Blogs at Gustavus


Festival of St. Lucia Celebrates 75th Anniversary Dec. 10

Gustavus Adolphus College will celebrate its 75th annual Festival of St. Lucia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 in Christ Chapel. As part of this seasonal tradition, six sophomore women have been chosen to serve on the Lucia Court.


The Refugee Crisis

With Europe’s refugee crisis and a debate about whether to welcome Syrian asylum-seekers to the U.S. in the news, the library has a display of books and other information about refugees and asylum-seekers as well as a webpage of resources. Also of interest – a teach-in on the Paris attacks featuring reflections and discussion by […]

Michael Zenk ’96

Michael Zenk ’96 Moved from Scott AFB (IL) to the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield, IL (Illinois Air National Guard). He is working as lead planner for all Aeromedical Evacuation missions out of United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM).


Men’s Basketball Wins Shootout 97-90 Over Buena Vista

The Gustavus men’s basketball team used another strong second half to come away with a 97-90 victory over Buena Vista University on Sunday evening to improve to 2-1 overall. Much like the strong start to the second half in their last outing against Simpson, the Gusties started today’s second frame with a 17-2 run to take a 62-55 lead and never looked back.


Women’s Hockey Taken Down By No. 1 Plattsburgh State 5-3

Despite taking a 3-1 lead into the game's final period, the Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team was not able to hold off the nation's top team in Plattsburgh State University, falling 5-3 to the two-time defending national champion and current No. 1 Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Chip Kenyon ‘85 Arena. The loss drops the Gusties to 3-3-2 overall and 1-3-0 against ranked opponents, while Plattsburgh State improves to an unblemished 9-0-0 on the season.

Men’s Basketball Hosts Buena Vista Today In Makeup Game

After poor driving conditions postponed the originally scheduled game between the Gustavus men's basketball team and Buena Vista on Nov. 20, the two squads are set to face each other at 4 p.m. Sunday at Gus Young Court in St. Peter. In their last time out, the Gusties team defeated Simpson College 71-62 in the home opener last Saturday. The Gusties started the second half with the hot hand, going on a 19-6 run for their largest lead of the night at 53-33, propelling them to victory and a 1-1 start to the season. The Buena Vista men’s basketball team is coming off an 87-86 loss at Augsburg College on Wednesday night. Despite leading with 2:39 left in the game, the Beavers were unable to hold on for the win, dropping their third consecutive game to start the season 0-3.

Stephanie Paro ’09

Peter Ford ’84, Rio Olympic Security Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State, and Stephanie Paro ’09, USSOUTHCOM Lead, contract support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, met working in Rio de Janerio and Brasilia coordinating training for the Brazilians in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Women’s Hockey Falls To No. 2 Elmira 2-1

The No. 9 Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team was not able to hold onto an early lead and suffered a 2-1 loss to No. 2 Elmira College on Saturday afternoon at Chip Kenyon ‘85 Arena. The loss drops the Gusties to 3-2-2 overall and 1-2-0 against ranked opponents, while the Soaring Eagles improve to 7-1-0 on the season.

Women’s Hockey To Head East For Competitive Panther/Cardinal Classic This Weekend

The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team is set to travel to Middlebury, Vermont where it will participate in the Panther/Cardinal Classic at Middlebury College. On Saturday, the Gusties will take on defending national runner-up and current No. 2 Elmira College at 4 p.m., and Sunday, will face two-time defending national champion and current No. 1 Plattsburgh State University at 1 p.m.


Christmas in Christ Chapel Worship Services Set for Dec. 4-6

Gustavus Adolphus College’s 43rd annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services are set to take place Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6. This year’s theme is “Shalom, Salaam, Bethlehem” and will take the audience on a journey, joining the global travelers and residents of Bethlehem, Palestine, to celebrate the birth of the Prince of […]