Inside Gustavus (April 5, 2013)

Volume 45, Number 23

Faculty/Staff Activities

Rebecca Fremo (English) has had an article titled "Assumptions, Theories, and Best Guesses: Rethinking the Teacher as Audience" accepted for publication. It will appear in this spring's Minnesota English Journal (Volume 48), along with her poem titled "Writing Teacher."

On March 13, 2013, Jill Locke (Political Science and GWS) presented her forthcoming article, "Little Rock's 'Social Question': Reading Hannah Arendt on School Desegregation and Social Climbing," to a seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Social Science in Princeton, NJ.

Nancy Scott Hanway's (MLLC-LALACS) short story "Wake to Sleep" appeared in the literary journal PMS poemmemoirstory 12, which is published by the University of Alabama.

Douglas Nimmo (Music) recently presented a clinic to two area high school bands: "A Thoughtful Warmup: The Heartbeat of Ensemble Maturity" was presented by Nimmo to the White Bear Lake High School Concert Band and the Saint Paul Central High School Band on March 8 and March 15, respectively.

David Fienen (Music, Emeritus), Chad Winterfeldt (Gustavus organist and handbell faculty) along with alumna Mary Newton ’96 and current students Tony Ouradnik ’15, Michael Asmus ’13, and David Lim ’15 participated in “Before Bach’s Birthday Bash” in Twin Cities on Saturday, March 16. Their performances were part of series of concerts organized by J. Michael Barone of Minnesota Public Radio to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s 328th birthday.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Sandra Sukalski, Assistant Controller, Finance Office

* New Support Staff

  • Lucinda (Cindy) Sargent, PM Cook, Dining Service

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, March 26 and discussed the following items:

  • Director of the Center for Environmental Innovation Jim Dontje and Director of Physical Plant Warren Wunderlich were present to discuss submitting a possible proposal to Xcel Energy for a solar array project. Consensus was to move ahead with a proposal.
  • Members discussed issues related to the planning for the 2013-14 operating budget.
  • President Ohle reviewed the draft agenda for the April Board of Trustees meeting.
  • Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement Student Life position (Faculty/Administrator in Residence).
  • Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement dining service position.
  • Vice President Westphal reviewed the schedule for the campus visit by Moody's on Tuesday, April 9 and reminded members to submit to him a one-page description of their respective division's strategic initiatives.
  • Members discussed College policies for off-campus housing.

News & Announcements

Donations Sought...Anyone wishing to contribute to the family of LeAnn "Annie" Meyer, a St. Peter native who has been missing from her Colorado home for more than a month, can now make donations at Nicollet County Bank. Annie is the sister of Sherry Peterson of the Courtyard Cafe/Dining Service. Donations will be used to help defray the family's costs in their search for Meyer. Relatives have repeatedly traveled from St. Peter to Colorado to help in the search for their sister. Checks should be made out to: Benefit for Family of LeAnn Meyer, PO Box 420, 220 South 3rd Street, St. Peter, MN 56082.

GLA Author Day...Gustavus Library Associates will welcome Minnesota writer Peter Geye, author of Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road, as guest speaker for the annual Spring Author Day on Tuesday, April 16, at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Avenue, Edina, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Make reservations online (cost is $25) for the brunch and presentation at by Wednesday, April 10. Or, call the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7550 for additional information.   

MAYDAY!...On May 2, Gustavus will host its 33rd annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference, titled “DECISION: Roe v. Wade.” Forty years after Roe v. Wade, Americans continue to debate the complexities of the decision and its legacy. Rather than frame the conversation around the pros and cons, this year’s conference will open with a series of 21 speaker-led teaching units; exploring the historical, religious, legal, medical, ethical, and social issues related to this monumental decision. Afternoon activities will include three concurrent panel discussions on the aforementioned issues and the final round of the MAYDAY! Oratory Contest. The conference, an event designed to educate the campus community and beyond concerning issues of peace, human rights, and social justice, is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 or, go online to

Books in Bloom...Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will present its third Books in Bloom event during Honors Weekend, May 3-5, benefiting the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on campus. Books in Bloom features creative floral arrangements designed by professional florists and flower enthusiasts that interpret a selected book, film, or other academic resource from the library. The event, attended by hundreds of campus visitors the past two years, appeals to a wide range of readers as non-fiction, biographies, children’s books, and classic literature will be represented with imagination and originality. The floral arrangements, called “blooms,” will be on display in the library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Books in Bloom is open to the public at no charge. Guided tours are available throughout the weekend. Visit the GLA website at for more information.

Campus Happenings

Forums, Workshops, and Listening Sessions...The following dates and times are set aside for meetings with President Ohle:

  • Forum for Administrators and Support Staff: Thursday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall;
  • Forum for Students: Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall;
  • Workshop for Board of Trustees and Faculty on the Future of the Liberal Arts: Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. through lunch; Saturday, April 27, 7:30 a.m. through lunch. Both events will take place in the Heritage Room. Faculty need to RSVP to Jennifer Harbo in the Provost's Office at x7541;
  • Dinner and Workshop for Board of Trustees and Faculty on Shared Responsibility, Accountability, and Governance: Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m. in the Three Crowns Room/Heritage Room. Faculty need to RSVP to Jean Noren in the President's Office at x7538;
  • Faculty Listening Sessions: Wednesday, April 10, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge; Friday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the PBK Room; Thursday, April 25, 2:30-4 p.m. in the PBK Room; Wednesday, May 8, 8:30-10 a.m. in the PBK Room.

Gustie Breakfast...This month's Gustie Breakfast will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, and will feature Scott Moe '95, head men's and women's golf coach. Reserve your spot by e-mailing or call 507-933-6664. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple, payable at the door. The May speaker will be Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tim Kennedy '82.

Dining Service Spring Clean-up Sale...The Gustavus Dining Service is having another "Clean-up Sale" on Tuesday, April 9 in the Heritage Banquet Room. Choose from a large selection of items such as wine glasses, dishes, bake ware, vases, holiday decor, and more!

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:

  • Monday, April 8 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Tuesday, April 9 - Jacie Richmond '13
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, April 11 - Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Friday, April 12 - David Fienen, Emeritus Professor of Music, Retired Provost of the College

Telecommunications Updates

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

  • Sandy Sukalski, Finance, Phone: x7500, E-mail: ssukalsk, Addition
  • Nathan Hughes, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, E-mail: nhughes, Addition
  • Lucinda (Cindy) Sargent, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, E-mail: lsargent, Addition
  • Matthew Kjellgren, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, E-mail: mkjellg2, Delete
  • Russell Nachreiner, Dining Service, Phone: x 7487, E-mail: rnachrei, Phone change
  • Adam Lughe-Tehle, Admmissions, Phone: x7685, E-mail: atehle, Delete

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or


Seeking Sitter...Seeking responsible local college student or high school student to serve as summer companion/sitter for rising fifth grade boy with ASD (mainstreamed at school). Hoping for somebody to commit to 20 hours per week. Bikers welcome (car is not a must). Energy and interest in sports is a must. If we find the right person, we could hire for five-year old as well. Pay is negotiable. Email for more information.

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

Seeking Home...Gustavus professor looking for 3 bedroom home (apartment, condo, townhouse, etc.) for family of four. We are flexible on lease terms and move-in/out dates (between August 2013 through May 2014). Open to sabbatical home. Good local references. Please call or email Kristian Petersen at 303-589-4395 or

"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
TodayNov 29 Thanksgiving Recess Campus
Tomorrow 8:3010 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
Nov 28 4 pm Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic), Vt.
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 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

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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