Class of '68
July 2008

40-Year Reunion

Reunion dates ― October 3 & 4, 2008

Greeting 40th Reunion Class of ’68!

Hope summer has arrived where you are.  It’s finally making an appearance in Minnesota after a very cool and damp spring.  Minnesotan’s often complain of a short summer, but this year it will be just that, with the 4th of July just behind us.  Oh well, a short summer means a long fall and that will be just perfect for our get together October 3 and 4 for our 40th Reunion!!!!!

By now you all have received your “Save the Date” postcard and you’ve seen the weekend activity agenda and in August you’ll be receiving the formal registration form.  In the meantime, we’d just like to highlight the weekend activities:

Friday night at the Marriott Airport Hotel we’ll gather at 6:30 p.m. for our class reception featuring food, beverages and lots of memories.  The evening will be $35 per person, cash bar.  Remember for those who would like to stay at the Hotel we have a block of rooms reserved for the 40th Reunion Gusties, just call the hotel at:  952-854-7441 and ask for the special $99 per night rate.

Saturday we’ll kick off the day at Ikea for breakfast at 9:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be $1.99 at the door.  At around 10:30 a.m. buses will be provided to take those of you, who would like to save on gas down to St. Peter.  Once there, we’ll have a lunch at noon right outside the new football stadium.  The lunch will be $11 per person with a cash bar available for beer and wine.  At around 1:00 pm the football game will start along with campus tours for those of you who’d like to see all the changes since ’68.  After the game or tour or both we’ll head down the hill to the Al ’66 and Ingrid (Wilson) Molde’s to cap off our day on campus.  There will be a $5 per person charge to cover the food and beverages.  From there the buses will return to the hotel around 6:30 pm.

Sunday will be a travel day for those out-of-towners or another opportunity to meet up with a classmate or two before returning home.


President Ohle at the Helm

On July 1, Jack Ohle officially took office as Gustavus’ 15th President of the College.  Ohle, former president of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa succeeded James L. Peterson who has retired having served the college since July 2003.

New Alumni Website Launched

The alumni area of the Gustavus website has a whole new look and new features.  Postcards are being mailed over the next several weeks to each alumnus with their unique username and password.  Check out the new site at:

Twin Cities Gustie Breakfasts

Join other Minneapolis/St. Paul area Gusties for a morning cup of coffee and breakfast while getting an update on Gustavus.  The group meets the third Wednesday of each month.  Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis-Park Place, 8:00-9:30 a.m., 1500 Park Place Boulevard (Hwy. 394 & Hwy. 100).  The cost is $10 per person.  Reserve a spot by calling Don Swanson ’55 at 763-533-9083.

Upcoming Alumni Events

  • Gusties Gather! — September 28
  • Homecoming/Family Weekend — October 3-5
  • Class reunions for 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 — October 4

Your reunion committee that has been working to put together a great weekend, but to make it really happen we need to have a great turnout!  Next month the registration forms will be forwarded to you and that’s when you can reserve your spot for any or ALL the activities.  We have people already committed, but we would like to get a better feel for the number so before you officially sign up let us know you’re coming!  Email one of us at: or so we can start highlighting the attendees.

John, Kris and Paula

1968 Co-class Agents