Inside Gustavus (March 3, 2011)

Volume 43, Number 23

Faculty/Staff Activities

Photographic work by Priscilla Briggs (art & art history) has been included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

An article by Denis Crnkovic (MLLC-Russian), "Symbol of Undetermined Faith: A Note on Aleksej Kruchenykh's Vowel Poem 'Heights,'" has appeared in volume VII (2010) of Studi Slavistici, the journal of Slavic studies of the University of Florence.

On February 26 Darrell Jodock (religion) gave the keynote address at the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Leadership Equipping Day. The topic was "The Special Way Lutherans Approach the Bible." He also led a workshop on the same topic. The all-day event, held this year in Redwood Falls, is designed to assist council members and others lead their congregations more effectively. Over 200 attended.

Justin Knoepfel (music) performed a setting of "Ah, Holy Jesus" by John Ferguson at the first annual Edina Choral Festival (Colonial Church of Edina), with Weston Noble conducting; Knoepfel is currently also violist with Minnesota Opera's production of La Traviata at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul).

Mary Joos (HES), clinical education coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program, has recently been appointed as the Minnesota State Representative to the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Young Professionals Committee. The newly minted committee intends to be a bridge between young and experienced athletic trainers as well as being on the forefront on issues that relate to young professionals in the field.

Douglas Nimmo (music) guest-conducted at the 2011 Billings AA Band Festival, held in Billings, Mont., on Feb. 28 and March 1. Nimmo was one of two guest conductors who worked with high school bands from Billings and Helena. The festival is a major event in the academic year for the Billings schools, involving 250 high school musicians.

 

Gifts & Grants

Big Partner/Little Partner Receives Grant from Minnesota Timberwolves Foundation... The Big Partner/Little Partner program at Gustavus is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation. An on-court presentation of this “New Season, New Beginnings”-themed grant will occur at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the Target Center, when the Timberwolves take on the Dallas Mavericks. Big Partner/Little Partner is being honored during the FastBreak Foundation's "Read to Achieve" month, during which the foundation focuses on organizations that support literacy. Big Partner/Little Partner currently supports 190 pairings, with Gustavus student Big Partners matched up to mentor local Little Partner children.

 

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. 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 1. For more information, please see http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/.

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

Tip of the Week... In the world of social media there are definitely best practices, but in this rapidly changing environment, it is hard to know everything. It’s a daunting world, to say the least, but my advice to you is: jump in! Take a leap of faith and explore the world of FacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrLinkedIn, and if you’re a coupon fiend, check out Groupon. Social media is here to provide an interactive world between people, friends, places, businesses, and things you love the most. And while your exploring this new territory, a final word of advice: remember to have fun. ~Chris Duhaime '12, social media intern in the Office of Marketing and Communication

For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Stacia Vogel in Marketing and Communication (x6365 or stacia@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 Mankato Free Press published a story and photo on March 3 about the annual Spring Dance concert. This year’s performance is titled “Balance Off Center: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert.”
  • On March 3, the Mankato Free Press ran a story about the Gustavus women’s hockey team, which won the MIAC regular season championship for a seventh consecutive time.
  • The current issue of Metro Lutheran Newspaper, March 2011 (p. 14), includes an article about the transition of Tennis & Life Camps to ownership by Gustavus. There's a summary of the camp's record of success under the direction of Steve and Barb Wilkinson. Steve Wilkinson's stellar tennis coaching career is mentioned. Both Wilkinson and new director Neal Hagberg are quoted.
  • The Mankato Free Press featured a story on the front page of its Feb. 25 edition about Gustavus student Evan Taylor's weather balloon launch. Taylor, a junior art major, launched a weather balloon carrying a small hi-def video camera and a GPS tracking equipment over 125,000 feet into the sky.
  • The St. Peter Herald featured Gustavus head men’s basketball coach Mark Hanson in a Feb. 24 article. Hanson reached his 400th career win against Saint Mary's on February 19. 
  • The Mankato Free Press ran a story on Feb. 24 about the male vocal ensemble Cantus, MPR artists-in-residence who performed on Feb. 27 at Gustavus. 
  • A 16-player Starcraft tournament organized by Choong-Soo Lee (MCS) and student Corey Ruegg was the subject of a feature story in the Mankato Free Press on Feb. 2. The video game used in the tournament, Starcraft 2, is likened by some to "chess on steroids." Lee and Ruegg were both quoted in the article.

