Exploring our most fundamental resource – 54th annual Nobel Conference to focus on Soil: A Universe Underfoot

The 54th annual Nobel Conference, held October 2 and 3, “invites participants to consider the vast diversity and complexity of soil, and to ponder the challenges we face in protecting this most fundamental resource,” the conference website said.  The two-day conference includes lecturers, panel discussions, musical interludes, and interactive activities such as going to Big Hill Farm and the Linnaeus Arboretum, and events centered around … Continue reading Exploring our most fundamental resource – 54th annual Nobel Conference to focus on Soil: A Universe Underfoot

Campus Safety Report (9/28/18)

Monday, September 17 Campus safety gave a student a medical escort to the Rivers Edge emergency room. Tuesday, September 18 No incidents reported.  Wednesday, September 19 Campus Safety responded to a medical assist in College View. The student was going to go to the doctor later today. Campus Safety responded to concerns regarding access to Rundstrom Hall. Campus Safety responded to a call of marijuana … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (9/28/18)

Family weekend kicks of October

Gustavus families are getting ready for the annual Gustavus Family Weekend on October 12 to 14.  From evening films in Wallenberg to bingo and pizza, students and their families will be busy enjoying campus and St. Peter. To kick off the weekend, families are invited to attend classes and observe their student(s) in their academic habitat. Those interested in some laughs can enjoy a comedy … Continue reading Family weekend kicks of October

Mankato powwow brings Dakota families together

At 12:30 p.m. last Saturday, September 22, a bus filled with students left Gustavus bound for the 46th Annual Mahkato Native American powwow in Mankato.  “You are invited to the 46th Annual Mahkato Pow Wow on September 21-23, 2018 at the Land of Memories Park in Mankato, Minnesota, honoring the Dakota 38,” the Crazy Crow website (the event’s organizer and supplier) said.  The event ran … Continue reading Mankato powwow brings Dakota families together

A first-year student spends her afternoon paging through her copy.

Reviewing The Good Food Revolution

Beginning in the 2000-2001 Academic Year, the Reading in Common program has provided 19 classes of Gusties with books of high literary quality and interdisciplinary significance. As part of the tradition, the Reading in Common books deal with themes connected directly to the Nobel Conference theme. This year’s Reading in Common book is The Good Food Revolution…Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen … Continue reading Reviewing The Good Food Revolution

Lucio hails from Inglewood, California.

Gustie of the Week: Lucio Gonzalez

Few people have involved themselves in the Gustavus community as much as Lucio Gonzalez.  Lucio is a junior Political Science and Philosophy double major from Inglewood, California.  He chose Gustavus particularly for the Political Science department and wanted the adventure of going to college far from home.  Lucio is heavily involved on campus in a variety of ways. He currently holds three different on-campus jobs, … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Lucio Gonzalez

Greek life new member education night brought several to Alumni Hall.

Greek life: more than a stereotype

When the words “fraternity” and “sorority” are brought up, it is common to automatically picture a bunch of guys wearing boat shoes with perfectly parted hair, or a pack of sorority girls squatting the day away. This stereotype has been building for ages through movies and social media, oftentimes putting a bad taste in people’s mouths about Greek life. While some sororities and fraternities strive … Continue reading Greek life: more than a stereotype

The International Festival shows diversity on Gustavus’ campus each year.

Representation still matters

Looking around GAC, anyone can see that Gustavus is not exactly the most diverse college campus. With the Emmy’s just behind us, all over the news are reports about the award ceremony’s diversity, or better said, lack of diversity again this year. But how important is representation in the media anyways? It turns out, representation is much more important than many people might think. When … Continue reading Representation still matters