Archive for May, 2013


Brendan Loney ’13: A Story of Perseverance

Brendan Loney came to Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall of 2007 as part of the class of 2011. His life was changed and his academic studies were put on hold in 2009 due to a spinal cord injury, but on Sunday, June 2, Loney will earn his bachelor's degree along with 550 other Gustavus students.


Beth Hauer And Ally Voss Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

St. Peter, Minn. – The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, has been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.  Representing Gustavus Adolphus College on this year’s Academic All-District First Team for District […]


Mental maps: Somali perceptions of the Twin Cities

Here’s an interesting project on “Mental Maps: Gaining Insight Into the Diverse Somali Perceptions of Residential Desirability in the Twin Cities” by Fartun Dirie, a geography student at the University of St. Thomas. The text below is excerpted from a St. Thomas newsroom piece by Kelly Engebretson. “Last semester, Fartun Dirie, a junior geography major, got […]


Gabe Schmidt ’10 and Stephanie Kolstad ’10

Gabe Schmidt ’10 and Stephanie Kolstad ’10 are happy to announce their engagement. They plan to be married in June of 2014.


2013 Gustavus Summer Music Strings Institute

The summer of 2013 welcomes the 2nd annual Gustavus Summer Music Strings Institute opens its doors July 16 – 22 in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Information and registration for this 6-day, intensive string study institute, led by Dr. Justin Knoepfel and other members of the Gustavus Department of Music, is available online at


Gustavus Symphony Presents Competition Winners

With the 2013 commencement service only hours away, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin will present the Department of Music's season finale concert featuring the winners of the 2013 Gustavus Concerto/Aria Competition, Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center. This year's winners include three graduating seniors who won the honor of performing in the finale concert through an audition held in February. The soloists are Taylor Frey, violin; Elizabeth Hauer, euphonium and Ben Whalen, trombone. Tickets are not required for this performance and the concert is open to the public.


Environmental Studies seniors leave a bike-friendly legacy

  This article was written by Matt Thomas for the Gustavus main page.  All Environmental Studies seniors participate in Senior Seminar projects; this is one awesome example of what our students accomplish! In 2012 when Gustavus Adolphus College administrators were negotiating a new contract with major beverage providers, Director of Dining Service Steve Kjellgren asked […]

Tracy and Christina Potthoff Rahm ’94

Tracy and Christina Potthoff Rahm ’94 added to their family! Name: Phoebe Wenxin Lu Rahm Born: 4/4/2011 – China Adopted: 1/29/2013

Amy Turbenson Vogel ’00

Joshua David Vogel was born Dec 24, 2012 to Amy Turbenson Vogel ’00 and David Vogel.

Susan Haddox ’94

Susan Haddox ’94 received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Mount Union (2011). She was granted sabbatical leave for academic year 2013-14 to write a book on masculinity and violence in the biblical book of Judges.