Archive for Luc Hatlestad

Christmas in Christ Chapel Marks 50 Years at Gustavus

Written by Alex Ogle ‘27 As the season turns toward winter and the days grow shorter, hundreds of Gustavus students, faculty, and staff work tirelessly to gift the world the remarkable celebration of Christmas in Christ Chapel. This has become a widely loved tradition that has been bringing the community together for half of a […]

First-Term Seminars Aren’t Just Academic

Lauren Hecht, FTS director, said the seminars provide students with skills they'll need well past their first year at Gustavus. Many colleges offer classes that help their first-year students get comfortable with the unfamiliar pace of higher education. Gustavus supplements this by utilizing the maturity and leadership qualities of our older students to make the […]

Gustavus Founders Day Celebration Honors Employees

Founders Day honorees (l-r): Ted Rosenback, Mike Carroll, Yurie Hong, Kate Knutson, Dave Stamps, Valerie Walker, Dwight Stoll, Betsy Byers. (Not pictured: Maddalena Marinari.) Since 1876, the hallowed date of October 31st has had a special additional meeting for those on the Hill in Saint Peter, as Gustavus Adolphus College’s Founders Day. This year, we […]

A Gustie Studies Climate Change Up Close

Marit Isaacson '25 (center) with two friends from her summer program in Tanzania. When Marit Isaacson ’25 was trying to decide how to get the most out of the summer between her sophomore and junior years, she leaned on some Gustavus student services for advice. The Geography and Spanish double-major is also a member of […]

Gustavus Leads in Multiple College Rankings

With the advent of autumn comes the new school year’s higher education rankings, and in 2023-24 Gustavus has achieved significant recognition from national publications and organizations across a variety of measures. “As high school juniors and seniors begin to make their decisions this fall about where they’d like to earn their college degrees, these impressive […]

Gustavus Basketball and Going Global

Spencer Swanson '25 throws one down on a Brazilian opponent during the Team USA summer tour. Any college basketball player is going to spend their summers on the courts. Not too many of them get to work on their game in Brazil. Gustie Spencer Swanson ’25, a forward on the men’s basketball squad, was one […]

A Gustie Dives Into Global Citizenship and Diplomacy

Abby Joy Neptun '24 helped her World Chicago team work with delegations from across the globe. A significant part of the Gustavus vision statement prepares and implores our students to “act on the great challenges of our time.” Abby Joy Neptun ’24 spent summer 2023 doing just that. The Communication Studies major and Political Science […]

Gustavus Welcomes Students Back to the Hill

A Greeters squad poses with Gus on Move-In Day 2023. More photos from Move-in Day 2023 are available here. A joyful army of Gustie Greeters and others welcomed students back to campus on Friday, Sept. 1, Move-In Day for the 2023-24 school year. The primary newcomers to the Hill are the Class of 2027, 524 […]

First-Year Gusties Conduct High-Level Research

Gabby Stout '26 and Zoya Akhtar '26 prepare sage and plum plants for their glioblastoma research project. The STEM research students at Gustavus study many things that aren’t easily described in plain English, but two first-year scholars this summer have been experimenting with compounds to see if they can solve a problem anyone can understand: […]

Gustavus Summer Researchers Preview Potential Career Paths

A group of STEM-focused student-researchers visited Medtronic and Cargill as part of their summer program. One of the many benefits of the summer research programs at Gustavus is how they reach beyond the lab and into the future. This may include discussions with Gustie alums, leading and evaluating presentations with fellow researchers—or this week, embarking […]