Inside Gustavus (March 6, 2013)

Volume 45, Number 20

Faculty/Staff Activities

Kristen Lowe and Betsy Byers (Art and Art History) gave presentations on their artistic practice and their recent art projects on Feb. 28 at St Olaf College.

Funding Opps

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

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships

    NEH Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Fellowships support a range of projects with a stipend of $4,200 per month, for a minimum of six months to a maximum of $50,400 for a 12-month period. The online submission deadline is May 1. More information is available online.

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

News & Announcements

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.

Community Service Honor...The Corporation for National and Community Service announced this week that Gustavus Adolphus College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. A total of 690 higher education institutions were named to this year's Honor Roll.

Day at the Capitol...On Wednesday, March 13, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program. The program helps make higher education affordable for 88,000 Minnesota college and university students. Approximately 30 percent of Gustavus students receive need-based aid through the program each year. More information is available online. Contact student Jessye Flannery or Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tim Kennedy with questions.

Campus Happenings

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.

Gustie Breakfast...The next Gustie Breakfast is Wednesday, March 13 with Associate Professor Chemistry Scott Bur presenting. Gustie Breakfasts on campus are 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. The April speaker will be Scott Moe '95, head men's and women's golf coach. Go online for more information.

Phi Beta Kappa Talk...The Eta Chapter of Minnesota of Phi Beta Kappa is excited to welcome Doug Huff as our "Eta Talk" speaker for the 2012-2013 academic year. Dr. Huff will be presenting on "The Crucible and Aristotelian Moral Authority" Please join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in Confer 128. There will be a reception to follow in the Phi Beta Kappa room in Vickner Hall.

Arboretum Egg Hunt...It's not quite Easter yet, but it's the perfect time of year to get outside and search for Easter egg treasures down the trails of the Arboretum. The event will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Interpretive Center. Registration is required and can be done by calling the program hotline at 507-933-6184. Free for Arboretum members. Free-will donation asked of non-members.

Soup and Sandwich Seminar Series...On Wednesday, March 20, the Linnaeus Arboretum will host visiting psychology professor Russell Webster to discuss "The Psychology of Evil." Can a person be truly evil or can anyone, given the right circumstances, be pushed to commit evil acts? Webster will discuss historical analyses, field studies, and even controlled lab studies to help shed light on the psychological processes involved in radical eveil. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m., while the speaker will begin at 12 p.m. Cost is $8 for arboretum members and $9 for non-members. Go online to to register.

Sigma Xi Lecture...The Gustavus Adolphus College chapter of Sigma Xi will host Dr. Richard (Rikk) G. Kvitek for a pair of free public lectures on March 21-22. Dr. Kvitek is a Professor in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy at California State University Monterey Bay, where he directs the CSUMB Seafloor Mapping Lab. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, Kvitek will deliver a lecture titled ““You’ve Got to Be Kidding!” to “Ah-Ha”: Hope for our oceans through insight and innovation”. At 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, Kvitek will present a more technical seminar appropriate for an audience with an introductory science background, titled ““Mediation of the foraging behavior, spatial distribution and ecological influence of sea otters and shorebirds by harmful algal blooms”. Both lectures will be held in the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science’s Wallenberg Auditorium.

Poetry Reading...Join award winning poets, Patricia Kirkpatrick and Tim Nolan, for an evening of good poems and good company. Thursday, March 21 in the Interpretive Center. Contact Joyce Sutphen (x6083) for more information.

Celebrating 25 Years of Dance...The 25th Anniversary Concert of the Gustavus Dance Company will take place March 22-24 in Anderson Theatre. Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of creating and presenting dances that challenge, inspire and push us to see the world through different lens'.  Dance that questions boundaries, preconceptions and physical limitations. Dances that matter. In addition to new works created by current Gustavus dance faculty Jennifer Glaws, Sarah Hauss, Melissa Rolnick and Michele Rusinko, the concert will also include work by returning guest artists Cynthia Gutierrez Garner (Gustavus dance faculty 2006-2009), Philip Flickinger ('01, and former performer with Diavolo Dance Theatre) and selected student choreographed work. Concert times are 8 p.m. March 22-23 and 2 p.m. on March 24.

