Archive for October, 2009

Staying Connected through the Gustavus Career Center

Parents are great at encouraging their student to make the most out of their future.  To that end, the Career Center would like to remind you of all the ways to stay in touch with what is happening on campus regarding career decisions, employers, and workshops.  The Career Center website houses a large variety of […]

Gustavus Student Flu Clinic Update

Greetings Gustie Parents, Heather Dale, Gustavus’ Director of Health Service, sent the following message to students earlier today: We conducted a seasonal flu clinic for students earlier this month, and many of you took advantage of this service.  However, due to the demand on manufacturers for other influenza vaccines, Health Service will *not* be receiving […]

Final Days of Pre-Sale Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets

Christmas in Christ Chapel worship service and buffet tickets are available online this year. To order, go to, choose Login from the top menu, and then click on Gustavus Community Login on the left side. Enter your Gustavus login and password and then click on the send Login to University Tickets button. Choose the […]

The Rhythm of October for Gusties

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; midterm exams; love relationships from home remain strong; seniors are starting the job interview or graduate school process; and positive or […]

Getting Involved as a Gustie

Numerous opportunities are available for students to get involved on campus. If students say they are bored or not feeling connected, they may need to take more initiative to engage in the many events and the more than 100 recognized organizations, more than 30 theatre, arts, and music organizations, and 40 intramural and club sports […]

Choosing a Major

One of the first steps toward graduation for students is choosing a major.  With 60 majors and 15 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, although this is not necessary.  For more information on the […]

Flu Shot Clinic for Gustavus Students

“Mini” Flu Shot Clinic *Seasonal Influenza Vaccine* When: Monday, October 5th, 2009 Time: 9:30am Where: Gustavus Health Service Office Cost: $20 cash/check or bill insurance For SPEEDY check-in bring a copy of your insurance card (front and back) Methods of Payment: Cash Personal Check (payable to Gustavus Adolphus College) Bill to medical insurance (student must […]

Student Academic Success

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 assistance with papers.  Find more information online on the Academic Advising Center, study tips or the Writing Center.

Gustavus Homecoming and Family Weekend October 9-11

Homecoming and Family Weekend will be Oct. 9-11. The full schedule this year includes “5th Quarter” Postgame Event where you will enjoy live music by “The Rockin’ Hollywoods,” grilled meats, salads, sides, 1919 root beer, and desserts. The weekend also includes athletic events, as well as a performance by jazz vocalist Kurt Elling ‘89 and […]

Nobel Conference 45 at Gustavus

The College’s 45th Nobel Conference, “H2O: Uncertain Resource,” takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 6–7, and features the following lectures: Tuesday, 10 a.m. – “Climate Change and Global Peace,” R.K. Pachauri, director general, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, and Chair of the IPCC, Geneva Tuesday, 1 p.m. –“Nutrients, Nutrients Everywhere […]