Inside Gustavus 

February 23, 2012 | Volume 44, Number 21

Faculty/Staff Activities

Rick Orpen (Music) co-composed a work commemorating Robert Adney's 35 years at MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis. The composers for the work are Rick, Libby Larson, Tristan Fuentes, Cary John Franklin, Robert J. Maderich II, David MacBride, David Means, Greg Thiesen, and Randall Davidson. The work will be premiered this Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. as part of the MacPhail Spotlight Series in Antonello Hall.

Jill Locke (GWS and Political Science) won the WPSA Best Paper in Black Politics Award for "The Social Question in the Jim Crow South." The Western Political Science Association's Committee on the Status of Blacks gives this award annually for an outstanding paper discussing issues and problems that concern most Black Americans.

Douglas Nimmo (Music) presented a rehearsal clinic to the Brainerd High School Band on Friday, Feb. 10. He also presented a Session at the Minnesota Music Educators Mid-Winter Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 16 titled, "A Thoughtful Warm-Up: The Heartbeat of Ensemble Maturity."

Julie Bartley (Geology) had a paper published this week (with co-authors Linda Kah and David Teal) in the journal Precambrian Research. The article is titled "Chemostratigraphy of the Late Mesoproterozoic Atar Group, Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania: Muted isotopic variability, facies correlation, and global isotopic trends" and suggests that the ocean 1.1 billion years ago possessed chemically distinct water masses that are preserved in the geochemistry of reef-like limestones of that age in Mauritania, West Africa.

Kyle Momsen (Health and Exercise Science) and the Gustavus Athletic Training Education Program were featured in the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (AT-PBRN) newsletter for their work with the Clinical Outcomes Research Education for Athletic Trainers (CORE-AT) project.

Student Achievements

Junior Ally Voss of Wausau, Wis., recently received a Critical Language Scholarship to study the language of Urbu in India this summer. Read more about Voss and the scholarship online.

Senior Molly Geske of Mendota Heights, Minn., has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Women's Basketball Second Team. Read more about this accomplishment online.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Funding

    The NIH offers Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grants to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate degrees but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. These grants support small research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The maximum project award is $300,000 in direct costs, plus indirect costs, and is available for up to three years. Annual deadlines are June 25, October 25 and February 25. More information is available on the NIH website.

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:

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its Friday, Feb. 17 edition about the Theatre and Dance Department's production of Assassins. Henry MacCarthy (Theatre & Dance) was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its Friday, Feb. 17 edition about the Gavin DeGraw concert announcement.
  • Kristofer Kracht appeared on the monthly show The Gustavus Journal on KNUJ radio on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to talk about the College's expansion of summer academic program.
  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story in its Thursday, Feb. 23 edition about the Gustavus forensics team winning the state championship.

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

  • Kyle Haiman, Assistant Director, Residential Life
  • David Lachman, Assistant Director of Tennis and Life Camps/Summer Programs Assistant, Tennis and Life Camps

Position Openings

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

Campus Happenings

Exploring Religious Questions Series...The minicourse "Religion and Politics: Sorting Things Out" continues on Monday, Feb. 27 from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 103. Discussion will be led by Darrell Jodock about models of religion and public life. Topics such as the "Christendom" model, the Deist model, the "Civil Religion" model, two versions of the "withdrawal" model and two versions of the "engagement" model will be covered.

Jodock Talk...Darrell Jodock will be presenting the first of a three-part series which will explore one basic characteristic of the Lutheran heritage and its influence on Gustavus. The series is titled "Understanding Gustavus: Exploring Its Lutheran Identity." The first presentation will be on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. and repeated from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the President's Dining Room with short discussions following.

Brazilian Carnival...The first annual Brazilian Carnival, sponsored by OLAS, will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 in Alumni Hall. The night will include performances from professional singers and dancers as well as food and speakers. Twin Cities musician Robert Everest and Brazilian native Dandara are among the performers.

Faculty Shop Talk...Ana Adams (MLLC - Spanish and LALACS) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2011-12 academic year. Her talk titled, “From Seville to Peru, Chile, and Back: an Unknown Travel Account by Fray Pedro de Manzanares from Around 1595- 1602,” will be presented on Friday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the 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 Talks website.

Author Event...Ed Bok Lee, author of Real Karaoke People and Whorled, will read from his works at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

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.

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.

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, Feb. 24 - Doug Huff
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, Feb. 27 - Jim Dontje
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Chad Fothergill
  • Wednesday, Feb. 29 - Lenten Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, March 1 - Welsh Hymn Festival
  • Friday, March 2 - Gayle Gaskill, University of St. Catherine

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Day at the Capitol...On Wednesday, March 14, Gustavus students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant program. The program helps make higher education affordable for 88,000 Minnesota college and university students. One quarter of Gustavus students receive need-based aid through the program each year. Go online to the Day at the Capitol website to sign up for the day's events.

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

Partners in Education...Lisa Heldke spoke on Community Food Security at St. James Lutheran Church in Burnsville on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host an overnight retreat in the Retreat Center for a men's group from St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield Feb. 24-25.

Sport Shorts

  • The Gustavus women's basketball team will host an MIAC Playoff semifinall game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Gus Young Court against Concordia College. With a win, the Gusties will play in the MIAC championship game on Saturday, Feb. 25 against either St. Thomas or St. Mary's.
  • The Gustavus men's basketball team will host an MIAC Playoff semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Gus Young Court against St. John's University. With a win, the Gusties will play in the MIAC championship game on Sunday, Feb. 26 against either St. Thomas or Bethel.
  • The Gustavus men's hockey team will host an MIAC Playoff semifinall game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Don Roberts Ice Rink against St. John's University. With a win, the Gusties will play in the MIAC championship game on Saturday, March 3.

For further information about Gustavus Athletics, go online to or contact Sports Information Director Ethan Armstrong at

Telecommunications Updates

Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2011-12."

  • Kyle Haiman, Residential Life, phone: x7529, e-mail: khaiman, Addition

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


For Sale or Rent...Realife Cooperating of St. Peter offers independent living in a cooperative setting for seniors 55 and older. One and two bedroom apartments are available with new flexible purchase and sub-leasing options. Contact Stacy at 507-934-2902.

"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 10:30 am to noon A Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert Recital Hall
1 pm Gymnastics hosts 4th Annual Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
12:30 pm Shared Space Studio - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm 2016 Brassworks! in Concert Recital Hall
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Falls Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
45:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinek Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire (Parents Weekend) Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Seven Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
12:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
45:30 pm Shared Space Studio - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
79 pm A String Chamber Concert Recital Hall
910:15 pm Repeat the sounding Joy: A Vespers Service Chapel
Dec 12 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
8:3010:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Planning Open Discussion Session's Dining Room
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1:301:50 pm Meditation Space, Campus Center 104
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 13 WE- Pilates with Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
12 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
1:302:30 pm Tech Bytes: Get your class actively engaged by using Student Response Hall Lab 124B
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts North Central Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at UW-Stout, Wis.
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 14 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester Campus
6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxing 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 15 Reading Day (No Classes) Adolphus College
810 am Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisors Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9:30 am to noon Faculty Meeting Hall
34 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
56 pm Taekwondo Practice 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1620 Fall Semester Final Exams Campus
Dec 16 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
23 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 17 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
Dec 19 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
1:303:30 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
Dec 20 Fall Semester Ends Campus
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017 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.


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