Climate Change Lecture...Professor James White, Fellow and Director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will deliver a lecture on the science of ice cores at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 in Olin 103. The lecture is titled "Ice Core Stories: Abrupt Climate Change and Future Sea Level." Professor White will also deliver a lecture geared toward a general audience titled "Sustainability, Climate Change and You" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 in Olin 103. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

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.

  • Thursday, March 7 - Doug Nimmo with music leadership by re:vive
  • Friday, March 8 - Casey Elledge, Religion
  • Sunday, March 10 - Fourth Sunday in Lent, Chaplain Sabina Koij
  • Monday, March 11 - Jim Dontje, Environmental Studies
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Mary Solberg, Religion
  • Wednesday, March 13 - Lenten Morning Prayer, G-Sharp
  • Thursday, March 14 - Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Friday, March 15 - Joshua Connell '13

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Benefit for Sue Barnes...Sue is the sister-in-law of Becky Barnes who has been living with ALS since 2009. It will be held on March 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Men Club in St. Peter. Lunch served for $5, silent auction and a cash raffle with a $200 first prize. Tickets for raffle are $5 (need not to be present to win). Contact Becky Barnes for tickets or more information. Supplemental funds provided by the St. Peter chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Financial Advice...Become debt free, attend Financial Peace University. This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Tyler Erlandsen at Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church in Le Sueur, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class begins March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Call Kathy Erlandson (x6514) for more information.


  • Mark Holte, the brother of John Holte, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science, passed away on March 3, 2013 at the age o 68. A memorial service will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Wash., at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

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

Exploring Religious Questions Series: "The Changing Religious Landscape in the U.S."...Due to last week's weather cancellation, this mini-course wraps up on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Olin 103 with our concluding session, "Differing Views of Christianity and Economic Justice," presented by Dr. Darrell Jodock. The content for this mini-course has been provided 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 the WILDFIRE confirmation day retreat for St. James and First Lutheran from Crystal, Holy Nativity and House of Hope from New Hope, Valley of Peace from Golden Valley, and Cross of Glory from Brooklyn Center on Saturday, March 9. Faith-Lilac Way from Robinsdale is also a part of this combined event and they are staying overnight from Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 9. We are also hosting separate overnight confirmation retreats for Jackson Lake Lutheran Church from Amboy and Calvary Lutheran Church from Mora on March 8-9. These retreat programs are a resource offered to ELCA congregations who are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Telecommunications Tips

Did you know you can safeguard your voice mail messages from accidental deletions? Through the Gustavus voice mail system, you have the ability to receive an e-mail notification of each voice message. This enables you to have a “back-up” of your messages. This feature is enabled through the voice mail online interface at “Notify Me” Preferences. For complete instructions, please refer to the Telecommunications Aura Messaging online guide. If you need additional assistance or have questions, please contact Telecommunications at x7025 or e-mail Becky Barnes at


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For Sale...Two story cedar-sided 4-bedroom home three blocks north of campus on a large lot 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 Nancy Walbek at 507 934-6087 or e-mail

