Archive for Shanon Nowell

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From History Major to Housing Researcher and Planner

For her senior History major capstone project at Gustavus, Kendyl (Landeck) Larson ’17 focused on the history of segregated housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Now she has completed her Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from Iowa State University and recently became Director of Research and Planning for the Polk County Housing Trust Fund […]

Julie Bartley (Geology)

Julie Bartley appeared in a KEYC Television segment about the opening of the Nobel Hall of Science expansion and connection with the Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

Chuck Niederriter and Tom Huber (Physics)

Chuck Niederriter and Tom Huber were interviewed about the Gustavus pennant that accompanied NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Stories ran on WCCO Radio and in the Saint Peter Herald.

Blake Couey (Religion)

Blake Couey was elected to a three-year term as Regional Coordinator of the Upper Midwest Society of Biblical Literature.

Yurie Hong (Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies)

Yurie Hong delivered a paper entitled “Between Appreciation and Complicity: A Korean-American Take on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Arranged Marriage, and Women’s Honor” at the “Naked Soul” Classics Conference on June 22, 2019.

From History Major to IT (with Bandy Playing Interspersed)

History major Wyatt Wenzel, ’14, did not require a STEM degree to succeed in the IT sector, which he joined in the summer of 2015 as part of Minneapolis-based Traust Consulting. As he explains, “my Gustavus History BA armed me with a ton of skills that I really believe gave me a huge advantage. . […]

Margaret Bloch Qazi, 2019 Carlson Award Winner, Biology Department

It is my great privilege and pleasure to announce this year’s recipient of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Created by the Gustavus Board of Trustees in 1971, the award recognizes “an established pattern of teaching excellence,” “innovative and effective teaching strategies,” and excellence in mentoring and advising. It is named in honor […]

Madeline Harms (Psychological Science)

Madeline Harms published an article, “Adolescent Suicide Attempts and Ideation Are Linked to Brain Function during Peer Interactions,” in Psychiatry Research. The article outlines a study that demonstrates that depressed adolescents with high suicidal ideation and adolescents who previously attempted suicide show unique patterns of brain activity during a virtual peer interaction compared to healthy adolescents […]

Annika Ericksen (Sociology and Anthropology)

Annika Ericksen has an article accepted for publication in the journal Intercultural Education. The article draws from her experiences teaching cultural anthropology at Gustavus and is entitled “Practicing with peers: ethnographic interviews to inspire intercultural engagement at a small liberal arts college.”

Jeremy Robinson (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Jeremy Robinson and students Ingrid Kubisa ’21 and Reidun Kubisa ’21 created “Mwami et Moi,” a visual novel-based game teaching about village culture in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the game, players make choices as the Mwami, or leader/tradition keeper of the village, with the goal of leading the village to prosperity, and […]