Inside Gustavus (January 19, 2012)
Volume 44, Number 17
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.
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.
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 email@example.com).
- Watch a YouTube video of the Gustavus forensics team performing the Gustie Rouser.
- View photos from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Flickr.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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 gustavus.edu/hr.
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 gustavustickets.com.
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.
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 email@example.com). 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
||Final Days Sale at the Bookshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/final-days-sale-at-the-books/45560The Book Mark|
|All day||Spring Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-final-exams/35174Gustavus Campus|
|Today 2–3:30 pm||Celebrate Gustavus Dining Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrate-gustavus-dining-service-2/45571Alumni Hall|
|2–4:30 pm||FINALS SURVIVAL DAYS Free Massageshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/finals-survival-days-free-massages/45546Library First Floor AV Rooms|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44355Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44432Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Tomorrow 9:30 am to noon||Visiting Danish Scholars Introduce Grundtvig: Leading Light of the "Happy Danes”https://gustavus.edu/calendar/visiting-danish-scholars-introduce-grundtvig-leading-light-of-the-happy-danes/45388Heritage Room, Campus Center|
|May 24 3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44370Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44411Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44385Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
||Library Hours for Finalshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/library-hours-for-finals-17/45554Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library|
|May 25 9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-3/42026The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44211Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44226Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44241Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|May 26 All day||Spring Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-ends-7/35176Gustavus Campus|
|9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-4/42027The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4:30–8 pm||Senior Week: Kick-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-kick-off/44661Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44271Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|8–11 pm||Senior Week: Johnny Holm Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-johnny-holm-band/44658Alumni Hall|
||Senior Week: Dive Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-dive-dance-2/44659The Dive|
|May 27 All day||Senior Week: Wine and Cheese Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-wine-and-cheese-social/45269Beck Atrium|
||Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-nickelodeon-universe/44660Mall of America|
|May 28 3–5 pm||Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room|
|6–8 pm||Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|May 29 All day||Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino|
||Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus|
|May 29 2:30–4:30 pm||Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House|
|7–11 pm||Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field|
|May 30 8–9:30 pm||The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall|
|9:30–10:30 pm||Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel|
||Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|May 31 All day||Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus|
||First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum|
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