Archive for Thanh Binh Pham

Leymah Gbowee: Mighty Be Our Powers: MAYDAY! Peace Conference welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner

This past Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Gustavus Adolphus College had the privilege of hosting the Liberian peace activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee for the annual MayDay! Peace Conference, titled, Mighty Be Our Powers: Gender, Justice, and Peacebuilding.  The day began with a welcoming ceremony that began in Christ Chapel at 10:00 […]

Track and Field hosts Drake Alternative: Gustie men and women win 11 events collectively

T he Gustavus Men’s and Women’s track teams competed at the Cobber “Snownami” Open on the 21 with the women taking third and the men taking sixth. The women’s team scored 95.5 points on top of first place and record setting performances from multiple individuals. Junior McKayla Stowell recorded the only top finish for the […]

Softball season comes to a close: Gusties finish with overall record of 12-24

The Gustavus softball team’s season concluded last week. The squad compiled an overall record of 12 wins and 24 losses.  Within the MIAC Conference, the Gusties held a record of eight wins and 14 losses.  With a plethora of youth on the team, the Gusties focused heavily on improvement and development this season.  “Unfortunately, this […]

Women’s Golf competes at Carleton: Gusties finish fourth out of nine teams

The Gustavus Women’s Golf Team looked to finish their spring season on a high note this past weekend at the Carleton Invite.  Last time out, the Gusties earned a sixth place finish at the Wartburg Invite in Waverly, IA. That strong performance was highlighted by Senior McKenzie Swenson’s second straight top-three finish.  “Swenson has had […]

3OH!3 in 2018!

A s the big concert approaches I thought I would take a trip down memory lane with everyone because 3OH!3 probably brings you back to your middle school years.  For those of us who are millennials (Dec. 1995 was the cutoff) many of these things will strike memories, maybe for those even a few years […]

Is “STEAM” based learning good for Gustavus?

While many of us—namely, juniors and seniors—will never see the completed Nobel Hall and Theater expansion, we already are seeing the destruction the big yellow crane in leaving in its wake.  Where, exactly, does the liberal arts fall within the much touted “STEAM” education framework? The Nobel expansion is much needed—the place is currently like […]

Technology: the modern plague

I’ll be honest, I spend a lot of time on my phone.  Between several social media accounts, keeping up with my friends and family back home, and my problematic addiction to The Sims Freeplay, it’s a miracle I manage to get anything done.  But it’s not just my phone: computers, iPads, and music all play […]

Letter to the Editor (5/04/2018)

On the evening of May 1, the Day Course sponsored an event titled ‘Painting Palooza.’  The week prior, the event was advertised to the campus community through posters promising stress relief, free food, and ‘tons of paint.’  Along with flowers, the month of May brings final exams and papers, causing students across campus to be […]

The otherness: why Gustavus?

When I meet someone new at Gustavus, I am usually asked a rather unconventional question: “Why Gustavus?” This question is asked in a very similar way to: “Where are you from?”   It’s asked with intrigue, with shiny eyes, hungry for information.  At times, the air of the person on campus asking this Gustavus question, […]

Dr. Brenda Kelly appointed as Dean and Provost

After a competitive, national search, Dr. Brenda Kelly has been appointed to fill the role of Provost and Dean of Gustavus. The position of Provost and Dean of the College opened following the 2015-16 academic year, when Dr. Mark Braun stepped down to return to the faculty.  Since then, Kelly had served as Provost and […]