Archive for July, 2018

Gustavus Human Resources Blog: Clear the Clutter – Mentally and Physically

Do you happen to fall into a rut? Often times we get stuck in cycles that may not be beneficial for us – either thinking the same negative thoughts, or falling into the same patterns within our lifestyles. Summer is a fun time to break out of the bad habits that we fall into and […]

Inconsolable

She wailed like a wounded animal. Her eyes darted from place to place looking for some sort of refuge from her pain. There was no way of getting through those tears to calm her.  I watched and my heart broke.  She was eleven years old and she was relentlessly homesick, away from home alone. I […]

Nobel 54 Sneak Peak Tour of “Good Black Dirt”

What kind of soils do we have here? “Good black dirt,” said Nick Peters, an alum whose family has been farming outside of Saint Peter since 1864. Then he launched into a detailed discussion of ph balance and peat, hidden lake beds and microbiomes, and geologic history. 

Steinwand Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced its 2018 spring sports postgraduate scholarship winners and recently graduated Gustavus men’s tennis player Gabe Steinwand (Moorhead, Minn.) was one of 29 student-athletes out of all three divisions to receive the prestigious scholarship.

Leininger Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Sophie Leininger (Plymouth, Minn.) has been selected as a candidate for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Leininger was a four-year starter for the Gustavus women’s soccer team and the NCAA Woman of the Year nomination adds to a long list of accolades for the Wayzata product.

Gustavus Professor Featured with Innovative Jazz Program

The Twin Cities Jazz Composers' Workshop Showcase Concert has been a media magnet this week, with features from Classical Minnesota Public Radio, City Pages, and Minn. Post, along with several other radio stations. 

Philosopher Lisa Heldke Keynotes Italian Food Conference

Heldke's lecture and the subsequent discussion were at the center of the international conference on the ethics of food choices.

Over 70 Gusties attend the wedding of Jenni Harms Lindner ’14 and Scott Lindner on October 14, 2017.  Jenni is the daughter of Brent ’82 and Cathy (Villars ’85) Harms.

Paschal Kyoore Wins 2018 Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Kyoore was recognized for publications on the historical novel, female identity in the African novel, and research and writing on Dagara folklore.

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Timpanist Gives Back

Jason Haaheim '01 knows that his approach to music may be a bit unconventional. At Gustavus he majored in both physics and music, but initially chose physics as his career. In 2013, Haaheim won a job as principal timpanist of New York's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Now, he's giving back to those who inspired him to pursue music.