Inside Gustavus (January 7, 2010)
Volume 42, Number 16
Brandy Russell (chemistry) has had an article on her research published in Nature. The article's title is "Rational design of a structural and functional nitric oxide reductase."
Jeanne Herman (HES) was selected as the recipient of the 2009 Lou Keller Award from the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. This award recognizes one college/university faculty member in health education for outstanding service and contributions.
Russell Heeter, Gustavus student and fall 2009 study-abroad student in Italy, submitted a video that has made it to the Top 5 of the NAFSA Student Diplomat Video Contest. Now he needs the Gustavus community to support him with their votes. To view the videos and vote, check out the NAFSA website. Deadline for voting is 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 15. The winner receives $300 and the title of Student Diplomat.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
- National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites proposals for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in all areas of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research of new digital approaches; development of new digital modes of publication; exploration of digital methods for preservation or archival of humanities materials; planning new digital tools; or creating programs that address using innovative digital technologies in formal and informal educational settings. Level I grant awards range from $5,000 to $25,000, while Level II grant awards range from $25,001 to $50,000. The deadline for proposals is March 23. Please see the NEH website for the guidelines.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
New Support Staff
- Aimee Johnson, cashier/admin. asst. (finance office)
- Numa Ali, January Interim (MLLC-Arabic)
- David Campbell, January Interim (army leadership)
- Durkee Cha, January Interim (art)
- Jeffrey Haun, January Interim (psychology)
- Kris Higginbotham, January Interim (art)
- Marlys Johnson, January Interim (nonprofit mgmt.)
- Tyler Johnson, visiting assistant professor (history)
- John Moore, January Interim (army leadership)
- Travis Nygard, January Interim (art)
- Peter Shea, January Interim (philosophy)
- Financial aid assistant (financial aid)
- Employee benefit assistant (human resources)
- Market Place supervisor (Dining Service)
- Payroll assistant (human resources)
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).
News & Announcements
'Community Immunity'... Local health care providers—including Nicollet County Public Health, River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic, Mankato Clinic at Daniels Health Center and North Mankato Family Practice, and the St. Peter Clinic and ISJ Clinic Northridge Mayo Health System—are working collaboratively to provide free H1N1 vaccinations to all local residents who wish to be vaccinated. Despite the recent news of the decline in the number of H1N1 flu cases and the end to the second wave of the H1N1 pandemic, local, state, and federal health officials insist that now is the best time to ensure that everyone who wants the vaccine has access to it. "More vaccine is now available, and we are working to distribute and administer vaccine to everyone 6 months of age and older," says Julie Carroll, Nicollet County Public Health Director. "Vaccine is and will continue to be the single most important means to prevent H1N1 illness." The following H1N1 Vaccination Clinics will be held at various sites in Nicollet County and are FREE and available to anyone age 6 months of age and older.
- Tuesday, Jan. 12 - Lafayette Charter School (351 6th St., Lafayette), 3-7 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 14 - Nicollet Community Center (1 Pine Street, Nicollet), 3-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 20 - Nicollet County Government Center (501 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter), 2-7 p.m.
Downloadable consent forms can be found on the Nicollet County website: www.co.nicollet.mn.us. Any questions, please call 507-934-0459.
New Database/Search Engine for Off-Campus Study... The Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE) has just launched a new off-campus study program search engine and data management/application system called Studio Abroad. Students desiring Gustavus approval to study off-campus for a semester or a year will apply through this new system. Application deadline is March 1, 2010, for all students studying off-campus next fall or spring term or academic year 2010-11. Students planning to study during the fall term or academic year are encouraged to have their Gustavus application complete by February 15, 2010. The Studio Abroad site can be found at http://gustavus.studioabroad.com/. Faculty members who are called upon to submit a recommendation will be asked to submit them electronically via this new system. For more information, contact the CICE at 507-933-7545 or StudioAbroad@gustavus.edu.
Vacation Donations Being Accepted... Employees who would like to donate vacation hours for a Gustavus employee who will be 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).
