Inside Gustavus (April 29, 2010)

Volume 42, Number 30

Faculty/Staff Activities

On Saturday, April 24, Tom Huber (physics) presented a talk at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers meeting at St. John's University. Huber's presentation, "Physics Meets Rock: How Electric Guitar Pickups Work," was based on similar presentations he has given at the Purdue Guitar Workshop for the previous few summers.

Kate Knutson (political science) presented a paper titled "With One Voice? Religious Advocacy Groups at the State and National Level" at the annual convention of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago.

An article on Haiti by Anna Versluis (geography) has been published in the May 2010 edition of the academic journal Global Environmental Change. The article is titled "Highlands management in a flood-prone watershed: Does reflexive reciprocity make a difference?"

Student Achievements

Bryce Bjork '11 was invited to present a talk at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers' meeting at St. John's University. His presentation, "Selective Excitation of Microcantilevers using Ultrasound," was based on NSF-sponsored research he did with Professor Tom Huber (physics) and fellow juniors Dan Mellema and C.J. Hunt last summer.

The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Atypical 9 to 5 Senior Exhibition 2010, the senior majors' show, on view from May 1 through May 30 with an opening reception on Honors Day (Saturday, May 1) 4-6 p.m. The exhibition highlights the student careers of 17 studio art majors and is a culminating event in their curriculum as well as a required component of the major. On display are works by Jamie Dufek, Robert Dunn, Ross Elenkiwich, Christopher Elveru, Kali Griggs, Tory Herman, Michael Johnson, Jonathan Kamrath, Kristina M. Kelly, Alex Messenger, Kaitlyn O'Bryan, Rachel Pedersen, Caitlin Peterson, Aarón Regla Bretón, Amanda Skarphol, Katie Umenthum, and Kate Wiedman. The exhibition was selected from a group of submissions by each artist, and faculty from the Department of Art and Art History served as jurors, choosing the strongest works from each artist. The installation of the exhibit was executed with assistance from the students, and a number of the works on view are being offered for sale. Regular Museum hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends, 1-5 p.m. The exhibition and its reception are free and open to the public, and all are welcome.

Five senior students have been selected by audition to perform in the 2010 Seniors Honors Recital, Saturday, May 1, in Björling Recital Hall. Performing in Saturday’s recital are Kathryn Casey, mezzo soprano; Azra Halilovic, piano; Zachary Coles, tenor; Ashley Tibbetts, piano; and Elizabeth Winslow, flute. The honors recital is a part of the annual Honors Day celebration and begins at 1:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception for the recitalists will follow the performance in the recital hall lobby.

Funding Opps

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

  • Lindbergh Foundation Grants... Each year the Lindbergh Foundation awards grants in amounts of up to $10,580 each to individuals whose initiative seeks to actively further a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment. Historically, this program has been a provider of seed money, and credibility, for a variety of innovative research and educational projects. Grants are made in a wide range of categories, including the following: conservation of natural resources, education, and waste minimization and management. For funding beginning in July of 2011, applications are due June 10, 2010. For application information and a listing of past grantees, see the Lindbergh Foundation's website.

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

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Darin Schultz, on-call repair technician (Dining Service)

Position Openings

  • Computer and electronics technician (GTS)
  • Admission counselor/assistant director (admission)

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

News & Announcements

Submission Glitch... Our apologies if you experienced difficulties when attempting to use the online process to submit items to Inside Gustavus last week. Apparently the link got corrupted and failed to send some submissions. The problem has now been corrected.

Hosts Needed for International Visitors... The Sister City steering committee is seeking interested faculty or staff who would be willing to host in their home two visitors from Petatlán, Mexico, from Friday, May 7, to Saturday, May 15. The visitors are two family members (one male and one female) from the family of the president of Petatlán who will be visiting St. Peter and Gustavus to attend the community Cinco de Mayo celebrations, formalize the sister-city relationship, and spend the week touring the community at large, including various planned activities at Gustavus. English-speaking ability is nominal, and so some minimal Spanish-speaking skills from the hosts would be preferable. Those interested may contact Gustavus student and sister-city intern Karen Wiessner at

Ushers Sought for Commencement... Ushers are needed for the Gustavus commencement exercises on Sunday, May 30. Ushers should arrive by noon, and may leave after the ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Contact Dana Lamb at or x7550 to volunteer.   

