Archive for February, 2013

Gustavus Offers New Study Tours Program

A new study tours program initiated by the President's Office will allow alumni, parents, and friends of Gustavus Adolphus College to tour beautiful and unique destinations all over the world under the guidance and direction of faculty experts.

Friends of Music Opens Doors for Student Musicians

The tradition of concert touring by the music ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College was established as early as 1878 for the musical, artistic, and educational benefit of students. Today, the group Friends of Music is ensuring that tradition continues for years to come.

New Exhibitions on Display at Hillstrom Museum Feb. 25

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will present two concurrent exhibitions -- How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin, and The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collection -- from Monday, Feb. 25 through April 21.

Gustavus to Host South African Writer Dr. Zanemvula Mda

Award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright Dr. Zanemvula (Zakes) Mda will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on March 5 to give a public and inaugural lecture for the new African Studies program. Dr. Mda’s lecture is titled “Write What You Don’t Know: Readings from the Novels of Zakes Mda,” and will take place at 7 p.m. in room 127 of Confer Hall.

Rev. James Lobdell ’71 Highlights Cross Cultural Ministry Days

The Chaplains’ Office at Gustavus Adolphus College will welcome the Rev. James J. Lobdell ’71and choir director Donnie Williams to campus March 18-20 for the newly named Cross Cultural Ministry Days, continuing the College’s tradition of inviting alumni ministers to participate in the worship and academic life of the College.

GWS Program to Screen “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts”

The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program at Gustavus Adolphus College will host a free public screening of the award-winning film “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in the Nobel Hall of Science’s Wallenburg Auditorium.

Annual Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Mass Incarceration

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 18th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 9. This year’s conference, “Sentenced for Life: Confronting the Calamity of Mass Incarceration,” will provide attendees the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the often quiet issue of injustice in the American prison system.

Forensics Team Captures State Championship

For the fifth time in the last six years, the Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team has won the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association (MCFA) state championship. Gustavus won the team sweepstakes at the tournament, which was hosted by the College of St. Benedict on Feb. 16-17, with 456 points.

Gustavus Students to Present Research at State Capitol

Two Gustavus Adolphus College students will be among the 37 undergraduate students who will present their research at the 2013 Minnesota Private College Scholars at the Capitol event from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Anderson Theatre Presents Government Inspector

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the comedy of errors that is Nikolai Gogol’s Government Inspector. Directed by Henry MacCarthy, this production will be presented in Anderson Theatre on February 21 - 23 at 8 p.m. and February 24 at 2 p.m.