The Yellow Sheet for April 30

Volume 41, Number 30

Volume 41, Number 30

News & Announcements

Faculty and Administrator Service to Be Honored... The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, May 21, in Alumni Hall, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The College and the Gustavus Alumni Association will recognize 2009 retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served the College 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years.  Cost for the dinner is $10 per person.  All are welcome to attend; reply to the Office of Alumni Relations by Friday, May 15. Individuals celebrating milestone anniversaries of service are listed below. If you are aware of any who may have been left off this list, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at x7511.

  • 10 Years
    Laura Behling, associate professor of English
    Kevin Birr
    , assistant catering manager and assistant director of summer programs
    Megan Coe, associate director of admission
    Patric Giesler
    , associate professor of sociology and anthropology
    Henry Hays
    , visiting professor of economics and management
    Steve Hogberg
    , gift planner
    Darrell Jodock
    , professor of religion, Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Distinguished Professor in Lutheran Studies
    Pamela Kittelson
    , associate professor of biology
    David Menk
    , director of institutional research
    Megan Ruble
    , director of student activities
    Linda Shaw
    , assistant director of international education
    Margi Willmert
    , catering manager and director of summer programs
  • 15 Years
    Bruce Aarsvold, director of Gustavus Technology Services
    Janet DeMars, Swanson Tennis Center manager
    Steve Kjellgren
    , director of Dining Service
    Mariangela Maguire
    , associate professor of communication studies and academic dean
    Scott Moe
    , men’s and women’s golf coach and instructor in health and exercise science
    Carolyn O’Grady, professor of education and director of international and cultural education
    Toshiyuki Sakuragi
    , professor of Japanese
    Barb Larson Taylor, assistant to the president for special projects
  • 20 Years
    Phil Bryant, professor of English
    Jon Carlson, men’s and women’s swimming coach and women’s tennis coach
    Eric Eliason
    , professor of English and academic dean
    Cynthia Favre
    , associate director of the Career Center and director of career management
    Tom Huber
    , associate professor of physics
    Lois Peterson, professor of art and art history
  • 25 Years
    Donita Clifton, benefits director
    Denis Crnković, professor of Russian studies
    Barbara Kaiser
    , associate professor of mathematics and computer science
    Patricia Kazarow
    , professor of music
    Tim Kennedy
    , director, communication services and sports information
  • 30 Years
    John Bungum, professor of economics and management
    Bev Gustafson, adjunct instructor of music
    Dennis Henry
    , professor of physics
    David Reese
    , associate professor of economics and management
    Stan Shetka
    , professor of art and art history
    Paul Tillquist, executive consultant, institutional advancement
    Jim Welsh, associate professor of geology
  • 35 Years
    Lynn Boehne
    , director of admission services
    Doug Huff
    , professor of philosophy
    Byron Nordstrom
    , professor of history and Scandinavian studies
  • 40 Years
    Tim Robinson, professor of psychology
  • Retirees
    John Bungum
    , professor of economics and management
    Dennis Henry, professor of physics
    Steve Hogberg
    , gift planner
    Byron Nordstrom
    , professor of history and Scandinavian studies
    Tom Thorkelson, men’s and women’s track coach, strength coach, and Lund Center special events coordinator
    Edi Thorstensson
    , visiting instructor and academic librarian
    Steve Wilkinson
    , men’s tennis coach

New Men's Tennis Coach Hired... Tommy Valentini, a native of Duluth, Minn. has been named the head men’s tennis coach at Gustavus. Valentini, who has been an assistant coach for the Gusties for the past three years, will replace Steve Wilkinson, who is retiring after serving as the head coach for the past 39 years.  
     A 2002 Gustavus graduate and four-year letterwinner on the tennis team who received the Arthur Ashe Award for excellence in tennis, academics, and humanitarian concerns from both the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in 2001, Valentini is finishing his doctoral studies in kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently a graduate teaching assistant and primary instructor of history and philosophy of sport.  In addition to his coaching responsibilities at Gustavus, Valentini will also be an instructor in the health and exercise science department, teaching a class in sport ethics. 
     After completing his master’s work at Emory University in 2006, Valentini returned to Minnesota to pursue his doctoral studies and at the same time became the part-time assistant coach at Gustavus with his mentor, Wilkinson. He now becomes the 16th head coach in the 83-year history of the men’s tennis program at Gustavus.  The Gustie program is the third winningest program in the history of Division III tennis with an all-time mark of 1048-424-3 (.711 winning percentage) and has claimed two NCAA team championships (1980, 1982) while also winning six national titles in doubles and four national titles in singles. 

Valleyfair Ticket Deals... Gustavus is participating in the “Good Any Day Discount Program” at Valleyfair. Employees may purchase tickets for the early/late season at $23.50 (savings of $14.49), regular admission (48” or taller) at $25.50 (savings of $12.49), and Junior (3 years & older but less than 48” tall) or Senior (ages 62 & older) at $16.99, to be used any day of the Valleyfair 2009 operating season. Tickets are available for purchase in the Office of Human Resources.

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, May 1 - Garret Paul (religion)
  • Sunday, May 3 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, May 4 - Paula Swiggum (nursing)
  • Tuesday, May 5 - Sara Halberg (senior student)
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday,May 7 - Student Senate co-presidents
  • Friday, May 8 - Chaplain Rachel Larson

Check Out the Online Auction... Students, faculty, and staff at Gustavus are supporting the United Way of St. Peter by sponsoring a student-led online auction. The on-line auction began today (April 30 at noon) and runs until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3. You can view and bid on the items at gustavus.edu/groups/unitedway. Students, staff, faculty, and some community members have donated services (housecleaning, oil changes, etc.), talents (jewelry making, baking), and items (GAC sweatshirt, flower bouquets). Almost 50 items and services have been donated for this event. The United Way of St. Peter supports 17 local non-profit agencies and is the sole funding agency for Gustavus Big Partners, Little Partners. 

Author Tea This Afternoon... The Book Mark hosts its annual Gustavus Author Tea this afternoon (Thursday, April 30) at 4:15 p.m. in the Courtyard Café. Nine faculty members who have published books in the past 12 months will be recognized: Laura Behling (English), Philip Bryant (English), Eric Dugdale (classics), Chris Gilbert (political science), Jim Gilbert (environmental studies), Jill Locke (political science), Roger McKnight (Scandinavian studies, emeritus), and Peg O'Connor (philosophy). Stop by as your schedule allows.

Candlelight Vigil... The Gustavus Womyn's Awareness Center and Crime Victim Services, Inc. are hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month tonight (April 30) at 8:30 p.m. on the Eckman Mall. "Take back the night" by lighting a candle, speaking out, sharing your story, or showing your support to victims and survivors of sexual assault! STOP the silence, STOP the violence, and light a candle in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Celebrating Creative Inquiry... On Friday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., the College will hold its second annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry, a showcase of research, scholarship, and creative work by Gustavus students. Poster presentations of more than 100 research projects and creative works, involving 178 students and 41 faculty advisers, will be displayed in the Jackson Campus Center Banquet Rooms, and participants will be on hand to explain their work. All are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, the Provost's Office, and the Celebration of Creative Inquiry committee.

Theatre This Weekend... The Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Carlo Goldoni's comedy/farce The Impresario from Smyrna will be performed in Anderson Theatre at 8 p.m. on May 1, 2, and 8, with 2 p.m. matinees scheduled for Sunday, May 3, and Saturday, May 9. Adult tickets are $7, with student and senior citizen tickets at $5 and Gustavus students and staff admitted free of charge. The play, directed by Henry MacCarthy (theatre & dance), follows the antics of a group of self-absorbed musicians, players, agents, and benefactors, parodying opera and theater life in Venice in the mid-18th century. The script is a version specially adapted by MacCarthy.