T-Shirt Sales Benefit Student Scholarship... Eta Sigma Phi, the classics honors society, is selling T-shirts to support the establishment of the Flory-Freiert Fellowship, intended to fund student scholarship. The design of the T-shirt also honors the retirement of classics professor Will Freiert, whose name appears at the top of the front of the shirt in Greek letters. For the design, classics major (and Gustie of the Week) Karl Boettcher '11 adapted a black-figure vase painting by Exekias, which originally depicted the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax playing a board game. Karl drew Freiert into the scene, showing him at the table observing the game in progress. Beneath the drawing is a Greek phrase that means "Best of the Achaeans (Greeks)." The cost of the T-shirt is $15, and for every shirt purchased, Eta Sigma Phi is donating $5 to the Flory-Freiert Fellowship. For more information about ordering the T-shirt, please contact the Eta Sigma Phi faculty adviser, assistant professor Mary R. McHugh.

Retirement Celebration for Mark Anderson... Mark Anderson (admission) will be feted at a retirement celebration on Wednesday, May 5, in Alumni Hall, and the entire community is invited. The reception will begin at 3:30 p.m., with a formal program starting at approximately 4:15 p.m. Mark retires this spring after 32 years of service to his alma mater. 

TIAA-CREF Rep Here Next Week... A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on May 3 and 4 for individual counseling sessions. There are a limited number of openings. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your plan and options for managing your retirement savings, call 800-732-8353, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Reserve Your Place for the Service Awards Dinner... The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, May 20, 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 2009-10 retirees and the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served the College 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years. Cost for the dinner is $10 per person. All are welcome to attend. You can register online at or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at x7511 by Friday, May 14. 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
Rebecca Fremo, associate professor of English and Writing Center director
Jon Janzen, assistant gymnastics coach
Brian Koeneman, internship director
Michele Koomen, assistant professor of education
Jane Lalim, assistant director of academic advising
Jillian Locke, associate professor of political science
Thomas LoFaro, professor of mathematics and computer science
Brett Petersen, head men’s hockey coach, arena manager
Michelle Twait, associate professor, library
Barbara Zust, associate professor of nursing

15 Years
Jennifer Ackil, associate professor of psychology
Greg Aune, associate professor of music
Heidi Carlson, assistant women’s tennis coach
Kari Eckheart, head volleyball coach, alcohol and drug education program coordinator for athletics
Cindy Johnson, professor of biology and environmental studies
Terry Morrow, associate professor of communication studies

20 Years
Florence Amamoto, associate professor of English
Eric Carlson, professor of history
Laurie Dietrich, planned gift administrator
Max Hailperin, professor of mathematics and computer science
Alan Meier, senior associate director of admission
Janice Nordstrom, circulation manager, library
Christine Sutton, custodial supervisor
Stacia Vogel, assistant vice president for marketing and communication
Phil Voight, assistant professor of communication studies
Steve Wright, associate professor of music

25 Years
Richard Aune, senior associate director of admission
Charles Niederriter, professor of physics
Brian O'Brien, professor of chemistry
Randall Stuckey, director of alumni relations

30 Years
George Georgacarakos, professor of philosophy
Bob Neuman, senior associate director of admission
Ron Timmerman, associate director of advancement services
Karen Zins, manager of the Book Mark

