Archive for 2012

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science Kyle Chambers and sophomore student Haley Vollan (Photo by Tim Kennedy) 

Technology Endowment Helps Provide Seamless Transition from Office to Classroom

Anonymous donors, described as entrepreneurs and parents of three Gustavus alumni, have established a $2 million endowment for the College to use for technology renewal and replacement.

Dr. Cathy J. Cohen 

Dr. Cathy J. Cohen to Give Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture

Dr. Cathy J. Cohen, one of the nation’s leading scholars of race and politics, will give the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in Christ Chapel.

Gwen Westerman, Mitakuye Owas (All My Relations), 2012, quilt, 100% commercial cotton embellished with glass beads and Swarovksi crystals, 65 ½ x 65 ½ inches. 

Hillstrom Museum of Art Commemorates Dakota Mass Execution of 1862

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will unveil the exhibition Hena Uŋkiksuyapi: In Commemoration of the Dakota Mass Execution of 1862 on Monday, Dec. 17 during an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view at the Museum through Feb. 8, 2013.

Irma Marquez Trapero '12 

Minnesota Public Radio Features Irma Marquez Trapero ’12

Minnesota Public Radio and reporter Jennifer Vogel recently sat down with Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Irma Marquez Trapero to discuss her life journey and the barriers she has faced as an undocumented person. Marquez Trapero graduated from Gustavus in 2012 with a degree in political science.

Colette Brandt '09 performs wetland delineation in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Colette Brandt ’09: Living Her Dream in Alaska

Colette Brandt '09 arrived at Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall of 2005, took full advantage of the liberal arts experience, majored in mathematics with a minor in environmental studies, and is now living her dream as a successful environmental scientist in Alaska.

Kate Knutson Classroom 

Kate Knutson: Enhancing the College Experience In and Out of the Classroom

Associate Professor of Political Science Kate Knutson is one of many faculty members at Gustavus Adolphus College who is impacting the lives of students both in and out of the classroom.

Even the Rain 

Gustavus to Hold Hispanic Film Festival in the Spring

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus College will hold its first ever Hispanic Film Festival over the course of five weeks in February and March of 2013. The film festival is the result of grant money received from PRAGDA, a film distribution company funded by Spain's Ministry of Culture.

Professor Deane Curtin (right) receives a gift from former Prime Minister Professor Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche. 

Deane Curtin: Joining Research and Teaching in Service to the Tibetan Community

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Philosophy Deane Curtin is on sabbatical halfway around the world, in the midst of a groundbreaking project at the request of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Sophomore Nicole Ektnitphong of Worthington, Minn., was crowned St. Lucia for 2012 on Thursday, Dec. 6 (Photo by Nick Theisen '15). 

Nicole Ektnitphong Crowned St. Lucia

Sophomore Nicole Ektnitphong of Worthington, Minn., was crowned St. Lucia on Thursday morning in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College’s 72nd annual Festival of St. Lucia.

Students walking on campus 

Introducing Students to a Liberal Arts Education

Now in its 20th year of existence, the First Term Seminar program at Gustavus Adolphus College involves specially designed courses intended to introduce first-year students to the aspects of a liberal arts education. Courses address questions of values and teach writing, critical thinking, and oral communication skills.