The Gustavian Weekly


Third annual Faith Conference discusses economic justice

With roots in the Lutheran church, Gustavus Adolphus College will engage with the wider community of the ELCA on Saturday, April 25, through the third annual Faith Conference. This year, the event’s title is “Lutheran Convictions and Economic Justice: Biblical […]

Goodwin kicks off first Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture

The new lecture series was named after Gustavus’ 5th president Matthias Wahlstrom who put Gustavus on the path of liberal arts education.

The first annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture was given by Deborah Goodwin on Friday, April 14. The topic was on liberal arts education for the 21st century specifically looking at Liberal Arts and Class Warfare. Associate Provost and Dean of Arts […]

MAYDAY! Conference addresses ‘The War Within’ veterans

This year’s conference will discuss the struggles that many soldiers face coming home from war.

The theme of Gustavus Adolphus College’s 35th annual MAYDAY! is “The War Within: Can the Soldier Be at Peace?” According to Associate Professor in Political Science, Environmental Studies, Japanese Studies, and Peace Studies Richard Leitch, the theme of this year’s […]

TEDx Conference brings speakers on leadership

Speakers came from all over the area but all were connected to Gustavus in one way or another.

The TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege talks took place Saturday, April 18 in Wallenberg Auditorium, offering differing perspectives and ideas on leadership from nine different speakers. The theme of the event was “Leading the Way Forward: Being, Seeing, Doing;” its focus was on leadership […]

New opportunity to ‘Take your Professor to Lunch’

Students interact with professors, staff, and other employees of the College on a regular basis, but often only within the confines of the classroom or regular routines. New this month, the “Take Your Professor to Lunch” program will provide an […]

Gusties serve for Spring Break

Gustavus Adolphus College organizations represented campus internationally during Spring Break. Among these organizations was Habitat for Humanity, Students Today Leaders Forever, and Learning To Serve. Habitat for Humanity sent groups to North Carolina, Tennessee and Lousiana to construct houses and […]

Sustainability movements connect for change

The Gustavus Greens, Arboretum staff and Kappa Sigma Chi faternity collaborate to raise awareness about sustainability.

Sustainability movements have been a frequent topic of discussion this year, and the discussion continues with several upcoming events, Earth Week and Justice, Faith, and Climate Change conversation. Several groups are combining for for Earth Week. The week takes place […]

Founder of The Onion Scott Dikkers coming to campus

As the 2015 Big Speaker, founder and editor-in-chief of The Onion Scott Dikkers will be speaking at Christ Chapel on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. His speech “The Funny Story Behind the Funny Stories” will give students an insight […]

‘Relay for Life’ unites Gusties in the fight against cancer

‘Relay for Life’ runs overnight to represent the darkness of a cancer diagnosis but the sunrise celebrates a new day.

Gusties join communities around the world as they plan to gather on Saturday April 17 for the annual Relay for Life event. Over five hundred students will fill the Lund Arena to support the fight against cancer. From 6 p.m. […]

United Nations Supports Fossil Fuel Divestment

International support for fossil fuel divestment encourages Gusties in their pursuit for sustainability.

The UN’s recent decision to publicly back fossil fuel divestment is highly controversial. Many nations inside of the UN rely heavily on coal, oil and gas to support their economies. The backing of this divestment campaign attempts to persuade investors […]