Inside Gustavus 

November 10, 2011 | Volume 44, Number 10

Faculty/Staff Activities

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) presented a lecture for the Civitas Honors Program at Augustana College, Sioux Falls. She also gave a talk for the University of Minnesota Department of Philosophy.

Professor Emeritus Bernhard Erling (Religion) had his work A Reader's Guide to Dag Hammarskjold's Waymarks published on the internet by The Dag Hammarskjold Foundation in Uppsala, Sweden as part of the Foundation's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjold. Erling's work can be downloaded free of charge at dhf.uu.se.

Asli Ilgit (Political Science) was selected to serve as a Visiting Faculty at the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Georgetown University's study abroad program, in Fall 2012 in Alanya, Turkey.

Student Achievements

Renee Guittar, senior dance major, performed "Excess" at the Hillstrom Museum of Art on Sept. 12 and Oct. 4. The solo was collaboratively choreographed with Melissa Rolnick (Theatre & Dance) in response to Kristen Lowe's (Art and Art History) exhibit, " Comfort Me, Said He."

The Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team placed third out of 51 teams at the prestigious 64th annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament on Nov. 5-6 at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Senior Chloe Radcliffe captured the Individual Events Sweepstakes Award by accumulating the most points of any competitor. Radcliffe took first place in the Open Program Oral Interpretation category, while first-year student Kate Spaulding placed first in in Novice Impromptu Speaking.

Students Dawn Comstock '13, Anna Nelson '12, Kyle Radtke '13, and Anna Swenson '12, along with Sanjive Qazi (Biology), visited the Mayo Clinic on Friday, Oct. 28 as part of the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP). MISP is a unique opportunity for undergraduate science and business/economics students along with a small group of graduate students to research new product ideas and innovations submitted by Mayo Clinic physicians and professionals. Teams of undergraduate and graduate students are given a product or innovation in development at Mayo Clinic to research; they also assess and analyze its market viability and potential applications. The Program culminates with team presentations of their findings and recommendations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in March.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Funding

    The NIH offers Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grants to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate degrees but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. These grants support small research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The maximum project award is $300,000 in direct costs, plus indirect costs, and is available for up to three years. Annual deadlines are Feb. 25, June 25 and Oct. 25. For more information, see grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-006.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).

Social Media

  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from the Nov. 2-3 blood drive on campus.

For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Matt Thomas or Tim Kennedy in Marketing and Communication at mthomas@gustavus.edu or tkennedy@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:

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 (x7510 or mthomas@gustavus.edu).

News & Announcements

Ushers Needed...Ushers are being sought for all Christmas in Christ Chapel services (Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.). Volunteers would need to be at the chapel 90 minutes before the service starts and may stay for the service or leave once it begins. If interested, contact Dana Lamb at dlamb@gustavus.edu or x7550 or Lorie Siebels at lsiebels@gustavus.edu or x7520 at your earliest convenience.

Sister City Visitors...Six sister city committee members from Petatlán, México will be visiting St. Peter in the spirit of furthering our sister city relationship through people-to-people contact and the building of global friendships. They will be in St. Peter from Saturday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 20, and will be staying with local St. Peter homestay families as well as engaging with broad sectors of the St. Peter community, including numerous engagements here on campus. They will be exploring continued exchange and collaboration in areas of education, culture, business, health, and agriculture/ecology.

Within a very full itinerary for the week, we wanted to highlight for you some specific opportunities to meet, greet, and engage with them!

  • Monday, Nov. 14: All-Campus Meet and Greet; Center for Servant Leadership; 1:30-3 p.m.; Drop by the CSL to meet and greet our guests. Beverages, snacks, and interpreters will be present!
  • Friday, Nov. 18: Christ Chapel; 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, November 18: Thanksgiving Dinner; Senior Center, St. Peter Community Center; 7-9:30 p.m.; Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish and join our guests, their homestay families, and fellow community members for an evening of reciprocal and cultural sharing and exchange. Learn about Petatlán’s Day of the Dead traditions, share in Thanksgiving dinner together, and learn about some of the similarities between these two traditions.
  • Saturday, Nov. 19: International Festival; Alumni Hall; 5:45 p.m.; Come visit with our Petatlán guests who will be tabling at the international Festival and exhibiting Petatlán’s Day of the Dead traditions.

Any questions or inquiries may be directed to any of the following Gustavus sister city steering committee members: Annabel Landaverde (2011-2012 sister city student intern), Dr. Karla Marz, Dr. Joel Carlin, Dr. Barbara Zust, and Jeffrey Rathlef.

Coke vs. Pepsi...As you may or may not be aware, Gustavus' current beverage provider contract with Coke will expire in April 2012.  In an effort to prepare content for the request for proposals that will be sent to aspiring beverage companies - namely, Pepsi and Coke - the Kitchen Cabinet has enlisted a handful of interested parties to research things like corporate ethics, consumer preferences, and educational partnership opportunities. One such group, E/M-261-001, Organizational Behavior, has developed a Survey Monkey survey that invites the Gustavus Community to weigh in on their taste preferences and current consumer practices in the world of soft drinks. You are invited to participate in the good work being done by Dr. Kathi Tunheim's students on behalf of current and future Gustavus students, faculty, and staff. 

