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David Lilly and Jenny Strom at Commencement. 

David Lilly and Jenny Strom Named Gustavus Student-Athletes Of The Year

Gustavus Adolphus College senior soccer player David Lilly and senior swimmer Jenny Strom have been named the 2014-15 Gustavus Student-Athletes of the Year.

Mimi Gerstbauer 

Professor Mimi Gerstbauer Serving as Fulbright Scholar in Poland

Dr. Mimi Gerstbauer, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, has spent the last several months in Poland, after being awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant for 2014-15.

Gustavus senior Lindsay Rothschiller '15 (middle) with her host family in Sweden. 

Gustavus Students Benefit from Internships in Sweden

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.

Bill Harvey, Sue Gray , and Bruce Gray '61 at the 49th Nobel Conference in 2013. 

The Nobel Conference: A 50-Year Tradition for Two Friends

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.

Senior Amy Christiansen, junior Alexa Peterson and Associate Professor of Chemistry Amanda Nienow. 

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.

Dick Martin 

Three Retiring Professors and 132 Years of Service

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.

Ellen Krueger '14 (left) and Elizabeth Johnson '14 (right) co-chaired this year's conference. Here, they are pictured with conference speaker Anissa Mediger '94 (photo by Erin Luhmann '07). 

Inspiring Women to Personal and Professional Growth

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.

Rachel Warnert '13 

Preparing the Next Generation of Doctors

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.

Mike Marcotte '08 

Mike Marcotte ’08: Thriving Professionally and Staying Connected

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.

Sophomore student Paget Pengelly ’16 (far right) testified at a Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee Meeting as part of her Public Discourse project. 

Public Discourse Receives National Award

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.