Archive for April, 2010

The Gustavus Student Rhythm in April

There is much excitement with the arrival of spring at Gustavus.  The students are very busy with research projects, athletic competitions, concerts, recitals, lectures, and job searches.  The time from spring break to the end of the semester creates a wide range of emotion.  The end of the semester brings looming pressures.  Seniors realize the […]

Gustavus’ Career Center Gears Students Up for Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching and students are moving into hyperdrive to get all of their work done, finish up their sports and volunteering, and pack in a few more social activities before that mythical final bell rings in May.  The Career Center is here for any last-minute student needs, right up until the last day […]

MAYDAY! Conference Focuses on How We Imagine Peace…

“Imaging Peace” is the topic of the 30th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference to be held Wednesday, April 28, 2010, on the college campus. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, an assistant professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas and a nationally recognized writer, public speaker, and activist committed to nonviolent social change, will open […]

Student Health Insurance May End Sooner Than You Think

Student health care insurance covered under parental policies often end as early as the day before graduation and for those on Gustavus’s plan, our student health insurance ends on August 26, 2010.  The Alumni Association offers health insurance to fill the needs of many students who will be without coverage after graduation.  Most products are […]

Staying Safe

Although Gustavus and St. Peter are generally very safe, precautions and good judgment should always be used to protect one’s self and belongings. Many students are outside in April enjoying the spring weather, taking late-night walks for example.  Here are some reminders for your student about staying safe:

Keeping Your Gustie Healthy

The next six weeks for students feels like a race to finals.  It is wise to include health issues as part of the regular conversation with your student. College students often do not live a balanced life, with too little sleep and many pressures.  Visit our Health Information webpage for parents to help you talk […]

Gustavus Housing Selection for 2010-2011

Even though selection has happened for some residence hall rooms on campus, the majority of students will take part in room clusters housing selection April 24-27 and/or two-person housing selection May 2-5.  The online housing selection process provides a high level of fairness based on a computer generated, randomly assigned housing priority number within the […]

2010 Gustavus Yearbook

Orders are now being accepted for the 2010 Gustavian Yearbook.  The all-color book will cover the 2009-2010 academic year with highlights including sports, academics, music, theatre, clubs, Greek organizations, residence halls, faculty and staff, and of course, graduate portraits of the Class of 2010. A mailing with order forms have been mailed to students on […]

Nobel Conference Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the 46th annual Nobel Conference will go on sale today, Thursday, April 1. The 2010 Nobel Conference is titled “Making Food Good” and is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct.  6. Seven distinguished presenters will offer thought-provoking looks into what makes food good—from the scientific and ethical aspects to esthetic, ecological, […]

Lupe Fiasco in Concert at Gustavus

The Campus Activities Board at Gustavus Adolphus College has announced that hip-hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in Lund Arena. Tickets are currently available online at and are $18 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door. Fiasco has one Grammy Award (Best Urban/Alternative […]