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The last Seattle day, by Luke Holzerland

Our last day in the wonderful city of Seattle was full of lasting memories and invaluable learning. We started off our final day with a visit to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the Seattle Center. We were graciously connected with the Gates Foundation through a Gustie Alumni by the name of Kaitlyn McElrath, […]

On serving the community and failing fast: By Addam Velasco

On Sunday, our day consisted of two main parts. In the morning, we volunteered at Mary’s Place, which is a shelter for single-parent families. The most rewarding part of our experience in Seattle came from our day spent at Mary’s Place. Most of us had the opportunity to play with the “kiddos” who loved the […]

Seattle J-Term: first time is the charm for students

It’s taken me four trips to Seattle to see Mt. Rainier, but students got to see the monster peak on only Day 2 of their first time in Seattle!

Visiting with history: Bainbridge Island

We took advantage of a rare bluebird sky day in Seattle to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, the site of some of Seattle’s most important economic and social history. Bainbridge was a key in Washington State’s timber industry and Seattle would look very different today if Bainbridge’s lumber had not been so available […]

‘Tis the season.. for community-based learning project wrap ups

Nope—not presents or Christmas trees—but final presentations for the projects our Management students have been working on all semester. Gusties in Organizational Behavior clearly took their community partnerships seriously when they presented to their clients on Thursday, the City of St. Peter’s Administrator Todd Prafke and Finance Director Paula O’Connell. Students’ projects included revamping the […]

E/M faculty strengthen majors

Probably nowhere else on the Gustavus campus does the tension between liberal learning and those traditions, and job readiness and “training” bubble up. That means that Economics and Management department has to be especially alert to how to walk that balance with student learning. We held a day-long curriculum retreat to assess where we needed […]

Management students help young shelter residents thrive

Another great semester thanks to open-minded Organizational Behavior students and my community partner for the fall, Partners for Affordable Housing in Mankato! Working with PAH Coordinator Onnie Brodkorb and her organization has helped enact one of my key community-based learning goals: move beyond the limitations of semester-long projects to get real change initiatives going and […]