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).

 

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Chad Atherton, assistant baseball coach (athletics)
    Shea Roehrkasse, assistant baseball coach (athletics)
    Dale Plemmons, assistant director and manager of environmental health and safety (Campus Safety)

* New Support Staff

  • Dean Koppelman, on-call repair technician (Dining Service)
    Chanelle Parks, part-time cashier (Dining Service)

 

 

President's Cabinet Summary

The President’s Cabinet met on February 22 and March 1. Items discussed included:

  • Three Physical Plant replacement positions were approved (one carpenter and two custodians).
  • Vice President Westphal reported on an upcoming CFO gathering at Gustavus.
  • Members reviewed a recommendation from the Student Senate concerning the Residential Life visitation policy for first-year students.
  • At the March 1 meeting, Faculty Senate Chair Steve Mellema reported on a meeting regarding the Faculty Manual amendments.
  • The group discussed campus scheduling during important religious holidays.
  • Provost Fienen reported that since the College’s printing policy went into effect last year, Gustavus has reduced paper usage significantly, and, therefore, we anticipate using approximately 1.5 million fewer sheets of paper per year.

 

News & Announcements

Nominate Amazing Gusties... In 2011-12, Gustavus will celebrate its 150th academic year. The Board of Trustees has established an award in honor of this Sesquicentennial anniversary to recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in the life of the College. The award, called “The Sesquicentennial Award,” will acknowledge and pay tribute to living alumni, parents, friends, and retired faculty and staff who:

  • Through actions in their personal or professional lives, have advanced the status of Gustavus as a premier liberal arts college;
  • Set a new precedent in the ways they supported and advanced the mission of the College as an institution dedicated to preparing students “for fulfilling lives of leadership and service in society”; and/or
  • Have brought particular dignity or honor to the College.

Please submit nominations online at gustavus.edu/150.

Employee and Student Flu Shots Still Available... Influenza is here, and it is at epidemic rates nationally. Call (x7630) or stop in the Student Health Service to make an appointment. Cost is $25 cash/check, or bill insurance. For speedy check-in bring a copy (front and back) of your insurance card.

Gustie Breakfast Features Kate Knutson... Engage with colleagues and friends of Gustavus and learn something about the College at the monthly Saint Peter Gustie breakfasts. The on-campus breakfasts will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in a Campus Center banquet room. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple, payable at the door. The invited speaker at this month’s breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, is Kate Knutson (political science). Reserve your spot by e-mailing gustiebreakfast@gustavus.edu or call 507-933-6664. Upcoming breakfasts will feature Warren Wunderlich (physical plant) on April 13 and Carolyn O' Grady (int'l. & cultural ed.) on May 11. Visit gustavus.edu/alumni/events/gustiebreakfast/ for more information.

'Community: Concept & Reality'... Join colleagues to talk about community in a new way at three interrelated colloquia to be held in March, April, and May, with the first one coming up on March 11.

1) Friday, March 11: “What’s ‘the global community,’ and who belongs to it?" — 2:30-4 p.m., Board Room
What do people mean when they talk, often too easily or too earnestly, about “the global community"? Is the phrase rhetorical, or do they really think such a thing exists, and if they do, what do they have in mind? Does everyone on the planet belong?

  • Panelists:
    Kristian Braekkan (E/M)
    Mimi Gerstbauer (political science and peace studies)
    David Obermiller (history)

2) Friday, April 15: “What’s ‘the scientific community,’ and who belongs to it?” — 2:30-4 p.m., Olin 103
References to “the scientific community” usually impress us. Should they? What is “the scientific community”? Who belongs—and who or what set the criteria for belonging? Do our colleagues in the sciences belong to it? What roles do “authority” and ethics play for those who do belong?

