GUSTIE of the WEEK: Misti Harper

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer For Visiting Assistant Professor in History Misti Harper, her area of study has not only shaped her career, but every aspect of her life. Originally from Arkansas, Harper was always fascinated by the history of the region she was from. “I went to undergrad at a school that was really similar to Gustavus. It’s a place called University of the Ozarks … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Misti Harper

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Kylie Arvidson

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer Senior Kylie Arvidson, an Elementary Education major and English minor, enrolled at Gustavus after she was captivated by the homely and friendly atmosphere of the campus. “I knew I wanted a small, private school in Minnesota. My sister went to Gustavus, so I ended up touring the campus with my sister and I saw all the fun she had here … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Kylie Arvidson

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Malia Kabis

Emma Lohman – Staff Writer As soon as First-year Malia Kabis set foot on the Gustavus campus, it felt like home away from her home in Maple Grove, Minnesota. “When I toured Gustavus, it really just gave me a comforting feeling. I knew I didn’t want to go to a big school where I couldn’t really talk to my professors if I needed to… And [Gustavus] … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Malia Kabis

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Aly Granholm

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Originally from Esko, Minnesota, Senior Communication Studies Major Aly Granholm always found that Gustavus was the best place for her. “I applied to five schools and I got into all five, but Gustavus was the only place that offered me a place to swim. I swam in high school and it was a big part of my life, and Gustavus was … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Aly Granholm

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Reidun Kubisa

Emma Lohman – Staff Writer Senior Psychology major Reidun Kubisa is this week’s Gustie of the Week. She shares this honor with last week’s Gusite of the Week, Senior Ingrid Kubisa, her sister. Kubisa was inspired to pursue a career where she could help people because of her father, who works with children who have been forced to join the military in her home country, the … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Reidun Kubisa

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Ingrid Kubisa

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Senior Ingrid Nyota Kubisa discovered that Gustavus was the place for her through several lucky coincidences. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kubisa and her family moved to Minnesota in 2016. They attended church in Minneapolis where they met former President of the College, Jim Peterson, and his wife Susan. “They decided to help my two sisters and I … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Ingrid Kubisa

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Professor Richard Leitch

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Since 1996, Associate Professor in Political Science, Environmental Studies, Japanese Studies and Peace Studies Richard Leitch has been widely recognized at Gustavus for his interesting classes and enthusiasm for teaching. Gustavus proved to be the ideal place for him to showcase these qualities and utilize a student-focused outlook on education. “I knew I wanted to do the teaching instead of the … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Professor Richard Leitch

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Rachel Erickson

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer Junior Rachel Erickson, a Financial Economics and Spanish double major, as well as a magnificent baker, is this week’s Gustie of the Week. Erickson’s journey to Gustavus was predestined as her siblings were former Gusties, along with her previous participation in Gustavus’ summer swimming camps. “My sister graduated from Gustavus in 2019, so that was a big factor in deciding where … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Rachel Erickson

Gustie of the Week: Meet Jordan Oleson

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, Junior Jordan Oleson was immediately drawn to the community at Gustavus and now he has found himself to be an integral part of it. “After having visited many big campuses and some other small ones as well, Gustavus just felt most at home. I felt comfortable the second I stepped out onto the guest parking lot. … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Meet Jordan Oleson

Gustie of the Week: Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer From the small and still town of Lanesboro, MN., Junior Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel was recognized as the campus’ Gustie of the Week. As an individual who grew up in the rural, southeastern parts of Minnesota, Dekeyrel was initially ecstatic about relocating to a more densely populated space after high school. “When it came to figuring out where I wanted to go, … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel