As your students spend hours in classes and studying you can have the opportunity to learn something new from our Gustavus professors in Minneapolis. Check out the American Swedish Institute Forum’s in March, April and May as they feature lectures by current and emeritus professors. The ASI Forum on March 27 will feature Roland Thorstensson, professor emeritus in Scandinavian Studies, who will speak on the Sami, and indigenous people, today, living mainly in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and on the Kola Peninsula in Russia. On April 24, the ASI Forum will feature Bonnie and Michael Jorgensen, Music Department faculty, who will perform and present the life and music of the Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan (1840-1922). The ASI Forum on May 22 will feature Robert Douglas, professor emeritus in geography, who will speak on the common geographical characteristics of the old Swedish immigration to Minnesota and the new immigration of the Sudanese.
ASI Forum presentations are included with museum admission. Reservations for these events are encouraged, but not mandatory – call 612-871-4907.