International photo contest winners

The Center for International and Cultural Education sponsors an International Photo Contest annually. Photos are submitted by students who have studied abroad in the past two years. The Gustavus community votes on the photos, and the winning photos are displayed in the Campus Center hallway, this year starting Nov. 18. Pictured are the top three in the popular vote. Winners in the other categories were … Continue reading International photo contest winners

Explore the International Festival

The International Festival, a culmination of cultural education and entertainment, is returning to the Gustavus campus to give the community an opportunity to experience a world of diversity. The festival, scheduled for Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m., will be hosted in Alumni Hall. This annual event is an outlet for students with diverse cultural backgrounds, international students and those who have studied abroad to share … Continue reading Explore the International Festival

Campus forum brings two hours of conversation

Two months ago, a Gustavus student posted two videos on YouTube of footage taken at the school’s first-year orientation. The videos were of two skits shown to incoming first-years: “The Inside Scoop” presented by the Peer Assistants and “E Pluribus Gustavus” by I Am We Are. The skits are intended to help “new students discuss transition and difference in lifestyles, social issues and environmental changes” … Continue reading Campus forum brings two hours of conversation

CSC, CVR and Church Relations to merge

A new college department, the Center for Servant Leadership will soon be moving into the Johnson Student Union. This department will be the result of a merging of the Community Service Center (CSC), the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR) and the Office of Church Relations. These three departments have existed separately for many years and are coming together to serve as a collaborative vocation and … Continue reading CSC, CVR and Church Relations to merge

Rob Ward – Not an act

First-year Rob Ward is someone to keep your eye on … in the best way of course. Rob is extremely involved in the theatrical performing arts, and his interest in pursuing a theatre major was an influential factor in his choosing Gustavus. The Illinois native from the Chicago suburbs grew up watching classic films, picking up on the voices and carrying out imitations of the … Continue reading Rob Ward – Not an act

Highly caffeinated comedy

Triple Espresso is a comedy show about three men’s search for fame, which ends in disaster on national television. Butternut, a musician, Maxwell, a magician, and Bean, an entertainer, allow the audience to relive their backwards climb down the ladder of success. The campus Activities Board (CAB)will bring students to Triple Espresso, a comedy show in Minneapolis on Dec. 10 at 8:00 p.m. CAB will … Continue reading Highly caffeinated comedy

Gustavus theatre is getting even stronger

The Department of Theater and Dance is pleased to present the first installment of its Theatre Gallery project. It includes two productions put on entirely by students, a one-act play entitled The Stronger (Den Strakare in Swedish). The Stronger was written by Swedish playwright August Strindberg in 1890 and is now directed and translated by Junior Theatre and Scandinavian Studies Major Ethan Bjelland. The play … Continue reading Gustavus theatre is getting even stronger

Shakespeare’s greatest hits

The 14 students in Professor Amy Seham’s Shakespeare Performance class will be performing a showcase, a compilation of numerous Shakespeare works, for the Gustavus community in December. “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits,” is what Seham is calling the upcoming Showcase. Each year, Seham teaches a theatre performance class centered on a specific topic. Last year’s topic was the “physical theatre project.” The purpose of the course is … Continue reading Shakespeare’s greatest hits

Route system trial period for Gus Bus

From December 3 to January 22, the Gus Bus will be operating a little differently. After much deliberation within Student Senate and the campus community at large, Senate has decided to implement a six-week trial period in which the bus will run on a strictly route-based system, in contrast to the current “dial-a-ride” system. Discussions about a change to the current system were initiated after … Continue reading Route system trial period for Gus Bus