Archive for March, 2013
The 3rd annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference, “Are You For Real? The Importance of Authenticity,” will be held on Friday, April 19 at the American Swedish Institute in St. Paul. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Marcia Page ’82 and Joan Steffend, along with several other business professionals who will lead various breakout sessions.
The Office of the Provost at Gustavus Adolphus College has announced that Associate Professor of Chemistry Scott Bur will be named the next Director of the Nobel Conference. Bur will assume the leadership role from Professor of Physics Chuck Niederriter beginning with the 2014 Nobel Conference.
Thanks to alumni networking and the work of several Gustavus administrators and faculty members, senior Alyssa Gaulrapp '13 had the opportunity to complete a once-in-a-lifetime type internship during the month of January in Atlanta, Georgia.
Teaching and service are two passions that Kevin Matuseski '10 developed during his four years at Gustavus Adolphus College. Today, he is fulfilling those passions by teaching English and life science to sixth graders and volunteering in several ways in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior cross country runner Beth Hauer has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Hauer is the 33rd Gustavus student-athlete to receive the award since 1974.
Dr. Katherine A. Tunheim, the Board of Trustees Endowed Chair in Leadership and Management at Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently inducted into the Pi Kappa Delta Order of Attainment, the honor society’s most prestigious alumni recognition award.
When alumna Keisha Bates ’11 made a visit to Gustavus Adolphus College as a high school senior she remembers her admission counselor telling her that ‘Gustavus is a safe place to do extraordinary things.’ That statement resonated with Bates during her four years on the hill, and sticks with her today as she is in the early stages of her professional career at one of the top research universities in the world.
Gustavus juniors Anna McDevitt and Jill Oxborough plan to spend this year's Spring Break in West Virginia, where they will volunteer for the non-governmental organization Coal River Mountain Watch -- a group attempting to prevent the coal industry from using mountaintop removal methods in the region.
Distinguished author, economist, and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks will keynote the 2013 Lindau Symposium at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Alumni Hall. Brooks’ keynote lecture is titled “Gross National Happiness” and is free and open to the public.
Gustavus Adolphus College first-year student Paget Pengelly of Chanhassen, Minn., testified on Wednesday in front of the Minnesota Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee regarding a bill that addresses underage drinking on limousines and party buses.