‘Current’ Category

Stephanie Otto and Bruce VanDuser

Dr. Stephanie Otto and Dr. Bruce VanDuser brought students (Bennet Woltjer, Alex Logan, Kaitlin Bembenek, Alyssa Ciatti, and Chante Anderson) to the Northland American College of Sports Medicine conference held on Friday, April 1 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. The conference this year highlighted recent interval and HIIT training research and updates […]

Samantha (Broderius) Nelson ’11

Samantha Nelson ’11, Traveled to D.C. in early March to Advocate for Fair Implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Nelson was part of a group of over 200 physical and health educators from 46 states who met with their Congressional representatives in Washington, DC for SHAPE America’s (Society of Health and Physical Educators) 8th […]

SHAPE Convention 2016

After 33 years, the SHAPE (Society for Health and Physical Educator’s) National convention was held in Minneapolis on April 5-9th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Aaron Banks and Bonnie Reimann presented at a session pertaining to higher education and wellness.

Karl Larson and SOPHE

Karl Larson has recently been named President of the Minnesota Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The Minnesota chapter of SOPHE provides leadership through a code of ethics, standards for professional preparation, research, and practice; professional development; and public outreach.

Mary Joos and Athletic Trainers

On March 17th 2016, as part of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association Hit the Hill event, Mary Joos, Program Director of Athletic Training, met with Representative Nels Pierson ’95 to discuss athletic training and ask for support of the athletic training bill coming to the House during the session, as well as catch up on […]

Athletic Trainer’s Event and Mary Joos

On March 17th 2016, as part of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association Hit the Hill event, students from Gustavus and Minnesota State University – Mankato met with Senator Kathy Sheran yesterday during MATA’s Hit the Hill day. Pictured are Gusties – Corey Larson ‘18, Tyller Robert ‘18, Maggie Willis ‘18, Rachel Skoglund ‘18, Kennedy Howlerda […]

Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ “Hit the Hill” Event

On March 17th 2016, as part of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association Hit the Hill event, Alex McHugh ’18, athletic training student, met with his senator, Kevin Dahl to discuss athletic training and ask for support of the athletic training bill coming to the Senate during the session.

Gerald Christianson ’55

The upcoming philosophy department event, “How are you thinking about your philosophy major now?” is bringing us news of alums from many different decades. Here’s news of the ’50s. Gerald Christianson is Emeritus Professor in Residence at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he has taught early and medieval church history since 1967. He received […]

Joel Jensen ’97: another philosopher!

Another graduate of our department who actually went on to be a philosophy professor! Joel writes, “After graduating from Gustavus in 1997 I had the usual mix of unusual jobs: house painter, bookstore clerk, librarian, bartender, professional croquet player (seriously), and a stint preparing food at the beloved St Peter Co-op.  I eventually found my […]

Nathan Carroll, Communication Studies Professor

Nate won’t be able to join us at the April reunion of philosophy alumni, because he’ll be teaching in Ireland for the term. He sent us a note instead: As an alum update, I’m a tenured Associate Professor in the Dept. of Communication, Theatre and Art at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN […]