The Yellow Sheet for February 12

Volume 41, Number 20

Volume 41, Number 20

News & Announcements

Letters Sought for Promotion Candidates... The following members of the faculty are currently being considered for promotion to the rank of professor: Laura Behling (English), Tom Huber (physics), John Lammert (biology), Tom LoFaro (MCS), Brian O'Brien (chemistry), and Joyce Sutphen (English). Letters written on behalf of these candidates should be sent to Provost Mary E. Morton and should address the criteria for promotion as stated in the Faculty Manual (see below). Letters are due by Monday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. All members of the Gustavus community are invited to submit letters. Candidates will have access to their letters.
      The specific criteria for promotion are as follows:

  1. The continuing excellence and growth as a teacher, as evidenced, for example, by student and peer evaluations, course and program development, or participation in workshops and seminars related to one's field of expertise or teaching.
  2. Established record of professional accomplishments as evidenced, for example, by demonstrated research activities in private, public or corporate settings; publications; presentations at scholarly meetings or conferences; (in the arts) exhibits or performances; and leadership in professional and/or public organizations, boards, or commissions related to one's academic field(s) or assignments.
  3. An established record of leadership in the governance of the College in the candidate's department, in the faculty and its committees, or in other college positions.
  4. Continuing evidence of sympathy with the aims and purposes of Gustavus Adolphus College as stated in the Mission Statement of the College.

Employee Information Now on WebAdvisor... You can sign on to WebAdvisor to view employee HR information:

  • Employee charges
  • Employee benefit statement (New)
  • Leave plan summary—Support staff can view current PTO balance.
  • Pay information—e-mail blundgre@gustavus.edu if you would like to view your pay online.
  • W2 statements (New)

Check out the new information available!

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, Feb. 13 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Sunday, Feb. 15 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Feb. 16 - Arthur Zajonc, academic program director, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17 - David Lick (senior student)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Feb. 19 - Transfiguration Series: "The Midwest and China: Our Mission Roots," Pastor Ted Zimmerman '69, missionary, Global Missions, Hong Kong
  • Friday, Feb. 20 - Transfiguration Series: "Greater China: The Scene Today," Pastor Ted Zimmerman '69

Continuing Education Focuses on St. Peter's Future... "The Future of Saint Peter: Where Do You Want to Be Tomorrow?" is the topic of Todd Prafke, administrator of the City of St. Peter, when he headlines a continuing education event tonight (Thursday, Feb. 12), 7-8 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. His talk will focus on St. Peter today as well as the current planning and future trends. Time is reserved for questions. The basis for the talk is Prafke's weekly column on the city's website called "Makes Me Wonder.” Cost is $9 for the public; however, Gustavus faculty, staff, and students are admitted without charge.

Darfur Genocide Addressed... Tonight (Thursday, Feb. 12), 7-9 p.m., Dr. Ashis Brahma, doctor to Darfur refugees, will speak in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, on the continuing genocide in Darfur, focusing on public policy, health, and the refugee crisis. His talk, “Darfur: Taking a Stand against Genocide,” is sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust Studies and Gustavus's Community Service Center.
     Dr. Brahma is a Dutch physician who has worked as the sole doctor at the Oure Cassoni camp in Chad caring for 27,000 Darfur refugees forced from their homes in Sudan. More than 400,000 people in the Darfur region of Sudan have died due to the violence that began in 2003. Another 2 million have been forced into primitive refugee camps, like the one at Oure Cassoni, where starvation, malnutrition, and disease are now creating "genocide by attrition" and where deprivation and physical attacks, especially against women, are common. For more information, contact the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at 612-624-0256 or e-mail chgs@umn.edu or dnewell@gustavus.edu.

Fireside Chat... Join Vice President for Marketing and Communication Gwen Freed for a Fireside Chat on Friday, Feb. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the Interpretive Center. She will be discussing the "selling points" of Gustavus and explaining the role that publicity plays in the College’s future. Sandwiches, beverages, chips, and fruit are available for purchase, or bring your own lunch.

Messiaen's 'Nine Meditations' to Be Performed... Associate organist Chad Winterfeldt (music) will present Olivier Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur in Christ Chapel on Friday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. These nine meditations for organ contemplate various aspects of the birth of Jesus Christ. The performance, which will last approximately one hour, is free and open to the public. Come hear these meditations in a setting that invites both musical and spiritual contemplation. The colorful banners and the icon of the Virgin and Child installed for the 2008 Christmas in Christ Chapel concerts complement the performance with a visual focus. This faculty recital is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the renowned French composer and organist.

