Archive for April, 2012

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View from the Hill

This is a photo of the “new” gym that was installed in 1922 in the Johnson Student Union. Visitors to campus now know this space as Alumni Hall, and instead of playing basketball, students gather there to hear guest lectures and celebrate events!

Words of Wisdom

“It is time to go, I know…Gustavus has been a home to you for four years, and though you don’t  realize in your haste to go just now, you are leaving a home,  and to this home you will be coming back, whether in the body or in the spirit all your life, for a […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

In what year was the completion of the O.J. Johnson Student Union renovation that provides current students with Alumni Hall, Student Service office space, lounge areas and The Dive? C. 1987 The Johnson Student Union in an undated photograph pre-renovation.

Tuesday Trivia

In what year was the completion of the O.J. Johnson Student Union renovation that provides current students with Alumni Hall, Student Service office space, lounge areas, and The Dive? A. 1967 B. 1977 C. 1987 D. 1997   The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Blast from the Past

Let’s Wrestle! Coach Don Roberts gets a lift from the captain of the Gustavus wrestling team, Rod Fletcher ’61. From the Weekly Dec. 9, 1960.

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

What was the most memorable global/national event that took place while you were at college? How did it impact life here at Gustavus?

Factoid Friday

Did you know… In the 1980s, a sword that was rumored to belong to King Gustaf II Adolf (the College namesake) was given to Gustavus from collector Lloyd Swanson ’35  who had acquired it some years prior. On the blade is the inscription “1622, Gustavus Adolphus, Great King of the Goths.” According to a 1991 […]

View from the Hill

The 1965 flood in April, covered the Minnesota River Valley. Citizens of St. Peter and Gustavus students and staff pitched in to build dikes and to sandbag. Despite their efforts the river swelled to immense proportions. Special thanks to the Nicollett County Historical Society for this arial photograph of the city of St. Peter taken […]

Words of Wisdom

Gustavus President Edward A. Lindell said his idea of an ideal college was one in which “everything is second to academic excellence… and Gustavus is well on its way to academic superiority.” Unknown, Gustavian Weekly September 19, 1975

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Which building at Gustavus is the only building named in honor of a student?                         A. Gibbs Hall; It was built in 1966 and was called “Link”. In 2003 it was renamed and dedicated to Karen Gibbs, Gustavus student and tennis team member. She […]