Archive for February, 2009

Rydell Professor Marean to Speak at Science Museum

Gustavus Adolphus College in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota invites you to a public lecture on Wednesday evening, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the SMM Auditorium to meet and hear Rydell Professor Curtis Marean, Ph.D., noted anthropologist and research professor at the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University, Tempe. His […]

Upcoming Events

100th Anniversary of Gustavus Men’s Basketball – Feb. 7 Alumni Gathering in Sioux Falls – Feb. 7, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Meet and Greet the New Football Coach – Feb. 12, Minneapolis-Park Place Hotel Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast, Kris Kracht, communication studies; forensics head coach – Feb. 18 Tucson Chapter Gathering – Feb. 19, Westward […]

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Gustie Honored by U of M

Whitey Skoog, former Gustavus men’s basketball and golf coach, will be honored by the University of Minnesota on Feb. 22 when they retire his basketball jersey at halftime of the Northwestern game. Notes of congratulations and greetings can be sent to Skoog at Heritage Meadows, 1302 Traverse Road, #203, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Announcing Shine * A Royal Affair

Shine * A Royal Affair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. A Royal Affair is the biennial benefit gala of Gustavus Library Associates that supports Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. Shine * A Royal Affair promises the usual elegant dining and spectacular live […]

Music Tours This Week

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus String Orchestra are touring this week. The GWO is currently touring Colorado and South Dakota and will return for a home concert in Christ Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. The GSO is touring Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin, returning to campus for a concert on […]

Meet and Greet New Football Coach

Gustavus alumni and friends are invited to a reception to meet new Gustavus Football Coach Peter Haugen. Join us Thursday, Feb. 12 between 5 and 8 p.m. for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place. Please R.S.V.P. to Alumni Relations at 800-487-8437.

“The Other Shore” Performance

“The Other Shore,” written in 1986 by Nobel prize-winner Gao Xingjian (and immediately banned by the Chinese government), is an expressionist exploration of conflict between society and the individual. The Gustavus production features impressive ensemble acting, lively dance movement, and amazing shadow puppetry. Shows are Feb. 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m. and Feb. […]

Building Bridges Conference March 14

Mark your calendars on March 14, 2009, for the 14th annual Building Bridges Conference, “Liberation through Education.” The conference will put a spotlight on educational inequality in the United States and abroad. Erin Gruwell, the real-life hero portrayed in the 2007 film Freedom Writers, and Maria Reyes, one of Ms. Gruwell’s first students and an […]

Commission Gustavus 150 Update

There has been a focused energy around Commission Gustavus 150 since it was launched in October 2008. The eight Task Forces are moving through a process to formulate recommendations for action and funding, which will be prioritized by the Board of Trustees in August. President Ohle is also traveling the country holding 16 National Summit […]

Career Connection Reception

Once again the Career Center will host the Career Connections Reception on Thursday, Feb. 12 6:30-8 p.m. in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center Heritage Room. We are seeking alumni who are willing to meet and talk with students who are getting ready to attend the Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair Feb. 17-18. […]

“Come on, You Gusties” Breakfast

Join us for a cup of coffee, breakfast, and great conversation. This month our featured presenter is Kris Kracht, communication studies instructor and forensics head coach. All Gusties are welcome and invited to the breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis-Park Place, 1500 Park Place Boulevard. Cost is $10 at the […]