Inside Gustavus (November 17, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 11

Faculty/Staff Activities

Nicole Roberts Hoiland (Art and Art History) will be exhibiting in the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota. "Nicole Roberts Hoiland, Recent Works" will open Dec. 2 and close on Jan. 20. Opening reception is 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 2.

On Nov. 9-10, Darrell Jodock (Religion) gave the "Founders Day Reformation Lectures" at Augsburg College. His Wednesday evening topic was "The Theology of the Cross and Higher Education," and on Thursday morning he spoke about "Martin Luther and Inter-Religious Connections on Campus."

Thomas Sigler (Geography) had an article titled "In Defense of Publicly Owned Metros" published by Atlantic Cities, an online feature of The Atlantic. Click here to read the piece.

Henry MacCarthy (Theatre and Dance) directed a new production of E. Humperdinck’s opera "Hansel and Gretel" for Opera Omaha, presented on Nov. 11-13 at the Rose Theatre in Omaha, Neb. In addition to the public performances, more than 8,000 students from Nebraska and surrounding states attended ten student performances leading to opening night.

Sheng Yang (Economics and Management) co-authored a paper with Annette Ryerson of Carroll College titled "Correcting for selectivity bias in the estimation of tourist spending surveys." The paper is published in the December 2011 issue of Tourism Economics, Vol. 17, No. 6.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes for Summer 2012

    The NEH annually offers faculty opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes throughout the country. The available stipends for travel, books, research and other living expenses are $2,100 (two weeks), $2,700 (three weeks), $3,300 (four weeks), or $3,900 (five weeks). Requests for application materials are made directly to the seminar or institute director. The application deadline is March 1, 2012. The list of seminars and institutes is available online.

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 view a Flickr photo gallery from the Hmong New Year celebration.

  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from the Wallenberg Lecture.

  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from the Vasa Wind and Gustavus Wind Orchestra Concert.

  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery of the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble.

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

  • Rob Gardner, Artistic Director of Christmas in Christ Chapel, appeared on The Gustavus Journal on KNUJ-AM on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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


New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Patrick McDougle, Web Application Programmer, GTS

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

News & Announcements

Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets...Complimentary tickets are still available for members of the Gustavus community for this year's Christmas in Christ Chapel services. Reserve your free ticket online at or by calling 507-933-7520. This year's program, Julljus: Light From the Old World, Light to the New, is a must see! Services will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions...There are still appointment times available for the individual counseling sessions to be held on Nov. 21-23. To schedule an appointment, contact 866-843-5640, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

12 Days of Wellness Challenge...To add to holiday fun, the Gustavus Health Promotion Program is offering a 12 Days of Wellness Challenge. All the tasks are fun and easy and will make the holidays a more enjoyable time for all participants. Prizes are offered for those that complete the challenge. The goal for the 12 Days of Wellness is to complete every activity on the wellness calendar.

If you want to participate you must register online between Nov. 16-Dec. 3 (by 9 a.m.). Registration form can be found at the GHP website. Participants will receive an email on Nov. 30 with the link to the online calendar, which will be on the GHP website by Nov. 30. Each participant must keep track of which activities he/she completes each day and then submit one final online calendar when the challenge is complete on Dec. 13 at noon.

If you do not have online access then fill out a hard-copy of the registration form that can be found at the Lund Information Desk and send it to Rachelle Dosch in Lund Center Office #225B between Nov. 16-Dec. 3. You can also pick up a hard-copy calendar at Lund Information Desk.

The wellness challenges must be completed between Dec. 1-12 and only a maximum of three activities can be completed per day. Registered participants who complete the program will receive a gift after the 12 Days of Wellness Challenge is over. (Gifts guaranteed to the first 150 people who register.) Gifts will be distributed the week of Dec. 12-16 between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Lund Information Desk. If you have any questions regarding the 12 Days of Wellness please contact Rachelle Dosch at or x6468.

Tobacco Survey...Health Service is looking for input from the Gustavus community regarding tobacco use on campus. Click here to take an 18-question survey.

Campus Happenings

International Festival...On Saturday, Nov. 19, the International Cultures Club will sponsor 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 p.m. with cultural displays. Performances begin at 5:45 pm. Admission is free!

Julgran Celebration...To usher in the winter season and holiday spirit, the Linnaeus Arboretum will be hosting its fourth annual Julgran Celebration. Julgran, which translates to Christmas tree in Swedish, will be Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m. Once again the highlight will be the cookie contest with hundreds of cookies to sample. Bring your favorite cookies and enter them in the contest. In addition to awesome cookies there will be live music courtesy of our own talented Gustavus students, hot cider, as well as the requisite milk, and a small Christmas bazaar. So come gather around the Interpretive Center's log fireplace, enjoy the cookies, the company, and a start to your Christmas shopping. For more information, call 507-933-6181 or send an email to

Julgran Cookie Contest...If you would like to enter the Julgran Cookie Contest, please contact Shirley Mellema at 507-933-6181 or no later than Monday, Nov. 28. Instructions to participants:

