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On Juneteenth: 5 Questions and a Poem

On this Juneteenth, the second as an official U.S. holiday, here is a prose poem alum and retiring Gustavus professor Phil Bryant ’73 wrote 10 years ago, before the vast majority of Saint Peter and White America knew what Juneteenth was.

Gustavus Launches Premier Music Scholarship

Leo Mellum '28 won the first-ever Gustavus Premier Music Scholarship after an audition this past spring. Incoming first-year student Leo Mellum ’28 has been awarded the inaugural Premier Music Scholarship, which was established by Music Department faculty for the rarest and most exceptional talent in music performance. Premier Scholars must audition for the scholarship in person or via an unedited video […]

Gusties Get More: Meet Shane Ellanson ’20

“Gusties Get More” is a continuing series of profiles examining the many paths Gustavus alums have taken since graduation. Q: Gustavus graduation year/hometown/current location/profession Graduation year: 2020 Hometown: Lake Crystal, MN Current Location: St. Paul, MN Profession: Senior Engagement Associate at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Q: How did you choose your major(s)? I had […]

Gustie Innovation Scholars Get Real-World Experience

The 2023-24 Gustavus Innovation Scholars team (clockwise from left): Nana Akua Boakye Agyemang ’25, Tyler Teichmiller ’24, team leader Xavier Conzet from the University of St. Thomas, Ally Regenold ’24, and Cecilia Gerlach ’25. This past February, the Gustavus Adolphus College Innovation Scholars presented their project recommendations to mySHO, an early-stage medical company affiliated with Medical […]

Hayley Russell Wins Edgar M. Carlson Award

Dr. Hayley Russell, HES, accepts the Edgar M. Carlson Award on Commencement Day 2024. On Commencement Day 2024, Dr. Hayley Russell was named this year’s winner of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching, the College’s signature honor for teaching achievements. The 2023 winner, Communications Studies Associate Professor Martin Lang ’95, presented the award […]

Gustavus Celebrates Commencement 2024

Gustavus Class of 2024 celebrate a job well done at Commencement Day. To view pictures from Commencement Day 2024, visit this link. On Saturday, May 25, the 451 members of the Gustavus Adolphus College Class of 2024 celebrated their graduation in front of family, friends, faculty, staff, and special guests. Although appropriately “Gustie” breezes kept […]

Three Seniors to Deliver Commencement Day Addresses

The Gustavus Adolphus College Class of 2024 will graduate on Saturday, May 25. Three seniors will be featured speakers this weekend as their Class of 2024 graduates from Gustavus. The Commencement Day events kick off on Saturday morning, May 25, beginning with back-to-back Baccalaureate services in Christ Chapel at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The […]

A Gustie Charts Her Path to Global Engagement

Caroline Southworth '24 will study Farsi in Tajikistan this summer before heading to Johns Hopkins' International Relations graduate program. —Written by Brian Lucas  For Caroline Southworth ‘24, the journey to this weekend’s Gustavus graduation has never been a straight line. Over the last four years, Caroline has crossed the globe seeking new perspectives, experiences, and […]

So THAT’s What “Make Your Life Count” Means

Being a Gustie means trying different things and seeing what works for you. In a previous article, I mentioned that when I first came to Gustavus during the pandemic-infused autumn of 2020, I spent most of my time outside class guzzling down Doritos and making myself comfortable in front of YouTube. That version of me, […]

Gustavus to Celebrate Commencement 2024

The Gustavus Adolphus College Class of 2024 will graduate on May 25. The 451 students of the Gustavus Adolphus College Class of 2024 will graduate on Saturday, May 25, at an on-campus Commencement ceremony. The processional for the event begins at 1:45 p.m. on Hollingsworth Field, weather permitting. In addition to the conferring of degrees, […]


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