Inside Gustavus 

May 16, 2013 | Volume 45, Number 28

Faculty/Staff Activities

Mark Bjelland (Geography) gave a paper titled, "Eco-Gentrification and the Changing Social Geography of Vancouver," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles.

Kathy Lund Dean (Economics and Management) and her co-author Charles Fornaciari (Florida Gulf Coast University) published an article titled, "Creating Masterpieces: How Course Structures and Routines Enable Student Performance" in the Journal of Management Education, a Sage journal. The article appeared OnlineFirst in January 2013 and is available at doi:10.1177/1052562912474894.

Funding Opps

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

  • Fulbright Scholar Program

    The Fulbright Scholar Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars offers grants for college faculty to lecture and conduct research in over 125 countries around the world. Faculty at every academic rank are eligible. Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. Grant stipends and benefits vary by country or regional program and type of award. The deadline for applications is August 1. For more information, please see

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

In The Media

  • Peg O'Connor (Philosophy and GWS) was recently a guest on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the flagship current affairs show of Canadian Public Television. The topic was Addiction and Public Life and was prompted in part by a new memoir by Jowita Bydlowska titled Drunk Mom. The program is available for viewing online.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Thursday, May 16 about the College's Mentoring for Student Success program. Student Donte Curtis and Virgil Jones (Dean of Students Office) were quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on May 9 about the Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Machinal. Amy Seham (Theatre and Dance) was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on May 6 about Books in Bloom. Alumni Tanner Grimmius and Marisa Schloer were both quoted in the story.

News & Announcements

Leadership Change in Advancement...In early June, Randall Stuckey will begin a new leadership role within the fundraising arm of the Office of Institutional Advancement. Randy will join a team of advancement professionals who are each focused on various aspects of the college. While everyone raising money for Gustavus is able to talk about the entire College, Randy will be focusing his work through the lens of Gustie Athletics. "We are profoundly grateful for the nearly 20 years Randy has given the College as Director of Alumni Relations," said Vice President of Advancement Tom Young. "We will publicly celebrate Randy's time and work in the Alumni Office in the coming weeks."

Retirement Reception...You are invited to attend a retirement reception honoring Julie Johnson, Director of Academic Advising. Please come celebrate her many years of service to the college from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in the Three Crowns Banquet Room. Julie would like to say a few words of thanks at 3 p.m.

Valleyfair Discounts...Gustavus is participating in the "Good Any Day Discount Program" at Valleyfair. New at Valleyfair this year is Dinosaurs Alive, which features over 30 life-sized animated dinosaurs. Tickets are just $5 with paid admission (you must have a park admission ticket and Dinosaurs Alive admission ticket to get into the exhibit). Employees may purchase tickets for regular admission (ages 3-61 and 48" or taller) at $28.00 (savings of $15.99) and Junior/Senior for $28.00 (includes admission to Dinosaurs Alive), to be used any day of the Valleyfair 2013 operating season. Tickets are available for purchase in the Office of Human Resources located in the Carlson Administration Building.

Commencement Ushers Needed...Volunteers are asked to arrive at noon and stay until commencement starts. If interested in ushering, please contact Lorie Siebels at extension 7520 or

Campus Happenings

Psychological Science Spring Research Symposium...The Spring 2013 Psychological Science Research Symposium on Friday, May 17 is an opportunity to learn about the research conducted by students in the department. Senior Psychological Science Honors students will explain poster presentations describing their research in room 211 of Beck Academic Hall beginning at 2:45 p.m. Methods students, research apprentices, and those conducting directed research projects will prepare and explain the poster presentations of their studies in the Beck Academic Hall Atrium from 4 to 4:45 p.m. 

Firethorne Release Party...Come support student writers and artists and celebrate the release of the Spring 2013 issue of Firethorne. Grab a copy, listen to readings, and enjoy refreshments. The event will take place between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 in the Courtyard Cafe.

George Hall Lecture...Gustavus alumna Sarah E. Fredericks '01 will speak at this year's George Hall Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the St. Peter Banquet Room. Fredericks is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. Her research interests lie at the intersection of the sciences, philosophy, and religion, particularly with respect to environmental issues including energy use, sustainability, and justice.

Bible Study Fellowship...Bring your lunch and join us for fellowship and devotions from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.on Tuesday, May 21 in Linner Lounge.

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, May 19 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, May 20 - Chaplain Sabina Koij with music leadership from the Prairie Dirt Band
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Chaplain Grady St. Dennis; Kate Schulz, dance
  • Wednesday, May 22 - Morning Praayer, All Music Day
  • Thursday, May 23 - Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Friday, May 24 - Chaplain Rachel Larson, Music By Heart

Off-Campus Events of Interest

An Afternoon in the Park and the 5th Annual Duck Race…The Creative Play Place invites you to join us on Sunday, June 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mill Pond in Saint Peter. There will be family-friendly activities and food! The Duck Race begins at 4 p.m. All are welcome! Race tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Recreation Desk at the Community Center or from any Creative Play Place Board Member. First prize is $500! Lots of other great prizes too. Need not be present to win. Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all!


