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Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Frank Barth Dedicates the Second Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library with Princess Christina Who was the first non-clergy member named as president of Gustavus Adolphus College?   D. Frank Barth was the first in 1969

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

On March 29, 1998 a tornado ripped through campus and St. Peter causing millions of dollars worth of property damage. What are your memories of the 1998 tornado or the first time you came back after the 1998 tornado?

Factoid Friday

A 1903 baseball game with Gustavus playing St. Olaf marked the first intercollegiate athletic competition against another private college held at Gustavus. It also was the beginning of an M.I.A.C. rivalry with St. Olaf. Unfortunately Gustavus lost 17-1.

View from the Hill

  In 1922, a “new gymnasium” building replaced the old student-financed gymnasium. The OJ Johnson Student Union was renovated in the 1980s and now is used as offices and a meeting and gathering place for students, alumni, and friends of the Gustavus. This is an architectural rendering of this building. How does it compare to […]

Blast from the Past!

Below are the programs and invitations for the dedication of the Carlson Administration Building on December 9, 1973. For more fun artifacts like these and others, visit the Photo Gallery on the Sesquicentennial website or visit the College Archives.

Factoid Friday!

The first three-act play performed at Gustavus was called As the Clock Strikes it was performed at St. Peter High School on December 4th, 1935. The proceeds from the production were used to purchase equipment for the Little Theater. The Little Theater was a 360-seat theatre that was the predecessor to the Anderson Theatre in […]

View from the Hill

It is Saint Lucia Day at Gustavus Adolphus College! This is the St. Lucia Court of 1972.

View from the Hill

The 1973 Gustavus Bowling Team.

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

In what year was the first Christmas in Christ Chapel Celebrated?   C.1973  

Tuesday Trivia

In what year was the first Christmas in Christ Chapel celebrated? A. 1951 B.1962 C.1973 D.1983     The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST.