‘Arts’ Category

Stephanie Pearson ’92

Stephanie Pearson ’92 is a self-employed writer and contributing editor to Outside Magazine in Duluth, MN.  A story she recently wrote for Outside magazine was included in the 2020 edition of The Best American Travel Writing, an annual anthology published on November 3 by Houghton Mifflin. In October she also received three Lowell Thomas Awards […]

Tony Randgaard ’81 releases book, “Unpremeditated-A Murderous Caribbean Travelogue”

Tony Randgaard ’81 had the official launch party of his book Unpremeditated- A Murderous Caribbean Travelogue held May 23, 2018 when more than 25 people attended the event in Bloomington. Tony writes, “When I was staying in Belize in 2012, Prince Harry was touring the country and a celebrity murder mystery was unfolding around him. […]

Twelve Gustavus Trumpeters at a Twins Game

Twelve Gustavus trumpeters played as part of the Bemidji State Trumpet Invitational performance of the National Anthem at the Twins game at Target Field on April 25th. The music arrangement was written by Steve Wright (music faculty) and featured trumpeters Cory Ruegg ’12, Julie Hill ’12, Matthew Martin ’12, Nick Mason ’14, Tim Grev ’13, […]

Jonathan Swenson ’88

Rev. Jonathan Swenson, ’88, is answering a new calling. Swenson, who split his time at Gustavus between the Psychology, Theater and Music departments is now traveling to churches, colleges, conferences and retreats throughout the country performing WITNESSES –, a one-man, 8-character dramatic presentation on the life of Jesus. After nearly 20 years in parish ministry, […]

Paul Batz ’85 is asking, “When’s the last time you pulled your ‘fun-muscles?'”

Don’t miss this interesting, passionate, and tug-at-you-heartstrings blog post written by Paul Batz ’85 (co-founder of What Really Works) all about Gustavus and Homecoming! Here is a little piece of the blog. Read the whole article at www.paulbatz.com. “I’m glad it’s Tuesday morning. Seriously, there’s a couple thousand proud Gustavus Adolphus College people — from […]

A Hamlet Reunion This May

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus presented the timeless classic Hamlet in Anderson Theatre this May 5-14, 2011. The matinee on May 8th was a particularly special performance because a few alumni and members of the cast from the 1966 performance of Hamlet attended that performance. Linda Gulder Huett ’66 played the role […]

Roger Hanson ’54

Alumnus,  Roger Hanson ’54, is a writer and abstract artist.  For the next several months he is giving away one painting each month, to the person who sends in the best title for each of the paintings.  If you would like to participate, go to northcoastnews.com and type in “Roger Hanson” in the search box.  […]

Brian Myhr ’76

Brian Myhr ’76, Coral Springs, Florida, is not only vice president of information technology for Fairlane Financial Corporation, but he is an accomplished bassist with the Florida Grand Opera. In March 2011, Myhr will perform Beethoven 7, Mendelssohn 5, Rocky 2 and Beethoven 3 with opera series Tosca, Don Giovanni and Cyrano coming up this […]

Kristen Weller ’10

Kristen Weller ’10 was recently hired at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for their 2011 summer season!  She will be working as a costume technician and wardrobe assistant.

Sten Severson ’95

Sten Severson ’95 is part of the group Acme Sound Partners, which was recently nominated for their third Tony Award. Acme Sound Partners was nominated for Best Sound Design of  a Play for their work on Fences, starring Denzel Washington. This is their third nomination in as many years, and the sound design Tony has […]

Gusties in “Footloose”

Chad Anderson ’08 and Nickie Kromminga ’98 are currently performing in “Footloose” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre until 7/31. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

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 […]

Bill Holm Tribute

Friends of acclaimed writer Bill Holm ’65, who died unexpectedly in February, will gather for a tribute Thursday, May 7, 7-9 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Around a dozen presenters, including Phil Bryant (English), Joyce Sutphen (English), Doug Huff (philosophy), Larry Owen (English, emeritus), and Athena Owen Kildegaard ’82, will give brief tributes or readings; John […]

Gustavus Choir Tour

Gustavus Choir Tours West Coast March 21-28.