Archive for November, 2011

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Factoid Friday

On November 11, 1938, the Gustavus community suffered a great tragedy. The bus carrying members of the football team back from St. Norbert’s was in an accident that killed athletic director George Myrum and two students, Donald Anderson ’40 and Carl Olson ’41. Four months later the new Myrum Memorial Field house was completed and […]

Gustie Fridays!

Come celebrate GUSTIE FRIDAYS! Gusties all over the world are donning their “Gustie Gear” on Friday’s during the Sesquicentennial.From hats to 50-year club pins, to hockey jerseys and polos, Gusties show their pride by wearing black and gold! This is Teige Cudahy ’13 celebrating “Gustie Friday” at Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco. Share your Gustie […]

View from the Hill

Hunger and Homelessness Week is an action/awareness simulation for the plight of the homeless. Students and teachers participate in a “sleep out” where they do not go back to the residence hall to shower, to eat, or to sleep. They sleep outside in boxes and eat only food that is given to them. This event […]

Words of Wisdom: Gustie Lingo Edition

GUSTIE LINGO:      (secular language known by Gusties…) The Blue: The ‘Blue’ refers to the practice courts and indoor track in Lund Center located near to the Gus Young Basketball Court. The area is the color blue, hence the name. The Red Desk: The ‘Red Desk’ is the main information center in Lund Center, its also […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

How many people can attend a service or program in Christ Chapel?   A. 1500; , Christ Chapel has seating available for 300 in the balcony and 1200 on the main floor  

Tuesday Trivia

This week’s Tuesday Trivia question: How many people can attend a service or program in Christ Chapel? A. 1500 B. 1200 C. 800 D. 400 The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST

Blast from the Past!!

  This picture captures four friends doing their homework and grabbing a sandwich on the hill in 1916-20. However, it looks like they are doing more laughing than studying to us!

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Feel free to post your name, graduation year, and comment below!   What was the most exciting athletic event you witnessed at Gustavus?

Fun Fact Friday!

In 1900, the Democratic Presidential nominee, William Jennings Bryan (and future Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson) brought his campaign to St. Peter, giving many Gustavus students their first opportunity to hear a nationally recognized speaker. Eleven years later, President William Howard Taft came to St. Peter on his campaign train.

View from the Hill

Two nursing students in Mattson Hall (located on the southwest side of campus by the Schaefer Fine Arts Building) doing some hands-on-learning for their nursing major.  Mattson Hall is home to both the Nursing and Education departments at Gustavus. Peter A. Mattson Hall is named after our sixth president who also was an 1892 graduate […]