Archive for 2010

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Making the Most of Summer Months

With class recess during the months of June, July, and August, most Gustavus students pack up and head home. For some Gustavus students, however, summer provides a three-month opportunity to conduct research or work on an independent, academic project with professors. Participants in research this past summer talk about their experiences.

High Goals, High Success

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.

Soccer and Sanneh

Summer camps are a great way for junior and senior high school students to spend a few days improving their skills on the basketball court, honing their technique in the pool, or developing their abilities as a public speaker. Camps such as these were in full swing at Gustavus this summer. One camp, the Sanneh Soccer Camp, combines athletic development with social awareness and healthy lifestyle programming.

Landing Her Dream Job

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.

Reflections of International Music Tours

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 […]

Mark Anderson ’66—A Lifetime of Gustie Pride

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.

Alumna Finds Passion for Helping Others

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.

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 […]