Class of ’51

November 2011

“Kia Ora,” Hello!

Our granddaughter studied in New Zealand last January.  Wear your Gustie pin or apparel every Friday and look for Gusties anywhere in the world!  At Gustavus students hold the door open for me and smile at me!

I have many wonderful memories from our 60th anniversary, but the one I tell many people about is the Class of ʼ51 Music Scholarship.  They are shocked to hear it is in my name!  Any gifts to it count on the Annual Fund!

Good news!  If you join “Friends of Music,” the whole amount can be designated for our Class of ʼ51 Music Scholarship (Dorothy Johnson Lutz one).  Our daughter wanted to join, but wanted the money to be applied to our music scholarship!  They said, “Yes.”  The Friends of Music have a great program explaining Christmas in Christ Chapel before the Sunday afternoon service.  We’ll be there at the 2:00 Friends of Music event and the 3:30 service with our family.  (Too bad our son, Erik ʼ88 and children are in Japan and can’t come, too.)

A note from a Gustie in Tokyo, Carol Manfred Sack ʼ72, “We are happy to know that you are happily retired in our beloved St. Peter−ahh, it sounds great!  …life goes on in God’s loving care and grace.”

At a chapel service last year celebrating three recently tenured profs, Chaplain Brian Johnson talked about helping “students to find their melodies.”  “As scholars, creators…you serve, you shout, you sing…together we serve.  Together we make a joyful noise.  May your song continue long into the future.”

The Gustavus Choir Director, Greg Aune, told the Mankato Magazine, last year:

“I would first say that the venue, Christ Chapel, makes our program somewhat unique.  This ties in with the intent of the program, which is to say, Christmas in Christ Chapel functions as a worship service rather than a “concert.”

            Certainly, the music that is presented at the event is a significant component of the program, but the overall vision of the event is one that combines the spoken word, music, dance and the visual arts.”

This year’s Christmas in Christ Chapel service will be fantastic again!  It begins on December 2 and continues on December 3 & 4, titled:  Julljus:  Light from the Old World; Light to the New.  Gustavus is also approaching the 50th anniversary of Christ Chapel, and they will celebrate the “coming of Christ’s light−to Sweden in the Middle Ages, to Minnesota in the 19th century.”  Through music, words and dance, they will tell stories of some who bore the light and some who received it.”

I highly recommend the CD, Christmas Cheer, with Mark Thomsen ʼ78, the famous tenor opera singer (sold at the Book Mark).  I mentioned him in the July letter in relation to his Distinguished Alumni Citation honor from Gustavus.

Honors went to Gustavus college professor, Joyce Sutphen for her recent honor being named Minnesota’s poet laureate.  Taken from the Mankato Free Press, “Sutphen, who lives in Chaska, teaches literature and creative writing at Gustavus and her poems have been published in numerous journals.  She’s also been a guest on Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’  Sutphen is a real advocate for bringing poetry to all kinds of audiences and she lauded the Minnesota poetry community that includes publishers large and small, and people who “organize readings, who put poems into parks, into galleries and on sidewalks.”

A German prof saw me going to Prof. Sutphen’s Writing Poetry class and said, “Ho, so you are learning something in your old days!”  I am really enjoying auditing her poetry class with 13 hardworking students around a large table in Confer Hall with lots of windows.

“You have really good students.  They’re just darling!” said, Patricia Hampl, the great memoirist, nonfiction writer, poet and University of Minnesota professor.  On October 13 we heard her fantastic readings from her new book, “The Art of the Wasted Day.”  The reading was followed by great questions from students.  One answer was “My response to the world is WONDER!”  She said, “I jumped for joy when Joyce Sutphen was named Minnesota’s Poet Laureate!  She teaches at this wonderful school!”

The Family Weekend concert in October featured the orchestra, two wind orchestras (bands), the Lucia Singers (no men!) and the “G” choir (The Gustavus Choir)−within about 60 minutes.  The Gustavus choir sang on old Swedish folk song, “There’ll Be Something in Heaven.”  “…for the children of God.  In the city of God they’ll sing and rejoice.”  It was followed by a spiritual, “Witness.”  They are my favorite choir in the world!  I never miss their concerts!

See Jasmine Porter’s photo (Quarterly, summer 2011, page 6).  She spoke to us at the Gustavus Heritage Partnership luncheon.  I wish more of you could have been there!  Jasmine said, “I’m proud to be a Gustie…I like the relaxed, smiling faces here.  It has been life changing to come to Gustavus.”  She lived with her grandmother and helped her care for disabled people.

