Archive for November, 2012

Students Use Fall Break to Give Back

For most Gustavus students, Fall Break is a time to return home and visit family, reflect on the first half of Fall Semester, and rejuvenate the mind and body in preparation for the second half of the semester. But for a group of 16 Gustavus students, Fall Break (Oct. 20-23) was a time to bond together and serve a community in need through the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity.

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.

Mikka McCracken ’09: Working to End Poverty and World Hunger

Mikka McCracken majored in political science at Gustavus and is now attempting to alleviate poverty and hunger as a Program Director for ELCA World Hunger.