The Yellow Sheet for March 6

Volume 40, Number 23

Volume 40, Number 23

News & Announcements

Architects Hired for New Academic Facility... The College has announced the hiring of BWBR Architects of St. Paul to design a new academic building for the College that is projected to house the departments of Communication Studies, Economics and Management, History, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology. The announcement comes following presentations by selected finalists to a steering committee of College officials. The new building will be built in the area west of Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on the land once occupied by the old football stadium.
     Early goals for the facility include making it compatible with the College’s focus on engaged learning and making it environmentally friendly. The new building will not only demonstrate the College's commitment to be a leader in environmental stewardship but will also be a springboard for further sustainable development on campus. While Gustavus has generally practiced good stewardship, this will be its first intentionally sustainable building.
     BWBR recently has worked with the College on the design and construction of F.W. Olin Hall (1991) and the renovation and addition to the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science (2000). The firm dates back to a solo architectural practice established in St. Paul in 1922 by Bill Ingemann, which was involved in Gustavus building projects as early as 1928 (Uhler Hall, and later Rundstrom and Wahlstrom).

Residential Life Seeks Head Resident Candidates... Head Residents are an integral part of the educational experience at Gustavus Adolphus College. They are live-in, professional faculty or staff who are charged with actively creating and sustaining living environments conducive to the learning, growth, and development of students. To be considered for the Head Resident position, candidates must submit an application letter, resume, a letter of support from their department chair or supervisor including a completed Head Resident Reference Form (found in the Residential Life Office), and names and contact information of three references. Applications are due on or before March 20, 2008. Interviews will begin during the week of March 24. For more information contact the Residential Life Office (x7529).

'Daffodil Days' for the American Cancer Society... The Gustavus Community Service Center will sell daffodils next week during office hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) as part of the American Cancer Society's "Daffodil Days." Sales begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10, and continue through 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Costs are $8 per bunch; $12 for a bunch in a vase; $12 for a daffodil plant; or $25 for a bear and a bunch.

Campus Happenings

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, March 7 - Neal Hagberg, "The Noose"
  • Sunday, March 9 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, March 10 - Jeff Jeremiason (environmental studies)
  • Tuesday, March 11 - Deborah Goodwin (religion)
  • Wednesday, March 12 - Lenten Worship
  • Thursday, March 13 - Adam Butler (senior student)
  • Friday, March 14 - Douglas Nimmo (music)

Latin Comedy... Twenty-three students from St. Olaf College's Latin Players will perform Plautus's Mostellaria (The Haunted House) in Latin and English, with original music by Prof. Anne Groton, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in Fine Arts Music 214. The performance, sponsored by the Department of Classics, is free.

Faculty Trio Performance... Gustavus faculty members Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, Brian Buckstead, violin, and Joseph Rodgers, 'cello, will perform in concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall, Friday, March 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Buckstead and Oshima-Ryan open the performance with Beethoven's Sonata No. 5 for Piano and Violin ("Spring"). Rodgers will then join the duo to present Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor. The recital concludes with the trio Tzigane, rapsodie de concert, by Maurice Ravel. The recital is open to the public without charge.

'Building Bridges' Sold Out... The "Building Bridges" diversity conference has reached its maximum number of participants that it can accommodate for the keynote address in Christ Chapel on Saturday, March 8. There are about 20 faculty and staff tickets still available; otherwise, it is sold out. Conference organizers will accommodate faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in obtaining a ticket, please e-mail Tickets will be held for the first 20 people to respond. If you don't receive a confirmation from the co-chairs of "Building Bridges" (Asitha Jayawardena or Jing Han Soh) by Thursday night (March 6), assume that they have run out of tickets. 
     The theme of the 13th annual student-led "Building Bridges" conference is "Genocide Awareness: How Will History Judge Us?" It features Paul Rusesabagina, who gained international fame when his life story became the basis for the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda. The conference opens at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel with a performance by the "I Am . . . We Are" social justice theatre troupe, immediately followed by conferral of an honorary degree upon Rusesabagina and his keynote address. Afternoon workshops are also scheduled.

