Inside Gustavus (October 27, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 8

Faculty/Staff Activities

Ulrika Dahl (Scandinavian Studies) was published in The Gender of Globalization: Women navigating cultural and economic marginalities by Ann Kingsolver and Nandini Guernewardena. Her essay is titled "Progressive women, traditional men: Globalization, migration and equality in the rural northern periphery of the European Union." The anthology has been awarded the Society for the Anthropology of Work's annual book prize.

Dahl’s essay "The road to writing: An ethno(bio)graphic memoir" will be published in November in the anthology Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies edited by Mona Livholts on Routledge. She will be drawing on this essay, which is a series of reflections on Sweden-U.S. migrations, the poetics of family history and the politics of rurality in an age of globalization, during my talk at the Swedish-American Institute in Minneapolis on Nov. 30, 2011 - all colleagues are most welcome to attend.

"Sculpture Works," a solo exhibition by Sesquicentennial Sculptor Greg Mueller, opens this Sunday, Oct. 30 and will run through Nov. 20 at the Bluffton University Albrecht Gallery in Ohio. He is also exhibiting work in "Millenium Sculpture; Concept, Craft, Traditions, and Trends in American Sculpture" at the Bowling Green State University School of Art Bryan Gallery, Ohio. The Closing Reception/Artist Panel Discussion is Saturday, Nov. 19.

An article by Darrell Jodock, "The Vocation of a Lutheran College and Religious Diversity" has been published in the Spring 2011 issue of Intersections.

On October 21, Jodock gave a presentation on "Gustavus and the Third Path" at a Symposium on "Legacy and Leadership," held at Concordia University, Austin, Texas. The Symposium was co-sponsored by that University and the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America (LECNA). Representatives from seven other Lutheran colleges also gave presentations. They were from Luther (IA), Concordia (MN), Pacific Lutheran (WA), Newberry (SC), Concordia (TX), Concordia (WI), and Concordia (AL).

Julie Gilbert (Library) presented a session at the Minnesota Library Association Conference titled "So Many Books, So Little Time: College Students and Recreational Reading." Gilbert was also elected co-chair of the Diversity and Outreach Round Table.

Sonja Timmerman (Library), in collaboration with staff at St. Mary's University-Twin Cities, presented a session on streamlining interlibrary loan workflow and patron communication at the ExLibris Upper Midwest User Group conference in Fargo, ND on Oct. 18.

The latest issue of Argumentation & Advocacy includes an article written by Pamela Conners (Communication Studies) and her co-authors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The article is titled, "'The Research Says': Definitions and Uses of a Key Policy Term in Federal Law and Local School Board Deliberations."

Doug Huff (Philosophy) gave three talks at the Lay School of Theology (a consortium of Lutheran churches in Minneapolis) on Oct. 7-8. The talks were on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Soren Kierkegaard, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

 

Funding Opps

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

  • Support for Host Institutions for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes

    The NEH provides grants to support national faculty development programs in the humanities for high school teachers, or for college and university faculty. Awards for summer seminars range from $60,000 to $140,000, and awards for institutes range from $80,000 to $200,000. The tentative deadline for project directors to submit an application is March 1, 2012. Updated guidelines will be posted in January 2012. In the meantime, last year’s program announcement can be referenced at neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or bweis@gustavus.edu).

 

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media locally, regionally, or around the nation:

  • Vince Thomas, Internship Director in the College's Center for Servant Leadership, will be recognized as a WCCO Radio 'Good Neighbor' on Friday, Oct. 28.
  • Gustavus was mentioned in an MSN.com story on Wednesday, Oct. 26 regarding the Kiplinger's Personal Finance rankings for Best Values in Private Colleges. Gustavus was named the 40th best value among liberal arts colleges in the country.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a special 16-page section on Thursday, Oct. 27 to commemorate the College's 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 mthomas@gustavus.edu).

