Archive for September, 2009

Start of a New Academic Year

Gustavus Adolphus College will begin its 148th academic year Tuesday, Sept. 8, when classes commence for the College’s 2,525 full-time students. Approximately 630 first-year students are enrolled at Gustavus this fall. Move-in day for first-year students was Friday, Sept. 4, and you can view photos of move-in day or a video of the Gustie Greeters […]

Nobel Conference

Water is essential to all life. Our world cannot survive without it, and solutions to its quality and availability do not come easily. We have a shared responsibility to work together to manage the world’s water, and we must better educate ourselves as to how we can make a positive impact on the use and […]

Gustavus Honors

Gustavus has been honored in many ways over the summer. Washington Monthly magazine listed Gustavus as the 33rd best liberal arts college in the country.  The men’s golf team was named academic national champions by the Golf Coaches Association of America.  Gustavus moved up eight places in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings to […]

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2009

Homecoming and Family Weekend will be Oct. 9-11. This is a reunion time for the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004, but all alumni are invited to attend the events, even if it is not their reunion year. The full schedule this year includes a 5th Quarter Postgame Event where […]

Life Insurance in a Recession

It isn’t hard to see signs of a down economy. The jobless rate for college graduates is high and if you own stock or a home, chances are the value of your assets has tumbled. If you own a house, its value has likely fallen, perhaps massively.  Meanwhile, your financial obligations have probably not declined. […]

A Tribute to Steve Wilkinson

After 39 years of coaching the men’s tennis team at Gustavus Adolphus College, Steve Wilkinson retired this spring.  Steve has been an inspiration to thousands of people over his many years of service to the game.  The tennis community will celebrate and thank Steve for his commitment to the game as a coach, player, competitor, […]

Gustavus at College Fairs

Representatives from Gustavus will be traveling the U.S. this fall, participating in college fairs from Moorhead, MN, to Kansas City, MO.  Upcoming fairs include: September 15         Kansas City, MO September 21         Moorhead, MN September 22         East Grand Forks, ND September 23         Bemidji, MN September 24         Wadena, MN September 25         Pine City, MN September 28         Forest […]

Twin Cities Gustavus Alumni Breakfasts

Join other Gusties for a cup of coffee, breakfast, and great conversation. This month our featured presenter is Mark Bjelland, associate professor of geography and chair of the 45th Nobel Conference: “H20 Uncertain Resource”. All Gusties are welcome and invited to the breakfast, Wednesday, September 16, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place, 1500 […]

Commission Gustavus 150 Update

The 439 Commission Gustavus 150 recommendations created by the eight Task Forces have been reviewed, with similar recommendations merged. This resulted in 385 recommendations being grouped into seven substantive categories. The level of importance gathered about these recommendations from faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, and other Commission participants was attached to each recommendation. At a […]