Inside Gustavus (October 6, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 5

Faculty/Staff Activities

Terry Morrow (Communication Studies) presented "Reflections on the Minnesota Shutdown of 2011" during a lunch presentation for the University of Minnesota Communication Studies Department.

Denis Crnkovic, (MLLC, Russian), had his article "Word Spacing in the Early Printed Glagolitic Texts " accepted for publication in Slovo, The Journal of the Croatian Old Church Slavic Institute, in Zagreb. The article is scheduled to appear in issue number 61 in December, 2011.

Sujay Rao (History) presented a paper entitled "The Holy Man of Mandisovi: Popular Dissent in Federalist Argentina, 1821-1827" at the conference of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on October 1, 2011. The paper was based on research carried out with the assistance of a Gustavus Adolphus College Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Grant.

Chris Johnson (Vocation and Integrative Learning, Center for Servant Leadership) presented on "Asking Big Questions: Spirituality, Sustainability, and Social Justice" at the annual national conference of Imagining America: The Arts and Humanities in Public Life, Sept. 24. In July he was invited to help design and lead a Courage and Renewal retreat for facilitators in the InCommons project. InCommons (for which Johnson is also a facilitator) is a community-based, statewide initiative to connect people face-to-face and online to share credible tools, knowledge and resources to solve community problems. Also this summer he was invited by Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin to help design and facilitate a new "CALM" (Creating a Life of Meaning) Retreat for sophomores.

Scott Moore (Music) was acting bass trombonist for the opening concert series of the Minnesota Orchestra. This marks the 14th season he has performed with the ensemble.

Angelique Dwyer (MLLC / LALACS) published an article entitled "Performing Chicanas in Cyberspace:" edited by Luz Angélica Kirschner.


Funding Opps

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

  • The Rockefeller Foundation offers Scholarly Residencies that last four weeks and align with the Foundation’s areas of interest, which can be found at Applications from scholars from various disciplines at all career stages with a record of significant achievement in their field will be accepted until December 1 for residency between mid-August 2012 and mid-December 2012. Guidelines can be found at

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 watch a You Tube video - "Voices from the 2011 Nobel Conference."
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery of the Sesquicentennial and Campaign Gustavus Kickoff Dinner
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from day one of the Nobel Conference.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from day two of the Nobel Conference.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery of the Homecoming Parade

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:

  • The Mankato Free Press printed two articles about day two of the Nobel Conference in its Thursday, Oct. 6 edition. Nobel Conference presenters John Donoghue and Paul Glimcher were quoted in the stories.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed two articles about day one of the Nobel Conference in its Wednesday, Oct. 5 edition. Nobel Conference presenters Larry Young and Vilayanor Ramachandran were quoted in the stories.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story about the Nobel Conference on its Tuesday, Oct. 4 newscasts. Chuck Niederriter (Physics) and Larry Young were interviewed for the the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a preview of the Nobel Conference in its Sunday, Oct. 2 edition.
  • The Mankato Free press printed a story about the football team's 37-20 loss to Concordia in its Sunday, Oct. 2 Sports section.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story about the dedication of Beck Academic Hall on its Saturday, Oct. 1 newscasts. Alumnus and Chair of Campaign Gustavus Warren Beck '67 was interviewed for the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about the kickoff of Campaign Gustavus in its Saturday, Oct. 1 edition.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story about the dedication of Beck Academic Hall in its Thursday, Oct. 6 edition. Warren Beck '67, Provost Mark Braun, student Chloe Radcliffe '12 , Professor Jennifer Ackil (Psychology), and Board of Trustees Chair Mark Bernhardson '71 were all quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story about Oct. 1 being declared Gustavus Adolphus College Day in its Thursday, Oct. 6 edition.

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 Support Staff

  • Georgianna Elliott, Registered Dietician, Dining Service
  • Shari Jacobson, Market Place Supervisor, Dining Service

From the President's Desk

A Note from President Ohle...The College's core value of community has never been expressed more effectively than it has over the last ten days.  A simple thank you for what so many did to help with the kickoff of our Sesquicentennial, the dedication of Beck Hall, the announcement of Campaign Gustavus, the celebration of Homecoming, and the 47th Nobel Conference is not adequate. I wish I could thank each of you personally, but I hope you know how much the Board of Trustees, the administration, and I thank you for your part in helping thousands of people know Gustavus in a special way.

