Inside Gustavus (October 20, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 7

Faculty/Staff Activities

Rebecca Fremo (English) delivered a paper co-authored with Patricia English-Schneider (Communication Studies) at the Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Mankato on Oct. 13. The paper was titled "Dangerous Intersections: Where Academic Feminisms Meet Rural America."

Kathleen Keller (History) gave the commentary to a panel on "Sex, Gender, and Empire" at the Mankato Northern Great Plains History Conference on Sept. 24, 2011.

Anna Hulseberg (Library) was elected to a two-year term as Treasurer of the Minnesota Library Association.

An empirical article, "Representations for phonotactic learning in infancy," that Kyle Chambers (Psychology) co-authored with Kristine Onishi (McGill University) and Cynthia Fisher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) was included in a special issue of Language Learning and Development, which is freely available online at

Will Freiert's (Classics) review of "A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities" by J.C. McKeown appeared in the latest issue of the International Journal of the Classical Tradition.


Student Achievements

The Gustavus Forensics Team took first place in the team sweepstakes at the Larry Schnoor Invitational at Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday, Oct. 15. Gustavus senior Chloe Radcliffe took second place in the individual sweepstakes by placing fourth or better in four different events. Click here to read more about the team's results at the tournament.


Funding Opps

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

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers the SURF program for students majoring in science, mathematics, or engineering. Students participate in one of six laboratories and receive a $5,000 stipend for 11 weeks, plus housing and travel costs. The anticipated deadline for summer 2012 is February 15. The application includes a portion completed by an institutional representative (see below) and a set of materials provided by student applicants. For more information, see

    Bob Weisenfeld serves as the institutional representative and is available to assist students in proposal preparation. He can be reached at x7049 or

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 recapping Family Weekend.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from the To Write Love on Her Arms event.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Author Day event.

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:

  • Minnesota Public Radio featured one of the current exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 14.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on Sunday, Oct. 16 about Elizabeth Maxwell-Garner’s lecture regarding the current exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art.
  • The Huffington Post posted a Q & A interview with Peg O’Connor (Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies) on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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


Position Openings

  • Plumber, Physical Plant

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

From the President's Desk

I want to share some news regarding staffing transitions in the President's Office. Ms. Jean Noren has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant and will begin her work on Nov. 3. Jean is a 1988 graduate of Mankato State University. She has served in multiple positions, most recently as Marketing Specialist, at The Occasions Group in Mankato since 2001.

In addition, Ms. Pat Leagjeld, who has served as Administrative Assistant in the President's Office since 2000, transitioned to the Admission Office as Administrative Office Assistant and began her work in the Office earlier this month. Please join me in welcoming Jean to our campus community and thanking Pat for her good work in the President's Office.


News & Announcements

Say Cheese...The Marketing and Communication Office announces the opening of a new portrait photography service for the campus community. The purpose is to take professional quality head shots that can be used for profile pages on the Gustavus website, as well as for campus publications and media relations requests.

Starting Tuesday, faculty and administrators are invited to schedule an appointment for their updated photo in the new studio in the lower level of the Lundgren House. The studio will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 4:30 pm and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Appointments are scheduled in 15-minute blocks. Pre-registration for appointments is required and you can register through the Gustavus google calendar by clicking here.

As an incentive to motivate you to get a new photo, the Marketing and Communication Office has partnered with the Book Mark to offer a drawing to the first 100 individuals to have their photo taken. Two lucky drawing winners will receive a $25 Book Mark gift card. If you have  questions please contact Tim Kennedy at x6395.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day...The Saint Peter Police Department has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. National Take-Back Day will provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Four days after last fall's Take-Back Day, Congress passed legislation amending the Controlled Substances Act to allow the DEA to develop a process for people to safely dispose of their prescription drugs. DEA immediately began developing this process. Saint Peter Police will have 3 drop off sites to make it as convenient for you as possible. You can drop off any prescription drugs including liquids (no needles will be allowed) at one of these locations: Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street; Saint Peter Community Center, door B; or the Jackson Student Center lobby, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. Medications may be dropped off either with or without an original container. The process is quick and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Vacation Donations Being Accepted...Employees who would like to donate vacation hours for a Gustavus employee who will be on an approved FMLA leave and will run out of paid-time benefits should complete and sign a request for transfer of vacation hours available at the Office of Human Resources (x7304).

Get Your Flu Shot...Homeland Health will be offering additional flu shots for employees, students, retirees, spouses, and dependents on Thursday, Oct. 27. Age 3 and older can receive the flu injection and age 18 - 64 can receive T-dap. Click here for more information.


