Co-Presidential election approaches

One of the most fulfilling aspects of Gustavus Adolphus College is how students’ views and concerns can be represented through Student Senate. Because this is prominently a student-run organization, many individuals can have their important needs be addressed through their respective student senators. The student body is privileged to participate in an annual democratic election where they elect the 2017 Student Senate Co-Presidents. In fact, … Continue reading Co-Presidential election approaches

Chaplain’s Office hosts course series to dispel misconception

Faith, Science, and Ethics. That is the theme of this winter’s in-depth mini-course series at Gustavus. The Exploring Religious Questions series was originally created in the fall of 2008 by Darrell Jodock (Bernhardson Chair) and Grady St. Dennis (Church Relations) in partnership with 16 area congregations. The course is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Each series contains 4-5 sessions with meetings on Monday … Continue reading Chaplain’s Office hosts course series to dispel misconception

SENATE: They’ll be there for you

On campus, students have the opportunity to be a part of over 100 different student organizations which encourage community and leadership. One of these organizations includes Student Senate, which allows students to represent their peers while helping better the Gustavus community. Within Student Senate, students can occupy positions as residence hall representatives, class representatives, cabinet members, and co-presidents. Elections occur at the end of each … Continue reading SENATE: They’ll be there for you

Hillstrom Museum features American history through “Pop Art”

Made in U.S.A.: Rosenquist/Ruscha and Recent Acquisitions are the current galleries at the Hillstrom Museum. They feature numerous works that were selected from Jordan D. Schnitzer, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, and various American artists from different times. Made in U.S.A.: Rosenquist/Ruscha is mostly comprised of what is labeled as “Pop Art.” Don Myers, the Director of the Hillstrom Museum describes  “Pop Art” as “a … Continue reading Hillstrom Museum features American history through “Pop Art”

Faculty Recital revisits all the classics

The Gustavus Music Department will present a flute faculty recital on Feb. 27 featuring Music Professor Barbara Leibundguth, Accompanist Beth Winterfeldt, and Contrabassoonist Norbert Nielubowski. “The theme is ‘Revisiting old favorites” since all the music I’m playing is ‘A-list’ flute repertoire,” Leibundguth said. The program of the recital includes a variety of pieces by highly-respected, classical artists. “The recital program includes many pieces such as … Continue reading Faculty Recital revisits all the classics

Set sail with Disney’s Moana

Moana, the newest film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, hit the big screen this past fall, and introduced the newest member of the Disney “princess” line. Although Moana is not a princess, she has still been categorized as such. I don’t think it would be a surprise if next Halloween we saw little girls wanting to dress up as as her. The film tells … Continue reading Set sail with Disney’s Moana

Gustie of the Week – Henry Elling

Life can offer countless opportunities for everyone to pursue their passions. Occasionally, it even offers signs to point people in the right direction. For Senior music major Henry Elling, all of his signs pointed towards Gustavus Adolphus College. Music has been fundamental in shaping both Henry and his family into what they are today. He grew up in Colombus, Wisconsin listening to his father play … Continue reading Gustie of the Week – Henry Elling

Motherhood? Hard Pass.

Though women have advanced monumentally in American society within the last century, there are still certain expectations we haven’t been able to overcome, particularly the notion of motherhood as our life’s ultimate fulfillment. Like many other girls who grew up in twenty-first century America, I was encouraged to follow my passions, go to college, earn a degree, and pursue a successful and fulfilling career. The … Continue reading Motherhood? Hard Pass.