Rodin on Campus... Opening this weekend in the Hillstrom Museum of Art is Rodin: In His Own Words, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, which pairs bronze sculptures from throughout the career of the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) with contemporary texts, from Rodin’s letters and from publications by himself and others, that explicate the artist’s thoughts on specific works and his philosophy of art in general. Rodin is considered to have been one of the greatest sculptors of the Western tradition, on par with artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, and Canova, and was highly influential, inspiring countless artists who followed him. Paul Granlund, who served for many years as sculptor-in-residence at Gustavus, frequently cited Rodin as a primary influence on his own figural work in bronze.  Among the sculptures in the exhibit are famous, iconic works such as The Thinker, a cast of Burghers of Calais, First Maquette, and an example of Rodin’s Saint John the Baptist Preaching.The exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, which is dedicated to excellence in the arts through the support of art exhibitions and scholarship and the endowment of galleries and sculpture gardens at major museums. The Hillstrom Museum of Art venue of this circulating exhibition is supported by a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum will present a lecture by Ruth Butler, one of the foremost authorities on Rodin and the author of numerous publications on the artist, including Rodin: The Shape of Genius (1993). Butler will address the issue of casting in Rodin’s work, including the posthumous casting undertaken by the Musée Rodin. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. It will be followed by a reception at the Museum, from 5 to 7 p.m. Butler's lecture and campus visit are supported by the Lecture Series and the Women's Studies Program of Gustavus Adolphus College, and by a generous grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Visiting Alumnus Caps Week with Concert... Singer/songwriter Neal Hagberg, a 1981 graduate of Gustavus, caps a week of chapel talks and class visits with a free concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. to mark the release of his new CD, It's Not as Easy as It Seems. The CD's songs are meant to cause conversation and contemplation. In a very real sense, Hagberg expects this recording to be provocative. No topic is off-limits: war, homophobia, abortion, religious fundamentalism, or even forgiveness and grace. Hagberg's Lenten Week visit is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains; his concert is additionally sponsored by the Office of Fine Arts Programs with funding from the Johnson Endowment for the Arts.

Gustavus Ensembles at Orchestra Hall on Sunday... Tickets are still available for the 2008 Gustavus Music Showcase, to be held at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Choir, and the Gustavus wind Orchestra will each perform at the event, and a reception in the Orchestra Hall lobby following the concerts will allow the audience to meet the performers and conductors. Tickets ($22 general admission, $12 for students age 18 and under) may be reserved through the Orchestra Hall box office (612-371-5656, 800-292-4141, or

Diversity Week... The College celebrates Diversity Week 2008, "Making Mosaics: Valuing Diversity on the Hill," next week (March 10-14) with several events:

  • Monday, March 10 - Trivia Night with the Peer Assistants and Gustie Greeters in the Courtyard Café, 7-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 11 - Movie: Kite Runner, in 3 Crowns at 6 and 10 p.m., sponsored by CAB, Crossroads, and the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization.
  • Wednesday, March 12 - Documentary Film: Bangalamerica, created by senior students Sid Selvaraj and Matthew Fillmore, in Wallenberg Auditorium, 6 p.m.; discussion afterward with the College Democrats, College Republicans, and Roundtable; pizza will be served. (See separate YS notice, below.)
  • Thursday, March 13 - Performance: "I Am . . . We Are" in Alumni Hall, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 13 - Speaker: Tim Wise, "White Like Me," in Alumni Hall, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Diversity Center. (See separate YS notice.)
  • Friday, March 14 - Documentary Film: For The Bible Tells Me So, in Alumni Hall, 7 p.m., and Wallenberg Auditorium, 10 p.m., sponsored by HRC, Queers and Allies, the Chaplains' Office, the Diversity Center, and CAB. (See separate YS notice.)
  • Saturday, March 15 - "Doctors and Nurses Speak," with Africa Partners Medical, in Linner Lounge, noon-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 15 - Documentary Film: For The Bible Tells Me So, in Wallenberg Auditorium at 7 and 10 p.m., sponsored by HRC, Queers and Allies, the Chaplains' Office, the Diversity Center, and CAB.

