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News from Gustavus Adolphus College

Office of Public Relations ~ 800 W. College Ave. ~ St. Peter, MN 56082-1498

News Director Stacia Senne ~ (507) 933-7510 ~

Political Rally to be Held March 24

at Gustavus Adolphus College

ST. PETER, Minn. (March 12, 2002) – The public is invited to "Demfest 2002," a multi-speaker political rally, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24 in the Dive, located in O.J. Johnson Student Union at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Several Minnesota Democratic Party politicians are expected to participate, including U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Senator John Hottinger, State House Minority Leader Thomas Pugh, and Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch. In addition, anticipated Minnesota gubernatorial candidates State Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, State Auditor Judi Dutcher, and State Senator Becky Lourey are expected to participate. State Representative Ruth Johnson will emcee the event.

Each participant will give a 10-minute speech, followed by a question and answer session. Snacks and refreshments will be provided along with entertainment by Gustavus student and musician Travis Lennox.

This free event is sponsored by the College Democrats at Gustavus. For more information, e-mail or call student organizers Caleb Lauritsen at (507) 933-8578 or Matt Hurm at (507) 933-8100.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,500 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. The oldest Lutheran college in Minnesota, Gustavus was founded in 1862 by Swedish immigrants and named for Swedish King Gustav II Adolf. At Gustavus, students receive personal attention in small-sized classes and engage in collaborative research with their professors. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-abroad, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.


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