Archive for July, 2013

Men’s Golf Earns Golf Coaches Association Of America Team Academic Award

Norman, Okla. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team was the recipient of All-Academic Team honors announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.  A total of 143 teams from across all divisions of collegiate golf submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition – a new high in the five […]

Former Gustie Tennis Player Megan Gaard Named Assistant Director At MIAC

Release courtesy of Matt Higgins – MIAC Assistant Executive Director St. Paul – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) consistently produces talented and impressive alumni, so it’s no surprise the conference’s recent search for a new assistant director resulted in the hiring of a former MIAC student-athlete. Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Megan Gaard– a two-sport athlete […]

Andrew Erickson ’05

Andrew Erickson ’05 announces the birth of Thaddeus Clifford who was born on July 9, 2013.


Works by Betsy Byers & Cameron Jarvis ’15 in DEPARTURES Exhibition at St. Peter Art Center

DEPARTURES: New Works by Cameron A. Jarvis and Betsy Ruth Byers, will open at the Art Center of St. Peter on August 2. The exhibition of paintings by the two Gustavus artists will be on display at the Art Center through September 8. A reception and artist talk is scheduled at the art center from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. The Art Center of St. Peter is open to the public at no charge. The Center is open 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


West Lakes AAG Meeting

Geography students at Gustavus may be interested in attending or presenting research at the regional Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference. The West Lakes Association of American Geographers will hold their 2013 meeting 17-19 October 2013 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus, a 2.5-hour drive from Saint Peter, MN. Student registration is […]


Gustavus Senior Interning for Minor League Baseball Team

Following a short jaunt across the Minnesota border, a cut through the heart of Iowa, a veer to the western border of Missouri, and then a sharp left on I-40, Beau Bachman, a senior safety on the Gustavus Adolphus College football team, found himself in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The former home of President Bill Clinton […]


Marching to Their Own Rhythm

The Hastings High School Marching Band really can't get a break -- at least in terms of an off-season in the summer. The band, directed by Emily Chandler and Thomas Wentzler, moves each year from the spring season of marching in parades to the fall season and preparation for competitions and marching at football games. The week of July 24 - 29 finds the ensemble in their fall training camp and, for the first time, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. And while the term "camp" may conjure memories of campfires and marshmellows, the members of the decorated marching ensemble from Hastings are discovering that a marching band camp comes with a lot of hard work.

Coneflower Prairie Walk

About 45 people turned out for an absolutely perfect evening to walk the Coneflower Prairie at Linnaeus Arboretum on July 23rd.  Thanks for coming out everyone.  I hope to upload several prairie plant photos soon.

Butterfly populations at historic lows

If you’ve seen a Monarch butterfly recently, (or any butterfly, for that matter) consider yourself lucky.  As gardeners, wildlife-watchers and insect-lovers can all attest, there has been a considerable shortage of the graceful creatures in our area so far this summer.  The common yellow sulfurs aren’t so common, and the cosmopolitan painted ladies aren’t very […]


Gustavus Senior Interning for Minor League Baseball Team

This fall, senior Beau Bachman '14 will be a key player for the Gustavus football team, but this summer he is busy interning with the Arkansas Travelers, a minor league baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.