Student Documentary to be Screened... Bangalamerica, a documentary film produced by senior students Matt Fillmore and Siddarth Selvaraj, will be shown in Wallenberg Auditorium on March 12, at 6 p.m. as part of the Diversity Week events. A discussion will follow the screening, with pizza provided. During January, Fillmore and Selvaraj traveled to Bangalore, India, with the goal of producing a film exploring the consequences of a relentless series of American influences on the lifestyle, culture, and identity of the inhabitants of Bangalore city. What they were confronted with was a myriad of conflicting opinions across various generations of the city's residents. The older generation, raised at a time when control by the British over the region was still fresh in people’s minds, tended to view influences by the United States as the new wave of economic neo-colonization of the region. However, the younger generation, more inundated by these influences via the media, has adopted this culture as part of their own and sees it as an essential part of their identity as a part of the next generation of Indian leaders. From the media to romantic relationships, the outsourcing culture to night life, watch these opinions clash as we explore the true identity of "Bangalamerica."

'White Like Me'... Tim Wise, among the most prominent anti-racism writers and activitists in the country, will be on campus on Thursday, March 13, to share his philosophy on how privilege has had a role in preserving racism in America. Wise, who received the 2002 National Youth Advocacy Coalition's Social Justice Impact Award as well as the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature essay on race and diversity issues, will speak at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. His memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, is taught at hundreds of colleges and high schools across the nation. His visit, which is part of the College's Diversity Week observance, is sponsored by the Diversity Center.

Marathon Running Seminar... Bruce Van Duser (HES) will be speaking about marathon running, training, and personal experience on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Lund Center, Room 208. All are welcome.

Prevent ACL Injuries... The Gustavus Athletic Training Association will be sponsoring a presentation on ACL injury prevention on Thursday, March 13 (note change in date from earlier publicity), at 7 p.m. in Lund 207. Dana Birkholz, DPT from the University of Minnesota, and Josh Denny, CSCS from Minnesota State University, Mankato, will be leading the presentation. This presentation will include strengthening and agility exercises that aim to decrease the risk of ACL injury, with particular focus on active individuals. A review of anatomy, mechanism and recognition of injury, and treatment will also be discussed. For more information, contact Tegan Twait (

Educational Panel Complements Diversity Week Documentary... As part of Diversity Week at Gustavus Adolphus College, the documentary film For the Bible Tells Me So will be shown on campus four times. This film explores the intersections between Christianity and homosexuality through the stories of five U.S. Christian families who have gay children. Featured families include those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson. The film is informed by respected voices such as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and the Rev. Jimmy Creech. The film will be shown on Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Johnson Student Union, followed by an educational panel, and at 10 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. On Saturday, March 15, it will be repeated at 7 and 10 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium. The screenings, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and the several Gustavus organizations—Queers and Allies, Campus Activities Board, the Chaplains' Office, and the Diversity Center—are open to the public without charge.
     Phil, Randi, and Jacob Reitan (formerly of Mankato, currently of Eden Prairie, Minn.) are also featured in the film; Phil and Randi will be present at the Friday, March 14, screening as part of an educational panel following the viewing. (Note: While only the 7 p.m. showing on Friday in Alumni Hall includes a formal educational panel, staff from the Human Rights Campaign, members of the Gustavus Chaplains' Office, and students from Gustavus Queers and Allies will be present at the other three showings to take questions or comments. Off-campus movie-goers are welcome at any of the four showings but are encouraged to attend the early screening on Friday in Alumni Hall if possible, as the Alumni Hall venue is accommodating of a larger crowd, and as that showing includes the educational panel. This film is recommended for an audience of high school age or older—if you have questions regarding content or audience maturity, please contact the Gustavus Chaplains' Office at 507-933-7446.)
     To find out more about the movie, please visit the For the Bible Tells Me So website ( or watch the documentary's trailer (

