Honoring a friend

By Kristin Johnson Bobbi (Jarvis) Mason and Greta (Magnuson) Shawstad had an extraordinary friendship. And it started when the elementary education majors met by chance at MSUM in the 1960s. They became friends when alphabetical seating charts forced them to sit by each other in class; their relationship deepened in the years after graduation even as they lived thousands of […]

Gietzen awarded Minnesota Gerontological Society scholarship

Luke Gietzen, a senior majoring in both Gerontology and Psychology, has been awarded a highly competitive Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in […]