Forensics prepares for Nationals

The Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics Team placed third out of 51 teams at the prestigious 64th annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament on Nov. 5-6 at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Gustavus ranked third in the tournament, competing against strong programs such as Illinois State University, Western Kentucky University, University of Texas at Austin and California State-Long Beach. The only two schools to beat the Gustavus … Continue reading Forensics prepares for Nationals

St. Lucia in a new light

For the past 71 years, the Festival of St. Lucia has been celebrated at Gustavus with a chapel service featuring a court of five sophomore women. These women were chosen for their leadership, service to the college and others, charity, kindness and thoughtfulness. The Guild of St.Lucia, which consists of 15 women from the senior class of high academic achievement and community service, takes responsibility … Continue reading St. Lucia in a new light

Book Mark sees changes under new management

This year, the Book Mark has a new manager, Molly Yunkers. With the new management comes a fresh look for the Book Mark. The biggest changes are mostly moving things around. “We’re finding different ways to feature what we already hav,.” Yunkers said. Yunkers began her new position at the end of June this past summer, coming from a background with Barnes and Noble; this … Continue reading Book Mark sees changes under new management

Culpeper Workshop Series seeks to educate students and faculty

Gustavus has a strong language program, offering majors or minors in Swedish, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Russian and, recently, Chinese. Study abroad participation is traditionally high at Gustavus, partially due to shorter options available during January Interim Experience  or summer programs and a strong Center for International & Cultural Education presence on campus. Studying abroad is an effective way to solidify language learning, but … Continue reading Culpeper Workshop Series seeks to educate students and faculty

Gustie of the Week: Kelsey Swanson

As a senior at Gustavus, Kelsey Swanson is looking forward to the future while enjoying her last few months here on campus. With a passion for learning, helping people and being a mentor for those around her, Kelsey is always there for those who need her and for whoever simply needs someone to listen to. Kelsey attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Kelsey Swanson

Writing Center serves as a tool for students

Although there are many ways for students to receive help for their classes, one treasure to take advantage of is the Writing Center. Located in Confer 232 with outposts in the Diversity Center and Library, the Writing Center provides services to any Gustavus student. “The Writing Center works with all disciplines and with papers in all stages of the writing process,” Tutor and Junior Sociology … Continue reading Writing Center serves as a tool for students

Julgran Celebration kicks off the holiday spirit season

Cookie contest offers up big bragging rights This year’s fourth annual Julgran Celebration will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in the Interpretive Center in the Linnaeus Arboretum. The Julgran Celebration offers Christmas cheer-goers live music by Gustavus students, milk and hot cider, a bazaar and a cookie contest. Julgran, pronounced with a “y” sound, is Swedish for Christmas … Continue reading Julgran Celebration kicks off the holiday spirit season

Friends With Benefits — See how it scores with you

There is the everlasting argument floating around the Internet that romantic comedies (romcoms) are the equivalent of porn films for women. The case centers around the assessment that romantic comedies create a fantasy about relationships, as does porn, but that instead of focusing on sex, romantic comedies focus on emotions, thus appealing to the female gender. The movie Friends with Benefits is a romantic comedy … Continue reading Friends With Benefits — See how it scores with you


With the description “30 days and nights of literary abandon,” National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is practiced nationally and has become a stressful but rewarding time for writers around the world. Starting as a project that included a sole 21 participants, National Novel Writing Month now has over 250,000 participants, and a collective word count of 1.6 billion words. Writers must use the NaNoWriMo website … Continue reading NaNoWriMo

The (not so) many faces of St. Lucia

There are some really cool traditions around here. Typical of me to say that, I suppose, when I am one of the primary members of the celebrated Homecoming Court, in the 150th year of the college no less. I was beyond honored to be elected by the campus to wear the Gustie crown. Thanks for that, y’all. Another cool tradition coming up fast is the … Continue reading The (not so) many faces of St. Lucia