Inside Gustavus (September 27, 2012)

Volume 45, Number 5

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 on Sunday, Sept. 23 previewing this year’s Nobel Conference. Chuck Niederriter and Joel Carlin were quoted in the story.
  • The Metro Lutheran printed a story previewing the Nobel Conference in its October 2012 edition. Religion professors Blake Couhey and Deb Goodwin were quoted in the story.
  • Star Tribune higher ed reporter Jenna Ross mentioned in her Sept. 27 column that the Gustavus faculty voted to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment regarding same-sex marriage.

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 mthomas@gustavus.edu).

News & Announcements

Billy Elliot Tickets...Tickets for Billy Elliot The Musical will go on sale Monday, Oct. 1 at the SAO Information desk. The show is Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., at The Ordway in St. Paul. Tickets are $50 for faculty and staff. Billy Elliot The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards and is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. The story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

Voice Mail...A reminder that on Oct. 1, 2012 the old voice mail system will be retired. Messages from the old system will no longer be available. Please plan accordingly if you have information archived that you feel you may need. If you need assistance saving messages, please contact Laura McCabe, x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu. If you have questions concerning the new voice mail system, additional information and instruction pages can be found on the Gustavus Telecommunications website for your reference, gustavus.edu/telecom. or feel free to contact any one of the Telecommunications Department staff members; Becky Barnes, x7025, bbarnes@gustavus.edu, Nancy Beran, x0, nberan2@gustavus.edu, or Laura McCabe, x6261, lmccabe@gustavus.edu.

Announcement From V.P. VanHecke...The President's Cabinet is pleased to announce that Matt Dobosenski of Media Services will be transitioning from his current role under GTS to the position of Event Support Specialist, housed in the Student Activities Office. This move is intended to strengthen our technical support capabilities for the many internal and external events that this campus hosts and to formally recognize Matt for the excellent work that he has provided in this area for many years.

To ensure a successful transition, many of the services that have traditionally been offered through Media Services will be moved to other campus offices. In the coming weeks, Printing Services will take on the duties associated with large format printing and lamination; Dining Services will begin assisting those needing passport photos; and the library and GTS will collaborate on the checkout and maintenance of the College's media checkout inventory. As this move progresses, please be patient in our attempts to improve processes and services related to all of these important functions. Additional update will follow and should you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Megan Ruble in the Student Activities Office.

New Private Space...There is a now a desigated space in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center for employees, visitors, and guests who may need to express breastmilk and do not have a private space to do so. It is located in the private restroom just outside the President's Dining Room. The space is equipped with a comfortable chair, electrical outlet, and sink and is lockable with a sign outside the door which indicates if it is in use.

No Inside Gustavus Next Week...Due to the events on campus such as the Nobel Conference and the Royal Visit, there will be no edition of Inside Gustavus published on Thursday, Oct. 4. The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published Thursday, Oct. 11.

Campus Happenings

Nobel Conference...The 48th annual Nobel Conference will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2-3. If you don't have a ticket for this year's Nobel Conference, get your one complimentary ticket at gustavustickets.com or you can watch the lectures live online at gustavus.edu/nobel. Also be aware that Conference presenter David Gallo is scheduled to appear on the Minnesota Public Radio show The Daily Circuit at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Listen to the interview live on mpr.org. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, traffic on Ring Road will be switched to one-way as we welcome guests to the Conference. Parking options during the two-day Conference will be limited. Plan ahead.

The Royal Visit...Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will visit Gustavus on Friday, Oct. 5. More information, including a complete schedule for the day is online at gustavus.edu/royalvisit.

Alaskan Naturalist to Speak...Debbie S. Miller, Alaska naturalist and author, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Linnaeus Arboretum. She will share her experiences hiking and canoeing more than 600 miles through the largely unknown western Arctic. After her presentation, Miller will be available to sign copies of On Arctic Ground, along with the new 20th anniversary edition of her book Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by calling the Arboretum Program Hotline at 507-933-6184.

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, Sept. 28 - Joel Carlin, Biology
  • Sunday, Sept. 30 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Oct. 1 - Chaplain Rachel Larson and "I Am, We Are"
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2 - No Chapel due to the Nobel Conference
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 - No Chapel due to the Nobel Conference
  • Thursday, Oct. 4 - Commemoration of St. Francis, Gustavus Pound Pals, Blessing of the Animals
  • Friday, Oct. 5 - Festival Worship Service with the King and Queen of Sweden (Ticket Required)

Library Book/Media Sale...Books, VHS tapes, and LPs will be 50 cents starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 5 with a $2 bag sale on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Join WCCO Radio’s Mike Lynch for an amazing night under the stars when you take the Minnesota Star Watch class. The class begins with an indoor presentation followed by quality time outside to take in the beautiful show going on overhead. It is being held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Treaty Site History Center. Contact Community and Family Education at 507-934-3048 or online at stpetercommunityedonline.com for more information and to register by the Oct. 15 deadline. Pre-registration is required. This event is sponsored by Saint Peter Community and Family Education and The Nicollet County Historical Society.

Obituaries

  • Gerry Eby Irvin, the mother of Associate Professor in Spanish and LALACS Kurt Irvin, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Gerry had lived in St. Peter since 1998, including the past eight years at Grandview Good Samaritan. A bedside service was held at the time of her passing and no other service is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, if people wish, they may make a donation in Gerry's name to the Belgian Sheepdog Resuce at bscarescue.com.

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 jolene@gustavus.edu). 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.

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education...Presentations scheduled for this week include Sarah Ruble (Religion) who will speak at Trinity Lutheran Church of St. Peter on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9:30 a.m. The topic of her presentation is "Anti-Catholicism and Civil Rights: Case Studies in How-to and How-not-to Engage in Politics." Partners in Education is a programming resource coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership, in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums in congregations.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a retreat on campus for confirmation students from Central Lutheran Church of Minneapolis from Friday evening, Sept. 28, until Sunday morning, Sept. 30. A group of high school youth from Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna will hold a day retreat on campus on Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Plugs

Looking for housing in January...Family of four moving to St. Peter for J-Term to teach a class. Happy to pay market rent, keep your house clean, pipes un-exploded and walks shoveled. No smokers, but we do have a poodle. He does not smoke, but he's still a dog. Flexiible on exact arrival/departure dates. Ideal if near campus. Contact Dan Currell at dcurrell@gustavus.edu or 651-699-3107.

"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
Aug 4 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview/45676President's Dining Room
Aug 5 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room
Aug 6 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room
58 pm Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
Aug 7 9:30 am to 6 pm Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
Aug 9 47 pm Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA

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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