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Hayley Russell Wins 2019 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence

Russell, an assistant professor of health and exercise science, received the award at the 2019 Honors Day Convocation.

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 […]

Campus Opens at 10:30 a.m.

The Evelyn Young Dining Room will open at 7 a.m. Staff are working to clear snow from streets and parking lots.

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 […]

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.

Dr. Bernard Powers ’72: “Can’t Have the Testimony Without the Test.”

Three years ago, white supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Powers—a historian of Charleston and the AME church—found his life’s work at the center of our nation’s conversations on race, violence, history, and forgiveness. Here is our Q & A with him.

My Gustavus: Talmadge King, Jr., MD ’70

Talmadge King Jr., MD, dean of the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, in his office   (My Gustavus profiles showcase an alum telling their Gustavus story.)   “The first year was a struggle. But I survived because there was a lot of support at Gustavus.”   I was at a high school summer program for […]

My Gustavus: John Biewen ’83

John Biewen at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, NC. Photo by John Noltner.   (My Gustavus profiles showcase an alum telling their Gustavus story.)   “I feel I’ve been doing something akin to philosophy all these years, that there’s direct continuity from my liberal arts education to my life’s work.”   My brother, Paul […]

Professor Eric Carlson on Emotional History

Dr. Eric Carlson, the 2016 recipient of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching, at the 2016 Commencement.   (Editor’s note: The Edgar M. Carlson Award was established by the Gustavus Board of Trustees in 1971 to honor former President Edgar Carlson for his years of distinguished leadership and his commitment to academic excellence. At […]

Keep Asking: Retiring Professors and their Continuous Questioning

Retiring professors Jim Welsh, Deborah Goodwin, and Doug Huff offer up a question they will continue to ask—and hope we will too.