Entries tagged with ‘OJ Johnson’

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

“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 […]

Blast from the Past!

All you GAC Backers out there―can you imagine cheering on the Golden Gusties in a gym that looks like a railroad depot? In 1886, with the help of student fundraising, a gymnasium was built about where the O.J. Johnson Student Union now stands. The 1886-1887 school year also marks the first year that physical education […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Which college president was known as “Prexy?” A. O.J. Johnson This is “Prexy” and his wife, Lavinia Johnson.  

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

  Name this Gustie! This is a name of a building most Gusties walk in every day. He was also a beloved “Prexy.” He is Oscar J. “OJ” Johnson, the seventh president of Gustavus.

Factoid Friday!

Did you know… in the 1890s, Monday was observed as the weekly holiday on campus (instead of Saturday). The goal was to discourage studying on Sundays, which was reserved for for religious observation. This changed during the OJ Johnson Administration in first part of the 20th century.