November 29, 2012 | Volume 45, Number 11
Doug Huff (Philosophy) was notified that his play, A FAR SHORE, was selected as a finalist for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize (University of New Hampshire). The Prize Committee received 148 submissions representing playwrights from North, Central, and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. The purpose of the Woodward Prize is to promote international cultural awareness through excellence in playwriting.
Audrey Russek (History and GWS) co-organized the panel, "Culinary Occupations: Migratory Identities and the Geopolitics of Public Food Consumption" for the 2012 American Studies Association Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she presented a paper titled, "You All Look Alike: Discriminating Dining and Passing as Foreign in American Restaurants."
Jill Locke (Political Science and GWS) had her article, "Little Rock's 'Social Question': Reading Hannah Arendt on School Desegregation and Social Climbing," accepted for publication in the journal Political Theory. She has been invited to present this article at a colloquium at the Institute for Advanced Study in in Princeton, NJ, in March 2013.
Marie Walker (Psychological Science) co-authored a paper published in the November issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science titled "Harnessing the Undiscovered Resource of Student Research Projects."
The Minnesota Museum of American Art will open it's new Project Space doors in St Paul on Dec 1, with an exhibition co-curated by Kristen Lowe (Art and Art History). The exhibition will offer preview clips of her film, Painting the Place Between and exhibit works by each of the four artists profiled in her documentary. Gustavus Alum, Song Thao's ('08) work will also be included in this show. Minneapolis-St Paul magazine also voted Painting the Place Between as one of the "must see" exhibitions of the fall.
Margaret Bloch Qazi (Biology) is the co-first author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, titled "A requirement for the neuromodulators octopamine and tyramine in Drosophila melanogaster female sperm storage" Bloch Qazi is also the senior author of an invited review in the journal Spermatogenesis titled "Oh, the places they'll go: female sperm storage and sperm precedence in Drosophila melanogaster."
Chuck Niederriter's (Physics) paper, "Astrophotography on the Cheap," was published in the December 2012 issue of The Physics Teacher. The cover of the December issue features a photograph from the paper that was taken during last May's Venus transit by co-author Mario Belloni of Davidson College with his daughter's iPhone.
Heidi Meyer (Nursing) presented at AACN's 2012 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Nov. 15-17, in San Antonio, Texas. The podium presentation was titled, "Senior Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Leadership Role During High-Fidelity Simulation: A Phenomenologic Study."
Mark Bjelland (Geography) authored a comparative book review of Justice and the American Metropolis and Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice, which appeared in the latest edition of the Journal of Regional Science.
The Gustavus Peer Assistants were chosen to present two of their workshops at the National Peer Education conference, held Nov. 1-4, 2012. Traveling to Orlando, Fla., were: Connor Haugen, Bethany Murray, Katie Barta, Pat Clark, Semyon Rozin, Katelyn Warburton, Joe Poblocki, Dillon Hall, David Buckley, Eric Pothen, Mara LeBlanc and Allie Ceranske along with their advisor, Judy Douglas, and outreach coordinator, Cinde Wiebusch. The female PAs presented "Girl's Night Out" which is a popular offering in our residence halls that deals with safety issues and alcohol. The second workshop, "How We Did It; a Successful Small Group Model" detailed the non-hierarchal structure of the Peer Assistant group along with various recruitment, selection, and training components that promote trust, community, and volunteer campus involvement.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
The NSF’s MRI program supports the purchase of research instrumentation and instrumentation development. Awards range from $100,000 to $4 million. The next deadline for this annual competition is February 21, 2013. The program announcement can be found online. Gustavus has enjoyed much success with this program and Bob Weisenfeld can share lessons learned. Since Gustavus is limited to two instrumentation acquisition proposals each grant round, faculty interested in submitting an application should send an email so indicating to Bob (email@example.com) by December 31. Bob will follow up in January with those interested regarding the selection process in the event that more than two faculty are interested in submitting a request.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media locally, regionally, or around the nation:
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story on Thursday, Nov. 29 about Christmas in Christ Chapel. Chaplain Rod Anderson and first-year student Kari Louwagie were both quoted in the story.
- The Star Tribune printed a story on Friday, Nov. 24 about a group of Gustavus alumni who have gathered together every month for the last 40 years. The group calls itself “The Gourmet Club.”
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 email@example.com).
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and discussed the following items:
- Members discussed apporpriate funding for student organizations through Student Senate.
- Following a discussion, consensus was to add Gustavus students to the Inside Gustavus distribution list.
- Vice President Westphal reminded members that Wells Fargo College credit cards must be in the hands of the designated cardholders at all times. Wells Fargo's fraud protection policy is very clear regarding personal possession of the card.