Back by Popular Demand... The Continuing Education program's annual Valentine event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Where else can you have an award-winning three-course romantic dinner and listen to a live band (The Echo's) on Valentine’s Day? Cost is $25 per person; wine and beer will be available for purchase. Win a door prize! Contact Shirley Mellema (arboretum@gustavus.edu, 507-933-6181) to inquire about remaining spaces. (In the event of inclement weather this event will be rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 20. To check on the status of a Continuing Education event due to inclement weather, call 507-933-6181 or check online at http://arboretum.blog.gustavus.edu).

'Poker Ski Run' Canceled... The "Poker Ski Run" scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 15, has been canceled due to good weather.

Contemplative Practices... Arthur Zajonc, Amherst physicist and author of several books on meditation and physics, will lecture at Gustavus on Feb. 15-16. On Sunday, Feb. 15, he will deliver a public lecture titled "Contemplative Mind in Society" at 7:30 p.m. in Olin 103. Zajonc, who is academic program director at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, will address the movement to integrate contemplative awareness into public life. The presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing.
     On Monday, Feb. 16, Zajonc will present a chapel talk in Christ Chapel at 10 a.m. and will also be the guest speaker at a 4 p.m. "Teachers Talking" faculty seminar, where he will discuss his work in incorporating contemplative practice in his teaching. His appearance at the seminar is sponsored by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. Then, at 7:30 p.m., Zajonc will present another public lecture, "Quantum Mechanics and the Dalai Lama," in Olin 103. Zajonc’s appearance is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection, the Hanson-Peterson Chair, the Chaplains' Office, and the Departments of Physics and Religion. Contact William Freiert (classics) for more information.

New Exhibitions in Hillstrom Museum... The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents two new exhibitions. Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art and Fortune: Photos of China by Priscilla Briggs, both on view from Feb. 16 through April 19, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16. Fortune: Photos of China by Priscilla Briggs features large-scale photographs by Briggs, who has been a member of the art department at Gustavus Adolphus College since 2003. The works in this exhibition are a product of her travels in China in 2008 and 2009. Her travel to China and the Museum’s exhibition of her works are supported by a prestigious McKnight Fellowship, the Minnesota Center for Photography, the Gamelin Endowment Fund of Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Research and Creativity Grant, also from the College. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Gustavus Global Insight program, which focuses this academic year on China. 
     Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art includes 42 works by six artists from different Native American groups across the United States. The aim of the exhibit is to support innovative, emerging artists who, while exploring their Native heritage, are engaged in work of a more experimental nature than what is generally thought of as "Native American art." The artists were chosen by a distinguished national jury that included Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a prominent artist, curator, educator, and activist who is a member of the Flathead Salish Nation. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum will host a public lecture by Smith, titled "A Survey of Contemporary American Indian Art," at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science.  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is presented with support from the College Lecture Series, the Women's Studies Program, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Ethel and Edgar Johnson Endowment for the Arts. Migrations is organized by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, in collaboration with the Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, UNM. Support for this project was provided by TREX (Traveling Exhibitions Program of the Museum of New Mexico), the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The appearance of Migrations at the Hillstrom Museum of Art is presented with assistance from the College's Diversity Center.

Transfiguration Speaker Contributes to Global Insight Program... Each year the Office of the Chaplains has invited a different guest—all of them former students who have gone into the ministry—to participate in the worship life of the College by delivering a series of “Transfiguration Talks” at daily and Sunday chapel services and meeting informally with students. The 22nd Transfiguration speaker is the Rev. Dr. Ted Zimmerman ’69, a faculty member at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong who will be in residence at Gustavus from Feb. 19 through Feb. 24. He will present five chapel talks (homilies on Feb. 19, 20, 23, and 24 and a Sunday sermon on Feb. 22), centering his homilies on the theme of “Mission in the 21st Century” with a focus on China and Hong Kong. Given his long service and experience in China, he also comes as a featured resource for the College’s Global Insight program on China.
     The child of Augustana Lutheran Church missionaries serving in Beijing, Zimmerman has spent much of his life in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. After graduating from Gustavus in 1969 he attended seminary at LTS Chicago and was ordained. After leading a church in Tennessee for six years, he served two congregations in Taipei, Taiwan, from 1980 to 1989 before returning to Minnesota for a Th.D. degree in New Testament studies at Luther Seminary. Receiving his degree in 1993, he and his family moved to Hong Kong, where he has taught New Testament and Greek at the Lutheran Theological Seminary there for the past 15 years and served as sacramental pastor in several congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong.

