Entries tagged with ‘Gustavus’
Walking into the nursing lab in P.A. Mattson Hall, one’s attention is immediately drawn to the row of mannequins in hospital beds lined up and awaiting treatment. One special mannequin, called iStan and in a room by itself, is a new learning tool for nursing students. iStan simulates human symptoms making it possible for the students to practice real-life medical scenarios.
Kermit says, "It isn't easy being green." But, Gustavus begs to differ. It's as easy as printing less paper. And, through ongoing paper conservation, Gustavus students have helped reduce paper use by more than 1.5 million sheets of paper in 1 year. That’s a savings of close to 150 trees, 52,500 gallons of water, 22.5 cubic yards of landfill space, 450 pounds of air pollutants, and 14 barrels of oil, which is enough energy to power the average American home for almost 4 years.
Who are you and how are you going to change the world? What really matters? What is your purpose? Who do you want to be? These are the "big," challenging questions. Mary Duvall ’05 is one Gustavus graduate who asked such questions at Gustavus and let them lead her on a journey of helping others.
You never know what might happen when you take a class at Gustavus. You might make a best friend. You might learn that you really can write a 20-page paper. Or you might find a topic that sparks a lifelong interest. This last possibility was the case for Laura Mueller ’92.
Some students leave Gustavus with a clear plan for their life; others choose to be surprised by the path on which life takes them and hope for the best. Gustavus alumnus Abby Andrusko '00 fits in the latter category. Her path to becoming a small business owner came about through many twists and turns until she found herself combining a passion with a product of which she could be proud. Andrusko's Grass Fed Cattle Co. is a venture that offers naturally raised and local grass-fed beef as a convenient and affordable health-food option to residents in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
It might look like a typical camp: high school students spending a week on campus, trying out the dorms, getting a taste of what college might be like, and honing a skill. But that’s where the similarities stop. While most camps are based in athletics, music, or faith, Gustavus has a unique offering—speech camp.
Betsy Langowski ’08 landed her dream job at age 22. Two short years after graduating with degrees in mathematics and communication studies, Langowski works for her one true passion, Apple Computers. She credits Gustavus Adolphus College for her success.
Written by Jaimie Farel ’10 Eye opening. Life changing. Memorable. Gustavus Adolphus College student musicians commonly speak these short but profound statements after international music tours. The tours challenge students’ thinking and broadens their horizons. “Going international reminds you that there is a world out there besides what we see here, or what we’ve encountered [...]
Being part of a team is imperative to Mark Anderson ’66, whose love for Gustavus brought him back to the hill to serve for 32 years. Last year, he retired and received the Greater Gustavus Award for all of his contributions to the College.
Internships are a great way for students to get involved in their community, find a career they are passionate about, and get some real-world experience. Read about one graduate's experience as an intern.