Archive for May, 2022

Intersections: Number 55 (Spring 2022)

Intersections a publication of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU) that considers the “intersection” of faith, learning, and the vocation of Lutheran higher education. This Spring’s issue is entitled, “Called and Empowered (and Assessed).” In it, our colleagues from across NECU share some of the creative ways that they are educating for vocation and assessing […]

Lauren Hecht, 2022 Carlson Award Winner, Psychological Science Department

I have the privilege of introducing the winner of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. The winner of this award is selected from among nominations submitted by students, faculty, and staff and it is the highest honor awarded to Gustavus faculty. Thank you for your attention as I introduce you to my colleague. […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kjerstin Moody

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) chaired the panel “Postmodern Ecologies” at the annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also took part in a two-day visit to the island of St. Croix, a former colony of Denmark and current territory of the United States, facilitated and […]

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Erik Gulbranson (Geology), Morgan Mellum ’23, Aidan Dahlseid ’21 et al. have a paper entitled “Paleoclimate-induced stress on polar forested ecosystems prior to the Permian–Triassic mass extinction” accepted for publication in the journal Scientific Reports. In part, this paper is the culmination of Morgan Mellum’s FYRE project from the summer of 2020, whereas Aidan Dahlseid […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kathleen Keller

Kathleen Keller (History) published a book review in H-France Review of the book Marianne is Watching: Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and the Origins of the French Surveillance State by Deborah Bauer. H-France Review is “the premier review program for newly published books on Francophone history and culture in the Anglophone world.”

Faculty Spotlight: Jill Locke

Jill Locke (Political Science) was interviewed on WCCO Radio by Jearlyn Steele on Sunday, May 8, about the recent Supreme Court leak regarding Roe v. Wade. The interview is available online.

Thia Cooper, 2022 Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award Winner

Thia Cooper (Religion) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award. Presented each year at Honors Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly achievements.

Darsa Donelan, 2022 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Winner

Darsa Donelan (Physics) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching. The award honors the memory of two Gustavus students and members of the Student Senate, Greg Swenson and Holly Bunn, who were killed in a car accident in 1989. Presented each year at Honors Day, this is the only […]

Mayra Taylor, 2022 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence Winner

Mayra Taylor (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus non-tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions to teaching and learning.

Shu-Ling Wang, 2022 Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award Winner

Shu-Ling Wang (Economics and Management) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award. Presented each year at the final faculty meeting, this award recognizes a Gustavus faculty member for an outstanding peer-reviewed publication that contributes to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College.