Inside Gustavus (September 22, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 3

Faculty/Staff Activities

  • Kyle Momsen (HES/Athletic Training) was selected to serve on the Exam Development Committee of the Board of Certification (BOC). The committee is responsible for the development, construction and validation of each portion of the BOC certification exam and other assessment tools approved by the BOC Board of Directors.


Funding Opps

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

  • National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

    The NSF’s MRI program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training, and to foster the integration of research and education by providing instrumentation for research. This program supports the purchase of instrumentation and instrumentation development. Awards range from $100,000 to $4 million. The next deadline for this annual competition is January 26, 2012. For more information, please see Please check in the fall for an updated program announcement.

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:

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on the front page of its Sunday, Sept. 18 Valley section about Beck Academic Hall. Jennifer Ackil (Psychology), Jim Dontje (Johnson Center) and student Erin Saari were all quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its Sunday, Sept. 18 Sports section about the football team’s 9-6 loss to Mayville State University. Head coach Peter Haugen and student-athlete Logan Becker were quoted in the story.
  • Barb Larson Taylor (President's Office) appeared on KNUJ's monthly show The Gustavus Journal on Tuesday, Sept. 20 to talk about the Sesquicentennial.

Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Matt Thomas in Marketing and Communication (x7510 or


News & Announcements

Message From Vice President Tom Young Regarding Sept. 30 Sesquicentennial Dinner...Good news! The Sesquicentennial dinner on Friday, September 30 is filled to capacity. Every seat will be filled and a waiting list has been started. We know that some on the waiting list will not be able to attend this event – for that we are genuinely sorry.

The challenge is finding room for everyone. We are doing everything we can to accommodate all those who want to attend.  In order to have room for as many guests as possible, seating has been increased by over 200 from our original plans and is being held in the largest space on campus that can accommodate the event – Lund Arena. We are systematically communicating with everyone who sent in their RSVP to see if their plans have changed, allowing us to move people off the waiting list and into vacated seats as quickly as possible.

There is genuine excitement surrounding the College as we prepare to kickoff the year long Sesquicentennial celebration. The response to this event is unlike anything we have seen before at the College. If you are moved to the waiting list, we greatly appreciate your patience and support. There are a number of other celebration events on Saturday, including a wonderful gathering at noon where we will again celebrate the start of the Sesquicentennial.

New Faces in SID Office...The College is pleased to announce that Ethan Armstrong has accepted the position as Interim Sports Information Director for the 2010-11 school year. Armstrong, who has served as the grad assistant in the sports information office for the past two years, began his new duties on September 1. A 2009 graduate of Gustavus with a major in communication studies, Armstrong was also a four-year letterwinner for the Golden Gustie football team. Armstrong will be joined in the office by Cameron (C.J.) Siewert who has been hired as a sports information assistant. C.J. is a 2011 graduate of Gustavus with a major in communication studies.

C in CC Tickets...Christmas in Christ Chapel worship service and buffet tickets are available online now. Tickets are $17.50 each. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 18, so for best selection order early.

To order, go to, choose "Login” from the top menu, then click on "Gustavus Students/Employee login” on the left side of the page. You will not be eligible for a complimentary ticket if you do not login to the correct side of the page. Complimentary student tickets are available for one worship service.

First-time users will be asked to set up a profile.The billing address should match the address used for any Mastercard/Visa purchases. To purchase additional tickets, the verification process will confirm that the address matches the credit card information.The shipping address should be changed to 800 West College Avenue if that is possible. It helps us save on postage if we can use our delivery system instead of the postal service.

Returning users should verify their billing/shipping information and update as necessary.You may order your complimentary ticket and any additional tickets through this site. Performers may request a complimentary ticket and give it to friends or family, but the ticket must be ordered by the student. Tickets will be mailed to the shipping address in mid-October.


Campus Happenings

Sesquicentennial Kickoff...Gustavus will officially kickoff its Sesquicentennial celebration on Friday, Sept. 30 with a Sesquicentennial and Campaign Kickoff Dinner in Lund Arena.

Beck Academic Hall Dedication...The Warren & Donna Beck Academic Hall will be dedicated at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Satudray, Oct. 1. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Swedish Guitar Virtuoso...The Gustavus Artist Series welcomes the return of Swedish guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson to Bjorling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets are available online at

Nobel Conference Concert...Vocalist Michael Jorgensen and pianist Bonnie Jorgensen will present a special recital in conjunction with the 47th annual Nobel Conference at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Christ Chapel. The event is free and tickets are not required.

Theatre at the Nobel Conference...The Department of Theatre & Dance and director Henry MacCarthy will present a special production of On Ego, a play by Mick Gordon and neuropsychologist Paul Broks inspired by Broks's book Into the Silent Land. The performance is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Anderson Theatre. A separate ticket is required and can be purchased online at

Patricia Hampl...Award-winning author Patricia Hampl will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 13 to read from several of her works. Hampl will speak at 7:30 p.m., in Alumni Hall.

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, Sept. 23 - Jen Fox and Nick Prince, Student Senate Recognition
  • Sunday, Sept. 25 - Chaplain Rev. Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Sept. 26 - Sarah Ruble
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Andrew Griesman '12
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 - Jeff Stocco
  • Friday, Sept. 30 - Chaplains and Ministry Team Commissioning



  • Margaret Bloch Qazi and Sanjive Qazi (both Biology) welcomed Martha Lalita Noor on September 12.



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Upcoming events
Date Event
Aug 31 8 am to 5 pm Syllabuspalooza!, Campus Center
1011 am Title IX Training for Employees Campus Center
noon to 4 pm New Faculty Tenure Track Welcome Lunch Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
Sep 1 8:45 am to 4:30 pm New Faculty Orientation Day Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
noon to 2 pm Returning Sabbatical Faculty Lunch's Dining Room
1 pm Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Claire Peter, Minn.
58 pm Men's Soccer at Martin Luther College Ulm, Minn.
Sep 2 8:30 am to 2 pm Faculty Development Day Crowns Room
911 am Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
Sep 3 8:309 am Morning Prayer Chapel
9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
12:152 pm New Faculty Mentors Lunch and Meeting Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
23 pm Title IX Training for Employees Campus Center
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
Sep 47 New Student Orientation Campus
Sep 4 910 am Title IX Training for Employees Campus Center
911 am Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
58 pm Men's Soccer hosts St. Norbert College (Gustavus Classic) Peter, Minn.
68 pm Volleyball vs. Cornell College (UW-Platteville Tournament), Wis.
810 pm Volleyball at UW-Platteville (UW-Platteville Tournament), Wis.
Sep 56 Men's Golf at Augsburg Invitational Lake, Minn.
Women's Golf at Saint Benedict Invite, Minn.
Sep 5 10 am Women's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
10 am to noon Volleyball vs. Ripon College (UW-Platteville Tournament), Wis.
10:45 am Men's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball vs. Westminster College (UW-Platteville Tournament), Wis.
1 pm Women's Soccer at Wartburg College, Iowa
7 pm Football at Crown College Bonifacius, Minn.
Sep 6 36 pm Men's Soccer hosts Viterbo University (Gustavus Classic) Peter, Minn.
4 pm Women's Soccer at Luther College, Iowa

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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Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Matt Thomas ( or x7510).

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