Student Teachers in Spain and New York...Several Gustavus education majors are currently student teaching in Spain and New York. You can follow the students via their respective blogs, here and here.

 

Campus Happenings

Theatre Production...The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the Ethan Bjelland ’12 translation of Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Five Times God. Three performances of Bjelland’s senior honors project in translation and direction in the Black Box (Nov. 11 & 12 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.) are sold out. An additional performance of Five Times God has been added on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 p.m. Seating is limited for the production. Tickets for the additional show will be available online at gustavustickets.com.

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. The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science) with any questions.

Faculty Shop Talk...Sean Easton (Classics) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2011/12 academic year. His talk titled, “Absent Mothers, Absent Fathers: Greek Myth and Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior” will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in the Melva Lind 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, Nov. 11 - J. Blake Couey
  • Sunday, Nov. 13 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Nov. 14 - Alan Bray, First Lutheran Church
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 - Student Veronica DuBose
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 - Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Friday, Nov. 18 - Student Rebecca Hohag

Veteran's Day Ceremony...Gustavus Veterans will host a ceremony honoring veterans in the Gustavus community, as well as Gustavus's contributions and commitment to veterans between 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in Alumni Hall.

Jazz Concert...Director Steve Wright will lead the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band in their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in Bjorling Recital Hall.

Symphony Orchestra Concert...Conductor Ruth Lin will lead the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra in their fall public performance in Christ Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

 

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a confirmation retreat from Transfiguration Lutheran Church of Bloomington on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12.

Gustavus Youth Outreach...Weekend GYO overnight booking includes a lock-in at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia with a team led by Mark Nissen and Stephanie Glaser. GYO, a program sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including church services, family night programs, and leading lock-ins.

SleepOUT!...Grady St. Dennis (Church Relations, Center for Servant Leadership) and Richard Leitch (Political Science) will collaboratively host the annual SleepOUT!, an educational event for high school youth to visit campus to learn about hunger and homelessness. The event will be held from 7 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11-12.

Partners in Education...A presentation this week includes Sarah Ruble (Religion) speaking at 10 a.m. at Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield on Sunday, Nov. 13 on the topic of "Conversion and Evangelism in a Religiously Diverse World." Partners in Education is a program coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Winter Warm-Up...A high school youth event sponsored by Mankato area congregations and hosted by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will be held in Christ Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Praise band from Messiah Lutheran Church of North Mankato will open the event. Speaking will be Collins Tuohy, from the family featured in the movie "The Blind Side." Event open to high school youth; admission charged.

 

Telecommunications Update

Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2011-12."

  • Pat Leagjeld, Admission Office, phone: x7676, e-mail: pleagjel, Change
  • Jean Noren, President’s Office, phone: x7538, e-mail: jnoren2, Addition
  • Barbara Leibundguth, Music, phone: x7341, e-mail: bleibund, Change

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu).


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/destress-fest-with-the-pasHeritage Room
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-2Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/diy-hot-chocolate-making-eventCourtyard Cafe
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-st-olaf-3St. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-at-st-olaf-3Northfield, Minn.
7:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-uwriver-falls-3River Falls, Wis.
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Lucia Festivalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-lucia-festivalChrist Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-mindfulness-mediation-3Bonnier multifaith center
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Festival of St. Lucia Luncheon and Programhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-st-lucia-luncheon-and-programCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
1:302:30 p.m. DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Musichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-event-worldly-ears-bringing-a-sense-of-belonging-in-musicSaint Peter Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
Dec 9 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcasehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-musical-showcase-8Christ Chapel
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Openhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-track-field-at-university-of-minnesota-icebreaker-openMinneapolis, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halamahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mosaic-dialog-speaker-rose-halamaCenter for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-lawrenceSt. Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sexy-jeopardyThe Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-4St. Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-hosts-uwriver-falls-2St. Peter, Minn.
24 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-2St. Peter, Minn.
4:305:30 p.m. Calvin Gehring, Piano Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/calvin-gehring-piano-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
4:306:30 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh, Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/alex-terpkosh-senior-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Concordia-Wisconsinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-concordiawisconsinSt. Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 11 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
24 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
35 p.m. Gusties Will Shinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-will-shineAllianz Field
4:306:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-community-11Christ Chapel
Dec 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
23 p.m. Virtual Meeting: INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 via Google Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/virtual-meeting-inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-via-google-meetVirtual Meeting
Dec 13 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: chapel and chillhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-chapel-and-chill-4Christ Chapel
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runners-weekly-group-runLund Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
Dec 14 Last Day of Fall Classeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-fall-classesCampus
9 a.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-21Christ Chapel
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Bethany Lutheranhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-bethany-lutheranSt. Peter, Minn.
8:3011 p.m. Midnight Express with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/midnight-express-with-the-pasEvelyn Young Dining Room
Dec 15 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: holy communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-holy-communion-14Christ Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-mindfulness-mediation-3Bonnier multifaith center
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-30Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
Dec 16 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Finalshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/finalsCampus
Dec 17 Finalshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/finalsCampus
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art

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