Honors Day... The College Archives has been able to date the first Honors Day at Gustavus to May 26, 1947. What is thus the College's 63rd annual celebration of student honors and academic achievement will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2009, with a convocation in Christ Chapel beginning at 10:30 a.m. New members of Phi Beta Kappa and the guilds of St. Ansgar and St. Lucia and departmental and College-wide award winners will be recognized, and the recipients of the Swenson and Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, the Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, and the Dr. Theodore E. Conrad Faculty/Staff Achievement Award will be announced. All are invited to attend. (Two minor schedule changes from what you may have seen posted: The reception for the senior studio art majors' exhibition in the Hillstrom Museum of Art will run from 4 to 6 p.m., not 4-7, and the symphony orchestra concert in Christ Chapel will begin at 7 p.m. rather than 7:30 to accommodate those also wishing to attend the theatre production.)

Wind Orchestra Concert Features Premiere and Guest Conductor... The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, led this spring by interim conductor James Patrick Miller, performs its final concert of the 2008-09 academic year on Saturday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert features the premiere performance of This Dark World, composed by Gustavus junior David Mann, and guest conductor Timothy Mahr leading a performance of his 2007 composition, Imagine, If You Will.
     Interim conductor James Patrick Miller has programmed this concert to demonstrate the variety of works written or transcribed for wind orchestra, including works by Pavel Tschesnokoff, Benjamin Britten, Charles Ives, and Percy Grainger as well as another composition by Mahr, who has been conductor of the St. Olaf Band since 1994. The concert is open to the public without charge.

'East Meets West' Concert... At 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, in Christ Chapel, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra presents "East Meets West," a concert programmed to complement the College's Global Insight focus on China during the 2008-09 academic year. This Honors Day performance includes appearances by guest soloists (and Gustavus graduates) Anders Eckman, tenor, and Colin McGuire, violin. The concert runs for one hour and is open to the public at no charge.
     Conductor Warren Friesen, who has led the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra since 2000, has twice led the orchestra on international concert tours in the Peoples Republic of China. Those experiences, and Gustavus's Global Insight Program on China, have led to the works programmed for this concert. The performance opens with Tchaikovsky's "Chinese Dancers" from The Nutcracker and Charles Tomlinson Griffes's The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan. The program continues with Lu Qi-ming's Ode to the Red Flag, followed by Maurice Ravel's "Empress of the Pagodas" from the Mother Goose Suite. Violinist Colin McGuire '06 then takes the stage to perform two works, "Yang Ko" and "Lion Dance" from Chen Yi's Chinese Folk Dance Suite. Saturday's program closes with tenor soloist Anders Eckman '06 joining the orchestra for the "Drinking Song of Earth's Sorrow" from Song of the Earth by Gustav Mahler.

A Sunday Filled with Music... Six music ensembles from the Gustavus Department of Music provide a full day of music on Sunday, May 3, on the Gustavus campus. The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble, directed by Paul Hill, opens the afternoon in Christ Chapel at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Woodwind Chamber Ensembles (the Woodwind Choir, led by Ann Pesavento; the Flute Choir, led by Emily Sapa; and Gustavus Chamber Players, led by Pesavento and guest conductor Elizabeth Winslow) at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The Birgitta Singers and St. Ansgar's Chorus, directed by Gregory Aune and Nicholas Wayne, conclude the performance schedule in Christ Chapel at 7 p.m. All three concerts are free and open to the public.

Tree Identification Classes... Cindy Johnson-Groh, executive director of Linnaeus Arboretum, will lead Continuing Education classes that will help you learn to identify the common trees in southern Minnesota. No prior experience with plant identification is necessary. You will learn some of the tricks of identifying trees and learn how to use identification keys to identify other trees. Two classes are offered: "Tree Identification: Conifers," Thursday, May 7, 6-9 p.m., and "Tree Identification: Deciduous Trees," Thursday, May 13, 6-9 p.m. You can sign up for both classes at a discounted rate ($25) or individually ($15/class; no charge for Gustavus faculty, staff, and students). Call 507-933-6181 to reserve a place. Each class will meet in the Linnaeus Arboretum, and participants should be dressed to be outside.

