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Faculty Spotlight: Heidi Meyer

Heidi Meyer (Nursing) and Payton Simon ’23 were interviewed in a KEYC news segment about the expansion of the Gustavus nursing program and the current state of healthcare staffing in the area.

Faculty Spotlight: Pamela Conners

Pamela Conners (Communication Studies) and her students were highlighted in the St. Peter Herald for their exhibit, “Welcome New Neighbor: Refugee Resettlement in Southwest Minnesota 1948-1952,” that is currently on display at the Treaty Site History Center.

Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Heldke

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) published an essay “A Private Snack of Crackers and Butter” in the anthology Food in Memory and Imagination, edited by Beth Forrest and Greg de St. Maurice (Bloomsbury Press).

2021-22 Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture

Please join us Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Beck Hall 101 for the sixth annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture. Paschal Kyoore, Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, will present his talk entitled “Challenging the ‘Center’ in Liberal Arts Education in the USA.” President Rebecca Bergman will introduce Kyoore, and refreshments will be […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kathleen Keller

Kathleen Keller (History) wrote an analysis for the Washington Post about Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s recent trip to Commonwealth nations in the Caribbean. Keller draws on examples from India and Kenya to highlight that the carefully curated images and narratives surrounding royal visits are often at odds with the experiences of the […]

Faculty Spotlight: Marta Podemska-Mikluch

Marta Podemska-Mikluch (Economics and Management) contributed to a MoneyGeek piece discussing the pros and cons of buying health insurance plans with less expensive premiums.

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) participated in a roundtable discussion on “Ukraine in Conflict” at Minnesota State University, Mankato on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The event was covered by Today Magazine (at MSU) and the MSU Reporter.

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Morgan Mellum ’23 and Sarah Genet ’23 have been awarded a large grant from the Evolving Earth Foundation to support their summer research with Erik Gulbranson (Geology). As a collaborative proposal, this award will fund travel and laboratory expenses for both of the independent research projects for Mellum and Genet.

Faculty Spotlight: Terena Wilkens

Terena Wilkens (Theatre and Dance) co-led a workshop entitled “Excitedly Undecided: Teaching Design and Technology as a General Ed Course” at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.

Faculty Spotlight: Mimi Gerstbauer and Denis Crnković

Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science) and Denis Crnković (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) were interviewed for a recent Mankato Free Press piece about the local impacts of the war in Ukraine.