Archive for February, 2011
There are many exciting and new digital products being created and offered by the College and Lutheran Church Archives here at Gustavus. For example, you can browse nearly 500 digitized photographs going back to the 1800s, read civil war letters, study World War I propaganda posters, peruse campus maps from bygone years, listen to oral […]
Well, it looks like we’ll have to change the blog name now, won’t we? The Center for Servant Leadership is open for business this week! We’re not really selling anything, but as a figure of speech, our new space is being furnished by all your favorite faces from the former Community Service Center, Church Relations, […]
On Feb. 12-13, 2011, Gustavus Adolphus College, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and Feed My Starving Children collaborated to host an event on the Gustavus campus that addressed the complexities of food security and local and global hunger through speakers, advocacy work, and an emergency food pack. The event drew more than 1,000 people and the result was an increased awareness of food and hunger issues as well as the packing of meals to feed 256,608 people.
The first sustainability actor I want to highlight has, unfortunately for Gustavus, already left us. Jason Stratman left Gustavus just a few weeks ago. Jason was our Manager of Environmental Health and Safety. In that position, he was in charge of range of “must do” tasks ranging from disposing of laboratory wastes safely to making […]
We tend to think about sustainability in terms of the hardware we install, like these solar thermal panels on the Melva Lind Interpetive Center but the reality is that the software, particularly that installed between our ears, is usually the most important. Making the analogy explicit, the people of Gustavus, and their collective choices, that […]
The College and Lutheran Church Archives will be open extended hours this semester. We owe our thanks to Reverend Reuben and Edith M. Ford for an endowment supporting the Lutheran Church Archives. Adrianna Darden, the Archives Specialist, will be working an additional four hours each week. Hours for Spring Semester 2011Monday – 8:00-Noon and 1:00-4:30Tuesday […]
This month we have three books for our monthly book drawing: three advanced reading copies of Three Seconds by two Swedish writers, Anders Rosland and Borge Hellstrom. One lucky winner will get a copy signed by both authors (and with a cryptic message for you in Swedish). Just drop your name in the box and […]
When designing your website, it is easy to get distracted by the unimportant details. One that keeps popping up is the idea of "the fold" and that content must appear above this imaginary line. Why is the fold an unimportant detail? Because it doesn't exist. At least not how you think it might.