‘lives’ Category

Lives of alumni, faculty, students, etc. Births, marriages, jobs, moves, deaths, etc.

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 […]

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!


Report from Budapest

Eric Hanson, class of 2016, is spending the spring semester of 2015 in Budapest, Hungary in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program. This is the first (of hopefully many) reports on his adventures abroad. The Mathematicians’ Choir  Amidst another day full of math classes, math homework, and Hungarian food, one of my math professors invited […]

Writing Prose and Writing Computer Programs

Joe Lencioni graduated from Gustavus in 2005 summa cum laude with a major in Religion, worked for the College as a software developer, then went on to do the same in the outside world. He’s now written a really nice blog post, aimed at fellow developers, with the thesis that “Writing prose can improve your programs […]

Summer 2014 Opportunities for Undergraduate Students for Training in Biostatistics

Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer of 2014. SIBS are open to all US undergraduate and beginning graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents) and are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. The programs have been very successful, […]


MCS Club Presents Wordles

At the department’s picnic, students Helen Wauck and Nate Jenson presented three framed “wordles” on behalf of the MCS Club to department members who will soon be leaving. These cluster together words often used to describe administrative assistant Linda Hewitt, who will be retiring in September, and professors Karl Knight and Choong-Soo Lee, who at […]


Cool Music App from a Gustie

Hans Anderson, a class of 2001 Computer Science major, is the lead developer behind iFretless Bass, one supercool app for making music. I can’t hope to describe it; go to their web site and view one or more of their videos, in which you’ll see and hear Hans demonstrating its responsive musicality. When not running […]

MCS Students Blog from Abroad

Four students majoring in Math and Computer Science are studying abroad this semester and at least two of them are blogging about the experience.  Math major Rebecca Anderson ’13 is writing the blog “Rebecca Goes to China” from Zhuhai, China, and Computer Science major Michael Patterson ’14 has contributed two posts so far to the […]


Alumnus Matt “Twig” Johnson in Kickstarter Video

Matt “Twig” Johnson, a CS major from the class of 2000, is visible in the promotional video on the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter project from his employer, Hidden Path Entertainment. (Hat tip: Brian Kleinke ’01 and Matthew Hirsch ’00.)