Inside Gustavus (April 14, 2011)
Volume 43, Number 28
Rebecca Fremo (English) delivered a paper titled "Shifting the How and Sharing the What: The Perils and Promises of Methodological Chaos" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, Ga., on April 8. Fremo also had a poem accepted for publication: "Funeral Poem" will appear in Poetica: A Magazine of Jewish Arts and Culture.
Jennifer Ackil (psychology) co-authored an empirical article with Maria Zaragoza (Kent State University), titled "Forced fabrication versus interviewer suggestions: Differences in false memory depend on how memory is assessed." The article will be published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology.
Barbara Fister (library) presented "Documdrama: Why Sources Matter—and Citing Them Correctly Doesn't" as part of a panel, “Looking the Wrong Way: Tales of Misdirection and a Call for Radical Revision in the Teaching of Citation (#burnthemanual),” given at the Conference on College Composition and Communication annual conference, Atlanta, April 2011.
Patricia Freiert (classics, emerita) will be showing her hand-dyed shibori scarves at the American Craft Council Show at River Center April 15-17. Details are at: http://shows.craftcouncil.org/stpaul. Her work is featured in the April blog for JV & Company, where she is one of the featured designer/artists. See http://www.jvandcompany.com/news/....
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Program... The TUES program supports efforts to create new learning materials and teaching strategies, develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, assess learning, and conduct research on STEM teaching and learning. The program supports three types of projects, differentiated by size and scope. Grant awards for Type 1 proposals are for two to three years and can be up to $200,000. The next deadline for Type 1 proposals is May 26. Please see the NSF website for the guidelines.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
Update Consistently... Once you decide to join a social media site, like Facebook, be consistent with your postings. If you plan to post content daily, do so. Doing so builds trust and respect, not doing so causes people to lose interest and lose faith in you and/or your organization.
For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Stacia Vogel in Marketing and Communication (x6365 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
News & Announcements
Anniversary Recognition at Faculty/Administrator Service Awards Dinner... The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 19, in Alumni Hall, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Gustavus Adolphus College and the Alumni Association wish to recognize 2011 retirees and the dedication of faculty and administrators who have served the College 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person. All are welcome to attend. Registration information will be available in next week’s Inside Gustavus. A list of awardees follows. Please contact the Alumni Office at x7511 or email@example.com with the name of any person whose name may be missing from the list of honorees (including yourself) or with any questions.
Jeffrey Anderson, international student services coordinator
Jeremy Carlson, academic Web coordinator
Eric Dugdale, associate professor of classics
Patricia English, associate professor of English
Sarah Erickson-Lume, visiting instructor of music
Mimi Gerstbauer, associate professor of political science
Deborah Goodwin, associate professor of religion
Jon Grinnell, associate professor of biology
Elizabeth Jenner, associate professor of sociology and anthropology
Ann Johnson, director of advancement services
Chris Johnson, director for vocation and integrative learning, CSL
Rachel Larson, chaplain
Rebecca McConnaughey, adjunct assistant professor of music
Mary Milbradt, administrative information systems development and support specialist, GTS
Jill Potts, visiting instructor of education
Kirk Carlson, associate director of admission and financial aid
Paul Jacobson, executive chef
Brian Johnson, chaplain
Richard Leitch, associate professor of political science
Peg O’Connor, professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies and philosophy
Mary Solberg, associate professor of religion
Paula Swiggum, associate professor of nursing
Joyce Aarsvold, divisional coordinator for technology, GTS
Tom Brown, assistant athletic director
Chris Gilbert, professor of political science
Mary Gunderson, assistant registrar
Michael Jorgensen, professor of music
Paschal Kyoore, professor of French
Barb Lundgren, director of benefits and payroll and special projects assistant, human resources
Amy Pehrson, assistant director of vocation and integrative learning, CSL
Hayden Duncan, associate professor of Spanish
Paul Estenson, associate professor of economics and management
Mark Hanson, head men’s basketball coach