'The Other Shore' Opens in Anderson Theatre... The Department of Theatre and Dance's contribution to this year's Global Insight on China will be performed on campus Feb. 19-22. The Other Shore, written in 1986 by Nobel prize-winner Gao Xingjian (and immediately banned by the Chinese government) is an expressionist exploration of conflict between society and the individual. The Gustavus production features impressive ensemble acting, lively dance movement, and amazing shadow puppetry. Take advantage—and encourage students to take advantage—of this rare opportunity to see a contemporary Chinese play. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Anderson Theatre. Tickets are available at the SAO. For more information e-mail aseham@gustavus.edu.

The Arts in Saint Peter... Al Behrends (fine arts programs) and David Goldstein '08, executive director of the Arts Center of Saint Peter, are featured guests at a Continuing Education event scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19, 7-8 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Delve into the artistic realm with these two directors. Behrends will discuss the College’s vision for its arts program. Is the long tradition of the performing and visual arts at Gustavus changing? Goldstein will consider thriving arts in small communities. In times of economic retrenchment and constant budget cuts, small non-profits must find alternative ways to hang on, and he will shed light on what the Arts Center of Saint Peter is doing in stormy economic times and the impact a thriving arts center can have on small communities like St. Peter. Cost is $9 for the public; however, Gustavus faculty, staff, and students ar admitted without charge.

February Faculty Shop Talk... Elizabeth Baer (English) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2008-09 academic year. Her talk, titled "Who is the golem and why is he looming in post-Holocaust fiction?" will be presented on Friday, Feb. 20, 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, http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

'Stay Safe at College' to Be Screened... Come to the Stay Safe at College premiere showing, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium. Gustie theatre students are featured in this nationally-released DVD. You can view the movie trailer at: http://www.360staysafe.com/products/.

Gustavus St. David's Day Observance Set... The 2009 St. David's Day observance at Gustavus will be held on Friday, Feb. 27. The schedule will include a St. David's Day in Chapel XXXVI service at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel, followed by a reception and talk in Alumni Hall starting at 10:30 a.m. and a noon luncheon in the Dining Center. At the service—the final one to be organized by Ellis Jones (E/M, emeritus)—a massed choir of 200+ students from all of the College's choirs will lead the congregation in singing four great Welsh hymns. The talk, titled "University of Wales—4 Months," will be given by Emily Wojahn, senior elementary education major at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., who will share her experiences during the 2007 fall semester at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reservations for the "Welsh Foods" luncheon ($15 per person) are to be made by Monday, Feb. 23, through the Office of Marketing and Communication (x7520).

Nobel Conference Participant Returns as Rydell Professor... Paleoanthropologist Curtis Marean will be in residence on campus during the week of March 9 as the Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. Marean, who was a featured speaker at last fall’s Nobel Conference on the emergence of the first modern humans, will present two public lectures during his residence and co-teach a cultural anthropology course with Professor Karen Larson (anthropology/interdisciplinary studies). On Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., he will lecture in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, on “The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins: Trans-disciplinary Problems Require Trans-disciplinary Projects.” The lecture is open to all without charge.
     On Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., Marean will speak in St. Paul at the Science Museum of Minnesota on “The African Evidence for the Origins of Modern Human Behavior.” This lecture is also free and open to the public, but seating is limited; if you are interested in hearing the Wednesday lecture, call the Science Museum at 651-221-9444 soon to make reservations.
     Established in 1995, the Rydell Professorship is a scholar-in-residence program designed to bring Nobel laureates, Nobel Conference participants, and similarly distinguished scholars to the campus as catalysts for enhanced learning and teaching.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Baked Goods for the United Way... A bake sale will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. in the St. Peter High School gym lobby, with all proceeds going to the United Way of St. Peter. Bring your baked items for the sale or buy for your family and co-workers. Support the United Way!

