‘department news’ Category

 

Faculty-Student Research on Glacier Change in Ecuador

Congratulations to Geography Professor Jeff La Frenierre and Geography and Environmental Studies double major Helen Thompson (’17) for being awarded a Gustavus Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant for 2015 for their study Hydrological Implications of Glacier Retreat on Andean Volcanoes. They will travel to Ecuador in June for a three-week field season at Volcán Chimborazo. Their […]

She’s Finally Here

Baby Bianca Esther Frazier-First was born on Tuesday May 12 at 3:30 pm. She weighed in at 7.5 pounds and was 23 inches long. Baby, Mother (Marian Frazier of the MCS department), and Father (Craig First, Assistant Track coach at Gustavus) are all doing well. Congratulations Frazier First Family!

 

Meg Wika (’14) awarded Patricia Lindell Research Prize

Congratulations to Geography and Environment Studies graduate Meg Wika (’14) for winning the Patricia Lindell Research Prize for 2014. Meg’s senior geography honors thesis–Family, Patriotism, and Land Stewardship: Employing the Rural Ideal to Champion Corn Ethanol in Minnesota–was chosen as the outstanding research paper as determined by the Gustavus Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library selection committee.

 

Danielle Yaste Presents GIS Research at National Geography Conference

Danielle Yaste (’16), double major in Geography and Sociology/Anthropology, presented research at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Chicago this April. Danielle conducted the study, which uses GIS to investigate regional patterns of human trafficking, while studying in Uganda. Katie Feterl (’16), double major in Geography and Environmental Studies, also […]

MCS Picnic

The MCS Department will be holding its annual end of the year picnic on Tuesday May 19 at the Linnaeus Arboretum  Interpretive Center from 5:00 to 7:00. Food and drinks will be provided. Awards will be handed out around 5:45. Attendees are encouraged to sign up on the “Sign Up Sheet” located in the lobby on […]

Retirement Reception

The MCS Department will be hosting a retirement reception to recognize Jeff Rosoff, Carolyn Dobler, and Barbara Kaiser for their many years of service. The event will take place on Monday May 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center.

 

MCS Art Show Comes to an End

On Friday March 20 the 2nd MCS Art Show came to a close. The show had a well attended opening and saw a steady stream of visitors throughout its three week run.  The MCS Department would like to extend a special thanks to Lois Peterson for organizing the art show. For those of you that […]

 

Report from Budapest

Eric Hanson, class of 2016, is spending the spring semester of 2015 in Budapest, Hungary in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program. This is the first (of hopefully many) reports on his adventures abroad. The Mathematicians’ Choir  Amidst another day full of math classes, math homework, and Hungarian food, one of my math professors invited […]

 

MCS Art Exhibition

Stop by the third floor Olin Hall lobby to check out the artistic offerings of your favorite MCS professors.  The exhibit runs from Friday March 6 through Friday March 20.

Six MCS Students Participate in 2014 ACM Programming Contest

    Six MCS students went to Carlton College on Saturday November 8 to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new […]