Class of 2005
January 2006

Dear 2005 Classmates,

As the New Year has approached, it is a great opportunity for us to reflect on how we have (or haven’t) kept in touch with our fellow classmates.  Whether you are Hannah Julien in Japan or Joe Campbell in St. Paul, we all admit that we could do a better job of staying in touch.  I can’t tell if life moves faster or slower post-college, but I do know that life has changed quite a bit over the past few months.  After a few late-night calls from my brother (John, a sophomore at Gustavus) he (and I) quickly learned that when he calls at 2:00 a.m., I have probably been sleeping for four solid hours.

While I am enjoying the “real world” (I love my new job at Fleishman-Hillard, a public relations firm in Minneapolis), there are also many things that I miss about Gustavus:  the community, friends, organizations, television marathons, frost your own cookies and of course the pursuit of personal fulfillment and intelligence (I included that one in case any parents read this).  I know I share this passion of Gustavus with so many of you and, in fact, don’t be surprised if I come up to you at a bar and talk with you some evening and talk about my love for Gustavus.

After talking to other (GASP) non-Gusties, I have come to the conclusion that Gusties are a unique breed.  I realized this while talking to high school friends that attended larger universities.  The amount of emotional and sentimental feelings that I have for Gustavus Adolphus College are significantly greater than they have admitted to feel for their alma mater.  Perhaps this emotion accounts for the number of alumni that stay connected to Gustavus decades after they graduate.  These are the alumni that funded our tuition and supported our events.  While it might be a while before I can have a tree or sculpture named after me, I have made some personal sacrifices and substitutions in order to give what I can.

Here are some examples of things you can substitute/sacrifice in order to give to Gustavus:

Drink one less beer at Williams and donate $5 to the Gustavus Fund

Eat at Noodles instead of Big Bowl and donate $10 to the Gustavus Fund

Wait until movies come out on DVD to watch them rather than pay $10 at the theater.

Donate $50 to the Gustavus Fund after one year!

Gustavus will even let you designate your donation.  For some reason, no one has offered to donate a hot tub in the dive yet.  The first millionaire in our class is obligated to do this.  Of course, I heard the caf could use a new platinum sign.

It’s a small world and the Gustie world is even smaller.  Brady Krusemark was my little brother’s student teacher at Edina High School.  Chances are I will see Kelsey Getz and Tara Peterson at Epic Bar in Eden Prairie on any given weekend.  Steven Manthie works with my dad at Deloitte and Touche.  Brady Hoffman wanders the skyways of Minneapolis.  My point is…you never know when you will run into, carpool with (this is for you Laura Gustafson), work with or even live with Gusties.  They are a big part of my life and I hope you keep Gusties a part of your life.  Below you will find quite an extensive list of what some of your classmates are up to.  Make sure to fill out alumni forms so you, too, can be included in a class letter.  If you haven’t seen your name in any recent letters or the Quarterly, please feel free to contact the school or any 2005 class agent with this information.  Also, if your information is out-of-date and/or incorrect, please let us know.

Check out what some of your classmates have been up to…

A

Jennifer Abrahamzon studies at the Hamline School of Law.  Beth Andersen is a small business banker at Wells Fargo.  Claire Anderson is employed at Divorce with Dignity in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is attending graduate school at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for public administration.  Owen Anfinson is a graduate student at Washington State University-Pullman.  Elizabeth Appleton is at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the school of information and library science program.  Kimberly Assad is studying social/personality psychology at Michigan State University.  Kirsten Aune is studying nursing at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  Emily Ayers-Johnson is an RN at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

B

Tara Barnes is a staff coordinator at St. David’s Child Development and Family Services in Minnetonka.  Dana Barron is a graduate student at Indiana University for musicology.  Marissa Wold Bauck is an editorial/production assistant at LMT Communication, Inc.  Jennifer Bauman is a staff accountant at CBIZ SKSB, LLC.  Amy Beightol is on the Joint Committee on Taxation for U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.  Andrew Bennett is a student at University of St. Thomas Law School.  Chris Bergman is a sales associate at Bercom International.  Jon Bjork is studying science education at University of Iowa.  William Blackstock is studying law at Notre Dame.  Ben Boline is a student at St. Thomas Law School.  Marni Brigger is a youth counselor at the Leo A. Hoffmann Center in St. Peter, Minnesota.  Anya Britzius is a graduate student at Arizona State University studying journalism.  Liz Bronson is an independent sales associate at AFLAC.  Benjamin Brueshoff is a teaching assistant in France.  Nicole Buesgens is studying community health at Minnesota State University and is employed at Fitness First as a fitness specialist.  Evan Burgart is taking prerequisites at University of Minnesota to become a physicians’ assistant.

