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Gusties Get More: Meet Matt Vierzba ’18

Gusties Get More: Meet Matt Vierzba ’18

“Gusties Get More” is a continuing series of profiles examining the many paths Gustavus alums have taken since graduation. Q: Gustavus graduation year/hometown/current location/profession I graduated in June 2018. I grew up in Sartell, MN and currently live in Lake Elmo. My current position is as a Benefit Policy Specialist at the Minnesota Department of […]

Gustavus Named a Top Producing Fulbright Institution

Gustavus Named a Top Producing Fulbright Institution

The five Gusties who helped the College earn Top Producing Institution distinction from the Fulbright Program (left to right): Mad Chase ’23, Leslie Darling ’15, Maria Marquez Flores ’22, Samantha Raghu ’21, Kelsey Walock ’23. (Photo credits in order: Gustavus Quarterly, Gustavian Weekly, submitted, file photo, submitted) Gustavus Adolphus College has been recognized by the […]

Gustavus Counseling Center Has Your Back

Gustavus Counseling Center Has Your Back

The Gustavus Counseling Center professionals are available to assist students in many different ways. I was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. For most of my life, my parents accommodated the condition. While I have talked about my autism with others in the past, I don’t often take time to take a look […]

The Gustavus Public Health Minor Matures

The Gustavus Public Health Minor Matures

In the wake of Covid, Public Health students have more career opportunities than ever. Before he started the Public Health minor program at Gustavus, professor Karl Larson was working in Student Affairs in 1991. “I didn’t go into teaching right away,” Larson said. “I got my doctorate in 2001, after about six years [of graduate […]

Gustavus BMB Major Earns Prestigious Accreditation

Gustavus BMB Major Earns Prestigious Accreditation

Gustavus is one of only nine colleges in Minnesota to receive the ASBMB distinction. The Gustavus Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Program recently learned that it has been accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), the field’s professional organization. ASBMB accreditation is a national distinction, rarely bestowed, that will be recognized […]

Karith Foster to Give MLK Day Address at Gustavus

Karith Foster to Give MLK Day Address at Gustavus

Karith Foster will deliver her lecture, Cultivating a Culture of Inclusivity, at the Gustavus MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 15. On Monday, January 15, Gustavus will celebrate Martin Luther King Day by welcoming Karith Foster for the College’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture. The annual celebration emphasizes the continuing struggle […]

2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

Twilight over Christ Chapel, Dec. 20, 2023. As 2023 draws to a close, the entire Gustavus community is reflecting on a year packed with accolades and achievements. From academic, creative, and intellectual accomplishments to national championships and All-Americans, Gusties shined again and again. Below are many of the highlights. January The College welcomed NFL Hall […]

WSJ Lauds Gustavus for Outcomes and Value

WSJ Lauds Gustavus for Outcomes and Value

Gustavus was named the #4 liberal arts college in the Midwest in this year's WSJ/College Pulse rankings. The Wall Street Journal has reaffirmed the value and quality of a Gustavus education by naming the College the 4th-best liberal arts school in the Midwest. The esteemed publication published the regionalized update to its national rankings this […]

“Super Seniors” On Their Unique Fall Term

“Super Seniors” On Their Unique Fall Term

When COVID-19 forced most activities to go virtual, it sidelined such traditional Gustavus activities as Homecoming (pictured here in 2022). To ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 academic year at Gustavus Adolphus College looked different. An increase in online courses, adjusted residential living practices, and […]

You’ve Come, All Ye Faithful: 50 Years of Christmas in Christ Chapel

You’ve Come, All Ye Faithful: 50 Years of Christmas in Christ Chapel

Professor Emeritus Greg Aune, the former Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair of Music and conductor of the Gustavus Choir, directs the 2016 Christmas in Christ Chapel: Ubuntu, Jesu. It was the first to be livestreamed. Written by Emma Myhre ’19 The original blueprint for CinCC was a blend of liturgy, music, and […]

One More for the Road

One More for the Road

This year marked the golden anniversary of Christmas in Christ Chapel. Gusties, it’s winter again. Which means it’s time to perpetually feel cold. And…It’s Christmas in Christ Chapel season! It’s time to decorate the big (like, huge) church on the Hill with lasers, lights, and artwork galore, and fill the seats to the Chapel’s brim. […]

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