Archive for October, 2014

Yee Chang ’15 and Anh Tran ’16 Receive Mairs & Power Award for Investment Study

Economics majors Yee Chang ’15 and Anh Tran ’16 are the inaugural recipients of the Mairs and Power Award for Investment Study. The award, established this fall by Mark Henneman ’83 and Terri Henneman ’83, will provide scholarships to one junior and one senior student pursuing an education in finance and investment at Gustavus.

The New York Times Uses O’Connor Piece on “The Learning Network”

The New York Times recently used a piece written by Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Peg O’Connor on its blog, The Learning Network, which uses Times content to create daily cross-curricular materials that teach skills, invite inquiry and engage students with current events.

Magazine Names Dwight Stoll to “Top 40 Under 40 Power List”

Gustavus Adolphus College Associate Professor of Chemistry Dwight Stoll was recently honored by the magazine The Analytical Scientist when the publication included him on its annual Power List, which this year features 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are already having a big impact on the field of analytical science.

Outstanding Employees Honored on Founders Day

Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community will be honored during the Friday, Oct. 31 Daily Sabbath service as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards. The awards are given out in conjunction with Founders Day, which recognizes the dedication of Old Main on Oct. 31, 1976.

Carleton Professor to Present Documentary on Wednesday Night

Dr. Chérif Këita, Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures at Carleton College will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on Wednesday, Oct. 29 to present his documentary film Remembering Nokutela. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. in room 127 of Confer Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Gustavus to Induct Nine New Members into Athletics Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has selected nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, following the Hall of Fame football game between the Gusties and Bethel University set to take place at 1 p.m. on Hollingsworth Field.

Gustavus to Host Public Conversation for District 19A Candidates

With election day (Nov. 4) quickly approaching, Gustavus Adolphus College will host a public conversation between Minnesota House District 19A candidates Clark Johnson and Kim Spears at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Three Crowns Room, located in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

U of M Professor to Speak on “The Physics of Superheroes”

Dr. James Kakalios is not your average physicist and his public lectures are anything but average. Kakalios will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on Wednesday, Oct. 29 to deliver his popular lecture, “The Physics of Superhero Comics” at 7:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

Two Alumni Inducted Into USA Bandy Hall of Fame

Former Gustavus Adolphus men’s hockey players Chris Middlebrook ’79 and Chris Halden ’78 have been inducted into the United States Bandy Hall of Fame. As part of USA Bandy Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Middlebrook and Halden were two of six individuals inducted at a ceremony held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Aster Café in Minneapolis.

Four Gustavus Students Begin Student Teaching in Spain

Gustavus students Lars Ericson, McKenna Jones, Jessica Ries, and Emilie Scott are currently student-teaching in Sotogrande, Spain at the Sotogrande International School. The opportunity to travel abroad and fulfill student-teaching requirements has been popular among education majors.