Archive for February, 2017

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy)

Lisa Heldke served as the Attaway Scholar at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. In that role, she gave a presentation entitled “Who’s In Your Refrigerator? The Role of Local Foods in the Quest for a Sustainable Food System” and participated in philosophy classes.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari recently contributed a post to the History Unfolded blog about an assignment that asked students in her U.S. and WWII class last spring to locate articles chronicling the Holocaust in local newspapers. History Unfolded is an initiative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to collect information about what Americans knew about the […]

Michael Hvidsten (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics)

Michael Hvidsten is the author of Exploring Geometry, the second edition of which was recently published by CRC Press. This textbook covers Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari recently collaborated with immigration scholars across the country to place the executive order on the immigration ban in its historical context for Public Radio International.

Michael Jorgensen (Music)

Michael Jorgensen was interviewed and performed the music of Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan on a segment of “Off 90,” a program produced by public television station KSMQ. The program aired on February 2 and 4, 2017, and has also been posted on YouTube.

Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management)

Kathi Tunheim gave two invited seminars recently. The first was to ELCA Southwest Synod church leaders with Rev. Dr. Bill Nelson, “Strategic Visioning: Energizing and Mobilizing your Congregation,” on January 21, 2017. The second was to 40 high-potential women leaders at Federated Insurance in Owatonna on February 8, 2017 entitled, “Women in Leadership: Work/Life Balance […]

Karl Larson (Health and Exercise Science)

Karl Larson presented a paper titled “Mental Processes in Learning Stress Management Techniques” at the 8th Annual International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth in Cancun, Mexico on January 4.

Kathleen Keller (History)

Kathleen Keller (History) was awarded a $6,000 grant for summer research in France from the American Philosophical Society Franklin Grant.

History Major in the Pulpit

Pastor Julie Smith offers more evidence that History majors are everywhere, in virtually every walk of life, even where and when you might least expect them. Following her graduation from Gustavus in 1994 with a double major in Religion and History, Julie attended Luther Seminary, and from there has held a series of pastorates in […]