We have received comments from our many alumni and friends acknowledging the warmth and sincerity of the entire Gustavus community.  People who commented noted the friendliness and thoughtfulness of everyone they met.  From Dining Service staff to the Physical Plant crew, the Alumni and Advancement staffs to the workers for the Nobel Conference, the faculty who met with alumni and others as they walked through the academic buildings to the staff at the Information Desk, everyone contributed to the success of the many activities over the past week.

We had a magnificent worship service on Sunday to end Homecoming Weekend.  The alumni choir, combined with the Gustavus Choirs, and the musicians at the Nobel Conference and Concert touched our visitors in very special ways.  Even the weather was better than we could have asked for.

Thank you again to the entire Gustavus community.


News & Announcements

Gustie Breakfasts...You are invited to a Gustie Breakfast Monday, October 10. (Please note day change to Monday in October only.) Reserve your spot by e-mailing or call 507-933-6042.

Engage with other friends of Gustavus and learn something about the College at these events. The on-campus breakfasts will be held at 7:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of each month in a campus banquet room. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple, payable at the door.

This month’s breakfast will feature President Jack R. Ohle. President Ohle will speak about the College's 150th academic year - it's Sesquicentennial. Upcoming breakfasts include Rob Gardner, artistic director of this year's Christmas in Christ Chapel on Nov. 9 and David Kenney, the author of the two Gustavus Sesquicentennial books on Dec. 14. Visit for more information.


Campus Happenings

Faculty Shop Talk...Elizabeth Baer (English) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2011/12 academic year. Her talk entitled, "How I Spent my Summer Vacation: Travel to Dakar, Senegal, for Scholarly Research” will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 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,

Patricia Hampl Appearance...Award-winning author Patricia Hampl will be at Gustavus on Thursday, Oct. 13 to read from several of her works. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Physics Lecture...Alumna Michelle Price '08 will present a lecture on her work in applied physics at the University of Michigan at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Room 220 of Olin 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, Oct. 7 - Mayra Taylor
  • Sunday, Oct. 9 - Holy Communion, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Oct. 10 - Phil Bryant
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 - David Weiss, Coming Out Day
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 - Morning Prayer, Choir of Christ Chapel
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 - Taize
  • Friday, Oct. 14 - Senior Matthew Swenson


Off-Campus Events of Interest

Readings at Art Center...Elsa Cornell and Christian Braunger will be presenting the last hurrah reading of a beautifully writeen script for "Oscar and the Lady in Pink" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. The readings will take place at the Art Center of St. peter on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission at the door.

St. Peter Oktoberfest...The City of St. Peter will celebrate Oktoberfest, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15 in downtown. Polka music will be featured in the afternoon with rock music in the evening. A variety of food and beverages will be available. If you would like to purchase a $5 button for attendance to evening events, contact the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 933-7520.



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Upcoming events
Date Event
May 22Tomorrow Final Days Sale at the Books Book Mark
Spring Semester Final Exams Campus
Tomorrow Spring Semester Ends Campus
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
4:308 pm Senior Week: Kick-Off Young Dining Room
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabe 217 (Gymnastics Room)
811 pm Senior Week: Johnny Holm Band Hall
TomorrowMay 27 Tomorrow at 11 pm to May 27 at 1 am Senior Week: Dive Dance Dive
May 27 Senior Week: Wine and Cheese Social Atrium
May 2728 May 27 at 9 pm to May 28 at 1 am Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universe of America
May 28 35 pm Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Reception Room
68 pm Senior Week: Presidents Banquet Young Dining Room
May 29 Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casino Lake Casino
May 2931 Spring Reunions Adolphus College Campus
May 29 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgating Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Game Field
May 30 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winners Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Light Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
May 31 Commencement Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshop Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnic Young Dining Room

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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