Archive for April, 2010

The Road to Jazz Success

“Jazz musicians are improvisers, meaning that each jazz musician is thinking like a composer—only in real time, in collaboration with other musicians, in front of an audience," says 2010 Grammy winner Kurt Elling ’89. "The goal each night is to try to create beauty through combinations of notes one has never played before—and potentially no one has ever played before.”

Rebuilding Communities During Break

Katie Peterson ’10 embodies the Gustavus mission of leading and serving. For all four years of her Gustavus education, she has spent her spring breaks serving others instead of vacationing on sandy beaches. A biology major, Peterson is a four-time Gustavus Spring Break Work Trip volunteer and the 2010 New Orleans site coordinator.

Success in the Science Lab and Beyond

Written by Cheng Lee ’10 Nicole Soiseth ’10, a biology major from Anchorage, Alaska, has grasped every learning opportunity imaginable while at Gustavus. Her motivation to succeed in college led her to research, learn beyond the classroom, and help others. Since her sophomore year, Soiseth has worked with research professor Sanjive Qazi on testing ways […]