‘Student Activities’ Category

An innovation Phoenix from the ashes: Pike Place Market

Lots of people come to Pike Place Market to see the famed fishmongers throwing fish back and forth over the counter, but probably way fewer realize how close to the brink of demolition the Market came in its up-and-down history. The internment of Japanese-Americans affected the majority of vendors at the Market, and it was […]

Seattle J-Term: first time is the charm for students

It’s taken me four trips to Seattle to see Mt. Rainier, but students got to see the monster peak on only Day 2 of their first time in Seattle!

Visiting with history: Bainbridge Island

We took advantage of a rare bluebird sky day in Seattle to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, the site of some of Seattle’s most important economic and social history. Bainbridge was a key in Washington State’s timber industry and Seattle would look very different today if Bainbridge’s lumber had not been so available […]

Seattle J-Term: Amazon’s creativity in retailing & standing out from the crowd, by Shelby Pankratz

    First thing in the morning we set off for Amazon headquarters. We met our Seattle site-host, Kari Petrasek ’93 downtown, before hopping on a street car which sent us directly north to Amazon’s Houdini building. After checking in and watching one Amazonian after another start their work day with their dog in tow […]

‘Tis the season.. for community-based learning project wrap ups

Nope—not presents or Christmas trees—but final presentations for the projects our Management students have been working on all semester. Gusties in Organizational Behavior clearly took their community partnerships seriously when they presented to their clients on Thursday, the City of St. Peter’s Administrator Todd Prafke and Finance Director Paula O’Connell. Students’ projects included revamping the […]

(Yet) Another NCAA chance for leadership and inclusion

Last weekend I had the extraordinary opportunity to deliver a TED Talk, at Gustavus’ TEDx Conference (kudos to David Newell and his team of students and volunteers, BTW) about some findings from a long-term research project examining workplace religious discrimination over the last 15 years. In analyzing 15 years of high-level court decisions in the […]

Management students help young shelter residents thrive

Another great semester thanks to open-minded Organizational Behavior students and my community partner for the fall, Partners for Affordable Housing in Mankato! Working with PAH Coordinator Onnie Brodkorb and her organization has helped enact one of my key community-based learning goals: move beyond the limitations of semester-long projects to get real change initiatives going and […]

Gusties making a difference: Ensuring fresh water in India

While Professor Paul Estenson retained his whiskers, the fresh water campaign from our Global Entrepreneurship in India students netted $400– an amazing tally for such a short time window. Here is what Paul said about the partnership between the GEI students and our Gusties here in St. Peter: Today we raised $400 for our fellow […]

Community partners come to campus for project presentations

Representing a significant time, talent and development investment, three community partners came to Beck Hall to hear Organizational Behavior students’ final project presentations. Members of Lifeworks, the Gustavus G-Club, and the American Swedish Institute all cheerfully came to Beck 301 to learn not only of their own project outcomes, but to hear and participate in […]

Accretive Health

Kathi Tunheim, Assistant Professor of Management, was invited by Tina Semsch ’11 and Nina Boldt ’11 who both work as Business Analysts at Accretive Health in Minneapolis. She was asked to facilitate a two hour meeting by their female employees about how to work more effectively and successfully in the business environment. Kathi shared the […]