Inside Gustavus (November 15, 2012)

Volume 45, Number 10

Faculty/Staff Activities

Kyle E. Chambers (Psychological Science) gave an invited talk "The Statistician with a Pacifier: What Babies Learn about Language & How it Changes Them" in the Institute for Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

Jill Fischer (CICE) and Rachel Schmitt ('11) presented a session at the 6th Annual Minnesota Study Abroad Returnee Conference held at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management on Sept. 22. Their session was created by Fischer and Phil Romine of HECUA and was called "Digging Deeper: Stories and Identities." Twenty-six study abroad returnees from nine Minnesota colleges and universities participated in the session. Fischer also served on the planning and evaluation committees for the conference which attracted over 100 students from across Minnesota.

Sean Cobb (English) signed a contract with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company to publish a film textbook, titled Introduction to Film Studies: History, Production, Genre, and Theory. It will be available in Fall 2013.

Karl Larson (HES), who is the only head coach in St. Peter High School girl's soccer history, has been selected as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's State Coach of the Year for small schools in Minnesota.

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 February 25, June 25 and October 25. More information is available online.

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

Hispanic Film Festival...The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures was recently awarded a grant by PRAGDA to hold a Hispanic Film Festival in spring 2013. Films shown will feature different Spanish-speaking countries and topics related to human and civil rights. Stay posted for film titles and screening dates! Screenings are open to all!

Farewell Party...The Provost’s Office invites the Gustavus community to join us as we say goodbye and best wishes to Judy Roberts. We will host a farewell reception for Judy on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Dive. Refreshments will be served. We hope you will stop by to wish Judy the best in her well-deserved retirement.

Weight Watchers...Make this year the year you don't pack on the pounds over the Holidays. Join Weight Watchers At-Work, at Scholarship America. Get the tools you need to have a guilt-free holiday season and start 2013 with no need to put "lose weight" on your list of New Year's resolutions. There will be an open house on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Scholarship America. The meetingis from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Bring a lunch and stay for the informational session free of charge. Cost is $39.95 monthly including free e-tools and the flexibility to go to meetings anywhere, anytime. Contact Julie Wilkins at 507-931-0448 or jwilkins@scholarshipamerica.org.

Give to Gustavus Day Results...On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the College held Give to Gustavus Day. The goal was to raise $24,000 for the Gustavus Annual Fund in 24 hours. We are happy to say that we raised more than $45,000 thanks to gifts from more than 200 donors. It's still National Philanthropy Week, so if you didn't have a chance to participate on Wednesday, and would like to, it's easy to do online at gustavus.edu/give/GiveToGustavusDay.

Accreditation Open Meetings...All Gustavus employees (faculty, staff, administrators) are encouraged to participate in a series of accreditation open meetings focusing on the draft of the Self-Study report to be submitted to the Higher Learning Commission. Representatives of the HLC Steering Committee will facilitate discussion on the ways in which the College satisfies Criteria for Accreditation. Participants will have the opportunity to provide the committee with suggestions, comments, or feedback on the Self-Study draft. The schedule for the open meetings is:

  • Session VII: November 19, 2012, 8:00-8:50 a.m.
  • Session VIII: November 19, 2012, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
  • Session IX: November 20, 2012, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
  • Session X: November 20, 2012, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
  • Session XI: November 26, 2012, 8:00-8:50 a.m.
  • Session XII: November 26, 2012, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
  • Session XIII: November 27, 2012, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
  • Session XIV: November 27, 2012, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
  • Session XV: November 28, 2012, 8:00-8:50 a.m.
  • Session XVI: November 28, 2012, 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Each open meeting will be held in the Faculty-Staff Lounge. The Self-Study draft and summary can be found online.

C in CC Tickets...A limited number number of tickets still remain for the Christmas in Christ Chapel services on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Gustavus students, faculty, and staff are allowed one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets are $25 apiece. Tickets can be purchased online at gustavustickets.com or by contacting the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520.

Campus Happenings

Wellbeing Coffee & Conversation...The Gustavus Wellbeing Initiative and Gustavus Health Promotion are teaming up to co-sponsor a Fika/Coffee Conversation Series on three consecutive Thursdays on Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Courtyard Cafe. Please plan on joining Gustavus colleagues for a free hot beverage of your choice and some healthy snacks. Stay to talk about creating a healthier Gustavus community together, as well as learn about the ways in which the Gustavus Wellbeing Initiative and Gustavus Health Promotion are supporting these efforts. Stop by the Dean of Students Office beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28 to pick up your free beverage coupon valid in the Courtyard Cafe between 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Dec. 6 and 13. Questions can be directed to Steve Bennett at sbennett@gustavus.edu and/or Laurie Kelly at lkelly@gustavus.edu.

