Inside Gustavus 

March 17, 2011 | Volume 43, Number 25

Faculty/Staff Activities

Yuki Sakuragi (MLLC-Japanese studies) has published the first installment of a new one-year series, “Experiencing Intercultural Communication through Film” in the April issue of The English Teacher’s Magazine. The English Teacher’s Magazine (Eigo Kyooiku in Japanese) is the oldest magazine for English teachers in Japan (at all levels, from elementary school through university), with a monthly circulation of 50,000 copies.

Julie Bartley (geology) co-authored a paper with Linda Kah, titled "Protracted Oxygenation of the Proterozoic Biosphere," which has appeared online and will appear in the April print issue of International Geology Review.

March was a busy month for Beatriz Torres (comm. studies). She was keynote speaker for a Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society in Communication Studies chapter event at Nebraska Wesleyan University on March 11, addressing more than 100 students, faculty, and administrators on the topic "Gesundheit! Bless you! Salud! Promoting health across cultures: Facilitating intercultural dialogue in health care." She also presented a special session for communication students at Nebraska Wesleyan on March 11 about the practical side of research, titled "Embracing research: the art of solving problems & bringing positive change." Torres also learned that one of her manuscripts has been accepted for publication as a chapter in a handbook: Torres, M. B. (2011) "Health promotion from the grass-roots: Piloting a radio soap opera for Latinos in the U.S.," in R. Obregon & S. Waisbord (eds.), Handbook of global health communication, development and social change, in press. Finally, she has received an $18,500 grant from KMSU Radio to fund the production of the second and third season of an entertainment education radio soap opera, "Tests of destiny: Stories of love, pain and healing." This Spanish radio soap opera was developed to reach the widely dispersed Latino population of southern Minnesota. The purpose of this soap opera is to communicate health knowledge through real stories and experts, to create audience identification with the stories, and trigger interpersonal communication on and about the episodes. The project occurs with the collaboration of La Mano Inc. (a non-profit organization), several Hispanic community leaders and KMSU (Minnesota State University's campus radio station, which reaches approximately 500 Hispanics).

Stewart Flory (classics, emeritus) has published a review in Bryn Mawr Classical Review of Adam Schwartz's Reinstating the Hoplite: arms, armour and phalanx fighting in Archaic and Classical Greece, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. This review has amused some colleagues. Curious? The URL is

María Isabel Kalbermatten (MLLC-Spanish) had an article, "Verbal Irony as a Prototypical Category in Spanish: A Discoursive Analysis," published in Spain by Editorial Axac as part of the book Lingüística e Hispanismo, edited by Joaquín Sueiro Justel et al. (

Kris Kracht, director of forensics (comm. studies), has been awarded the Larry Schnoor Distinquished Service Award from the American Forensics Association District IV.

Leila Brammer (comm. studies) has been invited by the Kettering Foundation to participate in an ongoing discussion about deliberation in higher education.

Jill Locke (political science) presented a paper, "Rousseau, The Misfit's Hero," to the Political Theory Colloquium at the University of Minnesota on March 11 (


Student Achievements

Sophomore Jasmine Porter (St. Louis Park, Minn.) is one of 25 students nationwide to be named a 2011 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellow. Reflecting the IIPP's goal of increasing the representation of minorities in international service, the IIPP Fellowships support summer policy institutes following both the sophomore and junior years, junior-year study abroad for a semester or year, a summer language institute at the Middlebury College Language Schools, a post-baccalaureate internship, and a master's degree program in international affairs (funds matched by the grad school).

Sophomores Ellen Liebe (Grand Rapids, Minn.), Ben Miller (Coon Rapids, Minn.), Laura Grossmann (Minnetonka, Minn.), Erik Velgersdyk (Bloomington, Minn.), and Jane Sparren (Grand Rapids, Minn.) represented Gustavus at the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) national conference Feb. 19-23 in St. Louis, Mo. While at the conference they participated in educational sessions for new event ideas, late-night program issues, and leadership development.

Funding Opps

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

  • Artist Residencies Available... The Yaddo Mansion artists’ community offers residencies in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to creative artists, including highly qualified writers, visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance artists, filmmakers, and video artists. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio. Deadlines are August 1, 2011, for residencies taking place anytime from late October 2011 to May 2012, and January 1, 2012, for residencies taking place anytime from mid-May 2012 to February 2013. For more information, please see

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


In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media locally, regionally, or around the nation:

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management Tom Crady was interviewed March 15, 2011 on KNUJ Radio's "Gustavus Journal" monthly show. To hear the interview, visit, click on the Community Affairs/Event tab, and select Gustavus Journal from the pull-down menu on the left.

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


Social Media

Foursquare... Gustavus has recently expanded its social media presence. Find and follow us on The main purpose of this location-based application is to engage users in exploring and discovering the world around them. With the help of foursquare, Gustavus created a ‘University’ page that allows users to engage with Gustavus in new and exciting ways: reminisce on campus traditions and historical facts, connect with the greater Gustavus community, and learn why Gusties strive everyday to make their lives count. Foursquare applications are available on the following smartphone operating systems: iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, OVi Nokia, Palm, and Windows Phone.

For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Stacia Vogel in Marketing and Communication (x6365 or


New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Gregg Frey, on-call Information Desk monitor, Lund Center
  • Marlys Huber, Information Desk monitor, Lund Center



News & Announcements

We Are Looking for Photos!... We are looking for photographs that have captured the people and the place that is Gustavus Adolphus College. The Gustie Gallery is a project of the Gustavus Sesquicentennial Celebration! We encourage all people to share their photographs of Gustavus, past and present! If you have any you would like to share, please join our
Flickr gallery at and start uploading Gustavus memories today!

'Inside Gustavus' Publication Reminder... Inside Gustavus will not be published on Thursday, March 31, during Spring Break. Announcements of events or deadlines occurring between Friday, March 25, and Thursday, April 7, should be submitted by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 22, to be included in the March 24 posting of the newsletter. The next publication date after March 24 is Thursday, April 7.

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 have 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

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training... The insurer that covers sexual misconduct liability risks for Gustavus has seen a recent increase in preventable claims on the campuses it insures. This increase in preventable claims is rapidly escalating insurance premiums. Fortunately, the company has offered to stabilize deductibles and premiums for Gustavus if the College institutes sexual misconduct prevention training for all staff and faculty. Without this training, the Gustavus insurance deductible would double from $25,000 to $50,000 per claim and the College would be charged a 10 percent surcharge. Please join with other community members on March 28 or 29 at 9 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center's Heritage Room to learn how you can help prevent costly sexual misconduct claims on our campus.

Women's Self-Defense Classes Scheduled... Korean ho sin sul and other self-defense techniques for women are demonstrated and taught in Alumni Hall on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Classes are scheduled for March 22, April 5 and 12, and May 3 and 10. Women are invited to attend some or all of the classes; no sign-up is necessary. The classes, which are sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Womyn’s Awareness Center, are led by Karen Larson (anthropology, interdisciplinary studies), a third-degree black belt, and student assistants. Come in comfortable clothes, ready to move.

Guild of St. Lucia Seeks Nominations... The Guild of St. Lucia was established in 1958 to honor women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College and others. Fifteen juniors are elected in the spring of each year to be a part of the following year’s Guild. Please send names of nominations, with a brief explanation of your nomination, to Barb Larson Taylor at by March 25 (before spring break).

Peace Studies Awards Information Night... Please encourage students to apply for the annual Peace Studies Awards. An information night for students will be held on Monday, March 21, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Students will learn about applying for the awards and hear from past award recipients Kareen Getfield, Annabel Landaverde, and Joelle Paulson. A taco bar dinner will be served. Applications may also be obtained from Mimi Gerstbauer (political science, peace studies); they are due April 15.

