Blogs at Gustavus

Monday Moments with President Bergman: October 19, 2020

Gustavus President Rebecca M. Bergman shares her thoughts with College students, faculty, and staff each week.

Touch in a Pandemic: Gustavus Alum Performs in TEDxMinneapolis

Gustavus Dance Alumnus Patrick Jeffrey ’10 is part of the company of dancers from the Black Label Movement performing in the virtual TEDxMinneapolis event “Adaptation” on October 23. The piece, How Do We Touch, When Touch is Gone, was filmed in late September under strict COVID safety guidelines that allowed dancers to be in contact […]

Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame Cancels 2020 Selection

The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has announced it will not select a 2020 class for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame due to current restrictions on welcoming visitors to campus and the inability to host large on-campus gatherings.

Gusties can, Gusties will restore our greenhouse: Gustavus greenhouse starts to rebuild in New Noble

With the renovations on the Nobel Hall of Science soon coming to a close, the greenhouse at Gustavus is settling into its new space and beginning to rebuild. “The main mission of the greenhouse is to bring inspiration and foster education in the community on the cultivation of rare and endangered flora. Our overall goal […]

Campus Safety Report (10/16/2020)

Monday, October 5th A CF was informed by an AC of a room in North Hall having an unapproved A/C unit. Tuesday, October 6th Campus Safety was alerted to a student with suicidal ideations over the radio. Student was located off campus in a safe environment. A CF saw two residents in Norelius Hall not […]

COVID-19 Report (10/16/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of October 12, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 21 Current Positive Student Cases: 2 Current Positive Employee Cases: 2 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 14 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 4 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 3 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by […]

Renaming our campus: Students push for Linnaeus Arboretum name change

The Linnaeus Arboretum has been a beloved part of campus to Gustavus students, staff and visitors for over forty years. The arboretum was given its namesake in 1988 after Carl Linneaus, a Swedish botanist known for creating the binomial nomenclature: the modern system of naming organisms. Linnaeus also is known for normalizing classification of human […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel goes virtual: The realities of a hybrid semester on campus

As campus organizations work uphill to combat the obstacles of being semi-virtual, one of the college’s biggest events is to be online. Gustavus’ Christmas in Christ Chapel, an event that annually welcomes thousands of people to campus, will be recorded and streamed online. Nonetheless, Director of the Marketing and Communication Office, Barb Larson Taylor is […]

Build your mental health toolbox: October is World Mental Health Awareness Month

October brings changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything and the opportunity to focus on mental health. During October, World Mental Health Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness week (Oct. 4 – 10), everyone is challenged to prioritize and learn more about taking care of their mental health. It is also an opportunity to foster healthy conversations […]

Gustie of the Week: Katie Rhoten

Senior Katharine “Katie” Rhoten is a double major in both Dance and Psychology. She is the co-president of the Gustavus Dance Company, the Gustie Greeter programs chair and the education director for the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Rhoten is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, two and a half hours away from Gustavus. Rhoten chose Gustavus after […]


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