Archive for March, 2013

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Gustavus Dance Company Celebrates 25 Years of Dance

The Gustavus Dance Company will present its 25th Anniversary Concert on March 22-24 on the stage of Anderson Theatre. The concert features the choreography of faculty members Melissa Rolnick, Sarah Hauss, and Jennifer Glaws, alumnus Philip Flickinger '01, guest artist Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, and the student works of junior Mallory Waytashek and senior Hollie Edlund.

Brazilian Carnival Scheduled for Saturday Night

The Organization of Latin American and Spanish Cultures (OLAS) at Gustavus Adolphus College will sponsor and host an eclectic and impressive group of professional singers and dancers on Saturday, March 16 to celebrate the College’s second annual Brazilian Carnival. This year’s event will take place between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. in Lund Center.

Gustavus Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Gustavus Adolphus College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a program of the Corporation for National & Community Service. First launched in 2006, the Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

A Pearl in the Storm is Reading in Common Book for 2013-14

Gustavus Adolphus College has selected A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure as its Reading in Common book for the 2013-14 academic year. Murden McClure is scheduled to make a public appearance on campus on Sept. 19-20.

Ellen Ruiters ’97: Committing to Community

After graduating from Gustavus in 1997 and spending three years working multiple jobs in the Twin Cities, Ellen Ruiters felt a calling to step out of her comfort zone, leave the safety of home and family, and travel the world. Her journey took her to Cape Town, South Africa, where she began an adventure that would change not only her life, but the lives of thousands of youth.

Women’s Hockey Team Advances to National Semifinals

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team defeated the University of Wisconsin, River Falls 2-1 on Saturday, March 9, to improve to 27-0-1 on the season and advance to the NCAA Championship finals in Superior, Wisconsin, March 15-16.

Colorado-Boulder Professor to Lecture on Climate Change

Professor James White, Fellow of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on March 25-26 for a pair of climate change lectures.

Poets Kirkpatrick and Nolan to Read at Gustavus

Gustavus Adolphus College will welcome two award-winning poets to campus on Thursday, March 21 for an evening of good poems and good company. Patricia Kirkpatrick and Tim Nolan will read a selection of their works beginning at 7 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

Day at the Capitol Scheduled for March 13

On Wednesday, March 13, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program. The program helps make higher education affordable for 88,000 Minnesota college and university students. Approximately 30 percent of Gustavus students receive […]

Hockey, Life, and Leadership for Three Gustie Seniors

Gustavus Adolphus College seniors Jenna Christensen, Meagan Wanecke, and Kelsey Kennedy have achieved great success on the ice with the women's hockey team the past four years. Leadership skills they have learned by playing hockey have prepared them for future success off the ice.