‘news and events’ Category

Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference

The Gustavus Political Science department is hosting an undergraduate research conference today and tomorrow. All are welcome to go hear the panel presentations. More details available on the calendar and through the Political Science department.

Farming Forward – student/faculty film to be shown

Last summer, Martin Lang (communication studies professor) and Ethan Marxhausen (current sophomore majoring in political science and English) began working on a documentary about sustainable farming. Their work was supported by a Gustavus Presidential Faculty/Student Collaboration Grant. The two have continued their work on this film throughout the past academic year and showed it at […]

Celebration of Creative Inquiry — call for abstracts

The deadline for submitting projects for this year’s Celebration of Creative Inquiry is Friday, March 19th. The Celebration itself will be held April 30th, 5 – 7 pm. Rainy days mean it is time for spring, and spring means it is time for the Celebration of Creative Inquiry! The Celebration is a showcase of student […]

Snapshots of student/faculty research in J-term

January term is a time for experiential learning on this campus, and for some students and faculty, that means it’s a great time for research, scholarship, and creative work. One day near the end of J-term, I took a walk around Nobel Hall and visited some research-based courses and some students doing independent studies. I’ll […]

Some recent news items on student research

Once in a while I like to use this blog to share some links to blog posts and news stories about student research at Gustavus, especially stories I hadn’t covered here already. Let me know if I’ve missed your favorite story, but here are a few that I’ve read this fall/winter: Involvement at Its Finest […]

Gustavus students and faculty at the Fringe Festival

There have already been multiple stories and blog posts about Gustavus’s most recent production at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, but I just want to add my two cents on it! First, if you’ve somehow missed it, the play is A Mother for Choco (and Other Mother Stories), adapted by Theatre professor Amy Seham from the […]

Gustavus biochemists travel to Protein Society meeting

Biochemistry professor Brenda Kelly and two of her research students, Colin Boettcher (’09) and Chelsea Koepsell traveled to Boston last month to present their results at the Protein Society meeting. The Protein Society is an international organization for researchers who study proteins– this is a big society and a big international conference. Their research was […]

Summer Salon #2: Vietnam and forgiveness in politics

Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science) sends the following invitation:    It’s time for Summer Salon #2, celebrating the research collaboration between students and faculty happening on campus this summer….. As Martin Lang said in the invitation to the first salon – this is for anyone who likes to talk about smart stuff even if you don’t know […]

Summer Salon #1: The Future of Food

Martin Lang (communication studies) sends along the following invitation: Fellow scholars, researchers, and people who like to talk about smart stuff even if you don’t know a lot about it: Please join Ethan Marxhausen and me, Martin Lang (as well as perennial hostess Brandy Russell) for the first Summer Salon: Monday, July 13 3:30 Phi […]

Faculty/Student Summer Research at Gustavus

The Excellence story about summer research on the front page of the Gustavus web site reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write a post about our summer research community on campus. This summer we have 34 students working with 21 faculty members on Gustavus-based research projects.  By my count, nine different departments (biology, chemistry, […]