Inside Gustavus (October 31, 2013)
Volume 46, Number 9
Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) was elected external reviewer for the MSc in Business Management program by the faculty of the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. As a part-time, application-oriented graduate program, the MSc at NUIM is unique and relatively new for Irish schools. NUIM is Ireland’s second oldest university and still serves as the national seminary. The election carries a three year term, beginning in June 2014. Kathy also published two companion articles about re-designing syllabi (with co-author Charles Fornaciari) in the Journal of Management Education. The theoretical arguments for re-design are in, “The 21st century syllabus: From pedagogy to andragogy” and are followed by practical advice in, “The 21st century syllabus: Tips for putting andragogy into practice.” Both articles will appear in the same issue and are available online.
The Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest (Bob Weisenfeld; President; Gustavus Corporate and Foundation Relations) has recently won the Yale Board of Governor's Excellence Award for its superior accomplishments as an outstanding mid-size city alumni club.
Sean Easton (Classics) and Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science) attended the Peace and Justice Studies Association annual meetings at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON October 17-19, 2013. Gerstbauer presented in a panel on The Middle East, Conflict, and Peace. The conference concluded with a live concert of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem", celebrating the100th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management) and Senior Communication Studies and Management student, Elizabeth Johnson, will be presenting a paper at the International Leadership Association Conference in Montreal, Quebec, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Their paper, "Sweden: Pioneering Gender Equality and Advocacy for Women in Contemporary Enterprises and the Home," will be a part of a panel titled, "Progress for Women and Leadership in Qatar, Sweden, and the UAE: Opportunities and Challenges of a Shifting Planet."
Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) was the keynote speaker at the Fall Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota conference. He gave two addresses titled "On the Eastern Shores of the Baltic: Swedes in Estonia and the Pan-Swedish Movement" and "Leaving Sweden Behind: A Look at the Social History in the 19th Century".
On September 18, 2013, The Postmaster General of the United States, Patrick Donahoe, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Naomi Quiram, Director of Print and Mail Services, for her significant contributions to the Postal Customer Council, and her service as a member of the National PCC Advisory Committee, including the Chairperson of the Membership Subcommittee. The presentation took place in Bloomington, Minn., during National PCC week. The Postmaster General also expressed gratitude to Gustavus for allowing Naomi’s active leadership in improving the partnership between the PCC’s and Postal Services.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
Support for Host Institutions for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes
The NEH provides grants to host national faculty development programs in the humanities for high school teachers, or for college and university faculty. Awards for summer seminars range from $70,000 to $140,000, and awards for institutes range from $90,000 to $200,000. The tentative deadline for project directors to submit an application to host seminars and institute in summer 2015 is March 4, 2014. Updated guidelines will be posted in January 2014. In the meantime, last year’s program announcement can be referenced online.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
News & Announcements
Alumni Awards...Help us honor alumni and friends of the College who have notably advanced and aided the College. Nominate them for an alumni award. For more information on the awards and to access an online nomination form go to https://gustavus.edu/alumni/awards/.
Toner Scam...It starts with a phone call to your office. The caller may ask for your copier/printer model or may say they have supplies for your equipment. If you give any information or acknowledge you are low on toner they will send it to you and a bill will follow. Often they send $400 worth of toner and bill you $1500 or more. It's a scam being pulled off nationwide. At some businesses, they are even sending multiple invoices marked "past due" and threatening to send businesses to collections if they don't pay up. They often hide behind an out-of-state post office box address, and can't be tracked down. If you have any questions, please contact Naomi Quiram, Director of Print and Mail Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or x7599.
Vote for Gustavus and Support Special Olympics...Gustavus has been nominated for this month's NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll as a result of hosting a Special Olympics unified flag football tournament. The school with the highest number of votes at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 will be given $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event. You can vote for Gustavus by going online to ncaa.org/D3SpecialOlympics.
Perry the Corpse Flower...As you may have heard, the College's Corpse Flower is blooming today, Thursday, Oct. 31 just in time for Halloween! In the past when Perry has bloomed, thousands of people have come to see him. Please be aware that there might be visitors and extra traffic on campus today and Friday. Public viewing hours are Thursday from 2-9 p.m. and Friday from 12-8 p.m.
An all-employee forum will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 in Alumni Hall. Questions for President Ohle or any of the cabinet members can be submitted ahead of time via email to Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tim Kennedy at email@example.com. Updates will be given regarding the presidential search, the shared governance meetings, and the 2013-14 budget.
Shared Governance Discussion...Members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend an open meeting from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Three Crowns Room, in order to contribute their viewpoints as we work toward a shared understanding of shared governance at Gustavus. Specific focal topic areas for each discussion date and suggested background readings are available online.
Trojan Barbie...The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, an award-winning play that thrusts a 21st century heroine into a prisoner-of-war camp alongside famous characters from Greek playwright Euripedes’ Trojan Women, such as Hecuba and Cassandra. Directed by Amy Seham, Trojan Barbie will be performed in the Anderson Theatre on Oct. 31, and Nov. 1-2 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance scheduled for Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets for this exciting production are available online at gustavustickets.com or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at (507) 933-7590, or in person at the Campus Activities desk in the lower level of Jackson Campus Center. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and non-Gustavus students. Gustavus students and staff are eligible for one complimentary ticket. Tickets not purchased in advance may be purchased at the Anderson Theatre Box Office beginning one hour prior to curtain.
Football Hosts St. John's on Hall of Fame Day...The Gustavus football team will host St. John's at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Eight individuals who make up the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be honored at halftime. Those individuals include Todd Bowlby '98, Rebecca Wold Freeman '98, Alecia Tromiczak Gazzola '98, Scott Lauinger '96, Shasta Lininger Johnson '95, Mark Lynch '95, Shannon McGee '96, and Dave Newcomer '91.
