‘Service’ Category

Students Serve Through ROTC

Each spring, Gusties taking part in the U.S. Army's Reserved Officer Training Corp (ROTC) travel to Camp Ripley for a weekend of training in the Joint Field Training Exercises (JFTX) to help prepare them to serve their country through the Army after gradu

Commitment to Volunteer Work

Though many students use spring break as a time to relax and rejuvenate, nearly 100 students from Gustavus Adolphus College chose to embark on a journey to rebuild homes in the south.

Alumnus & Dancer Graces Campus

Philip Flickinger, a professional dancer and '01 Gustavus graduate, returned to campus to share his dance expertise. He mentored students and taught various dance classes on-campus March 4-10.

A Call to Action

The I-35W bridge collapse in August 2007 left millions stunned, but one Gustavus alumnus, Dustin Thomas '00, felt called to act.

Gusties Give Back Through BPLP

The Big Partner/Little Partner (BPLP) community service program at Gustavus gives students a unique opportunity to connect with and mentor local youth.

Alumni Hit the Campaign Trail

As a political storm rages around the country, many Gustavus alumni have left the sidelines to jump into the fray.

Safe and Sound

Ray Thrower was barely a month into his tenure as director of safety and security at Gustavus when the tornado struck the campus and the city of St. Peter on March 29, 1998.

Record-Setting Relay for Life

Students often pull "all-nighters" for final exams, but in Spring Semester 2008 many Gustavus students pulled an all-nighter to raise a record amount of money—more than $50,000—for the American Cancer Society.

Endorphins and Service

Lisa Brown wanted a way to combine her love of physical activity with a desire to serve others. The 16th annual Habitat 500 summer bike ride made this possible.

One Week Can Change a Life

Instead of going to Cancun, Ft. Lauderdale, or other tropical Spring Break destinations, many Gustavus students chose to go on service trips. Gustavus's annual Spring Break Work Trips are a popular choice.