Entries tagged with ‘2008’
2008 Gustavus graduate Erin Luhmann is the winner of an annual New York Times contest that will allow her to travel to Africa this summer with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof. Luhmann is a former Peace Corps volunteer who is finishing up graduate school work in journalism this spring.
Alumni of Gustavus Adolphus College have a long tradition of involvement in Minnesota politics dating back to the late 19th century. Continuing this tradition of service – one of the College’s five core values – are more recent alumni who are working their way up the political ladder, determined to become tomorrow's leaders.
A number of current and former Gustavus students and faculty will be performing and directing at the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival, which will take place August 2-12 at various locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Campus Activities Board at Gustavus Adolphus College has announced that musician and Gustavus alumnus Justyn Dow ’08 will be the opening act at the Friday, April 13 concert headlined by Gavin DeGraw at Lund Arena.
A dance by dancer and choreographer Britta Peterson '08, a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Dance program at Arizona State University, was selected for the gala finale program at the 2012 American College Dance Festival Association's Baja Regional Conference at California State University.
The Economic and Management Department's Alumni Mentoring Program is providing Gustavus students with important internships, job shadows, networking opportunities, and job interviews. The program is hoping to expand to other departments on campus in the near future.
Several Gustavus Adolphus College alumni have started a new improv venture that is not only aimed at entertaining audiences, but also at increasing civic engagement and encouraging people to think about bigger issues.
It’s known as the ultimate test of fitness, endurance, and mental fortitude. A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run all completed despite crosswinds, headwinds and the overpowering heat and humidity under the Hawaiian sun. It is the Ironman World Championship and Dan Mikkelson '08 can now say he has conquered the challenge.
Kyle Momsen, an adjunct instructor in the health and exercise science department at Gustavus Adolphus College, has travelled the world while serving as an athletic trainer for the United States Fencing Association.
With 18 alumni currently serving abroad in the United States Peace Corps, Gustavus Adolphus College has earned a top 10 ranking from the Peace Corps for the number of 2008 volunteers.