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College is a time for young adults to explore opportunities near and far. For Gusties Nate Paulsen ’15 and Lindsay Rothschiller ’15, that meant spending the summer of 2014 in Sweden as part of Gustavus’s Wallenberg Scholars Program.
Year after year friends Bruce Gray and Bill Harvey have sat side by side as preeminent scholars and researchers have taken them from the tiniest corners of the Earth to the farthest reaches of the universe. Thanks to the renowned Nobel Conference, held every October at Gustavus, the two friends have been to the bottom of the ocean and inside the human brain. They’ve mapped the path of a virus and learned about the legacy of Albert Einstein.
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.
As the retirement of professors Tim Robinson, Richard Martin and Barbara Simpson coincides with commencement this weekend, many are taking time to commemorate their contributions—from their dedication as teachers to their research as distinguished scholars. Combined, this trio has given more then 130 years of service to the College, imbuing the Psychological Science Department with a legacy of scholarly ambition, community, and mentorship.
More than 230 registered guests convened on April 10 at the American Swedish Institute for the 4th annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference. This year's attendees had a chance to network and listen to speakers like Margaret Anderson Kelliher '90 and Sarah Cuthill '95.
Pre-med students at Gustavus Adolphus College are gaining valuable experience working as medical scribes at various hospitals in the Twin Cities. Students involved in the program have found that their mastery of technical language paired with the patient care they witness up close allows them to secure a competitive advantage over their medical school peers.
After graduating from Gustavus, Mike Marcotte '08 thought he would find himself in an elementary school classroom. Instead, Marcotte is building his career as an assistant producer of the television show Twin Cities Live. In his spare time he makes sure to stay connected to his alma mater through his involvement in the Gustavus Young Alumni group.
Public Discourse, an introductory course in Communication Studies, has been recognized by the National Communication Association (NCA) as the recipient of its annual Program of Distinction Award. Gustavus first implemented Public Discourse into the Communication Studies curriculum in 2007. The new program was designed to emphasize argument, advocacy, speaking, and writing and to give students the opportunity to participate in immersive civic engagement.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Those who remember Nicholas Greve ’07 would agree that his 26 years were lived to the fullest and knowing him enhanced their years in return.
Frank R. Barth, the tenth president of Gustavus Adolphus College, died on August 22, 2013, at Heritage Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. A longtime educator and business leader and the first non-clergy member to be elected to the presidency of Gustavus, he served the College from 1969 to 1975. He was 95 years old at the time of his death.