Archive for May, 2013

Brendan Loney ’13: A Story of Perseverance

Brendan Loney came to Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall of 2007 as part of the class of 2011. His life was changed and his academic studies were put on hold in 2009 due to a spinal cord injury, but on Sunday, June 2, Loney will earn his bachelor's degree along with 550 other Gustavus students.

Commencement Scheduled for June 2

At 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, the class of 2013 will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field. Senior Julia Tindell, who will receive her degree in English, will deliver this year’s commencement address.

Grant Money Leads to On-Campus Bike Initiatives

A unique educational partnership between Gustavus Adolphus College and Coca-Cola allows students to apply for grant money to fund initiatives that focus on enhancing sustainability and community health. Seniors Samantha Good and Katie Barta used their grant to fund several bike initiatives on campus.

Barb Zust Named Finalist for 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust ’76 has been named a finalist for the 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards, presented by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Zust is a finalist in the “Nurse Educator” category along with Jeff Paurus of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Wendy Dahl of Regions Hospital.

James Trevathan ’14 Named Rossing Physics Scholar

Junior James Trevathan '14 has been named a Rossing Physics Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year. Earlier this spring, the physics major from Apple Valley received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Town Hall Meeting Engages Thousands of Gusties Via Conference Call

Professor Emeritus Larry Owen used to welcome incoming first-year students by saying, “Welcome to the conversation.” Gustavus has always been a place where great conversations happen, and last night the Gustie conversation moved off the hill and into the homes of alumni, parents, and friends.

Jason Haaheim ’01: Conquering Music and Science

After graduating from Gustavus in 2001 with a double major in honors music and physics, Jason Haaheim didn't stop learning and he didn't stop pursuing his dreams. After earning a master's degree and spending 10 successful years as a scientist, Haaheim is now the Principal Timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York.

Laurel Boman ’14: Excelling in Classics Department

Gustavus junior Laurel Boman has found a home in the College's Classics Department and was recently awarded a Manson A. Stewart Scholarship. Her story reveals how challenging and rewarding a major in the humanities can be for Gustavus students.

Matt Wood ’10: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Matt Wood '10 made his way from Pennsylvania to Gustavus and then to the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. After primarily training teachers in entrepreneurship for the past two years, he will return to the U.S. in July to pursue a master's degree in international business.

Alumna Helps Kids Dealing with Homelessness

From the time she was three years old through her four years in high school, Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie DeSantis ’10 found herself in and out of various Minneapolis homeless shelters. The difficulties and uncertainties of growing up in poverty left a lasting impact on her, which is why she is where she is today: working with children in Minneapolis who are faced with clearing the same hurdles she did as a youth.