Bruce Johnson, professor of economics and management
Greg Kaster, professor of history
Donna Loken, federal Perkins Loan Fund manager, finance office
Steve Mellema, professor of physics
Kate Wittenstein, professor of history
Mark Kruger, professor of psychology
John Lammert, professor of biology
Rick Orpen, professor of music
Jeffrey Rosoff, professor of mathematics and computer science
Judy Douglas, alcohol and drug education
John Holte, professor of mathematics and computer science
Candace Witte, assistant director of Dining Service
Linnea Wren, professor of art and art history
Ron Rietz, professor of mathematics and computer science
Lynn Boehne, director of admission services
Kevin Byrne, professor of history
Tom Emmert, professor of history
David Fienen, provost and dean of the college, professor of music
Henry Hayes, visiting professor of economics and management
Darrell Jodock, professor of religion
Patricia Kazarow, professor of music
Bruce McClain, professor of art and art history
Ann Pesavento, professor of music
Paula Swiggum, associate professor of nursing
Karen Zins, manager of Book Mark
Coffee Club... Join the Wide Awake Club, a coffee group in the manner of the old "Canteen." The group meets in the Campus Dining Room, from approximately 8 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. Come for a few minutes, or stay for a while; and come on the days of the week when you can make it. All are very welcome. Perk up your day with a relaxing chat, and a coffee! We sit near the stage. Mike Middleton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Guild of St. Lucia Members Announced... The Guild of St. Lucia was established in 1958 and honors women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College. Every year, 15 junior women who display these qualities are chosen to be honored. The following junior women were selected to the Guild: Hilary Bauer, Keshia Betcher, Breanne Ceranske, Elizabeth Coco, Kierst Finsand, Hannah Fischer, Julie Hayes, Anna K. Johnson, Lisa Klass, Maria Lofstuen, Irma Marquez, Kristin M. Olson, Colleen R. Peterson, Chloe Radcliffe, Alyssa Ringdal, and Anna E. Swenson.
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows.
- Friday, April 15 - Chad Fothergill (chaplains' office, music)
- Sunday, April 17 - Palm Sunday: Chaplain Brian Johnson
- Monday, April 18 - Monday in Holy Week: Chaplain Rachel Larson
- Tuesday, April 19 - Tuesday in Holy Week: Sara Ruble (religion)
- Wednesday, April 20 - Wednesday in Holy Week: Lenten Liturgy
- Thursday, April 21 - Maundy Thursday Observation
- Friday, April 22 - Good Friday: NO CHAPEL
- Sunday, April 24 - Easter Sunday: NO CHAPEL
- Monday, April 25 - NO CHAPEL
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes... The Gustavus Peer Assistants, with support from many campus groups, are hosting the fourth annual Walk-a-Mile this evening (Thursday, April 14), starting from the Johns Family Courtyard at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is in the Peer Assistant office, or by calling 933-7607. Registration and shoe selection begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost for the event and everyone is welcome! Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, wome, and their families are joining Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes: The International March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes asks men (and women!) to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it is fun and gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence. Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes provides several opportunities to get people talking. For preventative education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women's experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships, and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place. Men and women alike, join the discussion by slipping into a pair of heels!
Lindau Symposium Brings Dinesh D'Souza to Campus... The 2011 Lindau Symposium at Gustavus Adolphus College will feature conservative scholar, writer, and public intellectual Dinesh D'Souza. D'Souza, a former policy analyst in the Reagan White House and current president of King's College in New York, will deliver the symposium address, "Why America Is Loved, Why America Is Hated," tonight (Thursday, April 14) at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall and will participate in a reception and dialogue following his lecture. The event is open to the public without charge. Author of 10 books, including The End of Racism and What's So Great about America, D'Souza has been named one of the nation's leading authorities on international issues by the World Affairs Council and one of America's most influential conservative thinkers by The New Your Times Magazine. His appearance at the Lindau Symposium is made possible through an endowment from the Phil '58 and Nancy Lindau family.
