Archive for 2012

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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.

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.

Gusties Support Special Olympics Minnesota

Dozens of Gustavus Adolphus College students turned out for two events on Feb. 11-12 to support Special Olympics Minnesota. Gusties helped to raise more than $3,000 by participating in the Polar Plunge at Lake Hallett.

Carla Shutrop ’09: A Young Civic Leader

At just 25 years of age, Gustavus alumna Carla Shutrop is making her life count by serving on the school board in her hometown of Shakopee. In the middle of her first four-year term, Shutrop has been elected chair of the board by her peers.

Rev. Carl O. Nelson Receives the Gustavus Medal

Reverend Carl O. Nelson became the first recipient of the Gustavus Medal when the honor was bestowed upon him by President Jack R. Ohle during a ceremony in late December.

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.