From the President's Desk

I am pleased to announce that the Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee of 2011 will be awarded to Mr. Robert Schlueter, Information Systems Lead/Assistant Chef, the Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee for 2011 will be given to Chaplain Rachel Larson, and the Faculty Service Award for 2011 will be given to Dr. John Cha, Associate Professor of Religion.

Please join me and other members of the College community for the award ceremony on Founder’s Day, Monday, October 31 at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel.  We will recognize the contributions of these three exemplary employees as well as the outstanding work of the many Gustavus employees across the campus.  You are invited to a reception in Alumni Hall in honor of the recipients following the award ceremony.

I want to say a special thank you to the members of the Schultz Award, Norelius Award, and Faculty Service Award selection committees and to the many people who wrote such thoughtful and inspiring letters of nomination on behalf of their co-workers.  The wonderful people who work at Gustavus are clearly the College’s greatest resource.

 

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on October 18 and 25 and discussed the following topics:

  • Members reviewed a draft of an ADA all-college policy. Consensus was that a Human Resources Office Representative should serve as the College compliance officer. The Board of Trustees will discuss the policy at its January Board meeting. The policy will be reviewed by the College's counsel and shared with the Faculty Senate.
  • A brief report was given regarding last week’s visit by representatives of the architectural firm, Hastings+Chivetta, who have been retained to work with the faculty and the administration on the renovation and addition to Nobel Hall.  Associate Professor of Chemistry Scott Bur is coordinating the work with the architects.  The architects will be back on campus in November to again discuss the project with the faculty.
  • President Ohle and Vice President Young gave a brief report on the Major Gift Committee meeting held on October 24 regarding planning for the solicitation of major gifts for Campaign Gustavus.
  • President Ohle and Vice President VanHecke reported that they met with a number of students on Friday, October 21 regarding the creation of interfaith worship space on campus.
  • Discussion was held concerning the need for continued campus-wide space planning, and hiring an architect for the renovation of the Social Science Building will be the first step in that planning.    

 

News & Announcements

Ride Share Info...Do you commute between St. Peter and the metro area? Would you like to share rides? Check out the new Gustavus ride share board at gacrideshare.erideshare.com/. The password is "GAC150". Let's save on gas, money, pollution and have some great conversation along the road.

 

Campus Happenings

Our Story Conference...Dr. Christopher diCarlo, a philosopher of science and ethics, will speak at this year's Our Story Conference at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. To addres the conference's theme "What is African?" diCarlo will speak about the possible beginnings of human species on the continent of Africa and the social implications of this origin in our present life.

OcTUBAfest...Gustavus’ annual OcTUBAfest, featuring compositions for tuba and euphonium by student musicians, will hit the Jussi Björling stage at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, October 29. Saturday’s concert includes six new compositions by Gustavus students. The performance is free and open to the public.

Michael Schut Appearance...The Center for Servant Leadership will host Michael Schut for a public workship titled "Wholistic Stewardship: Living Our Call to Care for All Creation," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Heritage Room. Schut serves as development officer and program director of the Seattle-based, non-profit, Earth Ministry. He is also editor of the best-selling Simpler Living, Compassion Life series and author of its 12 week study guide.

William Reichard Appearance...The Gustavus English Department will host storyteller, poet, and educator William Reichard for a public reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Reichard is the editor of a newly published anthology of poetry, fiction, and essays addressing the most pressing issues of our time, titled American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice.

Alma Lopez Appearance...At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Los Angeles based digital artist Alma Lopez will present her controversial documentary titled "I Love Lupe," which looks at the Chicano artistic tradition of the reimagining of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A lecture on her newly released book Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez's "Irreverant" Apparition will follow the screening.

Wallenberg Lecture...Dr. Jennifer McBride, Board of Regents Chair in Ethics and Assistant Professor of Religion at Wartburg College, will deliver the 2011 Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in Wallenberg Auditorium, located in the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Blood Drive...Come and give blood on Nov. 2-3 in Alumni Hall during the Gustavus Communication Studies Club's annual blood drive. Walk-ins are welcomed but appointments are strongly preferred. Click here to sign up online.