C

Joe Campbell is working in sales at Thomson Corporation.  Jill Carpenter teaches English in Japan though the JET program.  Leah Erickson Christenson is a credit manager at Wells Fargo Financial Acceptance.  Evan Christianson is working on his double master’s in geology and hydrology at Iowa State.  Amanda Cody works at Target Corporation as a bilingual benefits representative.  Emily Conlin is a fitness specialist and group fitness instructor at Park Nicollet HealthSource.  Victoria Connors is a software programmer at LSS Data Systems in Eden Prairie.  Stefanie Cossalter is a student at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.  Jessica Coulsey is a 9th and 10th grade English teacher at New Prague High School.  Cory Christenson is a student at University of Tucson in Arizona.  Angela Crowley is working at Assurant Insurance Company in Edina, Minnesota.

D

Kelly Damrow is the assistant Nordic skiing coach at Moundsview.  Lyncee Davies is a financial counselor at Region’s Hospital and plans on getting a master’s degree in social work.  Laurie Decknatel is studying interior design at the Art Institute International in Minneapolis.  Courtney DeClercq is nannying.  Kiri deLaubenfels is working at WEAVE through the Lutheran Volunteer Corp in Washington, DC for a year.  Beth DeLaRosby is an assistant swimming coach at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.  Kari DenOtter is a program consultant for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and is attending George Washington University for political management.  Nicholas Dillenburg is studying theatre at University of Connecticut.  Andrea Dobosenski is working at Benfield, Inc. as a technical account representative.  Renee Donahue is a program coordinator through Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Washington, D.C.  Kate Duncan is a kindergarten teacher at Clear Springs Elementary in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Mary Duvall is working at the Vishtar Retreat Center.

E

Megan Eekhoff is a personal banker at U.S. Bank.  Kevin Egge is studying health administration at University of Iowa.  Kimberly Eisenreich is a volunteer through Americorps and is the Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation community organizer in Providence, RI.  Benjamin Eklo is an owner’s representative for Welsh Senior Homes.  Tia Elliott is an accountant at Olsen Thielen.  Sara Emich is a youth counselor at the Leo A. Hoffmann Center.  Andrew Erickson is studying history at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Karl Leif Erickson is an English language teacher in Umaji Village, Japan.  Kathryn Erickson is working for Socratic Technologies in Chicago and attained certification teaching English to non-native speakers.  Katie Erickson is an RN at United Hospital.  Alan Evans is a test technician at Acist Medical Systems.

F

Megan Fehlandt spends her time as an assistant photographer at Tiny Acorn Portraits in Minnetonka.  Carl Ferkinhoff is teaching high school physics, chemistry in Baltimore public schools through Teach for America Corps.  Andrea Tish Fish is a banker at U.S. Bank.  Sarah Flood is in France for a year.  Britt Forsberg is a naturalist at Gustavus and is the coordinator of the Greenhouse.  Matthew Frank is a student at William Mitchell College of Law.  Nicole Fuerstenberg is a sales desk assistant at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  Macey Furstenau is a research assistant at Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, North Dakota.

G

Therese Gay is a personal trainer and works at Good Shepard Hospital in the health and fitness center.  Erin Gebhart is studying education at Colorado State University.  Kelsey Getz studies psychology as a graduate student at University of St. Thomas.  Brandon Gillette is a teacher at Garden City High School in Kansas.  Gregory Gorham is a caseworker at the office of Senator Norm Coleman.  Jacob Granholm is studying at University of Minnesota:  Humphrey Center for Public Affairs.  Kristen Gupta works at General Mills as an account operations specialist.  Laura Gustafson is working at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis.