For Sale...4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home on a quiet street just north of campus. Easy walk or bike ride to GAC, schools, recreation field and downtown. 1756 square feet of primary living space on two floors PLUS finished full basement and sun room. A new maintenance-free deck was built last fall. Energy-efficient passive solar design keeps utility costs low and provids lots of natural light. There's an attached 1 ½ car garage, main floor laundry, wood burning stove and lots of storage space. Home was custom built in 1982. Call Nancy Walbek at 507-934-6087 or e-mail

For Sale...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; price redued! Contact Amy at or x7169 for more info and pictures.

For Sale…Solid wood, 9-drawer dresser with matching mirror in excellent condition. The dimensions are 58”W x 33”H x 18”D. Mirror is 36”W x 40”H. $100. Call 507-519-1177 to inquire.

For Rent...2-bedroom + loft townhouse in Shakopee, perfect for 2 or 3 students who will be graduating this spring and moving to the Twin Cities for work. 2-car garage, end unit with a lot of natural light, side yard, new laminate flooring on main level, new carpet on upper level. $1250/month. Call Matt at 612-269-4036.

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

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
1:302:30 pm Support "ME" with WE: Spirituality and Wellbeing (First Session)'s Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
2:303:30 pm Queer and Questioning Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306:30 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
56 pm Chinese Chess Workshop Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
7 pm Men's Hockey vs. Saint John's (MIAC Showcase), Minn.
77:30 pm The First-ever Linnaeus Arboretum Halloween Mystery Hike Arboretum
TodayTomorrow Today at 8:30 pm Norelius Haunted Haunted House Hall
Today at 11 pm to Tomorrow at 12:40 am The Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Tomorrow 11 am Women's Cross Country at MIAC Championships Paul, Minn.
11 am Women's Soccer at Hamline Paul, Minn.
noon Men's Cross Country at MIAC Championships Paul, Minn.
1 pm Football at St. Olaf, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Alumni Game Peter, Minn.
3 pm Volleyball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
35:30 pm Gustie Gatherings: Seattle, WA Brewing Company; 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125
3:30 pm Men's Soccer at Hamline Paul, Minn.
45 pm Chinese Chess Workshop Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
6:30 pm Men's Hockey vs. St. Olaf (MIAC Showcase), Minn.
TomorrowOct 30 Tomorrow at 10 pm to Oct 30 at 1 am Halloween SNL Center Forum
Oct 30 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
1:303 pm Cancelled: Faculty recital Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:309 pm Andy DeLuca Clarinet Recital Recital Hall
Oct 31 to Nov 3 January Interim Experience Registration Campus
Oct 31 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
10:3011:30 am Founder's Day Award Reception Hall
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:305:30 pm Guest Lecture: Entrepreneurs and the New Moral Leadership by prof. Stephen Hicks - philosophy professor at Rockford University 101
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 1 WE- Pilates with Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Gustie Gatherings: Dallas, TX of Deborah Hanson McMurray '75 in Dallas, TX (address provided upon registration)
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 2 6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 1 pm Webinar: "Integrating International and Domestic Students: What, Why, and How” Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm Nobel Conference 2017 "Reproductive Technologies" Planning Group Room
4:305:30 pm Peace Studies Pre-Registration Information Session (JCC 203A)
58 pm Day of the Dead: Celebration of Life Campus Center, Christ Chapel
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxing 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 3 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
9 am to 3:30 pm STEP UP Leadership Development Hall
9:3011:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Peter Banquet Room
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Laurie 224 (Aerobics Room)
55:45 pm Study Away Thursdays: Affording Study Away 111
56 pm Taekwondo Practice 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Democrat, Republican, Green, and Libertarian Student Debate Café
78 pm Exploring Sign Languages Meeting Resource Room (Confer 230)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm Fika House
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 4 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
1:302:30 pm Support "ME" with WE: Mental Relaxation (Second Session), Jackson Campus Center
24 pm New Faculty "Get a Life Ph. D" Workshop Banquet Room
2:303:30 pm Queer and Questioning Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
5 pm Men's Cross Country at Saint John's Fall Finale, Minn.
5 pm Women's Cross Country at Saint John's Fall Finale, Minn.
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Stevens Point Peter, Minn.
7:309:30 pm The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, Ruth Lin, conductor Recital Hall
Nov 5 1 pm Men's Swimming and Diving hosts UW-Stevens Points and MSU-Mankato Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Swimming and Diving hosts UW-Stevens Point and MSU-Mankato Peter, Minn.
1:10 pm Football vs. St. Thomas Peter, Minn.
57 pm Gustavus Hmong New Year Hall
57 pm Hmong New Year: "Minority Arts in American Culture" Hall
7 pm Women's Hockey at UW-Eau Claire Claire, Wis.
7:30 pm Men's Hockey at UW-Stout, Wis.
Sep 12 to Nov 6 Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibition Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It All Museum of Art
Nov 67 The 2016 Gustavus Honor Band Festival Fine Arts, Bjorling Recital Hall & Christ Chapel
Nov 6 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm 2016 Gustavus Honor Band Festival: Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Showcase Recital Hall
Nov 711 USPS Holiday Campus
Nov 717 Spring Registration Campus
Nov 7 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)

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