Archive for March, 2024

Alex Buresh ’26

 “[Political Science faculty] have all been so kind, and I know that if I need help in the future, whether for a reference or even just advice, I could go to any of them.” With her parents always calling her the “how bout girl”, Alex feels that she has been predestined to go into Political […]

Eleanor Charlson ’26

“[Professor Sarah Hauss]  is a great instructor and deeply cares about her students’ interests and well-being, she provides such a thorough education that allows students to have incredible opportunities outside of campus.” As a Psychology and Sociology major, Eleanor has still been able to involve herself with the Theatre & Dance Department as a Dance […]

Lily-Marie Antoine ’26

“The French department is a welcoming and educational space with an amazing staff and student body.” As a Biology major pursuing a veterinary career, Lily-Marie decided to pursue an additional French major due to an interest in the language and culture. Previously attending a French immersion school, Lily-Marie wanted to continue learning the language, as […]

Carter Bach ’25

“In many courses, part of the learning process is sharing personal experiences that have relevance to the topic at hand.” Coming to Gustavus intending to become a Business Major, Carter quickly realized that this was not his path and decided to take courses in other departments. After taking intro classes within the Sociology & Anthropology […]

Dr. Paul Finkelman

“A Covenant with Death – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” While Greg is absorbed in teaching and grading the last two weeks of fall semester 2022, we are offering some memorable past episodes of the podcast. In this one, Dr. Paul Finkelman, distinguished historian of slavery and the law and the spring 2023 […]

Dr. Peg O’Connor

“Wittgenstein, Addiction, and Recovery – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Dr. Peg O’Connor, Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus, talks about teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic, her background and fascination with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and his thought, what it means to be a philosopher, her alcoholism and sobriety, bringing […]

Dr. Hagar Attia

“Purity, Protection, and Preservation – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Dr. Hagar Attia of the Gustavus Communication Studies Department on growing up as an Egyptian American, her path from sociology to graduate work in communication, the focus and findings of her recently completed doctoral dissertation on “fundamentalist argumentation,” public deliberation (including her department’s co-curricular program […]

Dr. Colleen Stockmann

“Potted Plants, Tenements, and Colors – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Dr. Colleen Stockmann of the Gustavus Art and Art History Department on her background and path to art historian, including her undergraduate years at a liberal arts college, the unplanned origins of her PhD research on the plant drawings of William Trost Richards, her […]

Professor Philip Voight

“Communication Studies, Reality TV, and Studying Away in Vietnam- Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Professor Philip Voight of the Communication Studies Department at Gustavus on his background in South St. Paul, MN, his path to forensics and communication studies, researching political advertising, teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant innovations in his methods, […]

Dr. Darsa Donelan

“Science Does Not Just Happen in a Silo – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Award-winning teacher Dr. Darsa Donelan of the Gustavus Physics Department and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program on their path to science, physics, and the Gustavus faculty, the influence of their grandmother Jane and other important women mentors on their interests […]