Blogs at Gustavus
Students in Josh Brown’s FTS have been spending the semester pondering the question “what makes the good life?” Today, the last day of classes, they are conducting some investigations in the field. Here is Josh, demoing the study. Following their investigations, the student researchers repaired to the Courtyard Cafe […]
For forty-five years, Michael Johnson, singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist, has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College. The College is delighted to have him back again this year as Michael continues the tradition of performing in Björling Recital Hall on Friday, December 13, at 8:00 p.m. with favorites from his 45-year career and his newest […]
This week, Gustavus is well-represented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco! Andrew Choquette (’14) presented a poster about his thesis work monitoring sediment fluxes in ravines in the Le Sueur River watershed, as part of the effort to understand – and ultimately reduce – sediment pollution in the Minnesota […]
Perry the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) has decided to bypass making seeds this time, and has gone dormant. The dead but still-standing inflorescence had toppled as of Monday this week, and today Nate and I pulled out and mounted the new Perry mummy to dry. We suspended it on a ring stand for the still-wet […]
President Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for South African anti-apartheid leader, first democratically elected president and first Black president, Nelson Mandela. Among the things he said in praise of Mandela, this one stood out to the philosopher: Mandela taught us the power of action, but also ideas; the importance of reason and arguments; the […]
Kitchen Cabinet November 4, 2013 Present: Rebecca Hare, Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Margo Druschell, Paul Matzke, George Elliott,Jessica Burggraf Student Senate Health and Housing Committee had questions and comments for the Dining Service. The following items were discussed at the meeting. Discussion topic #1: Representation of dining fee […]
To: Gustavus Students From: Campus Safety Over the last two evenings, Campus Safety has taken reports of four computers taken while unattended in the Folk Bernadotte Library. While the responsibility for theft is that of the person committing the offense and not the victim, it is important for all of us to reduce the opportunity […]
Everyday events. Some make you dance. Others make you smile. Some will have you doing something that gets caught on video and goes viral. Everyday events. And every day it’s different. On December 13-15, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College will bring you into that world of everyday events in the […]
Bah, humbug! We’ve had a rash of thefts in the library. Word to the wise: keep an eye on your laptops, phones, iPads, and textbooks. Some Grinches are at work trying to ruin your day. photo courtesy of Rhys A.
Sophomore Christina Swenson of Marion, Iowa, was crowned St. Lucia on Thursday morning in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College’s 73rd annual Festival of St. Lucia. Swenson is a health fitness major who serves as a Collegiate Fellow and sings in the Choir of Christ Chapel. She is also involved as a Gustie Guide, in the Running Club, Prepare Ministries, and Swing Club.