Inside Gustavus (December 14, 2011)

Volume 44, Number 14

Faculty/Staff Activities

Scott Bur (Chemistry) published a paper titled "Dynamics of Diels-Alder Reactions Involving 2-Trialkylsilyloxyfurans" in the journal Tetrahedron Letters. The article was co-authored by Amanda Franey '09, Nina Serratore '10, and Noah Setterholm '11.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships

    NEH Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities for six to 12 months. The anticipated stipend is $4,200 per month, with a maximum of $50,400. Proposals must be submitted electronically through a federal grants system, which is coordinated through the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The anticipated deadline is May 1. Click here for more information. New guidelines will be posted online soon, so these should only be used for reference.

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 of campus scenery shots after the first snowfall of the winter.
  • Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery of last week's Kwanza Celebration on campus.

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:

  • Professor Emeritus Roland Thorstensson (Scandinavian Studies) and Gustavus were mentioned in a Star Tribune story about Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer and a Dec. 12 poetry event in Minneapolis.
  • A story about Gustavus' Summer Speech Coaching Institute was printed in the National Forensic League's Rostrum Magazine. Click here to read the story.

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

  • Scott Moeller, Naturalist, Linnaeus Arboretum

News & Announcements

Book Nook...Two books, Gustavus: 150 Years of History and Gustavus: 150 Years of Images & Stories are now available for purchase in the Book Mark or online. Click here for more information about the books.

Faculty/Administration Holiday Party...This year's Faculty/Administration Holiday Party will take place 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 in Alumni Hall. RSVP by Dec. 14 to Jean Noren, x7538 or

Support Staff Christmas Luncheon...This year's support staff Christmas luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 in Alumni Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the St. Peter Food Shelf. Last year 254 pounds of food and $360 were donated.

Campus Happenings

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, Dec. 16 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Sunday, Dec. 18 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Dec. 19 - Responsive Prayer
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 - Litany for Travelers

2012 J-Term GHP Fitness Classes...All Classes are free of charge and available to Gustavus employees and spouses. Each class is designed to challenge all fitness levels, and you don’t need to be “in shape” to participate. I encourage everyone to bring a friend and give each class a try (you do not need to sign up or register for classes). Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 3. If you have any questions about any of the programs that are offered, contact Rachelle Dosch x6468.

  • Qi Gong: 12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Monday Instructor: Char Lusher, Lund 224
    In “Qi Gong” you will perform easy yet purposeful body movements that are designed to enhance personal health and reduce pain. What a great way to start your week!
  • 50/50 Mixx: 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., Tuesday Instructor: Brenda Haugen Lund 224
    Calling all early birds! The “50/50 Mixx” is an all-in-one workout that includes cardiovascular strength training and muscular strength training.
  • Yoga: 12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Tuesday Instructor: Kelly Holland, Lund 224
    Kick off your shoes, lay out your mat, and prepare to balance the body and mind. This class is meant for the yoga novice or veteran. A great way to refresh and rejuvenate at the beginning of the week!
  • Zumba: 12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Wed. Instructor: Shawn Grygo & Jill VanosDol, Lund 224
    “Ditch the Workout and Join the Party!” What a great tagline for the latest fitness craze…Zumba! Move and groove to fun music in this fun cardio-dance class taught by certified Zumba instructors, Shawn Grygo and Jill VanosDol.
  • H20 Aerobics: 12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Wednesday Instructor: Kari Eckheart, Lund Pool
    The water is a great place to work out and an excellent way to incorporate some variety into your normal routine! This water class is for participants who are comfortable in the shallow end as well as the deep end.
  • Yoga: 11:40 – 12:20 p.m., Thursday Instructor: Kelly Holland, Lund 217
    Kick off your shoes, lay out your mat, and prepare to balance the body and mind. This class is meant for the yoga novice or veteran. A great way to refresh and rejuvenate at the end of the week!
  • Boot Camp: 12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Friday Instructor: Brenda Haugen, Lund 224
    This class is an easy-to-follow strength and cardio session that includes but is not limited to: rope jumping, squats, push-ups and maybe even a burpy or two! Boot camp class is designed for all fitness-levels!
  • The Movers Walking Club: 12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Friday Meet at Lund Red Desk
    This is an informal class without an instructor that is open to anyone who wants to meet people to walk, jog, and socialize while exercising. Come for 10 minutes or stay for the entire 45 minutes. All participants will meet at the Red Desk and decide where they want to start moving! Participants can use the Lund Center Forum.

