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The 2014-15 Gustavus Wind Orchestra 

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Preparing for its Winter Concert Tour

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the nation's oldest collegiate music ensemble west of the Mississippi, will begin its 137th season with its 2015 Winter Concert Tour in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The tour begins on Feb. 1 in Long Lake, Minn., and ends with its Home Concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. All of the concerts on the tour are free and open to the public.

Steve Wilkinson 

Legendary Men’s Tennis Coach Steve Wilkinson Dies

Steve Wilkinson, longtime men’s tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College and founder of Tennis and Life Camps, passed away on Wednesday, January 21 at the age of 73 after courageously living with cancer for nearly seven years. Wilkinson spent 39 years (1971-2009) at the helm of the Gustavus men’s tennis program. His teams compiled 929 wins overall, the most victories in the history of collegiate men's tennis.

 

U.S. News Recognizes Gustavus for its Operating Efficiency

U.S. News & World Report—the magazine perhaps best known for its annual college rankings—recently highlighted Gustavus Adolphus College in an exclusive analysis that compared spending and educational quality.

Kathryn and Ronald Christenson. 

Gustavus Announces New Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law

Gustavus Adolphus College and the Department of Political Science are pleased to announce the establishment of the Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law. The lectureship is being created thanks to generous funding from Kathryn Kidd Christenson to honor her late husband, Ronald Christenson, a longtime faculty member at the College.

 

Gustavus Choir to Embark on Tour to Great Britain and France

The Gustavus Choir, led by Conductor Gregory Aune, will depart for London on January 16 for its first-ever concert tour in Great Britain and France. With eight concerts over 16 days, the Choir will present its 2015 program in some of the finest concert venues and cathedrals in Europe.

 

Gustavus Lauded for Graduating Low-Income Students

U.S. News and World Report recently used exclusive data to analyze how successful colleges and universities are at graduating low-income students. Gustavus was highlighted in the article as one of 29 “Top Performers”—schools where Pell Grant students are graduating at or close to the same rate as the overall student body.

Carnegie Seal 

Gustavus Earns Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Gustavus Adolphus College to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Gustavus is now one of 361 campuses out of 4,634 eligible institutions of higher education in the country that have the designation.

Lisa Heldke '82 

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.

A photo of Rev. Richard Hillstrom, taken at Thrivent Financial by Stan Waldhauser '71. 

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.