Faculty Spotlight: Chad Winterfeldt

Chad Winterfeldt (Music/Chaplains Office) opened the annual Summer Noontime Organ Recital series in Mankato on June 18 with a program of Juneteenth celebration at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato. All the music Winterfeldt performed was by Black composers, including Florence Price, Uzee Brown Jr., Adolphus Hailstork, and Fela Sowande. Sponsored by the Sioux […]

Faculty Spotlight: Jim Parejko

Jim Parejko (Biology) published an article “Climate change and plant rhizosphere microbiomes: an experiential course-embedded research project” in the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education that is based on a course-embedded research project that was used in BIO 344: Exploring Microbiomes in the fall of 2023.

Faculty Spotlight: Lauren Hecht and Hayley Russell

Lucie Henrich ’25, Ellen Becken ’25, Lauren Hecht (Psychological Science), and Hayley Russell (Health and Exercise Science) received a research grant from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology for their project, “Attentional Focus in Long and Short Distance Track Runners,” in which they will use speak-aloud methodology to explore what D-III runners look at and […]

Faculty Spotlight: Blake Couey

Blake Couey (Religion) published an article  “The Poet-Prophet in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Isaiah'” in the summer issue of Perspectives in Religious Studies. The issue honors the career of Richard F. Wilson, Couey’s undergraduate teacher and mentor at Mercer University.

Faculty Spotlight: Jon Grinnell

Jon Grinnell (Biology) was featured prominently in a recent New York Times article about bison attacks in Yellowstone Park. Grinnell and his students have researched bison behavior, ecology, and management at a reserve in South Dakota for the last 18 years or so, but, Grinnell says, “it was still a surprise to get an email […]

Faculty Spotlight: Janie Frandsen

Janie Frandsen (Chemistry and Biology) presented a poster co-authored with students Rachel Trebesch ’25 and Kristin Martens ’23 titled “Transcriptome-wide analysis of E. coli small RNA binding site accessibility in target mRNAs” at the RNA Society Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Clare Koll Library Career Internship

During the 2024 Spring semester, Clare Koll ’25 completed an internship at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Her faculty sponsor, Michelle Twait, interviewed her about the experience. You were simultaneously engaged in another internship with a publishing company; how would you compare and contrast your two internship experiences? I had the opportunity to intern with […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kate Keller

Kate Keller (History) presented a paper “Migrating to France, Staying Connected to Senegal: Mamadou Kane, an African Migrant between Two Worlds” at the French Colonial Historical Society Annual Meeting in Charlottesville, VA.

Hayley Russell, 2023-24 Carlson Award Winner, Health and Exercise Science

It is with utter joy that I introduce you to this year’s winner of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. This award recognizes excellence and innovation in teaching and advising and is generally considered to be the highest honor bestowed to a faculty member on our campus. This year’s winner has earned a […]

Intersections: Number 59 (Spring 2024)

Intersections is the biannual publication by the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Each issue reflects on faith, learning, and teaching within Lutheran higher education, especially as these intersect with contemporary challenges, opportunities, and initiatives. In this issue, you will find:  pieces on commitment to diversity as a necessary component of vocation-centered education; inspirational […]