Archive for March, 2014
The Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College will host the College’s first ever TEDx event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The conference is titled “Creative Innovations to Address Complex Problems” and will feature seven live speakers and two TED Talks via video.
Dr. Philip J. Deloria, an author and professor at the University of Michigan, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on April 23-24 as this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. As part of his two-day stay, Deloria will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in Wallenberg Auditorium titled, “American Indians in the American Popular Imagination.”
Gustavus Adolphus College has announced the winners of the 2014 Minnesota Campus Compact (MCC) Presidents’ Awards for Civic Engagement. These three awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships.
Laura Leland '13 majored in biochemistry and molecular biology at Gustavus and spent two summers conducting research with professor Jeff Dahlseid. Today, she is a lab technician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
For the second time in the Gustavus Choir’s 82-year history, it has received an invitation to perform at the American Choral Directors Association North Central Division Conference. This concert by the Gustavus Choir, conducted by Dr. Gregory Aune, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 21 at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pre-med students at Gustavus Adolphus College are gaining valuable experience working as medical scribes at various hospitals in the Twin Cities. Students involved in the program have found that their mastery of technical language paired with the patient care they witness up close allows them to secure a competitive advantage over their medical school peers.
Gustavus Adolphus College junior David Lim was recently named the winner of the 12th annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Competition. Lim is a Jussi Björling Music Scholar, member of the Choir of Christ Chapel, and a biology and music double major.
The biennial Gustavus Music Showcase, featuring performances by the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, will be presented at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (900 Stillwater Avenue) in Mahtomedi on Sunday, March 16.
Sophomore Karin Dye is Principal Viola of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Gustavus Ringers, violist for the Corda String Quartet, and fiddler in a bluegrass band on campus called Vintage Prairie Dirt. Dye’s passion for music led her to pursue an independent study opportunity this past January in the Dominican Republic, which turned out to be more rewarding than she could have imagined.
On Tuesday, March 18, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program.