Archive for September, 2012

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Blast from the Past

What is this building? It is okay that you do not recognize it, as it was never on the St. Peter campus. This building was located in East Union, Carver County, MN. This building once was the home of the Minnesota Elementar Skola and St. Ansgar’s before it moved to St. Peter in 1876 and […]

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Feel free to post your answer below!   How did you decide on your major at Gustavus?

Factoid Friday

The first college library dates from when the school was at East Union in 1865. A drafted student died in a military camp and left his small collection of books to the school. This collection was supplemented with the purchase of a Webster’s Dictionary.

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Feel free to post your comments below!   What advice would you give current Gustavus student?    

Factoid Friday

Did you know…. The first pupil of Gustavus was Jonas Magnuson (Magny) in 1862. He was a 20 year-old who grew up in the Chisago Lakes area and was the only pupil until the winter term. His fees were $1 for his room, 75 cents for his board and tuition was free! He went on […]

View from the Hill

In November of 1982, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited campus and unveiled the sculpture titled Sun Glitter by Carl Milles. They are returning on October 5 this year. Details can be found at the Royal Visit website.

Words of Wisdom

“Successful assimilation into the Gustavus community requires the acquisition of many new skills. On the academic level, the freshman, confronted with responsibility for his own free time, must perfect the skill of time allotment. Similarly, now that Mom and Dad aren’t around to awaken the new college student on Sunday morning, he must discover for […]