Archive for July, 2006

Upcoming Events

Urban Garden Tour — July 15 Gustavus Library Associates dinner and theatre event — August 1 First-year Student Move-in — September 2 Move-in For Returning Students — September 4 First Day of Classes — September 6 Nobel Conference: “Medicine: Prescription for Tomorrow” — October 3 – 4 Family Weekend — October 7 – 8 For […]

Extraordinary Athletics

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the United States Sports Academy have announced the final totals for the 2005-06 Directors’ Cup and Gustavus finished 10th out of 435 competing NCAA Division III institutions. The Directors’ Cup, which is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics, is awarded to four-year institutions in […]

Gustavus Library Associates Minnesota Centennial Showboat Event

Join Gustavus Library Associates for an evening of dinner and theatre on Aug. 1 aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat in St. Paul. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. The curtain rises for Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway at 8 p.m. Tickets are $52 per person, and reservations may be made […]

Summer Reading

Each summer, incoming Gustavus students are asked to complete a “Reading in Common” that will be discussed during New Student Orientation and, for some students, during their First Term Seminar course. The Reading in Common selection for 2006-07 is Honky by Dalton Conley. This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a […]

The Flowers Are a Blooming

July is an ideal month to visit gardens, so the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum at Gustavus will host an Urban Garden Tour to four south Minneapolis sites on Saturday, July 15. The driving tour (10 a.m.—2 p.m.) begins at the Normandale Japanese Garden with guide Bunnie Aaze, then on to the Elizabeth Hamilton, Ted Bair, […]

Cover Mississippi Blanket Drive

When two Gustavus seniors returned from doing hurricane relief work in Mississippi in January, they knew they had to do more. So they organized a collection effort for blankets and quilts to aid people in southern Mississippi. The project collected an estimated 70,000 square feet of blankets and towels exceeding their goal of 48,000 square […]

The Value of a Lutheran College Education

In 1998 and in 2004, 39 Lutheran colleges sponsored a major, nationwide research project to access the educational effectiveness of Lutheran colleges in comparison to other sectors of higher education. The studies show the numerous strengths of Lutheran colleges, including four-year graduation rate (at Gustavus the rate is 80%), small class sizes, having a sense […]