Enjoy a Short Stack for a Tall Cause... South Elementary School will be holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar (1900 Adams Street in Mankato) on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. There will also be a silent auction along with the breakfast. All the funds raised at the event will be used by the school to purchase playground equipment.

Tools for Intercultural Competence... The St. Peter Community and Family Education Office has organized a three-part seminar, "Building Bridges across Cultures: Tools for Intercultural Competence," to be held at the St. Peter Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon on three successive Saturdays, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, and March 7. The seminar offers a combination of reflections, lectures, discussions, and hands-on fun activities to explore how culture impacts our interpretations, actions, and communication with others who are culturally different. It will be led by Beatriz Torrez, who holds a Ph.D. in cross-cultural communication, and Jeffrey Rathlef (community service), who has an M.A. in cultural studies. Cost of seminar is $40; registration deadline is Feb. 16. Clock hours will be available for educators. To register, contact the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office at 507-934-3048 or online at www.stpetercommunityedonline.com.

Extraordinary People

Rob Gardner (theatre & dance, emeritus) was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the Twin Cities for 2008 by Lavender magazine. The recognition was for his performance as the Captain in Walking Shadow Theatre's production of The American Pilot.

Mark Bjelland (geography) contributed a review of the new book The Sustainable Development Paradox to the January 2009 edition of the journal Economic Geography.

Patricia Costello (psychology) has had an article accepted for publication in the journal Consciousness and Cognition. She is the lead author of the article, which is titled "Semantic Priming during Binocular Suppression." Credits also go to two student co-authors, Kristine McGlennen '08, a psychology major, and Brandon Baartman '09, a biology major, and two other co-authors, Sheng He and Yi Jiang, who work at the University of Minnesota.

Student News

Members of the Residential Life staff attended the 19th annual University of Northern Iowa Student Staff Conference Jan. 30-Feb. 1. In attendance were Collegiate Fellows Jamie Mitchell, Xi He, Emily Kuenker, and Alison Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer also presented a session titled "Taking Action: Dealing with Diversity Every Day."

Nine senior studio art majors are represented in the midyear senior art show, "Phase One," which is on display in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center’s Schaefer Gallery through Thursday, Feb. 19. The exhibition showcases completed works as well as works in progress in a range of mediums. Schaefer Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. An opening reception will be held tonight (Thursday, Feb. 12) from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the Gustavus and surrounding community are encouraged to stop by the reception to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and celebrate the creative spirit of Gustavus. The following students will have work on display in the exhibit: Randi Dettling, Elizabeth Faldet, Erica Larson, Ann Pearce, Emily Pickford, Tania Schueller, Alex Stassen, Brent Suski, and Mia Yang.

Brian O'Brien (chemistry) and student Jason Schultz '10 attended the 19th Winter Fluorine Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla., Jan. 11-16, 2009. Jason presented a poster on research done at Gustavus titled "Preparation of Fluorous Ponytail Primary Phosphines from Phthaloylphosphide Ion" (authors Jason Schultz, Brian O'Brien, Alex Burum '07, and Karrie-Ann Kubatko. Posters at the conference are judged, with two winners and four honorable mentions. Jason received an honorable mention for his poster (total number of posters was 38). He was the only undergraduate in attendance at the conference. In addition, Jason received a travel award of $500 from the Division of Fluorine Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, along with $500 from the Gustavus student travel fund. The poster and award certificates may be viewed in Nobel Hall on the bulletin board outside of Room 303. Photos from the Winter Fluorine Conference and from this past summer's research (including Jason's presentation at a conference at the University of Minnesota) are available at the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rose_oxide/collections/72157608720209563/.

Obituaries

  • Art Wohl, father of Larry Wohl (E/M), passed away at his home in Bismarck, N.D., on Jan. 29, following a lengthy illness. He was 91. Funeral services were held in Bismarck on February 2. A detailed obituary is online at www.goetzfuneralhomes.com.
  • Virginia “Ginny” Stamps (chemistry staff, ret.) died Feb. 10. Visitation is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Church of St. Peter (1801 W. Broadway) from 9 to 11 a.m., with a funeral service following. Stamps, who worked as a chem. lab technician at the College for 22 years prior to retiring in 2004, is survived by her husband, Jerome Stamps, and daughters Kristine Stamps ’91, Patrice Stamps ’92, and Cathy Berger ’95. Memorials are preferred to the Breast Cancer Three-Day walk (c/o Cathy Berger, 5935 Scenic Heights Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55345).

