Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture

The Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture is intended to be an annual lecture by a Gustavus faculty member on the possibilities of the liberal arts in the 21st century.

The lecture’s namesake served as the College’s fifth president from 1881 to 1904 and helped transform Gustavus from an academy to a degree-granting college. During his presidency, Wahlstrom expanded and improved the College’s facilities, which transformed the campus and helped cement its future. Wahlstrom also turned the campus into a place where male and female students were equally welcome by allowing female students to live on campus for the first time.

2016-17 Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture

Please join us on Monday, February 20, 2017, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Beck Hall 101 for the third annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture. Michele Rusinko, Professor of Theatre and Dance, will present her talk entitled "Creativity, Resiliency, Dignity, and a Good Life." President Rebecca Bergman will introduce Professor Rusinko, and refreshments will be provided for conversation after the lecture.

Past Speakers