Archive for Tom Lany ’12

Students Provide Medical Care in Western Africa

This January, four Gustavus students traveled to Ghana to assist with care in a hospital, teach students about proper hygiene and learn more about medical care in a foreign setting. The students traveled with connections from Africa Partners Medical and met Dr. Jean Young ’70, an expert physician and surgeon in Saboba, Ghana.

Alumna Helps to Rebuild Lutheran Church in Estonia

Miriam Lagus ’61 spent more than a dozen years working to raise funds to restore St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Martna, Estonia, a parish her father served in. Inspired to help others by the community and spirit present during her time at Gustavus, her family, and God’s grace, she was able to raise nearly $90,000 to make repairs to this church half a world away.

Searching For Sharks

While Minnesotans were shivering through the middle of winter this January, Senior biology major Nicole Hamrick '12 was researching the Great White Shark in the radiant green ocean near Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Native American History

Gustavus Adolphus College will host the 17th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 10. This year’s conference, “Unresolved Conflict: Remember Our Forgotten History,” will place a spotlight on the impact of colonization on Native American Indian history and culture in both the past and present.

Mayo Scholars Further Medical Innovation

Very few undergraduate students can say they had the opportunity to further the development of a breakthrough medical innovation years before it was even made known to the medical community. Serving as Mayo Innovation Scholars, four Gustavus Adolphus College students are in the midst of doing just that as a part of a collaboration that Gustavus has with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Blood Drive to Be Held Nov. 2-3

Members of the Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Peter communities alike will have the opportunity to give blood on Nov. 2 and 3 in Alumni Hall on the Gustavus campus from 12-6 p.m.

Film Screening to Connect Minnesota Missionaries with the Democratization of South Africa

Dr. Chérif Këita, Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures at Carleton College, will present his recent documentary “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa” at Gustavus Adolphus College on Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Confer Hall 127.

Breaking a Code Spanning Decades

Emily Thielman ’05 loves solving puzzles. When selecting a January Interim Experience in 2004, she chose a cryptography course, in which she studied how one can decrypt secret messages without knowing the enciphering key. At the time, she had no way of knowing how she, along with Professor John Holte, would later help another Gustie solve a family mystery dating back nearly 100 years using cryptography.

Documentary to Feature Stories of Undocumented Youth

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures will be sponsoring a showing of the film Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth on Thurs, Oct. 6.