Archive for August, 2014

Professor Dwight Stoll Earning Accolades for Solving Chemical Puzzles

If you’re part of the Gustavus community and you don’t know who Professor of Chemistry Dwight Stoll is, you should acclimate yourself with his work—because the scientific community, and specifically those interested in separation science, are starting to take note.

Move-in Day Traffic Reminders

Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to welcome the class of 2018 to campus on Friday, Aug. 29. With ongoing road construction in the St. Peter area, here are a few things to keep in mind as you make your way to campus.

Jenny Marquette ’15: A Senior Leader

Athletic coaches like to use the term “senior leader” when referring to an experienced player on their roster who leads not only verbally but by example for the overall benefit of the team. Gustavus Adolphus College senior Jenny Marquette ’15 doesn’t play any varsity sports, but the “senior leader” term describes her perfectly.

Alumnus Eric Butorac ’03 Named President of ATP Player Council

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and professional tennis player Eric Butorac ’03 has been elected by his peers to serve as the next President of the ATP Player Council. Butorac will succeed Roger Federer, who served as President of the Council since 2008.

Nick Hupton ’99: Impacting Today’s Youth as a Teacher, Coach, and Author

Nick Hupton '99 is a high school English teacher, a boys' tennis coach, and the author of three young adult novels. In all three of his professional pursuits, Hupton aims to help kids grow both academically and emotionally.

Jenni Harms ’14: Lifelong Gustie Starts Next Chapter at Cargill

Recent Gustavus alumna Jenni Harms '14 built close relationships with faculty members, traveled the world as a member of two music ensembles, studied abroad for a semester in Ireland, obtained two valuable internships, and is now in the early stages of her professional career at Cargill—one of the most respected corporations in Minnesota and the entire country.

Kathy Lund Dean Named Erskine Fellow for Spring 2015

Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Ethics Professor Kathy Lund Dean has been awarded a Visiting Erskine Programme Fellowship for the 2015 spring semester by the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Lund Dean plans to partner with faculty at UC's School of Business & Economics to determine best practices in embedding experiential learning within large, traditionally lecture-based courses.

Free Press Features Gustavus Senior Daniel Venn

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Daniel Venn was recently featured by the Mankato Free Press after being named one of the most influential college students in the country by the website

Research Project Takes Students and Professor to France

Gustavus students spend a lot of time conducting research in the laboratories of the Nobel Hall of Science, but many students also have a chance to conduct research away from campus. In the case of Amy Christiansen '15 and Alexa Peterson '16, that opportunity involved a trip to France with Associate Professor of Chemistry Amanda Nienow.

Emily Seelen ’13 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Becoming a respected scientist can be a challenging process, but it’s a process that Emily Seelen ’13 seems to be excelling at. After gaining valuable experience in the research labs at Gustavus, Seelen is now pursuing a PhD in oceanography at the University of Connecticut, and was recently awarded a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF).