Archive for 2012

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Words of Wisdom

“It is rare to have the opportunity to participate in a conference in which high school, college and university students of such diverse backgrounds are brought together in such a wonderful environment for discussion of topics of vital interest to mankind as has been developed at Gustavus College.” Norman Borlaug speaking of the yearly Nobel […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

How many Nobel Laureates has Gustavus hosted in the past 150 years (including non-Nobel Conference speakers)?   C. 95  

Tuesday Trivia

How many Nobel Laureates has Gustavus hosted in the past 150 years (including non-Nobel Conference speakers)? A. 15 B. 55 C. 95 D. 150 The answer will be posted at 6 p.m. CST.

Blast from the Past

  26 Nobel Laureates were on hand for theĀ  dedication of The Alfred Nobel Hall of Science in May of 1963. The building was designed by Setter, Leach, and Lindstrom of Minneapolis. The hall was 75,000 square feet with 150 rooms. The sculpture on the front of the building was completed by Don Gregory ’47, […]

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Feel free to share your thoughts below! How do you stay connected with Gustavus or other Gusties?

Factoid Friday

Following the 1963 Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Gustavus representatives met with Nobel Foundation officials, asking them to endorse an annual science conference at the College and to allow use of the Nobel name to establish credibility and high standards. At the urging of several prominent Nobel Laureates, the foundation granted the request and the […]

View from the Hill

This photograph is 100 years old this year! This is the 1912-13 “College Family” photograph on the south side of the old Auditorium. The Aud burnt down in 1970.  

Words of Wisdom

“We do well to stop sometimes and recall the early struggles and thank God for ultimate results and blessings. Although we did things on a small scale and with greater hardships, nevertheless we trained men and women for greater usefulness in state, church, and society in general. Today our former students are found in every […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Name this Gustie! This 1930 Gustavus graduate is no stranger to the Gustavus campus. Born in Wisconsin, he was one of the pair of debaters who were the first Gusties to win the Pi Kappa Delta national debating championship. You also know his name as an influential administrator.   D. Edgar Carlson. He served as […]

Tuesday Trivia

Name this Gustie! This 1930 Gustavus graduate is no stranger to the Gustavus campus. Born in Wisconsin, he was one of the pair of debaters who were the first Gusties to win the Pi Kappa Delta national debating championship. You also know his name as an influential administrator. Is this person: A. Vern Eckman B. […]