Blog for Gustavus Mathematics and Computer Science Department


Six gusties participated in the annual regional ACM programming contest at St Olaf College on Saturday October 31. There were twelve problems and they solved two. The team at St Olaf site who did best solved four problems. Participants enjoyed the rigorous brain exercise. A listing of all the scores from the region can be […]

Two “Titans of Technology” from Gustavus MCS Department

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named 18 “Titans of Technology” for 2015, and two of them received their bachelors degrees from Gustavus with majors in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics. Todd Hauschildt ’87 was honored as a “Community Hero” for his volunteer service on the GiveMN board of directors and Mark Gritter […]


Death of Terry “T.J.” Morrison

President Bergman wrote the following to the Gustavus faculty, students and staff: I am saddened to share the news that Terry Morrison, professor of math, computer science, and statistics, has died after a short and courageous battle with cancer. T.J., as he was fondly called by students and colleagues, began teaching at the College in […]

Math Contest Shirt Graces a “Modern Classic”

Spin magazine has a nice profile of Oliver Ackermann, who is pictured wearing a T-shirt from the 1979 math contest held at Gustavus Adolphus College.


Mathematical Works of Art

The stated mission of Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics at Gustavus is “to provide an excellent education in the theoretical, practical, and aesthetic aspects of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to undergraduate students.” No doubt other departments of mathematical sciences also highlight both theory and practice in their mission statements, but there can’t […]


The Man Who Knew Infinity Premieres at TIFF

The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about the life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with G. H. Hardy, opened yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film stars Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as Hardy.  The films early reviews are very positive and has already generated some Oscar buzz. […]

Statistics Major at Gustavus

With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, and with it, a statistics major at Gustavus, I thought this article was extremely interesting and timely.

She’s Finally Here

Baby Bianca Esther Frazier-First was born on Tuesday May 12 at 3:30 pm. She weighed in at 7.5 pounds and was 23 inches long. Baby, Mother (Marian Frazier of the MCS department), and Father (Craig First, Assistant Track coach at Gustavus) are all doing well. Congratulations Frazier First Family!

MCS Picnic

The MCS Department will be holding its annual end of the year picnic on Tuesday May 19 at the Linnaeus Arboretum  Interpretive Center from 5:00 to 7:00. Food and drinks will be provided. Awards will be handed out around 5:45. Attendees are encouraged to sign up on the “Sign Up Sheet” located in the lobby on […]

Retirement Reception

The MCS Department will be hosting a retirement reception to recognize Jeff Rosoff, Carolyn Dobler, and Barbara Kaiser for their many years of service. The event will take place on Monday May 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center.