Archive for September, 2007

Inaugural A Royal Affair Online Auction

Plans are in the final stages for “A Royal Affair,” the biennial fundraiser for the Gustavus library. New to A Royal Affair this year is an online auction that will be activated the week of Oct. 22, 2007. This online auction will have unique items available only for bidding online and not at the evening […]

Twin Cities Gustie Breakfasts

Join other Minneapolis/St. Paul area Gusties for a once-a-month morning cup of coffee and breakfast while getting an update on Gustavus. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. At the Sept. 19 event, President Jim Peterson ’64 will be available for a college update and to answer questions. Wednesday, Sept. 19 President Jim […]

Nobel Conference: "Heating Up: the Energy Debate"

The 43rd Nobel Conference at Gustavus, Oct. 2 and 3, 2007, will consider global reliance on nonrenewable energy sources and explore a range of cutting-edge energy alternatives. For more information, go to Nobel Conference.

Greek Pledging

The pledge period for fraternities and sororities is happening in September on campus. There are 5 fraternities and 5 sororities on campus, two of which are national affiliates. The Greek tradition at Gustavus dates back more than 100 years. Students and advisers have worked hard again this past year to modify the pledge period and […]

College Breaks

Before you schedule flights or make vacation plans for College breaks, please make sure your student knows details regarding class expectations, final exam schedules, residence hall closing information, transportation, and travel time to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. New this year, Gustavus will be closed the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to allow students to travel. Residence halls […]

Life After Graduation

Graduation may seem far away for seniors, but now is the time they should finalize their resumes and/or prepare for graduate school. The majority of on-campus, career placement recruiting visits occur in September, October, and November. There are some Spring Semester recruiting events such as Job Fair, “ELCA Camp Day,” and some on-campus interviews. Seniors […]

President Peterson Announces Retirement

President Jim Peterson ’64 announced in August that he plans to retire at the conclusion of the current academic year. The Gustavus Board of Trustees will begin a nationwide search for a new president. President Peterson will serve through June 2008 and has offered to assist in an orderly transition beyond that date if needed. […]

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is October 13-14 at Gustavus and is combined with Homecoming festivities. The full schedule this year includes musical performances, athletic events, and seminars on parenting a college student, international terrorism, and the Linneaus Arboretum, as well as a performance by Comedy Sportz. The schedule is designed to provide activities for alumni and families. […]

Starting a New Year

The start of another school year is always an exciting time on campus. This year started with a “Back To School Bash” all-school picnic with food and music. Students new to college are in the midst of many adjustments and transitions to life away from home, new freedoms, a different academic experience, having a roommate, […]

Important Dates/Events

Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast featuring President Jim Peterson — Sept. 19 Nobel Conference: “Heating Up: The Energy Debate” — October 2 – 3 Family Weekend — October 13 & 14 Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast featuring a recap of the Nobel Conference — Oct. 17 Fall Break — October 20-23 Razzle Dazzle * A Royal Affair […]