Entries tagged with ‘Alumni’


Rasmussen’s Black Aperture on National Book Award Longlist

Visiting Professor of English and 1998 Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Matt Rasmussen has been named to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Poetry for his debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture. The list of 10 books was announced on Tuesday, Sept, 17 by the National Book Foundation.


Five Recent Alumni Start Year of Service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Five recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduates are among the 138 volunteers that recently began their year of service in 14 different cities across the country through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). Benjamin Batz ’12, Dan Burnett ’13, Elizabeth Logas ’13, and Ben Whalen ’13 are all serving in Minneapolis, while Brin Bailey ’13 is serving in Seattle, Wash.


Tracy Saunders ’10: From California to Gustavus to Washington, D.C.

Tracy Saunders '10 chose to make Gustavus Adolphus College her home for four years after growing up in California. Now she is enrolled in Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and has a bright future ahead of her.


Michael Klajda ’13 Receives Kenneth and Florence Bray Medical School Scholarship

Michael Klajda '13 graduated this past spring with a degree in biology. This fall he is headed to medical school at the University of Minnesota's Duluth campus with a merit based scholarship.


St. Croix Theatre Festival Features Kim Braun ’11 and Ethan Bjelland ’12

The annual St. Croix Theatre Festival in St. Croix Falls, Wisc., has opened for another season and, again this year, includes some familiar names from the Gustavus Department of Theatre & Dance and the Department of Music.


Alumna Makes History at Gay Marriage Ceremony

Gustavus alumna Cathy ten Broeke ’91 has committed her professional career to ending homelessness in the state of Minnesota. At midnight on Thursday, August 1, ten Broeke made a commitment of a different kind, and in the process, became part of Minnesota history.


Gustavus Senior Interning for Minor League Baseball Team

This fall, senior Beau Bachman '14 will be a key player for the Gustavus football team, but this summer he is busy interning with the Arkansas Travelers, a minor league baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Gusties to Light Up the Stage at Fringe Festival in August

A number of current and former Gustavus students will be performing, directing, and producing at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival, which will take place August 1-11 at various locations in Minneapolis.


Shane Jensen ’10 Returns to Minnesota for Newest Film

After living in New York City for several years, Gustavus alumnus, actor, and filmmaker Shane Jensen '10 is returning to Minnesota to work on a new project called The Way the Crow Flies.

Barb Zust Named Finalist for 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards

Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust ’76 has been named a finalist for the 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards, presented by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Zust is a finalist in the “Nurse Educator” category along with Jeff Paurus of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Wendy Dahl of Regions Hospital.