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or pleagjel@gustavus.edu). Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Yellow Sheet or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Yellow Sheet or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

    New Administrators

  • Ty Herman, assistant baseball coach (athletics)

    New Faculty

  • Shelia Brandt (psychology, part-time)
  • Barbara Horlbeck (art & art history, part-time)
  • Paul Lutter (religion, part-time)
  • Steven Maloney (political science, part-time)
  • Curtis Marean (Rydell Professorship)
  • Mahmoud Sadrai (English, part-time)
  • Alison Watkins (nursing, part-time)
  • Sara Witty (art & art history)

    New Support Staff

  • Rae Moulton, part-time cashier (Dining Service)
  • David Schoeb, part-time custodian (physical plant)
  • Mark Sullivan, part-time custodian (physical plant)

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations... Mary Gaebler (religion) will be preaching at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Le Center, Minn., this Sunday, Feb. 15. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Music in Worship... 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:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities 2009 Summer Seminars and Institutes... Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers faculty opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes working in collaboration with leading scholars. Those selected to participate in the seminars and institutes are awarded a fixed stipend based on the length of the seminar or institute: $2,000 (two weeks), $2,600 (three weeks), $3,200 (four weeks), $3,800 (five weeks), or $4,400 (six weeks). Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects. The dates and duration of each project are listed on the website. Requests for application materials or inquiries about a particular seminar or institute are made directly to the director of the respective seminar or institute. The application deadline is March 2, 2009. The list of seminars and institutes for summer 2009, including contact information, is available at http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-university.html.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or bweis@gustavus.edu).

In the Media

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

  • The St. Cloud Times printed a story on Tuesday, Jan. 27, about college endowment performances. Gustavus was listed in a chart as having a 4.4 percent decrease to its endowment from July 2007 to July 2008.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a front-page story on Wednesday, Jan. 28, about Governor Pawlenty’s budget plan and its impact on higher education institutions. Matt Thomas (marketing & communication) was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a front-page story about Gustavus's participation in RecycleMania on Thursday, Jan. 29. Jim Dontje (Johnson Center) was quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a guest column by Barbara Fister (library) about the importance of reading in its Thursday, Jan. 29, edition.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story about college endowments on its Thursday, Jan. 29, newscasts. Vice President of Finance Ken Westphal was interviewed for the story.
  • Alumnus Kelvin Miller '73 was profiled in Downtown Journal on Monday, Feb. 2. Gustavus was mentioned three times in the article.
  • Alumna Colleen Seifert '80, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, is featured in an article by Ben Sherwood in O, the Oprah Magazine, titled "How to Get Lucky," which examines the idea of preparing one's mind for chance encounters and other particular situations.
  • Kate Knutson (political science) was quoted in an Associated Press story by Maria Sanminiatelli about Republican strategy in the new Obama Administration, which was circulated from New York on Feb. 6. The story, titled "Republicans navigate tricky waters," ran in many international publications, including the Taiwan News, the International Herald Tribune in France, The Hindu in India, and CNBC.com.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its Tuesday, Feb. 3, Sports section about former men’s basketball and golf coach Whitey Skoog (HES, emeritus) having his jersey retired by the University of Minnesota.
  • The Star Tribune printed a news obituary on Feb. 6 about former Board of Trustees member Patricia Lund, who died on Jan. 24. Patty Lindell, wife of former President Edward Lindell, was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the 100th anniversary of men’s basketball at the College in its Friday, Feb. 6, Sports section. Alumni Bill Laumann '66 and Bob Erdman '56 were quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story on Thursday, Feb. 5, about the U of M honoring former Gustavus coach Whitey Skoog.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a news brief about Chad Winterfeldt’s (music) faculty recital in its Thursday, Feb. 5, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story about Mark Anderson’s (enrollment mgmt.) announced retirement in its Thursday, Feb. 5, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story about Amherst professor Arthur Zajonc coming to the College to lecture in its Thursday, Feb. 5, edition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the 100th anniversary of the men’s basketball program in its Sunday, Feb. 8, Sports section. Alumnus Reynold Rehwaldt '52 was quoted in the story.

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 ga_news@gustavus.edu).

