Blogs at Gustavus

Lisa Dahill ’85

Lisa Dahill ’85 shares, “I am leaving my present position this summer (teaching worship and spirituality at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH), and joining the Religion faculty of California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. My teaching areas will be eco-theology and spirituality.”  

Margaret Fagerholm ’75

Margaret Fagerholm ’75 retired as clinical professor of radiology on July 3, 2015, thirty years after beginning her career at the Univ. of Wisconsin. In May of this year, she was recognized as a 2015 Champion in Women’s Health by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

Amy Springer Riegelman ’04

Amy Springer ’04 married Jed Riegelman on February 14, 2015.

Carmen Westerberg ’97

Carmen Westerberg ’97 was awarded the 2015 Presidential Seminar Award at Texas State University (San Marco, TX). Carmen is assistant professor of psychology, where she researches memory failures from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. After Gustavus, Carmen earned her PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Minnesota and was a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University. She has […]

Megan Trapp Henschen ’03

Megan Trapp Henschen ’03 is working at Best Buy as a Senior Training Specialist.

Tricia Richter Merkins ’04

Tricia Richter Merkins ’04 writes, “I had a baby girl on October 20, 2014, named Callie Jo Merkins. She was welcomed home by her sister Brittney.”

Emilie Scott ’14

Emilie Scott ’14 writes, “I will be starting a new job at Richfield Dual Language School teaching elementary for the 2015-2016 school year! The Dual Language School teaches students both in Spanish and English and includes native Spanish speakers as about half of their student population.”


On Feeling Safe

None of us will come out of our shells if we think someone will hurt us. Or make fun of us. Or demean us. We will grow up becoming more and more protective and wary. It is a natural reaction to say “I’m not letting you in” if we have had people break our trust […]

Grant Boulanger ’97

Grant Boulanger ’97, world language teacher at Skyview Middle School, is co-directing and will be one of the Learning Lab Teachers at the 4th annual International Forum on Language Teaching (iFLT). The iFLT conference, to be at Tartan High School in Oakdale, MN, in July 2015, is a progressive language teaching conference which focuses on best-practices in second […]


Library Closed on 3rd of July

In observance of the 4th of July holiday, the library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd.  Happy 239th Birthday, America!