News & Announcements
New Dean and V.P. Named...
Mosbo has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president of academic
affairs, effective July 1. Mosbo is currently provost, dean of the faculty,
and professor of chemistry at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).
Before joining UCA, Mosbo held teaching and administrative positions at
Ball State University and James Madison University. In an April 23 memo
to all College employees, President Axel Steuer said, "In appointing Dr.
Mosbo, I concurred with the strong recommendation of the Dean of Faculty/VPAA
Search Committee, which conducted an extensive search and conscientiously
pursued questions raised by various members in the Gustavus community about
the finalist candidates both prior to and after their visits to campus.
We can be grateful for the hard work and thoroughness with which search
committee members pursued and successfully concluded the important task
assigned to them. At its April 20 meeting, the Gustavus Board of Trustees
expressed its support of the good work of the search committee and of the
president's appointment by electing Dr. Mosbo to this senior College
officer position. We are confident that Dr. Mosbo has the abilities, experience,
and commitment to work closely with his new faculty and administrative
colleagues to continue Gustavus' progress to the forefront of American
liberal arts colleges."
Director Hired... The first
director of the Lilly Endowment-funded Center for Vocational Reflection
will be Christopher Johnson. A 1985 alumnus and the College's first Truman
Scholar, Johnson is currently assistant professor of religion and director
of service learning at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. He brings
an extensive history of teaching, scholarship, and service that emphasizes
engaged reflection on questions of meaning, purpose, and vocation. Johnson
also has a record of program development and leadership in a range of relevant
activities that will serve him well in developing this program on vocation.
Johnson will be on campus the first week of June for a Lilly grant-sponsored
faculty development workshop, to begin the process of hiring an administrative
assistant, and to tend to other preliminary matters. He will formally
begin employment July 15. Questions about Johnson or the Lilly program
should be directed to Bob Weisenfeld (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Promotion... Bob
Weisenfeld has been promoted to assistant vice president for corporate
and foundation relations. In making the announcement, Vice President Brenda
Peterson noted that Weisenfeld has served the Office of Institutional Advancement
with much fund-raising success as director of corporate, foundation, and
government relations during the past 12 years and manager of the College's
various relationships with philanthropic foundations and government grantmakers.
Effective immediately, Weisenfeld's additional responsibilities include
an increased level of leadership for the cultivation and solicitation of
public and private corporations.
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming
schedule is as follows:
Annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference
All are invited
to attend the College's 21st annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference on May 2.
This years theme is Revisiting the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux after
150 Years. The conference, which is free, will include a 10 a.m. lecture
in Christ Chapel by Winona LaDuke, a prominent native American rights activist,
author, and vice presidential candidate for the Green party in the 2000
presidential election, and a 1:15 p.m. lecture by Lenor Scheffler, attorney
and member of the Lower Sioux community, and Dallas Ross, chair of the
Upper Sioux Tribal Council. In addition to the main addresses, the
following workshops will be held at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on campus: "Environmental
Justice," "Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives," "Seeking Common Ground,"
and "Self-determination, Rights, and The Law." Throughout the day, a resource
center will provide information in Linner Lounge. At 7 p.m., there will
be a powwow and closing pipe ceremony. Registration will be held in Linner
Lounge, beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, contact the Office of
Public Relations at x7520. In conjunction with the conference, a sweat
lodge will be built and used for two "sweats" this weekend.
April 27 -- Arbor Day;
April 29 -- 3rd Sunday
of Easter, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
April 30 -- Rev. Gordon
Bratz, Acts 12: 1-19;
May 1 -- Erika Houtz,
Acts 26: 1, 12-18;
May 2 -- MAYDAY!, Luke
May 3 -- Joshua Roever,
Romans 8: 18;
May 4 -- Erin Dana, Revelation
5: 1-10; and
May 6 -- 4th Sunday of
Easter, Chaplain Linda Roal.
Lunch and Learn May 7...
Busters," the final Lunch and Learn session for the year, will be held
from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 7 in the Campus Center Banquet Room. The
Gustavus Health Promotion program will absorb half of the cost of lunch,
so the cost per person is $3.50 and will be collected at the door.
Come ready to play, because this session will be hands on. Call Kari Eckheart
at x6416 to reserve a spot.
What to Take to America Event
Sunday... The Nicollet County
Historical Society (NCHS) invites the public to an immigration event, Going
to America: What to Take?, at 2 p.m. April 29 at the Treaty Site History
Center in St. Peter. Lynn Blomstrand Moratzka from Gammelgarden Swedish
Immigrant Museum in Scandia, MN, will explain what some Swedish immigrant
families choose to bring to Minnesota. Admission for the program and the
museum is $3 for the public and free for NCHS members and children under
age 12. Currently on exhibit at the center is a new exhibit, "Early History
of Nicollet County, 18581900," which includes Nicollet County artifacts
from the immigration years. A family program sponsored by the historical
society, this will be of interest to children reading the American Girl
series and, in particular, Kirsten.