  • Panelists:
    Margaret Bloch-Qazi (biology)
    Jeff Dahlseid (biochemistry)
    Chuck Niederriter (physics)

3) Friday, May 13: “What’s ‘the campus (or the Gustavus) community,’ and who belongs to it?” — 2:30-4 p.m., Olin 103
Many, perhaps most, of us have used the phrase “the Gustavus community”—usually, quite unreflectively. Does such a collective exist here on the hill, and—if it does—do all of us belong to it? What does or should a “campus community” (and this one, if such it is, in particular) look and feel like? What resources, if any, have we gathered from conversations about the “global” and the “scientific” communities that might help us think and talk in new ways about this place and the people with whom we share it?

  • Panelists:
    Phil Bryant (English)
    Julie Johnson (academic advising)
    Kate Knutson (political science)

Format: Brief presentation by each panelist; small-group discussion of issues raised; plenary for further questions, responses, and further discussion. Modest, low-key, informal, interesting. Refreshments (besides the ones for your mind?): OF COURSE! We will be done by 4 p.m. Promise. Please join us! This program is sponsored by the Department of Religion. For more information, contact Mary Solberg at x7470 or msolberg@gustavus.edu.

Champion Offspring... An Academic Decathlon team from St. Peter High School with many connections to Gustavus has repeated as Minnesota State Champion at the state tournament held at Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska on February 27-28. They will be representing Minnesota at the ACAD nationals in Charlotte, N.C., on April 27-30. The Minnesota Overall gold medalist (for highest cumulative point total in the ten contested events) is Devan Bjelland, son of Mark (geography) and Barbara Bjelland (chaplains’ office). Other participants with Gustavus connections on the state-champion Blue Team are Magdalena Morrow, daughter of Terry Morrow (comm. st.); Isaac Dontje-Lindell, son of Jim Dontje (Johnson Center); Dan Obermiller, son of David Obermiller (history); and Faith Dontje-Lindell, daughter of Jim Dontje. Members of St. Peter's White Team include Hans Johnson, son of Mark Hanson (athletics), and Matthew Huber, son of Tom Huber (physics). The St. Peter teams are coached by Mary Behrends, French teacher at the high school and wife of Al Behrends (fine arts programs). The U.S. Academic Decathlon is a team competition in which students study a designated topic and then compete with teams from other schools across the state and nation. The competition includes 10 events: there are tests in Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Social Science, followed by a written essay, a speech, and an interview. This year's general topic is the Great Depression and the SuperQuiz (Science) topic is the Geology of the Dust Bowl. This is St. Peter's fourth state title in 15 years with Behrends as coach but its first back-to-back titles.

Updated Administrator and Support Staff Handbook... The Administrator and Support Staff Handbook has been updated and is now online. Changes include the new location of the Human Resource Department in the Carlson Administration Building, an updated Equal Employment policy to include Affirmative Action, the requirement for background checks on new employees, support staff time entry on WebAdvisor, elimination of the 192-hour cap on Paid Time Off paid to departing support staff employees, and a revised policy to address staff complaints. Employees who would like a printed copy may request one by calling Nadine Haukoos at x7304.

 

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, March 4 - Richard Leitch (political science)
  • Sunday, March 6 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Monday, March 7 - Meghan Lee, 2010 Spring Break Work Trips
  • Tuesday, March 8 - Chaplain Brian Johnson
  • Wednesday, March 9 - Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Distribution of Ashes: Choir of Christ Chapel - Patricia Kazarow, conductor
  • Thursday, March 10 - TBA
  • Friday, March 11 - Building Bridges

Faculty Shop Talk on March 4... Laura Triplett (geology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2010-11 academic year. Her talk, titled “Invasion! How one reed species is changing the geochemistry of the Platte River,” will be presented on Friday, March 4, at 4:45 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/.

