‘Grants’ Category

Dave Stamps (Music) and Mara Klein (Marketing and Communication)

Dave Stamps and Mara Klein received a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation to help support the 2019 Jazz Jamboree, an event which invites area high school jazz bands and their directors for a day of jazz performance, masterclasses, and a community concert featuring jazz headliners and the Gustavus Jazz Band.

Laura Triplett (Geology)

Laura Triplett received a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency, funded by the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. In collaboration with Gustavus colleagues and partners at Great River Greening and the Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District, Laura will conduct this four-year, nearly $804,000 project which will include […]

Amanda Nienow (Chemistry)

Amanda Nienow received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Environmental Chemical Science program for her three-year project: Determination of the Kinetic Expressions and Mechanisms of the Photochemical Degradation and Oxidation of Dicamba. Amanda will research the processes influencing interactions of this herbicide in environmental and agricultural settings.

Scott Bur (Chemistry)

Scott Bur was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Chemistry of Life program to support his three year research project: Applications of 19F NMR to evaluate non-human bromodomain molecular recognition. Scott’s research aims to better understand genetic mechanisms in parasites that cause disease, specifically the malaria-causing P. Falciparum.

Jeff La Frenierre (Geography)

Jeff La Frenierre has received funding from the National Science Foundation Hydrologic Sciences program to continue his research in Ecuador, collaborating with his colleagues from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and The Pennsylvania State University. The three year project is entitled “Collaborative Research: Determining the eco-hydrogeologic response of tropical glacierized watersheds to climate change: An […]

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music)

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan was awarded the 2017 Artist Initiative for Performing Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She published a new CD, Left, Alone–Piano Music for the Left Hand and performed a fundraising concert for Children’s Hospital with works from the disc. Conductor Ruth Lin, of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, supported the fundraising concert and […]

Kathleen Keller (History)

Kathleen Keller was awarded a $6,000 grant by the American Philosophical Society for summer research in French archives on her new project, “Prince, Wizard, and Marabout: an African Life in Twentieth-Century France”

Melissa Rolnick (Theatre and Dance)

Melissa Rolnick received a Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Mid-Artist Grant from funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.

Heidi Meyer (Nursing)

Heidi Meyer received a Bremer Trust Fund grant to purchase a high-fidelity pediatric mannequin and additional supplies to furnish a simulation suite. This grant will help furnish one of the three simulation suites that the nursing department uses for innovative and engaged teaching and learning activities.

Betsy Byers (Art and Art History)

Betsy Byers received a Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Professional Mid-Career Artist Grant. The grant funding awarded will be used to create work based on the melting glaciers at Glacier National Park. Paintings will be exhibited at Rosalux Gallery in a solo exhibition in February of 2018.