Entries tagged with ‘1905’

Factoid Friday

  Did you know… that in 1905, the Augustana Synod (forerunner of the ELCA) banned intercollegiate athletic competition from its colleges. One year before, in 1904, President Mattson had enforced a ban on athletics at Gustavus. These rulings were met with fierce opposition. After many years of student protest, the Synod reinstated athletics in 1910. […]

Blast from the Past

This is a picture of Commencement in 1905 in the old Auditorium. Though the location of commencement exercises has changed, and graduating class size has changed,the feeling of elation is still there!

Factoid Friday!

In 1905, the Augustana Synod of the Lutheran Church (a predecessor to the ELCA) enforced an intercollegiate athletic ban, believing too much emphasis was being placed on athletics to the detriment of morals and academics. After strong opposition by students, the ban was lifted in 1910, except for football, which remained banned until 1917.  When […]