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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.

Julie Gilbert Receives Minnesota Academic Innovators Award

Gustavus Adolphus College Assistant Professor and Academic Librarian Julie Gilbert has been named the 2012 recipient of the Minnesota Academic Innovators Award from the Minnesota Library Association (MLA).

Carla Shutrop ’09: A Young Civic Leader

At just 25 years of age, Gustavus alumna Carla Shutrop is making her life count by serving on the school board in her hometown of Shakopee. In the middle of her first four-year term, Shutrop has been elected chair of the board by her peers.

Junior Kayla Joachim Receives Gilman Scholarship

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Kayla Joachim has been awarded an $8,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this spring semester in the United Arab Emirates.

Students Raise Awareness of Homelessness with Annual SleepOut

Gustavus Adolphus College students participated in the 14th annual SleepOut Nov. 13-16 to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in the United States.

Samaraweera’s Post-Grad Journey Takes Him to Germany

Recent Gustavus graduate Hasanga "Hassie" Samarawera begins his post-Gustavus journey in Berlin Germany this fall where he will be pursuing a master's degree in Public Health at Charité University on a fellowship through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). Learn about Hassie and follow his blog detailing his experiences through the Gustavus website.