Gustavus Commissions Nationwide Survey on College Students’ Use of ADHD Medication

Leading up to the 51st Nobel Conference, Gustavus Adolphus College commissioned a nationwide survey of college students aged 18-24 to gauge their thoughts on the use of ADHD medications as study aids. Results indicate that many students use medications in the belief that it will increase their academic performance.


The 51st Nobel Conference: “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition”

Gustavus Adolphus College will host the 51st annual Nobel Conference Oct. 6-7. This year’s conference will bring together physicians, neuroscientists, philosophers, and treatment experts to discuss the topic of “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition.”


Largest Campaign in Gustavus History Closes with over $170 Million in Gifts

President Rebecca M. Bergman announced the successful completion of Campaign Gustavus, the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of Gustavus Adolphus College, at a dinner thanking donors on Thursday, Sept. 24.


Kat Dahl ’14: Stretching at Gustavus Leads to Success in Medical School

Growing up as the daughter of a family practice physician in the small town of Luverne, Minn., 2014 Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Kat Dahl was always interested in helping others. Five years later, she’s following in her mother’s footsteps in the medical field.


Gustavus Career Development Office Launches “Handshake” Placement Technology

The Gustavus Adolphus College Office of Career Development recently implemented Handshake, a new career service management system that will support the College’s 2,500 students as they seek postgraduate careers or further education. The web-based platform is currently only available to 75 colleges and universities across the United States. Gustavus and Metro State University are the […]


Gustavus Begins 154th Academic Year

Gustavus Adolphus College began its 154th academic year this morning when students returned to class to open the Fall 2015 semester. The academic schedule started at 8:00 a.m. and then at 10:00 a.m. President Rebecca M. Bergman gathered with the community in Christ Chapel for the College’s Opening Convocation service. Now entering her second year […]


Gustavus Extends “Warm” Welcome to Class of 2019

Gustavus Adolphus College welcomed the Class of 2019 to campus on Friday, September 4, 2015 with lots of energy and plenty of sun and a heat index nearing 100 degrees. President Rebecca Bergman along with an energetic group of Gustie Greeters welcomed the 640 members of the incoming class with creative cheers and lots of high fives, while the Gustie football team provided the muscle to help everyone haul furniture, clothing, and electronics into the dormitories


Gustavus Adolphus College Announces Largest Single Gift in School History

An extraordinary $25 million gift, the largest single contribution in the history of Gustavus Adolphus College, will serve as the cornerstone of the $65 million complete renovation and 50 percent expansion planned for Alfred Nobel Hall of Science.


Track and Field Standout Elizabeth Weiers Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced its 2015 spring sports postgraduate scholarship winners. Among the list of 29 male and 29 female recipients was Gustavus Adolphus College track and field throwing specialist Elizabeth Weiers (Le Center, Minn.). “This is another outstanding achievement for Liz,” said head track and field coach Dale Bahr. “Each award or recognition that […]


Gustavus Alumnae Thrive at Mayo School of Health Sciences

Three talented students began their first year at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2010, drawn in by the welcoming community of people and the high-caliber of academics, athletics, and activities. All three students: Paige Dieleman ’14 (chemistry), Michaela Holm ’14 (biology), and Ashley Petersen ’14 (biology), knew they were interested in the health care profession, but […]