H

Kirsten Haalboom is a volunteer through Americorps.  Stephanie Handahl is working at Target Corporation.  Melinda Hanson is at Creighton Law School.  Daria Hashemi-Rad works as an account representative at Thomson West.  Anders Haugen is a personal banker at U.S. Bank in Bloomington.  Joshua Hauser is teaching English in South Korea.  Emily Hawkins is an assistant teacher at Fraser School and is working on her master’s in instruction at St. Mary’s University.  Seth Hayek is at Michigan Technological University studying environmental engineering as well as the Peace Corps.  Jennifer Hecht works as a lab technician in reproductive medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.  Andrew Heggem is a student at William Mitchell Law School.  Jonathan Hegman works as a staff accountant at Target Corporation.  Jessica Heller is an intern at the National Council for International Visitors in Washington, DC.  Lance Hendrickson is an underwriter at Country Companies Insurance.  Jonas Herrell works at Thomson-West in Eden Prairie.  Carissa Herzog is an RN at United Hospital in St. Paul.  Katrina Hesterman is an account manager at Cynthia Cook Inc.  Bethany Hirst can be found at University of Nebraska Medical Research Center working as a research assistant.  Jill Hiscock is an admissions counselor at University of Minnesota, Morris.  Anne Kautzer Hofer is at Century College studying pre-nursing.  Mitch Hofer is a law clerk at Hogland Law.  Brady Hoffman is a staff accountant at Larson, Allan, Weishair & Company, LLP.  Lauri Huettl is an RN at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis.  Lesli Huettl is student teaching at Minnetonka High School.

I/J

Jennifer Ingraham is an account coordinator at Periscope Marketing.  Craig Jankowski works at Federated Insurance.  Mark Jensen teaches 5th grade in Council Bluffs, Iowa and coaches football for Thomas Jefferson High School in Iowa.  Adam Johnson is a student at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  Dagney Johnson is a graduate student at St. Mary’s University – Twin Cities studying counseling and psychological services.  Jesse Johnson is an account manager at Zycho USA.  Johanna Johnson is working with the ELCA division of Global Mission in Slovakia.  Megan Johnson is a marketing analyst at Provell, Inc.  Sarah Johnson is a full-time residential volunteer at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.  Val Johnson is a payroll specialist at Life Time Fitness.  Brendan Johnston is attending Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Emma Jordan is at University of Iowa in the medical scientist training program.  Amber Juffer is studying law at Drake University in Iowa.  Hannah Julien is currently teaching English in Japan through the JET program.

K

Sean Kampshoff is a software analyst at Digital River in Eden Prairie.  Kimberly Kautzer is living in Hanau, Germany as an au pair for a German-American family.  Kelly Keith is an assistant soccer coach at Gustavus.  Heather Keller works at Assurant, Inc.  Erin Klein is a senior laboratory technician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.  Katrina Kleinwachter is a student at University of Minnesota Law School.  Jennifer Klos is a graduate student in Des Moines, Iowa at the Osteopathic-Medical School.  Kristina Kluge is attending Washington University Medical School in St. Louis.  Rebecca Swanson Kodesh is a 1st grade teacher in Milton, Wisconsin at Harmony Elementary.  Gwendolyn Koenig is studying counseling psychology at Michigan State University.  Christine Korth is a 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Chanhassen Elementary School.  Jenny Kramer works as a project manager/executive assistant at Christopher Cardozo Fine Art.  Cassandra Krueger is a youth director at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chisago City, Minnesota.  Brady Krusemark has completed his student teaching at Edina High School.  Kristin Kachelmyer Krusemark is teaching 5th grade at New Prague Intermediate School.  Rebecca Kuehl is a student at the University of Georgia-Athens studying speech communication-rhetoric.  Trisha Kunkel is a savings bond representative at Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.  Rachel Kvanli is an R.N. at United Hospital in St. Paul.

