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Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Touring Midwest

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Ruth Lin, is on an eight-day, four-state tour of the Midwest during the College's spring break, March 26-April 2, 2011.

Student Honored at American College Dance Festival

The Department of Theatre and Dance student choreographer Renee Guittar's dance "Temporary" was selected for performance at the Regional Gala Concert of the American College Dance Festival held Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Guittar's work is one of only 9 dances out of 37 entries selected for the finale of the conference titled "Dancing Beyond the Discipline."

Road Closings Due to Flooding, College Remains Open

Due to flooding, some area roads are closed. Beware that flooding is difficult to predict, so individuals are advised to seek out road closure Information at prior to travel and also sign up for road alerts at

Dr. Mary Strey Named VPAA at Central College

Gustavus faculty member Mary Strey, Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Central College in Pella, Iowa, effective July 1, 2011. Dr. Strey is professor of chemistry and professor of biology at Gustavus and served as the College’s inaugural provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2007 to 2009.

Gustavus 2011 Day at the Capitol

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 Gustavus students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators and make the case for increased funding for the Minnesota State Grant program. The program helps make higher education affordable for 88,000 Minnesota college and university students. One quarter of Gustavus students receive need-based aid through the program each year.

Weekend of Arts March 18-20

Come to Gustavus this weekend to experience Tubonium Festival, featuring numerous classes, demonstrations and performances. Two student recitals are being held as well as a faculty flute recital. All of these events are open to the public.

Annual Lefler Lecture March 21

This year’s Herbert and Mary Jane Lefler Lecture will bring Scott Bennett, a Yale University librarian emeritus and consultant on library planning, to campus. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will occur at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2011, in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Gustavus Students Returning from Japan

In light of recent events—including the U.S. State Department travel warning for Japan and continuing uncertainty over Japan’s nuclear crisis following last Friday's major earthquake—Gustavus has made the decision to bring home its six students studying in the country this semester. Travel arrangements are currently being made.

Women Leadership Conference April 8

The first annual Gustavus Women in Leadership conference, “Women Discovering Leadership,” will be held Friday, April 8 in Alumni Hall from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The event will consist of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and lunch. The two keynote speakers are Susan Madsen, Ph.D. and author, and Nancy Johnson Dahl ’83, president of LifeTouch Portraits.

Sophomore Jasmine Porter Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Gustavus sophomore Jasmine Porter '13 has been selected as a 2011 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellow. Porter is one of 25 college students nationwide named to this prestigious fellowship and the first Gustavus recipient in the program's 17-year history. As a fellow, she will attend summer institutes, study abroad, complete an internship, and attend graduate school.