Archive for May, 2019

Johnson, Whaling Set for NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships

Gustavus men’s tennis seniors Chase Johnson (Golden Valley, Minn.) and Patrick Whaling (Manakin Sabot, Va.) are set to compete at the NCAA Individual Championships this weekend at Kalamazoo College. Whaling will take part in the singles tournament and then pair with Johnson for the doubles competition.

Hensch Earns All-America, Takes Eighth in Discus at NCAA Championships

Gustavus thrower Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.) took eighth place in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Thursday, earning All-America status. Hensch’s second attempt landed at 160-09 (49.00m), which was his best mark of the event. Hensch had the best throw out of 10 competitors in the first flight and was able to advance to the finals as his mark beat three competitors in the second flight.

Reading Day in the Library

On Reading Day, we will have tea and lemonade available from 8:00-4:00, along with a variety of relaxing activities such as coloring, games, puzzles and Play-Doh.

Three Gusties Set to Compete at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Three members from the Gustavus track & field teams will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 23-25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.) and Taylor Rooney (So., Andover, Minn.) will represent the Gustie men, while Katie Keelin (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) will represent the women.

Gusties at the Boston Marathon

While Kristin Paap Genet ’96 (pictured left) was running the Boston Marathon in April, at about mile 22, she spied a Gustavus sweatshirt, so she stopped for a high five and a picture! The other person pictured (right) is Andrea Rime ’87, who lives in Boston.  A fun alumni moment!

The LALACS Word Cloud

After 4 years in the program, we asked our class of seniors to describe the LALACS program in 10 words. Here is a word cloud representation of what our students think of LALACS: Thanks to Nicole Pfalz for coming up with the idea and help in the making of this awesome word cloud!

Hensch Named Central Region Field Athlete of the Year

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season Tuesday and Gustavus thrower Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.) was named the Central Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year.

Wait, Look Again: Flat or Round? Real or Imaginary?

Written by Grey Grettum, Amanda Otto, and Katie Velek What is the anamorphosis illusion? Imagine reaching for a baseball, but then realizing that the baseball you perceived is nothing more than just a piece of paper. As shown below, this is an example of the anamorphosis illusion. Anamorphosis is defined as “[the] use of the […]

Jeff Jeremiason, 2019 Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award Winner, Chemistry Department

Jeff Jeremiason was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research 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.

Sarah Wolter, 2019 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence Winner, Communication Studies Department

Sarah Wolter was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus non-tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions to teaching and learning.