March Fireside Chat... "Liberal Arts and Lives that Matter: Exploring a StoryCorps Project at Gustavus" is the theme of a Fireside Chat on Friday, March 14, led by Chris Johnson (CVR) that takes a look at the power of story in shaping our senses of identity, meaning, and vocation. Johnson will explore the possibility of launching an extended, campuswide narrative/oral history project (along the lines of NPR's "StoryCorps" project), perhaps looking ahead to the College's 150th anniversary. As usual, the Fireside Chat will be presented twice, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sandwiches, beverages, chips, and fruit available for purchase, or bring your own lunch. If you have questions or wish additional information, call Emily (x7199).

Faculty Shop Talk... Linnea Wren and Travis Nygard (art and art history) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2007/08 academic year. Their talk, titled "Gumming up archaeology: Archaeologists, rebels and research in Mexico’s separatist state," will be presented on Friday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Rydell Professor to Present Two Public Lectures... Frans B.M. de Waal, a zoologist and ethologist specializing in primate behavior and psychology who was a featured speaker at the 1996 Nobel Conference, will return to the campus in April as the 2008 Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. De Waal, the C.H. Chandler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and director of Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, will co-teach a course, "Neuroscience Capstone," with Jan Wotton (psychology) during the spring semester and present a public lecture, "On the Possibility of Animal Empathy," on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall while he is in residence during the first two weeks of April. He is also scheduled to present a lecture titled "Our Inner Ape: Human Nature as Seen by a Primatologist" in the Great Clips IMAX Theater at the Minnesota Zoo on Tuesday evening, April 8, at 7 p.m. Both presentations are open to the public without charge, although advance reservations are requested for the zoo lecture (
     The Rydell Professorship at Gustavus Adolphus College is a scholar-in-residence program designed to bring Nobel laureates, Nobel Conference presenters, and similarly distinguished scholars and scientists to the campus as catalysts for enhanced learning and teaching. It was established in 1993 by the late Dr. Robert Rydell and his wife, Dr. Susan Rydell, of Minnetonka, Minn., "to give students the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading scholars." De Waal is the 11th scholar to serve as a Rydell Professor at Gustavus.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

On the Road... Rolf Erdahl (music), Gustavus bass instructor, and his wife, oboist Carrie Vecchione, are taking their unique combination of instruments on the road for a series of recitals in the coming weeks. After their on-campus recital last Sunday, March 2, the Vecchione/Erdahl Duo performs for Thursday Musical's Morning Artist Series at the Bloomington Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.; MacPhail's Bach's Lunch Recital Series at the new MacPhail facility in Minneapolis on Friday, March 7, 12:15 p.m.; in Lutsen on March 24, 7:30 p.m.; and at UW-Eau Claire on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. As "Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie," they will also present a series of educational programs in March and April linking music and children's literature for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra's Community Engagement Project. They continue their educational mission as Roster Artists with Young Audiences of Minnesota and Partnering Artists with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's CONNECT Program to the schools.

Reception and Gallery Talk Highlight New Arts Center Exhibition... "Furniture & Fiber," a group exhibit of works by furniture makers Mark Kreykes, Adam Marti, and Douglas Nimmo, and fiber artist Shelley Cords-Swanson, is now showing at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter). The public is invited to a reception for the four artists to be held on Saturday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Then, on Sunday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at the Center, Cords-Swanson will present a gallery talk, providing an inside look at her inspiration for her quilted map art pieces. The exhibition will be on display through March 30; other opportunities to view it are during Arts Center hours, Tuesdays through Sundays, 1-5 p.m., and Thursdays, 1-8 p.m. (The Center is closed Mondays.)

