The Yellow Sheet for April 24

April 24, 2008 | Volume 40, Number 29

Volume 40, Number 29

News & Announcements

Service Awards Dinner Set... The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 22, in Alumni Hall, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Gustavus Adolphus College and the Alumni Association wish to recognize 2008 retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years at the College. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person. All are welcome to attend. A list of awardees follows. Please contact the Alumni Office at x7511 or with the name of any person who should be included in the list of honorees (including yourself), or with any questions.

  • 10 Years - Mark Bjelland, associate professor of geography, environmental studies
     Paul Bruning, head athletic trainer
     Michael Ferragamo, associate professor of biology, neuroscience
     Mickey Haller, head women’s basketball coach
     Nancy Hanway, associate professor of Spanish
     Scott Moore, adjunct instructor of music
     Don Myers, director of the Hillstrom Museum of Art
     Wayne Norman, equipment specialist
     Sara Orth, director of student accounts
     Ray Thrower, director of Safety and Security
     Kelly Waldron, controller
     Marie Walker, associate professor of psychology
     Suzanne Wilson, associate professor of sociology and anthropology
  • 15 Years - Kirk Beyer, director of human resources
     Diane Christensen, library acquisitions
     Paul Saulnier, professor of physics
     Terena Wilkens, adjunct instructor of theatre and dance
     Joyce Sutphen, associate professor of English
  • 20 Years - Tami Aune, user services manager
     Laurent Déchery, professor of French
     Anne-Marie Gronhovd, professor of French
     Nancy Hardesty, migration specialist, institutional advancement
     Lisa Heldke, professor of philosophy
     Colleen Jacks, professor of biology
     Dan Mollner, associate professor, librarian
     Michele Rusinko, professor of theatre and dance
     Jay Schoenebeck, head football coach
     Bob Weisenfeld, assistant vice president of corporate and foundation relations
     Ken Westphal, vice president for finance and treasurer
  • 25 Years - Karl Knight, associate professor of math and computer science
     Garrett Paul, professor of religion
     Larry Wohl, professor of economics and management
  • 30 Years - Mark Anderson, vice president for admission and student financial assistance
     Lynn Burg, cataloging coordinator
     Deane Curtin, professor of philosophy and environmental studies
     Jeanne Herman, professor of health and exercise science
     Richard Hilbert, professor of sociology and anthropology
     T.J. Morrison, professor of math and computer science
     Ann Pesavento, professor of music
  • 35 Years - Kevin Byrne, professor of history
     Bob Douglas, professor of geography and environmental studies
     Tom Emmert, professor of history
     David Fienen, professor of music, chaplains' office
     Bill Heidcamp, professor of biology
  • Retirees - Claude Brew, professor of English
     Bill Heidcamp, professor of biology
     Kathie Martin, inter-library loan manager
     Gregory Mason, professor of English
     Lawrence Potts, professor of chemistry

Budget and Strategic Planning Discussion... Join President Jim Peterson and the College's administrative leadership for our annual meeting to update the community on the current status of the College, the strategic plan that directs us to the future, and the operating budget for next year that will support this work. The one-hour session will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Alumni Hall.

Annual Flexible Benefit Enrollment Meetings... The College has made significant medical plan design changes for the coming year in addition to changing the levels of medical premium pricing. These changes will be explained and enrollment booklets distributed at the annual flex benefit meetings, to be held six times on Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2. Meetings times are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, and 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. on Friday. All meetings will be held in the Jackson Campus Center's Heritage Room. All community members and spouses/domestic partners are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled sessions to ensure that you are up to speed on benefit changes.

Upcoming Holiday... Memorial Day (Monday, May 26, 2008) is one of the College's official holidays. "All regular full-time employees and regular part-time employees who have completed one year of continuous service are eligible for up to eight hours of holiday pay for each holiday based on the number of hours regularly scheduled to work, provided the employee concerned must work the scheduled work day before and the scheduled work day following the holiday, unless on an approved paid leave of absence."