Bill Holm Tribute... Friends of acclaimed writer Bill Holm '65, who died unexpectedly in February, will gather for a tribute Thursday, May 7, 7-9 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Around a dozen presenters, including Phil Bryant (English), Joyce Sutphen (English), Doug Huff (philosophy), Larry Owen (English, emeritus), and Athena Owen Kildegaard '82, will give brief tributes or readings; John Rezmerski (English, emeritus) will emcee. Music will be provided by Paul and Helen Baumgartner (music, emeriti). Copies of Holm's books will be available for purchase and donations to the Bill Holm Fund will be gratefully accepted. (This fund is helping to develop a public library in Holm's hometown of Minneota, Minn.) For more information, contact John Rezmerski at rez@gustavus.edu.

Arb Volunteer Day... Come enjoy a sunny afternoon in May by volunteering at the Linnaeus Arboretum's Volunteer Day on Friday, May 8, 2-5 p.m. Possible activities will include raking, pulling invasive species, pruning, and trash cleanup. We need your help! For more information please contact Shirley at arboretum@gustavus.edu or 507-933-6181.

Final Faculty Shop Talk of the Year... Horst Ludwig (MLLC) will present the last Faculty Shop Talk of the 2008-09 academic year. His talk, titled "Haiku and Haiku in Germany," will be presented on Friday, May 8, 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/.

Choreography in Response to Genocide... The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, STAND-GAC, and the Community Service Office, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, present the creative work of student choreographers in response to issues of genocide and the stories of Holocaust survivors. There will be two performances: Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Saint Peter Community Center, and Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kresge Dance Studio. The event is free and open to the public and is made possible in part by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Religion Majors' Poster Presentation... The Spring 2009 Senior Religion Majors' Poster Presentation will be happening Thursday, May 14, 7-8 p.m. in Linner Lounge. Nine senior religion majors will present their thesis research in a poster session. Theses cover the rise of Pure Land Buddhism in Kamakura, Japan; the Catholic Church and slavery in the Americas; Christian theologies and immigration; Luther's angelology; Emanuel Hirsch and the German Christian movement in Nazi Germany; and much more! Refreshments will be served.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Celebrate the Life of Paul Manz... The Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents an all-members’ recital featuring music for organ, choir, and brass composed by Dr. Paul Manz. The recital begins at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at Grace Lutheran Church in Mankato (4th & Main). Come listen to great music, or come early to participate in the festival choir, directed by Dr. David Dickau. For more information, contact Chad Winterfeldt (music) at 507-934-3060 or cwinterfeldt@flcstp.org.

Wildflower Walk... Jim Gilbert (environmental studies) and Bob Dunlap (Linnaeus Arboretum) will lead a wildflower walk at Seven-Mile Creek County Park on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the 2008-09 Continuing Education series. Seven-Mile Creek is located seven miles south of Saint Peter and seven miles north of Mankato on U.S. 169. The group is to meet in the westernmost parking lot of Seven-Mile Creek County Park; they will walk the trails to look at spring woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring happenings. Call 507-933-6181 for directions. The fee is $10 for the general public, but there is no charge for Gustavus faculty, staff, and students.

'Doggie Dash'... The first annual "Doggie Dash," a 5K fun run/walk benefiting the construction of the new St. Peter Dog Park will be held May 16 at 9 a.m., starting from Gorman Park. The event is open to the community as well as Gustavus students. Funds will be raised through T-shirt sales and registration fees. This fundraiser is expected to raise over $1,000 toward construction of the new dog park in St. Peter and involves both Gustavus and community leaders. Registration forms are being sent out within the next few days. The event is co-sponsored by the Gustavus Pound Pals Society, the Campus Activities Board, and the City of St. Peter. For more information, contact Adam Toppin (atoppin@gustavus.edu).

