Archive for January, 2011

The College Rhythm in January

Many students are away from campus for student-teaching, studying abroad, or internships. This may create a sense of loss for students remaining on campus. There is satisfaction and/or disappointment with first-semester grades. Students may feel loneliness for relationships at home or relief to be back at school.  Because students take one class during January, some […]

Housing Selection Questions

Housing selection for next academic year begins in February, with housing selection for double occupancy rooms, the most prevalent of the options, happening in April and May. The placement of students is dependent on priority number. The priority numbers are randomly distributed within each class of students.  (For example, current junior students would have higher […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 17, with a public lecture by civil rights movement activist Bernard LaFayette Jr. and a performance of African America by Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre. LaFayette will give the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture in Christ Chapel as part of the College’s […]

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Tour

Under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will tour Minnesota and Wisconsin between the January Interim and Spring Semester. All concerts are free and open to the public. Saturday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. – Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd Sunday, Jan 30, 3 p.m. – Central High School Auditorium, Duluth Monday, Jan. 31, 7 […]

Don’t Meet the Parents!

It may be every teenager’s worst nightmare- your parent showing up in the middle of school to complete some unimaginably embarrassing task or bring you some cruelly humiliating object.  What could be worse than that, your past teenage self may ask?  Well, try having it happen at a job interview.  As Dan Finnigan puts it […]

Alcohol Education

Students take only one focused class while they are on campus during January, and many organizations do not meet during this month as a number of their members are away from campus. This combination may lead to more free time, and some students will choose to consume alcohol at a greater rate. As a College, we continue […]

Career Center Job Prep Party

The Gustavus Career Center invites parents and alumni to share their career and job search knowledge and advice with Gustavus students preparing to attend the MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair at the Job Fair Prep Party (formerly known as the Gustavus Career Connections Reception), on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the […]

Gustavus Choir Tour

The Gustavus Choir will embark on a tour of Italy this month. The 57 student musicians, under the direction of Greg Aune, will travel to and sing at various locations in Italy Jan. 13-28. As is the case with each Gustavus international music tour, it includes an educational component. The students are learning about the […]

A Food Security Event Building Solidarity through Education, Action, and Advocacy

On Feb. 12–13, 2011, Gustavus and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will partner to host an event on the Gustavus campus that will address the complexities of food insecurity and local and global hunger through speakers, advocacy work, and an emergency food pack of 250,000 meals, funded by Thrivent Financial. For more information, go to

Important Dates at Gustavus

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Events– January 17 Spring tuition/fees due – January 31 Interim Experience Classes end – January 28 Touring Week (no classes) – January 29-February 6 (Residence Halls remain open) Spring Semester Classes begin – February 7 Online housing contracts due to Residential Life for all returning students – February 15 Late […]