The Gustavian Weekly

2009 May

Campus reacts to swine flu pandemic

As cases of the Swine Flu (H1N1) started to appear in Minnesota, Gustavus decided it would not take any chances. “A campus team, including senior staff, faculty and health personnel, is meeting regularly to assess the evolving situation and to determine appropriate College responses,” said President Jack Ohle in an e-mail to the Gustavus community.

Leaps and bounds: Gustavus Parkour Society

If the next time you are making your way to the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, you happen across a few students hurling their bodies over the concrete wall that runs from the sidewalk to the front doors, do not be […]

Hannah Wunsch: Ending on a high note

The next time you are in the basement of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, check out the computer by the first printer to your left. This is the favorite study spot of Senior History and Music Honors Major Hannah Wunsch. […]

Symphony Orchestra to perform during Senior Week

As trumpets blare and cymbals crash, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will end another year of performances with its Season Finale on Saturday, May 30. The event,  held every year during Senior Week as a way of sending off the graduating […]

This I believe

I am collecting beautiful things. Mix CDs, photographs. Catalpa pods and campfire smoke. Spontaneous sing-alongs and potentially embarrassing dance-scapades. Late nights with deep mugs of coffee, sunsets on Physical Plant Mountain and dirt under my fingernails. And wind. It’s about […]

Closing thoughts

During an interview last week with television personality Charles Grodin, Fox News’ Sean Hannity agreed to be water-boarded for charity. A bold pledge no one is sure to hold him to, but it is an interesting one to think about. […]

May 15, 2009 PDF

Big Hill Farm: Students work to reap what they sow

Ever wonder where your food comes from? Saturday, May 9 will see the inauguration of Big Hill Farm. Gustavus students will work on this one and half acre plot of land in an endeavor to organically harvest crops that will be consumed by the Gustavus community. In an age when the idea of living a little more organically and environmentally friendly has become of great concern, Big Hill Farm is a student organization that has pledged to aid Gustavus in this process.

Academic Deans resign

The Gustavus faculty received an e-mail from Provost Mary Morton Tuesday, May 5 regarding the resignation of both of the College’s academic deans, Mariangela Maguire and Eric Eliason.

According to the e-mail Maguire and Eliason “have resigned their positions as Academic Deans and will return to their faculty positions for the Fall semester 2009.” Eliason will return to the Department of English, and Maguire will return to the Department of Communication Studies after a sabbatical leave during Fall Semester.

Professor Cindy Johnson-Groh receives Fulbright grant

Pack up your wide-brimmed hats and your elephant rifles: we’re going on a safari. Over the course of our trip, we will encounter just about every animal you have seen in The Lion King and on the Discovery Channel, climb an active volcano and interact with a culture that has never seen cell phones. Sound like fun … or are you still apprehensive about making it back alive?