Inside Gustavus (May 17, 2012)

Volume 44, Number 32

Faculty/Staff Activities

The journal Helios will be publishing Mary R. McHugh's (Classics) paper, "Ferox Femina: Agrippina Maior in Tacitus’s Annales," at the end of this month.

Raymond Thrower (Campus Safety) was selected as one of four judges for this year's Campus Safety Magazine "Director of the Year" award. The three categories for judging were Higher Education, K12, and Hospital.

The work of Sesquicentennial Sculptor, Greg Mueller, has been selected for two national juried outdoor sculpture exhibitions opening this summer. The City Art Sculpture Walk, opens this Saturday, May 19 and runs through March 2013 in downtown Mankato; and the Port of Dubuque, Art on the River Exhibition opens July 12 and runs through May 2013 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Student Achievements

Senior Chloe Radcliffe has been chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to speak at the College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 27. Radcliffe, who has maintained a grade point average of 3.9, will graduate with a degree in mathematics and a minor in theatre.

Funding Opps

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

  • Program Incentive Policy for Faculty and Program Directors

    Gustavus created a Program Incentive Policy to encourage faculty and program directors to seek external funding by providing them with additional support. Its purpose is to provide incentives to those individuals who have helped generate indirect costs (facilities and administrative costs) for the College. Faculty receive 25% of the recovered indirect cost amount. Funds can be used to enhance teaching, research and scholarship, or program. More information regarding this policy is available online.

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

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Matthew Kjellgren, Cook/Server, Dining Service

News & Announcements

Accreditation Update...Work will continue through the summer of 2012 in preparation for the the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) site visit on April 22-24, 2013 – just 341 days from now. The College Self-Study Steering Committee will complete work on a rough draft of the self-study document by the beginning of fall semester. The self-study rough draft will be available for review and comment all fall semester in several venues, along with an online comment submission form; details on these ways to weigh in will be publicized at the start of the 2012-13 academic year. Full details about accreditation and self-study requirements can be found on the HLC’s website. For more information on the accreditation process and the Gustavus self-study, contact co-chairs Carolyn Dobler (x7481) or Chris Gilbert (x6093) or e-mail us at

Hosts Needed...Hosts are needed for Commencement on Sunday, May 27. You would need to arrive by noon and would be able to leave after commencement starts at 2 p.m. Please contact Dana Lamb (x7550) or if you are able to help!

Twins Tickets...Regardless of the Twins' record, the game is still on! Tickets are available to join other Gustie employees and their families for an afternoon of outdoor baseball at Target Field on Wednesday, June 27 when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox. Game time is 12:10 p.m. and tickets are $25/person. Requests for tickets will be filled in the order payment is received. Seats are located in the sections 310 and 311. Each person will receive a voucher for a pop and hotdog. Free bus transportation will be provided for those interested and who make reservations in advance. The buses will leave at 10 a.m. at the three flags. Employees may request unpaid release time from their supervisor to attend the game. Please make checks payable to Gustavus and send tp the President’s Office. Contact or x7538 with questions.

Until Next Time...This week's Inside Gustavus (May 17) is the final edition of the 2011-12 academic year. Weekly online publication will resume on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, for the 2012-13 year. To announce events and information to the College community during the summer months, the Office of Marketing and Communication will publish the Summer Scoop online on a monthly basis (tentatively June 21, July 19, and August 16).

Campus Happenings

All-employee Meeting...All employees are encouraged to attend the annual All-employee Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25 in Alumni Hall. President Ohle and others will review the progress on the institutional goals for 2011-12. There will also be a report from the Special Task Force on financial modeling.

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, May 18 - Responsive Prayer
  • Sunday, May 20 - Shared Worship with First Lutheran Church of St. Peter, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, May 21 - Recognition of newly tentured faculty, Provost Mark Braun
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Litany for Travelers

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Diabetes Prevention Program...Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 16-week diabetes prevention program. The group will meet with trained lifestyle coaches once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier, and increase physical activity. The group will meet on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. from July 10 through October 23 at the Helen White Conference Center (River's Edge Campus). Cost is $60 with incentives for regular participation. For more information or to register, contact Jen Donkin at 507-934-7694.

Relay For Life...Relay For Life of Nicollet County will be held on Friday, June 15 at Gorman Park and the St. Peter Community Center. There will be a 6 p.m. Survivor's Ceremony and a 9 p.m.Luminaria Ceremony. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with food, entertainment, games, and educational activities. If you would like to register as a survivor (and order a t-shirt), join a team, volunteer, or purchase a luminaria/donate, please contact Ann Volk at x7577 or Please join us in the fight against cancer. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Facility Hours

Library Hours During Finals...Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, May 19: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday, May 20 & Monday, May 21: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 22: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Seeking Rental...I am a Gustavus employee on a visiting assistantship for next year. I am looking to rent an apartment (1 or 2 br) or a small duplex, preferably close to campus. I am clean, quiet, and I spend most of my time in the office. I would like to move-in during the 2nd half of June. If you have or know of a place, please contact Mohammad Abu Baker (Biology) at

For Rent...Looking for a quiet place to live? We have several one bedroom apartments for rent at Parkview Manor. Within walking distance of Gustavus. Rent based on 30% of income (Maximum rent of $378-478). Affordable, even for ‘over income’ individuals). All utilities except cable television and phone included. Contact Shannon Lloyd at (507) 931-2236 or for more information.

"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
TodayNov 29 Thanksgiving Recess Campus
Tomorrow 8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Nov 28 4 pm Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
Nov 29 1 pm Women's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh State University (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
46:30 pm Men's Basketball hosts Buena Vista University Peter, Minn.
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 30 Career Exploration Registration Deadline Development (lower level Campus Center)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11 am to noon Tech Bytes: Virtual Meeting Spaces Hall 124B
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:351:15 pm Pyramid Circuit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:455:45 pm HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:308:30 pm WRITI Dinner and Workshop: Using Writing to Assess Student Learning in the WRITI Course's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
67 pm Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Mata 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1 66:40 am Fitness Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:306:30 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
7:308:30 pm Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 2 911 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Cardio Dance 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
4:305:30 pm Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary's University Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's University, Minn.
78 pm Jen Onsum- An advocate for people with disabilities Hall 101
78 pm Zumba w/ Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 3 66:40 am Strictly Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session Beta Kappa Room
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
5:306:30 pm Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Dec 45 Men's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invite, Minn.
Women's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invite, Minn.
Dec 4 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: Hymns on Tap Dive
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Pilates 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
4:306 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
7:0510:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts Saint John's University Peter, Minn.
7:30 pm Women's Hockey at College of Saint Benedict Joseph, Minn.
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXL Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Dec 5 1 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts College of Saint Benedict Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Hockey at Saint John's University Cloud, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
3:305 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 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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Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. For more information, contact Matt Thomas ( or x7510).

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