Rave Lecture Tuesday...
learn about rave parties and their affect on youth at "RAVE Parties: Teen
Fun? Parent Nightmares" from 6:30-9 p.m. May 1 at St. Peter High School.
The event is planned for parents, adult members of the community, as well
as middle school, high school, and college students. The schedule includes
open displays from 6:30-7 p.m. and 8:30-9 p.m., and a 7-8:30 p.m. presentation
by WCCO reporter Rick Fuentes, ART Counselor Mike McGinnis, and St. Peter
High School student Emmy Powers. The event is sponsored by Friends of Families,
Parents Communication Network, and ESAA Target.
Students Named Fellows...
Gustavus students have been named 2001 Undergraduate Fellows by the Fund
for Theological Education, Inc. (FTE). They are: Dana Anderson,
Bergeson, Adrienne Donath, Sharene Gossen,
Hochhalter, Joshua Rinas, and Tracy Vicory. These students
are among the 70 new undergraduate fellows in FTE's Partnership for Excellence
Program. For 3 years, FTE has awarded fellowships to college students who
demonstrate superior academic achievement and exceptional promise for ministry,
with the aim of introducing them to theological education and encouraging
their vocational discernment. This group of 26 men and 44 women represent
18 denominations, 49 undergraduate institutions, diverse geographical regions,
and a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. Fellows will receive
a $1,500 stipend to be used for educational expenses or for a special project
to explore ministry. Each fellow will also attend the Partnership
for Excellence 2001 Summer Conference, "The Call of the People of God,"
June 21-24 at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, TN, and
participate in a variety of worship experiences and roundtable discussions
with practicing clergy and theological educators.
biochemistry, recently presented an invited seminar, titled "The Role of
alpha Helices in the Folding of the Thiol Protease Inhibitor Cystatin,"
to the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Bell also had an editorial, titled "Laboratory Experiments," accepted for
publication in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.
library, was a panelist at a Minitex conference, "Merging Tradition and
Innovation: A Visionary Future for Libraries," held April 17 in Plymouth.
Chris Gilbert, political
science, and students Devin Colvin ('01), Martin Kaduc ('01),
and Jaclynn Moen ('01) presented a paper, titled "Political Discussion
Partners: The Religious Dimension," and a poster, titled "Religious Indicators
of Local Political Involvement," at the Midwest Political Science Association
annual meeting, held April 19-22 in Chicago.
music, sang in the Octet in the first 4 performances of Libby Larsen's
new opera, "Barnum's Bird." Based on Swedish soprano Jenny Lind's 1850
tour of America (presented by P.T. Barnum), the show ran April 19-22 in
the Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis. Reviewed by the St. Paul
Pioneer Press as "an instant classic" and "an unabashed triumph for
all involved," the opera will receive its official world premiere at the
Library of Congress on Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C.
music, had a new music review published in the Spring 2001 edition of the
Journal. He also lectured April 24 to graduate music students at Arizona
State University and March 11 to the Danish Club of Tucson.
Horst Ludwig, modern
foreign languages and literatures/German, had his article "Ein ausserordentliches
Haiku deutscher Sprache" ("An Extra-Ordinary German Haiku") accepted for
publication in the next issue of Mitteilungen des Pegnesischen Blumenordens
in Nuremberg, Germany. The Pegnesischer Blumenorden, of 1644, is
believed to be the oldest society in the world dedicated to the care of
gave a master class for piano students April 22 at St. Joseph's School
of Music in St. Paul. This was a return engagement for McKay, who has been
invited to come back next year.
Terry Morrow, communication
studies, published an essay on forensic (legal) rhetoric in the Oxford
UP Encyclopedia of Rhetoric (2001).
education, presented a workshop at the Association of Supervision and Curriculum
Development's National Conference in March in Boston. Pitton's session
focused on the development of mentoring skills for educators working with
beginning teachers and was titled "Dealing with Dilemmas in Mentoring."
In addition, Pitton was elected president-elect for Minnesota ASCD and
will begin her term as president in 2002-03.
To inform the campus community
of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor
or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact
the president's office (x7538).
William Friedrichs, father
of Diane Harman (institutional advancement), died April 20.
His funeral service was April 24 at SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church
The following people have
recently joined the Gustavus community:
Jeff Anderson, International
New Support Staff
Kolleen Johnson, Safety
Milo Rogers, Dining
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Staff Psychologist in
To submit items (questions
or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference was established at Gustavus in 1981. The
name MAYDAY! carries a dual significance: the international distress call
for help and the return of spring, bringing renewal and hope. The conference
was found and is sustained by Florence Sponberg and the late Raymond Sponberg
of North Mankato.
Preview Day... Admission's
19th annual Preview Day (formerly called Junior Day) will bring several
visitors -- high school students and their parents -- to campus on Saturday.
The event was changed to Preview Day because high school sophomores and
juniors are now invited.
IN THE MEDIA:
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
Anyone who has suggested
additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories,
or interest in being a media source should contact News Director Stacia
Senne (x7510 or email@example.com).
