Blogs at Gustavus

Anne Tupy Mundell ’05

Beatrice Hazel Mundell was born to Anne Tupy Mundell ’05 and Joe Mundell ’05 on June 11th, 2015.

 

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling ’89

(Written by Joanne Kaufman, The New York Times) The note-bending, soul-patch-sporting, Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling ’89 lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Luiza, in a two-bedroom rental on the Upper West Side. The window in the eat-in kitchen offers a view of glorious sunsets (much photographed by the family); there are gracious […]

Alec Sonsteby ’02

Alec Sonsteby ’02, and his wife, Maggie, welcomed their daughter Mikaela Ann Sonsteby on June 3, 2015. They live in Minneapolis. Alec is an associate professor and reference and instruction librarian at Metropolitan State University. He just completed an MBA degree from the same institution, graduating on May 4, 2015.

 

On Giving: #2

Last week we had a camper here on scholarship.  A beautiful, strong, quiet young girl.  Through the course of camp, she rarely spoke to me.  (Reminded me of my daughter at the breakfast table).  She was taking in everything and working hard.  When the camp was over, she was waiting for a ride from her dad so I […]

Erin Cederlind ’01

Son Maxwell Ticehurst Poole was born to Erin Cederlind ’01 and Jonathan Poole ’01.

 

Elizabeth Weiers Named Capital One Academic All-American

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Gustavus Adolphus track and field throwing specialist Elizabeth Weiers (Sr., Le Center, Minn.) has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a […]

Tom Walker ’00

Tom Walker ’00, wife Mary Sue, and daughters Ellie (future class of 2035) and Cecilia (future class of 2033) are opening a Goddard School in Lakeville, MN, scheduled to open around the holidays this year. Tom writes, “We broke ground in May and are excited to offer premium pre-school in the Apple Valley/Lakeville/Farmington/Rosemount area!”

Chelsa Johnson Weatherbee ’00

Chelsa Johnson Weatherbee ’00 shares, “I passed the American Institute of Certified Planners exam in May 2015. I now have my AICP certification! Tough test!”

Don’t get burned by Wild Parsnip

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when the increase in temperature is accompanied by a corresponding decrease in your neighbor’s yardwork attire. If you are fortunate, you have the sort of neighbor who looks good in less clothing while operating a vibrating rototiller but the odds are… you don’t. There are many […]

 

Hillstrom Museum of Art Features Summer Viewing of Two Sanzén Landscapes

The Hillstrom Museum of Art has on view through its front window two oil paintings from its permanent collection.  These are by famed Swedish-American artist Birger Sandzén (1871-1954), who came to America from his native Sweden in 1894, settling in Lindsborg, Kansas, where he spent his career associated with Bethany College. In 1901, the artist […]


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