Archive for Stephanie Duley

One last Christmas in Christ Chapel performance..

Well it’s that time of year: Christmas in Christ Chapel has ended and now I have all this free time on my hands and have NO clue what to do with it. Just kidding!! I have a big stack of books and notes on my desk that are calling (more like screaming) my name. This […]

Holy Moley it’s Thanksgiving Break already?!

It must be since I’m writing this blog on my parent’s computer in my jammies: a sure sign that a break has started! This is a much needed break since the last few weeks at Gustavus have been exceptionally busy for many students. Luckily some classes, rehearsals and practices were cancelled Tuesday afternoon to allow students more […]

Critical Thinking at the College Level; it happens A LOT around here!

Which is a good thing, after all it was 17th century poet John Donne who wrote “The University is a paradise..” And indeed it is, because students are not only expected to think critically about the world around us but it’s encouraged! Unfortunately the same can not be said for all places in the world, […]

Are the brain and the mind the same thing?

Hopefully over the next two days of listening to various lectures about neuroscience at the 47th Nobel Conference myself and others will be able to answer that question… maybe? The human brain is incredibly complex, just probing the surface of the fascinating subject of neuroscience reveals how we may never know what the human brain […]

150 years later we’re still going strong!

This fall Gustavus was pleased to welcome its largest incoming  class of first year students, in addition to celebrating the school’s sesquicentennial (a fancy word for 150) it’s going to be a big year for our campus! Just walking around these first few weeks students have already experienced some of the changes we’ve made: the […]

United in the best and worst times…

Unfortunately there have been a couple of incidents on campus that have the Gustavus community very concerned. Two of our students were assaulted on campus this past weekend and the suspect is still at large. Gustavus always does an excellent job of keeping students informed when there is a safety concern such as troublesome weather […]

It’s that time of year!

This morning the professor for our 8am class surprised our drowsy class with bagels, juice and of course coffee! What’s the occasion? It’s the last day of classes for fall semester, meaning Winter/Holiday break is just around the corner! But before then there’s still the issue of final tests and papers and projects to contend […]

Waiting for letters

It’s that time of year for high school seniors all around the country: their applications and letters of recommendation have been sent out to to their favorite colleges. Now it’s time to wait for those letters to arrive. I remember going to the mailbox everyday eagerly waiting to hear back from the schools I had […]

Catch the Holiday Spirit at Christmas in Christ Chapel

This upcoming weekend the long awaited Gustavus tradition, Christmas in Christ Chapel will take place! Five shows, three days, multiple musical ensembles, the huge pipe organ: it’s gonna be big!! It’s a hectic time of year as it is without having to deal with extra rehearsals and music memorizing but it’s well worth the time […]

Snowy Days

It’s finally happened: the Gustavus campus as well as the little town of St. Peter was dumped on by approximately 8 inches of snow this weekend! Already last Saturday morning Gusties were out and about all bundled up, chucking snow balls and making snowmen, Hollingsworth field was buried in so much snow the home football […]