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 gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

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. 28 - Luke Paquin, Young Adults in Global Mission
  • Sunday, Oct. 30 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Oct. 31 - Founders' Day - President Jack Ohle
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 - All Saints Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 - International Day
  • Friday, Nov. 4 - Chris Gilbert

 

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a confirmation retreat for Christ Lutheran Church of Faribault all day Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, morning, Oct. 29. A combined group of confirmation students from St. John's and Cross of Peace Lutheran Churches in Shakopee will be on campus for a day retreat on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Gustavus Youth Outreach teams will work with St. John's and Cross of Peace Lutheran Churches of Shakopee during their time on campus on Saturday, October 29. GYO weekend trips with additional teams of students include a trip to Amazing Grace Lutheran Church of Inver Grove Heights overnight Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, and an overnight lock in at Peace Lutheran Church of Cosmos from Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 29-30, and helping with worship on Sunday morning.

 

Plugs

For Sale...2000 silver Mustang convertible, $4,000, 117,000 miles, V-6, leather interior, in good condition.  Contact dminter@gustavus.edu or 507-382-1602 for more information.

"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
Aug 31 8 am to 5 pm Syllabuspalooza!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/syllabuspalooza-2/45688Konferensrum, Campus Center
1011 am Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45947Jackson Campus Center
noon to 4 pm New Faculty Tenure Track Welcome Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-tenure-track-welcome-lunch/45686Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
Sep 1 8:45 am to 4:30 pm New Faculty Orientation Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-day-12/45687Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
noon to 2 pm Returning Sabbatical Faculty Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/returning-sabbatical-faculty-lunch/45745President's Dining Room
1 pm Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-eau-claire-2/45211St. Peter, Minn.
58 pm Men's Soccer at Martin Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-martin-luther-college-3/45143New Ulm, Minn.
Sep 2 8:30 am to 2 pm Faculty Development Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-development-day-15/45689Three Crowns Room
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45991Olin 124 Lab
Sep 3 8:309 am Morning Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/morning-prayer-11/45943Christ Chapel
9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-25/45574Alumni Hall
12:152 pm New Faculty Mentors Lunch and Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-mentors-lunch-and-meeting-2/45690Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
23 pm Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45948Jackson Campus Center
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45990Olin 124 Lab
Sep 47 New Student Orientationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-student-orientation-12/39929Gustavus Campus
Sep 4 910 am Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45949Jackson Campus Center
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45989Olin 124 Lab
58 pm Men's Soccer hosts St. Norbert College (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-st-norbert-college-gustavus-classic/45144St. Peter, Minn.
68 pm Volleyball vs. Cornell College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-cornell-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44882Platteville, Wis.
810 pm Volleyball at UW-Platteville (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uw-platteville-uw-platteville-tournament-2/44884Platteville, Wis.
Sep 56 Men's Golf at Augsburg Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-augsburg-invitational-3/45643Ham Lake, Minn.
Women's Golf at Saint Benedict Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-saint-benedict-invite/45651Sartell, Minn.
Sep 5 10 am Women's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45634St. Peter, Minn.
10 am to noon Volleyball vs. Ripon College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-ripon-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44885Platteville, Wis.
10:45 am Men's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45627St. Peter, Minn.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball vs. Westminster College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-westminster-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44886Platteville, Wis.
1 pm Women's Soccer at Wartburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-wartburg-college/45212Waverly, Iowa
7 pm Football at Crown Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-crown-college/44578St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Sep 6 36 pm Men's Soccer hosts Viterbo University (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-viterbo-university-gustavus-classic/45145St. Peter, Minn.
4 pm Women's Soccer at Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-luther-college/45213Decorah, 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 (mthomas@gustavus.edu or x7510).

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