Inside Gustavus (May 20, 2010)

Volume 42, Number 33

Faculty/Staff Activities

Don Scheese (English) has been named a Fulbright Scholar. He will teach courses in American studies in the Ukraine in the spring of 2011 during his year-long sabbatical.

Kyle Momsen (HES) and senior athletic training major Angela Koich delivered a lecture, "Current Trends in Concussion Management," at the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium held at Minnesota State University, Mankato on May 15.

Jill Locke (political science) has two entries, "Feminism—Second Wave" and "Phyllis Schlafly," in the Encyclopedia of Political History, Volume 6: Postwar Consensus to Social Unrest, 1946-1975, edited by Thomas Langston (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010).

Tom Huber (physics) has had a post-use review of the book C for Engineers and Scientists: An Interpretive Approach accepted for publication in the July/August edition of the journal Computing in Science and Engineering. This review is based on his January 2010 scientific programming course. The review was requested by Larry Engelhardt '00, a Gustavus physics grad who is now an assistant professor at Francis Marion University and is the book editor for the journal.

Barbara Fister (library) published two articles in Library Journal, "Critical Assets: Academic Libraries—A View from the Administration Building," and "Liberation Bibliography: Trumping Ownership With Access—A Manifesto" in April and May. She also gave the keynote address at the Iowa Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference and has published her third mystery, Through the Cracks.

Naomi Quiram (postal services) presented two programs, "Education on a Budget" and "Campus Postal Service Security, Justifying the Cost—Meeting the Need," at the National Postal Forum in Nashville, Tenn., on April 11-15. The National Postal Forum is the premier educational event available to mail professionals. USPS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. also asked Naomi to participate in a 15-person focus group reviewing the needs of mailers across the nation, especially in rural areas, and to lead a peer-to-peer roundtable reviewing the education needs of mailers.

Scott Moore (music) performed with the brass section of the Minnesota Orchestra in a concert conducted by Henry Charles Smith. He was the only musician invited to play who was not a regular member of the orchestra. He also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra earlier this month in a concert featuring Bernadette Peters. In August he will return to the orchestra pit at the Orpheum Theatre for more than 50 performances of Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz.

Jeff A. Jenson (library) and three other Minnesota archivists led a session, "Facilitating Conversations in the Archival Community," at the Midwest Archives Conference held in Chicago on April 23. Jenson's groups focused on the topics of reference and outreach. Jenson, along with colleagues Adrianna Darden (library) and Maura Coonan '09 (library intern), also attended the spring meeting of the Twin Cities Archives Round Table held at Target Corporation's downtown Minneapolis headquarters. Following a business meeting, election, and webinar, the three took part in a tour of the Target Heritage Center.

Student Achievements

A group of current and graduated students led by Alex Messenger '10 competed in the Minneapolis 24-Hour Film Festival this spring. The cast and crew included sophomore James Freetly, junior Lindsay Lelivelt, Marissa Schon '09, Maggie Sotos '09, senior Adam Strand, and junior Jordan Walker. They were recognized in several categories, including winning the Best Acting Ensemble and Best Editing categories and tying for Best Writing and Best Original Music Score. Their film, The Dactyl Duo: The Eugene Handson Story, was named third runner-up. A video is posted on Youtube. For more, check out www.filmracing.com/....

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 (CIES) offers grants for college faculty to lecture and conduct research in over 130 countries around the world. Faculty at every academic rank are eligible. 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 2. For more information, see the CIES website.

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

Social Media

Videos Being Added to Profiles... The first of many individual video profiles has been created and posted to the online Gustavus profiles (gustavus.edu/profiles/). Douglas Nimmo (music) was the willing first “model” for this endeavor, launched by the Office of Marketing and Communication. Ashley Haugen '10 shot and edited the video (see gustavus.edu/profiles/dnimmo) and Stacia Vogel (marketing and communication) served as producer. Gustavus faculty and staff who would like to volunteer for future video profiles should contact stacia@gustavus.edu or call x6395.

For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Stacia Vogel in Marketing and Communication (x6365 or stacia@gustavus.edu).

