Blogs at Gustavus

Gustie Innovation Scholars Get Real-World Experience

This past February, the Gustavus Adolphus College Innovation Scholars presented their project recommendations to mySHO, an early-stage medical company affiliated with Medical Alley, as a culmination of the 2023-24 Innovation Scholars Program. The presentation was the capstone on four months’ work for this year’s Innovation Scholars: Nana Akua Boakye Agyemang ’25 (Financial Economics major, French minor); […]

Hayley Russell Wins Edgar M. Carlson Award

On Commencement Day 2024, Dr. Hayley Russell was named this year’s winner of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching, the College’s signature honor for teaching achievements. The 2023 winner, Communications Studies Associate Professor Martin Lang ’95, presented the award at the end of the ceremony. Although rainy weather shortened Saturday’s Commencement, forcing Professor […]

Intersections: Number 59 (Spring 2024)

Intersections is the biannual publication by the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Each issue reflects on faith, learning, and teaching within Lutheran higher education, especially as these intersect with contemporary challenges, opportunities, and initiatives. In this issue, you will find:  pieces on commitment to diversity as a necessary component of vocation-centered education; inspirational […]

Gustavus Celebrates Commencement 2024

To view pictures from Commencement Day 2024, visit this link. On Saturday, May 25, the 451 members of the Gustavus Adolphus College Class of 2024 celebrated their graduation in front of family, friends, faculty, staff, and special guests. Although appropriately “Gustie” breezes kept the bugs at bay, a slightly rainy forecast forced a juggling of […]

Faculty Spotlight: Marcia Bunge

Marcia J. Bunge(Religion) published an article in the Journal of Lutheran Ethics on “Lutheran Foundations for Promoting Child Well-being and Addressing Child Maltreatment” (April 2024).

Faculty Spotlight: Hayley Russell

Hayley Russell (Health and Exercise Science) presented a talk “Nutrition, Anxiety, and GI Distress During Exercise” with her colleague Patrick Wilson (Old Dominion University) at The College and Professional Sport Dietitians Association Conference in Kansas City.

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) presented “Sticking Their Politics: Race and Immigration Debates through Stickers on the Streets of Copenhagen” at the Association for the Study of Nationalities Convention, hosted by Columbia University.

Three Seniors to Deliver Commencement Day Addresses

Three seniors will be featured speakers this weekend as their Class of 2024 graduates from Gustavus. The Commencement Day events kick off on Saturday morning, May 25, beginning with back-to-back Baccalaureate services in Christ Chapel at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The graduation processional begins on Hollingsworth Field at 1:45 p.m. Kate Dario ’24 and […]

Blake Couey, 2023-24 Humanities and Arts Scholarship Award Winner

Blake Couey (Religion) was selected as the 2023-24 recipient of the Humanities and Arts Scholarship Award. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus faculty member for an outstanding peer-reviewed publication that contributes to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College.

Faculty Task Force, 2023-24 Faculty Service Award Winners

Faculty Task Force Members (Chair Kate Knutson, Political Science; Betsy Byers, Art and Art History; Yurie Hong, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies; Maddalena Marinari, History; Dave Stamps, Music; Dwight Stoll, Chemistry; and Valerie Walker, Education) were selected as the 2023-24 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Service Award. Presented each year at Founder’s Day, this award […]


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