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayTomorrow Men's Golf hosts Bobby Krig Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-hosts-bobby-krig-invitational-3/40573Le Sueur, Minn. & Jordan, Minn.
TodayApr 25 Gustavus Philanthropy Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-philanthropy-week/39023Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
TodayApr 26 Greek Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/greek-week/41232Gustavus Campus
Today 11:40 am to 12:20 pm GHP-Yoga with Brenda Haugenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-yoga-with-brenda-haugen-2/40800Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm GHP-Zumba with Jill VanOsdolhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-zumba-with-jill-vanosdol-2/40813Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
17 pm Baseball hosts Dakota Wesleyan University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-dakota-wesleyan-university-dh/40388St. Peter, Minn.
45 pm Tabata (HMC class) with Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hmc-class-with-kelsey/40999Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Cardio Dance Conditioning (HMC class) with Samarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-conditioning-hmc-class-with-samara/40888Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-4/41623The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Tomorrow to May 1 Fall Registrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-registration-9/27342Gustavus Campus
Tomorrow 78 am Insanity (HMC class) with Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/insanity-hmc-class-with-hanna/40973Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
99:50 am Assistant Director of Campus Activities Candidate - open session for campus communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/assistant-director-of-campus-activities-candidate-open-session-for-campus-community-2/41636Linner Lounge
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-64/41530Christ Chapel
16 pm Baseball at Concordia College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-concordia-college-dh-2/40395Moorhead, Minn.
2:303:30 pm Assistant Director of Campus Activities Candidate - open session for studentshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/assistant-director-of-campus-activities-candidate-open-session-for-students-2/41640Linner Lounge
3:304:30 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-megan/40911Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:306:30 pm Softball at St. Catherine University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-st-catherine-university-dh/40374St. Paul, Minn.
46 pm Earth Day Rally for Clean Energy & Jobshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/earth-day-rally-for-clean-energy-jobs/41631Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN
46 pm Gustavus Finance Club Annual Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-finance-club-annual-banquet/41671St. Peter Room
4:305:30 pm Study Abroad Returnees at the Caf' - Tuesday Coffee Breakshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/study-abroad-returnees-at-the-caf-tuesday-coffee-breaks/40863Evelyn Young Dining Room
67 pm La mesa de españolhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/la-mesa-de-espa-ol/41460Cafeteria
78 pm Step Interval (HMC class) With Cassiehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-interval-hmc-class-with-cassie/40772Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Hayleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-hayley-3/41041Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 23 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-65/41531Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-103/40120Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
11:40 am to 12:20 pm GHP-Bootcamp with Brenda Haugenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-bootcamp-with-brenda-haugen-3/40827Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:307:30 pm Softball hosts Augsburg College (DH) (Senior Day)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-augsburg-college-dh-senior-day/40381St. Peter, Minn.
45 pm Cardio Strength (HMC class) with Carrie and Maggiehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-strength-hmc-class-with-carrie-and-maggie/40947Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306 pm New Faculty Mentor Mentee Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-mentor-mentee-social-2/40118Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
78 pm Cardio Sculpt (HMC class) with Ashleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-sculpt-hmc-class-with-ashley/40986Lund Gymnastics Room
78 pm Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture by Dr. Philip J. Deloriahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/phi-beta-kappa-visiting-scholar-lecture-by-dr-philip-j-deloria/41381Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
78:30 pm Senior Class Wine Tasting Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-class-wine-tasting-event/41447Alumni Hall
79 pm Lecture by Prof. Olof Hedling, Lund Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/lecture-by-prof-olof-hedling-lund-university/40873127 Confer Hall
89:15 pm Jake Jones Coffeehousehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jake-jones-coffeehouse/40874Courtyard Café
911 pm Swing Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/swing-dance/41310Alumni Hall
Apr 24 Inside Out Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/inside-out-day/41654Gustavus Campus
Apr 2426 Men's Track & Field at Drake Relayshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-at-drake-relays/41400Des Moines, Iowa
Women's Track & Field at Drake Relayshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-field-at-drake-relays/41409Des Moines, Iowa
Apr 24 6:307:20 am GHP-Cardio Mix with Brenda Haugenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-cardio-mix-with-brenda-haugen-3/40841Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8 am to 2 pm "Theology + Graduate School = Possible?"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theology-graduate-school-possible/41243Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-66/41532Christ Chapel
