Inside Gustavus (February 21, 2013)

Volume 45, Number 18

Faculty/Staff Activities

In September, Seán Easton (Classics) gave a paper entitled, "Unraveling the Orpheus Network: The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Three Days of the Condor (1975), and Orphée (1950)” at the Film and History Conference. In October, Easton gave a paper entitled, “Allusions to Homer’s Thersites Episode in the Genre Performance of Apollonius’ Argonautica” at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Over Touring Break, Easton gave an invited lecture to the University of Kansas Classics department in Lawrence, KS., entitled ''Singing and Dying: Heroism and the End of Ovid's 'Little Aeneid'." This month, Easton's chapter, "Sappho and Pocahontas in Terrence Malick's The New World (2005)," was published in Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World.

Yuki Sakuragi (MLC and Japanese Studies) contributed 17 entries to Ibunka Communication Jiten (“Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication”), published by Shumpusha Publishing in Yokohama, Japan.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) presented a talk, "Urban Farmers and Rural Cosmopolitans? Pragmatist Musings on Contemporary Food Movements" at Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont, as part of the college's "Philosophy in Action" series. She also made a series of presentations in classes, and managed to escape before it snowed.

Asli Ilgit (Political Science) published an article titled "The Many Roles of Turkey in the Syrian Crisis" (with Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University) in Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).

A research paper by Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) and Gustavus students/alumni Elliot Larson '14, Ian Gibbs-Hall '13, Steve Groskreutz '12, and several collaborators has appeared in a special issue on the analysis of nutraceuticals in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. The paper, focused on the analysis of furanocoumarins in vegetables, describes the implementation of a novel approach to two-dimensional liquid chromatography.

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media locally, regionally, or around the nation:

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

Study Tour...Experience Central Europe with popular Gustavus Professor Emeritus of history Dr. Tom Emmert from September 10-21, 2013. This 12-day Gustavus Study Tour will combine learning, exploring, leisure, lecture, food, and arts with special touches, all led by a faculty expert. The journey will be focused around three showpiece cities of Central Europe: Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. The group will visit museums, concerts, palaces, cathedrals, and more, learning about the historical significance of this part of the world; famous for its beauty, architecture, and music. Get more information online at

Campus Happenings

Anderson Theatre Production...Anderson Theatre will present The Government Inspector Feb. 21-24. In this fast-paced version of Nikolai Gogol's 1836 farce, directed by Henry MacCarthy, the inhabitants of a small town mistake a low rank civil servant staying at the local inn for a government inspector in disguise. Chaos endures when the town's officials bend over backwards to impress the "inspector" and save their jobs. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21-23 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. One complimentary ticket is available for Gustavus students and staff. Purchase tickets at

African Night...The College's annual African Night will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1. The event will celebrate African cultures through food, performances, and a fashion show.

Hispanic Film Festival...The first film in the Hispanic Film Festival this spring, Even the Rain, will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Contact Angelique Dwyer at x7419 for further information.

Pancake Brunch in the Arb...Enjoy a delicious pancake brunch (with bacon, eggs, fruit, orange juice and coffee) and learn how you can make your own maple syrup in your own back yard. Event is Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. Registration and pre-payment is required no later than Wednesday, Feb. 27. $8 for Arb members, $10 for non-members. Register online at

Film Screening...The film "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in Wallenberg Auditorium. A SXSW premiere and winner of the Sloan Feature Film Prize, Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson co-direct this comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the internet age. A Q & A with Howell will follow the screening. Contact Jill Locke at x6226 for more information.

African Studies Lecture...The African Studies Program will host South African writer Dr. Zanemvula Mda. His lecture is titled "Write What You Don't Know: Readings from the Novels of Zakes Mda," and will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in Confer Hall Room 127.

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, Feb. 22 - Mark Bjelland, Geography
  • Sunday, Feb. 24 - Chaplain Sabina Koij
  • Monday, Feb. 25 - Ryan Bergstrom, Geography
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Julie Bartley - Geology
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Lenten Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Feb. 28 - Br. Sean Dugan
  • Friday, March 1 - Taize Contemplative Worship


  • George E. Hulstrand '43, passed away at the age of 94 on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Rice Therapy Suites in Willmar, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Hulstrand served on the College's Board of Trustees from 1957-66, including a stint as Chair of the Board. A graduate of Yale Law School, Hulstrand practiced law for more than 60 years in Willmar and Kandiyohi County before retiring in 2010 at the age of 91. He was active in the DFL Party and at his church, Bethel Lutheran.

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.

Congregational Outreach

Partners in Education...Kate Knutson (Political Science) will give a presentation on "Interfaith Advocacy in Minnesota" at First Lutheran in Le Sueur on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 9:15 a.m. The Partners in Education program is coordinated and sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums in ELCA congregations.

Exploring Religious Questions Series..."The Changing Religious Landscape in the U.S." This minicourse continues on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Olin 103 with a presentation by Sarah Ruble (Religion) on "The Importance of Belief, Heaven, and Hell in the Context of Other Religions". The content for this minicourse has been organized by Darrell Jodock and sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a confirmation retreat for Faith Lutheran Church of Winona from Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24. The confirmation and youth retreat programs are a resource offered for youth of ELCA congregations who are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Safety Snips

New Newsletter...The Campus Safety Department at Gustavus is offering a new monthly newsletter on it's website called the Gustavus Guardian. The newsletter will provide timely health and safety information articles that will assist students, faculty, and staff in illness, injury, and crime prevention on campus and at home. Supervisors can also use the Gustavus Guardian as an additional training tool to assist staff with ongoing professional develop educational opportunities and regulatory safety training requirements. You can view the newsletter online at


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Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayNov 29 Thanksgiving Recess Campus
Tomorrow 8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Nov 28 4 pm Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
Nov 29 1 pm Women's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh State University (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
46:30 pm Men's Basketball hosts Buena Vista University Peter, Minn.
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 30 Career Exploration Registration Deadline Development (lower level Campus Center)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11 am to noon Tech Bytes: Virtual Meeting Spaces Hall 124B
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:351:15 pm Pyramid Circuit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:455:45 pm HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:308:30 pm WRITI Dinner and Workshop: Using Writing to Assess Student Learning in the WRITI Course's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
67 pm Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Mata 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1 66:40 am Fitness Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:306:30 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
7:308:30 pm Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 2 911 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Cardio Dance 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
4:305:30 pm Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary's University Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's University, Minn.
78 pm Jen Onsum- An advocate for people with disabilities Hall 101
78 pm Zumba w/ Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 3 66:40 am Strictly Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session Beta Kappa Room
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room
5:306:30 pm Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Dec 45 Men's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invite, Minn.
Women's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invite, Minn.
Dec 4 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: Hymns on Tap Dive
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Pilates 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
4:306 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
7:0510:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts Saint John's University Peter, Minn.
7:30 pm Women's Hockey at College of Saint Benedict Joseph, Minn.
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXL Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Dec 5 1 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts College of Saint Benedict Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Hockey at Saint John's University Cloud, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
3:305 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXL Auditorium, Nobel Hall

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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