The Gustavian Weekly

2013 September

Meditation gardens provide a chance to reflect

The completion of a Swedish Labyrinth near the entrance of the Linnaeus Arboretum marked the first stage of constructing meditative gardens on campus. Current Linnaeus Arboretum Director and Naturalist Scott Moeller discussed how students currently utilize the arboretum. “The arboretum […]

Homecoming showdown: Gustavus vs. St. Olaf

They say it’s always the rivalry matches that spark some of the greatest games in sports. From the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees to the Minnesota Vikings versus the Green Bay Packers, rivalry games almost always live […]

Gustie of the Week: Becca Eastwood

Senior Becca Eastwood held her breath as she watched the coin somersault in the air, one of the biggest decisions of her life dependent upon the head or tail outcome. If it was heads she would commit to Knox University […]

Women’s soccer fighting for more wins

The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team dropped to a record of 3-3-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the MIAC on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The women lost to Concordia College with a final score of 2-0. “We just played Concordia and […]

Rasmussen on National Book Award longlist for poetry

Gustavus comes together in celebration of the achievements of once student and now faculty member, Matt Rasmussen ‘98. English Professor Rasmussen’s book, Black Aperture, was announced as part of the National Book Award Longlist on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The National […]

Men’s soccer team has leg up on competition

The Gustavus men’s soccer team is off to a promising start with a record of 5-2-1 overall. Led by Senior Captains Sean Sendelbach, Zach Schmith, and Casey Gilbert, the squad has lost just two of its first eight games and […]

Tales from Abroad (9/27/2013)

As I wake up at 8:45 a.m. for a 9 a.m. class, I’m suddenly thankful for the Swedish ‘academic quarter,’ which grants students 15 minutes after the turn of the hour to get to class before the lecture actually begins. […]

Gustie spirit shines with “Nights of Neon” Homecoming

Gustavus is stepping away from black and gold and taking a new spin on Homecoming 2013 with a ‘Nights of Neon’ theme. “The neon theme really is meant to put a new, exciting, and unique twist on a Gustavus tradition. […]

Le Grande Band & Chorus to debut with Handel’s “Water Music”

The debut solo performance of Le Grande Bande & Chorus (LGBC), “Handel’s Water Music,” is scheduled for Sunday, Oct.  6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The local nonprofit orchestra and chorus were established in June 2011 by Gustavus […]

Close the Loop relay celebrates composting food waste

Gustavus Adolphus College has recently started composting organic waste on campus in another leap toward systematic sustainability. The composter was installed in late June between Big Hill Farm and Physical Plant. Measuring about 24 feet long and 8 feet wide, […]