Inside Gustavus (May 23, 2013)
Volume 45, Number 29
Tom McHugh (Admission) and co-presenters Samantha Savoie (St. Catherine University), Norma Gutierrez (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) and Mai Chue Moua (St. Catherine University) presented a session titled 'The MACAC Mentorship Program: Answer to Social Networking' at the 2013 Spring Conference of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC).
Students in Greg Mueller's (Sesquicentennial Sculptor) Sculpture 234 class will have their sculptural bone forms installed on the Washington DC Mall June 8-10. The castings will be part of One Million Bones, an art installation in collaboration with many university art departments across the globe. The Project attempts to raise awareness of on-going global genocide. More information is available online at onemillionbones.org.
Barbara Fister (Library) presented the closing plenary talk, "Hacking Knowledge: Information Literacy as Creative Participation" at the Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries annual conference.
Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management) recently had two of her papers accepted for publication. Kathi and Dr. Gary McLean (Texas A&M) coauthored, “What Is the Experience like of Leaving a College Presidency of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: A Phenomenological Study.” This paper will be published in a forthcoming issue (Spring-2014) of Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education. A second paper coauthored by Kathi and a sophomore E/M major, Aimee Goldschmidt, “Exploring the Role of Calling in the Professional Journeys of College Presidents” has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics.
Larry Potts (Emeritus, Chemistry) presented a talk titled “At What Analysis Times Does LCXLC Become Superior in Peak Capacity To 1-Dimensional LC?" (coauthor Peter Carr) at the Minnesota Chromatography Forum in Minneapolis on March 9. Potts and Carr have collaborated on several talks and papers since 2008. "LC" means liquid chromatography, an analytical separation technique.
Glenn Kranking (History, Scandinavian Studies) has been elected Vice President of the Society for Historians of Scandinavia, a 2-year term followed by another 2-year term as President.
Senior Ally Voss has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The track and field competitor becomes the 34th Gustavus student-athlete to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship since football player James Goodwin became the first in 1974. Earlier this year, Voss received a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Spain next year.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Reminder
This is a friendly reminder that the NEH Summer Stipends program provides individuals with an opportunity to pursue research in the humanities. Faculty interested in submitting an application should send an email so indicating to Bob Weisenfeld (email@example.com) by July 1. Gustavus is able to nominate two faculty. Bob will follow up in July with those interested regarding the nomination process. The online application deadline is September 26. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
* New Support Staff
- Nicholas Emich, Electrician, Physical Plant
- Assistant Director for Church Relations
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 21 and discussed the following items:
- The work of the 2013-14 Internal Budget Committee was discussed.
- The question/answer format for the all-employee meeting on May 23 was briefly discussed.
- Discussion was held regarding follow-up to the student forums, employee forums, and to the Board/faculty workshops regarding the future of the liberal arts.
- Discussion was held regarding the live Gustavus Town Hall Meeting (interactive phone call) with alumni, parents, and friends at 7 p.m. on May 23.
- Members approved the hiring of the replacement position of the counseling/advising administrative assistant.
- Members approved the increased hours for the ELL academic support specialist position, due to the increased number of students needing assistance in the next academic year.
- The chaplain candidate visits were discussed.
- Members approved the hiring of the replacement position of assistant director for church relations.
- Members approved the proposed tribute gift policy for the Arboretum.
News & Announcements
Join Weight Watchers...Weight Watchers at Scholarship America is currently recruiting new members! We meet Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. (weigh-in starting 1/2 hr before) - it's over lunch time, so you'll find most people eating lunch during the meeting. Our meeting is informal, laid-back and lots of fun - and very successful! This is an "at-work" meeting, but you don't always have to come to this specific meeting. With the membership through our at-work session, you will receive the Monthly Pass option for $39.95/mo (savings of $3.00/mo of regular price). The Monthly Pass allows you to attend any meeting, anywhere, at no additional cost - and includes free e-tools (online and mobile WW access). If you'd like more information, you can come to an open house meeting on Thursday, June 6, or you can contact Julie Wilkins (email@example.com or 931-0448).
