Archive for March, 2017

Liz Drake and Mary Joos (Health and Exercise Science)

Liz Drake and Mary Joos will speak to the April 2017 annual meeting of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association on completing literature reviews for clinicians. They will present on “Answering Clinical Questions: Literature Searches in the Field.”

Barbara Fister (Library)

Barbara Fister was invited to give the annual Marjorie Whetstone Ashton lecture at the University of New Mexico, where she also conducted a workshop for faculty. The text of her talk, “Practicing Freedom for the Post-Truth Era” is available in GustieScholar.

Julie Gilbert (Library)

Julie Gilbert wrote a series of four children’s books, which were released this spring. The Dark Waters series, published by Stone Arch Books, tells the story of India Finch and her mermaid friends. Known as hi-lo books (high interest for low level readers), the series is written for teens who read at a second grade […]

Betsy Byers (Art and Art History)

Betsy Byers exhibited her paintings at SCOPE International art fair in New York City this March. Her solo exhibition, “Sensitive Indicators,” is currently on view at Kolman & Pryor Gallery with an opening reception this Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. The show is on view through April 15, 2017.

Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant

Gustavus was recently awarded a $300,000 grant by the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. This grant will bring a Visiting Artist position to campus for three years and support art department programming, supplies, and capacity building. Congratulations to the Department of Art.

Anna Hulseberg (Library) and Anna Versluis (Geography)

Anna Hulseberg and Anna Versluis published an article titled “Integrating Information Literacy into an Undergraduate Geography Research Methods Course” in College & Undergraduate Libraries (vol. 24 2017, issue 1).

From History Major to Lobbyist

What can you do with a Gustavus History major? Perhaps better to ask, is there anything you can’t do? Following graduation, Bradley Peterson, History Honors, ’98, worked for Anderson Consulting (now Accenture). He then went to law school at Hamline, receiving his JD in 2005. For a time he lobbied on behalf of the American […]

Kate Knutson (Political Science) and Sarah Ruble (Religion)

Kate Knutson and Sarah Ruble led a session at the 36th Annual Conference of the First Year Experience. The session was entitled “Using Peer Mentors for Advising in the First-Term Seminar” and focused on recent efforts at Gustavus to improve advising outcomes by incorporating peer mentors into FTS classes and developing an advising curriculum.