  • Cookies must be brought to Interpretive Center on Thursday, Dec. 1 by 3 p.m.
  • Participants must bake at least three dozen cookies
  • Participants must provide a team/individual name along with a recipe
  • Representatives of team/individual entries must be present at 4:30 p.m. when contest results are given in order to win prizes

GHP Lunch & Learn...Join Steve Bennett, Associate Dean of Students, Stephanie Otto, Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science, and members of the President's Task Force on Wellbeing for an introduction to the Gustavus Wellbeing model. Conversation will revolve around the development and utilization of the model, resources and programs related to helping you be well, and how the Gustavus Wellbeing model can best serve you, your colleagues, and our students. Event will take place between 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the St. Peter Banquet Room. Cost is $3 for buffet line. You must sign-up online on the Gustavus GHP website.

New Hillstrom Museum Exhibitions...The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College will open three concurrent exhibitions on Monday, Nov. 21, including Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Familiar Names, Familiar Faces: Portraiture by Paul Granlund, and Selections from the Hillstrom Collection. The exhibitions will remain on view through Jan. 27, 2012, and they are free and open to the public.

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. 18 - Rebecca Hohag
  • Sunday, Nov. 20 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Nov. 21 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving Hymn Festival
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23 - No Chapel, Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, Nov. 24 - No Chapel, Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, Nov. 25 - No Chapel, Thanksgiving Break

No Inside Gustavus Next Week...With Thanksgiving Recess, there will be no Inside Gustavus published on Thursday, Nov. 24. The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published Thursday, Dec. 1.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Weight Watchers...We are trying to get a Weight Watchers at-work meeting back to Scholarship America. We need at least 20 members to join this group in order to host the meeting at-work. We are close to reaching that mark, but still need a few more people to join up. We are hoping to start in January, after the holidays, right at the New Year when those resolutions will still be fresh in our minds. Weight Watchers will allow members to use the Monthly Pass option for the at-work meeting, which will give you free e-tools (the online helpers for WW members).

Please contact Julie Wilkins at 931-0448 or if you are interested in joining our group. We would LOVE to have you, and your friends & family members too!

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host three confirmation retreats this weekend. These retreats include students in the Chancel Choir from Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, who will be on campus from Nov. 18-19; students from Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church and Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, who will be on campus from Nov. 18-20; and students from Hosanna Lutheran Church in Rochester who will be here on Nov. 18.

Church Relations will also be hosting an adult retreat this weekend for St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville. They will be on campus from Nov. 18-19.

Church Relations will host one student visit this weekend on Nov 19. These students are from University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis and will be here for a campus tour.

Bein' Green

Gustavus has been selected by The U.S. Green Building Council and The Princeton Review as one of America's top rated green colleges. Gustavus will appear in the third edition of The Guide to Green Colleges, which profiles the nation's most environmentally-responsible campuses.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break:

  • Nov. 22-23: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 24-26: Closed;
  • Nov. 27: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Telecommunications Updates

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

  • Patrick McDougle, Gustavus Technology Services, phone: x6394, e-mail: pmcdougl, Addition

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


For Rent...3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom house for rent in St. Peter. Central location (225 College Avenue) across from Minnesota Square Park. Detached 3- car garage. Available early November for a short-term lease. No smoking and no pets allowed. Call Brian at 651-792-5139 if interested. 

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 23 pm Human Resources 101 Crowns Room
Aug 27 6 pm Men's Soccer at Viterbo (Exhibition) Crosse, Wis.
Aug 29 11:59 am to 4 pm New Faculty Tenure Track Welcome Lunch Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
Aug 30 8:45 am to 4:30 pm New Faculty Orientation Day Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Aug 31 8:30 am to 2 pm Faculty Development Day Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
36 pm 2016 Opening Reception Hall and Eckman Mall
Sep 1 9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meeting Campus Center
3:304:30 pm IEX Course Proposal Workshop for Faculty Peter Room, Jackson Campus Center
4 pm Women's Soccer at Nebraska Wesleyan, Neb.
7 pm Men's Soccer at Wartburg, Iowa
Sep 25 New Student Orientation Campus
Sep 2 2 pm Volleyball vs. Elmhurst (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
34 pm Convocation for New Students and Families Chapel
4 pm Volleyball vs. UW-Whitewater (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
Sep 34 Men's Golf at Transylvania Invite
Women's Golf at Saint Ben's Invitational, Minn.
Sep 3 9 am Volleyball vs. North Park (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
10 am Women's Cross Country at Crown Invite Bonifacius, Minn.
10:50 am Men's Cross Country at Crown Invite Bonifacius, Minn.
noon Women's Soccer hosts UW-La Crosse Peter, Minn.
1 pm Football at Westminster, Mo.
1 pm Volleyball vs. Benedictine (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
3 pm Men's Soccer hosts St. Scholastica (Gustavus Classic) Peter, Minn.
Sep 4 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community 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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