The Gustavian Weekly

2009 December

2009 web traffic statistics

As 2009 comes to a close, The Gustavian Weekly would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit our home on the web this year. We use Google Analytics to keep track of how many people are […]

Dec. 11 PDF

Swedish connection celebrated

The Scandinavian Studies Department will host its annual Yule Tide Breakfast Dec. 15 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the Jackson Campus Center banquet rooms. Gustavus’ annual Yule breakfast is a traditional event that has been held since the mid-1980s.

How private is the net?

As students continue to become more connected through the Internet, they have a reason to be concerned about their privacy while on they are online. The College, music companies, Facebook friends and others have access to information about Gustavus students. […]

Mein major is gone

In November 2008, a proposal to discontinue the German major and minor was made to the faculty. The discontinuation, finalized in the spring of 2009, left somewhat of a sour aftertaste in the mouths of some members of the Gustavus […]

Falling Awake debuts Dec. 10

Dec. 10 through 13 the Gustavus  Department of Theatre and Dance will present its Physical Theater Project Falling Awake. The play will be performed at 8:00 p.m. Dec. 10-12 and at 2:00 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets are sold out. An […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel: a liturgy of letters and carols

Last week was host to one of Gustavus’ finest traditions—Christmas in Christ Chapel. This year’s service was centered around various letters reflecting on the importance of Christmas. Members of the Gustavus community read letters from the likes of Garrison Keillor, […]

Kirstin Smedstad: Leading students through Habitat for Humanity

Senior Nursing Major Kirstin Smedstad is full of life and wants to make a difference in the world. During her first year at Gustavus, she became involved in Habitat for Humanity by going on the Spring Break Work Trip to […]

2009 Firethorne release party is a success

Last Tuesday marked the release of the 2009 fall edition of Gustavus’ literary magazine Firethorne. The Courtyard Café was host to students involved with, published in and fans of the publication. Many students read their work aloud and discussed the […]

Blind-sided by inspiration

As Sandra Bullock’s character, Leigh Anne Tuohy, begins narrating at the beginning of the movie in a corny and forced Southern drawl, the film appeared headed for nothing short of an apocalyptic disaster to the tune of 2012. However, as […]