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Chaz Brown '11 

Chaz Brown ’11 Taking Leadership Role with Sister City Relationship

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Chaz Brown '11 is leading a two-week cultural/linguistic exchange program for students from Petatlán, Mexico, as part of the sister city relationship between St. Peter and Petatlán.

Yee Chang '16 

Yee Chang ’15 and Anh Tran ’16 Receive Mairs & Power Award for Investment Study

Economics majors Yee Chang ’15 and Anh Tran ’16 are the inaugural recipients of the Mairs and Power Award for Investment Study. The award, established this fall by Mark Henneman ’83 and Terri Henneman ’83, will provide scholarships to one junior and one senior student pursuing an education in finance and investment at Gustavus.

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The Gustavus Dining Service: Not Just Great Food

Gustavus Adolphus College was recently ranked as high as No. 7 in the country on one website's list for "Best Campus Food". While the College's Dining Service does offer students many options at a reasonable price, it also makes a point to listen to students' needs and actively participates in their education.

Lilja inside Beck Hall at Gustavus. 

Andrew Lilja ’13: Pursuing Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Andrew Lilja is pursuing his master’s degree in human-computer interaction at Iowa State University. Lilja’s research focuses on the differences between decision making in novices and experts, and how technology can be used to improve the decision making of novices.

Junior Steve Moertel '15 was one of two Gustavus students to study abroad as part of the new Global Entrepreneurship in India program. 

Students Study Global Entrepreneurship in India

Gustavus Adolphus College students Steve Moertel '15 and Francois Tompkins '14 spent the fall semester studying abroad in India as part of a newly developed program focused on global entrepreneurship.

Members of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra at Wolfgangsee, a lake in a resort region of Austria. 

Students Reflect on Life-Changing Tour to Eastern Europe

Participating in music ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College involves much more than simply making music – it can have life-changing effects. The 68-member Gustavus Wind Orchestra recently returned from a life-changing 16-day, five-country Eastern European concert tour.

Katie DeSantis '10 

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.

Building Bridges 2013 

Annual Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Mass Incarceration

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 18th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 9. This year’s conference, “Sentenced for Life: Confronting the Calamity of Mass Incarceration,” will provide attendees the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the often quiet issue of injustice in the American prison system.

Sean Cobb J-Term 2013 3 

Dracula and Frankenstein and Zombies – Oh My!

The January Interim Experience at Gustavus Adolphus College is a time to explore new and unique areas of study. For about two dozen Gustavus students this January, that means delving into the world of horror films with Assistant Professor of Film Studies Sean Cobb.

Members of Thia Cooper's January Term class volunteering at the Salvation Army men's homeless shelter in Mankato. From left to right: Sarah Spande '15, Mari Tabata '16, Taylor Robertson '16, and Kyle Bright '15. 

January Class Focuses on Community Action and Social Change

Students in professor Thia Cooper's January Interim Experience class, Community Action and Social Change, have the unique opportunity to learn about issues such as mass incarceration, immigration, and homelessness, and at the same time serve as volunteers in the local community.