At the same luncheon, Prof. Kate Knutson told us that only 4% attend a residential liberal arts college and that 95% of the students here receive a combination aid or merit scholarship.  Over 600 get Minnesota state grants.  Thank you for your commitment to our students.

The opening reception for the art show of Paul Granlund’s ʼ52 portraiture will be at 7:00 p.m., November 21.  The show ends on January 27.  Article taken from the Augustana by Barb Larson Taylor ʼ93 reads:

Paul Granlund was sculptor-in-residence at Gustavus Adolphus College from 1971 until his retirement in 1996.  In a creative career spanning more than 50 years and more than 650 works, he had been recognized as a premier sculptor throughout the United States and abroad.  His figurative bronze sculptures have been installed in public and private settings from Australia to Italy to India, from Minneapolis to Hong Kong…  Beyond his art, he was beloved for his inquisitive mind and his hospitality in welcoming anyone to his studio while he worked…

            More than 30 of his creations have been placed on the Gustavus campus, including the friezes and doors of Christ Chapel.  Don Myers ʼ83, director of the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus, described Granlund’s influence on the campus in this way:  “Paul’s work has positively shaped the visual message of the Gustavus campus since his first work was installed here, from BC/AD to his buoyant figural works that celebrate life, at college and beyond.  Paul said that he asked himself, in assessing if he felt one of his figures was complete, whether or not it ‘danced,’ and through his works he has made Gustavus dance!  And, because of the joyous spirit of his work and his wide recognition, Paul brought attention to the College it might not otherwise have received.”

In The Spire, summer 2011 issue, an article by Kelly Myers ʼ11 reads, “What Does It Mean for Gustavus to Be ‘Church-Related’?”

“For Norelius, the liberty for the education provided at Gustavus finds its source in this proclamation that Christians are saved by grace through faith alone.  Through a liberal education under the influence of the Lutheran faith, Gustavus students are given the freedom to study language, mathematics, history and science to acquire an education that makes them a power for good for the world.  Students are encouraged to learn and explore, all the while being confident in their assertion that they are saved by their faith in Christ, and not by their works…

            The institution has also adopted the label of a Lutheran college of the ‘third path,’ a concept of the Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock, former Bernhardson Distinguished Professor in Lutheran Studies at Gustavus.  Not a religious enclave or a secular university, a college of the ‘third path’ actively builds its identity around its religious tradition and seeks to discover how the tradition can contribute to the entire community, including being committed to discussions of religious diversity, while remaining faithful to its affiliation tradition.  It is the Lutheran, church-related, college of the third path that witnesses to the ‘awe and gratitude to God, awe and gratitude sustained and nourished by the gospel message,’ one that is oriented towards freedom−‘freedom for a restored relationship with God and the neighbor…freedom for service.  Through faith in God’s promise, students are free to learn, to explore and to invest themselves in education, confident that growth and change that will not uproot the school’s identity, but be nourished by it.”

One alumnus told me, “Your class of ʼ51 is famous for attending the Twin Cities alumni breakfasts in Minneapolis!”  We have the same speakers here at the St. Peter/Mankato area alumni breakfasts, so if you live anywhere nearby, call (933-6042).  I promise that you will enjoy the breakfast presentations!

At the June breakfast Grady St. Dennis ʼ92 explained the new Center for Servant Leadership.  Grady is the director of church relations and community engagement.  He said, “What is the Gustie spirit?  The Center defines that!”  (See their website at:  gustavus.edu/servantleadership.  I’ll give a few of his ideas.  Grady said, “The development of values is part of intellectual growth…work for a just and peaceful world…’Make Your Life Countʼ is more than a slogan.  You matter.  We together matter…

            The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations has 550 congregations−200 of them are using our resources.  Last year 1,900 confirmands were here on retreats and 1,800 junior high students attended a conference last fall, (etc.)

            We are the envy of other Lutheran colleges with our Center of Servant Leadership.  Eighty-five percent of Gustavus students participate in this program.”  Thanks Grady for this great presentation.  They want alumni to be involved in many ways.  There is a good article on this new Center in the summer 2011 Quarterly (p. 20 “Developing leaders”).  It is unique!  You and everyone else can be involved!

Quarterly p. 21, Julie Johnson ʼ69 talks about the “big questions” that guide our daily conversations and decisions.  On p. 22 “Gustavus alumni, parents and congregational and community partners will be engaged in and served by the Center’s outreach efforts.”  You may need a magnifying glass to decipher the gray part on page 21, but it is worth it.)  “Anyone can be a servant leader, because everyone can serve.”  Prof. Tunheim, “I see Gustavus as a place of distinction in how it develops leaders.”  This article in the Quarterly is worth a reading several times! 

