Inside Gustavus (October 13, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 6

Faculty/Staff Activities

Douglas Nimmo (Music) was inducted into the Society of Prometheans by the School of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Click here to read more about this honor.

A solo exhibition of drawings titled "Space Equals Oxygen" by Lois Peterson (Art and Art History) will open Oct. 13 and run through Dec. 23 in the Kader Gallery, located in the Pumphouse Art Center, LaCrosse, Wis. An opening reception will be held Nov. 4 at 5-7 pm. The Pumphouse is located at 119 King Street in downtown, LaCrosse. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Chad Wintefeldt (Chapel/Music) will present a recital of organ works by J. S. Bach at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 in the sanctuary of First Lutheran Church, 1114 W. Traverse Road, Saint Peter. As part of the ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary of the installation of Hendrickson Organ Company’s Opus 45, the recital features chorale preludes from the collection known as the “Leipzig Chorales.” Admission is free. The recital precedes a book signing event of “A Journey of Grace,” the autobiography of Rev. Herbert W. Chilstrom, first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Tom Huber (Physics), Nathaniel Beaver '12 and Justin Helps '11 had their paper "Elimination of standing wave effects in ultrasound radiation force excitation in air using random carrier frequency packets" published in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The new technique described in this paper was developed when they worked together during the summer of 2010 with funding support from the National Science Foundation.

Stephanie Otto (HES) recently presented two projects at the International e-Conference on Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology. The first as a lead author was titled "Daily physical activity and bone health among high school students". The second was co-authored with Gustavus students Kelly Maloney '12 and Sandie Walker '12 and titled "The effect of treadmill versus elliptical exercise on calcaneal stiffness index among college age females."


Student Achievements

The Gustavus Forensics Program won the team sweepstakes at the Jackrabbit Jousts, hosted by the South Dakota State University on Oct. 7-8. Senior Sam Hemmerich placed first in two individual events, while junior Hannah Engel also won an individual event championship. Click here to read more about the team's performance.

Funding Opps

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

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Short- and Long-term Visiting Research Fellowships…

    The AAS offers a wide range of visiting short-term research fellowships tenable for one to three months of research in the AAS library. It provides a stipend of $1,850 per month or $1,350 per month plus housing. Please see AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities long-term research awards support four to 12 months of residence. The maximum available stipend is $50,400. More information can be found at The deadline for both awards is January 15.

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 see a Flickr photo gallery of the dedication of Beck Academic Hall
  • Click here to see an updated Flickr photo gallery of the Homecoming Parade.
  • Click here to see a Flickr photo gallery of the Steven Crowder speaking appearance.

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


New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Catherine Tholkes, Gift Accounting Specialist, Institutional Advancement


Position Openings

  • Assistant Director of Residential Life - Posted 10/5/11

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

News & Announcements

Update on Search for New VP of Marketing and Communication...The Search Committee for the Vice President for Marketing and Communication is pleased to announce that candidates for the position will be on campus in the next ten days. We are excited to have you meet with them. We are pleased to make available to the campus community materials for the three candidates. Although the names of the candidates are now known by the Gustavus community, we remind you that confidentiality regarding the finalists is important. Please bear in mind that each of the candidates holds a significant position elsewhere; any further inquiries about them should be handled with sensitivity and discretion. The candidates' material and information concerning open sessions available to the community are located at the following link: We encourage you to attend the open sessions with the finalists, as your schedules permit. Evaluation forms will be available at the open sessions. The Search Committee would very much appreciate your feedback.

C in CC Tickets...Do you have your tickets purchased for Christmas in Christ Chapel yet? Tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon on Monday, Oct. 17. Gustavus students and staff are allotted one complimentary ticket. Other tickets are $17.50 each. Purchase your tickets online at

HR Announcement...Please refer to the online version of the Employee Benefits Booklet and the Administrative and Support Staff Handbook for the most current version. It can be found under Human Resources, and then click on Restricted Employment Resources.