Free Childcare on March 18... Need a night out with your special someone or some friends, or just some time to run some errands? Alpha Phi Omega, the College's service organization, is offering childcare to the Gustavus community! The service is being offered tomorrow night (Friday, March 18), from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the Dive for children ages 2-12. APO volunteers will have fun activities for the kids to do all night, including movies (Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Finding Nemo, and Kung Fu Panda), crafts, games, and air hockey. Snacks (popcorn and lemonade) will be provided. Send an e-mail to Kate Mathison ( to indicate your interest and the number of children that you plan to drop off. (Please be sure that your child has had dinner, as that will not be provided.)

Parking Enforcement during Spring Break... Regular parking enforcement is in effect for Spring Break. In addition, students leaving a vehicle on campus during Spring Break MUST park in the GRAVEL section of the BJORLING LOT (west of the Music building). Any vehicle not moved to this location during Spring Break will be towed at the owner's expense. Any questions, contact Lisa Octigan (507-933-8809).

The following parking lots will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule. Vehicles parked in these locations during cleaning hours will be towed at the owner's expense.

  • Lots CLOSED from 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, until Wednesday, March 30, at 4 a.m.:
    * Norelius Lot (Green section)
    * Norelius Lot (Red section)
    * Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center)
    * Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)

  • Lots CLOSED from 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, until Thursday, March 31, at 4 a.m.:
    * Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center)
    * Lund Lot (south of Lund Center)
    * Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center)
    * Uhler Lot
    * Swanson Tennis Center Lot
    * Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel)
    * Stadium Lot

  • Lots CLOSED from 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, until Friday, April 1, at 4 a.m.:
    * Nobel Lot (west of Nobel)
    * Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant)
    * Rundstrom Lot
    * Wahlstrom/Sohre Lot
    * College View Lot
    * Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View)
    * Arbor View Apartments Lot
    * Pittman Lot

GHP Spring Fitness Challenge... Spring is almost here, and do you know what that means?! It's time for the GHP Spring Fitness Challenge! Accumulate a specific number of exercise minutes as a team and each team member wins a state park sticker or a fishing license!

  • Pick up your registration/information packet at the Red Desk in Lund Center. Registration is open March 21-April 5.
  • Please read the registration and information packet carefully! Be sure to submit your registration form by April 5 at the Red Desk.
  • The challenge will start on April 4 and end on May 2 (4 weeks total).
  • Each week, team captains must submit team exercise minute totals to Rachelle Dosch via e-mail (or phone if no e-mail).
  • All master tally forms must be turned in to the Red Desk by Monday, May 2.
  • Beginning Monday, May 16, team members can pick up their sticker or license at the Red Desk.
  • E-mail Rachelle Dosch ( with any questions (no e-mail? call x6468).

Remember, registration packets will not be made available at the Red Desk until Monday, March 21. Good luck!!


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 18 - Inter-religious Observance: John Cha (religion)
  • Sunday, March 20 - Chaplain Brian Johnson; Choir of Christ Chapel, Patricia Kazarow, conductor
  • Monday, March 21 - Blake Couey (religion)
  • Tuesday, March 22 - Focus on LWF traveling gallery of interactive artwork from Colombia, “Remember Me: Voices of the Silenced": Andrew Twiton '08 (seminary student)
  • Wednesday, March 23 - Lenten Liturgy; Gustavus Choir, Timothy O'Brien, guest conductor
  • Thursday, March 24 - Kristi Westphal (registrar)
  • Friday, March 25 - The Annunciation of Our Lord: Lucia Singers, Patricia Snapp, conductor; Chapel Brass

