The Gustavian Weekly

2011 October 14

Crowder captures campus attention

Conservative comedian Steven Crowder entertained Gustavus students with a comedy routine followed by political dialogue last Thursday. Crowder is one of the youngest contributors on record for the Fox News Network and is also well-known as a stand-up comedian, having […]

G.O.L.D. Program teaches Gusties leadership skills

Gusties in Ongoing Leadership Development (G.O.L.D.) has been a fixture on the Gustavus campus for years, but new improvements in the past two years have completely revamped it. The program features three levels: the bronze, silver and gold. The classes […]

Greens hope to eliminate plastic bottles from campus

The Gustavus Greens, a student organization whose goal is to promote environmental sustainability on campus, is working to remove plastic water bottles from Gustavus. In trying to imagine what a more environmentally-friendly Gustavus would look like, the Greens decided to […]

Schnell! Schnell!—to St. Peter’s Oktoberfest

This weekend, the entire St. Peter community will be coming together to celebrate the town’s first-ever Oktoberfest. Starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, the celebration will commence in the cooler at Patrick’s on Third with a ceremonial keg, […]

Gustavus History— Quiet Valor: The C. Fred Hanson Story

On June 22, 1944, the Servicemens’ Readjustment Act of 1944 was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. More commonly known as the “GI Bill of Rights,” or simply the “G.I. Bill,” this grass-roots bill provided ten key rights”for […]

Brandon Hirdler: Involved and hardworking with a soft spot for animals

Brandon Hirdler is, in a word, involved. Not only does he keep busy with his double major in history and gender, women and sexuality studies (GWS), but he also keeps busy around campus, serving in a number of leadership roles. […]

To Write Love On Her Arms: Jamie Tworkowski brings a message of hope and healing to Gustavus

At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Jamie Tworkowski of the non-profit To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) will speak in Christ Chapel about the outreach his team is doing on the topics of self-injury, addiction and depression. The […]

Aune Receives Distinguished Chair

Starting this year Gustavus will be home to its second Distinguished Endowed Chair, Dr. Greg Aune. This position is an entirely new one created by a generous donation from Jon and Anita Young, and allows one professor to focus on […]

Gustavus A-Z: A look through our history

No matter what you want to learn about Gustavus—the tornado of 1998, the streakers that once bolted through the cafeteria or the history of diversity on campus—Gustavus A-Z probably has something to say about the subject. Dave Kenney has compiled […]

Cars 2—fun for Family Weekend

Cars 2, directed by John Lasseter, is primarily a story of the friendship between two characters, Lightning McQueen (played by Owen Wilson) and Mater (played by Larry the Cable Guy). Lightning McQueen is the amicable red race-car. Mater, a rusty […]