From History Major to IT (with Bandy Playing Interspersed)

History major Wyatt Wenzel, ’14, did not require a STEM degree to succeed in the IT sector, which he joined in the summer of 2015 as part of Minneapolis-based Traust Consulting. As he explains, “my Gustavus History BA armed me with a ton of skills that I really believe gave me a huge advantage. . […]

Margaret Bloch Qazi, 2019 Carlson Award Winner, Biology Department

It is my great privilege and pleasure to announce this year’s recipient of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Created by the Gustavus Board of Trustees in 1971, the award recognizes “an established pattern of teaching excellence,” “innovative and effective teaching strategies,” and excellence in mentoring and advising. It is named in honor […]

Madeline Harms (Psychological Science)

Madeline Harms published an article, “Adolescent Suicide Attempts and Ideation Are Linked to Brain Function during Peer Interactions,” in Psychiatry Research. The article outlines a study that demonstrates that depressed adolescents with high suicidal ideation and adolescents who previously attempted suicide show unique patterns of brain activity during a virtual peer interaction compared to healthy adolescents […]

Annika Ericksen (Sociology and Anthropology)

Annika Ericksen has an article accepted for publication in the journal Intercultural Education. The article draws from her experiences teaching cultural anthropology at Gustavus and is entitled “Practicing with peers: ethnographic interviews to inspire intercultural engagement at a small liberal arts college.”

Jeremy Robinson (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Jeremy Robinson and students Ingrid Kubisa ’21 and Reidun Kubisa ’21 created “Mwami et Moi,” a visual novel-based game teaching about village culture in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the game, players make choices as the Mwami, or leader/tradition keeper of the village, with the goal of leading the village to prosperity, and […]

Anna Hulseberg and Michelle Twait (Library)

Anna Hulseberg and Michelle Twait gave an invited presentation on student research practices at ProQuest Information Solutions in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 12, 2019.

Angelique Dwyer (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Angelique Dwyer published two creative non-fiction stories written in Spanglish. The first is titled: “Gringos Mexicanos” and the second: “Doce horas: A Family Border Tale.” Both are published through PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. Volume 16, Number 1/2. August 2019.

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies)

Kjerstin Moody chaired the panel “Poetry and Language” at the SASS Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, held May 2-4, 2019.

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking presented “Proclaiming a ‘Swedish’ Identity Among Estonia’s Swedish Minority Population, 1920-1940” at the Association for the Study of Nationalities world convention at Columbia University.

Elizabeth Baer (English)

Elizabeth Baer serves as a volunteer at the United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. In this capacity, she revises and originates articles for the Museum’s online encyclopedia. Recently, she completed revising 26 articles on Displaced Persons (DP) camps set up for refugees after WWII. She has also written the FIRST article for the […]