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Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayTomorrow Nobel Conference Arena and Lund Center
Today 6:157 pm This I Carry - Dance Performance in Conjunction with The Nobel Conference Museum of Art
79 pm Volleyball at Martin Luther College Ulm, Minn.
7:158 pm This I Carry - Dance Performance in Conjunction with The Nobel Conference Museum of Art
7:3010:30 pm Men's Soccer at Macalester College Paul, Minn.
810 pm The 2015 Nobel Conference Concert Chapel
Tomorrow Habitat for Humanity Fall Break Trip-Applications Due Oct 9th Based Service & Learning Center
13 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
4:305:30 pm Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
5 pm Women's Soccer at Bethany Lutheran College, Minn.
5:206:20 pm Music Colloquium Series: Composer Karim Elmahmoudi 106 Band Room
79 pm Pre-Law Advising Meeting Hall 313
79 pm Volleyball at Waldorf College (JV at 5:00 p.m.) City, Iowa
Oct 8 66:40 am Strictly Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room)
5:306:30 pm Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Oct 9 International January Career Exploration and Spring Semester Internship Registration Deadline Development (lower level Campus Center)
8 am to 6 pm Family Weekend Class Visits Buildings
1011 am Tech Bytes: Using Student Response Hall 124B
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Pilates 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
1:302:30 pm Support "Me" with "WE" Speaker Series - Session Two Hall, #211
2:304:30 pm Music Colloquium Series: David Folland, American Luthier Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
79 pm Volleyball at Carleton College, Minn.
79 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
89 pm LineUs Improv Comedy Hall
1011:59 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Oct 1011 Family Weekend Adolphus College Campus
Oct 10 89:30 am Family Weekend Pancake Breakfast Year Residence Halls (Norelius & Pittman/Sohre)
9:3010:15 am Family Weekend Workshops Center Banquet Rooms
10 am Men's Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
10 am Women's Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
10:3011:15 am Family Weekend Workshops Center Banquet Rooms
11 am to 4:30 pm Fall Fest at the Arb Arboretum
11:30 am to 1 pm Family Weekend Carnival Lunch Young Dining Room
1 pm Football hosts St. Olaf College (Family Weekend) Peter, Minn.
14 pm Men's Soccer hosts Augsburg College Peter, Minn.
24 pm Volleyball hosts UW-Superior (JV at 12:00 p.m.) Peter, Minn.
34 pm Family Weekend Trivia Cafe
35 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
3:30 pm Women's Soccer hosts Augsburg College Peter, Minn.
79 pm Volleyball hosts Iowa Lake Community College (JV only) Peter, Minn.
79 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
89 pm Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team Recital Hall
1011:59 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
YesterdayOct 11 Library Book Sale Bernadotte Memorial Library
Oct 11 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community) Chapel
11 am to 12:30 pm The 2015 Family Weekend Jazz Brunch Young Dining Room
24 pm The Family Weekend Music Showcase Concert Chapel
3:305:30 pm Weekend Movie: Inside Out Auditorium, Nobel Hall
56 pm Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alex 224 (Aerobics Room)
Oct 12 7:3010 am Monday Morning Perk Up with the PAs Education Office
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)
67 pm Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Mata 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Series Hall 103 (Oct. 19 in Rm 214 in Fine Arts Building)
Oct 1213 Oct 12 at 11:30 pm to Oct 13 at 1:30 am Bastyr University Health Professions Graduate Programs Campus Center, Lower Level Tables and 49er room
Oct 13 66:40 am Fitness Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
8 am to 4 pm Flu Shot Clinic! Banquet Room
10 am to noon Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room)
5:3011:59 pm Trip to see The Little Mermaid Orpheum Theatre
811 pm Democratic Debate Viewing Party 124
Oct 14 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Scott Bur Center Banquet Rooms
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Cardio Dance 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
4 pm Women's Soccer at College of Saint Benedict Joseph, Minn.
47 pm Men's Soccer at Saint John's University, Minn.
4:305:30 pm Ideas That Create Entrepreneurs 101
4:305:30 pm Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm "Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Migration" Lecture from activist Alfredo Lopez Auditorium, Nobel Hall
79 pm Volleyball hosts Macalester College Peter, Minn.
89 pm Coffeehouse Sushi and Origami Night Café
Oct 15 66:40 am Strictly Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:35 am to 12:15 pm Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session (non tenure-track only) Beta Kappa Room
12:351:15 pm Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christina 217 (Gymnastics Room)
5:306:30 pm Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustie Tank Café
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/Christina 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Oct 16 11:35 am to 12:15 pm Pilates 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:1512:45 pm TRX with Troy Hockey Arena
1:302:30 pm Support "ME" with "WE" Speaker Series - Session Three Hall, #211
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
2:303:30 pm Music Colloquium Series: Organist Kalevi Kiviniemi "The Art of Improvisation" Chapel
Oct 130 Michal Sagar Exhibition in Schaefer Gallery: The Beginning of the Third Dream Schaefer: Art & Art History

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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