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Mtisi inspires joy, learning

Luther College Chips, Dec 4, 2014

Richard Mtisi

Students and faculty colleagues talk about Luther College professor Richard Mtisi's teaching style and impact on the college. Mtisi (photo at right) will serve as Faculty Program Director of the spring 2015  ACM Botswana: Development in Southern Africa program. Read more about Richard Mtisi and the Botswana Program.

Gundersens gift $500,000 to MC

Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail, Nov 19, 2014

Monmouth College graduate Joan Rezner Gundersen and her husband, Robert, have made a $500,000 estate gift to the college that will go toward the history department and the library. Recognized as a pioneer in the women's studies movement, Gundersen has taught at St. Olaf College and California State University-San Marcos and has served as a consultant on women's studies. She said her career outlook was forever changed by participating in ACM's Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities in Chicago. Her original plan was to be a high school history teacher, but the experience at the Newberry Library got her "hooked" on research.

International conservation journal highlights St. Olaf researchers

St. Olaf College website, Oct 16, 2014

Revista de Biologia Tropical

An international conservation journal recently highlighted the research that three St. Olaf College students and Professor of Biology Kathy Shea conducted in Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical, an international journal of tropical conservation and biology, published a special volume dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the ACM Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities program.

Kraaz Examines Connections between Music and Art

Ripon College website, Oct 6, 2014

Sarah Kraaz

A semester in Italy with the Florence Program has led to a new research subject for Ripon College music professor Sarah Kraaz. She presented results from that research with "Music for the Queen of Heaven in 15th Century Italian Paintings" at the Southeast College Art Conference this month in Sarasota, FL. As a Visiting Affiliated Scholar with the Florence Program in 2012, Kraaz began a collaboration with art history instructor Dr. Gail Solberg, and she will again serve as the program's Visiting Affiliated Scholar in fall 2016.

SJP graduate wins short story contest

St. Cloud (MN) Times, Apr 27, 2014

Zoey Slater

Zoey Slater of St. Cloud was one of two students to earn top honors in the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Midwest Nick Adams Short Story Contest for her story, "The Fawn." She attends St. Olaf College and is a graduate of St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville, MN.

Only human

University of Chicago Magazine, Jan-Feb/2014, Jan 22, 2014

Russell Tuttle, staff, and students in Tanzaniz

Profile of longtime University of Chicago anthropology professor Russell H. Tuttle, his career, and his new book, Apes and Human Evolution. Tuttle was instrumental in the creation of the ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program and served as its first Visiting Faculty Director in fall 1998. The photo shows Tuttle (back row, right) with students and program staff in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998.

Knox College Remembers Lexie Kamerman

Knox College website, Jan 20, 2014

Remembrance by the Knox College community of 2008 graduate Lexie Kamerman, who was among 21 people killed in an attack on a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 17. Kamerman, a participant in the fall 2006 ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program, went to Afghanistan to build the student development program at the American University.

St. Paul's Abby Guthmann Wins Grand Prize in Photo Contest

readMedia, Jan 14, 2014

Abby Guthmann

Lawrence University senior Abby Guthmann, from St. Paul, MN, earned Grand Prize honors in the recent ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Her winning photo, "Girls in the Shambass," was selected from among 109 submissions by students participating in off-campus study programs. Guthmann (shown at right) took the photo while participating in the ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program.

Tanzanian experience launches Peace Corps career for McDonell grad

The Chippewa Herald online, Jan 9, 2014

Valerie Nelson in Tanzania

Article about Valerie Nelson, a Lawrence University graduate who is serving as a Community Health Educator with the Peace Corps in Cameroon. She credits her experience on the fall 2010 ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program for her career path. Read Nelson's blog from the Tanzania Program.

Macalester hosts first online course in mathematics

The Mac Weekly, Oct 18, 2013

Calculus: A Modeling Approach

A look at the pilot online course, Calculus: A Modeling Approach, offered by ACM this past summer and taught by professors Chad Topaz (Macalester College) and Kristina Garrett (St. Olaf College), with comments from Topaz and a student who took the course.