Faculty Shop Talk Tomorrow... Helena Karlsson (Scandinavian studies) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2010-11 academic year. Her talk, titled “Bertrand Besigye’s Poetry: An Aesthetics of Blackness in a White Society?” will be presented on Friday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lind Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Gustavus Spring Winds Concert Friday... The Gustavus and Vasa wind orchestras will present a special concert on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. In addition to the new tradition of including a number of small ensembles in the program, the wind orchestras will welcome guest artists from the 2011 Tubonium Conference being held on campus March 18-19. These guest artists include Marc Dickman, euphonium, James Gourlay, tuba, and Barbara Young, piano. The Spring Winds concert includes a variety of music composed or arranged for wind ensembles of from 4 to 65 members. The performance includes the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Vasa Wind Orchestra, both under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, along with the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet, the Kalmar Quintet, the Christ Chapel Brass, the Gustavus Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, and the Sinfornia Winds. Friday's performance is free and open to the public.

Jay Walljasper Visits... Jay Walljasper, award-winning journalist, author, former editor of the Utne Reader, and activist on community and urban issues, ecological and social sustainability, and “the commons” will give a public lecture Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Banquet Room. He will speak about his latest book, All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons (2011), and the Minneapolis-based organization, a citizens’ network that highlights the importance of the commons and promotes innovative commons-based solutions to create a brighter future. He will also speak in Chapel, visit classes, and meet informally with interested students, faculty, and staff over meals and throughout the day. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Servant Leadership. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Servant Leadership. Contact Chris Johnson (cjohnso5) for more information.

Michael Novak Featured at Lindau Symposium... "Battle Cries of Our Time: Social Justice, Common Good, and Personal Liberty" is the subject of the address by Michael Novak for this year’s Lindau Symposium, scheduled for Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Novak, a theologian, author, and former U.S. ambassador, has written over 30 books on culture, politics, and economics. His work relating theology to economics won the million-dollar Templeton Prize in 1994. For more information, go to


Off-Campus Events of Interest

Fundraiser... A benefit for Joey Welp (nephew of Rebecca Welp, student services), who was born in November 2010 with CDH (congenital diaphagmatic hernia) and is still hospitalized, will be held at the Red Men Club (412 S. 3rd, St. Peter) on Sunday, March 20, noon-5 p.m. The event will include food and a silent auction, bingo, and a raffle. To donate silent auction items or volunteer, contact Rebecca Welp at rwelp, or call 507-381-6567.


Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education... Presenters for this week include xx. 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.

Events... "God's Purpose and Our Role in the World," the Exploring Religious Questions program for the spring semester, continues on March 21 and 28. Darrell Jodock (religion) is leading the class, which meets 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 learn about topics that are relevant to today's world. Those interested in attending the remaining sessions are asked to register through the Office of Church Relations (x7001).

Retreats... Confirmation retreats for this weekend include one from Chisago Lake Lutheran Church from Center City, Minn., and one from Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca, Minn. The confirmation retreats program, coordinated by Church Relations allows confirmation groups from different churches to come here and experience a weekend of worship, fun, and friendships.

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 2010-11."

  • Ruth Baker, geology, phone: x6058 (deletion)
  • Gregg Frey, Information Desk, Lund Center, phone: x6660 (addition)
  • Marlys Huber, Information Desk, Lund Center, phone: x6660, e-mail: mhuber (addition)
  • Dean Koppelman, Dining Service, phone: x7608 (addition)
  • Chanelle Parks, Dining Service, phone: x7608 (addition)
  • Dale Plemmons, Campus Safety, phone: x7494, e-mail: dplemmon (addition)
  • Darin Schultz, Dining Service, phone: x7608 (deletion)

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



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B&B Accommodations... Historic B&B in downtown St. Peter, close to campus, has flexible extended stay and frequent lodger options available. This may be perfect for commuters or temporary one-semester/one-year positions, J-Term faculty, or guests. Contact Mike at 612-990-0090 or e-mail at

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 23 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Session
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyoun videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecoming Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNL Arena
Sep 27 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesday Meeting:
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled), Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art

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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