- Vice President Westphal asked members to ask their colleagues in their respective divisions for agenda items for the Benefits Committee to discuss in their upcoming meetings. This topic will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting.
News & Announcements
Vote for St. Lucia...The Festival of St. Lucia will be held during Daily Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 6. Please select one of the following women from the Lucia Court to serve as St. Lucia: Maura Bremer, Dani Cabrera, Carolyn Draayer, Nicole Ektnitphong, Mara LeBlanc, and Nikki Rom. Selection should be based on the following attributes: courageous leadership, service to others, strength of character, and compassion. Voting will close on Monday, December 3 at 11 p.m and can be done online.
Student Org Info...If you are interested in any information on recognized student organizations please visit gustavus.edu/studentorgs. This new page is updated daily and is accessible to current members of the Gustavus community as well as prospective students. There is additional information and resources for student organizations on the left side panel of the page. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Junso, Assistant Director of Student Activities.
Chaplain Search Discussions...Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in any one of three conversations with members of the Chaplain Search/Call Committee about the position currently held by Rod Anderson. Questions to be discussed include the following: What leadership does Gustavus need from a Chaplain? What experience and credentials will best prepare someone for this role? What competencies, character, and commitments will be most important? For more information, contact Darrell Jodock at x7472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Gathering Dec. 7...One of the annual goals of the Provost’s Office is to foster a sense of community at Gustavus. To this end, we have partnered with the Theta’s semi-annual babysitting event to create a time for faculty, staff, and administrators to relax, laugh, and commune a bit…to build community. The Theta sorority will offer free babysitting in the Dive on Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. During this time we have reserved a room at Jake’s Pizza in Saint Peter for employees and their significant others to gather. Come and enjoy time to catch up with folks you know and to meet new Gustie friends. Come for some or all of the three hours. There will be an optional pizza buffet and pop for $7. Come and socialize!! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Darrin Good by Dec. 4 (x6223 or email@example.com) and let him know who is attending and if you plan to eat at the buffet (you may order off the menu or just order drinks as well, but we’d still appreciate an RSVP). Other events occurring on campus during Theta babysitting include Faculty Shop Talk, the Firethorne Release Party, a men’s hockey game, and a Michael Johnson concert…to see all events, go to: https://gustavus.edu/calendar/12/07/2012/.
Elf The Musical...The Campus Activities Board is taking students, faculty, and staff to Elf The Musical at The Ordway in St. Paul on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for faculty/staff and went on sale Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the SAO Information Desk. Note: bus transportation is only available to students and there are 10 tickets available for faculty/staff to purchase. Please contact Ellen Liebe with any questions.
Donations for Staff Christmas Party...The Staff Personnel Committee has already begun gearing up for our
traditional Staff Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 21. Our Staff
Christmas Party is always an exciting time as we try to incorporate the
spirit of giving. One of the ways we do this is by providing door prize
drawings. Although we have a small budget for purchasing items to give
away, we traditionally rely on departments around campus to donate any
items as they feel appropriate. Donations may range from a gift card
for a campus service to complimentary gifts received from outside
vendors to handmade/homemade items that reflect your skill/talent that
could be passed on to fellow co-workers as a wonderful gift. In the next few weeks, please watch for items that may come into your
office/department and/or items you might already have that you would be
willing to donate as a gift. To make a contribution, please contact or
send items to Tracey Peymann (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Health
Services, Jeannie Peterson (email@example.com) in the library, or
Anna Mae Barklow (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Custodial Service. Your generosity and thoughtful consideration during this Season of Giving is greatly appreciated.
Reflections on a Canoe Trip...Natalie Warren, who along with Ann Raiho, were the first women to canoe from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay following the route taken by Eric Severeid in 1930, will be at Gustavus Tuesday, Dec. 4, to present her reflections on the trip, recounting what they observed along the way, and lessons learned about life and pursuing once's dreams passionately. Warren's presentation will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 103 of Olin Hall.
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, November 30 - Diane von Arx, calligrapher for The Saint John's Bible.
- Sunday, December 2 - Adam King Butler '08, Luther Seminary
- Monday, December 3 - Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
- Tuesday, December 4 - Winds of Christmas
- Wednesday, December 5 - Morning Prayer
- Thursday, December 6 - Festival of St. Lucia
- Friday, December 7 - Chaplain Sabina Koij
Partners in Education...Chuck Niederriter (Physics) will give a presentation titled "Pop Tops" at Nativity Lutheran Church in Saint Anthony, Minn., on Dec. 2. 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.
Events...This Sunday, Dec. 2, prior to Christmas in Christ Chapel there will be a reception for the Gustavus Ambassadors and the Minnesota Valley Conference Pastors. The reception will be located in the Center for Servant Leadership.