Campus Happenings

Faculty Shop Talk...Daniel Moos (Education) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2011/12 academic year. His talk entitled, “’I do not want to hear multiple perspectives!’ Theoretical and empirical perspectives on our students' view of knowledge” will be presented on Friday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. 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

Author 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Minneapolis-based author Eric Dregni will read from and discuss his cross-cultural memoir of living in Norway as a Fulbright scholar, In Cod We Trust (2008), and also talk about his latest book, also published by the University of Minnesota Press, Vikings in the Attic (2011). The event will take place in the Interpretive Center.

Our Story Conference...Dr. Christopher diCarlo, a philosopher of science and ethics, will speak at Gustavus Adolphus College’s annual Our Story Conference on Saturday, Oct. 29. Click here for more details about the conference and its keynote speaker.

International Festival...On Saturday, Nov. 19, the International Cultures Club sponsors its International Festival in Alumni Hall. The festival is an annual event featuring music, dancing, cultural displays, world cuisines, and a fashion show. All are welcome. The festival begins at 5 pm with cultural displays. Performances begin at 5:45 pm. Admission is free!

Film Screening...Dr. Chérif Këita, Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures at Carleton College, will present his recent documentary “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa” at Gustavus Adolphus College on Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Confer Hall 128.

Blood Drive...Members of the Gustavus community will have the opportunity to give blood at the 2011 American Red Cross fall blood drive, hosted by the Communication Studies Club. The drive will be held Nov. 2 and 3 in Alumni Hall from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Anyone may sign-up outside the Market Place on Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. You can also signup online. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

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. 21 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Sunday, Oct. 23 - No Chapel, Reading Break
  • Monday, Oct. 24 - No Chapel, Reading Break
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 - No Chapel, Reading Break
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Morning Prayer, Gustavus Choir
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 - Taize
  • Friday, Oct. 28 - Luke Paquin, Young Adults in Global Mission


Facility Hours

Library Hours for Reading Days...Friday, Oct. 21, 8 am - 4:45 pm; Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, Oct. 23, Noon - 6 pm; Monday, Oct. 24, 8 am - 4:45 pm; Tues., Oct. 25, 8 am - 1 am.



For Sale...Simplicity 521e snow thrower. Single stage, 5.25 hp, 4 cycle B&S engine with electric start. New in 2009, has less than 10 hrs on it. Asking $450. If interested, call 507-934-6748 or e-mail

Baby grand piano for sale. Kranich and Bach "Grandette" (4 ft. 9 in) parlor piano. Refinished and well maintained. Very clean, traditional style and comes with a matching bench. Write or call for pix and further description. or 612-308-6835.

For Rent...Charming Tudor Revival house with 3 bedrooms, bookcase-lined office, 2 bathrooms, living room, formal dining room, breakfast nook, and basement family room. Available November 1 through summer 2012, dates negotiable. Character home with hardwood floors throughout, natural woodwork, and working fireplace. Includes piano and spacious two-car garage. Desirable location, across the street from Minnesota Square Park and walking distance to campus, downtown, and schools. Great neighbors. 916 South 4th Street. $900 per month, plus utilities. Contact Mark at (360) 945-5130 or

In Search Of...White birch trees (dead) for Christmas decorations at First Lutheran Church. Large trimmings might work. Contact Patricia Freiert at 934-5508 or

"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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Tomorrow 4 pm Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
Nov 2529 Thanksgiving Recess Campus
Nov 29 1 pm Women's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh State University (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
46:30 pm Men's Basketball hosts Buena Vista University Peter, Minn.
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 30 Career Exploration Registration Deadline Development (lower level Campus Center)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11 am to noon Tech Bytes: Virtual Meeting Spaces Hall 124B
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:351:15 pm Pyramid Circuit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:455:45 pm HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:308:30 pm WRITI Dinner and Workshop: Using Writing to Assess Student Learning in the WRITI Course's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
67 pm Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Mata 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1 66:40 am Fitness Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:306:30 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
7:308:30 pm Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 2 911 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Cardio Dance 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
4:305:30 pm Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary's University Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's University, Minn.
78 pm Jen Onsum- An advocate for people with disabilities Hall 101
78 pm Zumba w/ Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 3 66:40 am Strictly Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session Beta Kappa Room
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
5:306:30 pm Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Dec 45 Men's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invite, Minn.
Women's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invite, Minn.
Dec 4 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: Hymns on Tap Dive
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Pilates 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
4:306 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
7:0510:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts Saint John's University Peter, Minn.
7:30 pm Women's Hockey at College of Saint Benedict Joseph, Minn.
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXL Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Dec 5 1 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts College of Saint Benedict Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Hockey at Saint John's University Cloud, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
3:305 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXL Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Dec 6 3:305 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel

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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