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, Jan. 8 - Bob Neuman (admission)
- Sunday, Jan. 10 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
- Monday, Jan. 11 - Tim Kennedy (sports information)
- Tuesday, Jan. 12 - Peter Shea (philosophy)
- Wednesday, Jan. 13 - Morning Praise
- Thursday, Jan. 14 - Taizé
- Friday, Jan. 15 - Todd Ruble (Dining Service)
Special Convocation Set for Martin Luther King Day... On Monday, Jan. 18, the Diversity Center, the Peace Studies program, and the Office of the President are sponsoring a special campuswide convocation for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Rev. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, a close friend and lieutenant of King during the critical years of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, will be the keynote speaker at a special convocation in Christ Chapel from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Vivian is a living legend of the Civil Rights Movement and continues his activism today at the age of 85, working for the progress of African Americans and the civil and political rights of all people. He has addressed audiences in 42 states, 10 countries, and on countless campuses nationwide on the issues of civil rights, non-violence, racism, and Dr. King, with whom he worked for many years. The entire campus and St. Peter community are invited to join in on Jan. 18, as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with one of his close friends.
Weight Watchers Offers 'At Work' Program... Scholarship America invites interested Gustavus community members to join its Weight Watchers "At Work" series—a 17-week program that includes free e-tools. An open-house informational meeting was scheduled for earlier today (Thursday, Jan. 7, at 12:15 p.m.) at Scholarship America, but you may still join even if you weren't at the informational session. Cost for the series is $186 (three payments of $62), and the series will run from Jan. 14 to May 6. For more details, e-mail Julie at email@example.com or phone 931-0433.
- The Rev. Dr. Clair E. Johnson (religion, emeritus; taught 1962-1995) died on Dec. 24, 2009. He was 84. Services were held Dec. 30 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Memorials are being designated for the Brostrom Endowment Fund for Christ Chapel at the College.
- Patti Tutland, mother of Andrea Junso (student activities), died on Dec. 31, 2009, at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wis. She was 53. Memorial services were held on Jan. 6 in Portage, Wis.
- Marian R. Johnson '41, wife of the late Chester Johnson (geology, emeritus), died on January 1, 2010, at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. She was 89. Services were held on Jan. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Marian was the founder of the libraries in the St. Peter public elementary schools in 1947 and subsequently was an instructor in English and library science and a periodicals librarian at the College.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.
Partners in Education... On Sunday, Jan. 3, Darrell Jodock (religion) presented a talk on "Cults & Religious Movements" at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. 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.
Youth Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host the following groups: on Jan.8-9, ninth-grade youth from Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, Minneapolis; on Jan. 8-9, a confirmation group from Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minn.
Retreats... The Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a leadership retreat of the IMPACT team from Minnesota State University-Mankato on Jan. 8-9.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
Library Hours for January... Mondays-Thursdays - 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fridays - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Puppy for Sale... Eight-month-old Great Dane pup for sale. She is spayed and fully vaccinated. Coat: blue. Housebroken; is sweet, gentle, and likes children. Must let her go because of allergies. Price is negotiable. Call Chris at 507-993-2023.
For Sale... Weight bench. This bench has been used just a couple of times. It has all the bells and whistles, but it is only the bench, not the weights. Asking $200 or best offer. Contact Nicole Roberts Hoiland (email@example.com).
"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and/or 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 or retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.
