Kate Knutson, 2018 Faculty Service Award Winner, Political Science Department

Kate Knutson was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Service Award. Presented each year at Founder’s Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari contributed an article on the passage of the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act to History Now, a publication of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for teachers and general readers. The latest issue focused on the history of U.S. Immigration Laws. Titled “‘In the Name of America’s Future’: The Fraught Passage of […]

Scott Ickes (History)

Scott Ickes published his co-edited interdisciplinary volume on northeast Brazil, titled Brazil’s Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered. It came out this month with Michigan State University Press. Ickes also contributed a chapter, “Behold Our City: Conflicting mid-century modernist visions of Afro-Bahia.”

Elizabeth Baer (English)

Elizabeth Baer gave a keynote address at the LeFrak Holocaust Education Conference in Pittsburgh on October 22. The theme of this year’s conference was “Women, the Holocaust, and Genocide.” Elizabeth presented new research, comparing sexual violence in Germany’s colony, German Southwest Africa, between 1885-1908, and in the Nazi Holocaust. Her talk was entitled “Gender under […]

Laurent Déchery (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures & Philosophy)

Laurent Déchery published a book, Lire est un roman (Reading Is a Novel). It is a mix of literary promenades, essays on reading, interpretation of Patrick Modiano’s “Chien de Printemps” and Diderot’s tales, and autobiographical pieces.

Hayley Russell (Health and Exercise Science)

Hayley Russell, with colleagues and a former student from the University of Minnesota, published an article in Sport Sciences for Health examining if core training and plyometric training can improve performance and prevent injury and muscle damage in marathon runners.

Rose Jost (Nursing)

Rose Jost was just awarded the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) Award for Ourstanding Dedication to Local Public Health, awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the promotion and implementation of local public health in Minnesota.

Seán Easton (Classics)

Seán Easton presented a paper entitled “The Pedagogical Value of Combining Conflict Resolution Models and Premodern History” at the annual meeting of the Peace and Justice Studies Association at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Priscilla Briggs (Art)

Priscilla Briggs had works from her photographic series, “Fortune,” included in a major international exhibition, “Civilization: The Collective Life,” which will open this month at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. The exhibit will subsequently travel to the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China, the National Gallery of […]

Jeff Jenson (Library)

Jeff A. Jenson participated in the 53rd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, where he chaired a session on “Midwestern Political History.”