Archive for Steve Kjellgren


B.A. Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College '86
Steven Kjellgren

Originally from International Falls, MN, I came to Gustavus in the fall of 1982, met my future wife Julie in the spring of 1983, married in 1985, and graduated together in the class of 1986. Following graduate studies in Industrial/Organizational Psych at the U of M and UW-Oshkosh, I entered the hospitality industry in various managerial capacities until returning to Gustavus in 1994 as the Dining Service Director.

Julie and I have 3 fantastic children, Matthew, Bethany, and Grace and a menagerie of family pets. I enjoy a wonderful extended family, many, many good friends, my work and co-workers at Gustavus, all athletics, the outdoors, and especially my shack in the woods of Northern Minnesota.
Interests
gardening, golf, good food, environmental concerns, mystery, and fantasy and adventure novels

 

Coke Grant Funding Opportunities for 2014-15!

September 2014 For Immediate Release – New funding opportunities for Gustavus students, staff and faculty: Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Funding – Application materials for the $20,000.00 annual educational/sustainability/health grant funding are now available. Funding is available for projects initiated by departments, programs, campus-wide initiatives or advocacy groups that focus on enhancing sustainability and community health. Priority […]

2013-2014 Gustavus/Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants!

The Kitchen Cabinet is pleased to announce the recipients of 2014?s Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants. The grant committee, along with partners from Coca-Cola congratulate the following initiatives: Power Assist Ride Share Bike Research – Research Grant to study feasibility of a shared bike program on campus and viability of adding electric assist for uphill return […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes: May, 2014

Kitchen Cabinet May 5, 2014 Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Jessica Burggraff, Margo Druschell , Meghan Krause, George Elliott, Molly Yunkers, Mark Hanson Meal Plan Accounts – A brief discussion on meal accounts and how they are used. Overall it seems as if meal plans do average out, some students run out […]

 

Kitchen Cabinet Video #1 – What’s in the Cupboard?

In which Dr. Lisa Heldke, Philosophy, and Steve Kjellgren, Dining Service Director, give an overview of some of the considerations we encounter in the dining program at Gustavus Adolphus College. Stay tuned for a conversation on the topics of Community and Service as two of Gustavus’ Core Values and also embedded deeply into the mission […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes March 2014

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes March 10, 2014 Laura Shilling, Mark Hanson, Lisa Heldke, Jessica Braun, Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Rebecca Hare, George Elliott, Jessica Burggraf, Paul Matzke, Meghan Krause MVAC Meeting – MVAC will be starting a food hub (connection between farmers and churches, business, etc.). This is a way to purchase local. […]

September 2013 Meeting Minutes:

Kitchen Cabinet September 23, 2013 Present: Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Saskia Raether,Robbie Bragg, Jim Dontje, Margo Druschell, Mark Hanson, Jessica Braun, Pearl Leonard Rock, Charlie Potts, George Elliott The meeting began with an introduction of group members and how their lives intersect with the Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet is in […]

 

Can’t have any Pudding if you Don’t eat your Meat???

But then again…..Where Does Your Meat Come From? That is exactly the question posed by Sophomore Student Matthew Glaser recently – Here is the question: Dear Mr. Kjellgren, My name is Matthew Glaser and I’m a sophomore at Gustavus. I was just wondering where the meat in the caf comes from? Is it local from […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes May 2013

Kitchen Cabinet May 13, 2013 Present: Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Saskia Raether, Jim Dontje, Margo Druschell, Jeff Stocco, Judy Douglas, George Elliott We are going to spend time reflecting on this past year and would also like feedback on what we might want to work on in the future. Are we […]