Archive for 2013
Gustavus Adolphus College has named Charles Aydt as head coach of its gymnastics team. Aydt brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Gustavus, where he will be the fifth head coach in the program’s history. He takes over for Katie Olson who served as interim head coach for the 2012-13 school year.
Sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s graced the Gustavus Adolphus College campus on Sunday, June 3, just in time for the College’s 2013 commencement ceremony. Five hundred and forty five seniors walked across the stage and received their degrees at Hollingsworth Field.
Lydia Benge Briggs was one of 545 Gustavus students who earned their bachelor’s degree on Sunday, June 2, at the College’s 2013 commencement ceremony. The Grantsburg, Wisconsin native graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in communication studies. She has been hired by Boom Lab, a company that hires talented and promising recent college graduates and trains and mentors them to become successful corporate consultants.
Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2013 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2. Fremo began teaching at Gustavus in 2000 after earning her Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University. She directed the College’s Writing Center for 11 years and also served as the director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program.
Brendan Loney came to Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall of 2007 as part of the class of 2011. His life was changed and his academic studies were put on hold in 2009 due to a spinal cord injury, but on Sunday, June 2, Loney will earn his bachelor's degree along with 550 other Gustavus students.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, the class of 2013 will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field. Senior Julia Tindell, who will receive her degree in English, will deliver this year’s commencement address.
A unique educational partnership between Gustavus Adolphus College and Coca-Cola allows students to apply for grant money to fund initiatives that focus on enhancing sustainability and community health. Seniors Samantha Good and Katie Barta used their grant to fund several bike initiatives on campus.
Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust ’76 has been named a finalist for the 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards, presented by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Zust is a finalist in the “Nurse Educator” category along with Jeff Paurus of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Wendy Dahl of Regions Hospital.
Junior James Trevathan '14 has been named a Rossing Physics Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year. Earlier this spring, the physics major from Apple Valley received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Professor Emeritus Larry Owen used to welcome incoming first-year students by saying, “Welcome to the conversation.” Gustavus has always been a place where great conversations happen, and last night the Gustie conversation moved off the hill and into the homes of alumni, parents, and friends.