PASO Sponsors African Night... On March 4, starting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall, the Pan Afrikan Student Organization (PASO) is sponsoring African Night, a night of ethnic entertainment and cuisine. The event, which is open to the public without charge, features invited performances representing Ethiopian, Moroccan, and Sudanese cultures; Ghanaian drums and Ivorian (Ivory Coast) and Congolese dances; a fashion show; and student entertainment. Ethiopian, Moroccan, and Ghanaian foods will be served.

Piano Recital Includes Guest Performers... St. Peter pianist, teacher, and accompanist Beth Winterfeldt (music) will present a faculty piano recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. For this performance, she has invited Mankato-area pianist David Viscoli and Gustavus violist Justin Knoepfel to assist. The performance is open to the public without charge. Winterfeldt is a member of the piano faculty at Gustavus, teaching classes and studio lessons as well as coordinating the accompanist program.

Tickets Still Available for Dance Concert... The Department of Theatre and Dance presents Balance Off Center: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert on March 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m. The concert includes the culminating performance of the work constructed on 18 students by members of Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, a Minneapolis-based that has been in residence at Gustavus during the fall and January Interim. The residency was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, which also brought the company to Gustavus in September to perform. Tickets are available online at www.gustavustickets.com or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590. Gustavus students and staff are admitted free of charge with ID. Tickets not purchased in advance may be purchased at the Anderson Theatre Box Office beginning one hour prior to curtain.

Four-Hand Piano Recital on Sunday... Helen and Paul Baumgartner (music, emeriti) will present a four-hand piano recital Sunday, March 6, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Their recital includes works by Brahms, Warlock and Schubert. Sunday’s recital is free and open to the public. A reception for the recitalists will be served in the recital hall lobby following the performance.

'Lunch and Learn' about Gustavus and the American Swedish Institute (ASI)... The campus community is invited to a “Lunch and Learn” with President Ohle and Bruce Karstad, president of ASI, focused on the new partnership between Gustavus and the ASI. Gustavus will have an office suite in the expansion of the ASI facility to be ready summer 2012. Beyond the obvious links with the College’s Swedish heritage, this space will provide a Gustavus base in the Twin Cities. This includes possibilities for faculty and current students to use this space for classes, meetings, and community-based learning initiatives. Learn more at one of two informal lunch presentations on Tuesday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room. Cost for the buffet is only $5 for guests attending this lunch. For more information, contact Barb Larson Taylor at btaylor@gustavus.edu.

Origami Master Returns to Campus... Robert J. Lang, who is serving as the 2010-11 Rydell Professor, returns to Gustavus next week (March 7-10) for a series of public lectures and classroom visits. Lang will present a public lecture, “From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Mathematics of Origami,” on Tuesday evening, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. A reception and book-signing opportunity will follow his talk. Lang co-taught a January IEX course titled “Mathematics and Origami” with professors Barbara Kaiser and Carolyn Dobler (both MCS). An exhibition of his works, Many-Fold Manifolds: Engineered Origami by Robert J. Lang, opened Feb. 14 in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. and is on view through April 21. Lang's campus lecture and the origami exhibition are open to the public at no charge. Lang will also make the same presentation at the Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul) on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for that event either, but seating is limited so advance reservations are requested online at gustavustickets.com. Contact Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 for more information,or call the Science Museum at 651-221-4511 and ask for the Robert Lang lecture on March 10.

WinterRead Brings 'Blind Your Ponies' Author to Town... The eighth annual WinterRead, sponsored by Unity in Community/St. Peter Reads, welcomes author Stanley Gordon West to speak on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. West is the author of the recently published Blind Your Ponies. One of his earlier novels, Amos: To Ride a Dead Horse, was adapted as a made-for-TV movie. His talk is open to the public without charge.