35 Years
Joel Jackson, network engineer, GTS

40 Years
Dick Martin, professor of psychology
Barbara Simpson, professor of psychology

45 Years
Horst Ludwig, associate professor of German
Bruce McClain, professor of art and art history

Mark Anderson, vice president for enrollment management
Warren Bidwell, computer electronics technician, GTS
Donita Clifton, benefits coordinator
Will Freiert, professor of classics
Nancy Hardesty, director of advancement services
Roland Thorstensson, professor of Scandinavian studies

Campus Happenings

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

  • Friday, April 30 - Pamela Kittelson (biology)
  • Sunday, May 2 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Monday, May 3 - Interfaith Observance: John Cha (religion)
  • Tuesday, May 4 - Tom Emmert (history)
  • Wednesday, May 5 - Morning Praise, with the Gustavus Choir
  • Thursday, May 6 - Sean Tessmer and Emily Thayer, Student Senate co-presidents
  • Friday, May 7 - Julie Johnson (advising center)

'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'... Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women, and their families are joining "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, & Gender Violence." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, scheduled in St. Peter for tonight (Thursday, April 29), is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexualized violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence. For preventive education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women's experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place. The awareness walk begins at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, followed by a BBQ in the Johns Family Courtyard. Sign up in the Peer Assistant Office. The first 50 people get a free T-shirt!

Gustavus Choir Presents Home Concert Saturday... The Gustavus Choir returns this week from it annual concert tour to present its Home Concert in Christ Chapel, Saturday, May 1, at 3 p.m. This performance, conducted by Gregory Aune, is free and open to the public. Now in its 78th year, the Gustavus Choir has toured extensively throughout the continental United States, and internationally in South Africa, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. This year's tour included stops in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Saturday's Home Concert is part of the College's annual Honors Day celebration.

Fulbright Scholar to Lecture on Campus... Dr. Eva Tagoe-Darko, a Fulbright Scholar from Ghana, will be delivering a public lecture titled "The Healing Bowl: Traditional Teachings and Practices for Child Care" on Monday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 103. Her visit is made possible by the generous support of the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program; the Office of the Provost; the Center for International and Cultural Education; the Diversity Center and Multicultural Programs; the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Nursing, Geography, and Communication Studies; the Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Program; and the Peace Studies Program. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Drop In on the Longest Tennis Match... Gustavus will join with KARE 11 Television on May 3-4 as KARE 11 reporters David Watkins and Eric Perkins attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for longest tennis match, which is currently 36 hours, 36 minutes, and 36 seconds.  The match, which is the part of a series hosted by Watkins called Record Wreckers, will take place at the Swanson Tennis Center on the campus. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3, and end during KARE 11’s 10 p.m newscast on Tuesday, May 4. The entire 36+ hour event will be carried live on the KARE 11 website ( and the pursuit of the record will be updated on the station’s 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newcasts on both Monday and Tuesday. Gustavus was approached by Watkins earlier this year as he was organizing his new series. He asked if the College would be interested in hosting the event, as he was hoping to feature legendary Gustavus tennis coach Steve Wilkinson as a part of the record attempt. Watkins stated, "Wilkinson has more conference titles, national titles, and individual titles than he knows what to do with. He has every coaching record in the books, except to coach the longest singles tennis match in history!" At the Swanson Tennis Center, Coach Wilkinson will be providing moral support to Watkins and Perkins, while the Gustavus athletic training staff under the direction of Troy Banse will be on site the entire match to help with any physical issues. In addition, Gustavus sports information director Tim Kennedy will keep score of every game during the entire match and serve as the representative for Guinness to verify the authenticity of the record. The public is welcomed to come and cheer on Watkins and Perkins as they attempt to break the world record.