|Today 1 pm||Women's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh State University (Panther/Cardinal Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-vs-plattsburgh-state-university-panther-cardinal-classic/45807Middlebury, Vt.|
|4–6:30 pm||Men's Basketball hosts Buena Vista Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-buena-vista-university-3/45863St. Peter, Minn.|
|5–6 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alexhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-emily-and-alex/46202Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-2/46227Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Tomorrow All day||Career Exploration Registration Deadlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/career-exploration-registration-deadline/46158Career Development (lower level Campus Center)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-272/47110Christ Chapel|
|11 am to noon||Tech Bytes: Virtual Meeting Spaceshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-virtual-meeting-spaces/45937Olin Hall 124B|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-with-kelly-2/46343Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Pyramid Circuithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pyramid-circuit/46356Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:45–5:45 pm||HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-hwc-w-morgan-and-christina/46278Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:30–8:30 pm||WRITI Dinner and Workshop: Using Writing to Assess Student Learning in the WRITI Coursehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/writi-dinner-and-workshop-using-writing-to-assess-student-learning-in-the-writi-course/46883President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|6–7 pm||Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Matahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/straight-up-strength-hwc-w-mata/46215Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-come-for-community-comment/46742Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-3/46189Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 1 6–6:40 am||Fitness Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fitness-yoga-4/46368Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-273/47111Christ Chapel|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46390Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46253Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-rachel-hwc/46824Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 2 9–11 am||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46532Olin 124 Lab|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-274/47113Christ Chapel|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Cardio Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-5/46404Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46425Lund Hockey Arena|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kickboxing-hwc-w-rachel/46302Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7 pm||Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s-university-4/45865St. Peter, Minn.|
|7 pm||Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s-university-6/45776Winona, Minn.|
|7–8 pm||Jen Onsum- An advocate for people with disabilitieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jen-onsum-an-advocate-for-people-with-disabilities/47091Beck Hall 101|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/ Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-megan-hwc-2/46326Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 3 6–6:40 am||Strictly Strengthhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/strictly-strength/46439Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-275/47114Christ Chapel|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-29/46451Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-94/45730Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46391Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46470Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/power-bootcamp-w-kaitlin-hwc/46310Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-christina/46240Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–10 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house-3/46616Swedish House|
||Men's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-at-jean-freeman-invite/45910Minneapolis, Minn.|
|All day||Women's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-at-jean-freeman-invite/45922Minneapolis, Minn.|
|Dec 4 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbath: Hymns on Taphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-hymns-on-tap-2/47115The Dive|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Pilateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pilates/46463Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46426Lund Hockey Arena|
|2–4 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46533Olin 124 Lab|
|4:30–6 pm||Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-52/45700Interpretive Center|
|7:05–10:05 pm||Men's Hockey hosts Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-saint-john-s-university-4/45193St. Peter, Minn.|
|7:30 pm||Women's Hockey at College of Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-college-of-saint-benedict-6/45808Saint Joseph, Minn.|
|7:30–9 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45751Christ Chapel|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-magic-mike-xxl/47039Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Dec 5 1 pm||Women's Basketball at Augsburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-augsburg-college-7/45866Minneapolis, Minn.|
|2 pm||Women's Hockey hosts College of Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-college-of-saint-benedict-4/45809St. Peter, Minn.|
|2–5 pm||Men's Hockey at Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-saint-john-s-university-6/45194St. Cloud, Minn.|
|3 pm||Women's Basketball at Augsburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-augsburg-college-6/45777Minneapolis, Minn.|
|3:30–5 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45752Christ Chapel|
|7:30–9 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45753Christ Chapel|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-magic-mike-xxl/47040Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Dec 6 3:30–5 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45754Christ Chapel|
|5–6 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alexhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-emily-and-alex/46203Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-2/46228Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–9 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45755Christ Chapel|
|Dec 7 11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-with-kelly-2/46344Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Pyramid Circuithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pyramid-circuit/46357Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:45–5:30 pm||HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-hwc-w-morgan-and-christina/46279Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Matahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/straight-up-strength-hwc-w-mata/46216Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-come-for-community-comment/46743Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-3/46190Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–9 pm||Reflections on the Paris Attacks: A Gustavus Faculty Teach-Inhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reflections-on-the-paris-attacks-a-gustavus-faculty-teach-in/47101Confer Hall 128|
|Dec 8 6–6:40 am||Fitness Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fitness-yoga-4/46369Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:30 am||The 2015 Winds of Christmas Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-winds-of-christmas-concert/46097Christ Chapel|
|10 am to noon||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46534Olin 124 Lab|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46392Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46254Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-rachel-hwc/46825Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
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