Archive for May, 2017

Gustavus Best in Minnesota on The New York Times’ College Access Index

The third annual ranking looks at the commitment to economic diversity among the top colleges and universities in the country.

Elliot Mohler (’18) explores city planning with an internship in New Ulm

Elliot Mohler (’18), a double major in Geography with GIS and Environmental Studies, conducted an internship with the City of New Ulm, MN, during the 2017 spring semester, and shares about the experience below: The goal of this internship was for me to gain exposure to all facets of city government. Every week or two I […]

Kittelson Wins Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching

A member of the biology faculty since 1999, Kittelson was recognized with the award at the 2017 commencement ceremony.

Fake News Versus the Liberal Arts

Last December 4, Maddison Welch made a horrific choice. Armed with an AR-15, a shotgun, and a handgun, the 28-year old father of two drove 350 miles from Salisbury, N.C., to a pizzeria in the District of Columbia. He had read articles on social media and watched YouTube videos insisting that Comet Ping Pong was […]

2017 MCS Graduates

Congratulations to the class of 2017.  Here is what some of our Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics majors will be doing after graduation. Cara Christiansen majored in Computer Science and will be working at Kips. Neal Kroells majored in Statistics and Financial Accounting and will be working in industry.   Tim Watts majored in Mathematics Education and […]

“To Commence is to Trust” (2017 Commencement Day Baccalaureate Sermon)

The following text is taken from the sermon offered for the 2017 Baccalaureate Worship Services in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) on May 28, 2017. Please note that the text was written with the intention to be heard, not read, thus the various grammatical choices were made with an […]

Pamela Kittelson, 2017 Carlson Award Winner, Biology Department

Every year, former recipients of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching meet to review the new crop of nominations. In 2016, those former recipients established several criteria that they would look for in the nominees. This year’s recipient has garnered praise from students and colleagues in all of those areas, and has been […]

Commencement Recap, 2017

  On May 28, 2017, degrees were conferred upon the graduates of the class of 2017 at the 155th Commencement exercises of Gustavus Adolphus College. It was a sunny and windy day—“appropriate weather for a Gustie graduation”—quipped Rev. Dan Poffenberger ’82, chair of the Board of Trustees, in his welcome remarks. “Class of 2017, you have […]

Alhouni And Whaling Fall In NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Quarterfinals

Facing a familiar foe in Middlebury College's top duo of Lubomir Cuba and William de Quant in the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Tournament, the Gustavus pair of Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) and Patrick Whaling (So., Manikob Sabot, Va.) ended their season with a 3-6, 6-7 loss on Friday afternoon.

2017 Commencement set for Sunday, May 28

The day will begin with baccalaureate services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. The Class of 2017 procession into the stadium begins at 1:45 p.m.