For Rent...A completely furnished one-bedroom apartment that includes utilities. Located across the street from the south college tennis courts. New egress window. Off Street parking. Call Gene Lund at (507) 931-1913 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.
|Today 10:30 am to noon||A Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-woodwind-chamber-ensembles-concert-2/49242Bjorling Recital Hall|
|1 pm||Gymnastics hosts 4th Annual Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-hosts-4th-annual-alumni-meet/49126St. Peter, Minn.|
|1 pm||Women's Basketball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s/49109Winona, Minn.|
|1–2:30 pm||Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49829Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center|
|1:30–3 pm||2016 Brassworks! in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2016-brassworks-in-concert/49241Bjorling Recital Hall|
|2 pm||Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-uw-river-falls-5/49086St. Peter, Minn.|
|3 pm||Men's Basketball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s/49171Winona, Minn.|
|4–5:30 pm||Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/49825The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|7–8 pm||Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-honors-theatre-productions-andrea-broman-and-andy-lupinek/50557Anderson Theatre|
|7:05 pm||Men's Hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire (Parents Weekend)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-uw-eau-claire-parents-weekend/49060St. Peter, Minn.|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Sevenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-magnificent-seven/50582Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|8:30–10 pm||Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/49827The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|Tomorrow 10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48979Christ Chapel|
|1–2:30 pm||Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50331The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|1:30–3 pm||The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-philharmonic-orchestra-fall-concert-4/49243Bjorling Recital Hall|
|2–3 pm||SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/scwabble-w-gabe-hwc/49806Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5:30 pm||Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49830Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49675Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8:30 pm||Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50332The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|7–9 pm||A String Chamber Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-string-chamber-concert/50667Bjorling Recital Hall|
|9–10:15 pm||Repeat the sounding Joy: A Vespers Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/repeat-the-sounding-joy-a-vespers-service-2/50777Christ Chapel|
|Dec 12 6:30–7:30 am||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc/49777Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–9:30 am||Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50729Konferensrum (JCC 203A)|
|8:30–10:30 am||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49507Olin 124 Lab|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-446/50820Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 12:30 pm||Gustavus Acts Strategic Planning Open Discussion Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-planning-open-discussion-session-3/50728President's Dining Room|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49319Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe/49340Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|1:30–1:50 pm||Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/meditation-17/50768Interfaith Space, Campus Center 104|
|5–6 pm||Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-w-lydia-and-christina-hwc-2/49718Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-tasha-hwc/49689Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-come-for-community-comment-2/50508Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|Dec 13 All day||WE- Pilates with Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pilates-with-rachel-2/49542Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–6:40 am||WE- Bootcamp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp-with-brenda-2/49529Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-447/50821Christ Chapel|
|1–2 pm||Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50730Konferensrum (JCC 203A)|
|1:30–2:30 pm||Tech Bytes: Get your class actively engaged by using Student Responsehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-get-your-class-actively-engaged-by-using-student-response-2/49305Olin Hall Lab 124B|
|5–6 pm||Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-3/49748Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7 pm||Men's Basketball hosts North Centralhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-north-central/49172St. Peter, Minn.|
|7 pm||Women's Basketball at UW-Stouthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-uw-stout/49110Menomonie, Wis.|
|7–8 pm||Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-cardio-w-megan-hwc/49704Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 14 All day||Last Day of Classes for Fall Semesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-classes-for-fall-semester/38000Gustavus Campus|
|6:40–7:20 am||WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe/49557Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-448/50822Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49591Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-3/49605Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|2–4 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49508Olin 124 Lab|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Cardio Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-kickboxing/49733Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 15 All day||Reading Day (No Classes)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/reading-day-no-classes/46912Gustavus Adolphus College|
|8–10 am||Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/workshop-series-for-student-employment-supervisors-and-academic-advisors/49484The Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20|
|8:30 am to 5 pm||Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50784The Bok Mark|
|9:30 am to noon||Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48914Alumni Hall|
|3–4 pm||Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50732Konferensrum (JCC 203A)|
|5–6 pm||Taekwondo Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/taekwondo-practice/50477Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|9–10 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-2/49792Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
||Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams/38002Gustavus Campus|
|Dec 16 8:30 am to 5 pm||Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50785The Bok Mark|
|9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-12/49934The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|2–3 pm||Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50731Konferensrum (JCC 203A)|
|2:45–4 pm||Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-gabe-hwc/49763Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 17 8:30 am to 5 pm||Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50786The Bok Mark|
|Dec 19 8:30 am to 5 pm||Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50787The Bok Mark|
|9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-12/49935The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|1:30–3:30 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49509Olin 124 Lab|
|Dec 20 All day||Fall Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-ends-9/50672Gustavus Campus|
|Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 All day||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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