2:303:30 pm Parking Forumhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/parking-forum-2/41645Alumni Hall
2:307:30 pm Baseball hosts St. Olaf College (DH - Non-Conference)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-st-olaf-college-dh-non-conference/40396St. Peter, Minn.
3:304:30 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-megan/40912Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:307:30 pm Women's Tennis at St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-st-olaf-college-3/40348Northfield, Minn.
55:45 pm Study Abroad Returnee Session: "Going Abroad Again"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/study-abroad-returnee-session-going-abroad-again/41680Linner Lounge - Johnson Student Union
56 pm Insanity (HMC class) with Carriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/insanity-hmc-class-with-carrie-2/40960Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Yoga (HMC class) with Lindsayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-hmc-class-with-lindsay/41013Lund Gymnastics Room
78 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Paigehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-paige-3/40759Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89:30 pm Guest Speaker: Arn Chorn-Pondhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/guest-speaker-arn-chorn-pond/41568Alumni Hall
Apr 1525 Second Annual Nuss Young Alumni Challengehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/second-annual-nuss-young-alumni-challenge/41540Online
Apr 25 Withdraw Deadlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/withdraw-deadline-3/27281Gustavus Campus
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-67/41533Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm GHP-Yoga with Kelly Hollandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-yoga-with-kelly-holland-2/40854Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm G.O.L.D. - Exemplary Leadership - Mastering Self-Leadershiphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/g-o-l-d-exemplary-leadership-mastering-self-leadership/41091Beck 117
2:304 pm G.O.L.D. - Self Leadership - Personal Brandinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/g-o-l-d-self-leadership-personal-branding-4/41099Beck 101
2:304 pm G.O.L.D. - Servant Leadership - Stewardshiphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/g-o-l-d-servant-leadership-stewardship-4/41083Beck 119
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-23/38558Alumni Hall
4:307 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-37/40113Interpretive Center
79 pm Weekend Movie: Herhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-her/41216Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
79:30 pm Celebrating Philanthropy Dinnerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-philanthropy-dinner/41152Evelyn Young Dining Room
7:309:30 pm Dan Leifermann, Student Trumpet Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dan-leifermann-student-trumpet-recital/40542Bjorling Recital Hall
89 pm Mendacity - Rob Ward and Comfort Dolohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mendacity-rob-ward-and-comfort-dolo/41614The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
Apr 2526 Apr 25 at 10 pm Weekend Movie: The Lego Moviehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-lego-movie/41607Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Apr 25 at 11 pm to Apr 26 at 1 am Dive Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dive-dance-6/41203The Dive
Apr 26 Men's Track & Field hosts Drake Alternative/Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-hosts-drake-alternative-alumni-meet/41401St. Peter, Minn.
Women's Track & Field hosts Drake Alternative/Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-field-hosts-drake-alternative-alumni-meet/41410St. Peter, Minn.
Apr 2627 Men's Golf at Saint John's Spring Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-saint-john-s-spring-invitational-3/40574St. Cloud, Minn. & Monticello, Minn.
Women's Golf at Carleton Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-carleton-invitational-4/40579Northfield, Minn.
Apr 26 9:30 am to 3 pm 2014 Student Leadership Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2014-student-leadership-day/41465Beck Hall, The Dive
10:45 am to 3 pm GACAC Faith Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gacac-faith-conference/41432Christ Chapel and Alumni Hall
noon to 3 pm Men's Tennis hosts Carleton Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-carleton-college/40344St. Peter, Minn.
15 pm Softball at Hamline University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-hamline-university-dh-2/40382St. Paul, Minn.
1:303:30 pm Katie Landreville, bassoon, and Anthony Afful, oboe, Joint Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/katie-landreville-bassoon-and-anthony-afful-oboe-joint-student-recital/40543Bjorling Recital Hall
36 pm Women's Tennis hosts University of St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-university-of-st-thomas/40365St. Peter, Minn.
3:305 pm Dempsey Schroeder Senior Viola Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dempsey-schroeder-senior-viola-recital/41506Bjorling Recital Hall
5:307:30 pm Weekend Movie: The Lego Moviehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-lego-movie-2/41608Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
6:307:30 pm The World of the Brothers Grimm - Kaitlyn McElrathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-world-of-the-brothers-grimm-kaitlyn-mcelrath/41561The Dive
6:3011 pm Diversity Awards Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/diversity-awards-banquet-4/41567Alumni Hall
7:309:30 pm Nick Mason, Senior Trumpet Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nick-mason-senior-trumpet-recital/40544Bjorling Recital Hall
89 pm Mendacity - Rob Ward and Comfort Dolohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mendacity-rob-ward-and-comfort-dolo/41615The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
810 pm Weekend Movie: Herhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-her/41217Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Apr 27 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis hosts University of St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-university-of-st-thomas/40345St. Peter, Minn.
