Archive for October, 2013

Three Employees Honored on Founders Day

Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community were honored during the Thursday, Oct. 31 daily chapel service as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards. The awards are given out in conjunction with Founders Day, which recognizes the dedication of Old Main on Oct. 31, 1876.

Corpse Flower is Blooming, Visiting Hours Set

The Corpse Flower at Gustavus Adolphus College, affectionately known as “Perry”, started to open up Thursday morning and is expected to be fully bloomed by Thursday afternoon. Visiting hours for the public will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 2-9 p.m. and again on Friday, Nov. 1 from 12-8 p.m.

Nursing Students Gaining Valuable Experience in Alaska

Six Gustavus nursing majors are currently completing clinical rotations in Fairbanks and Barrow, Alaska. In working closely with Alaska Natives, the program is designed to offer students a unique experience from a typical health care facility in Minnesota.

Ray Lundquist: The Grateful Giver

Ray Lundquist '51 is one the College's most dedicated alumni volunteers and donors. His gifts of time and money have supported nearly every corner of the campus, including athletics, music, the library, the Linnaeus Arboretum, and scholarships.

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre to Perform at Gustavus

The Zorongo Flemenco Dance Theatre will present its show Sol y Luna at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Alumni Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Ava Goepfert ’14: Taking Advantage of Opportunities

Senior Ava Goepfert '14 has made the most of her four years at Gustavus. The communication studies and history double major has immersed herself in on-campus activities, spent a semester studying abroad, and has reaped the benefits of presenting at prestigious undergraduate conferences across the country.

Anderson Theatre Presents Trojan Barbie

The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, an award-winning play that thrusts a 21st century heroine into a prisoner-of-war camp alongside famous characters from Greek playwright Euripedes’ Trojan Women, such as Hecuba and Cassandra.

Gustavus Professor to Recount Year Working for the Dalai Lama

Deane Curtin, Professor of Philosophy and Hanson-Peterson Professor, will speak on “The Art of Happiness: A Year with the Dalai Lama,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in the Heritage Room of the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center. Curtin spent the past year living in the Himalayas of northern India working for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan refugee community.

Corpse Flower Nearing Another Bloom

The Corpse Flower at Gustavus Adolphus College, affectionately known as “Perry”, is showing signs that it will soon bloom for the third time in the last six years. The Corpse Flower, also known to botanists as Amorphophallus titanum, is a rare flowering plant that is only found naturally in the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. With the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, the Corpse Flower’s name comes from the repulsive scent it emits during the hours after it blooms.

Gustavus Named a Top 50 Liberal Arts College Value by Kiplinger’s

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Gustavus Adolphus College on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list, which was released Thursday, Oct. 17, ranks the top 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. Gustavus was named the 47th best value in the country among liberal arts colleges.