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.
…with new pilot program With another new fall semester on the horizon, the Gustie Greeters charge up the hill, enthusiastically welcoming the new first-year students to campus. This time around, however, they bring with them some changes to the program. In an experimental pilot program, four of the First Term Seminars (FTS) will consist of [...]
The students in Tom LoFaro’s First Term Seminar, Chaos & Culturewere assigned the task of developing and presenting a classroom activity to teach a sixth grade student something about fractals. The students dubbed these lessons “fractivities.” Here are a few snapshots of the “fractivities” and us having fun doing them.
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.
Two psychology classes at Gustavus Adolphus College taught by Assistant Professor of Psychology Kyle Chambers are making a difference in local communities by developing toys and museum exhibits for children.
As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, most people are trying to stay indoors and avoid going outside as much as possible. What if you didn’t have a warm place to go and you were left to endure the freezing cold? From 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 to 5:00 p.m. on [...]
Written by Kelly J Nelson ’10 Four years ago, an inspiration for enriching the Gustavus community arose. A Gustavus professor was inspired after attending a workshop lead by the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR). Aaron Banks, associate professor of health and exercise science, had a vision to join people together to provide a campus-wide opportunity [...]