Archive for June, 2012

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View from the Hill

The Hillstrom Museum of Art is located in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center. Open to the public with free admission, the Museum showcases local artists and student works as well as other collections, including a Rodin Exhibit in 2009.

Words of Wisdom

“What I want to know is what [my students’] questions are. That is where learning starts—for them and for me. The genius of the young lies not in what they know…but in what they want to know. And from the students’ questions come the teacher’s stimulation to learn.” Will Freiert, Professor in Classics, 1972-2010

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

The Gustavus Sign at the top of College Avenue is iconic but it has not always been the first thing you see driving up the hill. In what year did the sign first appear?   C. 1959; the sign was designed by Professor Don Gregory, and installed thanks in large part to the generous donations […]

Tuesday Trivia

The Gustavus Adolphus College sign at the top of College Avenue is iconic, but it has not always been the first thing you see driving up the hill. In what year did the sign first appear? A. 1909 B. 1929 C. 1959 D. 1979     The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Did you have a relative who is/was a Gustie? How has that shaped your Gustie identity?

View from the Hill

Gusties help others shine too. Community Service is a huge part of student life here on campus. Whether students are completing service learning as part of a  course, taking a Spring Break work trip to build homes with Habitat for Humanity, or playing games with local kids at an after school program, Gusties know that […]

Words of Wisdom: Gustie Lingo Edition

GUSTIE LINGO:                          (The secular language of Gusties) Ma Young: Evelyn (Sponberg) Young ’33, food service director for 30+ years. 169: pronounced ‘one-sixty-nine,’ refers to the main highway that cuts straight through St. Peter. 169 and sometimes floods in the spring. SAO- Student Activities Office, which oversees all student organizations on campus . “SAO desk” is […]

Words of Wisdom: Gustie Lingo Edition

GUSTIE LINGO:(the secular language of Gusties) The “Nic” – the Nicollet House, a popular downtown hangout  “Downtown” which is reference to the the businesses down the hill in the five blocks of St. Peter that contain the majority of businesses. P-Ball: Referring to Presidents Ball, the annual semi-formal dance that takes place at a venue […]