Archive for May, 2011

Janey Helland Wins National Title in Heptathlon

For the second year in a row, the Gustavus track and field program has crowned a national champion in dramatic fashion.  This year, it is senior Janey Helland, who came from behind in the final event to win the NCAA Division III national title in the heptathlon, following last year’s dramatic finish by Max Hanson […]

587 Graduates Receive Degrees

On Sunday, May 29, 2011, 587 seniors received their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. Senior Phil Helt of Gladstone, Mo., delivered this year’s commencement address. Associate Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust received the 2011 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Barbara Zust Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Barbara Zust, Associate Professor of Nursing at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2011 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 29.

Commencement Ceremony Will be Held Outside

Gustavus officials have decided as of 10:30 a.m. that today’s commencement ceremony will take place outside at Hollingsworth Field. Please continue to check the Gustavus website for updated information. ### Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad 507-933-7510

Football Team Set To Leave For Service Trip To Mexico

The Gustavus football team will be traveling to Cancun, Mexico for a five-day trip that will combine football, service, and some fun. The team will depart Wednesday, May 25 and return Monday, May 30.

Star Tribune Features Former President Dennis Johnson and His New Book

Star Tribune columnist and editorial writer Lori Sturdevant printed a piece on Monday, May 23 about former Gustavus Adolphus College President Dennis Johnson and his new book, Chaplain of the House: A Ministry of Prayer and Presence in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Commencement Scheduled for May 29

At 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, the class of 2011 will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field. As of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Gustavus officials have decided that the ceremony will take place outside as originally planned.

Phil Helt Chosen as Commencement Speaker

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Phil Helt has been chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to speak at the College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 29. Helt will graduate with a degree in Communication Studies and History.

Lori Carsen Kelly ’83 Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

Lori Carsen Kelly ’83, visiting assistant professor of political science, received the 2011 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s Honors Day convocation on May 7.

Senior Chris Wiens Featured in MPCC Newsletter

The Minnesota Private College Council printed a story in its May newsletter about three graduating seniors and their search for a job. Featured in the story is Gustavus senior Chris Wiens, who landed a job as an implementation analyst at Minneapolis-based SPS Commerce.