John Ylvisaker at First Lutheran... Noted church musician John Ylvisaker, composer of many hymns including the familiar "Borning Cry," will lead both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at First Lutheran (1114 W. Traverse Rd., St. Peter) on Sunday, March 9. His music will center on American hymns from the early 19th century. Between the services, John will lead the First Forum and will explain his process for creating hymns and liturgical music, with a particular reference to the morning services. In the afternoon, John will lead several events that are open for all. The first, a hymn jam, will begin at 1:30 p.m. as members from the Minnesota Valley Conference of the SW Minnesota Synod of the ELCA gather for their March Assembly. Participants will break at about 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and a brief business meeting for conference attendees. All others are invited to stay for conversation and goodies in the Dining Room. At 3:30 p.m., John will lead a workshop, with community musicians invited to bring their instruments and participate. Nursery care will be provided on site for the afternoon events. All events are free and open to everyone.

Presentation Focuses on the Meaning of Democracy... The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) will host a presentation titled “Democracy - Government of the People” on Wednesday, March 12, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Good Counsel Provincial House (170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato). In this presentation, part of an ongoing series on justice, Sister Jeanne Wingenter, SSND, will explore how elections are the beginning, not the end, of responsible citizens' involvement in government, and will discuss the meaning of democracy. This session will be held in the SSND conference center and is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected.
     The Justice Series addresses issues critical to the enablement of persons and the promotion of human dignity. Each session is facilitated by Sister Jeanne, who is the coordinator of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the Mankato Province of SSND. For more information call the Provincial House at 507-389-4200.

Children's Theater... On Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, the SPact Children's Theatre group will perform Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the St. Peter High School Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets areavailable at the door: $4 for children age 12 and under and seniors, $6 for adults. for more information, ontact or

An Evening with Bill Holm... The Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter) presents "Holmword Bound," an evening in St. Peter with Bill Holm, poetry and piano, on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at door: $12 adults, $10 AC members, and $6 students For more information, contact, 507-931-3630, or

Extraordinary People

Late last semester, Robert (Bud) Allen (Printing Services) requested that the College look into a less hazardous solvent for the printing operations. At that time, the print shop utilized a petroleum-based solvent that had a rather harsh odor. Additionally, once this solvent was no longer useable, it needed to be shipped out as hazardous waste. Bud had done some research and found that the same vendor that supplied the petroleum-based solvent also had a water-based solvent that was less hazardous for workers to be around and did not have to be shipped out as hazardous waste once it was no longer usable. In February, the College arranged for a trial of the new solvent and discovered that it worked well. Bud’s initial goal was to make the working environment a safer place, but what he may not have realized is that the petroleum-based solvent that was being used accounted for 20-30 percent of the hazardous waste generated by the College each year. By simply asking for an alternative, Bud not only made the work environment safer but he also helped the College make a significant step toward improving the environment. If you have any ideas on how to safeguard your work environment, please contact the manager of environmental health and safety or a Safety Committee member by going to

Brian O'Brien (chemistry) has been awarded a Moissan Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Division of Fluorine Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in support of a proposal titled "Preparation of Fluorinated (P-Aryl) Pthaloylphosphines and New Phosphorous-Based-Fluorinated Anions." The $3,500 award will be used to pay a 10-week salary for a research student during summer 2008.

Douglas Nimmo (music) served as guest conductor and clinician for the Waseca High School Band at Waseca High School on Friday, Feb. 22.

Dennis Henry (physics) presented "Low-frequency Electromagnetic Interference Measurements and Demonstrations" at the Troubleshooting Workshop and Design Seminar on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal Integrity on Feb. 20 in San Diego, Calif.

Rob Gardner (theatre and dance, emeritus) will be performing the title role in the Minnesota Shakespeare Project's production of King Lear, scheduled for six performances only, March 13, 15, 21, 24, 27, and 29. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Arizona Theatre (2821 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, just off Lake Street). Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors. For reservations, directions, and information about the production go to

Baker Lawley (English) presented a reading of his short fiction story, "Fenced," as part of the creative work panels at the University of Louisville Conference on Language and Literature since 1900, February 21-23.

On March 3, Darrell Jodock (religion) delivered a paper on "Jewish-Christians in the Early Church: A View from the 1850s and the Way Things Look Today" to the Luther Colloquy, which met at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. The Luther Colloquy is a group of scholars who are interested in the history of Lutheranism and meet about five times per year. Others who have made presentations during 2007-08 include Garrett Paul (religion), Mark Tranvik from Augsburg College, and Mark Granquist from Luther Seminary (formerly at Gustavus).

