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 http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or bweis@gustavus.edu).

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 lsiebels@gustavus.edu.

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!

Plugs

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 nhw001@gac.edu.

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 apehrson@gustavus.edu 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 kpeter15@gustavus.edu.

"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
TodayMay 31 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Today 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field
Tomorrow 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 31 Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room
Jun 89 First Term Seminar Advising Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-advising-workshop/45181Old Main 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.

News

Motasem ALhouni Named ITA’s Most Improved Player

13 hours ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Dr. Brenda Kelly Named Interim Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education

20 hours ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Second

Senior Rosalie Repke Chosen as Commencement Speaker

21 hours ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Gustie Athletics Unique Path Series—The Cancun Connection

2 days ago by Lara Youngquist
From Athletics » Featured Homepage

Elizabeth Weiers Finishes 11th At NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

Last week by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fourth

Commencement Scheduled for May 31

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fifth

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Chad Winterfeldt Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

3 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From Fine Arts

 

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