Upcoming Events

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by

March 29–April 7 – Gustavus’s Spring Break

April 4 – Atlanta Chapter Event

YoungAlumniApril 4 – Gustavus Young Alumni Event at Park Tavern





scott-moe-96aApril 10 – The St. Peter/Mankato Gustie Breakfast will feature Scott Moe ’95, head coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams, who will talk about the Gustavus golf program and how it continues to be one of the premier NCAA Division III programs in the Country. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple. RSVP to 507-933-6664 or gustiebreakfast@gustavus.edu.



April 11 – With about 60 days until graduation, senior students (whether they are counting down or not) will participate in Grad Finale, an event hosted by several offices on campus to provide seniors a one-stop opportunity to take care of all of their graduation needs, visit with their class officers, order announcements, and pick up gowns and tickets. They will have a chance to visit with Alumni Relations and Career Development, and learn about events scheduled during Senior Week. The event is on April 11 in the Banquet Rooms from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ruthApril 14 – The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra under Conductor Ruth Lin returns from an eight-day concert tour for their home concert in Björling Recital Hall at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.





April 16 – Gustavus Library Associates welcomes Minnesota writer Peter Geye, author of Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road, as guest speaker for the annual Spring Author Day on Tuesday, April 16, at the Edina Country Club, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Geye is a fine young writer whose two novels define his sense of place in the rugged and beautiful North Shore, where people, for better or for worse, are shaped by the powerful forces of Lake Superior. Make reservations online (cost is $25) for the brunch and presentation at gustavustickets.com by Wednesday, April 10. Or, call the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7550 for additional information.

April 16 – Select high school choirs join the Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Conductor Greg Aune, for the 2013 Gustavus Oratorio Festival Concert in Christ Chapel. The concert on April 16 will take place at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel, and admission to the festival concert is free.

scottApril 17 –The Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast held at the American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Avenue), will feature Scott Moe ’95, head coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams will talk about the Gustavus golf program and how it continues to be one of the premier NCAA Division III programs in the Country. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program following at 8 a.m. Cost is $10 per person, and registration is required with limited seating. Please register at gustavus.edu/forms/april-gustie-breakfast, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-487-8437 or alumni@gustavus.edu.


April 18 – Lindau Symposium with Arthur Brooks

April 19 – Third annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference

April 19 – Gustavus Relay for Life will take place over 24 hours on the Gustavus campus. More information on the Gustavus Relay for Life event can be found online at http://www.relayforlife.org/gustavusadolphus.

m and bApril 24 – ASI Forum: “The Life and Music of Theodora Cormontan (1840–1922)” On Wednesday, April 24, Bonnie and Michael Jorgensen will present the life and music of the Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan (1840–1922). Since rediscovering over 150 of her handwritten manuscript compositions in 2011 (in addition to a number of her published works), the Jorgensens have researched and rehearsed and are now ready to share a composer’s story and artistic expression you won’t soon forget. Michael Jorgensen is a professor of music at Gustavus, where he teaches voice and other music-related subjects. The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on April 24 at the American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis). Forum presentations are included with museum admission. Reservations for this event are encouraged but not mandatory; call 612-871-4907.

May 2 – 33rd annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference

May 2 – Gustavus Networking Event

May 3 – Join Gusties for the 2nd Annual “Gusties on Ice” curling event. Come for the first time – or take your curling to the next level. Pre-registration is required and is available online. Cost is $50 per person for curling, dinner, beer, and soda; or $35 per person for dinner, beer, and soda. For more information, contact Jacque Brunsberg at jacque.brunsberg@gmail.com.

7419749086_ff293eac6c_zMay 4 – Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will present its third Books in Bloom event during Honors Weekend, May 3–5, benefiting the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Books in Bloom features creative floral arrangements designed by professional florists and flower enthusiasts that interpret a selected book, film, or other academic resource from the library. The floral arrangements, called “blooms,” will be on display in the library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Books in Bloom is open to the public at no charge. Guided tours are available throughout the weekend. Visit the GLA website at gustavus.edu/gla for more information.

May 4 – The Class of 2008 will gather to reconnect and celebrate on Saturday, May 4, at Pinstripes in Edina. Check-in begins at 7 p.m. The Class of 2008 Reunion Committee will welcome you, and there will be complimentary appetizers for you to enjoy. Bowling and bocce games are also included in your registration fee and are available from 8 to 10 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the night.



  1. Helen '54 class officer and Rod '53 Hokenson. says:

    The Orchestra will arrive in the capital of Lenawee County MI this Friday and, as the final stop on their whirlwind tour of Madison , Chicago area, Berea KY, Cleveland and lastly here, will undoubtedly render their finest concert of the year. April Fools? No way– our church has gone all out to feed and house this bunch of rowdy genius musicians, and the publicity has been pretty good, going out through media in Toledo and here, and through about 25 ELCA churches within 40 miles. Two of the guys will never be the same as they enjoy the hospitality overnight of the cream of 1953 and 1954 at good old Yee Ahe Cowledge built upon a hill!! The echo of choir tours back in those good ole days will be in our minds as we watch those nearly 70 orchestra members unpack at the Adrian Hight School Performance Center come April 5, just 3 days from now. Rod and Helen (Forsgren) Hokenson.

  2. Darlene Schroeder says:

    Great to see such enthusiasm. Good to hear that our son and the other musicians will experience such warm hospitality as well as an enthusiastic audience.

    Thanks for your support!

    P.S. Plentiful food appreciated – bed optional (at least for one musician:)

  3. Helen '54 class officer and Rod '53 Hokenson. says:

    sounds familiar. Our 2 guys will get pizza if they want it and a BIG breakfast to take them all the way to Angola IN (one hour enroute!) (Anthony and ???) 🙂

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