Gustavus Sesquicentennial

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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. […]

Words of Wisdom

  “The young people that found and shall find inexhaustible treasures here, shall exhort their friends to come, seek, and find what they need for a happy life. And [their] parents…shall not only send them here, but build houses in which their children can live, study, and be happy.” Lars P. Lundgren, Commencement Address, Class […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Who served as the first academic dean of Gustavus Adolphus College from 1945-53? B. Elmer Siebrecht; shown here is a Christmas card from Elmer and his wife Marie (who was the President’s secretary for many years).

Tuesday Trivia

Who served as the first academic dean of Gustavus Adolphus College (hint: from 1945-53)? A. Theodore Conrad ’25 B. Elmer Siebrecht C. Albert Swanson D. David Johnson The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST.

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.