Adolphus Jazz Ensemble to Premiere Setterholm Composition Friday... The spring concert by the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Wright, will premiere a work by senior pianist Noah Setterholm. Setterholm's work, titled "Column Blues," is part of a concert program that includes works by jazz greats Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Sonny Rollins along with newer compositions by David Sanborn, Doug Beach, and Carl Strommen. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Friday, April 15, and is free and open to the public.
Clothesline Project... On Monday, April 18, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) will be hosting the Clothesline Project just outside of the Jackson Campus Center's Heritage Room. The Clothesline Project is a program that addresses the issue of violence against women, with the primary purpose being to increase awareness, celebrate a woman’s strength to survive, and provide another way to break the silence that often surrounds her experience. During this event, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to decorate a shirt for themselves or for someone they know who has been affected by violence and/or sexual assault. There are five T-shirt colors to choose from, each color representing a different population that has been affected: The Blue shirt represents children who have been sexually assaulted or molested. The Purple represents GLTBQ who have been sexually assaulted based on the premise of sexual orientation. The White represents those who pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about sexual violence. The Yellow is for males who have been sexually assaulted. The Orange represents those who have been sexually assaulted or raped. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate.
Author Tea... Gustavus Adolphus College will hold its annual Gustavus Author Tea at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Courtyard Café. Sponsored by the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library and the Book Mark, this event acknowledges and celebrates individuals from the campus community who have written or contributed in some way to a published book during the current academic year. The event is free and open to the public. The following individuals and publications will be celebrated this year:
- Mark Bjelland (geography), Introduction to Geography
- Thia Cooper (religion), translator, Politics of Liberation: A Critical World History by Enrique Dussel
- Dennis Johnson (church relations, college relations, president, ret.), Chaplain of the House: A Ministry of Prayer and Presence
- Debra Eckerman Pitton (education), Developing Preservice Problem-Solving Skills Through Case Studies
- John Rezmerski (English, emeritus), Breaking the Rules
For more information about this event, contact Judy Schultz in the Book Mark at email@example.com or 507-933-6017.
Relay for Life on April 30... Hundreds of Gusties will participate in the 2011 Relay For Life of Gustavus Adolphus College. Colleges Against Cancer is set to host the annual event, which will take place in Lund Center beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, and ending with a closing ceremony at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 1. Gusties will celebrate the lives of those battling cancer, remember the ones we have lost, and fight back against a disease which has taken too much. Reflecting a cancer patient’s journey—it may be long, you may be tired, but there is a sense of hope as the sun rises in the morning—nearly 50 teams will keep one member on the track throughout the night. The event, which is open to all members of the Gustavus community, is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Last year the Gustavus event raised over $30,000 for the American Cancer Society and this year’s event is on track to exceed this. The American Cancer Society uses fundraising dollars to fund cancer research and provide patient services to those affected by cancer. This year’s event will kick off with a "celebrate" ceremony at 7 p.m. honoring all those who have survived cancer. The ceremony will include stories from Gusties who have survived cancer. We invite you to encourage all survivors in your life to join us for this experience. At 9:30 p.m. we will remember those we have lost to the disease through the lighting of luminary bags. Each luminary bag will display the name of a cancer survivor or friend or family member lost to the disease. Luminaries may be purchased for $10 from any Relay participant or online at www.relayforlife.org/gustavusadolphus. The event will wrap up on Sunday morning with the announcement of the fundraising total. In addition to walking the track all night, participants will enjoy music from live bands, games, food, and prizes. For more information, to register a team, or to make a donation, please visit www.relayforlife.org/gustavusadolphus or contact Samantha Rother by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about cancer, access the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) website at www.cancer.org or call the 24-hour toll-free number, 1-800-ACS-2345.