Employee Benefits Booklet: The Employee Benefits Booklet has been updated to reflect that in the event your employment ends, you may continue your medical, dental, and life insurance coverage for up to three months.

Administrative and Support Staff Handbook: A new safety policy was added to the Campus Safety section.


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,

Tuition Benefit Meeting...There will be a Tuition Benefit meeting open to all employees from 12-1:15 p.m. Thursday, October 27 in the Dive. Kirk Carlson and Richard Aune will present information about admission, tuition benefit and tuition exchange options. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please contact Kirk Carlson at or x6362 if you have questions.

Arb Lecture Series...The Third Saturday at the Arb lecture series begins this Saturday, Oct. 15 with Cindy Johnson (Biology), on the topic of “Lions, Cheetahs, and Students, Oh My! Teaching and Living in Tanzania: A Fulbright Scholar’s Perspective.”  The time is 9:30 a.m. and the place is the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.  

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. 14 - Senior Matthew Swenson
  • Sunday, Oct. 16 - Holy Communion, Choir of Christ Chapel, Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, Christ Chapel Handbells
  • Monday, Oct. 17 - Andrea Junson
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 - Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 - Healing Service, Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Friday, Oct. 21 - Chaplain Rod Anderson

Seminary & Divinity School Day 2011...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership is hosting Seminary & Divinity School Day on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 9:30am-4:00pm, in Christ Chapel, the Jackson Campus Center, and Alumni Hall. Eighteen seminaries and divinity schools from across the country will be represented at tables in the Heritage Room throughout the day and participating in presentations during the morning and afternoon. Keynote address to be presented by Sarah Ruble (religion); Dwelling in the Word for discernment presented by Blake Couey (religion). All Gustavus students and staff are welcome for events throughout the day; lunch only for those who pre-registered, please.


Off-Campus Events of Interest

Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative Fundraiser...Monday, Oct. 17 from 6-8:30 pm at the Red Sky Lounge in Mankato on 2nd Avenue. Three fabulous local musical acts, Fish Frye, the Jim McGuire Jazz Trio, and Sister Gin will perform, and appetizers will be served; beverages will be for sale, including fair trade wines. Fair trade educational materials will be available, as well as fair trade products for sale. Tickets are $25 each. The Fair Trade movement supports the purchase of products that pass Fair Trade Certification. These products enable producers in the global south to make a fair wage and support their families and the environment. Fair trade also includes a social premium that helps communities to improve water quality, education, and healthcare.

GLA Fall Author Day...Gustavus Library Associates is hosting senior book editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Laurie Hertzel, for GLA Fall Author Day on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Edina Country Club, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tickets ($25) are still available for the brunch and the talk by contacting the Office of Marketing and Communication at 933-7520, or visiting

Oktoberfest...St. Peter Oktoberfest opens with New Ulm’s famous Wendinger Band beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in downtown St. Peter (Grace Street and Minnesota Avenue).  Rock band 69 Cents is on stage at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 15, polka legends, The Bockfest Boys of New Ulm play at 2 p.m. with Mankato’s premier rock band IV Play headlining at 7 p.m.  Music, great food and drink, and a Sauerkraut Eating Contest await you at St. Peter Oktoberfest 2011!  An Oktoberfest button ($5) is needed for the evening events!  

Lutefisk Supper...Scandian Grove Lutheran Church will host its annual Lutefisk Fall Supper on Saturday, Nov. 5. On the menu are meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, lefse, buns, apple and pumpkin dessert, milk, coffee...and of course lutefisk. Open for both lunch and dinner, serving 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The church is located 10 miles West of St. Peter on Hwy 22 and 1/2 mile North on County Road 52. Take outs will be available.    


Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education...Darrell Jodock (Religion) will give a presentation on "Science and Religion and Faith" at Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. Partners in Education is a program coordinated and sponsored by Church Relations in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums in congregations of the ELCA.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host weekend confirmation retreats for St. Paul Lutheran Church from Wyoming, MN, and for Central Lutheran Church of Minneapolis on October 14-16. Confirmation youth from First Lutheran Church of LeSueur, MN, and Woodlake Lutheran Church of Richfield, MN, will also be on campus for one-day retreats on Satuday, October 15.

Gustavus Youth Outreach (GYO) teams will be working with youth groups from St. Paul Lutheran Church of Wyoming, MN, and Central Lutheran Church of Minneapolis. GYO teams are planning to lead games and activities, music, and Bible Study with the groups. Gustavus Youth Outreach, sponsored by Church Relations, consists of student teams who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations.


Telecommunications Updates

Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2010-11."

  • Georgianna Elliott, Dining Service, phone: x7608,e-mail: gelliott, Change dept and phone
  • Shari Jacobson, Dining Service, phone: x7070, e-mail: sjacobs2, Addition
  • Catherine Tholkes, Advancement, phone: x6155, e-mail: ctholkes, Addition

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



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Seeking Room or Apartment...I will be teaching a January-term course at Gustavus Adolphus College in January 2012, and I am looking for a room/small apartment to rent during that month. I used to live in Saint Peter, and I taught January-term courses at Gustavus in the past 3 years. All I am looking for is a place to stay during that month, preferably not far from campus.You can reach me at my e-mail: or phone number 403-487-0979.

