Archive for Stephanie Ash

The Case for the Liberal Arts

Gustavus students, faculty, and alums on why they teach it, how they use it, why they choose it.

On Being Out There: Aaron Teasdale ’93

Eschewing grad school, a history major takes off for global adventures. Here’s what he’s learned. (An original essay and photos by Aaron Teasdale ’93)

Commencement 2019 Recap: “Show the rest of the world what makes a Gustie different.” —Meghan Gallagher ’19

"Spread Gustavus values wherever you go and whatever you do."—Megan Eide ’19

Jorgensens’ Discovery: Handwritten Compositions from a Norwegian-American Composer

A chance meeting in a Saint Peter grocery store led to the discovery of 150 handwritten compositions from Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan, one of the first Norwegian women to have her music published. Vocal music professor Michael Jorgensen and his wife, Bonnie, were ecstatic with the find, which had been in a friend’s family for […]

SHINE: Joy Dunna ’20

The 2018 St. Lucia Festival will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 6. All are invited
 to Christ Chapel for a service that features the St. Lucia Court and the St. Lucia Singers. As she is the previous year’s St. Lucia, Dunna will provide the homily, including the telling of the legend of St. Lucia. The event is […]

Six Questions with Opera Singer Sarah Leuwerke ’99

Gustavus Adolphus College alum Sarah Leuwerke returns to perform opera pieces that tell stories relevant to the world today.

Six Questions with Minnesota Opera’s Pablo Siqueiros

MN Opera's Pablo Siqueiros and other performers/instructors will teach and perform on October 12.

The Science of Soil Right Now

This year’s international experts on soil have some startling scientific revelations.

Soil Health. World Health. Planet Health.

Soil is alive. We are just now learning what that means. What we do know: When soil quality goes up, so does yield, and so does our planet's health.

Nobel 54 Sneak Peak Tour of “Good Black Dirt”

What kind of soils do we have here? “Good black dirt,” said Nick Peters, an alum whose family has been farming outside of Saint Peter since 1864. Then he launched into a detailed discussion of ph balance and peat, hidden lake beds and microbiomes, and geologic history.