Archive for 2015

2015 Year in Review

Take a look back the many people, stories, and events that made 2015 a successful year at Gustavus!

Google Software Engineer Eric Salo ’88 Meets Gustavus Students

Eric Salo ’88, a software engineer at Google, presented to current students on Saturday, Dec. 19 about careers in the technology industry. Amidst the hustle and bustle of final exams, students gathered to talk with Salo about opportunities at Google and his path since graduation.

Olivia Peterson ’17 Wins Scholarships from the National Association for Campus Activities

Olivia Peterson has been awarded the Heart of America Scholarship and Scholarship for Student Leaders by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).

Gustavus Receives Lilly Endowment Grant To Establish Summer Academy For Faith, Science, And Ethics

Gustavus has received a $589,463 grant to establish the “Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics.” The weeklong summer academy is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative.

Yee Chang ’15: Recent Grad Uses Mairs & Power Award to Chart a Course in the Investment Industry

The inaugural winner of the Gustavus Mairs & Power Award, Yee Chang '15 is taking advantage of the associated mentorship to earn her Chartered Financial Analyst certification.

Gustavus Adolphus College Becomes First Fair Trade College in Minnesota

Gustavus is the first college or university in Minnesota to be designated a Fair Trade College/University by Fair Trade Campaigns, a collection of fair trade organizations from across the globe. Gustavus is the 30th college/university in the United States to earn the designation.

Gustavus Named a Top-50 Best Value Liberal Arts College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Gustavus Adolphus College has once again been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for combining outstanding academics with affordable cost.

Andra Gulenchyn ’17 Uses Phillips Scholars Program to Educate the Next Generation

A native of St. Francis, Minn., Gulenchyn will use the $16,500 Phillips Scholars Program award to implement a summer literacy program for the city of Brooklyn Park.

Avery Bather Crowned 2015 St. Lucia at 75th Anniversary Celebration

Bather, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., was selected as St. Lucia after a campus-wide vote. The Festival of St. Lucia at Gustavus included caroling in the residence halls, a chapel service, and a traditional Scandinavian smorgasbord luncheon.

Reflecting on the 43rd Christmas in Christ Chapel

Gustavus celebrated its 43rd Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services Dec. 4-6. Members of the community took a few minutes to reflect on the experience of "Shalom, Salaam Bethlehem."