Blogs at Gustavus

Summer Research Kicks Off at Gustavus

This year, over 60 Gusties are conducting summer research projects, collaborating with top-tier professors in a small liberal arts environment.

Senior Spotlight: Maddi McChesney

Maddi McChesney is an Instrumental Music Education major from Mason City, Iowa. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Campus Band, the Bronze Handbells, and other instrumental ensembles. Professor Masayoshi Ishikawa says “I had the privilege of getting to know and working with Maddi. Her musical growth during this […]

On the Anniversary of Title IX: Where We Go From Here

Nicole LaVoi ’91, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, on how we act next to advance Title IX’s promise.

Senior Spotlight: Preston Hanstad

Preston Hanstad is a Studio Art major with a double minor in Music and Film & Media Studies from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In the future, Preston plans to apply for jobs in video production so he can keep creating. Professor Priscilla Briggs had the following to say about Preston: “from the start, his sense of […]

Senior Spotlight: Sara Cronk

Sara Cronk is a Theatre and Management double major and Arts Administration minor from Dassel, Minnesota. In the future, Sara will be working at CLIMB Theatre as a Community Connection Coordinator. Fine Arts Director Miguel Sousa says that Sara “is a representative of excellence and professionalism. She is an intelligent young individual who cares deeply […]

Donnelly, Nelson Selected CoSIDA Academic All-America

The 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams were announced Tuesday and Gustavus student-athletes Birgen Nelson (Jr., Edina) and Elizabeth Donnelly (Sr., Langely, Wash.) were selected First and Second Team Academic All-America, respectively.

The Her Heritage

When the eldest of the Her kids enrolled at Gustavus, she unlocked the door to college for her six siblings.

Senior Spotlight: Kyle Langer

Kyle Langer is a Music with Honors in Performance major  from Otsego, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and other instrumental ensembles.  Professor Scott Moore says “Kyle is very motivated to improve his musicianship. He is gifted with an above-average amount of common sense and is not afraid of […]

Senior Spotlight: Megan Aber

Megan Aber is a Studio Art major from Bloomington, Minnesota. In the future, Megan wants to become an art handler and own her own gallery. Professor Kristen Lowe had the following to say about Megan, “Megan Aber was born to be an artist. It was clear from the beginning in the first class she enrolled […]

Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Listul

Jonathan Listul is an Instrumental Music Education and Honors in Trumpet Performance major from Jamestown, North Dakota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Jazz, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Christ Chapel Ringers, and jazz combos. Professor Jonathan Brandt says “Jonathan has always been very curious and inquisitive about music, and as a […]