Mr. Doomsday, Steve Andreasen ʼ84, (Steve is a consultant for The Nuclear Threat Initiative and was in my daughter’s class at Gustavus) says:  “Being a Minnesotan prepares you for that pressure cooker (National Security Council).  I grew up with a Scandinavian temperament and went to college at Gustavus Adolphus, when dealing with a crisis, the attitude that it could always be worse goes a long way…”

I saw a plaque in the Interpretive Center at the Arboretum:  (1993)  “honoring Melva Elizabeth Helena Lind, educator-historian-musician, whose distinguished service to GAC has included positions as Dean of Students, Professor of French, director of International Relations and Trustee of the College.”

When we were students, Melva Lind, French professor and Dean of Students, always wore a hat even in her office on the main floor in Old Main.  Someone told me she wore it so that if a person came in who she didn’t want to talk with, she could say, “I’m just leaving!”

Some of us were born in 1929, the same year as the first-lighted outdoor football game at Gustavus and in Minnesota.  The $25,000 stadium had just been completed that summer.

Our late classmate, Carol Hoorn Fraser, has four art works at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.  Her works are also at Walker Art Center and several galleries in Canada!

A couple of deaths to report:

Eugene Johnson, Minneapolis, MN on August 2, 2011.  He was a retired professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota, chaired the department of mathematics at Gustavus, and is survived by four children and one sister.

Dean Munson, Yuba City, CA, on August 21, 2011.  He was a retired business educator for Yuba City High School and U.S. Air Force pilot and is survived by his wife, Andra, two daughters and one sister.

Marie Norberg Bergstrom ʼ50 was talking about Vern Bergstrom in heaven−probably taking the other side of an argument with Prof. George Forell who died last spring−just like he used to do at Gustavus.  She said, “Vern took every class that Forell taught.  Our families were friends for life.”

Marie Norberg Bergstrom ʼ50 was here for “Explore Gustavus Day” with her daughter, and two granddaughters.  They had a strenuous, great day!  The sun shone brightly and the wind went away.

Stan Benson and Clarence Budke had a five-day layover in Japan on their way to teach in Borneo in 1951.  They visited missionaries, Rev. and Mrs. George “Bud” Olson, in Hiroshima.  This was six years after the atomic bomb devastated the city.

Marie Schafer Benson ʼ52 told me that Stan Benson moved to the Benedictine Living Community (St. Peter) for therapy and he has developed heart problems.

Louise Borg Bergmann’s message in May:  “Have fun at the reunion!  She is still playing the organ in church and works on committees.  About 100 of her relatives went to Gustavus! 

Dave Johnson, at our 60th banquet said he had $.10 a year for spending money on the farm in the old days!  Dave and Delores, everyone loves your Waterfall Garden in the arboretum at Gustavus.  Thanks so much for that!

Update from Nyakato (Tangania).  An email from Denny and Paula Lofstrom, (International Health Partners) contained this information:  Kathi, a medical student from Austria, wrote, “What I can say about this place is that I am very glad I found out about it and made it here, for it has been a great and life-changing experience.”  See www.ihptz.org.

Denny Lofstrom’s letter:  “Congratulations on the Dorothy…scholarship−couldn’t be established for anyone more deserving…your reunion letter is greatly appreciated, and it is unfortunate for us that our schedule isn’t such that we can ever attend.  Some old sage once complained ‘Nostalgia just isn’t what it used to be,’ but your class letters prove that wrong.

            Your news about Dave Youngdahl’s passing brought back memories of our trips to the boundary waters in company with Roger Larson, Bud Berglund and Bob Wilson ʼ53.  Great memories.            And it was good to hear about Clarence Budke and his experience with the cataract surgery.  Mine was more traumatic.  I passed out, but went on in later years in Tanganyika to perform over 500 such procedures, 1959-1962.”

Former art professor, Don Gregory, died in 1986.  His wife, Delores Gregory Stark, passed away in October.  She worked at the Gustavus Book Mark for 41 years.  Their only child, Ann Bruggeman ’75, moved back to St. Peter a few years ago to help her mother.  Memorials can be given to the Donald Gregory Art History Scholarship at Gustavus.

The painting, “Clock Tower, Old Main,” looks great on first floor of Old Main.  That spot was chosen by Leslie Nelson because the painting is in memory of her husband, Carl F. Nelson.

