Archive for October, 2013

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Rasmussen’s Black Aperture is National Book Award Finalist

Visiting Professor of English and 1998 Gustavus graduate Matt Rasmussen has been named one of five finalists for the National Book Award in Poetry for his debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture.

Networking Events Bring Students and Alumni Together

Gustavus Adolphus College is going to great lengths to ensure that students leave the College with the ability to find a job based on what they know as well as who they know. Networking events in the Twin Cities are one example of how the College is helping to connect current students with alumni professionals.

Daniel Venn ’15: Making a Difference in South America

Since transferring to Gustavus as a sophomore in 2011, Daniel Venn '15 has developed a passion for teaching English to students in South America. The secondary education major spent this past summer in Ecuador and is currently in the middle of a three month stint in the Galapagos Islands.

Toni Calasanti to Give “Age Matters” Talk on Tuesday

Toni Calasanti, a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech University, will give a talk titled "Age Matters" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Beck Hall Room 101. Calasanti's visit to campus is sponsored by the departments of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Economics and Management and is free and open to the public.

One Alumna’s Winding Road to Yale Medical School

Zainab Jaji '13 grew up more than 6,000 miles away from Gustavus Adolphus College in Lagos, Nigeria. She earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and is now in her first year of medical school at Yale University.

Gustavus Announces New Pricing Plan Information

The Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees is announcing a strategy to address what has become a national conversation about the rising costs of higher education. In setting tuition, room and board for first-year and returning students for the 2014-15 academic year, the College is introducing a new pricing plan that will tie the increases to a three-year rolling average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which presently calculates at 2.3 percent.