Extraordinary People

Jeff Jenson (library/archives) served as a panelist in a roundtable discussion at the Treaty Site History Center on April 16. Participants discussed the Center's new exhibit on the Treaty of 1851, Dakota War. Other panelists included historians, a living history proponent, and an archivist/librarian.

Baili Chen, John Holte, Mike Hvidsten, and San Skulrattanakulchai (MCS) attended the Spring 2009 MAA-NCS (Mathematical Association of America-North Central Section) Meeting on April 24-25, at Hamline University. Hvidsten is completing his term as coordinator for the Section's Project NeXT for new faculty. John Holte is president-elect of the North Central Section; his term as president begins this summer.

Darrell Jodock (religion) is the author of a chapter in the 2009 book, "In Wilder Zuegelloser Jagd nach Neuem": 100 Jahre Modernismus und Antimodernismus in der katholischen Kirche ("In Wild, Unrestrained Pursuit of What is New": 100 Years of Modernism and Anti-Modernism in the Catholic Church), edited by Hubert Wolf and Judith Schepers and published in Munich, Germany. His chapter appears in a section that surveys research projects underway in different countries and is titled "The Roman Catholic Modernism Group of the American Academy of Religion." The 700-page book about early 20th-century Modernism and its condemnation by Pope Pius X is the result of an international conference held in Italy in 2006. Jodock was one of four Americans invited to that conference.

So Park (English) has been selected to participate in an NEH Summer Seminar on literature and culture of the 1890s, titled "The Decadent 1890s: English Literary Culture and the Fin de Siècle," to be held at UCLA. She also will be researching archival materials at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Student News

The Gustavus Department of Music presents its annual Senior Honors Recital on Saturday, May 2, in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Four seniors, sopranos Karly Slivik and Hannah Wunsch, violinist Mark Wamma, and flugelhorn player Erik Mahon, have been selected to participate in the recital, which begins at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited without charge.

The Diversity Center has announced its 2008-09 Diversity Awards. Student recipients are seniors Nathan Heggem and Rhea Muchalla. The Gustavus Day of Fasting was singled out as the winning event, and Professor Rebecca Taylor Fremo was named faculty/staff recipient. Graduating seniors earning the Diversity Stole for Commencement will be listed next week.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

    New Support Staff

  • Todd Waldron, on-call officer (Campus Safety)

Position Openings

  • Head men's and women's track and field coach (athletics)

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations... The Rev. Darrell Jodock (religion) will be preaching at the 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. worship services at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior, Minn., Sunday, May 3. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Christus Victor Lutheran Church from Apple Valley, Minn., Friday-Saturday, May 1-2. Church Relations will also host a retreat for Zion Lutheran Church from Milaca, Minn., Friday-Sunday, May 1-3. The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a staff retreat for Trinity Lutheran Church from Stillwater, Minn., next Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6.

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:

  • Fulbright Scholar Program... The Fulbright Scholar Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars offers grants for college faculty to lecture and conduct research in more than 130 countries around the world. The purpose is to promote mutual understanding, establish long-term cooperation, and create opportunities for institutional linkages. Faculty at every academic rank—from instructor to professor emeritus—are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. Grant stipends and benefits vary by country or regional program and type of award. The deadline for applications is August 1. For more information, please see http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/index.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 May 2009 Mankato Magazine printed a feature story on Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner (theatre & dance).
  • Head men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson appeared on Mike Max's WCCO radio show on Tuesday, April 21, to talk about his upcoming retirement.
  • Head men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson appeared on Tom Wheeler's KNUJ radio show on Wednesday, April 22, to talk about his upcoming retirement.
  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press printed a story about tennis coach Steve Wilkinson’s retirement announcement in its Wednesday, April 22, Sports section.
  • The Star Tribune printed a news brief about Steve Wilkinson’s retirement announcement in its Wednesday, April 22, Sports section.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about student-athletes Rachael Click, Tyler Geyen, and Sam Broderius receiving honors from the MIAC in its Wednesday, April 22, Sports section.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a photo and story about the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band in its Thursday, April 23, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a news brief about Darfur Week at Gustavus in its Thursday, April 23, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a news brief about former men’s hockey coach Don Roberts receiving the Hobey Baker Legends of Hockey Award in its Thursday, April 23, edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a feature story about student-athlete Willy Hanson in its Thursday, April 23 Sports section. Hanson is quoted in the story.
  • Science News Magazine printed a question-and-answer story with Chuck Niederriter (physics) about the Nobel Conference in its May 9 edition.
  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press printed a question-and-answer story with Steve Wilkinson in its Thursday, April 23, Sports section.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a news brief about the Gustavus-MSU pow-wow in its Friday, April 24, edition.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a preview story about the MAYDAY! Peace Conference. David Obermiller (history) and student Joel Herrick were quoted in the story.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story about former men’s hockey coach Don Roberts receiving the Hobey Baker Legends of Hockey Award on its Sunday, April 26, newscast.

