Archive for February, 2011

2011-2012 Financial Aid Renewal Process

In January you and your student received information regarding the 2011-2012 Financial Aid renewal application process.  Detailed explanatory information is also available from the Financial Aid web site.  Just a reminder–award letters are not mailed to current students.  An email will be sent to students at their Gustavus email account instructing them to go to […]

The Gustavus Rhythm of February

February is the beginning of spring semester.  Many students are optimistic about a new start and enjoy reuniting with friends who were away for January Term or fall.  Later in the month, students may feel sad or depressed due to the winter weather or as the academic work starts to accumulate.  In the spring, sophomores […]

Student Involvement

There are numerous opportunities for students to get involved. If students say they are bored, they may need to take more initiative to engage in the variety of events and organizations on campus. An Involvement Fair will be held in the Jackson Campus Center on Feb. 15 for students to learn about different campus organizations.  […]

Sesquicentennial Award – Call for Nominations

Nominate Amazing Gusties In 2011–2012, Gustavus will celebrate its 150th academic year. The Board of Trustees has established an award in honor of this Sesquicentennial anniversary to recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in the life of the College. The award, called “The Sesquicentennial Award,” will acknowledge and pay tribute to living alumni, […]

Getting A Job: Resources for Gusties

The Career Center provides numerous resources for job searching, but it is ultimately up to each student to actively determine his or her future. It is never too early for students to be thinking about their futures or careers. First-year students and sophomores should already be writing resumes. Internships and career mentors are helpful for […]

Building Bridges

The 16th Annual Building Bridges Conference will be held March 12, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. This year’s theme is “I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present.” For more information, contact the event co-chairs Shanda Kirkeide and Elizabeth Coco at

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

Gustavus Internships

Internships and Career Explorations are fantastic opportunities to learn new skills and apply academic knowledge in a “real-world” work environment. An added bonus is the academic credit you can receive for your work. These experiences are so valuable that over half of Gusties will do at least one during their time on the hill! Finally, […]

Gustavus Health Professions

The Career Center hosts a Health Professions Fair each year. The fair is designed to showcase a variety of career and academic opportunities in the health professions, science and related businesses to Gustavus students.  Students interested in any health profession (Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-PT/OT, etc) are encouraged to attend.  The fair will be on […]

Origami Artist Robert Lang at the Science Museum of Minnesota

In partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota, Gustavus invites you to a public lecture on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the SMM Auditorium to meet and hear Rydell Professor Robert J. Lang, Ph.D., physicist and one of the foremost origami artists and theorists in the world. His presentation is titled “From Flapping […]