Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Kaethe Schwehn '00 recently won a 2015 Minnesota Book Award in the Memoir and Creative Nonfiction category for her book Tailings: A Memoir. The winners were announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Gala on Saturday, April 18 at the St. Paul Union Depot.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Scandinavian Studies will welcome Swedish poet Aase Berg to campus on Monday, April 20 for a week-long stay as the College’s Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence for 2015.
Every college student looks forward to the summer for one reason or another, whether its reuniting with family and friends, going on vacation, or completing an internship. For Gustavus Adolphus College junior Amie Goblirsch, this summer will be about taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime archaeological dig overseas, thanks to a unique gift from a Gustavus alumna.
Gustavus Adolphus College junior mathematics major Eric Hanson ’16 is the recipient of a 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Hanson, an Apple Valley native, is the 20th Gustavus student since 1992 to receive a Goldwater Scholarship.
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Jean-Paul Noel ’12 is the recipient of a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Noel was one of 2,000 individuals awarded a fellowship this year out of more than 16,500 applicants. The fellowship will support Noel’s research through the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University.
The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team continued to assert itself as one of the country’s top collegiate programs when it placed 11th at the American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) on Monday, April 6 in Portland, Oregon.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Geology Department will host a grand reopening of the College’s Chester Johnson Geology Museum from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. The museum is located on the first floor (Room 122) of the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science.
A 12-panel exhibit commemorating the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 created by Gustavus students in 2012 is now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The museum will have the exhibit on display through December 29, 2015.
Gustavus Adolphus College has announced that Nicole Ektnitphong ’15, Dr. Sarah Wolter ’02 and Dr. Paul Peterson ’94 are the College’s winners of the 2015 Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC) 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.
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and Visiting Professor of English Matt Rasmussen ’98 has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize. The distinction is awarded by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University.