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Before renovation, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church's steeple and roof was in very poor condition. 

Alumna Helps to Rebuild Lutheran Church in Estonia

Miriam Lagus ’61 spent more than a dozen years working to raise funds to restore St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Martna, Estonia, a parish her father served in. Inspired to help others by the community and spirit present during her time at Gustavus, her family, and God’s grace, she was able to raise nearly $90,000 to make repairs to this church half a world away.

Members of Gustavus Greek organizations pack meals during a Kids Against Hunger event. 

Community Service is a Staple for Gustavus Greeks

Gustavus Adolphus College is home to a number of fraternities and sororities that are devoted to aiding and improving the St. Peter community and raising money for charities. Gustavus Greeks are responsible for a number of annual events on campus that raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research, diabetes, and world hunger just to name a few.

Gustavus students Coby Rowley, Evan Odean, Ben Ceder, Lee Kenyon, and Annie Jackson take the plunge at Lake Hallett (photo by Kurt Hildebrandt). 

Gusties Support Special Olympics Minnesota

Dozens of Gustavus Adolphus College students turned out for two events on Feb. 11-12 to support Special Olympics Minnesota. Gusties helped to raise more than $3,000 by participating in the Polar Plunge at Lake Hallett.

Carla Shutrop '09 

Carla Shutrop ’09: A Young Civic Leader

At just 25 years of age, Gustavus alumna Carla Shutrop is making her life count by serving on the school board in her hometown of Shakopee. In the middle of her first four-year term, Shutrop has been elected chair of the board by her peers.

President Jack R. Ohle and Carl O. Nelson at a ceremony in December. 

Rev. Carl O. Nelson Receives the Gustavus Medal

Reverend Carl O. Nelson became the first recipient of the Gustavus Medal when the honor was bestowed upon him by President Jack R. Ohle during a ceremony in late December.

Gustavus students visit the home of a Latino family in St. Peter (Photo by Molly Ashwill '15). 

Language Buddies Program Bridges a Gap

After only a year at Gustavus Adolphus College, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program Director Angelique Dwyer has founded an influential program that is aimed at bridging the gap between the Latino community of St. Peter and the College.

The Theatre of Public Policy 

Alumni Using Improv to Engage Citizens

Several Gustavus Adolphus College alumni have started a new improv venture that is not only aimed at entertaining audiences, but also at increasing civic engagement and encouraging people to think about bigger issues

Judy Douglas 

Judy Douglas Honored Again by BACCHUS

Gustavus Adolphus College Director of Alcohol and Drug Education Judy Douglas has been honored again by the peer education network BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students).

Leila Brammer, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies, monitors a small-group discussion during the Public Discourse class she is teaching during the Fall 2011 semester. From left are Brittany Knutson '15, Breanna Wagner '14, Brammer, Dave Knudsen '14, and Andrew Lewis '12 (Photo by Tim Kennedy '82). 

Discovering the Power of Public Discourse

Communication Studies students at Gustavus Adolphus College are making their lives count through the department's Public Discourse class, which is gaining the attention of colleges and universities around the country.

A Gustavus student tries to get some rest during this year's SleepOut. (Photo by Nick Theisen '15) 

Students Raise Awareness of Homelessness

With uneasy feelings, yet adventurous hearts, members of professor Richard Leitch’s First Term Seminar class, called Politics of Homelessness, along with other students at Gustavus Adolphus College, packed up their necessities and said goodbye to their cell phones, laptops, and personal hygiene.