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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. 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 […]

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. Whitney Dirks

“Monstrosity, Freakery, and Print Culture in Early Modern England – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Dr. Whitney Dirks, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Gustavus Department of History, talks about her young “gender bending” acting in Shakespeare plays, her self-designed interdisciplinary major in Renaissance and Theater Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin, her research on […]

Dr. Martha Ndakalako

“From Young Namibian Reader to Gustavus Professor of Comparative Literature – Listen to the Learning for Life Podcast” Dr. Martha Ndakalako joined the Gustavus English Department in 2021 and talks in this episode about growing up in the De Beers mining town of Oranjemund in Namibia, her early love of reading, her “complicated” (aka interesting) path to […]

Kate Dario

Kate Dario, class of 2024, talks about her background as an adoptee from India growing up in St. Paul, her path to Gustavus and her major in Communication Studies and minors in Art Administration and Theater Design and Technology, the campus Compassion Initiative which she organized, the Gustavus Adoption, Recognition, Community organization, her involvement in […]

Sam Mendoza ’14

This Outdoors Enthusiast Learned To Love The Arboretum As a Student. He Has Returned To Help The Community Love It Too. If campus were a gigantic house, the Arb would be its front porch. That’s what Mendoza believes. “It’s that space between public and private. It’s the perfect area to welcome people from the Saint […]