I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College this Sunday, May 27 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. I really enjoyed my time at Gustavus; and the ceremony was really nice, despite a high temperature in the upper 80s.

Take a look at some photos members of my family took during the celebration.

Best of Midwest website award

I attended the Associated Collegiate Press Best of Midwest journalism conference in Minneapolis this past weekend along with four other members of The Weekly staff.

It was interesting. There were a lot of sessions on new media, relevant to what I do.

At the conference, publications were given the opportunity to submit their work in a convention contest. I am excited to note that The Weekly received a fifth place award for its website. See the complete contest results.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted story ideas, commented on the site, written articles, or otherwise helped in the process. We appreciate your contributions.

I should also note that Gustavus was recently recognized by as being a top social media institution.