Archive for Mara Klein

Gift provides new seating in Anderson Theatre

The Evelyn Anderson Theatre got a major upgrade this summer: brand new seats. A $20,000 gift from Marion Myrland Johnson x’51 and John Johnson made the purchase possible. The previous seats were the originals installed when the theatre was built in the 1970’s nearly a half century ago. Now thanks to the Johnsons, along with […]

Daniel Felton ’15 on his new saxophone gospel album and life as a music educator

It’s difficult to describe the work of Daniel Felton ’15 concisely. He’s a music educator, but he’s also a self-taught organ-playing church music director. He’s a composer and arranger, but he’s also a talented saxophone player and drummer.  Now he can add another credential to his list. Felton released a unique album of gospel saxophone […]

Grant provides opportunities for collaborative student research in the arts

Sara Cronk '22 (left) and Lauren Buss '23 (right) are working on summer research in theatre and music thanks to the Robert and Cindy Peterson Summer Research Fellowship. Sara Cronk ’22 had decided on a chemistry major as a first year student at Gustavus. As part of her financial aid package, she was granted a […]

Five Questions with Katie Kangas ’10

Gustavus Adolphus College studio art and art history alumna Katie Kangas ’10 took a few minutes to talk with us about starting her own architecture firm, Pasque Architecture, and what she’s been up to since graduation. While a student at Gustavus, Kangas took advantage of all that the liberal arts had to offer. She toured […]

Senior Spotlight: Emily Logan

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Emily Logan is a studio art major from Cambridge, Minn. Next fall she plans to continue developing her art portfolio and eventually attend graduate school for art conservation. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers has worked […]

“The Mother Courage Project” brings innovation and creativity to the stage

The three-inch model of the set created by Nicole Meyer '20, complete with propaganda posters and figurines of the actors. Everything about this year’s Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance production of Bertolt Brecht’s war-time play Mother Courage is a little unorthodox: 10 directors, a three-inch scale model of the set, and original […]

Senior Spotlight: Gunnar Olav Van Guilder

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Gunnar Olav Van Guilder is a studio art major from Hudson, Wis. Next fall he plans to look for art-related work and eventually attend graduate school. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers saw Gunnar’s potential right […]

Senior Spotlight: Coleden Wedge

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Coleden Wedge is a music education major from Saint Bonifacius, Minn. Next fall he plans to student teach and then find an instrumental music education position before pursuing graduate school. Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music […]

Senior Spotlight: Nicole Meyer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Nicole Meyer is a studio art and theatre honors major from St. Michael, Minn. Her job at Glacier National Park this summer has been cancelled due to the virus, so now she is hoping to land a job or […]

Senior Spotlight: Jana Blomberg

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Jana Blomberg is a studio art major and mathematics minor from Plymouth, Minn. Next fall she is hoping to find a job and continue to create art. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers, says she has […]