Archive for May, 2010


Brammer Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Leila Brammer, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2010 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 30.


593 Graduates Receive Degrees

On Sunday, May 30, 593 seniors received their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. The Class of 2010 represents the 121st graduating class in the history of the College.


Don Scheese Receives Fulbright Award

Don Scheese, professor of English and environmental studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been awarded a Fulbright grant for the 2010-11 academic year. Scheese will teach courses in American Studies in the Ukraine in the spring of 2011 during his year-long sabbatical.


Gustavus Announces Six More Tenure-Track Faculty Hires

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the hiring of six new tenure-track faculty members who will begin their teaching duties at the onset of the 2010-11 academic year.


Three Student-Athletes Receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Gustavus Adolphus College student-athletes Melissa Mackley, David Martinson, and Bri Radtke have been selected to receive postgraduate scholarships from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


Women’s Tennis Set to Play in NCAA Quarterfinals

The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team is set to take on defending National Champion Williams College in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship at 1 p.m. Central Time Tuesday, May 25 Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Cunningham Chosen as Commencement Speaker

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Mary Cunningham has been chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to speak at the College’s commencement ceremony Sunday, May 30. Cunningham will graduate with a degree in Communication Studies and History.


Russell Selected to Participate in Summer Leadership Institute

Gustavus Adolphus College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Brandy Russell has been accepted to attend the Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute for Early Career Faculty.


O’Connor Receives Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award

Peg O’Connor, professor of philosophy and gender, women, and sexuality studies, received the 2010 Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award in early May at the College’s Honors Day Convocation.


Student to Work With 2008 Nobel Conference Speaker Curtis Marean

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Kristin Schwagerl will have the opportunity to work alongside noted paleoanthropologist and 2008 Nobel Conference lecturer Curtis Marean during the 2010 Fall Semester.