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 mthomas@gustavus.edu).

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 gustavus.edu/president/tours.

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 gustavustickets.com.

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 gustavustickets.com.

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

Obituaries

  • 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.

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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 gustavus.edu/safety/.

Plugs

For Sale...Two story cedar-sided 4-bedroom home three blocks north of campus on a large lot and in a quiet neighborhood. Living space of 2500 square feet includes 3-season sun room and finished basement. 2 ½ baths, one on each level. Home has passive solar design, attached 1 ½ car garage, main floor laundry, wood burning stove and lots of storage space. There’s a brand new deck out back. This is a single owner home, built in 1982. Call 507 934-6087 or e-mail nhw001@gac.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 68 pm Summer Gatherings - Aitkinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-aitkin/44930Aitkin, MN
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Two Harborshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-two-harbors/45282Castle Danger Brewery 17 7th Street, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Tomorrow Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45595Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
Aug 6 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

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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