Volunteers are asked to arrive at noon and stay until commencement starts. If interested in ushering, please contact Lorie Siebels at extension 7520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TLC Honored...Tennis and Life Camps at Gustavus has recently been featured in the Star Tribune's "Best of MN" as Best Tennis Camp. The camp, which has been running since 1977, was gifted to Gustavus in 2010 by Steve and Barb Wilkinson. TLC's non-profit status will allow more than 100 campers to attend on scholarship this summer alone. TLC staff members with Gustavus connections include Neal Hagberg '81, David Lachman, Jon Carlson '88, Heidi (Rostberg) Carlson '93, Nikolai Johansen '01, Tommy Valentini '03, Jennifer (Edlund) Johansen '04, Chad Anderson '08, Patrick Clark '12, Ryan Hallsten '12, Megan Born '13, Josh Connell '13, Amrik Donkena '13, Tyler Johnson '13, Cody Anderson '14, Duncan Anderson '14, Mya Smith-Dennis '14, Motasem Al-Houni '15, Lara Youngquist '15, and Mandy Schlauderaff '16. Visit tennisandlifecamps.org to learn more about the camps.
Commencement...Commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2013 will being at 2 p.m. with the procession beginning at 1:45 p.m.
Employee Picnic...The annual Gustavus Employee Picnic will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. The menu includes pulled pork, hamburgers, black bean burgers, onion rings, baked beans, vegetarian baked beans, watermelon wedges, grape clusters, pasta salad, assorted desserts, and raspberry lemonade. Please RSVP to Jean Noren in the President's Office by Wednesday, May 29.
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 26 - Chaplain Sabina Koij
- Monday, May 27 - Chaplain Sabina Koij, Responsive Prayer
- Tuesday, May 28 - Litany for Travelers
Library Hours for Finals...Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, May 25: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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|Today 7–9 pm||Night of Distinctionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/night-of-distinction-3/45075Alumni Hall|
|7:30–8:30 pm||The Gustavus Handbell Ensembles in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-handbell-ensembles-in-concert/44161Christ Chapel|
|Tomorrow 10:30–11:30 am||Liberal Arts Search Representative (LASR) Traininghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberal-arts-search-representative-lasr-training/45315Konferensrum, Campus Center|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44208Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4:30–6 pm||Guest Lecture: Economic Freedom of the World by prof. Josh Hall of West Virginia Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/guest-lecture-economic-freedom-of-the-world-by-prof-josh-hall-of-west-virginia-university/45231Beck 101|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44223Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44238Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|8:30–10 pm||Take Back the Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/take-back-the-night-8/45254Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum|
|May 5 10 am to noon||Safer Sex Carnivalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/safer-sex-carnival/45275Courtyard Cafe|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44455Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44470Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|6:30–7:30 pm||Religion Department Senior Seminar Poster Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/religion-department-senior-seminar-poster-session/44933Three Crowns Room|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44268Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Stress Bustershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/stress-busters-2/44919Konferensrum, Campus Center|
|May 6 11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE - Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-2/44484Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Cardio Fithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-fit/44498Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:30–5:30 pm||HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-w-carrie-maggie-hwc/44283Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44427Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-2/44297Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–9 pm||Gusties After Dark: Neon Volleyballhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-after-dark-neon-volleyball/45300Lund Center Forum|
|May 7 6:30–7:20 am||WE-Bootcamphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp/44512Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|11:45 am to 12:30 pm||Wellbeing for Employees Lunch and Learn: Profile Weight Management Programhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/wellbeing-for-employees-lunch-and-learn-profile-weight-management-program/45165The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-87/41788Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-kickboxing/44528Lund 217|
|1:30–2:30 pm||GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44120Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Fulbright Faculty Opportunities Information Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fulbright-faculty-opportunities-information-meeting/45313Provost's Conference Room|
|2:30–3:30 pm||TRX with Sarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-sara/444233rd Floor mats in Lund|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney-2/44339Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8:30 pm||"The Most Secret Place on Earth"- Documentary Screeninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-most-secret-place-on-earth-documentary-screening/45312Beck 101|
|7–8:30 pm||The Bible in Politics: Moral Compass or Conversation Stopper, by Paul D. Hanson '61https://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-bible-in-politics-moral-compass-or-conversation-stopper-by-paul-d-hanson-61/45115Confer 127|
|7–9 pm||The Hunting Ground screening and panel discussionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-hunting-ground-screening-and-panel-discussion/45276Alumni Hall|
|8–9:30 pm||Gusties After Dark: LineUshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-after-dark-lineus/45301Courtyard Café|
