‘Student & Faculty highlights’ Category
Junior Geography major Will Metcalf is one of three Wallenberg Scholars from Gustavus who are working in Sweden this January. Will is working at Green Tech Park, a sustainable business park which works on regional and national sustainable development projects. In particular, Will is studying biogas technology in the private sector and renewable energy strategy […]
My study of how friends and family provided material assistance to survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and how formal disaster aid groups might learn from these informal sector aid systems, is now available online (for free, for now) from the Overseas Development Institute. A summary of the study is below. Formal and informal […]
Many of you will remember Dr. Thomas Sigler who was a Visiting Professor of Geography at Gustavus (2011-12) and is now in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Queensland in Australia. The 2012 Gustavus January Term course he taught, The City as Image, the City as Subject, is the subject […]
By Gustavus Geography major Brian Zabel (’14). Growing up in St. Paul, MN, Dr. Ryan Bergstrom started his journey to Gustavus after graduating from nearby Mahtomedi High School. He then spent some time at Lakewood Community College/Century College where he pursued a business degree. During his pursuit of a business degree, Ryan spent several years […]
By Mitch Nelson (’14), Geography and Economics Major Join in a welcome for the new Visiting Assistant Geography Professor, Dr. Joaquín Villanueva. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Villanueva achieved his B.A. in French and Italian with a minor in Geography from the University of Puerto Rico. During his time at the […]
Geography and Environmental Studies major Meg Wika (’14) spent this past summer working for Barr Engineering in Minneapolis as a GIS intern. Her internship is currently being featured on the Gustavus homepage here.
While a geography major at Gustavus Adolphus College, Lauren Anderson showed str0ng interest in issues of international development. Her passions fit with the Gustavus core values of service, diversity, and justice. Now she has been accepted into the Peace Corps and has been invited to am assignment as a teacher/collaborator and community facilitator in Thailand. […]
Dr. Joaquín Villanueva will join the Gustavus Geography Department in fall 2013 as a visiting assistant professor. Joaquín Villanueva comes to us from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where he served as a lecturer in geography. Joaquín Villanueva obtained his Ph.D. in geography at Syracuse University, working under Dr. Don Mitchell. Dr. Villanueva’s doctoral […]
Fourteen geography majors participated in this year’s Celebration of Creative Inquiry at Gustavus. Here is a sample of some of their studies.
The annual Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) was held at Macalester College on Saturday, April 28, 2013. Gustavus Geography Professors Drs. Bjelland, Versluis, and Bergstrom attended along with eleven Geography majors. Senior Matt Bye gave an excellent presentation on the spatial distribution of Twin Cities evangelical church members, a study he has conducted with Dr. […]