11:30 am to 12:30 pm The World of the Brothers Grimm - Kaitlyn McElrathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-world-of-the-brothers-grimm-kaitlyn-mcelrath/41562The Dive
1:303:30 pm Chris Allen, Senior Bass Trombone Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/chris-allen-senior-bass-trombone-recital/40545Bjorling Recital Hall
23 pm Mendacity - Rob Ward and Comfort Dolohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mendacity-rob-ward-and-comfort-dolo/41616The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
24 pm Weekend Movie: Herhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-her/41218Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
35 pm The Gustavus Choir with Philip Brunelle's VocalEssence in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-choir-with-philip-brunelle-s-vocalessence-in-concert/40546Bethel University's Benson Great Hall
3:305:30 pm Aleksi Moran, Student Piano Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/aleksi-moran-student-piano-recital/40514Bjorling Recital Hall
56 pm Worship Service of Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/worship-service-of-holy-communion-5/41237Christ Chapel
6:307:30 pm The World of the Brothers Grimm - Kaitlyn McElrathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-world-of-the-brothers-grimm-kaitlyn-mcelrath/41563The Dive
78 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Paigehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-paige-3/40745Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:309:30 pm The Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-choir-of-christ-chapel-home-concert-5/40516Christ Chapel
89 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Hayleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-hayley-3/41028Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 28 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-68/41534Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm GHP-Yoga with Brenda Haugenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-yoga-with-brenda-haugen-2/40801Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm GHP-Zumba with Jill VanOsdolhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-zumba-with-jill-vanosdol-2/40814Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:307:30 pm Baseball hosts Martin Luther College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-martin-luther-college-dh/40397St. Peter, Minn.
45 pm Tabata (HMC class) with Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hmc-class-with-kelsey/41000Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Cardio Dance Conditioning (HMC class) with Samarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-conditioning-hmc-class-with-samara/40889Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
57 pm Take Back the Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/take-back-the-night-7/41628Beck 111
6:3010:30 pm Softball vs. College of St. Scholastica (DH) (University of Minnesota)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-college-of-st-scholastica-dh-university-of-minnesota/40383Minneapolis, Minn.
78:30 pm Shelly Tochlukhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shelly-tochluk/41177Alumni Hall
79 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-4/41624The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Apr 29 78 am Insanity (HMC class) with Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/insanity-hmc-class-with-hanna/40974Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-69/41535Christ Chapel
3:304:30 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-megan/40913Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm Coca Cola Educational Partnership Grant Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coca-cola-educational-partnership-grant-reception-2/41507Heritage Banquet Room
67 pm La mesa de españolhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/la-mesa-de-espa-ol/41461Cafeteria
68:30 pm Chicago Chapter Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/chicago-chapter-event-2/40934Tavern at the Park, Chicago, IL
78 pm Step Interval (HMC class) With Cassiehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-interval-hmc-class-with-cassie/40773Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Tai Chi in the Arbhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tai-chi-in-the-arb-3/41617Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center, Gustavus Adolphus College
89 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Hayleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-hayley-3/41042Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 30 MAYDAY!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mayday-3/35171Christ Chapel/Alumni Hall
Men's Track & Field at MSU Twilighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-at-msu-twilight/41402Mankato, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at MSU Twilighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-field-at-msu-twilight/41411Mankato, Minn.
11:40 am to 12:20 pm GHP-Bootcamp with Brenda Haugenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-bootcamp-with-brenda-haugen-3/40828Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:307:30 pm Baseball hosts Carleton College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-carleton-college-dh-2/40398St. Peter, Minn.
45 pm Cardio Strength (HMC class) with Carrie and Maggiehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-strength-hmc-class-with-carrie-and-maggie/40948Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Sculpt (HMC class) with Ashleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-sculpt-hmc-class-with-ashley/40987Lund Gymnastics Room
911 pm Swing Dancinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/swing-dancing-11/41311Alumni Hall
May 1 Gustavus Student Life Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-life-conference/41599Jackson Campus Center
May 12 MIAC Multi'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/miac-multi-s/41403Northfield, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at MIAC Multi'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-field-at-miac-multi-s/41412Northfield, Minn.

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