Inside Gustavus 

March 8, 2012 | Volume 44, Number 23

Faculty/Staff Activities

The photography of Priscilla Briggs (Art and Art History) is included in the four-person exhibition "Terraforming: Contemporary Discourse in Landscape Photography" at Montgomery College's King Street Gallery in Silver Spring, MD from March 7 - April 11. The four artists will gather for a panel discussion on March 7 to discuss how, through various uses of text, they further explore, define, and contextualize the spaces they image.

Rebekah Richards (Music) presented a judge's training workshop to the Champaign/Urbana Music Teachers Association on February 25 at the University of Illinois. The workshop was to prepare piano teachers for judging the state Achievement in Music program.

Deb Pitton (Education) spent Tuesday, Feb. 28 in St. Paul as part of the annual Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) "Day at the Capitol." A delegation of approximately 20 faculty, administrators, and students attended hearings of four committees with responsibility for P-12 and postsecondary education and met with an array of individual legislators.

Funding Opps

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

  • Fulbright Scholar Program

    The Fulbright Scholar Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars offers grants for college faculty to lecture and conduct research in over 130 countries around the world. Faculty at every academic rank are eligible. Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. Grant stipends and benefits vary by country or regional program and type of award. The deadline for applications is August 1. For more information, please see www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/.

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

Accreditation Update...The countdown stands at 411 days before the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) site visit team arrives at Gustavus to review our case for accreditation. Why does accreditation matter? Accreditation in higher education serves several purposes: assuring the quality of the institution and its programs; ensuring access to federal and state funds for financial aid, research, and more; and providing confidence in the institution to employers, foundations, and the public. First accredited in 1915 by the North Central Association to offer the Bachelor of Arts degree, Gustavus has been continuously re-accredited ever since, most recently in 2003. For more information on the accreditation process and the Gustavus self-study, contact co-chairs Carolyn Dobler (dobler, x7481) or Chris Gilbert (cgilbert, x6093).

Campus Happenings

Building Bridges Conference...The 17th annual Building Bridges Conference, "Unresolved Conflict: Remember Our Forgotten History," will take place Saturday, March 10, and will address the impact of colonization on American Indians, past and present. Charlotte Black Elk will deliver the keynote address at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. A highlighted workshop will be given by John Trudell at 12:15 p.m. More information is avilable on the Building Bridges website.

Moe Lecture...Dr. Jackson Katz will deliver the 2012 Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at 7 p.m.m Wednesday, March 14 in Alumni Hall. Katz is internationall recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture, and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy.The event is free and open to the public.

Spring Dance Concert...The Department of Theatre and Dance will present its Spring Dance Concert, Something Like Flight March. 16-18. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on March 16-17 and at 2 p.m. on March 18. Tickets are available at gustavustickets.com.

Lutheran World Relief in Columbia...On Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Olin 103, Lutheran World Relief Colombia country director and noted human rights expert, Zoraida Castillo, will share about the ongoing work of Lutheran World Relief and its NGO and church partners to build peace in some of the communities most affected by the decades of internal conflict in Colombia. Gustavus professors Mayra Taylor (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) and Thomas Sigler (Geography) will serve as panelists in a discussion following Castillo’s talk. This lecture is the final installment in a three part series on Lutheran peacebuilding sponsored by Peace Studies, LALACS, and the sesquicentennial fund.

Faculty Shop Talk...Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2011-12 academic year. His talk titled, “Impacts of a multi-disciplinary approach to training undergraduates in analytical chemistry: Adventures in the analysis of environmental contaminants and chemopreventive compounds in foods” will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, 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 at, gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

Gustie Breakfast...You are invited to a Gustie Breakfast Wednesday, March 14. This month’s breakfast will feature Jeff Owen '92 (Economics and Management). Reserve your spot by e-mailing gustiebreakfast@gustavus.edu or call 507-933-6043. Engage with other friends of Gustavus and learn something about the College. The on-campus breakfasts are held at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in a campus banquet room. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple, payable at the door. Visit gustavus.edu/alumni/events/gustiebreakfast/ for more information.

