‘Current’ Category

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 […]

Mick Beltz ’96: Another real-live philosopher thinking about his Gustavus philosophy major

Here’s another philosophy graduate who’s working as a philosopher! After I graduated in 1996, I went to Michigan State University for my master's in philosophy. There I focused primarily in logic and the philosophy of science. After completing my Master's degree, I pursued a PhD in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. In 2007, I […]

A philosophy major who’s a philosopher! Sean Kirkland ‘

Sean Kirkland is Associate Professor, Philosophy, at DePaul University in Chicago.  Sean won’t be able to join the Gustavus philosophers reunion, alas, but he has sent us news (and photos) of his current work. How great to hear from you! What a terrific alumni event you all have planned. I would most certainly come if […]

Steve Larson ’63: Therapist and Retired Clergy

The philosophy department has invited all living alumni of our department to return to the college on April 16 for a day of conversations we’ve called “How Are You Thinking About Your Philosophy Major Now?”  As replies begin to arrive, they are accompanied by wonderful letters. Here’s one from Steve Larson, a retired clergyman, therapist, and criminal justice program developer, […]

Health Fitness Majors visit The Pulse

The senior Health Fitness Majors had the opportunity to visit local business owner Rachel More down at The Pulse in St. Peter. Students were able to ask questions about her business model, experience, background, and the challenges of owning her own business. Senior Emily Marquette is currently doing her internship at The Pulse and Levi […]

Where are they now? The philosophers of ’06

David Kegler-Gray is a contractor Kelsey Payne is a lifestyle design coach living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver. (http://kelseyphillippayne.com/)

Where are they now? The Philosophers of ’11

Dimitri Diamanti is completing an MBA at Western Washington University in beautiful Bellingham. He’s working as a research assistant. Amanda Hochstatter is a physics teacher at Millenium Brooklyn High School. Susan Kranz is a private tutor in Minneapolis. Evan Larkin is living in Minneapolis and working as a Mac specialist for the Apple store, and […]

Janey Helland (’11) and Bruce VanDuser

Janey Helland (11′ Health Fitness), is in her second year at St. Catherine’s, Physician Assistant (PA) program. Janey talked with HES students interested in PA as a possible post graduate direction on Wednesday, November 18.