Student News

Rhea Muchalla, a junior philosophy major, will present a talk on "Colliding Coalitions" on Monday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 06. Muchalla also will be presenting this talk at the National Black Graduate Student Conference later in the week.


  • Katelyn Marie Prahm was born to Rob and Joyce Welling-Prahm (Gustavus Fund) on Feb. 5, 2008.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church of Minneapolis from Friday, March 7, to Saturday, March 8. Church Relations will also host a retreat for Jackson Lake Lutheran Church from Amboy, Minn., on March 7, and All Saints Lutheran Church from Norwood, Minn., on March 8 and 9.

Koinonia Workshop (Continuing Education for Pastors)... Pastors enrolled in the Koinonia lectionary series will be meeting on Monday, March 10, for the fifth of six sessions under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. David Mesner. They will meet in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a program sponsored by the Office of Church Relations.

Gustavus Youth Outreach... Jackson Lake Lutheran Church and All Saints Lutheran Church (see Retreats, above) will include programming provided by Gustavus Youth Outreach. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including church services, family night programs, and leading lock-ins.

Music in Worship... A Gustavus string quartet will be playing at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter on Sunday, March 9. This is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating music ensembles or soloists perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program... Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record. Awards provide the opportunity to lecture and/or do research in twelve European countries, two South American countries, Russia, Canada, and Australia. Grants are available from three months to twelve months and vary by country or regional program and type of award. The deadline for the new consolidated online application process is August 1. For more information, please see

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its March 3 Valley section about the College's presidential search. Board Chair Jim Gale was quoted.

Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Marketing and Communication (x7520 or


