‘polisci’ Category


Professor Jill Locke Awarded Fellowship to Institute for Advanced Study

Professor Jill Locke, who teaches political theory courses in the Political Science department and directs the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program, will spend the 2014-15 academic year as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. She will conduct research on children’s political activism, looking at the case of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.


Young Lawyers Praise Gustavus Education for Their Success

Recent graduates Pete Schwingler '05, Hailey Harren '07, Krista Hiner '07, and Derek Hilding '10 say that their undergraduate experience at Gustavus Adolphus College prepared them to excel in law school and in the professional world.


Nicole Ektnitphong ’15 Named a Phillips Scholar

Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Nicole Ektnitphong has been named a Jay and Rose Phillips Scholar for 2013-15. Ektnitphong, a native of Worthington, Minn., is a political science major with minors in peace studies and civic leadership.


Matt Swenson ’06: Living a Mission-Driven Life

Matt Swenson '06 made the most of his four years at Gustavus Adolphus College and left the hill inspired to change lives through a career in public service. Today, he serves as Communications Advisor to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and has a bright future ahead of him.


Young Alumni Make Their Mark in Political Arena

Alumni of Gustavus Adolphus College have a long tradition of involvement in Minnesota politics dating back to the late 19th century. Continuing this tradition of service – one of the College’s five core values – are more recent alumni who are working their way up the political ladder, determined to become tomorrow's leaders.


Class Reacts to the Past Through Role Playing

Gustavus Adolphus College students in Alisa Rosenthal's January Interim Experience course are using unique role-playing games through a program called Reacting to the Past to debate things such as social changes in early 20th century New York City and the development of India as an independent nation in the post-World War II era.


Kate Knutson: Enhancing the College Experience In and Out of the Classroom

Associate Professor of Political Science Kate Knutson is one of many faculty members at Gustavus Adolphus College who is impacting the lives of students both in and out of the classroom.


Mikka McCracken ’09: Working to End Poverty and World Hunger

Mikka McCracken '09 came to Gustavus in the fall of 2005 with thoughts of following a pre-medical educational track. She ended up earning her degree in political science and peace studies and today is making her life count by working as a program director at ELCA World Hunger.


Alisa Rosenthal Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Alisa Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Political Science at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2012 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 27. Rosenthal was presented the award by the 2011 recipient, Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust.


Two Gustavus Professors Included in Best 300 Professors Book

Professor of Biology John Lammert and Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Leitch are both included in the Princeton Review’s latest publication, The Best 300 Professors. The book was published on Tuesday, April 3, and profiles 300 outstanding professors at 122 colleges across the country.