Archive for 2021

Alumni Spotlight!

Author, Lillie Ortloff, History Major, ‘22 My name is Lillie Ortloff and I am a junior history major at Gustavus.  I serve as the student lead worker in the History Department. Over the next semester, the student workers in the Department will be highlighting history alumni who have gone into careers as historians, some as […]

A Look into Black History Month, in the Past and the Present

Author: Kelsey Walock, History Major Federally recognized in February since the 1970s, Black History Month celebrates and notes African Americans’ contributions to history and society, often recognizing aspects of history that may have historically been overshadowed. However, the concept goes as far back as 1926. Carter G. Woodson, a Black historian, proposed “Negro History Week” […]

A Closer Look at Greg Kaster’s “Learning for Life @ Gustavus” Podcast

Written by Kelsey Walock, Current History Major at Gustavus The jazz opening of Gregory Kaster’s “Learning for Life @ Gustavus” podcast immediately directs the audience’s expectations to a lively hour of conversation on liberal arts. In the podcast’s trailer, Kaster describes a desire for a “series highlighting the diverse and creative work and thinking that […]