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).

Plugs

(Real Estate Season)

For Sale or Rent: 3-bedroom, 2-bath house built in 1890. All 3 bedrooms are on 2nd floor. Huge detached, heated 2-car garage + workshop. Open floor plan includes large 30X13 living room, which opens to four-season porch with tons of natural light, and 18X10 dining room. Kitchen has tons of cabinets and a newish refrigerator with ice and water in the door. Partially finished basement makes a great office. Near St Peter Library/Community Center. See http://tinyurl.com/320mulberry for pictures. E-mail sommere@gustavus.edu or call 469-8574 for more information. Available Aug. 1; $169,000 or $900/mo. to rent.

Townhouse for Sale or Rent: Beginning August 1, 2009. Located in quiet area in north St. Peter. Two bedrooms, two full baths, and attached two-stall garage. All outside lawn and snow maintenance taken care of by association. For more information, please contact penglish@gustavus.edu or phone 382-0228.

Help Wanted: Kathy Erlandson (annual fund) is looking for a few "able-bodied" people to help her husband and her shear 25 alpacas on Saturday, May 9. A professional shearer will be coming and training will be provided. Contact Kathy at 952-994-4560 for more details.

Country Living: Brand new, walk-out plan home available for the recently reduced purchase price of $525,000 or a possibility to lease with a short-term (up to 6 month) lease. 4-bedroom / 3-bath home offers security/sound system, 3 fireplaces, maple & cherry cabinetry, central vac system, stainless steel appliances, main floor laundry w/ front-loading appliances, main-level office / stud, large deck accessible from kitchen dining area and master bedroom, home theatre, and more Located in "Beyond the Pines," located approximately 5 miles south of St. Peter, just off Hwy. 22 (47160 Sunset Ridge Drive). Drive by and take a look, then contact Mary Miller (934-6890 or roseinc@prairie.lakes.com) if you would like more information or a personal showing.

"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 11 am to 3 pm Softball hosts Macalester College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-macalester-college-dh/40380St. Peter, Minn.
16 pm Baseball at Bethel University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-bethel-university-dh-2/40394Arden Hills, Minn.
25 pm Women's Tennis hosts Carleton Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-carleton-college/40364St. Peter, Minn.
Apr 14Tomorrow Market Place Hours Easter Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/market-place-hours-easter-break/41630Market Place
Tomorrow 78 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Paigehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-paige-3/40744Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Hayleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-hayley-3/41027Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 1721 Library Hours for Easter Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/library-hours-for-easter-break-4/41656Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
YesterdayApr 21 Easter Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/easter-recess-4/27338Gustavus Campus
Apr 2122 Men's Golf hosts Bobby Krig Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-hosts-bobby-krig-invitational-3/40573Le Sueur, Minn. & Jordan, Minn.
Apr 2125 Gustavus Philanthropy Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-philanthropy-week/39023Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Apr 2126 Greek Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/greek-week/41232Gustavus Campus
Apr 21 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
Apr 22 to May 1 Fall Registrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-registration-9/27342Gustavus Campus
Apr 22 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

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