Inside Gustavus (January 12, 2012)

Volume 44, Number 16

Faculty/Staff Activities

Recent drawings by Lois Peterson (Art and Art History) are on exhibit at the Winona Art Center in Winona, Minn. The solo exhibition of drawings will be on display until Jan. 23. Admission to the Winona Art Center is free and open to the public. Peterson also has drawings included in the Exhibition for the PLRAC McKnight Artist Fellowship Awards at the Arts Center in St. Peter. That exhibition features an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.

A haiku by Horst Ludwig (Modern Foreign Languages) was categorized under Honorable Mention at the 15th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2011) and was as such among the first 50 English language haiku in this contest conducted by one of major daily Japanese newspapers for authors from all over the world.

Douglas Nimmo (Music) presented five clinics to area high school bands during fall semester. Included were the bands of Rochester Century High School, Mankato West High School, Mankato East High School, Bloomington Kennedy High School, and Forest Lake High School. In addition, Nimmo served as guest conductor of the North Central Iowa Band Association Honor Band on Jan. 7 in Mason City, Iowa.

Mark Bjelland, (Geography) wrote the "Letter of the Day" in the Jan. 9 edition of the Star Tribune. Dr. Bjelland argued that Minnesota should consider Vancouver, Canada's approach to remodeling their domed stadium. Dr. Bjelland is spending part of his sabbatical in Vancouver, Canada where he has a grant from the Canadian Embassy to compare the environmental and social sustainability of U.S. and Canadian cities.

Funding Opps

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

  • Article of Interest for Faculty in the Arts and Humanities

    For those arts and humanities faculty interested in applying for a grant, perhaps for the first time, this article may be of interest. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist faculty and staff in identifying potential external funding sources, developing grant proposals for both individual and institutional initiatives, managing funded projects, and reporting on the use of grant funds.

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:

  • Peg O'Connor (Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies) had an article titled "In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction," printed in the Monday, Jan. 9 edition of The New York Times.
  • Anna Versluis (Geography) was featured on the front page of the Tuesday, Jan. 10 edition of the Mankato Free Press. Versluis talked about her experiences in Haiti in anticipation of the two year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.
  • The Mankato Free Press wrote an editorial on Tuesday, Jan. 10 urging readers to attend the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 speaker series at the College.
  • The Star Tribune posted a story online about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 lecture series on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Wednesday, Jan. 11 about Dr. Gary Clayton Anderson's lecture that was part of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 lecture series. Gustavus student Victoria Clark was quoted in the story.
  • The St. Cloud Times printed a story on Thursday, Jan. 12 about the women's basketball team's 84-75 victory over St. Benedict. Head coach Mickey Haller was quoted in the story.
  • Taylor Branch, this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecturer, will appear on KFAN (100.3 FM) on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. to promote his Gustavus visit. You can listen to the interview online by going to kfan.com.
  • Gustavus alumnus Jon Keseley '07 was quoted in a Star Tribune story regarding his participation in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships that are taking in St. Paul this weekend.

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

Parents Blog...The Gustavus Parents Blog is new and improved! If you would like to submit information that you feel would be useful for Gustavus parents, please e-mail it to Megan Ruble (mruble@gustavus.edu). The blog is usually published during the first week of each month. If you'd like to subscribe so you can see what announcements are going out, visit gustavus.edu/parents and click on "Subscribe" in the left hand column under Blogroll.

Blogging From China and England...Aaron Banks' (Health and Exercise Science) January Interim Experience class, which is studying sports, leisure, and the Olympics, and their relationship to society and culture in England and China, is keeping a blog. Visit olympicquest2012.blogspot.com to stay up to date on the classes travels and activities.

Department Social Media Efforts...The Office of Marketing and Communication is compiling a list of social media profiles for inclusion on the Gustavus website, and would like to include your department! If your department utilizes social media, please use this form to submit links of social media profiles to Marketing and Communication. If you have questions, contact marketing@gustavus.edu.

Forensics Team Heads South...Gustavus' nationally ranked forensics team will participate in the Hell Froze Over Swing on Jan. 14-15 at the University of Texas-Austin.

Campus Happenings

MLK Day Schedule... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. Please note that classes that normally meet at or after 10:30 a.m. will start and end one hour later than they normally would. Thus, classes that begin at 10:30 a.m. will start at 11:30 a.m., classes that begin at 11:30 a.m. will begin at 12:30 p.m., and so on. In the evening, Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theater will present "Dr. King's Dream," at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

U.S.-Dakota War Series Continues...Writer Thomas Maltman will deilver the next lecture in the College's U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 lecture series at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Alumni Hall. Maltman's debut novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award from the American Library Association. His second novel, Little Wolves, is a contemporary mystery that takes place in the same prairie country as The Night Birds. Maltman is currently the Visiting Artist in Creative Writing at Normandale Community College. All lectures in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 series 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, Jan. 13 - Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Sunday, Jan. 15 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Jan. 16 - Taylor Branch (MLK Day)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Chad Fothergill
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 - Sarah Ruble
  • Friday, Jan. 20 - Pastor Dean Wolf, Centenary United Methodist Church, Mankato

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Celebrating 80 Years...An 80th birthday party for Emeritus Professor Larry Owen will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the St. Peter Community Arts Center.