Position Openings

  • Staff psychologists (Counseling Center) — two full-time, 10-month positions, beginning August 15, 2010.
  • Assistant women's hockey coach (9-month administrative position)

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

News & Announcements

All-Campus Meeting... An all-campus meeting will be held on Thursday, May 27, 10 a.m., in Alumni Hall. Progress on the 2009-10 institutional goals and information on College finances will be presented. President Ohle will also be sharing an outline of the changes in the Board's governance structure and proposed changes in the College Bylaws.

Final Newsletter This Year... This is the final campus newsletter of the 2009-10 academic year. Weekly online publication will resume on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, for the 2010-11 year. To announce events and information to the College community during the summer months, the Office of Marketing and Communication will publish the Summer Scoop online on a monthly basis (tentatively June 24, July 22, and August 19).

Still Looking for a Few Good Ushers... Ushers are still needed for commencement exercises on Sunday, May 30. Contact Dana Lamb at dlamb@gustavus.edu or x7550 to volunteer. Ushers should arrive by noon (stadium if weather is cooperative, Lund Center Arena if not), and may leave after the ceremony starts at 2 p.m.

Half-Price Tennis Offer... Tennis and Life Camps is extending a special half-price offer for one of its junior camps. Youth (ages 11 to 18) from St. Peter, Mankato, New Ulm, Le Sueur, Blue Earth, Belle Plaine, Maple River, Glencoe, Fairmont, St. James, Le Center, Wells, or Waseca are eligible. Register by June 1 to take advantage of this bargain! To register, go to the Tennis and Life Camps website at www.gustavus.edu/tlc. Print the registration form, enclose a check for $245, and mail it to Tennis and Life Camps (800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082). Tennis and Life Camps offers junior, adult, and family camps throughout most of the summer. Openings are still available in many camps. A $40 discount applies to southern Minnesota tennis players for any other camp still open.

Marketing Awards... Gustavus won three awards for its new marketing materials when the 25th annual Educational Advertising Awards announced in April. The College won Bronze Awards in the Brochure and Imprinted Materials categories for the Admission Office's new "travel" brochure and its "Visit" T-shirts, respectively. Gustavus and our marketing consultant, BD&E, also earned a Merit Award in the Video/CD-ROM Viewbook category for the "Make Your Life Count" video.

Baseball Outing... There are still plenty of tickets for an afternoon of outdoor baseball as the Minnesota Twins host the Colorado Rockies in the new Twins stadium on Thursday, June 17. Game time is 12:10 p.m. and tickets are $24/person. Requests for tickets will be filled in the order payment is received. Seats are located in sections 308 and 312. Free bus transportation will be provided for those interested and who make reservations in advance. The bus(es) will load at 10:15 a.m. at the Three Flags. Employees may request unpaid release time from their supervisor to attend the game. Since the number of tickets is limited, please limit your purchase to 4 tickets per family. Please make checks payable to Gustavus and direct them to Barb Larson Taylor in the President’s Office. Contact btaylor@gustavus.edu or x7515 with questions.

Farewell Gathering... A farewell reception for Warren Bidwell (GTS) will be held on Thursday, May 27, 9-10:30 a.m., in Linner Lounge.

'Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes'... A new addition is coming to the Gustavus campus! Construction of the "New Academic Building" is underway, and to keep with the theme, the College and Lutheran Church Archives have brought you a new display, "Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes: Buildings at Gustavus." The display chronicles how particular buildings at the college have changed, progressed, and even been demolished over time. Come see what the first gymnasium looked like! Learn what happened to Johnson Hall! This exciting new display was created by library and archives intern Maura Coonan. It is located on the main floor of the library by the reference desk. Come check it out! And, to see more images of the the College's past, visit the archives.

A Note about the 'Quarterly' Mailing... Due to a glitch in the Datatel conversion process executed earlier this year, many Gustavus employees received duplicate copies of the most recent Gustavus Quarterly magazine, one through campus mail and one at their home addresses. The problem is now being resolved, and you should be receiving just one copy of the magazine in the future. If you still have questions, call Steve Waldhauser at x7650.