Ann Komatz Bassett, St. Peter, celebrated her 80th birthday with Gene on a cruise ship to Alaska.  She was the last one in our class to turn 80 as she graduated in three years at the age of 19.

Marilyn Barnes Robertz said, “the new academic building is absolutely stunning!”  I heard Marilyn give a presentation, “Life as a TB patient in a sanatorium 1943-46.”  It is amazing she got well and became our classmate!  She asked us if any of us had had a crush on Van Johnson, the movie star.  She said, “Everything was SWELL!”  We all laughed.

It was great fun talking with Betty Reusch Anderson-Oussoren in Kenora, Canada, after the royal wedding in England.  She knows British history and told me Kate was the first commoner in 350 years to be in a royal wedding.  We also talked about the movie, The King’s Speech.

Milly Janzen Balzer and her late husband worked with Mennonites for six years in Swaziland.  She did nursing in Africa.  She taught English in Ohio.  Her new novel, Holdin, Coming to Terms, is about her family and the Mennonite community of Mountain Lake, MN.  Hilda is her mother who told her these stories and Franz is her father.  She and many others are composite characters.  She did have a sister who went to a non-Mennonite college and became a nurse.  Only three of her family’s generation are left living now.  The Gustavus Book Mark has her book.

It was great to see Roy “Dick” and Donna (Seaberg ʼ50) Johnson at our reunion.  Roy is a grandson of President O. J. Johnson, who served Gustavus from 1913 to 1946.  Prexy “O. J.” was my father’s uncle so that’s how Dad happened to transfer up from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas.  Roy’s dad, Roy Johnson, was my dad’s cousin!

Henry ʼ52 and Carolyn (Peterson) Ruggles have a talented granddaughter at Gustavus.  Chloe Radcliffe ʼ12 is the “National Champion in Prose” which is an extremely competitive category.  Gustavus is a Division III college so she won against students in the largest universities in the U.S.  She wrote the fiction piece and performed it, so she is multi-talented.  Wow!  The students work on their presentations 15 hours each week and travel to competitions three weekends a month.  They won 10th place at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events tournaments again this year.

Here is Chloe’s story when her mother and I were chatting after the play, On Ego:  She said, “I wasn’t seriously considering Gustavus, but my mom kept saying, ‘Maybe you should look at Gustavus.’  So I appeased my mother by applying here.  Over the course of my senior year I decided to come here and I’ve loved it ever since.  Here at Gustavus I’ve been able to become friends with everyone, in and out of all the activities I’ve chosen to be a part of.  That’s what is really special about a school the size of Gustavus.”  (She finds her math major and theater/speech involvement helps each other in true liberal arts education!  Chloe has been promised a job at Target headquarters in Minneapolis upon graduation in May.

My mom was a class agent for 47 years until she passed away in 1992.  Former religion prof, Bernie Erling ʼ43 is still going strong as class agent at 89.  He has served 43 years, but did Phonorama since 1957 when he started teaching at Gustavus.

Did you see the photos in the summer 2011 Quarterly, page 36?  Marlys, Marianne, Edna and me at St. Lucia Day 2010.  Or in the fall Quarterly 2011, page 32.  You’ll see birthday boys:  Clint, Jim, Wayne and Gordy with friends.  On page 33, our 60th anniversary class photo.  Next Quarterly:  Watch for a photo of Marilyn Barnes Robertz presenting the scholarship information to me.

If you didn’t see your news here, look for it in the fall Quarterly!  The Alumni Office wanted me to submit your news by their deadline.  They hope you include your volunteering, etc.  The next deadline for your news is as soon as you can get it in this November for the spring Quarterly.If you send in news that you prefer only goes in the class letter, please indicate that.  Although there will be no January guest letter, you are invited to write long notes to add to our fall and spring letters.

Last May in the Library I met Bergit from Mound.  When she was four years-old, her family drove through campus.  She announced, “I’m going to go to college here!”  Fourteen years later she had a tour of campus and loved it!  Four years later she is about to graduate in communications.  Her mother reminded her of what she said when she was four years-old!  She is really an enthusiastic Gustie!  Now she is a Gustie alumnus.

The Weekly, November 4, “Gustavus Receives Green Grant Plans To Create Compost Site And Green House With Funds.”

            “Gustavus recently received a large sum of money from a generous donor intended to be used for green purposes.  This donation will be used by the environmental studies department to create a compost system and greenhouse for Gustavus’ use.

