The Gustavian Weekly

2011 September

Issue 4 (September 30th, 2011)

150!

Gustavus alumni and college supporters kicked off Gustavus Homecoming Weekend Friday night in Lund Arena with a gala dinner in celebration of the College’s Sesquicentennial year and the launch of a new fundraising effort called Campaign Gustavus. While the Sesquicentennial […]

What do rankings really mean?

According to the Washington Monthly, Gustavus is the 56th best liberal arts college in the country. It places 81 on the U.S. News list of best liberal arts colleges. It is on the list of Best Midwestern Colleges according to […]

Spanish 250 classes focus on service-learning: DREAM Act

Students of Spanish Composition this semester are about to launch their service-learning project, which is centered around an immigration reform bill called the Develop, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act or “DREAM” Act. The classes have teamed up with […]

This Month in History: How Gustavus Adolphus College Came to St. Peter

In May of 1873, the Minnesota Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Synod convened in Saint Peter. Anticipating changes for St. Ansgar’s Academy, the new Swedish school located in East Union, in rural Carver County, Minn. The Conference was led by […]

Flat Gus reconnects Gusties all over the world

Festivities and events for the Sesquicentennial have been an integral part of this school year’s planning. As this is Gustavus’s 150 anniversary, the community is putting forth a tremendous amount of effort to make this a great year while getting […]

Professor Tim Robinson: Changing Gustie lives since 1969

Tim is a favorite professor of many students and faculty because he is very dedicated to his work. “He is the ultimate teacher, administrator, scholar and intellectual,” Director of Communication Services and Special Events Dean Wahlund ’72 said. Tim has […]

Horrible Bosses fuses comedy and work frustrations

Comedy is grounded in absurdity and irony, but there isn’t only one formula with which to apply them. We need a break from the stoner comedic formula. Horrible Bosses, directed by Seth Gordon, fails to give viewers that break. Although […]

Beck Academic Hall gives Gustavus artists its walls

While walking down the halls of the new Beck Academic Building, one might notice how the building is home to a rather eclectic collection of art and a yearbook timeline. Although inspired by the Sesquicentennial, the yearbook timeline on the […]

On Ego: The Mind and the Illusion of the Self

In conjunction with the 47th Nobel Conference: The Brain and Being Human, the Department of Theatre & Dance presents Mick Gordon & Paul Broks’ On Ego. The performance is a poetic snapshot of the science of the mind and a […]