Presidential Inauguration Events Planned

Posted on August 7th, 2008 by

President Jack R. Ohle

President Jack R. Ohle

Gustavus Adolphus College will inaugurate Jack R. Ohle as its 15th president at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Christ Chapel. The public is invited to celebrate this event along with a reception on Eckman Mall that will follow the ceremony.

Several events are planned before and after the inauguration ceremony intended to celebrate Gustavus and the beginning of Ohle’s tenure:

  • Sunday, Sept. 28
  • Celebrate Gustavus: Student Homecoming and Inaugural Week Kickoff; celebration for Gustavus students at 6 p.m. in the Evelyn Young Dining Room, located in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1
  • Celebrate Gustavus: A Community of Learners; Dr. John W. Churchill, secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society will deliver a lecture for the campus community at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

  • Friday, Oct. 3
  • Celebrate Gustavus: Inauguration of President Jack R. Ohle; ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel with a reception to follow on Eckman Mall. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, Oct. 4
  • Celebrate Gustavus: Inaugural Tree Dedication; ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Linnaeus Arboretum. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, Oct. 4
  • Celebrate Gustavus: Oktoberfest; buffet-style dinner will immediately follow the Homecoming football game in the Lund Center Forum. Cost is $7 per person.

    To read more about President Ohle, click here. For more information about Inaugural Week events, contact the Office of College Relations at 507-933-7520.


    Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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