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Upcoming events
Date Event
YesterdayToday Yesterday at 6 pm to Today at 6 am Relay For Life of Gustavus Adolphus College Arena
Yesterday at 7 pm to Today at 7 am Relay For Life at Gustavus Adolphus College Arena
TodayTomorrow Women's Golf at MSU, Mankato Spring Invitational James, Minn. and Mankato, Minn.
Today 9 am to 3 pm 2015 Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) Campus Center
1011 am Women's Rugby behind the baseball diamond
11 am to 5 pm Baseball hosts Bethel University (DH) (Senior Day) Peter, Minn.
noon to 1 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tounarment Field
noon to 6 pm Softball hosts Bethel University (DH) (Alumnae/Parents Day) Peter, Minn.
15 pm TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege Hall
15 pm TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege Auditorium, Nobel Hall
1:30 pm Women's Tennis at Carleton College, Minn.
1:302:30 pm Kacie Foster, Senior Piano Recital Recital Hall
2:303:30 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tounarment Field
3:304:30 pm Mary Krafthefer, Senior Piano Recital Recital Hall
79 pm Premium Weekend Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Auditorium, Nobel Hall
710 pm Men's Tennis hosts DePauw University, Wis.
7:309 pm Amber Evenson, mezzo soprano and Hannah Enright, mezzo soprano, Student Voice Recital Recital Hall
810 pm How I Know The World: The Gustavus Dance Company In Concert Theatre
1011:59 pm Premium Weekend Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 23 to Tomorrow Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
TomorrowApr 20 Men's Golf hosts Bobby Krig Invitational, Minn. and Le Sueur, Minn.
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
10:30 am to 1:30 pm Men's Tennis vs. University of Chicago, Wis.
noon Women's Tennis at Concordia College, N.D.
noon to 4 pm Men's Tennis hosts St. Cloud State University Peter, Minn.
12 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tournament Field
1:303 pm The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Home Concert Recital Hall
24 pm How I Know The World: The Gustavus Dance Company In Concert Theatre
24 pm Premium Weekend Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Auditorium, Nobel Hall
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
310 pm Room Draw Hall
3:30 pm Women's Tennis at Moorhead State University, N.D.
3:304:30 pm Danielle Fulghum, clarinet, Student Recital Recital Hall
3:304:30 pm Gustavus Men's Lacrosse Home Tournament Field
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 20 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
3:304:30 pm Talk/Presentation by Artist and 1993 graduate of Gustavus Department of Art/Art History, John Preus Department Lecture Hall
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelsey 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-Crisis 101
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 217 (Gymnastics Room)
89 pm "Do the Math" Screening 101
Apr 2130 Fall Registration Campus
Apr 21 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11 am to noon Provost's Listening Post Campus Center - Upper Level Tables
noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Banse Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threat 217 (Gymnastics Room)
2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts Concordia College (DH) Peter, Minn.
45 pm DEEP Spring break Showcase Café
56:30 pm Daily Cultural Mixer Café
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabe 217 (Gymnastics Room)
79 pm Feminism and Secularism Hall
7:309 pm Physics Research Lecture 220
Apr 22 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Morning Prayer" Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE - Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Cardio Fit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
3:308:30 pm Softball at Augsburg College (DH), Minn.
45 pm Know Your Vote Café
4:305:30 pm HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306 pm New Faculty Mentor/Mentee Social (tenure-track only) Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
56:30 pm Daily Cultural Mixer ILS house
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm 2014-15 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence Lecture, Swedish Poet Aase Berg Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Green House Tour and Social Young Dining Room
Apr 23 6:307:20 am WE-Bootcamp 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
10 am to 2 pm Sustainability Fair Center Upper Level
12:401:20 pm WE-Kickboxing 217
1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Group Resource Room, Old Main 103
2:303:30 pm TRX with Sara Floor mats in Lund
2:305 pm Well-being Fair! Arena
3:456 pm Men's Tennis hosts Saint John's University Peter, Minn.
56:30 pm Daily Cultural Mixer Center
67 pm Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm PBK Lecture "American Indians in the American Popular Imagination" Hall 127
79 pm Big Speaker: Scott Dikkers Chapel
79 pm The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan Hall 101
8:309:30 pm Earth Hour Bonfire Pitt
8:3010:30 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Apr 24 Withdraw Deadline Campus
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Service of Recognition for Newly Tenured Faculty" Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobics 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Global Opportunities After Gustavus: Work, Teach, or Volunteer for Servant Leadership
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
4:306 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm David Lim, Senior Organ Recital Chapel
911 pm Comedian: Pete Lee Café
Apr 25 Men's Track and Field hosts Drake Alternative/Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
Women's Track and Field hosts Drake Alternative/Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
Apr 2526 Saint John's University Spring Invitational Cloud, Minn. and Monticello, Minn.
Women's Golf at Carleton Colllege Spring Invitational, Minn.
Apr 25 9 am to 3 pm GACAC Business Meeting and Faith Conference Chapel and Alumni Hall
10 am to 2 pm Cheerleading Tryouts 217 (Gymnastics Room)
16 pm Softball hosts Hamline University (DH) (Senior Day) Peter, Minn.
1:302:30 pm Katie Landreville, Senior Bassoon Recital Recital Hall
2:305:30 pm Men's Tennis at Carleton College, Minn.
2:308:30 pm Baseball at Macalester College (DH) Paul, Minn.
3:304:30 pm Kendra Frey, violin and Matt Broschard, percussion, Joint Student Recital Recital Hall
47 pm Women's Tennis at University of St. Thomas Paul, Minn.
611 pm Diversity Ball Hall
7:308:30 pm Michael Eastwood, double bass, A Senior Recital Recital Hall
Apr 26 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
noon Women's Tennis hosts College of Saint Benedict Peter, Minn.
noon to 3 pm Men's Tennis at University of St. Thomas Paul, Minn.
16 pm Softball at UW-Stout (DH), Wis.
1:302:30 pm The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert Recital Hall
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:30 pm Hannah Walters, viola & soprano, and Elizabeth Sherman, trumpet & piano, A Student Recital Recital Hall
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Tony Ouradnik, organ, A Senior Recital Chapel
Apr 27 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
2:308:30 pm Baseball at Martin Luther College (DH) Ulm, Minn.
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelsey 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:3011:30 pm Softball vs. College of St. Scholastica (DH) (U of Minn.), Minn.
78 pm Stress Busters, Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 217 (Gymnastics 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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