Archive for September, 2009

“On the road again…”

This was the classic tune that marked the beginning of all of our family vacations when I was younger.  My dad would pop his Willie Nelson cassette into the tape deck and croon right along with the country legend, over the groans of his two daughters, who would have preferred Bon Jovi or Michael Jackson.  […]

Home on the Hill

“…there is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” -Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Brontë As a returning student to Gustavus this phrase seems all the more true to me as I find myself once again surrounded by the many friendly […]

Get Involved…

The view from my window here in the Admission Office is even more interesting than usual today.  Table cloths and banners are being straightened, brochures and pamphlets are being distributed, and email lists are being joined.  No, it’s not a college fair, where I would normally be seeing all of these things happen.  It’s the […]

Welcome back, Gusties!

I can’t decide which is the more exciting day on campus.  Is it the Friday before Labor Day weekend, when all of the first-year students arrive on campus?  Or is it today, the first official day of classes? I’m going to declare last Friday the winner in this very tight competition.  The air was ringing […]