Where Am I Eating 

Gustavus Announces Reading in Common Selections for 2014-15

Gustavus Adolphus College has selected the books Where Am I Wearing and Where Am I Eating by author and journalist Kelsey Timmerman as its Reading in Common books for the 2014-15 academic year—the 15th year of the program at Gustavus. All first-year students are expected to read one of the two books during the summer before meeting with faculty members and other Gustavus students during New Student Orientation to discuss them.

The 2013-14 Gustavus forensics team. 

Forensics Team Places 6th at National Tournament

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team earned its best ever finish at the American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET), when it placed sixth in the Team Sweepstakes on Monday, April 7.

Matt Rasmussen '98 

Rasmussen ’98 Wins Minnesota Book Award for Black Aperture

Gustavus alumnus and Visiting Professor of English Matt Rasmussen won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry on Saturday, April 5 for his debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture.

Maja Johnson '13 at the Mayo Clinic. 

Maja Johnson ’13: Starting a Career at the Mayo Clinic

When it comes to desirable companies to work for in Southern Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic would have to be near or at the top of any such list. Recent Gustavus graduate Maja Johnson ’13 was able to land her first job out of college at the Mayo as she is currently employed as a research technologist in the department of human integrative physiology.

MAYDAY 14 Tibet 

Tibet: Finding Hope in Exile is Topic for MAYDAY! Peace Conference

The 34th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College will take place Wednesday, April 30 and is titled Tibet: Finding Hope in Exile. This year’s conference will present the story of the Tibetan people—their exile experience and their efforts to maintain their identity and build a global democratic culture under difficult circumstances.

Carly Aplin '07 

Carly Aplin ’07: Raising Awareness for Women’s Heart Health

Carly Aplin '07 spends most of her time as a broadcast journalist for various Twin Cities media outlets, but she also finds time to run a unique charity event that raises money and awareness for women's heart health.


Gustavus to Host TEDx Event on April 12

The Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College will host the College’s first ever TEDx event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The conference is titled “Creative Innovations to Address Complex Problems” and will feature seven live speakers and two TED Talks via video.

Dr. Philip J. Deloria 

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar to Give Lecture at Gustavus

Dr. Philip J. Deloria, an author and professor at the University of Michigan, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on April 23-24 as this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. As part of his two-day stay, Deloria will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in Wallenberg Auditorium titled, “American Indians in the American Popular Imagination.”

Campus Compact Presidents Awards 

Gustavus Announces MCC Presidents’ Awards for Civic Engagement

Gustavus Adolphus College has announced the winners of the 2014 Minnesota Campus Compact (MCC) Presidents’ Awards for Civic Engagement. These three awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships.

Laura Leland 

Laura Leland ’13 Trades Gustavus Lab Coat for Cancer Research Lab Coat

Laura Leland '13 majored in biochemistry and molecular biology at Gustavus and spent two summers conducting research with professor Jeff Dahlseid. Today, she is a lab technician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.