L

Mia Langsjoen is attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI.  Andrea Lau is teaching 1st grade at Red Oak Elementary in Shakopee, Minnesota.  Kirk Larsen is employed by Progressive Auto Insurance Company and works at their Minnetonka office.  Hilary Larson is working at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  Heidi Lawson is a secretary at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ.  Jared Lee is studying meteorology at Penn State University and is also a teaching assistant.  Ciara Legato is the recreational activities director at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, Minnesota.  Kari Leif is working at Stay Well Health.  Joseph Lencioni is a technical web coordinator at Gustavus Web Services.  Amanda Lodermeier is a 2nd grade teacher at Parkside School in Camden, New Jersey.  Nathan Lund is a second year student at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  Meghan Lynch teaches 1st grade at Clear Spring Elementary School in Minnetonka.

M

Laura MacBride is the customer service team lead at Opus 21 Management Services.  Katie MacQueen is an ICU nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver.  Andrew Madison is in dental school.  Brent-Jon Magnusson is a teaching assistant at University of Tennessee Knoxville and is attending graduate school in chemistry.  Michael Maynard is working at T-Mobile in Woodbury, Minnesota.  Erin Mattison is teaching 4th grade at Guilford County Public School in Greensboro, NC.  Kelly McGillivray works at Pro Staff in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  Heather Meyers is an activities assistant with Champaign County Nursing Home in Champaign, Illinois.  Julie Miller is working as a daycare attendant at Babycare in Richfield, Minnesota.  Rochelle Moravec is a 1st grade teacher at Mendota Elementary School in Mendota Heights.  Ellen Muggli is working at Guardian Angel Childcare through Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Delaware.  Joseph Mundell is working at Hartford Insurance.

N/O

Becky Neitzke studies at University of Minnesota Dental School.  Jessica Nelson is a realtor with Realty Executives in Alexandria, Minnesota.  Daniel Newman is an assistant manager at Walgreens.  Lindsay Newman is the China adoption coordinator at the Children’s Home Society and Family Services in St. Paul.  Elizabeth Nytes is a shift leader at Alternatives for People with Autism.  Kelsey Okey teaches 1st grade at Peter Hobart Primary Center in St. Louis Park.  Sarah Ostman is working at Ryan Company.

P/Q

Amanda Parker is a student at University of Minnesota Law School.  Alyssa Paulson is a licensing specialist at Ameriprise Financial Services.  Jennifer Pearson is in the management program at Target Corporation.  Molly Phillippe is a community nurse at Mount Olivet Rolling Acres in Victoria, Minnesota.  Carl Pickerell is an accountant at Concierge Enterprises.  Laura Pieper is attending Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical for instrument repair.  Lynnea Piotter is pursuing her pediatric nurse practitioner degree at Duke University School of Nursing and working as an RN at Duke University Medical Center.  Michaela Poepping has an internship at Innova Marketing.  Emily Pollmann is a teller at Wells Fargo.  Matthew Polski is teaching English in Hikari, Japan through the JET program.  Claire Poppe is studying pharmaceutical science at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Nathan Porath is hoping to be a dental school student.  Nichole Petersen Porath is working as a cost analyst at Lockheed Martin, is an assistant coach for The Academy of Holy Angels cross country team and is in graduate school at University of St. Thomas for business administration.  Jessica Prody is studying communications studies as a graduate student at University of Minnesota.  John Purdham is studying physics at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  Robert Quick is a student at University of North Dakota Law School.  Kelly Quinn is a 1st grade teacher at Excelsior Elementary in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

R

Amber Rathmann is a kindergarten teacher at Minnewashta Elementary School in Minnetonka.  Matthew Rich is attending William Mitchell Law School.  Kathryn Riggs completed an internship at Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit literary publisher in Minneapolis.  Catherine Rodman is volunteering through Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Washington, D.C.  Kathryn Roggow studies chemistry at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

