Archive for October, 2004

Job and Internship Search Workshops

Internship and Career Exploration Session — Oct. 13 The Ultimate Road Trip: “Campus 2 Career” is a dynamic and interactive presentation for first year students — Oct. 13 Internship and Career Exploration Session — Oct. 25 Internship and Career Exploration Session — Oct. 27 Health Profession Career Information Session — Nov. 1 Internship and Career […]

Upcoming Events

Final exams for half-semester courses — Oct. 22 Deadline for J-Term study abroad application — Oct. 22 Reading Break (no classes, residence halls remain open) — Oct. 23-26 Mid-term grades submitted from faculty — Oct. 27 Christmas in Christ Chapel: “Seasons of Promise” — Dec. 3-5 Note on ordering tickets for Christmas in Christ Chapel […]

Election Time

In preparation for the national elections in November, the Young Republicans and Young Democrats have been active on campus promoting candidates and encouraging students to become educated and engaged in the political process. The groups are co-sponsoring several events, including watching the presidential debates on large-screen television, showing the controversial film Fahrenheit 9/11 followed by […]

Greeks at Gustavus

The annual fall rush for the social fraternities and sororities was canceled last week, four days before its scheduled completion, by Dean of Students Hank Toutain after consulting with Greek leadership. The safety of Gustavus students was being placed at risk by fraternity and sorority practices associated with rush, which were not restricted to one […]

Alcohol and Gustavus students

Gustavus uses a variety of resources to discourage the use of alcohol among students who are under the legal drinking age and to educate those students 21 and older on safe and responsible alcohol use. The inappropriate use of alcohol is a concern for many current students, parents, and employees at Gustavus. For more information […]

Academic Success

As mentioned earlier, October is a busy academic time for students. Gustavus provides many resources to help students succeed including personal meetings with academic advisers, tips for studying, and a writing center for proofing papers. For more information on the Academic Advising Center go to For information on study tips go to And […]

The College Rhythm of October

The following are some typical experiences and emotions for students during October: The academic course load is in full gear; roommate problems begin to arise; students question: “Do I fit in here?”; first tests/papers returned; Nobel Conference; midterm exams; Fall Break; love relationships from home remain strong; seniors are starting the job interview or graduate […]

Choosing a Major

One of the first steps toward graduation for students is choosing a major. With 44 majors and 16 pre-professional programs to choose from, it is very common for students to switch majors or add a minor. Approximately 25% of students have more than one major. For more information on the process of choosing a major […]

Nobel Conference, The Science of Aging

The 40th annual Nobel Conference, focusing on “The Science of Aging,” brought more than 6,000 guests to campus Oct. 5-6 to learn about research being conducted on longevity, Alzheimer’s disease, and other aging-related issues. Next year’s conference, on Einstein, will be Sept. 27-28. For more information go to