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Upcoming events
Date Event
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:30 am to 1:30 pm President's Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community BYOL Lunches's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:308:30 pm Baseball vs. Bethel (DH) Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Track and Field at MSU Twilight Meet, Minn.
3 pm Women's Track and Field at MSU Twilight Meet, Minn.
6:307:30 pm Coffeehouse Paint-A-Pot's Family Courtyard
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm President's Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Session Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
79 pm Teach-in Panel on Indigenous Issues featuring Sofia Jannok, indigenous Sámi singer and environmental activist, in conversation with local and regional community members, scholars, and activists Hall
May 56 Men's Track and Field at MIAC Multi's, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at MIAC Multi's, Minn.
May 5 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:157 am Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 217 (Gymnastics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11 am to 12:30 pm Grants Open House Administration Building 206
11:30 am to 1:30 pm President's Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community BYOL Lunches's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Laurie 217 (Gymnastics Room)
14 pm Wellbeing Fair front of the Jackson Campus Center
36 pm College Republicans Root Beer Float Social's Family Courtyard
3:30 pm Women's Tennis vs. TBD (MIAC Playoff Semifinal) Peter, Minn.
56 pm Psychological Science Graduate School Panel Hall 201
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Learn2Step with the Zetas Plaza
67:30 pm Courageous Conversation - Education in Urban Communities: How Prepared are Our Teachers? Center
68 pm Where is Home Auditorium, Nobel Hall
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence Sofia Jannok, an indigenous Sámi singer and activist, performs in the Linnaeus Arboretum
89 pm Nobel Conference Reading Group: Joerg Rieger's "No Rising Tide" Main 102A
910 pm Pure Movement (HWC) w/Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
YesterdayMay 6 Yesterday at 10 am to May 6 at 6 pm College Republicans Spring Fundraiser of the Caf
May 67 Men's Track and Field at Meet of the Unsaintly Paul, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at Meet of the Unsaintly Paul, Minn.
May 6 9:3011:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm GLBTQA Support Group Room
2:304:30 pm Sigma Xi Symposium rooms 201/222
2:453:45 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:30 pm Men's Tennis hosts MIAC Playoff Semifinal Peter, Minn.
5 pm Softball vs. St. Catherine (MIAC Playoffs) Paul, Minn.
57 pm Celebration of Creative Inquiry Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
79:15 pm Weekend Movie: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Auditorium, Nobel Hall
7:309 pm Concert in the Twin Cities Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN
7:309 pm Spring Jazz Concert with the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band & Adolphus Jazz Ensemble Recital Hall
9:3011:45 pm Weekend Movie: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Auditorium, Nobel Hall
May 7 Honors Day Campus
Softball vs. MIAC Playoffs
May 729 Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2016 on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
May 7 9:3010:15 am Honors Day Coffee Reception Courtyard (weather permitting) and Courtyard Cafe, Jackson Campus Center
10:3011:30 am Honors Convocation Chapel
11 am to noon Gustavus Women's Rugby vs. Gustavus Alumni Adolphus College. On the pitch, behind the baseball fields.
17 pm Baseball at St. Thomas (DH) Paul, Minn.
1:303 pm Gustavus Library Associates "Bloom Where You are Planted" Book Review and Floral Demonstration Bernadotte Memorial Library
1:303 pm Political Science Department Honors Day Research Symposium Main, Second Floor and rooms 205 & 207
1:303 pm The 2016 Senior Honors Recital Recital Hall
46 pm Opening reception, Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2016 Museum of Art
79:15 pm Weekend Movie: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Auditorium, Nobel Hall
7:309:30 pm The Gustavus Spring Choral Showcase Chapel
9:3011:45 pm Weekend Movie: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Auditorium, Nobel Hall
May 8 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community) Chapel
1:302:30 pm Shannon Graham, piano, A Student Recital Recital Hall
3:304:30 pm The Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert Recital Hall
67 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Night of Distinction Hall
7:308:30 pm Chelsea Rojas, soprano, A Student Recital Recital Hall
May 9 6:307:30 am Pure Movement 224 (Aerobics Room)
1011 am Provost Q&A Campus Center - Upper Level Tables
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Pyramid w/ Laurie 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:30 pm 2017 Nobel Conference "Reproductive Technologies" Discussion Group Room
56 pm HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:45 pm Strength Training w/Mata (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Beyond the Lines: Meaning, Sport, and What Matters Most Peter Room
May 10 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Boot Camp with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:157 am Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 217 (Gymnastics Room)
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
2:308:30 pm Baseball at UW-Superior (DH), Wis.
34:30 pm Retirement Reception for Max Hailperin - Third Floor Lobby
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
67:30 pm Lea DeLaria: A Man for All Seasons Chapel
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:309 pm Class of 2016 S'mores Bonfire Fire Pit
May 11 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Chaplain Grady St. Dennis '92 Center Banquet Rooms
11:30 am to 1 pm Soup and Sandwich Seminar: Gustavus's Strategic Plan – Gustavus ACTS Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304:30 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
May 12 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:157 am Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 217 (Gymnastics Room)
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session's Dining Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Laurie 217 (Gymnastics Room)
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:308 pm End of the Year Bash in the Arb Arboretum Interpretive Center, Gustavus Adolphus College
68 pm Religion Department Senior Seminar Poster Session Crowns Room
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Nobel Conference Reading Group: Joerg Rieger's "No Rising Tide" Main 102A
910 pm Pure Movement (HWC) w/Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
May 13 Summer Internship Registration Deadline Development
May 1314 Men's Track and Field at MIAC Championships, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at MIAC Championships, Minn.
May 13 11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm GLBTQA Support Group Room
2:303:30 pm The Gustavus Jazz Combos @ the Courtyard Courtyard Café
2:304 pm Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grant Reception Banquet Room
2:453:45 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Psychological Science Spring Research Symposium Hall, Torrey Atrium
46 pm Final Friday Faculty Social Center
47 pm Extravapalooza Parking Lot and Complex Fire Ring
67 pm What's Really Going on in North Korea - Beneath the Headlines Hall
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
810 pm Next Best Steps: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert Theatre
810 pm Weekend Movie: Disney's *The Finest Hours* Auditorium, Nobel Hall

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