ASI Festival... The folks at the American Swedish Institute will be closing their mansion in Minneapolis soon for renovations, but before they do they are holding a weekend-long festival celebration. On Saturday, April 16, ASI will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. in order to kick off the construction of the Nelson Cultural Center (which will contain offices for Gustavus). Festivities continue throughout the day with live dancing and music, including two Gustavus ensembles. There will also be a meatball recipe competition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with short theatrical presentations about Swedish immigration throughout the day and opportunities to tour the mansion. On Sunday, April 17, there will be two smörgåsbords, one at noon and one at 5 p.m. Both meals will feature a performance by members of the Gustavus Choir. (Reservations must be made by Friday, April 15. Cost: $28). For more information please see the ASI event webpage (http://www.americanswedishinst.org/ASI/Events.html).
Silent Auction, Bingo, and Bake Sale, Oh My!... If you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, join us on Sunday, April 17, noon-4 p.m. at the Red Men Club (412 S. 3rd, St. Peter). This is a benefit to assist Heather Banks (Career Center) and her family—husband Aaron (HES) and their two young boys—with her rising medical expenses due to breast cancer. Donations will be generously matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Any questions, please contact Kristen Hartz at khartz or Amy Pehrson at apehrson, or call x7169.
Convention Proceedings... During the morning business meeting of the 24th annual convention of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations, incumbents Åke Bonnier and Alfred A. Henderson were affirmed as board members in the at-large category. Association members elected were incumbents Mark E. Bernhardson (Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bloomington); Paul R. Koch (St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth), Jan Michaletz (Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, Minneapolis); Beth Schnell (St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth); the Rev. Brian Fragodt (Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, East Bethel); and the Rev. Daniel A. Kolander (First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa). The worship service, led by Chaplain Rachel Larson, with the Rev. Rodney L. Anderson as homilist, included the commissioning of the staff of Gustavus’s new Center for Servant Leadership. Following the service, Richard J. Leider ’66 and Larry C. Spears presented the keynote address, “Savoring Your Purpose in Life through Servant-Leadership.” During the noon luncheon, the Covenant Award was presented to the Rev. Jon V. Anderson, bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA and a trustee of the College. An interactive afternoon workshop led by Leider and Spears focused on “Discovering the Essence of Servant-Leadership” and included an exercise to understand ourselves and our spiritual gifts.
Retreats... Peace Lutheran Church of Bloomington, Minn. will bring a group of about 15 to campus this weekend. The confirmation retreats program is coordinated by Church Relations; it allows churches to bring their youth here for a weekend of fun, games, and worship.
Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001).
Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2010-11."
- Robert Leal, custodial, phone: x6117 (addition)
- Ricky Schroeder, custodial, phone: x7643 (addition)
- Wayne Overson, custodial, phone: x6115, e-mail: woverson (change from Campus Safety)
- Steve Vogt, GTS, phone: x7174 (deletion)
- Corie Loose, custodial, phone: x7643 (phone change)
- Mark Sullivan, custodial, phone: x6035 (phone change)
- Paul Wilson, custodial, phone: x6162 (phone change)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or email@example.com).
Postage Fees Going Up... The United States Postal Service is raising postage rates on April 17. The price for the first ounce of First Class letters will stay at 44 cents, but the price for each extra ounce will rise from 17 cents to 20 cents. The United States Postal Service expects to raise rates annually. Other rates that will change on April 17:
— Post cards will rise by a penny to 29 cents.
— There will be a variety of price changes for other mailing services, including advertising mail, periodicals and packages.
— Letters to Canada or Mexico increase to 80 cents.
— Letters to other international destinations will remain unchanged at 98 cents.
— Express Mail and Priority Mail prices are not affected.
