Archive for June, 2022

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Senior Spotlight: Lucy Callendar

Lucy Callendar is an Honor’s Theatre and Spanish double major from Grand Marais, Minnesota. In the fall she will be attending graduate school at the University of Texas. Professor Larissa McConnell says that “Lucy started in the costume shop completely unaware that she was going to excel at costume technology. She grappled with the concept […]

Senior Spotlight: Jessica Logue

Jessica Logue is a Music and Psychology major from Chaska, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Symphony, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and chamber music ensembles. Professor Ruth Lin says “Jess works hard and is persistent. I hope that she has the opportunity to go after what she wants to do in the future.” We […]

Senior Spotlight: Kjerstin Anderson

Kjerstin Anderson is a Theatre major and Studio Art minor from Owatonna, Minnesota. In the future she plans to attend graduate school for costume design at the University of Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Larissa McConnell describes Kjerstin as “an absolute delight with a unique laugh that lights up a room. The costume shop has benefited […]

Senior Spotlight: Livija Shaeffer

Līvija Shaeffer is a Studio Art major from Lincoln, Nebraska. Associate Professor Art Betsy Byers had the following to say about Livija, “Livija combines material and image in surprising ways. She has been a presence in the art department since her first year and is our go-to student for talking with new students.” We asked […]

Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Goulding

Jennifer Golding is an Instrumental Music Education major from Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and the Gustavus Flute Choir. Professor Heidi Miller says “Jenny has absolutely blossomed as a musician and a human in the time I have known Jenny at Gustavus. It has been thrilling […]

Senior Spotlight: Jenna Kavouras

Jenna Kavouras is a Music major and Management minor from Prior Lake, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble. Professor James Patrick Miller says “Jenna is a truly excellent student and person, asks great questions, and seeks-out unique opportunities for herself. She will go far in the field of […]

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Saunders

Hannah Saunders is a Biology and Dance Honors double major from Lakeville, Minnesota. In the future she wants to continue working in the biology field and potentially attend graduate school. Professor Melissa Rolnick says that “Hannah has been an outstanding student contributing to and serving the dance program in multiple ways. She has proven herself […]

Senior Spotlight: Heather Holten

Heather Holten is a Studio Art major from Los Angeles, California. In the future, she plans to pursue face and body piercing. Professor Lower had the following to add about Holten: “With COVID blanketing our student body over the past couple years students were faced with increased anxiety and isolation. Heather met these challenges utilizing […]

Senior Spotlight: Isabella La Manca

Isabella La Marca is a Vocal Music Education from Bloomington, Minnesota. She performed with the Social Justice Choir, the Choir of Christ Chape, the Gustavus Choir, and vocal ensembles. Professor Patricia Snapp says “Izzy has a big heart and cares deeply about her vocal study. I will miss her wonderful energy in her voice lessons […]

Senior Spotlight: Gretchen Van Ess

Gretchen Van Ess is a Studio Art and Psychology double major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the future she wants to have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and develop a private practice. Professor Lowe describes Gretchan as “an example of what we sometimes see with the double majors. She really engages in the artistic formalities of […]