Entries tagged with ‘Gustavus Adolphus College’

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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.


A Broad Definition of Neighbor

Ophthalmologist and fourth generation Gustie David Johnson ’84 is the most recent recipient of the College's Arnold E. Carlson Award. Created by former president Edgar Carlson in honor of his brother, the award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions related to Christian theology and ethics.


A Solid Base

By Hanna Schutte ’11 “Gustavus is one of those places that make you feel comfortable with yourself.  It gives you a good, solid base so you can go out and explore the world,” says Stephanie Pearson, a 1992 English graduate who is now a columnist for Outside magazine.  Using this strong base, Pearson has had […]


Relief and Research for Haiti

Written by Jaimie Farel ’10 In typical Gustavus fashion, students, faculty, and staff quickly took action to offer aid to Haiti after the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010. “Changing the World,” a January Interim Experience class led by Chris Johnson ’85, director of the Center for Vocational Reflection at Gustavus, organized fundraising efforts throughout […]


Promoting Global Learning

By Megan Gode ’10 “Our students need to see how the world looks at education,” says Debra Sandquist, coordinator of teacher admission and field experiences at Gustavus. In an effort to promote such endeavors, Sandquist helped develop the Domestic and International Student Teaching Placement program. Based on Gustavus’s new strategic plan, the program gives education majors an opportunity to complete part of their required student teaching through a seven-week program in a domestic or international location.


Following a Calling

Written by Hanna Schutte '11 As a college junior, Wes Jones ’11 is anything but stereotypical. Barely into his 20’s, he has already saved 11 lives through his work with the Coast Guard. He has had a life-long drive and passion for doing good in the world, which has led Jones to pursue many interests and community-minded projects. During his time at Gustavus, his goals of working to make the world a better place haven’t slowed down one bit.