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Julia Tindell '13 

Rhodes Scholar Finalist Now Fighting Human Trafficking

Finding one’s vocation is a process. Just ask Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Julia Tindell ’13. After four fruitful and rewarding years at Gustavus and completing the rigorous process associated with being a Rhodes Scholar finalist, Tindell has found her calling at a non-profit organization in St. Paul that serves women and girls involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, prostitution, and sex trafficking.


National Security Expert David Cole to Speak at Gustavus Thursday

Dr. David Cole, the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University, will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 as part of the College’s new Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law.

Minnesota State Capitol 

Day at the Capitol Scheduled for March 19

On Thursday, March 19, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program.


Gustavus to Host TEDx Event on April 18

The Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College will host the College’s 2nd annual TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18th in Wallenberg Auditorium. The conference is titled “Leading the Way Forward: Being, Seeing, Doing” and will feature nine live speakers and two TED Talks via video.

Members of the Gustavus forensics team pose with their hardware after the MCFA State Tournament on Feb. 22. 

Forensics Team Wins Fourth Straight State Championship

For the fourth straight year and for the seventh time in the last eight years, the Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team won the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Tournament on Feb. 21-22 at Southwest State University. The Gusties won the team sweepstakes with 543 points, while Concordia College in Moorhead took second place with 306 points.

Kyle Hunt '10 attended dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Pre-Dental Students Thriving at Gustavus

Kyle Hunt ’10 earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gustavus, completed dental school at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and has now started his career as a dentist at Personal Care Dentistry in Roseville. He is part of a growing list of Gustavus alumni who have taken advantage of one of the College’s pre-professional tracks—in this case the College’s pre-dental program.

Wellbeing New Logo 

Wellbeing Initiative Receives Grant Funding for New Resilience Program

The Wellbeing Initiative at Gustavus Adolphus College has received two separate grants totaling $6,500 to help fund its new resilience program, “Bounce.” The Mankato Clinic Foundation awarded the program $4,000, while the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation provided an additional $2,500.

Lori Nix, Shoe Store,
from the series
The City, 2013,
archival pigment print,
40 x 51 ½ inches 

Hillstrom Museum to Present New Exhibitions on Feb. 16

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will present three new exhibitions beginning on Monday, Feb. 16. Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, will be on view through April 19, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, and FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears.

The screening of "7 Cajas" on Feb. 16 will kick off this year's Hispanic Film Festival. 

Gustavus to Hold Second Hispanic Film Festival

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its second Hispanic Film Festival over the course of six weeks during February and March. Screenings will take place at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium on six successive Mondays beginning on Feb. 16 and concluding on March 23. All six screenings are free and open to the public. The schedule […]

Ian Keesey '04 is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Photo by Anna Schroll). 

Ian Keesey ’04: Making His Mark at Max Planck Institute

Imagine waking up every morning and going to work surrounded by some of the foremost scientists and researchers in the world. That is the situation Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Ian Keesey ’04 finds himself in as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (MPI-CE) in Jena, Germany.