Archive for November, 2012

Rebecca Thompson '14 (second from the right) poses for a picture with friends after one of last year's Christmas in Christ Chapel services. 

Students Form Bonds and Create Memories During Christmas in Christ Chapel

Christmas in Christ Chapel has become a tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College that incorporates three different choirs, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Handbell Choir, and dance ensembles, to allow hundreds of students to showcase their talents to thousands of friends, family, alumni and community members.

Flannery in front of the U.S. Capitol. 

Jessye Flannery ’13: On Top of the World on Capitol Hill

While most students at Gustavus followed this fall’s election through computer and television screens, political science major Jessye Flannery ’13 has had an up close and personal experience with politics thanks to a semester-long internship in the very heart of the nation’s political system, Washington, D.C.

Front row left to right: Danielle Cabrera, Mara LeBlanc and Nicole Ektnitphong. Back row left to right: Nikki Rom, Maura Bremer and Carolyn Draayer. 

72nd Annual Festival of St. Lucia is Dec. 6

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate its 72nd annual Festival of St. Lucia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in Christ Chapel. As part of this seasonal tradition, six sophomore women have been chosen to serve on the Lucia court.

Former men’s hockey coach Don Roberts still enjoys watching Gustavus hockey and talking with the players. 

Lund Arena Initiative Helps Build a Safer and Stronger Hockey Program

The Lund Arena Initiative is a $500,000 plan to repair, renovate, and rejuvenate Lund Arena, which is home to the hockey rink named after the program’s legendary coach, Donny Roberts ’56.

Donations on Give to Gustavus Day came from not only alumni, but current students who had a chance to give in the Jackson Campus Center (Photo by Tim Kennedy). 

Give to Gustavus Day Exceeds Goal, Raising $45,684 for the Gustavus Annual Fund

The College is proud to announce that thanks to the generosity and dedication of many alumni, parents, friends, and students, Give to Gustavus Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14, raised a total of $45,684 for the Gustavus Annual Fund.

The Gustavus forensics team at their home tournament, the Bill Robertz Invitational. 

Forensics Team Performing Well Early in the Season

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team, which has achieved a top 10 national ranking during the past two seasons, is off to an impressive start to the 2012-13 season, including strong results in a number of tournaments.

C in CC 2012 Jubilee Logo 

Christmas in Christ Chapel is Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual holiday tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and is themed “Jubilee: Proclaiming the Year of the Lord’s Favor.” The College will be celebrating two anniversaries during this year’s celebration as it is the 40th year of Christmas in Christ Chapel and the 50th year – the Jubilee year – of Christ Chapel.

Dr. William Moseley of Macalester College 

Moseley to Give Nov. 12 Talk on Food Security

Dr. William Moseley, Professor of Geography at Macalester College will be at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, Nov. 12 to discuss “The Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Global Food Crisis: Neoliberal Policy Reform and Food Security in West Africa.”

Gustavus students perform roofing work during their Fall Break Habitat for Humanity service trip. 

Students Use Fall Break to Give Back

A group of 16 Gustavus Adolphus College students utilized their free time during the College's Fall Break to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in several northern Minnesota communities.

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Kiplinger’s Names Gustavus a Best Value

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country in the category of “Best Value” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The publication ranked Gustavus No. 42 on its list of the top 100 liberal arts colleges for “Best Value.”