Archive for March, 2013


Softball Falls To UW-Eau Claire 7-4, Simpson 3-2 At Central-Simpson Classic

Indianola, Iowa - The Gustavus Adolphus softball dropped a pair of non-conference tests on the opening day of the Central-Simpson Softball Classic held Friday on the campus of Simpson College.  The Gusties suffered a 7-4 loss to UW-Eau Claire before falling 3-2 to Simpson to end the day.  Gustavus heads into day two of the […]

In the news: Broken cheeseburger story

My father-in-law sent me a link to this article to share with all of you. The article focuses on how a waitress treated a customer with autism with respect.  (And, by implication, how rare these exchanges are.) I have to admit that it made me tear up!


15 Years Ago Today: The Saint Peter Tornado

A F-3 tornado struck on March 29, 1998, killing a young boy and destroying over two hundred homes plus two historic schools, two historic churches, Gustavus’ oldest dormitory, and thousands of trees. Remarkably, the tornado spared the town’s three trailer parks, lessening the toll. Below is a map created in MapInfo by Gustavus geography students […]


The 15th Anniversary of the 1998 Saint Peter Tornado

Fifteen years ago, on 29 March 1998, a 67-mile-track F3-F4 tornado passed through Saint Peter. Two people were killed and over 200 houses in Saint Peter were destroyed. Fifty-nine buildings on the Gustavus campus were damaged, and the campus and rest of Saint Peter lost many of their trees. “Tens of thousands of trees were […]

Fall 2013 SWE and SCA Courses

Department of Scandinavian Studies Fall 2013 Courses   SWE-101-001: Swedish I Professor Ursula Lindqvist CON 125 MTWF 11.30AM-12.20PM   SWE-101-002: Swedish I Professor Kjerstin Moody VH 204 MTWF 1.30PM-2.20PM This course introduces students to the Swedish language and important aspects of modern Swedish society. Students learn to speak, read, and write Swedish through pronunciation practice, […]

Schedule Changes For This Weekend’s Central-Simpson Softball Classic

St. Peter, Minn. - Due to unplayable field conditions, this weekend’s Central-Simpson Softball Classic has experienced several location and schedule changes.  Below is an updated schedule of Gustavus’s games to be played on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.  Friday’s contests will be played at Simpson College in Indianola, while Saturday’s games will be […]


The Midwest’s Identity Crisis

A provocative article in MinnPost points out the Midwest’s feelings of inferiority relative to the East Coast and West Coast. Frank Bures describes the many architectural and literary treasures of the Midwest and notes that back a few generations, there wasn’t the same feeling of inferiority. Mark Twain, Cass Gilbert, Grant Wood, Frank Lloyd Wright […]


Baseball Returns From Arizona With Pair Of Wins

Tucson, Ariz. - The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team returned home from its trip to Tucson, Ariz. earlier this week.  While down south, the Gusties amassed a record of 2-5 with wins over Carthage College and Luther College.  Following the weekend, Gustavus is now 3-10 on the year headed into Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) play. […]

Aubrey Austin ’11

Aubrey Austin ’11 is graduating from the University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning,  on May 20th 2013


Hillstrom Museum Hosts Two Exhibitions

SPECIAL SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR THE HILLSTROM MUSEUM: Museum closed: March 29-31 Museum open 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., April 1-5 Museum closed: April 6-7