Inside Gustavus (March 6, 2013)
Volume 45, Number 20
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
News & Announcements
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 email@example.com 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.
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 gustavustickets.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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.
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 https://voicemail.gac.edu/user “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 email@example.com.
For Sale...Saint Peter home. Lovely, updated 1915 4-bedroom home with original oak woodwork, newer oversized 2-car garage with attached workshop and matching shed. New efficient furnace (2011) and updated kitchen. Generous cedar fenced yard which is great for children or pets or both, walk to parks, schools and and shops. Available August, Call 507-469-9105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details available online at http://swjmsmith.org/home/.
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 email@example.com.
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