Gustavus Adolphus College held its first ever Slam Poetry Camp on June 24-30 as individuals traveled from places such as New York, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Omaha to attend the unique summer offering. Mankato Free Press education editor Amanda Dyslin visited the camp and authored this article in the newspaper’s Saturday, June 30 edition: New, rare [...]
Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theatre will present Hijab Tubeat 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Alumni Hall. The event is sponsored by the Gustavus Diversity Center and is free and open to the public. Hijab Tube explores American-Muslim identity and offers a unique, entertaining, and eye-opening perspective on Islam in 21st century America. [...]
As the Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team continues to assert itself as a top 10 program in the country, the success and popularity of the College’s Summer Speech Institute continues to grow. This year’s speech institute, running from July 24-30, will have a record number of participants (141) from eight different states, making it the second largest camp of its type in the country.
The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Steve Wright, has been invited to participate at the prestigious Notre Dame Jazz Festival in South Bend, Indiana, March 3-5. The Notre Dame Festival is the oldest collegiate jazz festival in the United States and each year bands across North America audition to perform. For the [...]
The Winds of Christmas, an annual performance of the music of Christmas by the combined Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, will be presented at morning worship, 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 7, in Christ Chapel. Admission is free to this celebration of the music of Christmas directed by Douglas Nimmo.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre & Dance presents Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s naturalistic drama in one scene, The Stronger. The play is produced as a part of this year’s Theatre Gallery, two plays performed and directed entirely by students. The Stronger, directed and translated by junior theatre and Scandinavian studies major Ethan Bjelland, [...]
Under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, the twenty-first Gustavus Honor Band Festival will be hosted on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus, November 7 & 8. The two-day concert band festival includes rehearsals, clinics, master classes and demonstrations with Gustavus faculty. The festival concludes with the 2010 Gustavus Honor Band and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra performing the Festival Concert at 7:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The Festival Concert is free and open to the publ
Julie Sweet, pianist and accompanist at Gustavus Adolphus College, and Joseph Kapla, a collaborative pianist and instructor in the Twin Cities, join forces Sunday, October 3 for a Duo Piano Recital on the Jussi Björling stage at Gustavus. The performance includes The Hallejuah Junction by John Adams, the Sonata in F minor for 2 Pianos by Johnnes Brahms and Le carnaval des animeaux par Camille Saint-Saëns. The recital begins at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present Time to Soar: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert. This dance concert, directed by Michele Rusinko and Melissa Rolnick, features an exhilarating and diverse range of faculty, student and guest choreographed pieces. Performances will be held in Anderson Theatre May 14 and 15 at 8:00 p.m. and May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Atypical 9 to 5 Senior Exhibition 2010, on view from May 1 through May 30, 2010.