Archive for Brianna Furey '15
Participating in music ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College involves much more than simply making music – it can have life-changing effects. The 68-member Gustavus Wind Orchestra recently returned from a life-changing 16-day, five-country Eastern European concert tour.
From the time she was three years old through her four years in high school, Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie DeSantis ’10 found herself in and out of various Minneapolis homeless shelters. The difficulties and uncertainties of growing up in poverty left a lasting impact on her, which is why she is where she is today: working with children in Minneapolis who are faced with clearing the same hurdles she did as a youth.
Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 18th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 9. This year’s conference, “Sentenced for Life: Confronting the Calamity of Mass Incarceration,” will provide attendees the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the often quiet issue of injustice in the American prison system.
The January Interim Experience at Gustavus Adolphus College is a time to explore new and unique areas of study. For about two dozen Gustavus students this January, that means delving into the world of horror films with Assistant Professor of Film Studies Sean Cobb.
Students in professor Thia Cooper's January Interim Experience class, Community Action and Social Change, have the unique opportunity to learn about issues such as mass incarceration, immigration, and homelessness, and at the same time serve as volunteers in the local community.
Gustavus senior Joe Wachutka did not take a traditional route from high school to College. Wachutka spent six years in the Navy before finding his way to St. Peter. Now, with a prestigious internship at Harvard Medical School under his belt, Wachutka appears destined for success after graduation.
Now in its 20th year of existence, the First Term Seminar program at Gustavus Adolphus College involves specially designed courses intended to introduce first-year students to the aspects of a liberal arts education. Courses address questions of values and teach writing, critical thinking, and oral communication skills.
While most students at Gustavus followed this fall’s election through computer and television screens, political science major Jessye Flannery ’13 has had an up close and personal experience with politics thanks to a semester-long internship in the very heart of the nation’s political system, Washington, D.C.