Archive for 2008

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Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

The Gustavus Athletics Department inducted eight athletes and one benefactor into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. Inducted were Milt Brostrom ’49, benefactor; Andy Micheletti ’72, hockey; Susan Erlandson Breckner ’83, volleyball; Steve McDermott ’88, basketball, soccer; Mary Sutherland Ryerse ’90, tennis; Tim Schwartz ’90, football, baseball; Heather Thorson Kittelsen ’92, softball; Sarah […]

Gustavus women’s hockey player blogs for NCAA

Senior Jessie Doig from New Prague, Minn., has been selected by the NCAA to blog for NCAA.com. Doig is one of a select few athletes from Division I, II, and III to give an account of her experiences as a student-athlete. Her twice-a-week blog will run through the entire season and can be read here.

New football rushing record set

Senior running back Ray Wilson set a single-game rushing school record with 258 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns in the 34-31 win over Augsburg Oct. 25. Wilson broke the school record of 252 rushing yards set by Andy Traetow against Hamline on Oct. 26, 2002.

Nobel lectures online

Lectures from the 44th Nobel Conference, “Who Were the First Humans?,” Oct. 7-8, are now available online at Nobel Lectures.

Outstanding employees honored

Three Gustavus employees have been honored with service awards. The 2008 Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee was presented to Judy Waldhauser (admission); Virgil Jones (diversity development) received the 2008 Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee; and the 2008 Faculty Service Award was given to Florence Amamoto (English).

Nobel Conference endowment gift announced

Gustavus has received an endowment gift of $2 million from the Reverend Drell and Adeline Dekko Bernhardson, parents of four Gustavus graduates. The gift will support the Nobel Conference and give the College increased flexibility to respond to Nobel Conference-related initiatives as well as enhance the intentional relationship between the conference and science education at […]

Commission Gustavus 150

Gustavus Board of Trustees Chair James H. Gale ’83 has announced Commission Gustavus 150, a major initiative to chart the College’s future and plan for its Sesquicentennial in 2012. Commission Gustavus 150 will engage all College’s constituents in integrating and expanding the College’s Strategic Plan and making recommendations for the College’s future advancement. The Commission […]

Gustavus Symphony to premiere piece at Nobel Conference

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will premiere a composition by alumnus Paul Fraser ’05 at this year’s Nobel Conference Concert. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Fraser’s new work, titled Aurora Vitalis, was completed in August 2008 and is based on a Hawaiian creation story that tells […]

“Forbidden Art” on display at Hillstrom Museum

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus will host two exhibitions that will run through Sunday, Nov. 9. “Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde” will be on display concurrently with “Selections from the Hillstrom Collection.” “Forbidden Art” includes 76 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, and mixed media works by more than 60 Soviet artists […]

Campus busy with major events

Gustavus is busy this weekend and early next week hosting the inauguration of President Jack Ohle on Oct. 3, Homecoming, Reunions and Family Weekend Oct. 3-5, and Nobel Conference XLIV, “Who Were the First Humans?” Oct. 7-8. Click on each activity to find more information.