.J. Johnson Student Union.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to open its 2012-2013 season with the contemporary dark comedy Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured (and Other Good Intentions), a collection of five short plays written by Will Eno and directed by Henry MacCarthy.