Archive for June, 2011


Meet New Assistant Dean of Students Peter Meagher

On Friday, June 24, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke announced that Dr. Peter Meagher had accepted the position of Assistant Dean of Students/Student Conduct Coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus College.


Meet New Director of Residential Life Charlie Potts ‘01

On Friday, June 24, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke announced that Charlie Potts had accepted the position of Director of Residential Life at Gustavus Adolphus College.


Global Insight Program to Focus on Circumpolar Region in 2011-12

The Gustavus Global Insight program, now in its fourth year of existence, will focus on the Circumpolar Region of Alaska, Northern Canada, Russia, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden throughout the 2011-12 academic year.


Service Leadership Cohort Recognized by Minnesota Campus Compact

The Service Leadership Cohort – a service group consisting of six Gustavus Adolphus College students that conducts community based research in the co-curricular arena – received the Presidents’ Student Leadership Award from the Minnesota Campus Compact in mid-June.


The Rev. Craig Johnson to Lead Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

The Rev. Craig Johnson, a 1969 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, has decided to resign his position as Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to accept the position of Interim Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.


Rob Berdahl ’90 Captains Guthrie Theatre’s H.M.S. Pinafore

As Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore drops anchor on the Guthrie Theatre Stage June 18 – August 28, 2011, she will be captained by Twin Cities actor/vocalist Robert O. Berdahl ’90. Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling directs this summer’s hit musical which features Berdahl as Captain Corcoran and Christina Baldwin as Little Buttercup.


The Rev. Paul Youngdahl ’59 Dies

The Rev. Paul Youngdahl, senior pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and one of Gustavus Adolphus College’s most prominent alumni, has died. He was stricken while participating in one of the ministries closest to his heart, Cathedral of the Pines youth camp, on Caribou Lake near Lutsen, Minn., and died on June 20 after being airlifted to Minneapolis. He was 73 years old.


Star Tribune Features Steve Wilkinson

Star Tribune columnist Gail Rosenblum wrote a feature story on former Gustavus Adolphus College head men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson. The story appeared in the newspaper's Sunday, June 19 edition.


Jussi Bjorling Centennial Celebration at Gustavus

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jussi Bjorling, the Jussi Bjorling Society-USA, in cooperation with Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a concert in memory of the legendary Swedish tenor on Friday, June 24.


Gustavus to Host Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir

The 40-voice Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 in Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College.