Mentoring Men... The Center for Vocational Reflection has been selected to participate in a national project, funded by the Lilly Endowment and coordinated by St. John's University, to develop pilot projects and best practices for increasing men's engagement in exploration, discernment, and reflection on vocation. The CVR's initiative, to be called "Deep M-Pact: Mentoring Gustavus Men for Masculinities of Meaning and Making a Difference," will consist of a variety of activities throughout the 2008-09 school year that together make up a "four-legged stool," including on-campus residencies by scholar and author Larry Daloz as well as experiential, curricular, and research components. Coordinating the project will be students Ben Hilding and Zach Walgenbach, Dave Newell (community service), Marie Walker (psychology), Steve Bennett (student affairs), and Chris Johnson (CVR).

Vacation Donations Being Accepted... Employees who would like to donate vacation hours for a Gustavus employee who is on an approved FMLA leave and will run out of paid-time benefits should complete and sign a request for transfer of vacation hours available at the Office of Human Resources (x7304).

Trip to Egypt... Samiha Ibrahim (MCS, emerita) will be leading a trip to "The Mysteries and Magic of Egypt," November 6-19, 2008. This trip takes in the most important cities and sights in Egypt. Tour participants will explore monuments, museums, and religious and archeological sights in Cairo and Luxor, and on a Nile Cruise to Aswan. More details are available at Contact Samiha for more information at 612-940-4456,

Bonfire Policy... Any group or individual wishing to have a bonfire or campfire on campus must submit a request, requiring approval by the Safety & Security Department, at least three business days prior to the scheduled event. A downloadable application, along with appropriate policies and procedures, can be obtained at

A Note from Jim Dontje... "It has taken longer than expected for the National Campus Energy Challenge (NCEC) to announce the results, but the numbers are finally in. Out of 20 schools that submitted complete results, Gustavus placed sixth in February's energy challenge. Thanks to the campus community for the great effort, and thanks to the many people who helped organize the effort. Looking at the College's March electricity use, we are still conserving. March '08 electricity consumption was about 2 percent below March '07, and 8.5 percent below the three-year average of March '05-'07. We have slacked off a bit compared to February—the news is still positive, but we need a bit more focus. A sustained conservation effort makes a difference in our carbon footprint and our utility costs.
     "How can we keep up the good work? Here are a few ways to sustain and strengthen the effort:

  1. Continue to watch for lights and equipment left on when not needed.  And if you see an incandescent light that can be changed to a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL), we still have some CFL bulbs available. Contact me or Physical Plant if you need a bulb.
  2. Given the nice weather this past Sunday afternoon, there is some hope that warmer weather is on its way. When and if we shift from heating to air conditioning, be sure to check your thermostats. When the air conditioning is on, thermostats should be set no lower than 78º F for a good balance between comfort and conservation.
  3. If you need to purchase appliances for your workplace or residence hall room, be sure to look for an Energy Star model. The EPA/DOE Energy Star program sets energy efficiency standards for a wide range of equipment ( and the Energy Star rating can guide you to a more efficient model.  As part of Gustavus's participation in the Presidents' Climate Commitment (, our campus now has a policy supporting the purchase of Energy Star equipment whenever possible. If you are considering purchasing equipment and need more information, feel free to contact me or Physical Plant. Once again, thanks for your conservation efforts. Happy Earth Day!"

Grant News

HHMI Grant... Gustavus has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for science education. The College is one of 48 undergraduate institutions in the country and one of two institutions in Minnesota to receive a grant award from HHMI this year. This very prestigious science award will support a variety of programs that seek to transform the first-year student experience in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines—particularly through collaboration between the departments of biology and chemistry. More information is online at the following sites: (our official online release); (HHMI's online news release); (HHMI's list of schools and links to specific stories); and (an MPR story).

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, April 25 - Recognition of Tenured Faculty
  • Sunday, April 27 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, April 28 - Pastor Evelyn Dahlke
  • Tuesday, April 29 - Chaska Women's Choir
  • Wednesday, April 30 - MAYDAY!
  • Thursday, May 1 - TBA
  • Friday, May 2 - Vasa Wind Orchestra

