Inside Gustavus (February 9, 2012)

Volume 44, Number 19

Faculty/Staff Activities

Chad Fothergill '06 (Music and Chaplains' Office) served as a discussion moderator at the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Composers' Colloquium on Feb. 3-4 in Chicago. Approximately 40 composers from around the country brought recent works for piano, organ, choir, and brass to share and discuss with ALCM board members and officers.

Chad Winterfeldt (Music/Chaplains' Office) performed a recital of organ music for the symposium "Gregorian Chant and Modern Composition for the Catholic Liturgy: Charles Tournemire’s L’Orgue Mystique as Guide," sponsored by the Church Music Association of America. The symposium was February 2-4, with the recital performed at the Church of the Epiphany in Miami, Florida. The recital featured movements from Frank Ferko's "Hildegard Organ Cycle."

Amy Pehrson (Center for Servant Leadership) and partner members of the Servant Leadership Program, including seniors Ben Batz, Lee Kenyon, Laura Kientzle, Lauren Nelson, Brett Paulsen, and junior Lydia Benge-Briggs attended the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Feb. 2-4. While there, the students did a presentation titled "Community Based Research: A Means to Inform Social Change." The conference was held to examine higher education’s role in helping students to transform their visions for a better world into practical strategies for making a positive difference with their lives.

Douglas Nimmo (Music) served as guest conductor/clinician/presenter at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Friday, Feb. 3. His responsibilities included conducting and rehearsing the UMASS Symphony Band, teaching undergraduate conducting class and graduate conducting seminar, teaching private graduate conducting lessons, and presenting a session titled, "A Thoughtful Warmup - the Heartbeat of Ensemble Maturity" to instrumental music majors. In addition, he presented a broad-based discussion session to instrumental music majors covering the topics of rehearsal classroom management, leadership, and career goal setting. Nimmo also served as guest conductor and clinician for three bands at Centennial High School on Jan. 27.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Program

    The TUES program supports efforts to create new learning materials and teaching strategies, utilize instrumentation for pedagogical purposes, implement educational innovations, assess learning, and conduct research on STEM teaching and learning. The program supports three types of projects, differentiated by size and scope. Grant awards of up to $200,000 for Type 1 proposals are available for two to three years. The next deadline for Type 1 proposals is May 28. Please go online to the NSF website for the guidelines.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or bweis@gustavus.edu).

News & Announcements

2012 Academy for Community-Based Learning...From Feb. 1-3, 2012, the Gustavus Adolphus College Center for Servant Leadership, in partnership with the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, executed a faculty development workshop on community-based learning. With visiting community-engaged scholars including Dr. Garry Hesser, Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Chair of the Augsburg College Center for Citizenship and Learning, Dr. Cathy Jordan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (U. of M) and Executive Director of the Minneapolis Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, and Dr. Julie Plaut, Executive Director of Minnesota Campus Compact, the Academy for Community-Based Learning brought together eight Gustavus faculty, the 2011-12 Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning, and various local and regional community partners for a reciprocal learning community experience addressing effective methods of community-engaged scholarship and practice. The eight faculty participants will be working towards the development of community-campus partnerships over the 2012 spring semester and executing community-based learning courses during the 2012-13 academic year.

Participating faculty included: Lynnea Myers (Nursing), Maria Kalbermaten (MLC), Ana Adams (MLC), Beatriz Torres (Communication Studies), Kyle Momsen (Health and Exercise Science), Kristian Braekan (Economics and Management), Mayra Taylor (MLC), and Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh (Education). The Academy was executed in partnership with the 2011-12 Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning: Marie Walker (Psychology), Angelique Dwyer (MLC), and Jim Dontje (Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation). Additional workshops were provided by Chris Johnson (CSL) and David Newell (CSL).

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions...A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on Feb. 29, March 1, and March 2, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, contact 866-843-5640, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Campus Happenings

Leadership Training in Nonviolence...A workshop offering tools to address conflict, injustice, and violence in our lives and world will take place on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. This interactive workshop led by Lutheran Peace Fellowship director Glen Gersmehl is open to campus and community and is part of a three part series on Lutheran peacebuilding sponsored by Peace Studies, LALACS, and the Sesquicentennial Fund. Gersmehl had led workshops in 40 states for audiences ranging from activist and college groups to the UN and a White House conference. Glen also has extensive experience in policy development and advocacy and has, for example, written testimony or consulted with twenty government agencies and legislative bodies. Most recently he has offered leadership and conflict training for volunteers working on hunger and homelessness issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Organ Recital...Chad Winterfeldt (Music/Chaplains' Office) will present Supra Cantum Firmum: An organ recital of music based upon plainchant at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12 in Christ Chapel. The recital includes music by Bach, Messiaen, Ferko, and others. Admission is free.

Symphony Orchestra Home Concert...Back from it's international tour to South Africa, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Ruth Lin, will perform its home concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 in Christ Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

Africa Night...African Night, a celebration of African culture, music, food, and clothing, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Alumni Hall. The event this year is based on a year-long theme - "Expanding Borders". It will include dances and musical performances from areas of Africa as well as the Caribbean. Food will be prepared with influences from various regions of Pan Afrika, including Ethiopia and the Caribbean Islands. Along with fine arts and cuisine, there will be a fashion show in which students will wear traditional clothing representing the different African influences worldwide.

