Archive for September, 2010


Living in a residence hall can be a challenge. Luckily for students, a friendly, helpful face is available just down the hall in each Gustavus residence. These helpful fellow students are CFs, or Collegiate Fellows. The CFs are student residence hall leaders, hired and trained by the Office of Residential Life.

Volunteer Farm Continues to Produce for Local Foodshelves

Alumni Nathan '02 and Travis '00 Dahlke started a nonprofit volunteer farm in 2009 in their hometown of Green Isle, Minn. Their idea, along with hundreds of hours put in by volunteers, has allowed the Dahlke's to donate several tons of potatoes, carrots, and onions to local foodshelves.

THE “YES” MAN: The community contributions of Ellery Peterson ’49

Ellery Peterson, a member of the Gustavus class of 1949 and professor emeritus, is a Gustie who has demonstrated the Gustavus core value of community. Through all his efforts over the years, Peterson has made a difference by helping build a stronger greater St. Peter community, volunteering his knowledge, and bringing people together for a common good in the place that he lives. In 2010 he was named Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen.

Gustie Greeters and the First-year Experience

The picturesque ascent up College Avenue toward Old Main on first-year student move-in day is a vivid image seared into the memory of many Gusties. As a new student, whether you were squirming anxiously in your seat, biting your fingernails nervously, or already saying your goodbyes gleefully to Mom and Dad, there's one constant: being energetically welcomed by an enthusiastic group of upperclass students to the place that becomes home for four years.