Faculty Shop Talk... Margaret Bloch Qazi (biology, SOTL coordinator), Brenda Kelly (chemistry, biology), and Leila Brammer (communication studies) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2007-08 academic year. Their talk, titled "SOTL Projects: 'Innovations in the Biochemistry Laboratory Curriculum' and 'Public Discourse and Civic Engagement: The introductory communication course as training for citizenship,'" will be presented on Friday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. Abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Choir of Christ Chapel Presents Home Concert... The Choir of Christ Chapel returns from its annual spring concert tour to present its home concert, " Music and Poetry: The Ring of Words," Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Led by Conductor Patricia Kazarow and accompanied by Organist Chad Winterfeldt, the choir will present "music and worship, both spoken and sung, to demonstrate the presence of God, the Word made flesh, Jesus the Christ, in and among us." The concert opens with the Ralph Vaughan Williams's Bright is the Ring of Words. Among the congregational hymns and other anthems, the choir will present two works by John Rutter, Jean Berger's Glory Be to God, and Eric Whitacre's Water Night. Friday's concert is free and open to the public.

GACAC Convention on Campus Saturday... The 21st annual Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations (GACAC) Convention will be held on campus on Saturday, April 26. The theme for the convention is "The Unfinished Reformation: Faith in Daily Life." Registration will be held in the Jackson Campus Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.
     The day will officially begin with worship at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Paul Harrington as homilist. The business meeting will follow, during which President Jim Peterson will speak to the assembly, board elections will be held for the Gustavus Board of Trustees and GACAC Board, and the delegation will hear ministry reports about faith and life at Gustavus. The Rev. Jack Fortin will present the keynote address, "The Centered Life," at 11 a.m. During the Association luncheon, President Peterson will present the 2008 Covenant Award to Paul F. Tillquist on behalf of the Association of Congregations.
     In the afternoon, workshops will be held in the Jackson Campus Center, spotlighting several faculty and staff from Gustavus on a variety of topics. Presenting workshops will be Leila Brammer (communication studies), Mary Gaebler (religion), Karl Larson (HES), Darrell Jodock (religion), Chris Johnson (CVR), Amy Pehrson (CVR), and Grady St. Dennis (church relations), as well as students Christine Grotjohn '09, Matt Grove '09, Siri Rydholm '08, and Michael J. Sielaff '08. The public is invited to attend the scheduled addresses and workshops.

Woodwinds Perform... An afternoon concert of woodwind ensembles is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The Flute Ensemble, a flute quintet coached by John Samuel Roper (music), will open Sunday's performance with Ralph Guenther's Song of the Bard, a variation on a Welsh folk song. The Woodwind Choir then takes the stage under the direction of Ann Pesavento (music), performing Byrd, Bach, and Cowell. The performance ends with the Menuetto and Trio from Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 5 and Variants on a Czech Love Song, composed by Vaclav Nelhybel and featuring pianist Jill Scheel. Sunday's performance of woodwind chamber music is free and open to the public.

Library Exhibition Complements MAYDAY! Conference... In conjunction with the 2008 Mayday! Peace Conference at Gustavus (see below), Folke Bernadotte Library is holding a public reception to introduce "Native Waters: Sharing the Source Traveling Exhibit" on Monday, April 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the library's first floor. Using a variety of art forms, such as hands-on activities, interviews with tribal people, and a film, "Native Waters: Sharing the Source" presents cultural and scientific ways of learning about water. The exhibition was designed by the Native Waters project at Montana State University in cooperation with the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Annual Author Tea... The annual Gustavus Author Tea hosted by the Book Mark and Library will take place on Tuesday, April 29, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Courtyard Café. The following books released during the past year and their authors will be feted:

  • Esbj! by the late Robert Esbjornson (religion) and Dennis Johnson (college relations, ret.)
  • Covenantal Conversations, edited by Darrell Jodock (religion)
  • Le Premier Regard (The First Gaze), by Laurent Déchery (French)
  • The Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Systematic Catalogue, Renaissance Medals(Volume One: Italy; Volume Two: France, Germany, The Netherlands, and England), by John Graham Pollard with technical contributions by Donald Myers (art & art history, Hillstrom Museum of Art)
  • Controversies in Political Theology, by Thia Cooper (religion)
  • In the Wind, by Barbara Fister (library)

If you're aware of any other books released in the past year and written or edited by College community members, call Judy Schultz (x6017).

