Archive for September, 2013

Homecoming Weekend 2013

It's Homecoming Weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College and that means reunions, athletic events, and other activities for current students and alumni.

Nobel Conference Presenter on MPR Monday

Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., one of eight presenters at the upcoming 49th annual Nobel Conference, will appear on Minnesota Public Radio's show The Daily Circuit with host Kerri Miller during the 10 a.m. hour Monday, Sept. 30.

Nobel Concert Dark Energy Set for Tuesday

Continuing its long tradition of connecting music on the campus to the theme of the annual Nobel Conference, the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present a faculty trio and the music of Johannes Brahms and Dmitri Shostakovich in the 2013 Nobel Conference Concert, “Dark Energy.” The faculty piano trio of violinist Jill Olson Moser, cellist Sharon Mautner-Rodgers and pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan will present the concert in Christ Chapel on Tuesday, October 1, beginning at 8:15 p.m.

Gustavus to Dedicate Christ Chapel Memorial Garden on Sunday

Gustavus Adolphus College will officially dedicate the Christ Chapel Memorial Garden, a newly constructed space that includes a columbarium just to the east of Christ Chapel, during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. following the Homecoming Worship Service on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Website Ranks Gustavus Faculty in Top 20 Nationwide

Earlier this week the website released its list of the 25 colleges and universities across the nation that have the best professors. Gustavus, which came in at number 16 on the list, was the only Minnesota school included, and joined schools such as Duke University, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Washington University in St. Louis on the list.

Rasmussen’s Black Aperture on National Book Award Longlist

Visiting Professor of English and 1998 Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Matt Rasmussen has been named to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Poetry for his debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture. The list of 10 books was announced on Tuesday, Sept, 17 by the National Book Foundation.

Five Recent Alumni Start Year of Service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Five recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduates are among the 138 volunteers that recently began their year of service in 14 different cities across the country through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). Benjamin Batz ’12, Dan Burnett ’13, Elizabeth Logas ’13, and Ben Whalen ’13 are all serving in Minneapolis, while Brin Bailey ’13 is serving in Seattle, Wash.

Nobel Conference Preview Lecture Features Professor S. James Gates

As a prelude to the 49th annual Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, Professor S. James Gates will deliver a talk titled “Symmetry and the Quincunx Nexus” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 in Alumni Hall, located on the upper level of the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Megan Wika ’14: Discovering a Career Path Through a Summer Internship

Megan Wika '14 completed a geographic information systems internship at Barr Engineering in Minneapolis this summer. The experience helped the geography and environmental studies double major to define her career path.

Tracy Saunders ’10: From California to Gustavus to Washington, D.C.

Tracy Saunders '10 chose to make Gustavus Adolphus College her home for four years after growing up in California. Now she is enrolled in Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and has a bright future ahead of her.