Faculty Shop Talk...Suzanne Wilson (Sociology & Anthropology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2011-12 academic year. Her talk titled, “Armies to Warlords: Recent Right-Wing Violence in Latin America,” will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Melva-Lind Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Faculty Shop Talk website.

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance...St. Peter's own Big Band "The Echos" bring back the music of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Come with friends or bring a "dear heart" for a special evening. Tickets are $33 or $28 for Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum members. Tickets available on gustavustickets.com.

The Marriage Debate...John Corvino, a writer, speaker, and philosophy professor, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in Alumni Hall about gay marriage. Corvino, who previously wrote a weekly column called "The Gay Moralist," will assess the current political controversy and make a compelling case for extending marriage to same-sex couples. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Transfiguration Talks...The annual Transfiguration Talks will take place Feb. 20-21 in Christ Chapel during daily worship time (10-10:20 a.m.). This year's invited speaker is Gustavus alumnus Justin Lind-Ayres '99. Since graduating from Gustavus with a degree in religion, Lind-Ayres attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul and has served as an associate pastor at Pilgrim Luthern Church in St. Paul, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Georgia, and currently serves as pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

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:

  • Sunday, Feb. 12 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Feb. 13 - With One Voice, Tanzania J-Term
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 - John Cha, Inter-Religious Observance
  • Friday, Feb. 17 - Darrell Jodock

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Open House...There will be an open house for Richard Karstad's (Retired Custodian) 80th birthday at First Lutheran Church from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Coffee and cake will be serviced. Cards welcome, but no gifts.

Luck of the Irish...The 11th annual Luck of the Irish is coming up on Saturday, March 3 in Johnson Hall at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds. A pork roast dinner including all the fixings will be served from 5-7 p.m. for $10. The evening's events begin with bingo from 6:30-8 p.m. There will also be a cash drawing and live auction. Tickets are available at John Ireland Catholic School and at the door. Must be 21+ to attend. Contact Brenda McHugh with questions at 507-931-2810.

Congregational Outreach

GYO...Gustavus Youth Outreach (GYO) will be sending a team to Epiphany Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Pastor-to-Pastor...Pastors will be on campus for a 24-hour Sabbath Retreat beginning Thursday, Feb. 9 at 12 p.m. and ending Friday, Feb. 10 at 12 p.m. The theme for the gathering will be "Kindling the Fires for Servant Leadership." Speakers on various topics of cultivating capacity for servant leadership during this two-day period will include Chaplain Rod Anderson and Pastor Grady St. Dennis. Pastor-to-Pastor is a program sponsored by Church Relations in the Center For Servant Leadership. The purpose of the program is to help pastors partner for pastoral excellence, and focuses on professional growth and mutual accountability for wellness.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center For Servant Leadership will be hosting two overnight confirmation retreats for Faith Lutheran Church from Winona and University Lutheran Church of Hope from Minneapolis from Feb. 11-12.

Plugs

For Sale...2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited. 123,000 miles. $4,700 or best offer. Automatic transmission, leather seats, moon roof, chrome wheels, CD player, power everything. Looks great, runs great! Call Andy x6272 or e-mail andy@gustavus.edu.

For Sale...Toshiba Netbook 205, running Windows 7, with 1.00GB, 1.67 GHz, Microsoft Office 07 installed. Asking $75. Contact Carolyn at cogrady@gustavus.edu.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and/or services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents or retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 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
Tomorrow 34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44370Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44411Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44385Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
May 2125 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
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44211Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44226Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44241Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
YesterdayMay 26 Final Days Sale at the Bookshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/final-days-sale-at-the-books/45560The Book Mark
Spring Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-final-exams/35174Gustavus Campus
May 26 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
4:308 pm Senior Week: Kick-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-kick-off/44661Evelyn Young Dining Room
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44271Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
811 pm Senior Week: Johnny Holm Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-johnny-holm-band/44658Alumni Hall
May 2627 May 26 at 11 pm to May 27 at 1 am Senior Week: Dive Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-dive-dance-2/44659The Dive
May 27 Senior Week: Wine and Cheese Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-wine-and-cheese-social/45269Beck Atrium
May 2728 May 27 at 9 pm to May 28 at 1 am Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-nickelodeon-universe/44660Mall of America
May 28 35 pm Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room
68 pm Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room
May 29 Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino
May 2931 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
May 29 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field
May 30 89:30 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
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 431 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 Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum

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

Elizabeth Weiers Finishes 11th At NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

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ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

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Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

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ALhouni, Saenz Advance In NCAA Individual Doubles Tourney

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Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

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Elizabeth Weiers Named Winner Of Elite 89 Award For Second Straight Season

2 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
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Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

3 days ago by Al Behrends
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MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
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Commencement Scheduled for May 31

4 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
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Dr. Darrin Good Named VP of Academic Affairs at Whittier

5 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
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Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

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Students Compete in Inaugural Gustie Entrepreneur Cup

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Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
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Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
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Chad Winterfeldt Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

2 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
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