A Film Prelude to MAYDAY!... On Tuesday evening, April 29, the new groundbreaking documentary film Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water will be shown in the Heritage Banquet Room of the Jackson Campus Center. The film, slated to begin at 7 p.m., focuses on the question, "Is water a human right or a commodity to be bought and sold in a global marketplace?"  Thirst is one of three films that will be part of the MAYDAY! Conference film series. An American Nile and The Last Oasis, both from the Cadillac Desert series, will be shown throughout the day on MAYDAY! (April 30) at the Resource Fair (Heritage Room) and again in Olin, Room 103, at 8:30 p.m.

MAYDAY! Conference Focuses on Politics of Water... "Troubled Water" is the topic of Gustavus Adolphus College's 28th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference, to be held Wednesday, April 30. Oregon State University geoscientist Aaron Wolf, a leading expert on international water politics, opens the daylong conference at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The featured afternoon speaker is Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food and Water Watch, a consumer advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., who will speak in Alumni Hall. Conference organizers are planning several topic-related workshops, a resource center, the touring "Native Waters: Sharing the Source" exhibition at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, a film series, and other social-action activities. The conference, an annual event designed to educate the campus community and beyond about issues related to peace, human rights, and social justice, is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at Gustavus (933-7520 or 

Big Band Concert... Tickets are on sale for the Mike Vax Big Band (featuring alumni from the Stan Kenton Orchestra), which will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This concert is the final event in an afternoon of clinics and demonstrations scheduled in Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets for the evening concert ($15.00 general admission adult and $10.00 for senior citizens and students) are available by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590 or may be purchased at the door. This special May Day concert is sponsored by the Department of Music and the Jazz Studies Program at Gustavus. In addition to the evening performance, the Mike Vax Big Band will present a clinic at 4 p.m. open to all local musicians of any age or skill level. The band will open with a few selections before presenting section clinics between 4:20 and 5:20. Tickets are not required for the afternoon clinic.

Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Honored... A new event has been added to the slate of activities surrounding Honors Day: the first annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry will be held on Friday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jackson Center Banquet Rooms. Where else can you see presentations of cross-dressing Catholics and of the swarming behavior in brine shrimp, a video poetry collaboration, studies of false memories and of the Minneapolis burlesque scene, and posters on topics ranging from the effects of carbohydrates on the performance of track and field athletes, Greek tragedy, and pnp-supported hafnium complexes to foreign aid and the mystery of honeybee disappearance—and more? With nearly 100 research projects, the result of research, scholarship, and creative works of more than 120 students, the Celebration of Creative Inquiry promises to be an interesting and informative event. The presentations will feature posters illustrating the projects, with the students on hand to discuss their work. The campus community, friends, and family members are invited. Refreshments will be served. More information about this event may be found at

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Women's Expo 2008... "Time for You, " the 2008 Women's Expo, is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jesus Assembly in St. Peter (722 Sunrise Drive). Admission is free and there is shopping galore, with door prizes at every booth. A grand prize drawing for a "Church Basement Ladies" Stay & Play Package valued at over $160 highlights the event (need not be present to win). Coffee cart and lunch are also available.

Powwow... The first annual joint Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Gustavus Adolphus College powwow will take place at the Mankato Army Reserve Armory on May 2 and 3. The Grand Entry, featuring indigenous peoples in native and ceremonial dress, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, and again at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Buses leave from Three Flags on May 2 at 5:30 and 6 p.m., returning at 8:30 and 9 p.m. (No drugs, no alcohol.) The event is co-sponsored by the Gustavus Dean of Students Office, the Gustavus Diversity Center, and the MSU Office of Institutional Diversity.

Print Show at Arts Center... "Pressing Matters," a group exhibition featuring the work of print artists Brad Widness, Erik Waterkotte, Becky Carmody, Denise Friesen, Joel Hansen, Bruce McClain (art & art history), and Joel Moline, will be hosted by the Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S. Minnesota Ave.) from May 8 to June 8. A reception for the exhibition will take place on May 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the center.

Arvonne Fraser Is Guest Author at GLA Event... Gustavus Library Associates' spring Author Day speaker, Minnesota political activist Arvonne Fraser, will discuss her recently published memoir, She’s No Lady: Politics, Family, and International Feminism, on Wednesday morning, May 14, at the Edina County Club. Fraser was heavily involved in the growing movement of American women to gain political influence and secure rights for themselves and capped her dynamic career as U.S. ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Her story will inspire and encourage anyone—male or female—who seeks a full personal and professional life. Reservations for the brunch and presentation may be made by calling the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 933-7520 by Wednesday, May 7. Cost is $20. Doors open at Edina Country Club at 9:45 a.m.  