Blood Drive Seeks Donors... The Communication Studies Club is again sponsoring the semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10, in Alumni Hall, from noon to 6 p.m. each day. The drive is open to the entire Gustavus community; faculty and staff are particularly invited to donate! Club members are signing donors up at a table outside the Evelyn Young Dining Room until Friday, March 4, or potential donors can sign up online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Dead Sea Scrolls Is Topic of Visiting Lecturer... Alex Jassen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Early Judaism in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota, will give a presentation titled "What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Are They So Important?" The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 103. Jassen's research and teaching concentrates on the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism; he is a member of the international editorial team for the Dead Sea Scrolls. His lecture is sponsored by the Gustavus chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

'Bards in The Arb'... "Bards in the Arb" presents poet John Rezmerski (English, emeritus) reading from his most recent book of poetry, Breaking the Rules, Thursday, March 10, in the Lind Interpretive Center at 7 p.m. The reading is open to the public without charge.

'It All Starts with the Soil'... As part of an ongoing series of events relating to the College's 2010-11 Global Insight focus on food, Fred Kirschenmann, Ph.D., a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture, will visit the campus on Friday March 11. He will lecture on "Food Security in a Changing World: Expanding the Vision of Sustainable Agriculture" at 2:30 p.m. in Olin Hall, Room 103. Kirschenmann holds appointments as Distinguished Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and as president of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He also oversees management of his family's 3,500-acre certified organic farm in south-central North Dakota and is on the faculty of ISU's Department of Religion and Philosophy. In 2010 a book of his essays, Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher, was published.

'Building Bridges' Next Weekend... Students at Gustavus will host their 16th annual Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 12. This year’s conference, titled “I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present,” will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue about the effects of the slave trade from a historical perspective as well as a modern-day one. Featured speakers for this year’s conference will be Joy DeGruy, Ph.D., author and assistant professor of social work at Portland State University, and Joy Friedman, a sex trafficking survivor who is women’s program manager for Minnesota-based Breaking Free, an organization whose mission is to educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation. In addition to the featured speakers, there will be workshop sessions in the afternoon and opportunities for attendees to take action by donating supplies and assembling care packages for women in the Breaking Free program. The conference is open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are $10 per person, but are complimentary for college and high school students with a valid student I.D. as well as for Gustavus employees who have a valid I.D. For more information and to register for the conference, visit the conference website at gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges or contact the Gustavus Diversity Center at 507-933-7449.

Guest Lecturer to Discuss Soviet Influence on Cuban Popular Culture... On Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Confer Hall, Room 128, Professor Damaris Puñales-Alpízar, Ph.D., of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, will lecture on "Cuba: The Soviet Flavor of a Tropical Island" from the perspective of a visit 20 years later. Her talk, which is open to the public without charge, will center on Soviet influence on Cuban popular culture in the 1990s, particularly on the film industry. Her visit is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies program.

'Guess Who’s Buried in Your Back Yard'... Nita Aasen is doing research on First Lutheran Church's Resurrection Cemetery. In that quest she has discovered some fascinating characters most of you never knew lived in our seemingly tranquil community. Come get acquainted with them at "Third Saturday @ the Arb" on March 19, one of series of spring semester events for Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum members. Everyone is welcome to this particular lecture at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

 

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Free Blood Pressure Clinics... Good Samaritan Society Home Care will be offering free blood pressure clinics the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Econofoods in St. Peter, just outside the pharmacy.

 

Congregational Outreach

Retreats... This weekend there will be three confirmation retreats on campus. Jackson Lake Lutheran Church from Amboy, Minn., will be here from Friday to Saturday. St. John's Lutheran Church and Cross of Peace Lutheran Church from Bloomington, Minn., will be here on Saturday for the day. The final retreat is a group called the Wildfire group. This group consists of six churches from the metro area. They will also be here for the day on Saturday. The Confirmation Retreats program is a program coordinated by Church Relations that allows churches to bring their youth here to experience a day or night of worship, friends, and fun.

Events... Exploring Religious Questions starts its winter series next week. The topic is "God's Purpose and Our Role in the World." Darrell Jodock (religion) will be leading the class, which will meet every Monday night for four weeks, from 7 to 9 p.m. The dates for the class are Feb. 28 and March 7, 14, and 21. The class will be meet in Olin Hall, Room 103. Exploring Religious Questions is a program sponsored by the Office of Church Relations that allows people from campus and the local community to come and learn about topics that are relevant to today's world. Those interested in attending are asked to register through the Office of Church Relations (x7001).