Political Science Department Celebrates 40 Years... Joan Tronto, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota, will deliver a free public lecture on Wednesday, May 5, as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the College's Department of Political Science. Her lecture, titled "What Will Political Science Look Like in 40 Years," will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center. Tronto, who received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, is an expert in contemporary political theory, feminist political theory, the feminist ethic of care, and democratic political theory. She is the author of numerous articles and the book Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (1993). She is also co-editor, with Cathy Cohen and Kathy Jones, of Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (1997). Tronto’s visit is made possible by a gift from Kathryn Christenson, whose late husband, Ron, founded the Political Science Department in 1970. For more information about Tronto’s lecture or the Political Science Department at Gustavus, contact department chair Jill Locke via e-mail at

Festival of Dionysus to Be Presented... The Festival of Dionysus, a biennial theatrical festival in which Gustavus students perform scenes from ancient drama, is scheduled on Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in Linnaeus Arboretum. This is the fifth iteration of the festival and promises to be the biggest by far, since this year the Department of Classics is combining it with a reunion of alumni, friends, and classicists to honor Will Freiert (classics) on the occasion of his retirement. The Festival of Dionysus is a striking and visually compelling example of the creativity of Gustavus students. Students direct, choreograph, and perform in their own adaptations of ancient drama. Original musical compositions, performances in masks, choral dances in Greek . . . all have been part of this extravaganza in the past.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter at the Bothy... Chad Elliott will be performing at the Bothy Folk Club this Sunday evening, May 2.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is at the Eagle's Club (708 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato). Chad has earned accolades in the folk world over the past few years. Last year he won the Woody Guthrie songwriting contest. He has also been nominated as a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival for their New Folk competition. He was chosen the winner of's Open Mic Finals and had a song chosen out of 300,000 songs as an award nominee for Top 20 New Folk Songs on Just Plain Folks, which put him on the list with such greats as Art Garfunkel, Lori McKenna, and Janis Ian. His musical talent has often been compared to Townes Van Zant and James Taylor. Don't miss this chance to hear one of folk music's most promising new voices. Tickets are $15 at the door ($12 if you're a Bothy member). You can preview Chad on his website.


  • Longtime Gustavus concert choir director Philip Knautz (music, emeritus) died on April 26 in Colby, Wis. He was 86. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter, with visitation begining at noon at the church.
  • Carol Heldke, mother of Lisa Heldke (philosophy), died on April 26, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. She was 85. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Rice Lake. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

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 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.

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... Presenters scheduled for this week include Mary Solberg (religion), who will be giving her talk, "Whatever happened to Martin Luther? A fresh look at Martin Luther and his works," at 9:15 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, Minn. 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.

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Christus Victor Lutheran Church from Apple Valley, Minn., Friday, April 30, through Saturday, May 1.

Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).

Telecommunications Updates

Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2009-10."

  • Kimberly Berg to Kimberly Hogg, custodial, phone: x6140 (name change)       

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or


Home/Farm for Sale... Beautiful 10-acre spot in the country! Only 15 miles from St. Peter. The classy 4-bdrm., 2-bath home w/ steel siding has all of the charm of an older home including beautiful, refinished woodwork, hardwood floors, & built-in cabinets on either side of the columned archway between the living room & dining room. The barn with new roof has potential for a variety of animals, with access to the loft, which has been used for special events. Other buildings have great storage space. Contact Kathryn Erlandsen by phone (x6514) or e-mail (

For Rent... 2-bedroom apartment adjacent to campus. All appliances, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, A.C., full basement, garage with remote door opener. $800/month plus utilities. Available June. Call 507-380-2157.

"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.