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, Nov. 16 - Julie Johnson, Academic Advising, Vintage Prairie Dirt Band
  • Sunday, Nov. 18 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Nov. 19 - Barb Larson Taylor, President's Office
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20 - Thanksgiving Hymn Sing
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving Recess, No Chapel
  • Thursday, Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving Recess, No Chapel
  • Friday, Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Recess, No Chapel

Off-Campus Events of Interest

The Creative Play Place and Saint Peter Library present...Mankato Ballet and Katha Dance Theatre. Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Saint Peter Community Center Gym. Watch the gifted Mankato Ballet dancers perform and then take part in a workshop with the dancers. Following the Mankato Ballet is the premier North Indian Katha dance organization in the Midwest! Come watch beautifully dressed dancers perform the classical Kathak dances of north India. This unique presentation will combine North Indian storytelling and percussive Kathak dance, folk dance of India, stories of myths and legends, music, drama along with creating your own story by the use of hand gestures, expression, rhythm, imagination, and playfulness. Supper to follow, including an Indian rice dish, pasta with choice of sauce, and dessert. Discounted tickets available until Thursday, Nov. 15 at Creative Play Place for $5/adult and $2.50/child 8 & under. At the door cost is $6/adult & $3.50/child 8 & under.

Obituaries

  • Pastor James Wang, father of Esther Wang (Music) passed away on Nov. 7, 2012 in the Dominican Republic. A service was held on Sunday, Nov. 11. He is survived by his wife Sheila Kay, children Joey Wang, Esther Wang, Lydia Adams and Rebecca Rhee, along with other friends and relatives.

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

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend Chancel Choir retreat for Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Friday evening until Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16-17, and a confirmation retreat for St. Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth on Friday evening until Sunday morning, Nov. 16-18. Women from Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran in St. Peter will be on Campus for an overnight retreat on Nov. 17-18. These retreat programs are offered as a resource offered to ELCA congregations who are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Partners in Education...Kate Knutson (Political Science) will give a presentation about "Religion in the 2012 Election" at Trinity Lutheran Church on Nov. 18. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Reunion Luncheon...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will sponsor the annual Vocation of a Lutheran College. The conference reunion luncheon is being held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Heritage Banquet Room. A summary of the most recent conference will be presented during the luncheon. On behalf of the college, we thank all faculty and administrators at Gustavus who have been part of the greater team to have experienced this conference.

Plugs

For Sale...Homemade Lefse and Krum Kake. A delightful treat perfect for holiday gatherings! All batches will be made to order; holiday orders must be submitted by Dec. 8. $10 for a dozen lefse rounds; $10 for two dozen Krum Kake. Contact Jessica at jimholte@gustavus.edu for more information and to submit your order.

For Sale...Unopened Canon ink cartridges numbers 8 and 5, for Canon Model series iP4000, iP5000, iP6000 or MP500-970 series. Two Magenta, 2 Cyan, 3 Yellow, 1 Black, and 1 PGBlack. $5.00 each. Contact Carolyn, cogrady@gustavus.edu.

"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 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 4Tomorrow Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art
YesterdayTomorrow Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Tomorrow Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
910 am Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/baccalaureate-worship-with-holy-communion/45589Christ Chapel
10:3011:30 am Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/baccalaureate-worship-with-holy-communion-2/45590Christ Chapel
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room
Jun 89 First Term Seminar Advising Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-advising-workshop/45181Old Main Hall
Jun 910 2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2015-upper-midwest-civic-engagement-summit/43415Gustavus Adolphus College Campus

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

News

Professor Mimi Gerstbauer Serving as Fulbright Scholar in Poland

15 hours ago by News Office
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From Fine Arts

Motasem ALhouni Named ITA’s Most Improved Player

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Dr. Brenda Kelly Named Interim Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education

2 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Sixth

Senior Rosalie Repke Chosen as Commencement Speaker

2 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Gustie Athletics Unique Path Series—The Cancun Connection

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From Athletics » Featured Homepage

Elizabeth Weiers Finishes 11th At NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

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From Athletics

ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

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Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

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Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

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From News » Fourth

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fifth

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
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Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

 

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