Inside Gustavus (August 29, 2012)

Volume 45, Number 1

Faculty/Staff Activities

Joel Carlin (Biology, Environmental Studies) published an education article in the journal Nature Education Knowledge titled "Population management plans" and a research article with MacKenzie Consoer '08 in the journal Northwest Science titled "Population and habitat characteristics of margined sculpin, Cottus marginatus, in the Walla Walla Watershed (Oregon, Washington USA)."

K. Angelique Dwyer (Spanish and LALACS) and recent Gustavus alumna Elizabeth A. Coco '12 co-authored a paper titled “Sí se puede / Yes We Can: Lesbofeministas Take the Reigns,” which will be published in the Latino Studies Journal.

Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management) and Dr. Deborah Galuk's paper, "What Women Want," was recently accepted to the Midwest Academy of Management Conference in Chicago, which will take place this October.

Chris Johnson (CSL) and Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management) will be presenting papers on leadership and calling at the International Leadership Association Conference in Denver in late October this year.

Elizabeth Baer (English) traveled with six students from her IEX class, "Commemorating Controversy: the Dakota-US War of 1862" to Flandreau, South Dakota, August 15-17. The exhibit which the students created in the class was on display at the invitation of the Dakota organizing committee for the event, "The Legacy of Survival." Students, Professor Baer, and Ben Leonard of the Nicollet County Historical Society, who team-taught the class, participated in the march of the exiled Dakota to the Minnesota border and had the opportunity to observe a peace pipe ceremony. The student exhibit will open in the Lincoln Cottage Museum in Washington, D.C., in October.

An article by Darrell Jodock, with the title "The New Perspective on Paul and Jewish-Lutheran Relations" has been published in the book, The New Perspective on Paul, edited by David Ratke. A second article, "Rethinking Authority in the Church Today" has been published in the book, Sources of Authority in the Church, edited by David Brondos. Both books have been published by Lutheran University Press.

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 editors of Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine voted, "Painting the Place Between" (opening November 9) as one of the ten "must see fall art events." The exhibition was curated by Kristen Lowe (Art and Art History).
  • The Star Tribune printed a story on Aug. 22 about the new Gustavus iPad application. Tom Crady was quoted in the story.
  • The Star Tribune printed a lengthy feature story on the front page of its Aug. 22 Sports section about Gustavus senior Anna Eames and her participation in the Paralympic Games. Eames was quoted in the story.
  • KEYC-TV ran a story on Aug. 21 about the new Gustavus iPad application. Tom Crady was interviewed for the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Aug. 22 about the new Gustavus iPad application. Tom Crady was quoted in the story.
  • The Metro Lutheran printed a story in its September 2012 issue about Gustavus alumna Heidi Manning and her involvement in the Mars rover Curiosity.
  • Kate Knutson (Political Science) was quoted in an Aug. 28 article about advertisements related to the marriage amendment.
  • Tom Crady was interviewed by Minnesota News Network on Aug. 29 about the new Gustavus iPad application.

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

News & Announcements

OLAS Retreat...OLAS (Organization of Latin American, Latino/a and Spanish Cultures) will be having a retreat on September 8 at the Prairie Oaks Institute with Modern Languages advisor Angelique Dwyer and Center for Servant Leadership facilitator Jeffrey Rathlef. The retreat will be a great opportunity for the student organization to reflect, build identity and community for an even more intentional yearly agenda.

Spanish Tutors...This fall, Gustavus Spanish tutors are excited to be mentoring senior veterinary students from the University of Minnesota. They are studying at the New Sweden Dairy under Dr. John Fetrow in a newly developed educational initiative funded by the USDA in hopes of improving the education of veterinarians that will serve the U.S. dairy industry. The Spanish for Dairy Farms curriculum for this program was designed by Angelique Dwyer.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on September 18, 19, and 20, for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, contact (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Phone Books...New phone books (St. Peter and Mankato area) are now available for the departments in the Telecommunications Office, lower level of Olin Hall, Room 26. They may be picked up anytime Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Parking Enforcement...Red and green permit enforcement begins at 7 a.m. on September 4. Non-registered vehicles or those parked in the wrong permit color will be cited. Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times and is always enforced. Specially marked spaces and fire lanes are also always enforced. Please familiarize yourself with the campus parking lots and all available lots in your permit color, as the permit color designations have changed in many lots on campus. Please review the parking and traffic regulations on the Campus Safety web page, and note these parking reminders/changes for this year:

  • Green permit parking is again no parking between 2 and 7 a.m. during the academic year (7 days a week). The overnight parking for green holders who need to park a vehicle after 2 a.m. is in the Motor Pool lot.
  • Every employee/student vehicle parked on campus must display a valid parking permit. If you bring a different vehicle to campus than the one you have registered, you can come directly to the Campus Safety office for a temporary permit. Visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times.

Bicycle Registration...All students, faculty, and staff who wish to park a bicycle on campus must register it with the College. Bicycle registration is available online or in the Campus Safety office. There is no fee for registering a bicycle. Bicycles parked on campus must be parked in a bike rack. Bicycles secured improperly or left unsecured will be confiscated by Campus Safety or Physical Plant personnel. A storage fee of $10 (non-registered) and $5 (registered) per day will be applied. Bicycle racks near academic and administrative buildings will be closed to overnight parking (November-March) for snow removal. Please note full bicycle regulations and review any changes at

Campus Happenings

Colloquium...The 2012 President's Colloquium will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 in Alumni Hall. The Gustavus community is cordially invited to the event to hear a "State of the College" presentation. The 2012 President's Dinner will follow the event in the Evelyn Young Dining Room.

Welcoming the Class of 2016...First-year student move-in day is Friday, Aug. 31. Anyone arriving on campus between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. should allow additional time for travel and parking around campus and should avoid College Avenue if possible, as more than 700 new students will be arriving via the College's main entrance. Traffic will be directed by college personnel at each entrance; failure to obey personnel will result in citation. Also on Friday, August 31, at 11 p.m., the Lund Center Parking Lot will be closed to faculty, staff, and students and will reopen for campus parking following the First-Year Orientation square dance event that will be held Saturday, September 1, in the evening. Cars remaining in the lot on Saturday evening will be towed to a different lot at the owner's expense.

Back-to-School Bash...The annual Back-to-School Bash will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 3 in Lund Arena. Gustavus employees can pick up their one complementary ticket to this picnic-style dinner at the Dean of Students Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.

Reading-in-Common Lecture...Wes Moore, the author of this year's Reading-in-Common book, The Other Wes Moore, will be on campus Sept. 11 for a lecture and book signing. Moore will speak between 7 and 9 p.m. in Christ Chapel. He is a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader.

Nobel Conference Preview Event...As a prelude to the 48th Nobel Conference, Professor William F. Fitzgerad will speak on campus at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Alumni Hall. Fitzgerald's talk is titled, "Iron In The Oceans: What's the Fuss About?"

Fall Fest...2012 Fall Fest in the Arb will take place Saturday, Sept. 15. The day's events include the MN Kite Society stunt kite demo and kite-making workshop, Amber's snakes, unnatural Arb hikes, leaf print t-shirts, face-painting, alpacas, music, concession stand, and lots more.

Art Exhibition...150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum) will be on display at the Hillstrom Museum of Art from Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 2. There will be a reception during the College's Nobel Conference, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.


  • Douglas Martin Rosoff, the brother of Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Jeff Rosoff, died in a tragic bicycle accident on Friday, August 24, in San Mateo, Calif., at the age of 56. Doug received his B.A. at Stanford University and attended medical school at Kansas City School of Osteopathic Medicine. He was Chief Psychiatrist for county mental health and recently a Psychiatrist for Ukiah Veterans Administration. He is survived by Jeff, his wife of six years, Catherine Rosoff, his parents Harold and Berniece Rosoff, and his sister Leslie Westerlund. A memorial service and gathering will be held on Friday, Aug. 31, at the Lake Mendocino Club House in Ukiah, Calif. Memorial donations in Doug's name may be made to Ceres Community Project.
  • Alta Tina Brunsberg, the mother-in-law of Director of Gift Planning Jacque Brunsberg '81, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn, Wis., at the age of 85. She is survived by two children, Jon (Jacque) Brunsberg and Gail (Claude) Nelson, one brother, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy Kay; and five sisters. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

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 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.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Labor Day Weekend...Friday, Aug. 31: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 1 & 2: Closed; Monday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


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Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayTomorrow Men's Golf at Augsburg Invitational Lake, Minn.
Women's Golf at Saint Benedict Invite, Minn.
Today 10 am to noon Volleyball vs. Ripon College (UW-Platteville Tournament), Wis.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball vs. Westminster College (UW-Platteville Tournament), Wis.
1 pm Women's Soccer at Wartburg College, Iowa
7 pm Football at Crown College Bonifacius, Minn.
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community) Chapel
36 pm Men's Soccer hosts Viterbo University (Gustavus Classic) Peter, Minn.
4 pm Women's Soccer at Luther College, Iowa
YesterdaySep 7 New Student Orientation Campus
Sep 7 24 pm Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
89 pm Life of a Gustie Athlete Hall Atrium
Sep 8 Fall Semester Begins Campus
911 am Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Convocation for the Opening of the 154th Academic Year Chapel
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015 Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
68 pm Class of 2016 Ice Cream Social!'s Family Courtyard
Sep 9 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Thomas Young '88 Center Ballroom
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
2:304:30 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015 Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
67:30 pm Women's Hockey informational Meeting Center Classroom 208
78:30 pm Men's Hockey Informational Meeting Center room 207
Sep 10 911 am Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session's Dining Room
34 pm Title IX Training for Employees Campus Center
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015 Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
Sep 11 11 am to noon Title IX Training for Employees Campus Center
11:30 am to 1 pm Open Discussion regarding Women in the Sciences (over lunch)'s Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
1:302:20 pm Talk on Bioengineering and Drug Delivery by Rachel Levine, CEMS Dept., University of Minnesota Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
2:303:30 pm Title IX Training for Employees Campus Center
46 pm First Friday Faculty Social Center
46 pm Volleyball vs. Western Connecticut State University (Johnson & Wales Tournament), R.I.
68 pm Volleyball vs. Salve Regina Univeristy (Johnson & Wales Tournament), R.I.
710 pm Men's Soccer at Principia College, Ill.
Sep 12 Men's Cross Country at UW-River Falls Invite Falls, Wis.
Women's Cross Country at UW-River Falls Invite Falls, Wis.
10 am Women's Tennis hosts Alumni Match Peter, Minn.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball vs. Connecticut College (Johnson & Wales Tournament), R.I.
1 pm Football hosts Lake Forest College Peter, Minn.
2 pm Women's Soccer at UW-La Crosse Crosse, Wis.
46 pm Volleyball vs. Roger Williams University (Johnson & Wales Tournament), R.I.
710 pm Men's Soccer at Greenville College, Ill.
Sep 1314 Men's Golf at Eau Claire Invite Claire, Wis.
Women's Golf at Eau Claire Invitational Claire, Wis.
Sep 13 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community) Chapel
Sep 14 911 am Tech Drop-in Hours 124 Lab

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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