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 21 - Pentecost Hymn Sing
  • Sunday, May 23 - Pentecost: Mary Gaebler (religion)
  • Monday, May 24 - Taizé
  • Tuesday, May 25 - Litany for Travelers

Branson Shows Scheduled for Björling... Tickets are now available for two "Branson on the Road" shows on Saturday, June 12. The two shows are being hosted by the Kiwanis Club of St. Peter as a fundraiser for the service club's support of youth activities in St. Peter. Each of the shows will be held in Björling Recital Hall, and organizers anticipate that there will be several hundred people attending from across southern Minnesota. The cost for tickets is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by calling 507-934-7487 or sending a ticket order to P.O. Box 372, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Adult 'Cardio Tennis' at the Swanson Center... Are you looking for a good morning cardio workout that gets your pulse above 120 and keeps it there for 45 minutes? Do you like the thought of hitting tennis balls and moving to the music in a fun, non-competitive environment?  Would you like to meet people who share your interest in fitness and tennis? Would you appreciate some tips on your tennis strokes from Claudio Bravo or one of the Tennis and Life Camps instructors? Then come to the Swanson Tennis Center at 7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, starting June 14 and ending July 29, for Cardio Tennis. There will be 20 sessions for $50. Come to as many sessions as your schedule permits. Loaner tennis rackets will be available. Beginners through advanced players are welcome! All participants must pre-register. E-mail Steve Wilkinson at swilkins@gustavus.edu or call Tennis and Life Camps at 933-8805 after June 1. Supply your name, address, phone, cell phone, e-mail, fitness level (1 to 5), and tennis proficiency level (1 to 5). (Checks should be made payable to Tennis and Life Camps and will be collected on June 14 at the Swanson Center or the first day you attend.) There is a full money-back guarantee after the first session if Cardio Tennis does not meet your expectations.

Speaking of Tennis... Instructors who are on campus during the summer for Tennis and Life Camps are offering tennis lessons at the Swanson Tennis Center for six weeks between June 14 and July 29. Lesson options are: group lessons for 3-5 once a week; group lessons for 3-5 twice a week; semi-private lessons for 2 once a week; semi-private lessons for 2 twice a week; private lessons for 1 once a week; and private lessons for 1 twice a week. For a registration form and fee schedule, check at the desk at the Swanson Tennis Center (x6185). Registration deadline is June 10.

'Summer in the Garden'... A benefit for Linnaeus Arboretum will be held on Sunday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a late afternoon in the spectacular setting of Linnaeus Arboretum while sampling wines, cheeses, coffees, and desserts. Music and other entertainment, a silent auction, tours, and more are planned. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum. Cost is $25 (Friends members receive a 10 percent discount, and kids under 12 are free). Tickets (non-refundable) are available online via credit card at www.gustavustickets.com; if you do not have access to the Internet, call Dana at 507-933-7520.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Alpaca Sale and Spring Open House... On Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., you're invited to come see, feel, and learn about alpacas on the farm. Purchase beautiful alpacas, alpaca products, and gifts. Herd and farm is for sale. Cozy Acres Alpacas is located 15 miles NW of St. Peter at 34456 405th Avenue. Visit the website for directions at www.alpacanation.com/cozyacres.asp. For more information, contact Kathy at 507-933-6514 or 952-994-4560.

Spend a Day Paddling... Come out to the Rapidan Dam County Park on June 12 to paddle the Blue Earth River and join fellow river advocates, as the Minnesota River Watershed Alliance launches its Minnesota River Paddler Program. There will be music, information booths and displays, kids' games, a fishing contest, and much more. The day will start out at 9 o'clock with a paddle down the Blue Earth River from the access point at the Rapidan Dam County Park to County Road 90 access point, for a total of just over 9 miles. Depending on water flow the trip should take around three hours. Shuttle service will be provided either at the beginning of the paddle or at the end. Afternoon activities will start after the paddle—at around 2 p.m.—with a ceremony awarding the first of the patches/decals from the Minnesota River Paddler Program. This will be followed by a diverse selection of bands playing an interesting mixture of music. Food will be served by the famous Dam Store located at the entrance of the Rapidan Dam County Park. The Mankato Paddling and Outing Club will also be offering rides in their big canoes. (In case of severe weather, the event will be moved to the following Saturday, June 19.)

