Archive for 2009

Child of Peace

Written by Megan Gode Dance can be an artistic form of storytelling, as movement has the distinct ability to display human emotion. During this year’s Christmas in Christ Chapel, the Gustavus community and its guests witnessed senior nursing major, Mariah McGill’s remarkable story through dance. Three and a half years ago, Mariah was diagnosed with […]

Chill Out

Getting a massage, relaxing, and sipping tea were just a few of the options at the ninth annual Gustavus Chill Out and Wellness Fair held Nov. 6, 2009. The goal? Encouraging students and staff to be healthy, happy, relaxed people.

Leadership Vision

Written by Hanna Schutte ’11 “Anyone at any level can be a leader—it is a personal choice.” These are words that Sonja Andersen ’09 takes to heart. She has found that quotes such as this one help drive her and keep her focused, both with her past time on the hill and in her current […]

Small Actions- Big Differences

Written by Jenny Broman ’10 “The smallest things often make the biggest difference,” says Emma Strand, junior communication studies major and coordinator of the Gustavus Big Partner Little Partner (BPLP) program this year. “You really can make a difference in a child’s life just by showing them you care and are there to support them,” […]

Where Are Your Tomatoes From?

Written by Hanna Schutte ’11 Take a drive to St. Peter, go up the hill, drive just beyond the President’s House and the Linnaeus Arboretum and you’ll see something you won’t quite expect—a farm. Specifically, the summer of 2009 was the first year for Big Hill Farm, an entirely student-conceptualized and student-managed organic farm dedicated […]

Learning While Fasting

Written by Jenny Broman ’10 Sipping a morning coffee, eating lunch with friends in the cafeteria , or grabbing an afternoon snack on the go are second nature for Gusties. Yet, more than 160 Gustavus students made the choice to forgo their typical routines and participate in the 2009 Gustavus Day of Fasting in order […]

Dontje Leads a Green Lifestyle

Written by Kelly K. Nelson ’10 You may see him riding his bike to work, or perhaps you recognize him from a recent committee meeting where he spoke on behalf of environmental awareness, or maybe you simply know him from the neighborhood because of the solar panels on the roof of his home. Whatever your […]

Something Different

Written by Megan Gode ’10 “After considering careers in corporate communication and journalism, I knew in my heart that neither fit me very well. Internships and career experience had shown me that I had not found my niche in the aptly titled ‘real world,’” Katie Mason ’09 says of her search prior to dedicating her […]

Chairs That Build Community

Written by Kelly J Nelson ’10 Four years ago, an inspiration for enriching the Gustavus community arose. A Gustavus professor was inspired after attending a workshop lead by the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR). Aaron Banks, associate professor of health and exercise science, had a vision to join people together to provide a campus-wide opportunity […]

Gustavus Library Associates Shine

Written by Megan Gode ’10 “The students may not know who we are, and what we do, but they benefit from the fun that we’re having,” exclaims Gustavus Library Associates board member and A Royal Affair 2009 co-chair Jan Michaletz ‘74. Recipients of numerous awards, Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) has promoted learning, literature, and the […]