Archive for December, 2008

2002 Graduate Touring with National Theater Production

It's been a long, interesting road for musical actor Misti Koop, who was six when she first stepped on stage in community theater and today is touring in the chorus of a national production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring Ted Neeley.

College Launches Commission Gustavus 150 Website

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the creation of a new website for the College's major initiative titled Commission Gustavus 150. The website can be viewed at

Schmitt Crowned St. Lucia

Gustavus Adolphus College crowned sophomore Rachel Schmitt as the 2008 St. Lucia during the College's 68th annual Festival of St. Lucia Thursday, Dec. 11.

Former Nobel Conference Speaker to Join Obama’s Cabinet

Media reports out of Washington are suggesting that President-elect Barack Obama has selected Nobel-prize winning physicist and past lecturer at Gustavus Adolphus College's Nobel Conference, Steven Chu, to be his energy secretary.

Annual Fund Gifts Matched Through December 31

A Board of Trustees member has offered to match funds dollar for dollar up to $25,000 for new and increased gifts to the Gustavus Annual Fund between December 15-31.

Peter Haugen Named Head Football Coach at Gustavus

Peter Haugen, a native of Minneapolis and a 1991 graduate of Bethel University, has been named the head football coach at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Gustavus Unveils First Linnaeus Arboretum Calendar

Gustavus Adolphus College recently created and published its first Linnaeus Arboretum calendar. The 2009 calendar features an array of photographs taken in and near the College's Linnaeus Arboretum by local photographer and retired Gustavus controller, Anders Bjorling, a 1958 Gustavus graduate.

Michael Johnson to Play 40th Anniversary Concert

Michael Johnson, the singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College annually for forty years, will return to Bjorling Recital Hall for a 40th Anniversary Concert Celebration at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12.

A Message From President Ohle Regarding Gustavus and the Economy

In a Dec. 3 letter to the Gustavus Community, President Jack R. Ohle addressed ways the College is moving forward during this time of economic uncertainty in our country.

Tennis Player to Compete Internationally in France

Gustavus Adolphus College senior tennis player John Kauss has been selected as one of six players to represent the United States in the International University Challenge of Tennis to be held this weekend, Dec. 4-7 in Poitiers, France.