Inside Gustavus 

September 29, 2011 | Volume 44, Number 4

Faculty/Staff Activities

David Fienen, Emeritus Professor of Music, was substitute organist for four Sunday services this summer at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter, and substitute organist/conductor for Sunday services at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Sept. 18.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) published a paper entitled "The (Extensive) Pleasures of Food" in an anthology entitled Educated Tastes: Food, Drink and Connoisseur Culture, edited by Jeremy Strong.

Jeff A. Jenson (Library/Archives) presented at a session on Swedish Lutheran Archives at the 46th annual Northern Great Plains History Conference in Mankato on Sept. 23.

Julie Gilbert, Anna Hulseberg, and Jeff Jenson (Library) presented a panel titled "Bringing History to Life: Connecting Students with Primary and Secondary Sources" at the Northern Great Plains History Conference in Mankato on Sept. 22.

Beatriz Torres (Communication Studies), participated on Sept. 16 as a community expert panelist for the EBAN Experience Learning Session Three, in Saint Paul to speak about barriers to health care experienced by members of the Latino community in Minnesota. The EBAN Experience is a team-based collaborative that focuses on improving health disparities through community dialogue, experiential education and quality improvement projects. The initiative connects with communities served by HealthPartners clinics, hospitals and health plans; trains teams to address community health issues; and provides participants with the tools and infrastructure needed to generate solutions to transform care delivery and reduce disparities in care.


Student Achievements

Junior Emily Seelen has received a 2011 Environmental Protection Agency Undergraduate Fellowhip. The Fellowship provides up to $19,700 of support for a recipient's junior and senior year and up to $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship at an EPA facility.

The Gustavus forensics team started its year off with strong performances in the first two Mid-American Forensic League Tournaments on Sept. 24-25 at the University of Wisconson-Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Gustavus placed third in the Team Sweepstakes out of 10 teams in both events. Senior Chloe Radcliffe secured the team's lone first place individual performance in the Prose Interpretation event on the second day of competition.


Funding Opps

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

  • 2012-2013 Fellowships at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for Natural Scientists and Mathematicians

    Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment. Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Institute community are required during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2012 through May 31, 2013. The next deadline is November 15. For more information, application materials, and a list of past fellows, please see

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


Social Media

  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from Fall Fest in the Linnaeus Arboretum.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from SNL - Saturday Night in Lund.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from the Career Fair.

For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Tim Kennedy or Matt Thomas in Marketing and Communication ( 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:

  • A story about Joyce Sutphen (English) being named Minnesota's Poet Laureate was printed in the October 2011 edition of the Metro Lutheran.

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


New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Evan Skucius, Multimedia Classroom Support Specialist, GTS


Position Openings

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

News & Announcements

Gustavus Adolphus College Day...Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 has been declared Gustavus Adolphus College Day in the state of Minnesota by Governor Mark Dayton and in the City of St. Peter by Mayor Tim Strand. Click here to read the news story about those proclamations.

Ride Share Organization...If you commute from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and would like to explore ride sharing, please contact Rebekah Richards at We'll be using an on-line ride share software to connect us. It's easy and free. People interested in a set carpool day and time and those interested in occasional ride shares are welcome. Let's save gas, build community, and help the environment by sharing rides.

Library Book Sale...All books and VHS tapes will be 50 cents starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 7 with a $2 bag sale on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 & 9.

Visit the Archives...College and Lutheran Church Archives will be open the following times during the Fall 2011 semester: Monday through Thursday, 12:45 - 4:45 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m and 1 - 4:30 p.m.. Please contact archives staff if you are unable to visit during these hours. If you would like to schedule a class tour or coordinate a research assignment, please contact Archivist Jeff Jenson at 933-7572.


Campus Happenings

Beck Academic Hall Dedication...The Warren & Donna Beck Academic Hall will be officially dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The ceremony will take place in the atrium and all are welcome to attend.

Homecoming Parade...This year's Homecoming Parade will make its way through the middle of campus, starting at Norelius Hall, going down Eckman Mall and eventually ending near Lund Center. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.

