Archive for Max Beyer


Gustavus graduate Kurt Elling up for another Grammy

Elling’s latest album, The Gate, is his 11th Grammy nomination When the annual Grammy Awards are held on Sunday, February 12, Gustavus Alumnus Kurt Elling ’89 will be among the nominees for Best Jazz Vocal Album for his latest jazz album entitled The Gate. For Elling, this is his eleventh Grammy nomination. Elling received his […]

Celebrate St. Lucia

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Jennifer Werness was crowned the 2011 St. Lucia. She was chosen from a court of five women who were nominated for the honor by their fellow sophomore women. The court consists of five Sophomores: Russian Studies and Classics Major Susan Crane of Des Moines, Iowa; Political Science and Scandinavian Studies Major […]

The Philosophy of Bread

For Senior Religion Majors Bethany Ringdal and Brendan Wilkes and Senior Philosophy Major Alex Legeros, baking bread is more than just a fun hobby. “Bread brings people together,” Wilkes said, “You invite people in and you share it.” While they all share a common philosophy about making bread, the three bakers became interested in bread […]


Co-Presidents Elect Tessmer and Thayer make plans for the future

Emily Thayer, a junior politial science and communication studies major, and Sean Tessmer, a junior political science and religion studies major, have been elected Student Senate Co-Presidents for the 2010-2011 school year. The election took place last Monday following a race between the Thayer-Tessmer pair and the other campaigning pair of Junior Phil Cleary and […]


Junior Evan Larkin: Strumming to a different tune

Evan Larkin, a Junior Philosophy and Russian Studies Major from Northfield, MN, has an interesting story about how he began his student career at Gustavus. Evan initially applied to Gustavus among several other private schools and he received a rejection letter. The rejection letter, surprisingly, is what made him want to come to Gustavus, and […]


Senior Rhea Muchalla spreads social justice

Diversity, equality, social justice: most people know what these words mean. The college environment is a great place to be active in these important issues. For Rhea Muchalla, a senior gender, women and sexuality studies and philosophy major, Gustavus has provided an opportunity to get involved in issues of gender, diversity and social justice through […]