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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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Nicholas Greve: The Gift of a Well-Lived Life

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.

Gustavus Family Mourns the Death of Former President Frank R. Barth

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.

Michael Klajda ’13 Receives Kenneth and Florence Bray Medical School Scholarship

Michael Klajda '13 graduated this past spring with a degree in biology. This fall he is headed to medical school at the University of Minnesota's Duluth campus with a merit based scholarship.

Gustavus Announces Two New Chaplains

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack R. Ohle announced on Monday, July 1, that the Reverend Siri C. Erickson and the Reverend Brian E. Konkol have accepted calls to become the new chaplains at the College. Rev. Erickson and Rev. Konkol will begin their new duties on August 1.

Chaplain Rachel Larson Praised for Her Service to the College

Rachel Larson, who has served Gustavus Adolphus College’s students, faculty, and staff as one of its chaplains for the past 12 years, has announced her resignation. “Chaplain Larson has touched the lives of hundreds of students and community members in her long tenure with the College,” said President Ohle.  “She will be remembered on the […]