            Generally, Gustavus does well when it comes to green issues.  The college has Gustieware, offers local and organic food in the Marketplace and even has biodegradable forks and spoons made out of corn.  Although we pride ourselves in having fairly sustainable eating habits, there is still one aspect of our cafeteria that could be improved.

            In addition to the excitement surrounding the composter, is the anticipation of a greenhouse at Big Hill Farm.

            The goal of the greenhouse is to extend the growing season at Big Hill Farm in order to produce more vegetables for the Marketplace,” Jeremiason said.

Rep. Tim Walz said in the U.S. House of Representatives:  “…I have the opportunity to see first-hand many Gustavus students and graduates live that motto in our southern Minnesota community (Make Your Life Count)…Gustavus students are bright, engaged and any interaction with them leaves me feeling optimistic about the future…”

Please volunteer to help any of us officers!  Start now to think about our next reunion in five years!  Plan to come as part of the 50 Year Club every May!  Please give names of prospective students to the Admission Office.

At the end of the commencement exercises on the football field they all sing the Alma Mater:

ALMA MATER

Gustavus Adolphus, remember thy past!

Let songs of thy triumphs be borne on the blast.

O'er prairie and mountain forever let fame

Carve runes of thy glory, thy deeds round thy name.

Gustavus Adolphus, stand firm in the fight;

Plant proudly thy banner on victory's height.

Thrice Hail!  Alma Mater!  Thy children are true.

We love thee forever; our love we renew.

We stand by thy standard, our phalanx is strong.

Thy battle, our battle, Gustavus live long.

Ray Lundquist and John Norman will write at the end of this letter in their official roles along with Robert Smith as a guest writer.

Thanks to all of you!

Sincerely yours,

Dorothy Johnson Lutz

1951 Class President

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Dear Classmates,

Class officers have been designated for almost all graduating classes which is an organized effort to increase alumni participation in helping to shape the college’s future.  I (John Norman) serve as Student Recruitment Chair; Dorothy Johnson Lutz serves as President; and Ray Lundquist serves as Annual Fund Chair and Reunion Chair/VP for the class of ʼ51.

The three of us attended the First Annual Class Officer’s Day at Gustavus on Friday, September 30 to learn more about our responsibilities as class officer’s; to help kick off “Campaign Gustavus,” the largest fundraising effort in the college’s history; to tour the newly constructed Beck Academic Hall and to celebrate Gustavus’ Sesquicentennial with a dinner and an impressive program about the history of the college.

The Gustavus Recruitment Network (GRN) needs your help to identify potential high-quality college-bound students from your communities, schools, churches and families.  The GRN will support the efforts of the Admission Office, Alumni Office and Church Relations Office at Gustavus.  We, as alumni, can volunteer to identify and encourage potential students to become acquainted with Gustavus and all it has to offer and select Gustavus as their first choice.  This is an effort to get alumni more involved in the recruitment of potential students and provide a method of transmitting this information to the Admission Office.  The GRN program is under the direction of Bob Neuman ʼ80 you can call him at:  800-487-8288 or email him at:  bneuman@gustavus.edu.  This program is in its early stages and more information will be forthcoming on how you will be able to participate.

This year’s freshman class is the largest in history and through the GRN and input from alumni, parents and friends; we are moving forward so future generations of students will experience an even greater Gustavus Adolphus College.

John Norman

1951 Recruitment Chair

Dear Classmates,

As your vice president, Ray Lundquist, as designated by the Alumni Association last February, I would like to add a short addendum to Dorothy’s letter.  No one covers campus activities better than Dorothy so I will mention reunion activities and the Annual Fund which come under the responsibilities of the vice president.

I recently had a nice chat with Kathy Erlandsen, the Associate Director of Reunion Giving.  She was helpful in the success of our 60th reunion.  We shared some good humor talking about our 65th anniversary.  First of all take knowledge there has never been a separate planned 65th reunion (generally the 65th just joins the 50-Year Club).  She feels our class will be the first one to do it.  That indeed will take a bit of luck and blessing since we will all be in our mid to upper 80’s.  Every day is a gift as we age so we will go from there and hope for the best.

In regard to the Annual Fund, I was so proud of our results this past year.  The total of $72,000 plus 66% participation from our class was marvelous!  We may not be able to attain those numbers again, but with the help of all of you, we certainly could do it.  Our most recent total for this year is $3,905 with 15 of you participating.  It is very early in the campaign and I know a lot of you give your gift in December or near the end of the fund year in May.  Believe me; every gift is appreciated, whenever you give it.

