Gustavus Announces New VP of Enrollment Management

Kim Frisch joins Gustavus from Regis University. Kim Frisch has been named the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at Gustavus Adolphus College, President Rebecca M. Bergman announced today. Frisch is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and communication. She also has a Master’s Degree in […]

Glenn Loury Speaking at Gustavus on Racial Inequality

Dr. Glenn Loury is the 2023 Lindau Residency guest lecturer. Renowned economist, academic, and social commentator Glenn Loury will present his lecture, “Why Racial Inequality Persists,” on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, as part of the Lindau Residency in Conservative Thought. The event is free and open to the public. Loury […]

Gusties Embrace their Day at the Capitol Opportunities

Gustie students start their Day at the Capitol. A large contingent of Gustavus students trekked to St. Paul on March 14 to help convince state legislators to keep making Minnesota colleges more affordable. The annual Day at the Capitol event—a return to a format that hadn’t happened since before the pandemic—saw 46 Gustie undergraduates fan […]

Gustavus Track Star Exemplifies the Student-Athlete

Birgen Nelson clears her final hurdle at the 2022 Division III NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Success in college requires determination, consistency, resiliency—and help. As Birgen Nelson ’23 heads into her final indoor track meet before moving on to the next athletic and academic levels, she’s embraced and personified all these qualities and positioned herself for […]

Gusties Showcase Research at the State Capitol

Carley Swanson-Garro '23 describes her research project to a visitor during the 2023 Scholars Day at the Capitol “But will I ever use this in my job?” is a question students have asked for as long as there have been post-graduate career paths. On Feb. 15, two Gustavus students showcased research projects at the Minnesota […]

Major Blizzard to Close Campus on Feb. 22-23

The blizzard may bring up to 24 inches of snow to the area. A potentially historic winter storm will lead to impossible travel by Wednesday night and Thursday morning, if not sooner. Out of an abundance of caution, the College will close from noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 a.m., […]

Five Questions with Dr. Paul Finkelman

Dr. Paul Finkelman will present the Rydell Public Lecture on Monday, Feb. 20 On Monday, Feb. 20, Dr. Paul Finkelman will present the 2022-23 Rydell Professorship Public Lecture, Thomas Jefferson: Apostle of Liberty or Father of American Racism? The provocative and timely discussion reflects Dr. Finkelman’s work as a prolific scholar of American legal history, […]

Coming of Age at Gustavus. Coming Home to Gustavus.

The cast and crew of Spring Awakening, running from Feb. 23-26 at the Anderson Theatre. The year is 2011. Seniors and roommates Kimberley Braun, Lydia Francis, and Samuel Grace, who met as first-years in the campus production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, are preparing for the inevitable time when […]

Eating With Intentionality at Gustavus

What's the rush? Taking time to enjoy and think about food is more rewarding. The love for food runs deep throughout the Gustavus campus. The romanticization for home cooking, the good ol’ reliable chicken strip-and-fries combo, and the adornment for the STEAMeries sammies (can’t go wrong with the Cuban), unite the student body and faculty […]

Gustavus J-Term Highlights Experience and Experimentation

Students in the Identity, Resistance and Liberation in Cambodia and Vietnam J-Term class receive a lesson in cultural cuisine. With each new January comes the opportunity for the Gustavus community to depart from the standard semester class structures and calendar and take the month to try something different. J-Term is when students and faculty spend […]