|8–10 pm||TOMS: Style Your Soleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/toms-style-your-soles/45110Courtyard Café|
|8:30–10:30 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house/44722Swedish House|
||Men's Track and Field at MIAC Outdoor Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-miac-outdoor-championships-2/43941St. Paul, Minn.|
|All day||Women's Track and Field at MIAC Outdoor Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-miac-outdoor-championships-2/43942St. Paul, Minn.|
|May 8 11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44554Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44567Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44353Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|2:30–4 pm||Faculty Senate Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-senate-meeting-2/42404The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4–8 pm||Extravapalooza!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/extravapalooza/45322Complex Fire Pit/ Visitor Parking Lot|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44428Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–9 pm||PASO Presents: Rediscovering Hip-Hophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/paso-presents-rediscovering-hip-hop/45272Alumni Hall|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Ann Stevens, flute and Jamie Lichy, flute, A Joint Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ann-stevens-flute-and-jamie-lichy-flute-a-joint-senior-recital/44003Bjorling Recital Hall|
|8–10 pm||Gusties After Dark: Style Your Soleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-after-dark-style-your-soles/45302Courtyard Café|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Jupiter Ascendinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-jupiter-ascending/45286Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|May 9 9 am to 1:30 pm||Preview Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/preview-gustavus-4/42573Gustavus Campus|
|9 am to 5 pm||Faculty Writing Retreat at ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-asi-14/41770American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407|
|9 am to 5 pm||Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-gustavus-8/41771President's Dining Room|
|1:30–2:30 pm||Jana Wilkes, clarinet, bass clarinet & piano, A Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jana-wilkes-clarinet-bass-clarinet-piano-a-senior-recital/44004Bjorling Recital Hall|
|2–7 pm||Gustie Entrepreneur Cuphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-entrepreneur-cup/45232Beck Hall Atrium|
|3:30–4:30 pm||Caleb Likely, trombone and Cory Lau, bass trombone, A Joint Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/caleb-likely-trombone-and-cory-lau-bass-trombone-a-joint-student-recital/44005Bjorling Recital Hall|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Ian Decker, baritone saxophone, A Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ian-decker-baritone-saxophone-a-senior-recital/44006Bjorling Recital Hall|
|8–9:30 pm||DJ Masterclasshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dj-masterclass/45295Alumni Hall|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Jupiter Ascendinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-jupiter-ascending/45287Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
||Light it up Dance Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/light-it-up-dance-party/45296Alumni Hall|
|May 10 1:30–2:30 pm||Erik William Carlson, tenor, A Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/erik-william-carlson-tenor-a-senior-recital/44007Bjorling Recital Hall|
|3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44368Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3:30–5 pm||The Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Spring Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-woodwind-chamber-ensembles-spring-concert-2/44162Bjorling Recital Hall|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44409Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44383Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Anthony Afful, oboe, A Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/anthony-afful-oboe-a-student-recital/44613Bjorling Recital Hall|
|May 11 4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44209Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–7 pm||Summer Camp Send-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-camp-send-off-2/45320President's Dining Room|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44224Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44239Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|May 12 noon to 12:30 pm||WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44456Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44471Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|6:30–7:30 pm||Stress Bustershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/stress-busters-2/44920Konferensrum, Campus Center|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44269Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|7:30–9 pm||The Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-choir-of-christ-chapel-home-concert-6/44163Christ Chapel|
|May 13 7:30–9 am||Gustie Breakfast - Steve Kjellgren '86https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-breakfast-steve-kjellgren-86-2/45095Campus Center Banquet Rooms|
|10 am to 2 pm||Stamp-A-Ringhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/stamp-a-ring/45239Jackson Campus Center - Upper Level Tables|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE - Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-2/44485Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Cardio Fithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-fit/44499Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:30–5:30 pm||HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-w-carrie-maggie-hwc/44284Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44429Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-2/44298Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Apr 30 to May 14 Apr 30 at 8:30 am to May 14 at 7:30 pm||Pitch Perfect 2 Tickets on Sale for Premiere Night Triphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pitch-perfect-2-tickets-on-sale-for-premiere-night-trip/45292CAO Desk|
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