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Hillstrom Museum Exhibition Enters Final Week of Patrick Blaine Works

The Hillstrom Museum of Art eshibition, Fluid Chromatics: Epoxy Paintings by Patrick Blaine, enters its final week in the Hillstrom and will on display through January 30, 2015, with FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears. Fluid Chromatics: Epoxy Paintings by Patrick Blaine features fifty paintings by St. Paul, Minnesota artist Patrick Blaine, created in […]

Professor Joyce Sutphen with Gustavus Choir member Daniel Felton '15 

Gustavus Choir Embarks on 2015 International Tour to Britain & France

With a touring tradition that dates back to its founding in 1933, the Gustavus Choir has built a legacy of integrating fine choral singing, music education and music appreciation into its programs and concert appearances on, and off, the campus. With this continuing history of excellence, built on its experience of international concert touring that […]

Chacaltaya, 2014, acrylic on canvas. 20" x 24," Betsy Ruth Byers, artist 

Minneapolis Gallery Featuring Works by Betsy Byers

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery (Studio 395, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis) is pleased to host, Indeterminate Present, a new exhibit of abstract paintings and works on paper by gallery artist, Betsy Ruth Byers, January 10 through February 21, 2015, with a free public reception on Saturday, January 17, from 7:00 – […]


Christmas in Christ Chapel Live Stream Attracts Thousands

As is tradition, Gustavus Adolphus College packed Christ Chapel for five services in three days as part of the College’s 42nd annual Christmas in Christ Chapel, “Tender Rose, Starry Night”. For the first time this year, the College produced a live stream of the Saturday evening service so that alumni and friends of the College all […]

A photo of Rev. Richard Hillstrom, taken at Thrivent Financial by Stan Waldhauser ’71. 

Museum Namesake Rev. Richard Hillstrom ’38 (1915-2014)

The Rev. Richard Hillstrom ’38, a generous benefactor of the College and the namesake of the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art, passed away in the morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the age of 99. Hillstrom majored in English and history at Gustavus and went on to graduate from Augustana Seminary in Rock Island, […]

Conductor James Patrick Miller 

James Patrick Miller Conducts Stephen Paulus Concerto to GRAMMY Nomination

Once again an individual with a Gustavus connection has been nominated for a GRAMMY™ Award. When the nominations for the 57th annual GRAMMY™ Awards were announced on Dec. 5, James Patrick Miller, the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra was among those nominated in the “Contemporary Classical Composition” category. Dr. Miller was nominated […]


Annual Michael Johnson Concert at Gustavus Friday

For more than forty-five years, Michael Johnson, singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist, has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College. The College is delighted to have him back again this year as Michael continues the tradition of performing in Björling Recital Hall on Friday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. with favorites from his 50-year career and […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel, 2013 

Gustavus to Live Stream Christmas in Christ Chapel for First Time

For the first time in the 42-year history of the event, Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual holiday tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be live streamed to the public on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 6. Heroic Productions, which annually provides audio, video, and lighting solutions for both Christmas in Christ Chapel and the […]

The Gustavus Choir, Gregory Aune, conductor 

Gustavus Choir Invited to Sing at Nordic-American Breakfast

Director Gregory Aune and the Gustavus Choir have been invited to sing at the 30th Annual Nordic-American Thanksgiving Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel (7800 Normandale Blvd.) in Bloomington, Minn. on Tuesday, November 25, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tickets are available online at or by calling 612-821-4640. Sponsored annually by the Sons of Norway, the Nordic-American […]

Percussion Ensemble Sunday at Gustavus

Under the direction of Paul Hill, the Gustavus Percussion Ensemble will present its fall concert in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. The percussion ensemble’s concert is free and open to the public. The performance will open with Baile! Baile! by Gerald Heslip, the Teresa Leach arrangement of Dmitri Shotakovich’s Fantastic […]