Archive for July, 2009

Gustie Night at the Fringe

For decades, hundreds of Gustavus theatre  and dance students, alumni, and faculty have performed and participated in the Minnesota Fringe Festival. This year is no exception, with the department officially represented in Keiko Kasza’s A Mother for Choco (& Other Mother Stories), a Kid’s Fringe piece developed by Amy Seham and Anne Sawyer-Aitch, in collaboration […]

President Ohle to Host Oberammergau Passion Play trip in 2010

Gustavus President Jack R. and Kris Ohle and Pastor Eric Gustavson ’66 will lead a 10-day European tour to Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, June 21-30, 2010.  The itinerary includes visits to Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Island of Mainau, Lucerne, and the Oberammergau Passion Play.  For a full itinerary and tour brochure, contact the Office of […]

Gustavus Places Eighth in Directors’ Cup

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and Learfield Sports recently announced that Gustavus Adolphus College placed eighth in the Division III 2008-09 Directors’ Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics. Standings are based on national tournament finishes in 18 sports with points awarded based on the number […]

Twin Cities Alumni Breakfast

Join us for a cup of coffee, breakfast, and great conversation. This month our featured presenter is Byron Nordstrom, retired professor of Scandinavian studies. All Gusties are welcome and invited to the breakfast, Wednesday, June 17, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd. Cost is $10 at the door. Reserve […]

Upcoming Summer Events

There are lots of upcoming alumni events this summer, including potlucks, breakfasts, and even a night at the Fringe! Join us in Rochester on July 9, Fargo/Moorhead on July 13, Willmar on July 14, and Duluth and Sand Lake on Aug. 16 for potluck picnics. RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-487-8437.

Need A Good Summer Read?

Each summer, incoming Gustavus students are asked to read a “Reading in Common” book that will be discussed during New Student Orientation and, for some students, during their First Term Seminar course. The Reading in Common selection for 2009 is Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Narario. In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts […]

Gustavus at the Minnesota State Fair

Gustavus will again have a booth at the Minnesota State Fair in the Education Building. The booth will have friendly faces, information, Gustie Grams, and a cool giveaway. Plus, current high school students can enter to win a Gustavus T-shirt. Wear your Gustavus apparel to the fair to show off your Gustie pride! The fair […]

169 Construction

The city of St. Peter has joined the Minnesota Department of Transportation in planning for the reconstruction of Highway 169 from Union Street (in the north) to Jefferson Avenue (in the south), beginning on Thursday, July 9, and concluding by the Thanksgiving weekend.  Gustavus will be accessible throughout the reconstruction phase. Since traffic may be […]

Huff Wins Playwriting Contest

Doug Huff, professor of philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been selected as one of four winners of the 2009 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest based in New York for his play, A Far Shore. Huff wrote A Far Shore during his 2008 sabbatical leave at the request of members of the Bangalore Little […]