Archive for Stephanie Ash

A Year Later, the Class of 2020 Gets Its In-Person Commencement

Part unofficial reunion, part cathartic closure, and all joyful, members of the Class of 2020 returned to the beloved campus they abruptly exited last spring.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

“No class deserved a perfect day more than the Class of 2021,” said Scott Anderson ’89, chairman of the Gustavus Board of Trustees, as he opened Commencement ceremonies.

The First-Ever Gustavus Virtual Homecoming

  Gustavus held its first-ever Virtual Homecoming on Saturday, September 26. With the campus closed to visitors due to the COVID pandemic, and the MIAC having postponed fall sports until spring, celebration pivoted to online and at-home activities. Though there was no football game, the weekend was full of events connecting Gusties far and wide […]

Remembering the BSO

“The Black Room was a kind of a haven, a psychological reprieve in an academic and racially tense situation. It was a cultural escape.” —TR Coverson ’78. Back, l to r: Walter Green ’79, Marylyn Nixon [year unknown], Geraldine (Lafayette) Coverson ’78, Patricia Kelow ’77, Thaddeus Campbell ’77, PJ [unidentified], Eddie Robinson ’76, Michelle (Swann) […]

RECAP Nobel Conference—Climate Changed: Facing Our Future

Thousands on campus and online gathered to learn from and engage with the world’s foremost experts working on this great challenge of our time.

The Case for the Liberal Arts

Gustavus students, faculty, and alums on why they teach it, how they use it, why they choose it.

On Being Out There: Aaron Teasdale ’93

Eschewing grad school, a history major takes off for global adventures. Here’s what he’s learned. (An original essay and photos by Aaron Teasdale ’93)

Commencement 2019 Recap: “Show the rest of the world what makes a Gustie different.” —Meghan Gallagher ’19

"Spread Gustavus values wherever you go and whatever you do."—Megan Eide ’19

Jorgensens’ Discovery: Handwritten Compositions from a Norwegian-American Composer

A chance meeting in a Saint Peter grocery store led to the discovery of 150 handwritten compositions from Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan, one of the first Norwegian women to have her music published. Vocal music professor Michael Jorgensen and his wife, Bonnie, were ecstatic with the find, which had been in a friend’s family for […]

SHINE: Joy Dunna ’20

The 2018 St. Lucia Festival will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 6. All are invited
 to Christ Chapel for a service that features the St. Lucia Court and the St. Lucia Singers. As she is the previous year’s St. Lucia, Dunna will provide the homily, including the telling of the legend of St. Lucia. The event is […]