We've Moved... The Office of Church Relations has moved into the Center of Servant Leadership in the Campus Center. Its offices are now where Linner Lounge used to be. Your keys for the guest house and retreat center can be picked up in Marilyn Beyer's new office.

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

 

Postal Pointers

Price Increase... Selected postal prices will increase on April 17, 2011. Single-piece, 1-ounce, First Class letters will remain 44 cents with additional ounces increased to 20 cents. The price for mailing a postcard will increase one cent. More detailed pricing information is online at www.usps.com/prices. If your department has 28-cent postcard stamps or 61-cent stamps, please use them by April 17, 2011. Excess stamps cannot be returned. Make-up stamps will be available at the College Post Office. If you have any questions, please contact Naomi Quiram (Print and Mail Services) at x7599 or nquiram@gustavus.edu.

 

Plugs

Car for Sale... 1993 Buick LeSabre Custom, 127,000 miles, new battery, good tires. Asking price $1,000. Please contact Terry at 507-665-6613.

Vacation Condo for Rent... Breezy Point Resort on Pelican Lake. 2 BR-2bath condo, June 24-July 1,2011; indoor pool and hot tub; great family resort; $850. Contact pwiggum@gustavus.edu.

Another Car for Sale... 2005 Saturn VUE V6 AWD. 92,000 miles. Excellent condition, all preventative maintenance performed, oil changed every 3,000 miles. 3.5 Liter Honda engine, runs great; 19/25 mpg. Power locks, 4-wheel ABS, power windows, power driver's seat, heated seats, roof rack, heavy duty floor and cargo mats, alloy wheels, 5-star crash rating. Kelley Blue Book is $8,500—selling for $8,000. Call Tyler at 507-469-8425 or Kathy at 507-933-6514.

"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
Apr 17Tomorrow Library Hours for Easter Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/library-hours-for-easter-break-4/41656Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
Apr 18Tomorrow Easter Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/easter-recess-4/27338Gustavus Campus
TomorrowApr 22 Men's Golf hosts Bobby Krig Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-hosts-bobby-krig-invitational-3/40573Le Sueur, Minn. & Jordan, Minn.
TomorrowApr 25 Gustavus Philanthropy Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-philanthropy-week/39023Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
TomorrowApr 26 Greek Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/greek-week/41232Gustavus Campus
Tomorrow 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
Apr 29 78 am Insanity (HMC class) with Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/insanity-hmc-class-with-hanna/40974Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-69/41535Christ Chapel
3:304:30 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-megan/40913Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm Coca Cola Educational Partnership Grant Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coca-cola-educational-partnership-grant-reception-2/41507Heritage Banquet Room
67 pm La mesa de españolhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/la-mesa-de-espa-ol/41461Cafeteria
68:30 pm Chicago Chapter Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/chicago-chapter-event-2/40934Tavern at the Park, Chicago, IL
78 pm Step Interval (HMC class) With Cassiehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-interval-hmc-class-with-cassie/40773Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Tai Chi in the Arbhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tai-chi-in-the-arb-3/41617Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center, Gustavus Adolphus College
89 pm Zumba (HMC class) with Hayleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hmc-class-with-hayley-3/41042Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 30 MAYDAY!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mayday-3/35171Christ Chapel/Alumni Hall
Men's Track & Field at MSU Twilighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-at-msu-twilight/41402Mankato, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at MSU Twilighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-field-at-msu-twilight/41411Mankato, Minn.
11:40 am to 12:20 pm GHP-Bootcamp with Brenda Haugenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ghp-bootcamp-with-brenda-haugen-3/40828Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:307:30 pm Baseball hosts Carleton College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-carleton-college-dh-2/40398St. Peter, Minn.
45 pm Cardio Strength (HMC class) with Carrie and Maggiehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-strength-hmc-class-with-carrie-and-maggie/40948Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Sculpt (HMC class) with Ashleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-sculpt-hmc-class-with-ashley/40987Lund Gymnastics Room
911 pm Swing Dancinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/swing-dancing-11/41311Alumni Hall

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