Archive for January, 2014

Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie To Give Moe Lecture

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel Purple Hibiscus, will deliver the 2014 Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 in Alumni Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will also be live streamed on the Gustavus website.

Video: Logan Boese ’16 Discusses the Value of a Gustavus Education

Sophomore Logan Boese recently sat down to talk about why the College's core values are important to him as well as how he is growing as a person.

A Life Altering Internship at World Altering Medicine

Gustavus biology major Erin Clark '14 has spent the month of January interning for World Altering Medicine, a non-profit organization co-founded by Gustavus alumnus Dr. Dan Dewey '93.

Wallenberg Scholars Spend January Interning in Sweden

Gustavus students Elizabeth Johnson '14, Ellen Krueger '14, and Will Metcalf '15 have spent the month of January interning in Sweden through the new Wallenberg Scholars Program.

Eric Butorac ’03 Advances to Finals at Australian Open

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Eric Butorac ’03 has advanced to the finals of the men’s doubles draw at the Australian Open, which is being played in Melbourne. Butorac and his doubles partner Raven Klaasen of South Africa advanced to the finals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over the No. 8 seeded tandem of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra to Embark on European Concert Tour

The 68-member Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Douglas Nimmo, will embark on a 16-day, five-country European concert tour from Jan. 22 to Feb. 7. After engaging in daily classes, intensive rehearsals, sectionals, and private practice over the last several weeks, members of the ensemble are ready for the exciting, fulfilling and life-changing tour.

Gustavus Names Dave Stamps New Director of Jazz Ensembles

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the selection of jazz composer and director Dave Stamps to lead jazz studies at the College following the retirement of Dr. Steve Wright, long-time director of the trumpet and jazz programs, at the end of the current academic year. Stamps will direct the jazz studies program as well as continue to build on the College’s composition program.

James Patrick Miller Hired as Douglas Nimmo Endowed Professor

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack Ohle is pleased to announce that Dr. James Patrick Miller will join the faculty in September 2014 as the inaugural holder of the Douglas Nimmo Endowed Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. This new professorship was established by Raymond ’51 and Lorraine Lundquist in honor of Dr. Douglas Nimmo, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra’s longtime conductor.

Campus Open Monday

Gustavus Adolphus College will be open on Monday, January 6 for the first day of January Term. On-campus residents have received information via email from the director of residential life about date and time of residence hall openings. College officials will monitor weather conditions closely and communicate any relevant changes to students via email. We urge students to use their best judgement regarding when to travel back to campus in these conditions.