I also want to update you on the Dorothy Johnson Lutz Music Scholarship which was made known to Dorothy at our banquet last May.  That total thus far is $4,770.  We also want that figure to grow since it is such a tribute to Dorothy for her fine work as our class agent for over 40 years.  There isn’t any other class agent that can match the faithfulness, hard work, dedication that Dorothy has displayed.  From all of us Dorothy, thank you very much.  You, more than anyone else, has made the Class of 1951 very special in it’s giving and service to the school.

Best wishes to each of you, may you have the best health possible and be blessed.

Cordially,

Ray Lundquist

1951 Annual Fund Chair

Dorothy Lutz asked me to write something for the next class letter.  So here goes:

My wife, Darlene, and I had the privilege of attending President Ohle’s Sesquicentennial and Campaign Kickoff Dinner on September 30.  As we approached our usual parking place near the stadium, we were turned back by traffic control personnel as the Homecoming Parade approached.  We returned to park in the lot by the international apartments and proceeded to walk to the Lund Center.  As we approached the Center, we watched the parade as it passed.  The band, cheerleaders, floats, groups of students from various organizations all passed by followed by students down the street.  What great enthusiasm and excitement!  It was exciting for us to see the Gustie spirit so alive and expressive.  After this exhilarating experience we proceeded to Lund Center and were treated to a very elegant evening!

Thank You,

Robert H. Smith

1951 Guest Writer

Campus News

Campaign Gustavus Announcement

At the Sesquicentennial and Campaign Kickoff Dinner held on campus on Friday Sept. 30, Board of Trustees Chair Mark Bernhardson announced the official kickoff of a comprehensive fundraising campaign, Campaign Gustavus.  The financial goal of the campaign is to raise $150 million by the end of 2015 to fund the strategic initiatives of Commission Gustavus 150.  The focus of Campaign Gustavus is to ensure the College has the resources to continue providing opportunities for teaching and learning in a caring community.  To find out more about Campaign Gustavus and how you can be involved, visit:  www.gustavus.edu/campaigngustavus.

2011 Athletics Hall of Fame

Gustavus inducted new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame at a banquet on October 15.  Inductees for 2011 are Owen Sammelson ’58, benefactor; Amanda Murdock Diehl ’92, gymnastics; Jay Klagge ’92, basketball; Bryan Ripken ’94, swimming; Todd Anderson ’95, soccer; Tracy Erickson McMorrow ’95, tennis; Scott Moe ’95, golf; Laura LeVander Peters ’96, softball; and Colleen Barland Sherman ’96, soccer.  The Hall of Fame Moment is the 1991 Women’s Gymnastics National Championship, won with the final routine of the meet. 

Gustie Breakfasts

Join your fellow Gusties for breakfast and to learn something new about your alma mater at the monthly Gustie Breakfasts.  November speaker will be Rob Gardner, interim artistic coordinator for Christmas in Christ Chapel and December’s speaker will be Dick Kenney, author of two Gustavus Sesquicentennial books.  The St. Peter Breakfasts are held in the banquet rooms on campus at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month and the Twin Cities Breakfasts are held at the Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.  RSVP by calling 800-487-8437 or e-mail alumni@gustavus.edu.  Hope to see you bright and early!

Join Gustavus Library Associates

“Whether you went to the college library to study, do research, meet a hot date, or create (or look for) a library prank, the library was an almost daily stop during our college years.  What better way to acknowledge that important relationship than by joining the Gustavus Library Associates (GLA)?  GLA's mission is to promote literature, learning, and the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.  All of its membership dues go directly to the annual acquisitions budget of the Library; income from the Royal Affair, Books and Bloom, and other major fundraisers goes to the Library’s endowment.

With this in mind, I encourage you all to become GLA members.  You can find the application form on the web at:  gustavus.edu/gla.  You’ll find all the news about the organization’s events and the membership forms along with a list of membership options.

Here is a list of our unlocated classmates.  If anyone knows the whereabouts of any of these folks, please let the Alumni Office know (alumni@gustavus.edu or 800-487-8437).

George W. Anderson

Ramona Arehart

James A. Bensten

Dean W. Berg

Beverly Thorson Craft

Curtis L. Erlandson

Robert Foley

Helen M. Friedline

Phyllis Naslund Jacobson

William J. Kircher

Mary R. Mohaupt

Lloyd A. Olson

H. Duane Osland

Gordon Sandborn

Clifford Swenson

Vincente P. Vargas

Lillian A. Wahlberg

Betty Berglund Wymore