Archive for Marketing and Communication

Flannery in front of the U.S. Capitol. 

Jessye Flannery ’13: On Top of the World on Capitol Hill

While most students at Gustavus followed this fall’s election through computer and television screens, political science major Jessye Flannery ’13 has had an up close and personal experience with politics thanks to a semester-long internship in the very heart of the nation’s political system, Washington, D.C.

Joe Thayer ’15 next to the AED located in Beck Academic Hall (Photo by Matt Thomas ’00). 

Joe Thayer ’15 Helps Gustavus Become a Heart Safe Community

Sophomore Joe Thayer has helped Gustavus become recognized as a Heart Safe Community thanks to his tireless work getting automated external defibrillators placed around campus. Thayer took his passion for heart health and community safety and combined it with knowledge learned through a Communication Studies course to make the project a success.

Eric Butorac 

Eric Butorac ’03: Moving Forward and Giving Back

When Gustavus and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) celebrated the inaugural Division III Week (April 9-13), Gustavus took time to celebrate one of its own former student-athletes, Eric Butorac '03. Butorac has not only gone on to a successful career on the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour, but he has also found a unique way to give back to his home state.

Before renovation, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church's steeple and roof was in very poor condition. 

Alumna Helps to Rebuild Lutheran Church in Estonia

Miriam Lagus ’61 spent more than a dozen years working to raise funds to restore St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Martna, Estonia, a parish her father served in. Inspired to help others by the community and spirit present during her time at Gustavus, her family, and God’s grace, she was able to raise nearly $90,000 to make repairs to this church half a world away.

Members of Gustavus Greek organizations pack meals during a Kids Against Hunger event. 

Community Service is a Staple for Gustavus Greeks

Gustavus Adolphus College is home to a number of fraternities and sororities that are devoted to aiding and improving the St. Peter community and raising money for charities. Gustavus Greeks are responsible for a number of annual events on campus that raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research, diabetes, and world hunger just to name a few.

Gustavus students visit the home of a Latino family in St. Peter (Photo by Molly Ashwill '15). 

Language Buddies Program Bridges a Gap

After only a year at Gustavus Adolphus College, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program Director Angelique Dwyer has founded an influential program that is aimed at bridging the gap between the Latino community of St. Peter and the College.

Leila Brammer, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies, monitors a small-group discussion during the Public Discourse class she is teaching during the Fall 2011 semester. From left are Brittany Knutson '15, Breanna Wagner '14, Brammer, Dave Knudsen '14, and Andrew Lewis '12 (Photo by Tim Kennedy '82). 

Discovering the Power of Public Discourse

Communication Studies students at Gustavus Adolphus College are making their lives count through the department's Public Discourse class, which is gaining the attention of colleges and universities around the country.

A Gustavus student tries to get some rest during this year's SleepOut. (Photo by Nick Theisen '15) 

Students Raise Awareness of Homelessness

With uneasy feelings, yet adventurous hearts, members of professor Richard Leitch’s First Term Seminar class, called Politics of Homelessness, along with other students at Gustavus Adolphus College, packed up their necessities and said goodbye to their cell phones, laptops, and personal hygiene.

Bernadette Galvin '57 sharing friendship, love, and diversity in South Sudan. 

Touch the World and it will Touch You Back

When Bernadette Anderson Galvin ’57 offered to help her local Vietnamese community several years ago, she wanted to support newly arrived immigrants in their adopted country of America. She had no idea how this decision would change her own life.

Gustie Greeters 2010 

Gustie Greeters and the First-year Experience

The picturesque ascent up College Avenue toward Old Main on first-year student move-in day is a vivid image seared into the memory of many Gusties. As a new student, whether you were squirming anxiously in your seat, biting your fingernails nervously, or already saying your goodbyes gleefully to Mom and Dad, there's one constant: being energetically welcomed by an enthusiastic group of upperclass students to the place that becomes home for four years.