2012 Employee Health Screening...All Gustavus employees and spouses are invited to participate free of charge. Dates are Jan. 17-19, 24-26, and Feb. 7-9. Screening takes place between 6:30-9:30 a.m. at Gustavus Health Service. Sign up by calling Health Service at x7631Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4p.m.

Reading/Discussion Group...Faculty and staff are invited to join a reading/discussion group of Parker Palmer’s new book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage To Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Co-sponsored by the Center for Servant-Leadership and the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, the group will meet three Wednesdays in January (11th, 18th, and 25th) at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Center. Books and refreshments will be provided. Faculty, please contact Cathy Blaukat in the Kendall Center (; staff and administrators, please contact Amy Pehrson in the CSL ( to reserve your copy.

MLK Memorial Lecture...Taylor Branch, arguably the preeminent biographer of Martin Luther King Jr., will deliver the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in Christ Chapel. Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1988 along with numerous other awards including the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Melcher Book Award. Click here for more information.

Facility Hours

Academic and Administrative Building Hours During Christmas Recess...

  • Dec. 20-23: Open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed

Please note that on Friday, Dec. 30, Jackson Campus Center will be open for mail pick up and drop off only from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Also please note that Lund Center has separate Holiday building hours posted. If programming needs require a building to be unlocked during Christmas Recess, please contact Lisa Octigan at x8809 or

If a student needs access to a building during winter break, they should be issued a gold-colored "permission for admittance" pass by a faculty or staff member. Only students with proper authorization will be permitted access to closed buildings.

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Recess...

  • Dec. 15-16: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Dec. 17: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 18-19: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Dec. 20-23: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Lund Center Hours During Christmas Recess...

  • Dec. 18: 12-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 19-22: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-27: Closed
  • Dec. 28: 4-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 29-31: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

Parking Information During Christmas Recess...If you are leaving your vehicle on campus during Christmas break, you must park in the gravel parking lot – red permit parking in the Bjorling lot directly west of the music building or if that fills up, the purple permit section in the Arbor View parking lot.  Any vehicles not moved to the marked locations during break will be towed at the owner's expense.

Look for the Holiday Break Parking signs to park in the correct area – cars parked in the wrong rows of Arbor View/Bjorling will still be towed at owner's expense ($70 minimum).

Regular parking enforcement will be in effect for January term and Touring week. Please park according to permit color and note that visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times (24/7/365). Green and yellow permit parking lots are always no parking 2 a.m. - 7 a.m., 7 days a week.

Questions? Contact Campus Safety at x8888 24 hours a day.


For Rent...Looking for a roommate to share a three bedroom house with office, and two bathrooms. Partially furnished character home with fireplace, piano, and two-car garage. Available January Term and Spring Semester, dates negotiable. Desirable location, close to campus. Rent negotiable. Contact Mark at (360) 945-5130 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.

Seeking...A house-sitting or rental opportunity during January. Peter Shea teaches "Philosophy for Children" during J-term. He seeks a house-sitting or rental opportunity for that month, preferably close to campus. Ideally, the arrangement could continue on a limited basis into Spring Semester. Shea is allergic to cats and to cigarette smoke. He has previously taken care of houses for Gustavus faculty; references are available on request. Contact: or 612-250-4207.

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Upcoming events
Date Event
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 vs. 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)
Apr 28 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath 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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