Archive for December, 2009

Chester Johnson, Professor Emeritus, passed away Dec. 8

Chester Johnson, who founded the Gustavus Geology Department in 1940, died December 8 at age 96.  He retired from teaching in 1978, but continued working for the college until 2001.  Here is a brief excerpt from a letter written by Joe Carlson, also Prof. Emeritus in Geology: “…Chet was my biggest hero.  He was perhaps […]

Mark Johnson revisits GAC for an icy talk

Prof. Mark Johnson, who taught at GAC for many years before moving to Sweden in 2005, was back for a quick visit last Monday.  He spoke about his recent research on Icelandic glaciers, and showed some amazing photos of recently exposed glacial terrain.