Archive for Lisa Heldke

Melissa Bruninga (’90)

Melissa writes: I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, where I teach everything but US history. One of the classes I created is History of Gender, and I find myself returning again and again to ideas I learned at Gustavus, in classes such Dr. Kate Wittenstein’s Women’s History […]

Amanda Hochstatter (12)

Amanda Hochstatter is in her fourth year of teaching math and physics at a public high school in New York City. Her school is one of the most integrated schools in the city and has a strong special education program especially for students on the autism spectrum. She uses her philosophy degree to guide her […]

 

APRIL 16, 2016: Save the date!

How are you thinking about your philosophy major now? A Gustavus Philosophy Alumni Event    The faculty and students of the Philosophy Department invite you to a first-ever all-philosophy-alumni gathering, to be held Saturday, April 16 at Gustavus.   See the attached pdf for details. save the date  

Samantha Manick (15)

Samantha Manick is working as a baker at River Rock Cafe in St. Peter, a community institution much beloved for its excellent homemade treats. Sami follows in the footsteps of fellow philosophy graduate Kate Goodpaster, who also began her baking career at River Rock. (Kate now is the (philosopher) queen of the laminated dough machine, […]

Austin Conrad (15)

Austin writes: “I’m currently working at the Leo Hoffmann Center [in St. Peter] as a Night Youth Counselor. My primary job responsibility is providing supervision at night (doing bed checks, etc.) while the kids are sleeping. The Leo Hoffmann Center is a residential treatment center for male adolescent sex offenders. Apart from night supervision, most of what […]

 

Happy World Philosophy Day!

My, my how the year has flown! It’s already World Philosophy Day again! This UNESCO-sponsored day seeks to…well, we can’t say it better than the director of UNESCO: “Faced with the complexity of today’s world, philosophical reflection is above all a call to humility, to take a step back and engage in reasoned dialogue, to […]

November 2014 Kitchen Cabinet Minutes

Gustavus Kitchen Cabinet November 10, 2014   Lisa Heldke, Jim Dontje,  Sam Panzer,  Mark Hanson, Margo Druschell, George Elliott, Chuck Niederriter, Sammi Minick, Meghan Krause   Student Senate Meeting – Sam reported on the items that affect Dining Service. This marks the first year that there was not a pay rate change for students who […]

 

Philosophy alumni in military service

The philosophy department welcomed back three of its alumni currently serving in the military, for a dinner discussion with current majors about the role of philosophy in their lives in the service. Nancy (Carlson) McCoy is currently a judge advocate for the army, stationed at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Lance Switzer is an XO (Executive […]

 

After the Dakota War: Talk available on YouTube

   If you were unable to see the talk by Scott Pratt, “After the Dakota War,” it is now available on YouTube.

Lists we like

Sometimes being the bottom of the pack is juuuuust where you wanna be. 2014-15 Meal Plan Costs at Comparison Colleges:  Hobart William Smith                        $5585.00 Stonehill                                 $5527.00 DePauw                                   $5300 Wooster                                  $5300.00 Susquehanna                           $5150.00 Allegheny College:                $4890.00 Muhlenberg                            $4760.00 Augustana – Ill.                      $4659.00 Gettysburg                              $4400.00 Luther College                        $3950.00 Illinois Wesleyan                    $3520.00 Gustavus                 $3290.00    2014-15 Meal Plan Costs […]