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Words of Wisdom

“Those things in life which are most meaningful and desirable are exactly those things which require often tedious, often frustrating and often hard work. But hard work serves a very useful purpose, for it separates the vain and proud from the committed and serious. It is the true test of easy words […] My prayer […]

Words of Wisdom

“To the student seeking an academic, college or musical education of the very best under Christian influence and amid ideal surroundings, Gustavus Adolphus College makes a strong appeal. Whether you seek a regular college or academic course, or where you need post-graduate or special training, Gustavus offers the very best” President O.J. Johnson, St. Peter […]

Words of Wisdom

  “A private liberal arts college in Minnesota cannot become the moral arbitrator of the world. Instead it must do what it knows how to do best, which is to educate responsible people.” President John Kendall on calls to maintain Gustavus’s South Africa divestment policy, 1989

Words of Wisdom: Gustie Lingo Edition

The “Nic” – the Nicollet House, a popular downtown hangout. “Downtown” 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 in the Twin Cities The Den- The […]

Words of Wisdom

“I have discovered here in this little corner of Minnesota a place of great intellectual curiosity reaching into the future.” Dr. Jonas Salk, speaker at Nobel Conference XXVIII, “Immunity: The Battle Within,” October 1992

Words of Wisdom

“We do things to make them feel that Gustavus is their home away from home. I know that’s an old cliché, but it’s true.” Evelyn “Ma” Young ’33 speaking about feeding the students Gustavus

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

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 […]

Words of Wisdom

“Graduating as a senior from a college such as Gustavus is an honor in itself. It means the closing of four wonderful and memorable years we will never forget nor completely appreciate until we are out on our own for several years.” Heather (Peterson) Davis-Peabody ’58, June 6, 1958