Thank You to the Community from Church Relations... The 23rd annual meeting of the College’s Association of Congregations (GACAC) was held on campus on Saturday, April 17. The Office of Church Relations would like to express thanks to the Gustavus community for preparing for and welcoming the 370+ participants who visited the campus and also to many who volunteered for the day. Special thanks to: Admission (Bob Neumann); Ambassadors (Chelsea Koepsell '10 - liaison, Claire Sagstuen '11); Book Mark (Karen Zins, Judy Schultz, sales staff); Center for Vocational Reflection (Amy Pehrson); Chapel Bells and Wind Quintet, directed by Laura Mahowald '10; the Chaplains' Office (Chaplain Brian Johnson, Kathy Chalhoub, Barbara Bjelland, Ben Wolf '11 and other students); Dining Service and catering (Steve Kjellgren, Margi Willmert, Kevin Birr, and staff); the Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Greg Aune; Gustavus Technology Services (Jerry Nowell); Gustavus Youth Outreach volunteers; Human Resources (Kirk Beyer); Institutional Advancement (Tom Young); Marketing and Communication (Neely Prenzlow, Stacia Vogel, Dean Wahlund, Steve Waldhauser); Media Services (Matt Dobosenski); Physical Plant (Chris Blaschko, Amy Brown); President Jack Ohle and Kris Ohle; President’s Office (Barbara Larson Taylor); Printing Services (Andy Biederman); Provost and Dean of the College David Fienen, as organist; Student Activities Office (Cassandra Nelson); student speakers (Katie Eiden '12, Rachel Guptill '11, Josh Hammer '11); Milt and Elaine Brostrom; Board of Directors of the GACAC; and the Church Relations student staff (Cathryn Nelson '12, Allie Stehlin '11, Laura Russell '12, Ben Miller '13, Kate Knutson '13, Heather Duncanson '12, and intern Jerod Freeberg '10).



Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayTomorrow Family Weekend Adolphus College Campus
Today 89:30 am Family Weekend Pancake Breakfast Year Residence Halls (Norelius & Pittman/Sohre)
9:3010:15 am Family Weekend Workshops Center Banquet Rooms
10 am Men's Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
10 am Women's Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
10:3011:15 am Family Weekend Workshops Center Banquet Rooms
11 am to 4:30 pm Fall Fest at the Arb Arboretum
11:30 am to 1 pm Family Weekend Carnival Lunch Young Dining Room
1 pm Football hosts St. Olaf College (Family Weekend) Peter, Minn.
14 pm Men's Soccer hosts Augsburg College Peter, Minn.
24 pm Volleyball hosts UW-Superior (JV at 12 p.m.) Peter, Minn.
34 pm Family Weekend Trivia Cafe
35 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
3:30 pm Women's Soccer hosts Augsburg College Peter, Minn.
79 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
89 pm Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team Recital Hall
1011:59 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Oct 5Tomorrow Library Book Sale Bernadotte Memorial Library
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community) Chapel
11 am to 12:30 pm The 2015 Family Weekend Jazz Brunch Young Dining Room
24 pm The Family Weekend Music Showcase Concert Chapel
3:305:30 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
Oct 12 7:3010 am Monday Morning Perk Up with the PAs Education Office
810 am Incarcerated women and their children: Dr. Rebecca Shlafer and Erica Gerrity, Prison Project., Campus Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:351:15 pm Pyramid Circuit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:455:45 pm HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Mata 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Series Hall 103 (Oct. 19 in Rm 214 in Fine Arts Building)
79 pm Volleyball hosts Iowa Lake Community College (JV only) Peter, Minn.
Oct 1213 Oct 12 at 11:30 pm to Oct 13 at 1:30 am Bastyr University Health Professions Graduate Programs Campus Center, Lower Level Tables and 49er room
Oct 13 66:40 am Fitness Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
8 am to 4 pm Flu Shot Clinic! Banquet Room
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
10 am to noon Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:305:30 pm Mayday Conference Planning Meeting 301
5:3011:59 pm Trip to see The Little Mermaid Orpheum Theatre
78 pm Mental Health Allies Kick-Off House
79 pm Panel Discussion on the Culture of Drug and Alcohol Use at Gustavus featuring Nobel Speaker Marc Lewis 103
811 pm Democratic Debate Viewing Party 127
Oct 14 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Scott Bur Center Banquet Rooms
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Cardio Dance 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
4 pm Women's Soccer at College of Saint Benedict Joseph, Minn.
47 pm Men's Soccer at Saint John's University, Minn.
4:305:30 pm Ideas That Create Entrepreneurs 101
4:305:30 pm Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
58 pm BBQ&A House
78:30 pm Erik Evensen, Designing the World of the Norse Gods in Gods of Asgard 301
79 pm "Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Migration" Lecture from activist Alfredo Lopez Auditorium, Nobel Hall
79 pm Volleyball hosts Macalester College Peter, Minn.
89 pm Coffeehouse Sushi and Origami Night Café
Oct 15 66:40 am Strictly Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 1 pm Courageous leadership: Recruiting and Retaining Latino(a) Faculty and Higher Education Professionals Hall 121
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session (non tenure-track only) Beta Kappa Room
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room)
5:306:30 pm Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustie Tank Café
7:308:30 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Oct 16 11:35 am to 12:15 pm Pilates 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
1:302:30 pm Support "ME" with "WE" Speaker Series - Session Three Hall, #211
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
2:303:30 pm Music Colloquium Series: Organist Kalevi Kiviniemi "The Art of Improvisation" Chapel
79 pm Concert: Luke Spehar - All Is Gift Tour Dive
79 pm Drag Show Hall
7:309:30 pm Kalevi Kiviniemi, organ & Jukka Pietila, cantor in Concert, A Gustavus Artist Series Event Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: Vacation (2015) Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Oct 17 911 am Run for Kicks 5k Center, Gustavus Campus
9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at ASI Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
10 am to noon Gustavus Women's Soccer "Run for Kicks" 5K Arboretum
10:30 am Men's Cross Country at UW-La Crosse Invite Crosse, Wis.
10:30 am Women's Cross Country at UW-La Crosse Invite Crosse, Wis.
11 am to 1 pm Women's Rugby Home vs. Macalester the baseball field on the rugby pitch.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball hosts Simpson College Peter, Minn.
1 pm Football at Saint John's University, Minn.
14 pm Men's Soccer hosts Bethel University Peter, Minn.
1:303 pm Melissa Morey, horn, A Faculty Recital Recital Hall
35 pm Volleyball hosts Loras College Peter, Minn.
3:30 pm Women's Soccer hosts Bethel University Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: Vacation (2015) Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Oct 18 9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community) Chapel
noon to 1 pm Catholic Mass Chapel
67 pm Pre-Health Club Meeting Hall Room 111
Oct 19 Volleyball at Northwestern Tournament (JV only) Paul, Minn.
7:3010 am Monday Morning Perk Up with the PAs Education Office
8:309:30 am Information Session: Proposed WRITI/ WRITD Language, Campus Center
8:309:30 am Information Sessions: Proposed WRITI/ WRITD Language, Campus Center
9:30 am to 4 pm Seminary and Divinity School Day Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:351:15 pm Pyramid Circuit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
3:306:30 pm Men's Soccer hosts Bethany Lutheran College Peter, Minn.
4:455:45 pm HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Mata 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Series Hall 103 (Oct. 19 in Rm 214 in Fine Arts Building)
79 pm Screening and debate of film "La Sombra Azul" from independent Argentinian filmmaker Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Oct 130 Michal Sagar Exhibition in Schaefer Gallery: The Beginning of the Third Dream Schaefer: Art & Art History

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.


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From News

No. 23-Ranked Football Hosts St. Olaf Saturday

2 days ago by CJ Siewert
From Athletics

Volleyball Has Tough Road Test At Carleton Friday

2 days ago by CJ Siewert
From Athletics

Senior Volleyball Players Kelle Nett and Becca Woodstra Prepare for Life off the Court

4 days ago by JJ Akin '11
From News

Gustavus Hosts Fulbright Scholar for 2015-2016 Academic Year

6 days ago by JJ Akin '11
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Gustavus Commissions Nationwide Survey on College Students’ Use of ADHD Medication

Last week by JJ Akin '11
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Annual Nobel Conference Concert Set for Tuesday at Gustavus

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

The 51st Nobel Conference: “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition”

Last week by JJ Akin '11
From News

Molly Clinefelter Faculty Recital Saturday

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

October Brings Michal Sagar’s Third Dream Exhibition to Schaefer Gallery

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts


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