Blogs at Gustavus

Men’s Basketball Travels to St. Olaf Wednesday

The Gustavus men's basketball team will travel to St. Olaf on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. start time for their final game before Christmas break.

Does God Care Who I Vote For: A Review of an Interfaith Discussion

Religion and politics, the two topics banned from dinner conversations, were finally brought to the same table on December 5th in a panel discussion sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office and Religion Department. Chaplain Siri Erickson and Professors John Cha, Sam Kessler, and Fuad Naeem sought to give insight and stimulate student reflection on the interaction […]

Dr. Kathi Tunheim Named Vice President For Mission, Strategy, and Innovation

In the new role, Tunheim will lead execution of the Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan, grow external partnerships, and advance the mission of the College.

Geology odyssey through New Zealand

Ben DeSutter (Environmental Studies – Physical Science track, ’19) recently returned from a semester in New Zealand!  Here’s what he had say near the end of his trip: “My time in New Zealand has been an incredible experience so far. Classes have been really insightful towards New Zealand environments and geology as a whole. However, […]

Nobel Conference 2018: A resounding success

The Nobel Conference 2018 “Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot” was a tremendous success!  We had 3350 attendees including nearly 1000 high school students, and another 4000+ live-streaming the talks.  The speakers were AMAZING, and really enjoyed spending time with our students and faculty. Soil was also celebrated through the fine arts, performing arts, music and […]

WiFi Upgrades in the Library

We know that one of the busiest times of the year for the library is coming up soon and in preparation for that we have completed an upgrade of the library’s WiFi network. Not only did we swap out the older access points for the latest model but we also added seven additional access points […]

Gustie Athletics Rewind, Dec. 3 – 10

Take an interactive look back at this past week in Gustavus Athletics.

November 2018 Meeting Minutes

Kitchen Cabinet November 12, 2018   Kevin Birr, Jeri Miller, Jen Donkin, Danielle Burger, Alan AMeier, Jim Dontje, Lisa Heldke, Adam Bogen, Bri Jol, Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Rafael Soriano Campos, Evan Jakes Rafael Soriano – Campus Kitchens at Gustavus? Campus Kitchens is a national nonprofit that helps with food insecurity & hunger.  They collect […]

October 2018 Meeting Minutes

Kitchen Cabinet October 15, 2018 Kevin Birr, Molly Yunkers, Lisa Heldke, Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Alan Meier, Danielle Burger, Jim Dontje, Bri Jol, Jen Donkin Rafael Soriano – Campus Kitchens at Gustavus? Ideas becoming more viable, has spent a lot of time in Mankato with Campus Kitchens. Very difficult to duplicate that model in our […]

Tennis and Light (Part 1)

What do Hanukkah and tennis have to do with each other?  It turns out, plenty. A dear friend of my spouse’s and mine is a musical genius.  There is no other way to put it. During our 25 year concert career, he played on many of our 14 recordings and recording release concerts and wove […]


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