Archive for April, 2015
Gustavus Adolphus College senior Karin Nordin ’15 won the prestigious Interstate Oratorical Association (IOA) National Contest on April 24-25 at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Nordin is the fourth Gustavus student to win the 141-year-old competition and joins previous Gustavus champions Ronald Brown (1953), Jean LeVander (1964), and Ronald Ford (1974).
Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees Chair George Hicks announced Friday, April 24, that Campaign Gustavus has reached $145 million in total commitments toward its goal of $150 million. Hicks made the announcement at the College’s annual philanthropy dinner—a gala event held to show appreciation for many of the institution’s top donors.
The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, led by director Dave Stamps, won first place in the Collegiate Big Band Division at the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival, which was held April 17-18. This is the third time that the ensemble has taken first place at the festival, and the first time under the leadership of Stamps.
Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will host its fifth annual Books in Bloom event at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on May 1-3. The event is free and open to the public.
Thirteen senior studio art majors at Gustavus Adolphus College will have their work displayed at the College's Hillstrom Museum of Art beginning May 2 through May 31. The exhibition is titled Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015 and will feature an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the College's Honors Day festivities on Saturday, May 2.
Katie Sayre ’80 received the 2015 Covenant Award at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations (GACAC) on Saturday, April 25. Sayre is being celebrated for her contributions to the life and growth of both Gustavus and the Church, most notably through her board level leadership, passion for Gustavus Church Relations, and philanthropic vision and commitment.
Scott Dikkers, founding editor and current vice president of creative development of the satirical news publication, The Onion, will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in Christ Chapel.
Members of the Lind family, representing the Carl and Aune Lind Family Foundation, have pledged $3 million to support various aspects of the Education Department at Gustavus Adolphus College. The gift will create an endowed scholarship fund for education majors, an endowed faculty position in the Education Department, and help renovate the A.H. Anderson building.
Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Kaethe Schwehn '00 recently won a 2015 Minnesota Book Award in the Memoir and Creative Nonfiction category for her book Tailings: A Memoir. The winners were announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Gala on Saturday, April 18 at the St. Paul Union Depot.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Scandinavian Studies will welcome Swedish poet Aase Berg to campus on Monday, April 20 for a week-long stay as the College’s Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence for 2015.