Inside Gustavus 

March 22, 2013 | Volume 45, Number 22

Faculty/Staff Activities

Dale Plemmons (Campus Safety) provided an alkaline battery recycling presentation at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (Mn/DOT) Waste Management Conference on March 7. The Gustavus battery recycling program was expanded in 2010 to include alkaline batteries through the efforts of a Gustavus Public Discourse student, Stephy Gao, which helped bring battery recycling stations to the campus dorms. MN/DOT will be considering the adoption of this recycling program.

Lynnea Myers (Nursing) presented a workshop on "Healthy Living" for the University of Minnesota Extension Service on March 14, 2013. Lynnea Myers presented a podium session at Drexel University Simulation in Healthcare Conference on March 19 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., on "Exploring Nursing with iStan".

Phil Voight (Communication Studies) published two book chapters in a book that made its debut at the recent Pi Kappa Delta Conference: “Strategic Planning and PKD’s Partnership with the National Forensic League,” and “Rigorous Assessment and Program Evaluation Using Pi Kappa Delta’s Credit Points System,” in Susan Millsap and Daniel West, Eds., The History of Pi Kappa Delta, Vol. 2, (Ripon, WI: Pi Kappa Delta, 2013). Voight also received a Presidential Service Award for his work on behalf of Pi Kappa Delta as their Cheif Operating Officer.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Nathan Hughes, AM Cook, Dining Service

Position Openings

  • Electrician, Pysical Plant

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, March 19 and discussed the following items:

  • Members discussed issues related to the preparation of the 2013-14 operating budget.
  • Members reviewed the information to be sent to department heads and program directors regarding restricted funds allocated by the Board of Trustees.
  • Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement Admission Counselor.
  • Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement custodian.
  • Provost Braun reviewed the proposed process for responding to complaints and tracking their resolution through the new Institutional Complaint Policy approved by the Cabinet in January.
  • Vice President Westphal reviewed the schedule for the campus visit by Moody's on Tuesday, April 9.

News & Announcements

GWIL Conference...The 3rd annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is titled "Are You For Real? The Importance of Authenticity," and will take place on April 19 at the American Swedish Institute. Keynote speakers include Marcia Page '82 and Joan Steffand. Tickets can be purchased online at More information is available online on the Conference's website.

Spring Break Parking...Students leaving a vehicle on campus during Spring Break must park in the gravel section of the Bjorling lot. Look for the "Break Parking" signs to park in the correct area. Student vehicles will be towed at owner's expense ($70 minimum) on Monday, April 1 if parked in any lot other than the areas designated with "Break Parking" signs in the gravel section of the Bjorling Lot. Employees should note the lot clearing schedule and park according to permit color in alternate lots. Lots closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 include the Norelius Lot (green and red sections), Arboretum Lot, Sorensen Lot, and Stadium/Beck Lot. Lots closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 until 4 a.m. Thursday, April 4 include the Visitor Lot north of the Campus Center, Lund Lot, Olin Lot, Uhler Lot, Swanson Tennis Center Lot, Chapel Circle, and Southwest Lot. Lots closed from 5 Thursday, April 4 until 4 a.m. Friday, April 4 include the Nobel Lot, Heating Plant Lot, Rundstrom Lot, Wahlstrom/Sohre Lot, College View Lot, Bjorling Lot, Arbor View Apartments Lot, Pittman Lot, and Chapel View Townhomes Lot.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on April 9, 10, and 11 as well as May 28, 29, and 30, 2013 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, go to or contact (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gustavus Networking Event...Please encourage your junior and senior students to join Gustavus alumni on Thursday, May 2 at the Minneapolis Club for a first-of-a-kind event. Alumni in business, finance, communications, language arts, law, public service, and technology fields will share their expertise. Dinner will be served and is provided in the cost. Gustavus employees who are also alumni are encouraged to register and attend. The featured speaker of this event is Warren Beck, a 1967 Gustavus graduate and proud supporter of the College. Cost for students is $10. Transportation is provided. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. Register online before April 17.

GHP Spring Fitness Challenge...It is time to register for the GHP Spring Fitness Challenge. Registration is open until April 8. The form is available online at or you may pick up a limited number of hard copies at the Lund Information Desk. The four-week Challenge starts April 8 and runs through May 5. Get a team together and get fit! Team members that complete their goals will receive a free MN park pass or fishing license. If you have questions, contact GHP Coordinator Laurie Kelly at or at x6145.

Campus Happenings

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.

  • Sunday, March 24 - Passion Sunday, Choir of Christ Chapel
  • Monday, March 25 - Chaplain Sabina Koij
  • Tuesday, March 26 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
  • Wednesday, March 27 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Thursday, March 28 - Maundy Thursday
  • Friday, March 29 - Spring Break, No Chapel


  • Marlys C. Johnson '58, passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday, March 21, at her home. Marlys was born in St. Cloud in 1937 and graduated cum laude from Gustavus with a bachelor's degree in English and social work. She went on to earn her master's degree from Mankato State University and in 1960 married H. Stuart Johnson '61. Marlys was heavily involved with the Gustavus Library Associates and initiated the College's annual Books in Bloom event. She is survived by her husband Stuart; children Christopher (Melissa) and Anne-Marie (Rick) Gunderson; sisters Linda Denny and Sandra (Jerry) Brenden. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed toward First Lutheran Church/Johnson Heritage Fund, Gustavus Adolphus College/H. Stuart & Marlys C. Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fund, Scholarship America/Johnson Heritage Fund, or the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.

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.

Facility Hours

Spring Break Building Hours...On Thursday, March 28, academic and administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m. and remain closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, April 1. Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, academic and administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m., each day. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, please contact Lisa Octigan or Campus Safety to make the necessary changes. Please check the posted hours for the Campus Center, Lund Center, and the Library for specialized closing times. Students requiring access to academic buildings during this period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested in advance from Lisa Octigan (


For Sale...Cozy and cute 1880 home on Jefferson St. in Saint Peter. Walk to Gustavus, South Elementary, Minnesota Square Park, and downtown. Two bedrooms, office or mud room, 1 bath, large kitchen, 2 car garage. Cute details of an older home but affordable and ready to move in! New furnace, central AC, and water heater in 2008, new dishwasher in 2009, garage roof in 2012, modern windows throughout. Lovely outdoor spaces with mature trees, back deck, and shaded side patio. Contact Brandy at 507-469-4854 or

For Sale...Now that spring is here it is time to go camping! Enjoy camping in a 32' Sportsman Travel Trailer slide-out with a queen size bed in the front and 4 bunk beds in the back, and a sofa sleeper. Kitchen has refrigerator/freezer, microwave, stove/oven, table with 4 chairs, and lots of storage. Bathroom includes small tub and shower. Fully equipped with a/c, heat, stereo cd, awning with screen, and hook-ups for water, electricity and sewer. Great family camper. Contact Amy at or x7169.

For Sale...Passive solar home three short blocks north of campus. This two story cedar-sided 4-bedroom home is 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. There's an attached 1 ½ car garage, main floor laundry, wood burning stove and lots of storage space. Also, 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
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 23 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Session
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyoun videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecoming Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNL Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.

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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