Archive for December, 2014

Heldke Quoted in USA Today Article

Lisa Heldke '82, Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently quoted in a USA Today article titled "We Are What We Eat."

2014 Year in Review

So much happens on a college campus in just a week’s time, so you can only imagine the number of noteworthy events that take place in a calendar year at a residential liberal arts college like Gustavus. Classes, research, lectures, concerts, recitals, exhibitions, athletic events, dedications, awards, scholarships, conferences, rankings, and more. The events and people featured in these stories contribute to the unfolding story of Gustavus Adolphus College, which continues to prepare students for lives of leadership and service.

Museum Namesake Rev. Richard Hillstrom ’38 (1915-2014)

The Rev. Richard Hillstrom ’38, a generous benefactor of the College and the namesake of the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art, passed away in the morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the age of 99.

Gustavus Named a 2015 Best Value College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Gustavus Adolphus College has once again been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for combining outstanding academics with affordable cost. The publication named Gustavus the 16th best college value in the Midwest and the 42nd best value among liberal arts colleges in the country, when it released its annual rankings on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fall Issue of Firethorne Released

The Fall 2014 issue of Firethorne—the student literary and graphic arts magazine at Gustavus Adolphus College—was released Friday, Dec. 12 at a release party in the Courtyard Café. The 54-page issue highlights 20 different works from 11 different authors and artists. The issue also includes an interview with Gustavus Professor of English Joyce Sutphen, who is also Poet Laureate for the State of Minnesota.

WCCO Features Legendary Men’s Tennis Coach Steve Wilkinson

WCCO Sports Reporter and Anchor Mike Max recently spent time talking with legendary Gustavus men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson. Max and Wilkinson talked about Wilkinson's career, his new book Let Love Serve, and his battle with cancer. The story aired on Sunday, Dec. 14 on WCCO-TV's Sunday evening show Rosen's Sports Sunday.

$1 Million Gift to Help Attract National Merit Scholars to Gustavus

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce that Bob “Stick” Peterson ’74 and his wife Cindy have generously given $1 million for the creation of an endowed scholarship fund intended to attract and retain National Merit Scholars to the College. The fund will officially be known as the Robert A. Peterson Distinguished Student Scholarship Fund.

Janet Jennings Crowned St. Lucia

Sophomore Janet Jennings of Inglewood, Calif., was crowned St. Lucia on Thursday morning in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College’s 74th annual Festival of St. Lucia. Jennings is a Russian major who intends to add a biology major and follow a pre-med track at Gustavus.

James Patrick Miller Conducts Stephen Paulus Concerto to GRAMMY Nomination

Dr. James Patrick Miller, the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra has been nominated for a GRAMMY™ Award in the Contemporary Classical Composition category.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Live Stream Attracts Thousands

The 2014 Christmas in Christ Chapel services were live streamed for the first time in the 42-year history of the event. That allowed approximately 7,500 people from 24 different countries and 49 different states to experience the Gustavus holiday tradition from the comfort of their own homes.