S

Brady Schmidt is starting a videography business with two other Gusties.  Jessica Schrieber is attending the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD as a post-baccalaureate intramural research training award fellow.  Lynette Schwagerl is student teaching in St. Peter.  Pete Schwingler is at Columbia University for law school.  Anne Shipley is an account coordinator for News America Marketing.  Heather Sieben studies in Duluth at University of Minnesota Medical School.  Mikaela Silkey is a law student at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Stephen Simmons is teaching English in Budapest.  Adam Skordahl is a student at University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Andrew Smith is teaching English at Wonderland Elementary School in Seoul, Korea.  Daniel Smith works at U.S. Bank in Eden Prairie.  Lacy Skoog works as an accountant at Belvedere & Hysjulien, P.A. in Edina.  Michelle Steadman is an intern at Select Comfort and a graduate student at the Carlson School of Management.  Chantal Stecker is a volunteer in peace building in the Philippines through Global Mission.  Kari Steffenhagen is studying child and family development as a graduate student.  Anna Stenson is studying English literature at University of Iowa graduate school.  Maisie Stish is at University of Minnesota School of Physical Therapy.  Stephen Stock is in the U.S. Army-2nd Lieutenant.  Maren Stoddard is teaching English through the JET program in Tsuruga, Japan.  Laura Stypulkowski is a graduate student for physical therapy at Mayo School of Health Science.  Will Sutor is going to law school.  Becky Swenson is teaching English in Costa Rica through a World Teach Program for a year.  Kate Swenson is pursuing her doctor of pharmacy at University of Illinois in Chicago.  Ann Syverson teaches 7th and 8th grade language arts and social studies at Zumbrota-Mazeppa Middle School.

T/U/V

Gavin Tempero is working at the corporate division of McDonald’s.  Suzanne Temple is studying English education (secondary) at University of Minnesota.  Emily Thielman is a graduate student in the statistics department at Oregon State University.  April Thomas is a veterans service representative at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Alyssa Tjosaas is a rehabilitation aide at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota.  Emily Tongen is getting her teacher’s licensure for social studies 5-12 at University of St. Thomas.  Brian Trussell is a research associate at the Parker Hughes Institute and is getting his master’s of instruction at St. Mary’s University.  Elanna Tryon is studying counseling psychology at Colorado University, Denver.  Emily Ulve is a mental health worker at Family Networks in New Hope, Minnesota.  Aaron Vanjoske is teaching physical education at Anoka Hennepin ISD #11.  Wesley Veldman is a financial planning specialist at Target Corporation.  Jenny Vigoren is a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison for French and international development.  Greg Viland is a personal trainer at Fitness First in Chaska, Minnesota.

W/X/Y/Z

Thomas Westlund is working at Eschelon Telecom coordinating phone and Internet for medium size businesses.  Erin Wilhelm is attending Luther Seminary to receive a master’s in divinity.  Megan Wille is a media analyst for Campbell Mithun.  Amber Wilson teaches English in South Korea.  Jeremy Wilson is deployed to Iraq until April 2007.  Elizabeth Wojahn is a senior high youth director at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois.  Jessica Schloesser Yost teaches at John Ireland Catholic School in St. Peter, Minnesota.  Liz Zappetillo is working in academic advising administrative support at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.  Linden Zakula is an intern on China Commission in Washington, D.C.  Shawn Zellman is working at Best Buy in Eden Prairie.  Joshua Zimmerman is teaching English in Japan through the JET program.

Married:

  • Mitch Hofer and Anne Kautzer on June 24, 2005.
  • Andrea Tish and Scott Fish ’02 on September 24, 2005.
  • Jessica Schloesser and Charles Yost on July 16, 2005.
  • Marrisa Wold and Peter Bauck ’04 on June 17, 2005.
  • Nichole Petersen and Nathan Porath on June 25, 2005.
  • Andrew Erickson and Terra Estlie on July 9, 2005.
  • Brandon Gillette and Joanna Williams on June 28, 2005.
  • Hilary Roberts and Daniel Genck on June 11, 2005.
  • Brendan Johnston and Erika Carls ’02 on July 16, 2005.
  • Christina Johnson and Brooks Maki ’04 on October 22, 2005.
  • Carrie Lingle and Scott Brusven on July 30, 2005.
  • Alicia Peters and Matthew Neumann on July 23, 2004.
  • Brett Heerwald and Cortney Kenow on July 29, 2005.
  • Kristin Kachelmyer and Brady Krusemark on July 2, 2005.
  • Shawna Weaver and Joshua Dwyer on June 11, 2005.

Engaged:

  • Meghan Lynch and Dave Heldman ’04
  • Shalynn Lutz and Drew Engquist

We look forward to continue planning events for our class to reconnect.  If you have any suggestions for events, we would love to hear them!  Our homecoming event went great.  Thanks to those of you who attended.  Below are some pictures of the event.