Homecoming Athletic Events...The Gustavus football team will host Concordia College on Saturday, Oct. 1 with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m. Note the slightly different start time. The Gustavus women's soccer team will also play at home on Saturday when they host Carleton at Noon.

Homecoming Service of Celebration and Remembrance...This year's Homecoming worship service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in Christ Chapel. An alumni choir of up to 150 voices will join the Gustavus Choir to sing "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty."

Nobel Conference...The 47th annual Nobel Conference will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 4-5. If you don't have a ticket for this year's Nobel Conference, you can watch the lectures live online at Also be aware that Conference presenter John Donoghue is scheduled to appear on Minnesota Public Radio's midmorning show from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Listen to the interview live on Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, traffic on Ring Road will be switched to one-way as we welcome guests to the Conference. Parking options during the two-day Conference will be limited. Plan ahead.

Dance Prelude at Nobel...2004 graduate Ashleigh Penrod and professional dancer Erin Cairns Cella will perform a dance prelude titled Callosum at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Lund Center Arena before the final lecture of day one of the Nobel Conference.

Nobel Conference Concert...Vocalist Michael Jorgensen and pianist Bonnie Jorgensen present this special recital in conjunction with the Nobel Conference at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Special Theatre Performance...In conjunction with the Nobel Conference: The Brain and Being Human, the Department of Theatre & Dance presents Mick Gordon & Paul Broks' ON EGO, a poetic snapshot of the science of the mind and a startling expose of the illusion of self. The playwrights take us on a journey into the notion of identity, memory, neurological delusion and the fragile nature of love. Professor Emeritus Rob Gardner returns to Anderson Theatre to join the cast of ON EGO. Tickets online at

Music Colloquium Series...Aniruddh D. Patel, neuroscientist on music and Nobel Conference presenter, will give a lecture at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 as part of the Gustavus Music Colloquium Series. Patel's lecture will take place in Bjorling Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Creating a Safe Campus...Eyes Wide Open: Recognizing Stalking, Threats, & Violence in a College Community; Presented by Kristine Kienlen, Psy.D.; Alumni Hall; Wednesday, October 26; 9-11 a.m.

Faculty, staff, administration, and students are responsible for maintaining an educational and working environment that is safe. Vigilance and proactive reporting of concerning situations can help prevent campus violence. This training will assist with the recognition of various types of campus stalking, threats, and violence. Participants will gain a better understanding of information that needs to be reported to the Campus Threat Assessment Team (TAT) with the goal of early intervention and violence risk management.

Dr. Kristine Kienlen has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and specializes in Forensic Psychology. She has over 15 years of experience conducting forensic psychological evaluations with risk assessments of individuals involved in criminal and civil court proceedings. She has conducted a number of professional publications and presentations on the topic of stalking. Dr. Kienlen was previously employed as a forensic psychologist at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter and has been employed for 11 years by the Minnesota District Court. Dr. Kienlen has established a private practice ( providing threat assessment team training, consultations, and risk assessments to employers and colleges.

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. 30 - Chaplains and Ministry Team Commissioning
  • Sunday, Oct. 2 - Holy Communion, Homecoming Service
  • Monday, Oct. 3 - Chuck Niederriter
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 - No worship service due to the Nobel Conference
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 - No worship service due to the Nobel Conference
  • Thursday, Oct. 6 - Inter-Religious Serivce, Michelle Rusinko, Yom Kippur
  • Friday, Oct. 7 - Mayra Taylor


Off-Campus Events of Interest

Creative Nonviolence Lecture...The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) will host a lecture by Kathy Kelly, a co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m., on Our Lady of Good Counsel Campus, 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato.

The lecture, titled “Prospects for the Use of Creative Nonviolence in Gaza, the West Bank, Iraq and Afghanistan,” will be held in the SSND conference center on campus and is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected.

Kathy Kelly is a long-time peace and justice activist. She has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine and several other countries ravaged by war in order to tell the stories of the victims of war. She was recently a passenger on the “Audacity to Hope” as part of the U.S. Boat to Gaza Project. Kathy co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. She has received many awards over the past several years for her work against sanctions, war and occupation, and, on three separate occasions, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. For more information call SSND at 507-389-4200.



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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "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.
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.

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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