Inside Gustavus (February 28, 2013)

Volume 45, Number 19

Faculty/Staff Activities

Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) interviewed Ann Welsh (Univ. of Cincinnati), lead author of "Combining critical reflection and design thinking to develop integrative learners" for a podcast sponsored by Sage and the Journal of Management Education. Available online, Lund Dean and Welsh discuss how design thinking pedagogy can transform learning by connecting real world business needs with design studio creativity. Welsh and her co-author, Gordon Dehler (College of Charleston), are award-winning authors and this manuscript is the first management pedagogical article sharing design thinking's promise for transformative teaching and learning. Lund Dean also served as the editor for the paper for the Journal of Management Education.

Pamela Kittelson (Biology and Environmental Studies) was awarded a NSF Research Opportunity Award ($25,000) to support research with one Gustavus student and colleagues at the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Botanic Garden. With support from the Environmental Studies faculty, Kittelson wrote a LEEF (LiCor Environmental Education Fund) matching grant ($52,120) to obtain an ecophysiology instrument for use in biology and ES courses as well as research. Her paper titled, “Morphological and ecological segregation of two sympatric Lomatium triternatum varieties in Montana,” was accepted for publication in Madroño, a journal of western botany. The paper was a collaborative effort with Peter Lesica (U of Montana), Laura Lynch (’09) and Donald Davis (’11).

Seán Easton's (Classics) article, ""The Old Vines are Buried Deep:" Classical Motifs in John Frankenheimer's Seconds" was published this month in Illinois Classical Studies 37 (2012).

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Candi Theis, custodian
  • JaNina Unander-Street, custodian

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Monday, Feb. 18 and discussed the following items:

  • Professors John Cha and Mary Solberg, Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair respectively, gave a brief update on the recent activities of the Faculty Senate, including discussions regarding funding for professional development accounts and the HLC review.
  • Homecoming and Family Weekend dates were approved for 2014 and 2015. Homecoming will takes place on Oct. 4, 2014 and Sept. 26, 2015. Family Weekend will take place Oct. 11, 2014 and Oct. 10, 2015.
  • Discussion was held regarding a request from the City of St. Peter to hold an event at the College that would help raise money to get a used fire truck donated by the City of St. Peter to Petalan, Mexico, a sister city. This event would be primarily for the St. Peter community. President Ohle will ask Assistant to the President for Special Projects Barb Larson Taylor to represent the College.
  • Members dicsussed the two all-college HLC prep meetings scheduled for March 8. All employees will be encouraged to attend. The Steering Committee would like to prep the entire campus community for the campus visit of the HLC reviewers in April. Notices will be submitted to employee-l, faculty-l, and Inside Gustavus. Vice President VanHecke will send a sample invitation to the meetings to Cabinet members, which can be sent to employees in their respective divisions.
  • Members reviewed the eight action steps outlined in President Ohle's letter to the faculty and staff. Dates for specific meetings, including forums and listening sessions as well as dates for workshop sessions with faculty and Board members, were discussed and will be reported to the entire community next week.
  • A special meeting was scheduled for March 11 to discuss possible requests for restricted funds that have been allocated by the Board over the next two years.

News & Announcements

Guild of St. Lucia Nominations...The Guild of St. Lucia honors women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College and others. Fifteen juniors are elected in the spring of each year. Please send names of nominations with a brief explanation of your nomination to Barb Larson Taylor at by March 4.

Staff Reclassification Committee...The next meeting of the Staff Reclassification Committee will be held on March 26 to evaluate requests for grade changes for support staff positions. In order to be considered at this meeting, a complete request for position review must be received in the Office of Human Resources by March 20.

Guest House Reservations...With the retirement of Marilyn Beyer, Guest House reservations will continue to be handled in the Center for Servant Leadership. For all Guest House reservations and inquiries, please e-mail, or call x7001 and leave a message. Key packet (with parking pass) for a guest may be picked up in the Center for Servant Leadership by the host on the day of a guest's arrival, or on Friday for a weekend arrival. Check in time is after 3 p.m.; check out is 10 a.m. For hosts requesting that keys be left in the Guest House foyer for a late arrival, please make the request at least one full work day in advance. These guests will need to phone Campus Safety to be admitted by an officer. Guest House reservations may be made by the department administrative assistant for guests of the campus (faculty candidates; visiting lecturers, speakers and presenters; 3rd year reviewers; artists; auditors; musicians and artists; pastors of the ELCA; and persons who have been invited by the College to visit the campus). It is not used for meetings. The Retreat Center may be used for department gatherings and meetings or receptions.

Campus Happenings

SART Panel Discussion...The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a panel discussion for faculty titled "How to respond in a supportive way to a student reporting sexual misconduct: the dos, the don'ts and the what ifs..." Members of the campus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) will present and then answer questions. Although intended for faculty, staff are welcome as well. These discussions are being held on March 1 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room and on March 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Board Room.

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, March 1 - Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Sunday, March 3 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Monday, March 4 - Chaplain Rachel Larson, Prayers for Healing
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Brian Evans '07
  • Wednesday, March 6 - Lenten Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, March 7 - Doug Nimmo with music leadership by re:vive
  • Friday, March 8 - Casey Elledge, Religion

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser...The 26th annual St. Peter High School All Night Graduation Party Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the St. Peter American Legion.

Concert...JUSTHREE BRASS (Jack Graber, trumpet; David Schultz, horn; Mark Lammers, trombone) with David Fienen, organ/piano, will present a concert of music from the 17th, 18th, and 20th centuries at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at First Lutheran Church. Featuring Récréation, a three-movement work by Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000) for brass trio and piano, the concert will also include two 20th century suites for brass trio, works for brass and organ by Campra, Marcello, Karg-Elert, and Bach, as well as organ solos by Bach and Gerald Near. All of the performers have connections to Gustavus Adolphus College: Graber is an alum and Schultz, Lammers, and Fienen are former music faculty. A free will offering will benefit the St. Peter Area Foodshelf. The group will also perform the same program at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at The Congregational Church UCC in Rochester.

Congregational Outreach

Exploring Religious Questions Series..."The Changing Religious Landscape in the U.S." This mini-course wraps up with our concluding session, "Differing Views of Christianity and Economic Justice," presented by Dr. Darrell Jodock on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Olin 103. The content for this mini-course has been provided by Darrell Jodock and sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.

Telecommunications Updates

Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2012-13."

  • Samantha Gappa, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, email: sgappa , Addition
  • Richard Barlow, Art, Phone: x7376, email: rbarlow , Addition
  • Jennifer Glaw, Theatre and Dance, Phone: x6234, email: jglaws Addition
  • Jodie Simonette, Custodial, Phone: x 6116, Email: jsimonet, Delete
  • Paul Jacobson, Dining Service, Phone: x 6200, Email: pjacobso, Change of phone number/office

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
Tomorrow 4 pm Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
Nov 2529 Thanksgiving Recess Campus
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
Dec 6 3:305 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:309 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel

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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Yesterday by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Christmas in Christ Chapel Worship Services Set for Dec. 4-6

Yesterday by JJ Akin '11
From News » First

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From News » Second

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From Fine Arts

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