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Knutson Wins 2020 Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching

The award was presented at the Gustavus Class of 2020's commencement ceremony, which took place a year later than scheduled due to COVID-19.

Nathan Baring Named Finalist for Truman Scholarship

The accomplished Gustavus junior is in the running for one of the most esteemed scholarships in the country.

Gustavus Junior Accepted into Public Service Fellowship Program

Political science major Christopher Oritz will attend the academic program at the University of Michigan this summer.

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.