The Gustavian Weekly

2011 October

Issue 7 PDF

Men’s Retreat an M-Pactful Experience

“Male students at Gustavus are less likely than their female counterparts to be engaged in activities and practices that foster exploration, reflection and discernment of vocation. They are also less involved in religious life, community service, leadership formation and other […]

Gustavus considers creating an African Studies minor

Three years ago, Rebekah Shulz (‘10) and Senior History Major Kareen Getfield began to seek support from faculty members in creating an African Studies major. By this time, both Macalester and Carleton were offering their own versions, so they thought […]

Gustavus begins medicine disposal program

Each day, more than 2,500 teens abuse prescription drugs to get high for the first time. In order to combat this rapidly growing problem the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held on Sat., Oct. 29, 2011 from […]

Campus Activities Board seeks student input for Concert selection

Oct.14 marked the end of voting for the first stage for spring’s biannual big concert, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Students had the opportunity to vote on twelve options: Jason Derulo, Gavin DeGraw, Chiddy Bang, Iron & Wine, […]

Communication Studies Club to host Blood Drive

The Communication Studies Club will be hosting the annual fall Red Cross Blood drive in Alumni Hall on Nov. 3 and 4, 2011 from noon until 6:00 p.m. on both days. The event is open to Gustavus students, faculty, staff […]

Gustie of the Week: Bess Folsom

An independent voice with a caring heart Junior Political Science and Studio Art Major Bess Folsom is best known at Gustavus for her strong political beliefs. “What Bess might be known for on campus is that she is politically conservative.  […]

Out of the closet: some musings on fashion

Are students required to wear Gustie clothing? Mary’s question during our first week on campus was earnest; she’d observed that most people wear college sweats. To an “outsider” Swede, who also grew up with school uniforms in Australia—always skirts for […]

PASO brings speaker to address theme “What is African?”

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization (PASO) will be hosting the annual Our Story Conference in Alumni Hall from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s conference is “What is African?” Keynote Speaker Dr. Christopher diCarlo […]

Metals, a sip of smooth sound

When the song “1234” was released, it was sung as a counting game on Sesame Street and used in iPod commercials and not many people knew about Leslie Feist. With a single as catchy as that, you didn’t even bother […]