Tree Pruning Program...Naturalist Scott Moeller will host a free program about tree pruning basics at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Learn the basic tools and strategies, then put them to practice on a few specimens in the arboretum. Call 933-6181 for more information.

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, March 9 - Casey Elledge
  • Sunday, March 11 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, March 12 - Linda Hertke, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Tuesday, March 13 - Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Wednesday, March 14 - Lenten Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, March 15 - Jason Smerdon, First Decade Award
  • Friday, March 16 - Senior Student Ellen Miller

Off-Campus Events of Interest

First Lutheran Presents "A Night of Schubert"...First Lutheran Church in St. Peter will present guest tenor Russell Svenningsen and pianist Debra Reid, in a recital of Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey), Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to all.

Wizard of Oz Interactive Movie Party…The Creative Play Place’s third annual Interactive Movie Party is coming up on Saturday, March 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Peter High School Theatre. Fun activities for the whole family throughout the movie! Dress as your favorite character to enter the costume contest or just come watch the movie.Tickets are available online at twinriversarts.org or call 507-387-1008 for more information.

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.

Congregational Outreach

Confirmation Retreats...This weekend (March 9-11) there will be three confirmation retreats on campus. The first one is a combined retreat with Jackson Lake Lutheran Church from Amboy, Minn., and Faith Lutheran Church from Delavan, Minn.. The second retreat is from Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The third retreat is a day retreat on Saturday with St. John's Lutheran Church and Cross of Peace Lutheran Church from Shakopee, Minn. The confirmation retreats program is a program sponsored by Church Relations that allows churches to bring their youth here to experience a weekend of faith and fun.

GYO...Gustavus Youth Outreach has two on campus bookings this weekend. They will be working with the combined retreat of Cross of Peace Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church from Shakopee. A team will also be working with the combined churches of Jackson Lake Lutheran Church from Amboy and Faith Lutheran Church from Delavan. GYO is a student led organization that works with the youth from churches on or off campus to help them grow in their faith through games, Bible Studies, and Worship Services.

Special Events..."Understanding Gustavus: Exploring Its Lutheran Identity." Darrell Jodock will give a presentation during lunch on March 13 to explore the characteristic of purposefulness of the Lutheran heritage and its influence on Gustavus. Participants may attend at either 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. (repeat presentations) with short discussion following. It is not necessary to have attended a previous session. Participants pick up a free lunch at the buffet and bring it to the President's Dining Room. Contact Marilyn Beyer in Church Relations (x7001) with questions.

