Archive for 2013

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Michael Johnson in Concert at Gustavus

Singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist Michael Johnson will perform in Bjorling Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

Lowe’s Documentary Featured by Star Tribune

Associate Professor of Art and Art History Kristen Lowe will see her documentary film Painting the Place Between premiere Friday at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Lowe and the film are featured in a recent article by Star Tribune writer Mary Abbe.

Gustavus Announces New Comprehensive Wellbeing Initiative

In continuing with its 150 year tradition of preparing students for lives of leadership and service, Gustavus Adolphus College has announced a new comprehensive Wellbeing Initiative that will provide students, faculty, and staff with programs and services focused on fostering the health and wellbeing of individual members of the college, and to create a healthy organizational culture in which all members of the community can thrive personally, academically, and professionally.

Artist Iris Dawn Parker to Speak at Gustavus Thursday

Artist, teacher, and youth mentor Iris Dawn Parker will give a free public lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Parker’s presentation is titled “Africans & Photography: We wish to tell our own stories, now!”

Christmas in Christ Chapel is Dec. 6-8

Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Gustavus Adolphus College will be held Dec. 6-8 and is themed “Holy Wisdom, Holy Word: the Gates of Eden Are Open.” Through these worship services, the College will continue its tradition of helping people prepare themselves for Christmas by telling the story of Jesus’s birth through innovative, beautiful, and spiritually moving musical and spoken word presentations.

73rd Annual Festival of St. Lucia is Dec. 12

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate its 73rd annual Festival of St. Lucia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 in Christ Chapel. This year’s Lucia court consists of sophomores Emily Albrecht of Wimbledon, N.D., Haley Coller of Bloomington, Minn., Casey Lindquist of Chanhassen, Minn., Hayley Nemmers of Des Moines, Iowa, Christina Swenson of Marion, Iowa, and Mikaela Warner of Roseville, Minn.

Rasmussen Featured by St. Paul Pioneer Press

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and current Visiting Professor of English Matt Rasmussen was recently featured by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Rasmussen is a finalist for this year's National Book Award in poetry for his debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture.

Public Discourse Receives National Award

Public Discourse, an introductory course in Communication Studies, has been recognized by the National Communication Association (NCA) as the recipient of its annual Program of Distinction Award. Gustavus first implemented Public Discourse into the Communication Studies curriculum in 2007. The new program was designed to emphasize argument, advocacy, speaking, and writing and to give students the opportunity to participate in immersive civic engagement.

Hillstrom Museum of Art Presents Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will present Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition, from Nov. 25, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014. There will be an opening reception Monday, Nov. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist starting at 7:30 p.m.

Gustavus Announces Plans to Renovate Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack Ohle has announced that the College is developing plans to renovate the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. President Ohle made the announcement on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the College’s 18th biennial library fundraiser, A Royal Affair.