Entries tagged with ‘1964’

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Who was the first graduate of Gustavus to serve as college president?   E. Matthias Wahlstrom. The Rev. Wahlstrom completed his coursework at St. Ansgars in the late 1860s. The Rev. Dr. Peter Mattson was the first alum with an actual degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. He was a member of the class of 1892. […]

Words of Wisdom

          “This college calls itself to learning with a purpose.”  President James Peterson ’64 Opening Convocation, 2003

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

A 4-1-4 calendar is two semesters in which students take a full academic load of four classes and a January Term month sandwiched in between, which gave students a chance to take one innovative or focused class or to travel. What year did Gustavus switched to a 4-1-4 calendar? Did this system begin at Gustavus […]