Gustie Breakfast...Join Gustie alumni, parents, and friends to learn something new about Gustavus at the monthly Twin Cities Gustie Breakfast.This month's guest speaker is Mark Braun, provost and dean of the college. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with breakfast starting around 8:15. Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. Please RSVP to the Office Alumni Relations at 800-487-8437 or alumni@gustavus.edu.

Births

  • Collin Robert Sletten was born Dec. 21 at 6:10 p.m. to Sara and Cory Sletten, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Baby Collin is home; he and his family are happy and doing well.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership, will host a retreat for the MSU IMPACT Team from Mankato Jan. 14-15. Overnight retreats will also be hosted for youth from Valley of Peace Lutheran Church in Golden Valley Jan. 13-15, and the Lutheran Youth Organization Board of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA Jan. 13-14.

Gustavus Youth Outreach (GYO)...There will be one on-campus booking this weekend from 9:30-11:30am with Valley of Peace Lutheran Church.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayTomorrow NCGA Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ncga-championships-2/45017La Crosse, Wis.
Today 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Jazz Liturgy"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-jazz-liturgy/44814Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44549Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44562Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
27 pm Softball at Central College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-central-college-dh-2/43225Pella, Iowa
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44348Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Faculty Senate Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-senate-meeting-2/42403The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44247Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Tomorrow Men's Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-point-loma-nazarene-university-invitational/43929San Diego, Calif.
Women's Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-point-loma-nazarene-university-invitational/43930San Diego, Calif.
Tomorrow to Apr 6 Spring Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-break-9/35166Gustavus Campus
Tomorrow 16 pm Softball at Simpson College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-simpson-college-dh/43226Indianola, Iowa
17 pm Baseball hosts Hamline University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-hamline-university-dh-2/43509St. Peter, Minn.
Mar 29 noon to 5 pm Softball at University of Dubuque (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-university-of-dubuque-dh/43227Oskaloosa, Iowa
69 pm Saint Peter Area Robotics Open Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-peter-area-robotics-open-house/45009Beck Hall, Room 001
Mar 31 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis vs. Williams Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-vs-williams-college/43806Claremont, Calif.
Apr 1 2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts St. Olaf College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-st-olaf-college-dh-2/43510St. Peter, Minn.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44248Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 2 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44115Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
3:308:30 pm Softball at College of Saint Benedict (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-college-of-saint-benedict-dh-2/43228St. Joseph, Minn.
Apr 3 Men's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44129Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Women's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44135Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Apr 34 Women's Tennis at Midwest Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-midwest-invitational-3/43677Madison, Wis.
Apr 3 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer Collegeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-pomona-pitzer-colleges-2/43807Claremont, Calif.
noon to 5 pm Softball hosts Concordia College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-concordia-college-dh/43229St. Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Tennis at Cerritos Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-cerritos-college-2/43816Norwalk, Calif.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44249Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 4 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Men's Tennis at Claremont-Mudd-Scrippshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-claremont-mudd-scripps-6/43808Claremont, Calif.
17 pm Baseball at Augsburg College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-augsburg-college-dh-2/43511Minneapolis, Minn.
Apr 5 34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44363Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44404Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44378Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 67 Men's Golf at Emory Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-emory-invitational-3/44130Adairsville, Ga.
Feb 23 to Apr 19 Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

News

Alexandra Kopp Set To Represent Gymnastics At NCGA Championships This Weekend

15 hours ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics » Featured Homepage

Lizzy Stanczyk Named MIAC Women’s Tennis Athlete Of The Week

3 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Softball’s Doubleheader Against Saint Mary’s Postponed To April 6

3 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics

Professor Deborah Goodwin to Give Inaugural Wahlstrom Lecture

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Second

African Studies Program to Host Dr. August Nimtz Jr. on April 8

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Fifth Annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is April 16

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Women’s Swimming & Diving Finishes 10th At NCAA Championships

5 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics

Women’s Tennis Earns Two Non-Conference Wins Vs. St. Scholastica, MSU, Mankato

5 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

First-Ever Jazz Combos Showcase at Gustavus Sunday

6 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Holt & Fasbender Recital Sunday

6 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes Violin Soloists Sunday

6 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Wind Orchestras to Present Joint Spring Concert

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Jennessa Runia Recital Set for Friday

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

February at Gustavus in Pictures

2 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Sixth

Josh Sande ’12 Discovers Academic Curiosity and Passion for Public Service

2 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fourth

 

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