Campus utilizes security cameras in crime

As you walk throughout the Gustavus campus, a series of security cameras are watching and recording many of the steps you take. Yet, many students are unaware that this silent neighbor is watching them. “I think the only one I have seen is in the [Market Place],” First-year Amber Sanoski said. The purpose of most of the cameras at Gustavus is to record areas where … Continue reading Campus utilizes security cameras in crime

Alcohol on campus

Gustavus students are part of a trend that is appearing in colleges across the nation—students are using alcohol, legally or illegally, and some are consuming dangerous amounts. The campus has been subject to recent changes in class size, residential housing and other factors that may affect the student body’s individual choices to drink or not. While some may perceive that alcohol-involved incidents are getting worse, … Continue reading Alcohol on campus

Search for new Provost narrowing

Since this last summer the committee in charge of finding a new academic provost has been busy narrowing the search from a pool of 80 candidates. The search committee is made up of 15 people, including professors, faculty members, two students and two members of the Board of Trustees, making it a campus-wide committee. The committee was also aided in the search by a consulting … Continue reading Search for new Provost narrowing

Campus hosting three speakers

Gustavus will be the host of three different speakers next week, centralized on the topics of the regulation of food, the importance of nutrition and consumerism. Beginning on Feb. 28 through to Mar. 3, speakers will be presenting on multiple aspects of self-regulation in healthy eating (as well as buying) habits and food perspectives. On Feb. 28, Dr. Kathleen Vohs ’96, Land O’ Lakes Professor … Continue reading Campus hosting three speakers

Lydia Benge Briggs

Communication Studies Major Lydia Benge Briggs is a ball of energy. She exudes it from the moment you see her. Luckily, she has found a number of outlets for her energy, including LineUs Improv Comedy Troupe, Choir of Christ Chapel, Gustie Greeters and the theatre department. Lydia’s energy has also been recognized as a wonderful tool for creating great friendships. “Watching Lydia interact with her … Continue reading Lydia Benge Briggs

Gustavus dancers will “Balance off Center”

The Gustavus Dance Company has been working hard to put together their spring concert entitled “Balance Off Center.” The concert will have a variety of pieces choreographed by students, faculty and guest artists. The dance concert will be held in Anderson Theatre on Friday, Mar. 4 and Saturday, Mar. 5  2011 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. There will be another concert on Sunday, Mar. 6, … Continue reading Gustavus dancers will “Balance off Center”

It’s no debate; go see The Great Debaters

Going to see The Great Debaters is a great way to celebrate Black History Month at Gustavus, and I would highly advise all to go see it. Don’t be put off by the geeky title of the film; there are no socially awkward, middle class debate team kids in this movie. The Great Debaters is actually a 2007 award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated drama about a … Continue reading It’s no debate; go see The Great Debaters

Celebrate African culture with PASO

The Pan African Student Organization (PASO) will be hosting Africa Night in Alumni Hall  on  March 4, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The goal of Africa night is to highlight many of the different cultures of Africa and raise awareness of African culture within the Gustavus Community and beyond. The co-chairs, Sophomore Yeabsira Abebe, Sophomore Chemistry Major Fadumo Mire and Senior Economics Major Baffour … Continue reading Celebrate African culture with PASO

Cantus to sing at Gustavus

The Washington Post calls Cantus “a boatload of talent,” and that’s just what is in store for the Gustavus community. Cantus, an all-male vocal acapella group will be performing a  concert on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bjorling Recital Hall. The cost is $5.00 for students and $15.00 for non-students. Once named the “Premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” by … Continue reading Cantus to sing at Gustavus