Please contact Naomi at x7599, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Historic Faculty House for Sale... Built at the end of the Civil War, when Indian Wars raged. Has many original 1870s features: refinished oak banisters, exterior decorative woodwork, including the mysterious initials “P. H.” on one pediment. Fully modernized: two tiled baths; Pella windows throughout; three Velux skylight windows; much recessed or track lighting; five reversible ceiling fans; Jotul wood stove/fireplace; many new or enlarged closets and built-ins, cupboards, and bookcases. Hardwood floors down (except Pergo in kitchen), pine upstairs. Three bedrooms upstairs; large dining room with adjacent pantry/bar/library; four-season “sun room” (now a TV room/nursery); living room; “gourmet” kitchen with Viking stove and exhaust; separate laundry and mud area. Outdoors is a circular brick patio with electric outlet. 100-amp electric service, newer Carrier furnace and AC, new water heater. Attic storage and full, unfinished basement. New two-car detached garage. Photos available. On a grassy corner double lot with mature trees, on the edge of campus. Across from the old hospital (demolition to be replaced by a lawn by July 4, 2011). At a reasonable, competitive price: $145,000. Contact Stewart or Ellie: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or 507-934-5642.
Granlund Sculpture Offered... A Paul Granlund sculpture from the estate of the late William Mortensen '53 is being offered for sale. The piece, one of three castings made in 1977, is an image of the crucified Christ similar to the figure that is part of the chancel cross Chancel Crucifixion created for First Lutheran Church in 1974 (#361 in the catalogue system developed for the 1991 book Paul Granlund: Spirit of Bronze, Shape of Freedom), but larger—23". The sculpture has been appraised at $20,000; the seller is asking $16,000 or best offer. If interested, call Stefan Mortensen at 612-978-6236, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and/or services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents or retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.
From Gerald Willaert, Plumbing Shop... "Thank you for all the wonderful kindness and support during my surgery and recovery."
Thank you to the Gustavus Community... The 24th annual convention of the Association of Congregations was held on campus on Saturday, April 9, 2011, with a concurrent Student Leadership Day event held for high school youth. The Center for Servant Leadership would like to express thanks to the Gustavus community for preparing for and welcoming the 345+ participants who visited campus on Saturday, and especially to the volunteers for the day. Special thanks to Admission (Bob Neumann); Ambassadors; Book Mark staff; Chaplains' Office (Chaplain Rachel Larson, Barbara Bjelland, Ben Wolf); Chad Fothergill (organist and worship bulletin preparation); musicians (Michael Asmus, Karl Grant, Meghan Peterson, Tim Grev, Brenda Moore); the Choir of Christ Chapel, under the direction of Patricia Kazarow; Dining Service (Steve Kjellgren, Margi Willmert, and staff); GYO volunteers and other student volunteers; Human Resources (Kirk Beyer; ); Marketing and Communications (Neely Prenzlow, Anna Deike, Stacia Vogel, Dean Wahlund, Steve Waldhauser); Media Services (Matt Dobosenski); Physical Plant (Chris Blaschko, Amy Brown, and staff); Printing Services (Andy Biedermann, Bud Allen); President Jack Ohle and Kris Ohle; President’s Office (Barbara Larson Taylor); Student Activities Office (Cassandra Nelson); GTS (Jerry Nowell); Student Speakers (Claire Curran ’13 and Adam Snyder ’11); Center for Servant Leadership staff; CSL students (Kate Knutson ’13, Wes Kloster ’14, Laura Russell ’11, Naga Rumicho ’14, Allie Stehlin ’11, Jacob Niewinski ’13, Ellen Miller ’12, Chris Martinez ’11, Zach Bergan ’14, Jill Manthey ’12, Ashley Debilzen ’11); Association of Congregations Board of Directors and their spouses.
|Aug 4 1:30–2:30 am||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview/45676President's Dining Room|
|Aug 5 1:30–2:30 am||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room|
|Aug 6 1:30–2:30 am||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room|
|5–8 pm||Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN|
|6–8 pm||Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN|
|Aug 7 9:30 am to 6 pm||Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN|
|Aug 9 4–7 pm||Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA|
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