Here’s what is happening on campus…

Study Abroad Leader

Gustavus continues to be a leading institution for the number of students studying abroad, according to an annual ranking recently released by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Consistent with its mission of giving students an education that is international in perspective, Gustavus was ranked seventh in the "Top 20 Baccalaureate Institutions" list of the institute’s "Open Doors 2005" report.  Gustavus was one of four Minnesota private colleges to make the list of 20.  The report was based on study abroad statistics from the 2003-04 academic year.  Gustavus students engage in international learning through various programs in more than 100 locations throughout the world, ranging from Australia to India and Ecuador to Sweden.  In recent years, 50 percent of Gustavus graduates have participated in at least one study-abroad experience.

New Carnegie Classification for Colleges and Universities

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching released a new classification system for institutions of higher education.  Gustavus’ classification is Arts & Sciences plus Professions, indicating that 60 to 80 percent of Gustavus students complete a traditional liberal arts major, such as political science, classics, or biology.  The new classifications describe five aspects of colleges and universities: instructional programs, enrollment profile, undergraduate demographics, size, and setting.  Undergraduate instructional programs are now designated as Arts & Sciences Focus, Arts & Sciences plus Professions, Balanced Arts & Sciences and Professions, Professions plus Arts & Sciences, or Professions Focus. 

Insurance Programs

The Alumni Association, in partnership with Meyer and Associates and Liberty Mutual, offers an insurance program to alumni and their families.  Products include insurance policies for life, short-term medical, auto, home, and renters.  For life and short-term medical insurance call Meyer and Associates at 800-635-7801 or visit www.meyerandassoc.com.  For auto, home, and renters insurance call Liberty Mutual at 800-524-9400 or visit www.libertymutual.com/lm/gustavus.

Gustavus to Perform at Orchestra Hall

The Gustavus Music Showcase will be Sunday, March 12, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.  The Gustavus Choir, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and Gustavus Wind Orchestra will perform.  This is a unique opportunity to hear three premier ensembles from Gustavus in one concert.  This showcase also allows prospective students, parents, and alumni from the area to meet and connect.  For tickets, call the Orchestra Hall box office at 800/292-4141.  Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $10 for students 18 and under.

Athletics

Two big stories from the fall sports are that Hailey Harren won the national NCAA Division III cross country title and the men’s soccer team became the first MIAC school to play in the national championship game and finished second, losing 1-0 to defending national champion Messiah.  For the second consecutive year, men's soccer coach Larry Zelenz has been named Coach of the Year in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas NCAA Division III West Region.  The men's hockey team is unbeaten in conference play, outscoring their opponents 28-5 in four games.

Upcoming Music Tours

This year nearly 300 students will participate in music tours as members of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Gustavus Choir, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, and Choir of Christ Chapel.  The Gustavus Wind Orchestra will tour Eastern Europe Jan. 14-30.  Performances are scheduled for Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria.  The Gustavus Choir will tour Jan. 27-Feb. 11 (see schedule below), with performances in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, and Choir of Christ Chapel will tour during Spring Semester.

Gustavus Choir Tour Schedule

  • January 27 at Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
  • January 28 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, 7:30 p.m.
  • January 29 at Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, 8:30 a.m. morning service
  • January 29 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Duluth, 3 p.m.
  • January 30 at Bemidji High School Auditorium, Bemidji, 7 p.m.
  • January 31 at First Lutheran Church, Morris, 7 p.m.
  • February 2 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield, WI, 7:30 p.m.
  • February 3 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Brainerd, 7:30 p.m.
  • February 4 at Central Lutheran Church, Winona, 7 p.m.
  • February 5 at Faith Lutheran Church, Winona, 8 a.m. morning service
  • February 5 at First Lutheran Church, Red Wing, 2 p.m.
  • February 11 at Christ Chapel, Saint Peter, 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • Tucson, AZ Gustie Gathering - February 10
  • Phoenix, AZ Gustie Gathering - February 11
  • Sun City, AZ Gustie Gathering - February 12
  • Gustavus Music Showcase at Orchestra Hall - March 12
  • Atlanta, GA Gustie Gathering - March 26

Gustie Love,

Annie Michaletz

2005 Co-class Agent