‘Fun’ Category

Concert Animation 

Editing Pages is Easier

We’ve started the roll out of our new content management system, Concert, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to our early adopters, we’ve caught several bugs and made numerous improvements. If you want to consider Concert for your website, just let us know. It’s easy, and everything happens right in your browser. We’ve […]

Panoramas Get a Home

We gave all of our new 360° panoramas (previously) a centralized home today. We are kicking the new section off with 19 totally new panoramas and plan on adding more in the next few months. I think my favorite of the bunch is the panorama of a Ceramics class in session. We hope that this […]

Panoramas Aplenty

A brief review We recently purchased a one-shot panorama apparatus for our camera that would, in theory, allow us to quickly create 360-degree panoramas of locations around campus. In practice, the set up has proven itself remarkably capable of capturing high-quality images with a modicum of effort. Although it’s hard to eliminate the somewhat tedious […]

Lili Payne 

Former Web Team Member Paints Mural in Old Main

Lili Payne, a former member of the Web Team, was on campus last week donating her time to painting a fine art mural of the Parthenon for the Classics department. The mural has a strong presence, covering an entire wall in the Classics office on the first floor of Old Main. Lili was a solid […]

Ryan's birthday 

Birthday Wishes

On this day in 1930 the 3M Corporation began selling Scotch tape. 36 years later the first episode of Star Trek, entitled “The Man Trap,” aired. 18 years after that, a young man named Ryan “Rudi” Rud was born. Today we celebrated all of these things, but Ryan’s birthday was the only one to warrant […]

Virtual High Fives: Gusties Love World of Warcraft

According to a report published by Map World of Warcraft the other day, Gustavus ranks 296 out of 1,109 colleges and universities for World of Warcraft usage. Some of our peer institutions are ranked as follows: University of St. Thomas: 536 St. Olaf College: 570 Luther College: 748 Big virtual high fives go to our […]

Wahlstrom Demolition Video

Built in 1947, Wahlstrom Hall was named for a former president of the college, the Rev. Matthias Wahlstrom. Wahlstrom had a unique floor plan, with 191 single rooms arranged into 32 sections. While this beautiful landmark on the Gustavus Campus was beloved by many, issues with building codes and safety forced its closing. Many had […]