Extraordinary People

Barbara Fister (library) published an article in the April 15 issue of Library Journal titled "What if You Ran Your Bookstore Like a Library?" (the article is available online at, arguing that discouraging sharing is bad for the publishing industry. She also served on a panel presenting early responses to the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education at the Higher Learning Commission's annual meeting, with the study's principal investigator and representatives from three other liberal arts schools involved.

On April 9, Michael Hvidsten (MCS) gave an invited address titled "Hyperbolic and Elliptic Geometry" as part of the Winona State University Department of Mathematics 2007-08 seminar series.

Mimi Gerstbauer (political science) presented a paper titled "The United States and War in Nicaragua: Lessons for Forgiveness in International Relations" at the International Studies Association meetings in San Francisco at the end of March.

A team from Gustavus—Ben Hilding (sophomore student), Zach Walgenbach (senior student), Dave Newell (community service), and Chris Johnson (CVR)—facilitated a workshop titled "Stepping It Up: Peer Mentoring in Vocation, Service, Faith, and Leadership among College Men" at the annual Conference on the College Male at St. John's University in February.

On April 15, Eric Dugdale (classics) gave a lecture titled "Who Named Me? Identity and Status in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus" in the Ancient World Seminar at the University of Melbourne.

On Saturday, April 12, Darrell Jodock (religion) spoke at a workshop on the theology of prosperity, held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. He spoke three times about Martin Luther's view of material goods and economics and participated in a panel discussion. Other speakers who also served as panelists were Mark Throntveit from Luther Seminary, Mark Tranvik from Augsburg College, and Tim Schaefer from Crossways International.

Bob Douglas (geography) convened a session on "Mapping Appalachia" at the Appalachian Studies Association conference at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V.

On Friday evening, April 18, Steve Mellema (physics) was the keynote speaker at a fund-raising dinner for the Human Development Foundation. HDF is a charitable organization that works to improve the lives of people in rural Pakistan. Their major efforts include economic development through micro-loans for small businesses and educational development through the building of schools. The theme of the fund-raiser, which was held at the New Brighton Family Service Center, was "Learning from the Life of Prophet Muhammad." The title of Steve's talk was "Can We Find the Forest in the Trees?"

Student News

The Guild of St. Lucia was established in 1958 and honors women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College. The following junior women have been selected for the Guild: Leigh Clanton, Shana Clarke, Breanna Draxler, Emma Espel, Lauren Fulner, Laura Gosewisch, Erica Koos, Erin Koppang, Gretchen Libbey, Mikka McCracken, Rhea Muchalla, Kristin Mummert, Maria Niemuth, Maggie Sotos, and Jill Suurmeyer.

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team participated in the 31st American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) April 5-7 on the University of Texas at Austin campus, earning a top-20 national ranking for a second consecutive year. This accomplishment is especially impressive considering that 15 of the top 20 schools are "Division I" schools. 89 colleges and universities competed in the three-day competition, viewed by many as the most competitive national forensics tournament in the country. Fifteen student speakers represented Gustavus at the meet. Senior Brittney Lovdahl became the third Gustavus student in four years to be named to the AFA-NIET All-America Team. (Past recipients include Andrea Carlile '07 and Becky Kuehl '05.) Sophomore Emma Moreau became the first Gustavus student to qualify for the semifinal round in Persuasion, placing her in the top 12 out of 135 competitors in the nation. Sophomore Mary Cunningham qualified for the quarterfinal round in Persuasion, placing her in the top 24 in the nation.

