‘events’ Category

Mayday! Leymah Gbowee

How often do you get to hear a Nobel Peace Prize winner speak? This week, Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker for the annual Mayday! peace conference.  She will be speaking in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. There will be a screening of a documentary about her work, Pray the […]

Seeing White with John Biewen

CAB is bringing an interesting speaker to campus – John Biewen, a Gustie grad who now teaches at Duke University and produces audio documentaries for its Center for Documentary Studies. According to his bio, “as a public radio journalist and documentary-maker, he has told stories from forty American states and from Europe, Japan, and India […]

Psychological Science Major, Liz Toeben ’18 Helps Give a Voice to Mental Health

The annual Building Bridges conferences are nothing new to the Gustavus community. Previous topics include issues such as The Grassroots Movement (2017), The War on Drugs (2016), and Rape Culture (2015). What is new for the Gustavus community is this year’s specific connection of social justice and psychological science. The 2018 conference titled “Mental Health: […]

Fall break backpacking trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area

First-time backpackers Brittney Johnson (’20), Kiara Krippner (’20), and Emma Jones (’18) joined Professor Jeff La Frenierre for a Fall Break 2017 exploration of the Angleworm Lake Trail in northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. This 14-mile loop meanders through a gorgeous area of small lakes, tall pines and granite outcrops and was the […]

The Owens River and Valley: A Landscape from Water and Power

The Owens River Valley, in California, at first the location of Paiute and Shoshone Indian people, subsequently came under the influence of white settlers who began to irrigate a variety of crops and orchards hoping the newly formed U.S. Reclamation Service would add federal funds to help pay for the irrigation. However, Los Angeles, looking […]

When demand exceeds supply: The Colorado River

Join Professor Emeritus of Geography, Dr. Bob Moline, for a conversation and slide field trip about the Colorado River and who can claim its water: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 PM Traverse des Sioux Room, Saint Peter Community Center Laura Bliss says it best: “Even if climate change wasn’t shrinking the snowpack that feeds it, […]

Books in Bloom: Inside the St. John’s Bible

Books in Bloom 2017 is nearly here! Don’t forget our special presentation on Saturday, May 6 at 1pm in the library.  Mike Nordberg ’93 will be presenting Inside the St. John’s Bible, an account of working on the Heritage Edition, a copy of which is held in the library’s Special Collections and will be available for viewing.  This unique […]

Books in Bloom 2017 Sneak Peek

Please make plans to stop by the library during the Books in Bloom 2017 event this weekend! Floral arrangements representing a variety of titles will be on display Friday through Sunday, May 5-7.  The event is free and open to the public.  Here’s a sneak peek of some titles being featured this year: Owl Babies by […]

Books in Bloom, May 5-7, 2017

Please join us for Books in Bloom 2017!   The Gustavus Library Associates signature event will take place May 5-7, 2017 in the library. Friday, May 5, 3-5pm Saturday, May 6, 10am-4pm Special Event: Inside the St. John’s Bible presented by Mike Nordberg ’93 @ 1pm Sunday, May 7, 11am-3pm Enjoy floral arrangements designed to interpret […]

Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium: April 29

The Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) will be hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN, this year on Saturday, April 29. The keynote speaker is Brian Ross of the Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development. He will talk about the the development of solar […]