At 4:45 p.m. April 20,
Minnesota Public Radio aired a story on Gustavus' use of fair trade
or "peace" coffee in conjunction with an April 17 lecture by Rosario
Castellon Garcia, an international leader in the "Fair Trade" movement
and former general manager of PRODECOOP, a group of 71 Nicaraguan coffee
farmer cooperatives. A Gustavus student was quoted in the story and it
mentioned that Gustavus was the first college in Minnesota to use fair
trade coffee, purchased from Minneapolis-based Peace Coffee.
An April 16 St. Paul
Pioneer Press article, titled "Heavy Traffic," mentions that Gustavus
other private Minnesota colleges have installed Packet Shaper, a Web-traffic-management
An April 12 St. Peter
Herald photograph captured Gustavus students Caleb Lauritsen
and Paul Hanson biking near a flooded road. The feature photo was
on page 3A.
For Rent: House
close to campus (918 S. Washington), starting July. For details, e-mail
Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Rent: Spacious
2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment available June 1. Asking $600 per
month, plus utilities. Garage space is available for $50 per month.
Call Janet Anthony at 934-5711 during business hours.
For Sale: Nordic
Track Achiever ski machine; hardly used and in excellent condition. Asking
$200 or best offer. Call x6080 or 934-4494.
For Sale: Spacious
family home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 3 levels of finished living
space. Detached double garage and garden shed. Located at 506 W. College
Ave., St. Peter. Call Janet Anthony at 934-5711 during business hours.
House for Sale:
1920s 3-bedroom home that has been completely updated and renovated. It
features hardwood floors and new appliances. Call Barbara Anthony at x7363
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
happening between Friday, April 27, 2001 and Monday, May 7, 2001
April 27, 2001
Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
Event: Arbor Day Reception Eckman Mall
Event: Arbor Day Luncheon Alumni Hall
PM - 2:30 PM Special
Event: Arbor Day Tree Planting St. Peter Park
PM - 4:00 PM Workshop:
Chemistry Seminar Nobel Hall 201
PM - 9:15 PM Campus
Event: Asian Cultures Club Show Alumni Hall
Art Event: Student Recital: Melanie Kelly Bjorling Recital Hall
April 28, 2001
Baseball vs St. John's
Softball vs Bethel College
Art Event: Student Recital:Andrea Wentzel Bjorling Recital Hall
PM - 6:00 PM Special
Event: APO Kid's Fest Interpretive Center
Art Event: Student Recital: Erin Bonitz Bjorling Recital Hall
Art Event: Student Recital: Chris Krug Bjorling Recital Hall
Admission's Preview Gustavus
Outdoor Track & Field
April 29, 2001
Holy Communion Christ Chapel
Women's Tennis vs Concordia
Women's Tennis vs Hamline Univ
Art Event: Christ Chapel Choir Concert Christ Chapel
PM - 10:45 PM Worship:
Taizé Worship Christ Chapel
April 30, 2001
Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
Baseball vs Southwest State
PM - 8:00 PM Campus
Event: Student Senate Outdoor Concert
PM - 7:00 PM Campus
Event: Senate Rocking Chair Marathon
Baseball vs Southwest State
May 1, 2001
PM - 7:15 PM Campus
Event: Ice Cream Social Eckman Mall
Proclaim The Dive
May 2, 2001
MAYDAY! Registration Linner Lounge
MAYDAY! Welcoming Service Christ Chapel
AM - 1:30 PM Campus
Event: Frost Your Own Cookie
Baseball vs Hamline University
Softball vs St. Thomas
PM - 7:30 PM Meeting:
Marshall Scholarships Meeting Linner Lounge
Art Event: Center Stage Collegiate Chorus Bjorling Recital Hall
May 3, 2001
AM - 1:30 PM Campus
Event: Take Your Professor to Lunch Evelyn Young Dining Room
May 4, 2001
PM - 5:00 PM Campus
Event: Sigma Xi Research Symposium Nobel Hall and Olin Hall
Softball vs Macalester College
Art Event: Student Recital: Beth Gusenius Bjorling Recital Hall
PM - 2:00 AM Campus
Event: Halloween in May Dance The Dive
Outdoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
May 5, 2001
Event: Honors Day Coffee Courtyard Cafe
Event: Honors Convocation Christ Chapel
Baseball vs St. Thomas
Event: Gustie Basketball Hoopla Outdoor Basketball Courts
Art Event: Honors Recital Bjorling Recital Hall
Art Event: Gustavus Choir Spring Concert Christ Chapel
Art Event: The Gustavus Band in Concert Bjorling Recital Hall
Event: Honors Day
May 6, 2001
Art Event: A Gustavus Brass Festival Bjorling Recital Hall
Art Event: Concert: Percussion Ensembles Bjorling Recital Hall
Event: Student Senate Banquet Banquet Room
PM - 10:45 PM Worship:
Taizé Worship Christ Chapel
May 7, 2001
AM - 2:00 PM Campus
Event: Sigma Mother's Day Card Sale Outside Evelyn Young Dining Rm
Gustavus vs Concordia-St. Paul
Event: Education Minnesota Speaker Banquet Room
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
Calendar event form. View the entire College
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