Inside Gustavus (December 6, 2012)

Volume 45, Number 12

Faculty/Staff Activities

Eric Dugdale (Classics) had a paper titled "Up Close and Personal: Encountering Ancient Drama through Performance" as well as a review published in vol. 9.12 of Didaskalia, the journal for ancient performance.

Kristen Lowe (Art and Art History) was highlighted on MPR's State of the Arts, in the St Paul Pioneer Press, and the Star Tribune on Friday Nov. 30 for her documentary, Painting the Place Between which is currently on display at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Professor Betsy Byers was also highlighted in these announcements.

Kyle Momsen (HES) had an article on Vitamin D supplementation published in American Fencing. Kyle is the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at Gustavus and an athletic trainer for the United States Fencing Association.

Student Achievements

Sophomore political science major Nicole Ektnitphong was crowned St. Lucia for 2012 at the annual Festival of St. Lucia on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes for Summer 2013

    The NEH annually offers faculty opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes throughout the country. The available stipends for travel, books, research and other living expenses are $2,100 (two weeks), $2,700 (three weeks), $3,300 (four weeks), or $3,900 (five weeks). Requests for application materials are made directly to the seminar or institute director. The application deadline is March 4, 2013. The list of seminars and institutes is online.

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

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, Dec. 2 about Christmas in Christ Chapel and the Saint Johns's Bible. Chaplain Rachel Larson was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Thursday, Dec. 6 about the upcoming Michael Johnson concert.

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

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Kelly Holland, Administrative Assistant, Theatre & Dance
  • Loren Van Grootheest, Mail Room/Post Office Clerk, Print & Mail Services

* New Administrators

  • Tricia Frederick, Assistant Director/Intervention Specialist, Peer Education & Chemical Health
  • Paul Hanson, Unix Systems Administrator, GTS

News & Announcements

Winter Parking Notes...Please keep the following notes from Campus Safety in mind during the winter months:

  • As winter weather approaches, remember that parking regulations are enforced during inclement weather and a parking permit is required for students and staff to park on campus. If you have any questions about parking, contact the Campus Safety office. All green permit parking except designated employee overnight parking in the motor pool is No Parking 2 a.m. - 7 a.m., seven days a week. One row of red permit parking (Stadium lot) is also posted No Parking 2 a.m. - 7 a.m., and enforced seven days a week.
  • Always assume that parking is enforced, even if classes are not in session. Parking is enforced during finals.
  • If you are leaving your vehicle on campus during Christmas break, you must park in the gravel parking lot – red permit parking in the Bjorling lot directly west of the music building or if that fills up, the designated break parking section in the Arbor View parking lot. Any vehicles not moved to this location during break will be towed at the owner’s expense. Look for the Break Parking signs to park in the correct area – cars parked in the wrong rows of Arbor View/Bjorling will still be towed at owner’s expense ($70 minimum).
  • Regular parking enforcement is in effect for January Term and Touring Week. Please park according to permit color and note that visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times (24/7/365). Stop by the Campus Safety office to register your vehicle prior to parking on campus.

Accreditation Update...The countdown stands at 138 days until the Higher Learning Commission site visit to Gustavus on April 22-24, 2013. Drafts of several self-study chapters have just been posted on our website; go to to view the Introduction and chapters 1 through 4 (Gustavus e-mail username and password required to access this website). A draft of Chapter 5 will be posted next week. The website includes a form to provide feedback to the Steering Committee on any aspects of these chapters. The Steering Committee appreciates comments and suggestions for additional evidence to include in the self-study. Whenever possible, please indicate the specific components or subcomponents of the Criteria for Accreditation to which your comments pertain. Comment forms will remain available through late January, 2013. NOTE: These drafts are considered confidential and are the sole property of Gustavus Adolphus College.  The draft report should not be copied or distributed to any non-employee of Gustavus Adolphus College. Questions may be directed to either self-study co-chair: Chris Gilbert (cgilbert, x6093) or Carolyn Pillers Dobler (dobler, x7481).

Donations for Staff Christmas Party...The Staff Personnel Committee has already begun gearing up for our traditional Staff Christmas Party on Friday, December 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 ( in Health Services, Jeannie Peterson ( in the library, or Anna Mae Barklow ( with Custodial Service.

Campus Happenings

Gustie Breakfast...You are invited to a Gustie Breakfast Wednesday, Dec. 12. Reserve your spot by e-mailing or call 507-933-6664. Engage with other friends of Gustavus and learn something about the College. The on-campus breakfasts will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in a campus banquet room. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple, payable at the door. This month’s breakfast will feature Representative Terry Morrow, Associate Professor in Communication Studies and advisor in pre-law. Next month's speaker will feature Kathy Lund Dean. Go online for more information.

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, Dec. 7 - Chaplain Sabina Koij
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, Dec. 10 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Will Freiert, Classics
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Morning Prayer, Choir of Christ Chapel
  • Thursday, Dec. 13 - All Music Day with re:vive
  • Friday, Dec. 14 - Chaplain Sabina Koij and Cantor Mattias Ekstrom Koij


  • Elsie Gardiner Malagarie, the mother-in-law of Glenn Barnette (Economics and Management), passed away on Monday, Dec. 3 at the age of 88. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Dr. David W. Anderson, the father of Aron Anderson (Chemistry), passed away on Nov. 13 at the age of 76. Dr. David Anderson served the Twin Cities as a distinguished dermatologist for more than 40 years.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 10:30 am to noon Paula O'Loughlin Farewell Open House of the Provost
TomorrowMay 27 WORD Play festival - A Literary Gathering of Gusties and Their Friends and Reunion Classes Locations
TomorrowMay 28 Men's Tennis at NCAA Individual Championships, Mich.
Men's Tennis at NCAA Individual Championships, Mich.
Women's Track and Field at NCAA Championships, Iowa
May 2728 Alumni Spring Reunions - Classes 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951 and the 50 Year Club Campus Center and various locations
May 28 1:302:30 pm Rudi Thompson, clarinet, A Student Recital Recital Hall
810 pm The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Season Finale featuring the Concerto/Aria Competition Winners Recital Hall
May 729 Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2016 on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
May 29 Commencement Campus
910 am Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communion Chapel
10:3011:30 am Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communion Chapel
May 31 68:30 pm Gusties Connect - Nashville - May 31 & Lisa (Wegner '86) Hollingsworth
Jun 1 9 am to 3 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Implicit Bias Workshop Center
11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnic 2016 Young Dining Room
Jun 2 9 am to 5 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Design Room 125
Jun 3 9 am to 5 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Design Room 125

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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