Inside Gustavus (January 19, 2012)

Volume 44, Number 17

Faculty/Staff Activities

Glenn Kranking (History) served as a historical consultant for three children's books recently published by Picture Window Books: "Your LIfe as an Explorer on a Viking Ship," "Your Life as a Cabin Boy on a Pirate Ship," and "Your Life as a Cabin Attendant on the Titanic."

Betsy Byers ( Art and Art History) has an opening at the HFA Gallery at the University of Minnesota-Morris on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7-9 p.m. The solo exhibition, titled "Peripheral Accumulations" runs through March 8. Byers will give an artist talk before the opening at 6 p.m.

Student Achievements

The Gustavus forensics team took third place in the combined team sweepstakes on Jan. 14-15 at the Hell Froze Over Swing at the University of Texas at Austin. Senior Chloe Radcliffe took first place honors in both Prose and After Dinner Speaking, while junior Kaitlin Burlingame took first place in Prose on day two of the tournament. More information is available on the Gustavus News page.

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 $70,000 to $140,000, and awards for institutes range from $90,000 to $200,000. The deadline for project directors to submit an application is March 1, 2012. The program guidelines can be found online.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

Social Media

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:

  • Minnesota Medicine Magazine printed a two-page spread with color photos about last fall's Nobel Conference in its January 2012 issue. The story was headlined "Big Ideas on the Prairie: Gustavus Adolphus College Hosts World-Class Neuroscientists."
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecturer Taylor Branch appeared on Dan Barreiro's KFAN radio show on Thursday, Jan. 12. The interview is archived online.
  • Minnesota Public Radio posted and aired a story about Taylor Branch's MLK Day lecture on Monday, Jan. 16. MPR also recorded and replayed Branch's entire speech during its Midday program on Jan. 16.
  • KEYC-TV aired a story on Monday, Jan. 16 about Taylor Branch's MLK Day lecture. Branch, political science professor Mimi Gerstbauer, and student Victoria Clark were all interviewed for the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story about Taylor Branch's MLK day lecture on the front page of its Tuesday, Jan. 17 edition.
  • Ruth Lin (Music) and student Scott Doebler were guests on KNUJ's monthly show The Gustavus Journal on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Lin and Doebler discussed the Symphony Orchestra's upcoming tour to South Africa with host Tom Wheeler.
  • The Symphony Orchestra's upcoming tour to South Africa is featured in a story in the Minnesota Private College Council's latest newsletter. Lin and student Meghan Peterson are quoted in the story.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed news briefs about Taylor Branch's lecture and the U.S.-Dakota War lecture series in its Thursday, Jan. 19 edition.

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

Position Openings

  • Area Coordinator in Residential Life
  • Computer and Electronics Technician
  • Head Women's Soccer Coach

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304) or go online to

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, and discussed the following topics:

  • Professors Steve Mellema and Sujay Rao, Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair respectively, gave an update on the recent activities of the Faculty Senate.   
  • Board Committee membership and meeting schedules were discussed.
  • Two nominations for honorary degrees have been received. The Faculty Senate will be vetting those nominations at its meeting on January 27.
  • President Ohle asked Cabinet members to work with their respective Board Committees to finalize the Dashboard Indicators. 

News & Announcements

Save the Date...The annual Moe Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. March 14, with Dr. Jackson Katz as this year's keynote speaker. Dr. Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. Along wih the March 14 keynote lecture, Katz will present two workshops on March 15 at 9 and 10:30 a.m. More information about Dr. Katz is available online.

Get Your Headshot Taken...The Office of Marketing and Communication would like to continue to encourage faculty and staff to make an appointment to have a new headshot taken in order to update their profile page on the Gustavus website. The photo studio is located in the basement of the Lundgren House on the North end of campus. Appointments are available during January on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Make an appointment online on Google Calendar. If you need assistance making an appointment, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at x7520.

Building Bridges Conference Topic Announced...The 17th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference will take place Saturday, March 10 and is titled "Unresolved Conflict: Remember Our Forgotten History." The conference will focus on the impact of colonization on Native American Indian history and culture, both past and present. Native American activist Charlotte Black Elk will be this year's keynote speaker. Tickets for Gustavus students, faculty, and staff are free and can be obtained at

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, Jan. 20 - Pastor Dean Wolf, Centenary United Methodist Church, Mankato
  • Sunday, Jan. 22 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Jan. 23 - Megan Ruble
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24 - Father Phil Schotzko, Church of St. Peter
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 - Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Friday, Jan. 27 - Amy Pehrson

Identity Theft Workshop...GHP will host an Advancement Week Lunch & Learn workshop about identity theft, sponsored by Thrivent Financial, on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 12-1 p.m in the Heritage Banquet Room. The workshop will be presented by Thrivent Financial representative Patti Kelly. Cost is $5 per person for catered dining service meal. Please register on the GHP website by Jan. 30.

U.S.-Dakota War Lecture Series Continues...Researcher and author Corinne Monjeau-Marz will speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Alumni Hall as part of the continuing lecture series regarding the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Marz will share her recent research and discuss her work on "Alexander Ramsey's Words of War," from the first issue of Minnesota's Heritage magazine. She will also discuss her book, The Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling, 1862-1864, as well as her contributions to Trail of Tears: Minnesota's Dakota Indian Exile Begins.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Winterfest...St. Peter's 2012 Winterfest will take place Feb. 3-12. Events include the Kiwanis Chili Feed (Feb. 3), a Medallion Hunt (begins Feb. 4), a youth ice fishing contest (Feb. 4), an all-city spelling bee (Feb. 7), a wine tasting (Feb. 10), a snowman building contest (Feb. 11), the Polar Plunge (Feb. 11), a Belgian waffle breakfast (Feb. 12) and much more. Go online to the St. Peter Chamber of Commerce website for more information.


  • James "Jim" Honetschlager of St. Peter passed away on Jan. 14, 2012. Jim is the father of Teri Knutson (Custodial), brother-in-law of Nancy Petrich (Physical Plant), and uncle of Carl Gessner (Custodial). Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Church of St. Peter.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a combined confirmation retreat this weekend (Jan. 20-21) for Bethlehem Lutheran Church from Mankato, Redeemer Lutheran Church from Good Thunder, and Medo Lutheran Church from Mapleton.

Telecommunications Updates

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

  • Wendy Griak, Counseling Center, Phone: x7154, Change

For your convenience, 2012 Area Phone Books are available in the Telecommunications Office on the lower level of Olin (Rm 026), Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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



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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