Archive for April, 2014

Campaign Gustavus Reaches $125 Million Milestone

Gustavus Adolphus College has passed a historic milestone in philanthropic giving, as Campaign Gustavus has reached the $125 million mark toward its ambitious $150 million goal. The announcement was made at a donor recognition dinner on Friday, April 25, by the College’s Board of Trustees Chair George Hicks ’75.

Wayne Peterson ’77 Receives 2014 Covenant Award

The Rev. Wayne Peterson ’77, founding pastor of St. Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minn., received the 2014 Covenant Award at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations on Saturday, April 26.

Inspiring Women to Personal and Professional Growth

More than 230 registered guests convened on April 10 at the American Swedish Institute for the 4th annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference. This year's attendees had a chance to network and listen to speakers like Margaret Anderson Kelliher '90 and Sarah Cuthill '95.

Beck Academic Hall Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Beck Academic Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College has earned LEED Platinum certification—the highest rating attainable—from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 125,000 square foot, $30 million building is just the third academic facility in the state of Minnesota to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Kelsey Kennedy ’13 Receives Fulbright Grant to Brazil

Imagine experiencing four life-changing events in a period of just 12 months. That is the life Eagan native and Gustavus alumna Kelsey Kennedy ’13 is living. In those 12 months, Kennedy has played in the Division III women’s hockey national semifinals, received a job offer at a rapidly growing consulting firm in Minneapolis, earned her bachelor’s degree in international management, and most recently, received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Brazil.

Students Study Global Entrepreneurship in India

Gustavus Adolphus College students Steve Moertel '15 and Francois Tompkins '14 spent the fall semester studying abroad in India as part of a newly developed program focused on global entrepreneurship.

Peter Breitmayer ’87 in Cast of New Television Show Fargo

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Peter Breitmayer '87 will have a recurring role as Lieutenant Schmidt on the new FX television show Fargo.

Gustavus Announces Reading in Common Selections for 2014-15

Gustavus Adolphus College has selected the books Where Am I Wearing and Where Am I Eating by author and journalist Kelsey Timmerman as its Reading in Common books for the 2014-15 academic year—the 15th year of the program at Gustavus. All first-year students are expected to read one of the two books during the summer before meeting with faculty members and other Gustavus students during New Student Orientation to discuss them.

Forensics Team Places 6th at National Tournament

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team earned its best ever finish at the American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET), when it placed sixth in the Team Sweepstakes on Monday, April 7.

Rasmussen ’98 Wins Minnesota Book Award for Black Aperture

Gustavus alumnus and Visiting Professor of English Matt Rasmussen won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry on Saturday, April 5 for his debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture.