Archive for March, 2012

Factoid Friday!

Being a residential college, a majority of students always lived on-campus, but when beds are full, it is a time-honored tradition for students to be allowed to seek living space in the town of St. Peter.  Between the Boarding Clubs of the early 20th century, to the off-campus residences today, students have been welcomed into […]

View from the Hill

The mile-wide F3 tornado ripped through campus uprooting 2,000 mature trees, damaging almost every roof on campus and shattering 80% of the campus windows.

Words of Wisdom

“We have the newest roofs, trees, carpets, and playing fields of any college in the country. We just wish the refurbishing could have been done in a less dramatic form.” Gustavus President Axel Steuer, welcoming students back during chapel service for the 1998-99 school year after the devastating  March 29, 1998 tornado

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Frank Barth Dedicates the Second Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library with Princess Christina Who was the first non-clergy member named as president of Gustavus Adolphus College?   D. Frank Barth was the first in 1969

Tuesday Trivia!

Who was the first non-clergy member named as president of Gustavus Adolphus College? A. James Peterson B. Axel Steuer C. Edward Lindell D. Frank Barth   The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Blast from the Past

Here are some photographs detailing the 2005 demolition of Wahlstrom Hall. Wahlstrom was a dormitory located on the south side of campus.

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

On March 29, 1998 a tornado ripped through campus and St. Peter causing millions of dollars worth of property damage. What are your memories of the 1998 tornado or the first time you came back after the 1998 tornado?

Factoid Friday

A 1903 baseball game with Gustavus playing St. Olaf marked the first intercollegiate athletic competition against another private college held at Gustavus. It also was the beginning of an M.I.A.C. rivalry with St. Olaf. Unfortunately Gustavus lost 17-1.

View from the Hill

A new addition to the campus is Southwest Hall. Completed in 2005, it not only houses 190 students, but also contains a hostel area for visiting youth groups.

Words of Wisdom

“[Gustavus] has from the very beginning acted as a bridge between the old country and the new life that the Swedish immigrants and their descendants have formed in America.”  King Carl XVI Gustaf, 1976