Obituaries

  • Sadato Tanimoto, Kansai Gaidai University, passed away on April 25. A commemoration service will be held in Japan in his honor on June 27. Dr. Tanimoto served as a faculty member, vice-president, president, and then chancellor of the university. His work exemplified a lifelong commitment to international and cross-cultural understanding. In the mid-1970s, Gustavus became the first institution to sign an exchange agreement with Kansai Gaidai under the leadership of Ruth Mason as director of the Gustavus Office of International Education. During the roughly 20 years of faculty exchange, many Gustavus faculty lived in Japan while teaching at Kansai Gaidai. The College continues to have an active student exchange with the university.

  • Jeremy Francis, 35, son of Sandi Francis (education), passed away Wednesday, May 12, at his home in St. Peter. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter.

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

Representing Gustavus... The Office of Church Relations will be tabling at the Northwestern Wisconsin and East Central Wisconsin Synod Assembly in Stevens Point, Wis. and also will table at the St. Paul Synod Assembly at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville this weekend. Representatives will be sharing information about resources at Gustavus with pastors and church representatives.

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations hosted a confirmation retreat for Grace Lutheran Church from Dawson, Minn., on May 18, and will host a confirmation retreat for First Lutheran Church from St. Peter, Minn., on May 22.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Finals... Thursday & Friday, May 20 & 21 - 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, May 22 - 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday & Monday, May 23 & 24 - 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Tuesday, May 25 - 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Telecommunications Updates

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

  • Callie Ehlenfeldt, dining service, phone: x7608 (deletion)
  • Kimberly Hogg, custodial, phone: x6140, (name change, from Berg)
  • Ashley Lang, student activities, phone: x7598 (deletion)
  • Grace Munyakazi-Umutoni, financial aid, phone: x7687 (deletion)
  • Janice Reid, custodial, phone: x6175 (deletion)
  • Wesley Rydeen, dining service, phone: x7608 (deletion)
  • Darin Schultz, Dining Service, phone: x7608 (addition)

Special Rates from Sprint... Sprint is now offering a 23 percent discount to Gustavus employees. The Telecommunications Department has made arrangements with Sprint to provide the discount on qualifying plans. It applies to both current and new customers. Registration has been scheduled for Friday, May 21, in the Jackson Campus Center's 49er Room, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by to complete the necessary paperwork and learn more about the discount program. For additional information, please contact the Telecommunications Department, x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu.

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu).

Plugs

Heritage Home for Sale... This charming home (at 511 Saint Paul Street) offers the buyer a rare opportunity to be part of St. Peter’s history. The original home was built in 1875 and in the past 10 years underwent an extensive and thoughtful renovation. A large 2-car garage was added, existing electrical wiring and plumbing were replaced, and the kitchen was extensively remodeled. Windows were replaced and modeled after the arched-topped originals. A third bedroom and mudroom were added in 1999. The home has 1,636 square feet of living space on the main and second floor. Three bedrooms and one bath are located on the second floor and one full bath on the first floor. The kitchen and mudroom are a must-see. The home is priced at $295,000. To inquire further call Mimi at 934-1712 or 317-1817.

Hostas for Sale... Could your yard use some hostas? Five-year-old helper is selling hearty hostas for a reasonable price. Two varieties available on a first-come, first-served basis. Send an e-mail to lwojcik@gustavus.edu if interested.

Offering Wood for the Cutting... Old apple tree to cut down for wood. Call Bob at x7313.

"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.

 

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayTomorrow Today at 9 pm to Tomorrow at 1 am Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-nickelodeon-universe/44660Mall of America
Tomorrow 35 pm Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room
68 pm Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room
May 29 Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino
May 2931 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
May 29 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field
May 30 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 31 Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room

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

 

Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Steve Waldhauser (waldo@gustavus.edu or x6413).

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