Exploring Religious Questions Series...This series will hold two more sessions this month on March 12 and March 19. Darrell Jodock, Sarah Ruble (Religion) and Linda Hartke (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) will be presenting on the topic "Politics and Religion: Sorting Things Out." The sessions are held in Olin 103 from 7-9 p.m. Registration is necessary and space is limited. Exploring Religious Questions gives people the chance to come and learn about topics that are relevant to religion in today's society. Contact Marilyn Beyer (x7001) in Church Relations with questions.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 3:305 pm Build Your Resume!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/build-your-resume/51302Career Development
3:454:45 pm Faculty and Staff Discussion with Dr. Jonathan Waltonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-and-staff-discussion-with-dr-jonathan-walton/51240St. Peter Room
4:305:30 pm 5 Steps to $5,000https://gustavus.edu/calendar/5-steps-to-5-000/51242Beck 101
7 pm Men's Basketball at Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-hamline-2/49179St. Paul, Minn.
Tomorrow 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-3/50908Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-459/51130Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe-2/50912Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Meditation with Bhantehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-meditation-with-bhante-2/50920Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51046Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:307 pm CBSL Olympicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cbsl-olympics/51289The Dive
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50993Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 18 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-460/51131Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50916Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/50924Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50956Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: San Franciscohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-san-francisco/51139Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
7 pm Women's Basketball hosts St. Catherinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-st-catherine/49116St. Peter, Minn.
78 pm Becoming a Digital Humanisthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/becoming-a-digital-humanist/50795Alumni Hall
7:309 pm Pinterest Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pinterest-party-9/51292Courtyard Café
Jan 19 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50928Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-461/51132Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50932Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-2/50545Phi Beta Kappa Room
3:305 pm Excel at Using Spreadsheetshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/excel-at-using-spreadsheets/51300Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51047Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 1920 Jan 19 at 4:30 pm Swing Dancing at Wabasha Street Caveshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/swing-dancing-at-wabasha-street-caves/51294Wabasha Street Caves, Saint Paul
Jan 19 89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50995Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 20 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-462/51133Christ Chapel
10:30 am to 12:15 pm Presidential Inaugurationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-2/51234The Board Room
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-6/50936Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-6/50940Lund 3rd Floor
12 pm Kendall Center J-Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-j-term-reading-group-3/50802Phi Beta Kappa Room
23 pm Yoga w/Kitty (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-kitty-hwc/51029Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50957Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45:30 pm Day of Inaugurationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/day-of-inauguration/51184Diversity Center
4:30 pm Macalester Kilt Classichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/macalester-kilt-classic/51200St. Paul, Minn.
4:30 pm Macalester Kilt Classichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/macalester-kilt-classic-2/51201St. Paul, Minn.
5 pm Men's Swimming and Diving hosts Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-hosts-hamline/49158St. Peter, Minn.
5 pm Women's Swimming and Diving hosts Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-hosts-hamline/49159St. Peter, Minn.
68 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-seattle/51140Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-st-olaf/49064St. Peter, Minn.
7:30 pm Women's Hockey at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-st-olaf/49091Northfield, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Girl on the Trainhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-girl-on-the-train/50829Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Jan 2021 Jan 20 at 8 pm to Jan 21 at 1:30 am Cosmic Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cosmic-bingo/51307Mystic Lake Casino
Jan 20 at 9 pm Nine Square in the Airhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nine-square-in-the-air/51191Alumni Hall
Jan 21 9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-asi-24/49897American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreats at Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreats-at-gustavus/49896Board Room, Jackson Campus Center or American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
1 pm Gymnastics hosts UW-Whitewater (Alumni/Youth Day)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-hosts-uw-whitewater-alumni-youth-day/49129St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-macalester/49117St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-st-olaf/49092St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-macalester/49180St. Peter, Minn.
7:30 pm Men's Hockey at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-st-olaf/49065Northfield, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Girl on the Trainhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-girl-on-the-train/50830Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Jan 22 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48983Christ Chapel
noon to 1 pm Yoga w/Kitty (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-kitty-hwc/51030Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 23 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-463/51134Christ Chapel
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-5/50902Lund 3rd Floor
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50958Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm What are You Doing With Your Life?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/what-are-you-doing-with-your-life/51303Career Development
5:307 pm Courageous Conversation: Social Justice Movementshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversation-social-justice-movements/51185Diversity Center
79 pm Spoons tournamenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spoons-tournament/51280Heritage Room
910 pm Presidential Inauguration Prayer Vigilhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-prayer-vigil/51320Christ Chapel
Jan 24 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-3/50909Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-464/51135Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe-2/50913Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Meditation with Bhantehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-meditation-with-bhante-2/50921Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51048Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50997Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 25 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-465/51136Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-131/49898Heritage Banquet Room
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50917Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/50925Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50959Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:45 pm Women's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-concordia/49118Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Men's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-concordia/49181Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 26 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50929Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-466/51137Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50933Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-3/50546Phi Beta Kappa Room
3:305 pm Digitize Yourself Using Page Layouts & Templateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/digitize-yourself-using-page-layouts-templates/51301Library E-Classroom
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51049Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27 ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017https://gustavus.edu/calendar/action-the-anatomy-of-leroy-neiman-s-champions-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-21-2016-through-january-27-2017/50619Hillstrom Museum of Art

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