Blogs at Gustavus

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Fall 2020 Opening Plan

President Bergman announces the Fall 2020 Opening Plan and a COVID-19 website redesign.

Faculty Spotlight: Dwight Stoll

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) has been selected to the United States Pharmacopoeia Expert Committee on Chemical Analysis for the 2020-2025 volunteer cycle. The United States Pharmacopoeia is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that develops standards that facilitate the manufacture and distribution of safe and effective medicines. Expert committees composed of volunteers provide expert advice to the organization […]

S.2 E.2 Sweden’s Response to Covid-19, plus an Immigrant Success Story

Distinguished historian of Scandinavia and Gustavus Professor Emeritus of History and Scandinavian Studies Byron Nordstrom on Sweden’s novel response to the novel coronavirus, the life of Swedish immigrant Swan Turnblad in Minnesota, and learning and teaching at liberal arts colleges. Season 2, Episode 2: Sweden’s Response to Covid-19, plus an Immigrant Success Story Transcript: Just […]

Introducing… Zoom!

Zoom is our new video conferencing application and it has some fantastic features, including: breakout rooms, whiteboard options, host controls, waiting room, polling, plus many more. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 300 users, share their video, audio, and screen, plus, all of that can be easily recorded. The application […]

Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recently announced its Team Academic Awards for the 2019-2020 season and the Gustavus volleyball team received recognition.

Series Introduction: Summer Reading and Escapes From the Religion Faculty

What a beautiful and strange summer this has been! For those of us who stayed in Minnesota, our state has been gorgeous and hot, with lots of sunshine, long humid days, ten thousand mosquitoes per square foot, and big thunderstorms that roll down from Canada and make the leaves shimmer in the late morning light. […]

Planning for an Adaptable Campus Environment

Fall is coming and Technology Services is working hard to ensure that we’re prepared for whatever your teaching, learning, and working experience may be. Our months-long planning effort started in earnest last spring. We collected your feedback, looking particularly for successes—tools and systems that were reliable and working well for a broad group of community […]

Women’s Golf Posts Top-25 Team GPA in Division III

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced the top 25 teams with the highest GPA for each NCAA division during the 2019-20 academic year and the Gustavus women’s golf team posted the 22nd-highest team GPA in Division III at 3.642.

S.2 E.1 Little Rock 1957 / Minneapolis 2020

Dr. Misti Harper, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Gustavus, discusses the role of “respectability politics” among black women in the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School, the Minnesota context of Mr. George Floyd’s murder by police in Minneapolis 63 years later, and her undergraduate course on Prince. Season 2, Episode 1: Little Rock […]

Gusties Pitch In and Mask Up

Alumni, parents, and friends are providing funding for COVID Safety Care Packages for students and ordering Gustavus-branded masks.