Archive for December, 2008

Alumni Invited to Share Career Advice with Students

The Gustavus Career Center is looking for alumni who graduated at a time when it was hard for new grads to find employment and are willing to offer advice and encouragement to the Class of 2009 (since it looks like it will be tough for them as well). Please e-mail comments/suggestions to Cynthia Favre at […]

Upcoming Alumni Events

Christmas in Christ Chapel — Dec. 5-7 Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast, Steve Kjellgren ’86, director of dining services — Dec. 17 Naples Alumni Gathering — Jan. 8, Collier Athletic Club, 7 p.m. Washington DC Alumni Gathering — Jan. 12, Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 7 p.m. Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast, Gwen Freed, vice […]

2009 Royal Affair date set

The 2009 Gustavus Library Associate’s Royal Affair, SHINE, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Mark your calendar today.

Wilken Joins Alumni Relations Staff

Erin Holloway Wilken ’02 joined the Gustavus alumni relations staff as assistant director on November 17. For the past six years Wilken was employed in youth and family ministries at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Maple Grove. She earned a master’s degree in youth and family ministries at Luther Seminary.

Nordstrom Receives Award from Sweden’s Royal Family

Professor Byron Nordstrom (history/Scandinavian studies) has been awarded the insignia of Commander in the Royal Order of the Polar Star from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf. The Royal Order of the Polar Star, founded in 1748 by King Frederick I, is the highest award the Swedish royal family can bestow on a foreign national who […]

Kjellgren to Speak at December Twin Cities Breakfast

The Gustavus Dining Service has received special recognition by The Princeton Review for having the 10th best food of any college or university in the nation. Director of Dining Services Steve Kjellgren ’86 will speak at the December Twin Cities Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis-Park Place, 1500 Park Place Boulevard […]

Online Directory Helpful for Christmas Card Lists

Need help finding addresses to send Christmas cards to Gustie friends? Just sign in to the online alumni directory to locate your friends. The Office of Alumni Relations can help with your username and password; call 800-487-8437 or by e-mail at

New Exhibitions Open at Hillstrom Museum of Art

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus is hosting two new exhibitions until Friday, Jan. 30. Illusion and Certainty will be on display concurrently with Come On!: American Posters from World War I. Illusion and Certainty includes 50 paintings by New York artist Martin Weinstein and Come On!: American Posters from World War I consists […]

Great Christmas Gifts from Gustavus

Looking for meaningful Christmas gifts for Gusties? Check out the Book Mark website for Gustie apparel and gifts. Two Gustie women will be on campus to sign their books at the store on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1-3 p.m. Rev. Kay Jurgenson ’62 will sign Hold On! Life is Precious! and Claire Plank ’07 will […]

Gustavus Highly Ranked for Study Abroad Participation

Gustavus has been ranked in the top 20 baccalaureate institutions in the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report for the total number of students who study abroad. With 359 students studying abroad, Gustavus is one of six Minnesota higher education institutions ranked in the top 20.