Archive for June, 2013


The Leaning Tower of Perry

After a long hiatus, we’re finally seeing some rapid change in Perry the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum). Almost exactly two years after beginning to grow, and reaching maturity about four months later, the titanic leaf is rapidly senescing. We’ve been watching what has appeared to be the onset of dormancy for many months, but just […]


Chaplain Rachel Larson Praised for Her Service to the College

Rachel Larson, who has served Gustavus Adolphus College’s students, faculty, and staff as one of its chaplains for the past 12 years, has announced her resignation. “Chaplain Larson has touched the lives of hundreds of students and community members in her long tenure with the College,” said President Ohle.  “She will be remembered on the […]


MIAC Nominates Gustavus’ Lindsey Hjelm For NCAA Woman Of The Year

Story courtesy of Matt Higgins – Assistant Executive Director of the MIAC St. Peter, Minn. – Gustavus’ Lindsey Hjelm just completed a senior season defined by greatness and highlighted by numerous awards. She was named the MIAC Sheila Brown Award winner as well as the MIAC Women’s Hockey Player-of-the-Year and a First-Team All-American for her […]


President Jack R. Ohle Announces Plans to Retire in 2014

Jack R. Ohle, the 16th President of Gustavus Adolphus College, has announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2013-14 academic year when he will complete his sixth year as president of the College. He began his service to Gustavus on July 1, 2008, and will officially retire on June 30, 2014. Ohle submitted, and the Board accepted, a letter announcing his retirement to the Board of Trustees at its regular quarterly meeting last weekend.


Kurt Elling ’89: Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist

Those in the know seem to be in unison when it comes to Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Kurt Elling ’89: he is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists living today. The New York Times declared, “Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” The Washington Post added, “Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”


Robert Ryan ’78

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that Robert M. Ryan (Bob), a graduate of Gustavus Class of 1978, passed away at his home in Houston, TX on 6/22/2013. Attached is a photo of him and of him with his family.


Cameron Jarvis and Betsy Byers “Departures Exhibition Blog

    Cameron Jarvis and Betsy Byers are working on a collaborative exhibition at the Arts Center of St. Peter opening August 2nd. Following there progress at this blog:


Time to step up to the plate, Gusties

Some days, the connections between our environmental vocation at Gustavus and wider global issues just jump up and slap you in the face. I got up early this morning to welcome our new composting vessel to campus. Two years ago, the Student Senate passed a resolution asking for our food waste to be composted, and […]


Ally Voss And Beth Hauer Named To Track & Field/Cross Country CoSIDA Academic All-America Team

St. Peter, Minn. – Two Gustavus Adolphus College student-athletes earned a place on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  Earning a place on the second team was senior pole vaulter Allyson Voss (Wausau, Wis.), while taking home […]


Alex Kolquist And Lindsey Hjelm Named 2012-13 Gustavus Athletes Of The Year

St. Peter, Minn. - To put the finishing touch on the 2012-13 season in Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics, the Gustavus Sports Information Department is proud to announce senior golfer Alex Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.) and senior hockey player Lindsey Hjelm (North Oaks, Minn.) as this year’s Male and Female Athletes-of-the-Year.  Kolquist and Hjelm are 13th recipients […]