Archive for August, 2012

Factoid Friday

Did you know…  The Folke Bernadotte Library at Gustavus has 308,247 volumes, 497 print periodical subscriptions, 167 electronic subscriptions, and 294,966 total government documents? With new acquisitions arriving each year!

Words of Wisdom: Gustie Lingo Edition

CAB- Campus Activities Board, is the student-run organizers of many exciting activities at Gustavus, including Homecoming, concerts (big and small), guest speakers, and the weekly campus movie. CF- Collegiate Fellow, a built-in mentor and friend who live in the residence halls, supervise activities, and resolve conflicts between students. Similar to what other schools call “R.A.s” […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Do you know what year the first square dance for Orientation was held? C.1972

Tuesday Trivia

You read it in the New Student Orientation schedule and could not believe it, yet you showed up that night with your roommate and it was true: the Gustie Greeters were hosting a square dance. The Square Dance during New Student Orientation is supposedly were you meet your significant other (did you?). Do you know […]

Blast from the Past

Your family’s vehicle just turned off Highway 169 onto College Avenue for the trek up the hill. You’re nervous. Your hands are clammy. Your dad keeps reminiscing on mildly embarrassing stories of your childhood, that you are praying he doesn’t say out load when your new roommate is around. Your mother is running over the […]

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Please share your answer the the question below!   What groups/organizations were you a part of during your time at Gustavus? Why did you choose to be involved?

View from the Hill

  Music is an important part of student life, both formally and informally.  Here two students were captured playing guitar on a warm evening by the Jackson Campus Center.

Words of Wisdom

“Colleges like Gustavus that refuse to draw the line between the secular and the sacred have a very special place in the world. They are important because they provide the setting for understanding the complex moral, social, and civic problems of our time—an understanding that can be found in very few places.” Gustavus President John […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

How well do you know your Gustavus landmark history? This aerial photograph was taken around 1934 (so the answer is “B”).  Some of the buildings in this photograph are: the White House, Commerce Building, Old Main, Johnson Student Union, Auditorium, Uhler Hall, and the Water Tower.