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... Presenters scheduled for this week include Chris Johnson (CVR), who will be giving his talk, "Christian Perspectives on War and Peace," at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Also this Sunday, Grady St. Dennis (church relations) will be speaking during the 10 a.m. worship service at Spring Garden Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, Minn., and Chris Gilbert (political science) will be giving a talk, "God and Politics in 2008," at the 9:15 a.m. worship service at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Gustavus Youth Outreach... Upcoming GYO trips include: (date) in (location). 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... The Linneaus String Quartet will be sharing their music with Spring Garden Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, Minn., this Sunday, April 27, at the 10 a.m. service. Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to 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:

  • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)... The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program supports research for faculty members of predominately undergraduate institutions through the funding of 1) individual and collaborative research projects, 2) the purchase of shared-use research instrumentation, and 3) Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) for work with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions. Please note that Gustavus faculty have secured ROA support to supplement their sabbatical leave salary. All NSF directorates participate in the RUI activity. The specific objectives of the program are to support high-quality faculty-student research; to strengthen the research environment in academic departments that are oriented primarily toward undergraduate instruction; and to promote the integration of research and education. The three RUI programs are described at For further information on the RUI program, contact the NSF program director of the research program to which a proposal might be submitted. To locate the appropriate program officer, click on

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 St. Paul Pioneer Press printed a four-paragraph brief on April 10 about student Addie Ryan being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.
  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press printed an editorial on April 11 about the corpse flower and mentioned Gustavus.
  • The Star Tribune printed a front-page story on April 16 about campus security a year after the Virginia Tech tragedy. Ray Thrower (safety and security) was quoted in the article.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a news brief on the cover of its April 17 Currents section about the Gustavus forensics team being ranked in the top 20 nationally.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed news briefs about MAYDAY!, extended hours at the Hillstrom Museum, and the forensics team in its April 17 edition.
  • posted a story on April 21 about Fulbright Scholar Addie Ryan.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the Moe Lecture on the front page of its April 20 Valley section.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a front-page story on April 22 about the $1 million science grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on its 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts about the HHMI grant.
  • Minnesota Public Radio ran a story on April 22 about the HHMI grant.

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


For Sale: Antique oak book shelf. It has glass doors, 3 glass shelves, and is 31 inches wide, 51 inches high and 11 inches deep. Call Gretchen at 934-5441; if you're interested, she can send a photo.

House for Rent: A four-bedroom, well-maintained home two blocks from campus is available for lease for the 2008-09 academic year or starting June 2. Rent is negotiable. Amenities include washer/dryer, gas fireplace, dishwasher, a/c, and more. Please call 934-0986 or e-mail

House for Rent: For academic year 2008-09, mid-July to mid-July, dates negotiable. One block from campus at 918 South Washington Ave. Two-story, three-bedroom home, built 1910 with hardwood floors and original woodwork. Beautiful back yard with playset and garden space. Large detached garage. Available furnished or partially furnished—ample storage space available. Washer/dryer, dishwasher. No smoking, please. Pets negotiable. E-mail or call 507-934-2292.

For Sale or Rent: 3-bedroom, 2-bath house built in 1890. All three bedrooms are on second floor. Huge detached heated 2-car garage plus workshop. Open floor plan includes large 30X13 living room which opens to four-seasons porch with great natural light, and 18X10 dining room. Kitchen has tons of cabinets and a new refrigerator with ice and water in the door. Partially finished basement makes a great office. Near St. Peter Library/Community Center. E-mail or call 469-8574 for more information. Available for fall; $169,000, or $800/mo. to rent.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents and retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.



Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAs Room
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Event Cafe
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olaf, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olaf Peter, Minn.
7:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Falls Falls, Wis.
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Lucia Festival Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediation multifaith center
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Festival of St. Lucia Luncheon and Program Eckhoff Alumni Hall
1:302:30 p.m. DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music Peter Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
Dec 9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
Dec 10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Augsburg Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Falls Peter, Minn.
24 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Augsburg Peter, Minn.
4:306:30 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
4:305:30 p.m. Calvin Gehring, Piano Recital Björling Recital Hall
6:307:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh, Senior Recital Björling Recital Hall
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Concordia-Wisconsin Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
Dec 11 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
24 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
35 p.m. Gusties Will Shine Field
4:306:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Community Chapel
Dec 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
23 p.m. Virtual Meeting: INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 via Google Meet Meeting
Dec 13 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: chapel and chill Chapel
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Run Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
Dec 14 Last Day of Fall Classes
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praise Chapel
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Bethany Lutheran Peter, Minn.
8:3011 p.m. Midnight Express with the PAs Young Dining Room
Dec 15 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: holy communion Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediation multifaith center
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Faculty Meeting Eckhoff Alumni Hall
Dec 16 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Dec 17 Finals
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art

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