‘Faculty Activities’ Category


Faculty Activities


Jill Patterson (Theatre and Dance)

Jill Patterson was chosen through a juried selection process to present at the National Dance Educators Organization National Conference 2019 in Miami, Florida. Her presentation, “Utilizing the Creative Process to Cultivate Empathetic and Compassionate Movers” entailed her pedagogical process for the Guststavus ARTS credit class Contemporary Modern Dance I.

Laura Burrack (Biology)

Laura Burrack contributed to an article published in PLoS Biology. The piece focuses on better understanding how fungal pathogens evolve and change their genomes.

Marcia Bunge (Religion)

Marcia Bunge gave a public lecture September 6, 2019, on “Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of Children and Youth: Why and How” in the Cathedral of Västerås, Sweden. The lecture was hosted by the Office of Rev. Dr. Mikael Mogren, Bishop of the Diocese of Västerås. While in Scandinavia, Bunge also participated in a conference in […]

Julie Gilbert and Anna Hulseberg (Library)

Julie Gilbert and Anna Hulseberg (both Library) presented a session, “Every Book Its Reader: Promoting Recreational Reading Among College Students,” at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference in Prior Lake on September 20, 2019.

Elizabeth Baer (English)

Elizabeth Baer has been selected as Volunteer of the Month at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Baer volunteers in the Office of the Senior Historian at the museum, where she vets new books on the Holocaust for historical accuracy, responds to queries from students, faculty, scholars, and journalists around the world, […]

Jill Locke (Political Science)

Jill Locke attended the annual conference of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC, August 29-September 1, 2019. Locke had the pleasure of being chair and discussant for a panel titled “Shame and Other Political Emotions,” which was comprised of graduate students and junior scholars engaging her book on shame (Democracy and the Death […]

Sheng Yang (Economics and Management)

Sheng Yang collaborated with Gustavus graduate Thanh Nguyen ’15 to publish an article titled “Skewness Preference and Asset Pricing: Evidence from the Japanese Stock Market” in Journal of Risk and Financial Management.

Julie Gilbert (Library)

Julie Gilbert published a historical novel for middle grade readers. Lucy Fights the Flames: A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Survival Story is part of the Girls Survive series from Capstone.

Marcia Bunge (Religion)

Marcia Bunge and Kathi Tunheim co-wrote an article entitled “Rooted and Open as Resource for Expanding Opportunities on Your Own Campus.” The article was published in the most recent issue of Intersections (2019), which focuses on the document, “Rooted and Open: The Common Calling of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.” Copies of the […]

Whitney Dirks (History)

Whitney Dirks published an article, “‘Weighty Celebrity’: Corpulency, Monstrosity, and Freakery in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England,” in Disability Studies Quarterly.