Archive for June, 2013

Chaplain Rachel Larson Praised for Her Service to the College

Rachel Larson, who has served Gustavus Adolphus College’s students, faculty, and staff as one of its chaplains for the past 12 years, has announced her resignation. “Chaplain Larson has touched the lives of hundreds of students and community members in her long tenure with the College,” said President Ohle.  “She will be remembered on the […]

President Jack R. Ohle Announces Plans to Retire in 2014

Jack R. Ohle, the 16th President of Gustavus Adolphus College, has announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2013-14 academic year when he will complete his sixth year as president of the College. He began his service to Gustavus on July 1, 2008, and will officially retire on June 30, 2014. Ohle submitted, and the Board accepted, a letter announcing his retirement to the Board of Trustees at its regular quarterly meeting last weekend.

Free Press Features Professor Emeritus Bruce McClain

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor Emeritus Bruce McClain taught in the College's Art and Art History Department for 46 years from 1965 to 2011. On Thursday, June 20, Mankato Free Press reporter Tanner Kent featured McClain and a current exhibition of his work that is on display at the Waseca Arts Center.

Charles Aydt Named Head Gymnastics Coach

Gustavus Adolphus College has named Charles Aydt as head coach of its gymnastics team. Aydt brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Gustavus, where he will be the fifth head coach in the program’s history. He takes over for Katie Olson who served as interim head coach for the 2012-13 school year.

Commencement Recap: 545 Graduates Receive Degrees

Sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s graced the Gustavus Adolphus College campus on Sunday, June 3, just in time for the College’s 2013 commencement ceremony. Five hundred and forty five seniors walked across the stage and received their degrees at Hollingsworth Field.

Video: Lydia Benge Briggs ’13 Reflects on Four Years at Gustavus

Lydia Benge Briggs was one of 545 Gustavus students who earned their bachelor’s degree on Sunday, June 2, at the College’s 2013 commencement ceremony. The Grantsburg, Wisconsin native graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in communication studies. She has been hired by Boom Lab, a company that hires talented and promising recent college graduates and trains and mentors them to become successful corporate consultants.

Rebecca Fremo Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2013 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2. Fremo began teaching at Gustavus in 2000 after earning her Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University. She directed the College’s Writing Center for 11 years and also served as the director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program.