Archive for February, 2012

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Blast from the Past

The view of the Gustavus campus from the year 1900 down Hello Walk.

Sunday-Funday GustieThoughts

Feel free to post your comments below! Who was the Gustavus President during your time at Gustavus, and what is your favorite memory about this person?

Factoid Friday

The first intercollegiate basketball game was played by Gustie women. This week in 1903, Gustavus played Mankato Normal (now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato) and lost 16 to 2. The game was played at the St. Peter Opera House, which ironically burned down just two nights later, on February 16, 1903.   Below is […]

View from the Hill

Forensics teams have a long tradition of competition  at Gustavus.  The tradition of excellence started with the forming of debating, speech, and parliamentary societies in the 1880s.  Traveling orator competition began in the first part of the 20th century and was taken to a new level under the leadership of Evan Anderson in the 1920s.  […]

Words of Wisdom: A Wahlstrom Story!

As legend has it, President Wahlstrom had been walking rounds throughout Old Main. A young  woman expecting her boyfriend kissed the startled President. Wahlstrom reportedly said, “My, that was wonderful, but what would Mrs. Wahlstrom say?”

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Which college president was known as “Prexy?” A. O.J. Johnson This is “Prexy” and his wife, Lavinia Johnson.  

Tuesday Trivia

Which beloved college president was known as “Prexy?” was it: A. OJ Johnson B. John Kendall C. Edgar Carlson D. Axel Steuer

Blast from the Past

Before he was playing Adam Braverman on NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ or Nate Fisher on HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under,’ Peter Krause ’87 was auditioning for roles at Gustavus. The Weekly captured him auditioning for a role in a 1985 Gustavus Theatre and Dance production of Antigone.

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Feel free to answer the question in the comments section below! Which professor/staff member made a profound impact on your life at Gustavus and why?

Factoid Friday

Did you know… There have been over 390 dedicated individuals in the course of 150 years who have served on the Gustavus Board of Trustees (including in “ex officio” capacity). This is an undated photo of a Board meeting. Thank you for your guidance and service to our college!