The Gustavus Honor Band Festival and Concert will celebrate its 25th anniversary on November 3-4. The band, 100 high school students from 47 high schools in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and conducted by Douglas Nimmo, will present the festival concert on Monday, November 4, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Monday, Nov. 4 (Pray): Digital prayer wall, prayers of the heart, prayers for the world. Post your prayers online at padlet.com/wall/gustavusprays. Music and silent prayer in Christ Chapel. Silent prayer in the Interfaith Space.
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Discuss): Sujay Rao, History
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 (Celebrate): Morning Praise with the Gustavus Choir
- Thursday, Nov. 7 (Re:vive): Worship led by Re:vive; Emily Ford '15 preaching.
- Friday, Nov. 8: International Day
Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will be hosting a weekend confirmation retreat for First Lutheran Church of Waconia on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2, and a day confirmation retreat for Cross of Peace Lutheran Church of Shakopee on Saturday. The retreat programs are offered as a resource to ELCA churches who are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.
Exploring Religious Questions Series..."World Christianity: The Growth of Christianity in Contemporary Asia, Latin America, and Africa." This mini-course concludes on Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Olin 103. Brian Konkol and Marcia Bunge will present about lessons for North Americans. This session outlines some of the broad principles, practical lessons, and resources that North American Christians can gather from a deeper understanding of and engagement with companion churches around the world. Exploring Religious Questions is sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.
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|Today noon to 4 pm||Baseball at MSU, Mankato (9 inn.)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-msu-mankato-9-inn/45072Mankato, Minn.|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44248Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Tomorrow 1:30–2:30 pm||GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44115Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103|
|3:30–8:30 pm||Softball at College of Saint Benedict (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-college-of-saint-benedict-dh-2/43228St. Joseph, Minn.|
|Apr 3 All day||Men's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44129Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.|
|All day||Women's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44135Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.|
|All day||Women's Tennis vs. TBD (Midwest Invitational)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-vs-tbd-midwest-invitational-3/45085Madison, Wis.|
|8 am||Women's Tennis vs. Kenyon College (Midwest Invitational)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-vs-kenyon-college-midwest-invitational/43677Madison, Wis.|
|10 am to 1 pm||Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer Collegeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-pomona-pitzer-colleges-2/43807Claremont, Calif.|
|noon to 4 pm||Men's Tennis at Grossmont College (Exhibition)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-grossmont-college-exhibition/45082El Cajon, Calif.|
|noon to 5 pm||Softball hosts Concordia College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-concordia-college-dh/43229St. Peter, Minn.|
|2–5 pm||Men's Tennis at Cerritos College (Exhibition)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-cerritos-college-exhibition-3/43816Norwalk, Calif.|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44249Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Apr 4 All day||Women's Tennis vs. TBD (Midwest Invitational)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-vs-tbd-midwest-invitational/45073Madison, Wis.|
|All day||Women's Tennis vs. TBD (Midwest Invitational)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-vs-tbd-midwest-invitational-2/45074Madison, Wis.|
|9:30 am to 12:30 pm||Men's Tennis at Claremont-Mudd-Scrippshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-claremont-mudd-scripps-6/43808Claremont, Calif.|
|1–7 pm||Baseball at Augsburg College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-augsburg-college-dh-2/43511Minneapolis, Minn.|
|Apr 5 3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44363Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44404Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44378Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Mar 27 to Apr 6 All day||Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during spring breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-spring-break-5/45066Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Mar 28 to Apr 6 All day||Spring Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-break-9/35166Gustavus Campus|
||Men's Golf at Emory Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-emory-invitational-3/44130Adairsville, Ga.|
|Apr 6 2:30–7:30 pm||Softball at Saint Mary's University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-saint-mary-s-university-dh-2/43224Winona, Minn.|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44204Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44219Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44234Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|Apr 7 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-199/45028Christ Chapel|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44451Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44466Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|2:30–8:30 pm||Baseball hosts University of St. Thomas (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-university-of-st-thomas-dh/43512St. Peter, Minn.|
|3–5 pm||Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Spring 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-spring-2015/44304Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|3–6 pm||Majors/Minors Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/majors-minors-fair-3/43549Heritage Banquet Room|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44264Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|7–9 pm||DIII Athlete Window Paintinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/diii-athlete-window-painting/45020Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|Apr 8 7:30–9 am||Gustie Breakfast - Scott Moellerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-breakfast-scott-moeller/44838Campus Center Banquet Rooms|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbath: Morning Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-prayer/45029Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE - Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-2/44480Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Cardio Fithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-fit/44494Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|3–5 pm||Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Spring 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-spring-2015/44305Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|3:30–8:30 pm||Softball hosts St. Catherine University (DH) (Professor Day)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-st-catherine-university-dh-professor-day/43230St. Peter, Minn.|
|4–5:30 pm||The Spring Russian Teahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-spring-russian-tea/45080Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|4–6 pm||January Interim Study Abroad Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-interim-study-abroad-fair/44880Heritage Room|
|4:30–5:30 pm||HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-w-carrie-maggie-hwc/44279Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44250Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-2/44293Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8:30 pm||Talk: "Ebola in Africa: A Product of History, Not a Natural Phenomenon"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/talk-ebola-in-africa-a-product-of-history-not-a-natural-phenomenon/44874Confer 128|
|Apr 9 6:30–7:20 am||WE-Bootcamphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp/44508Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|9 am to 6 pm||Senior Class Grad Finalehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-class-grad-finale/45059Campus Center, Heritage|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-200/45030Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 12:30 pm||Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-113/42912President's Dining Room|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-kickboxing/44525Lund 217|
|1:30–2:30 pm||GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44116Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103|
|2:30–3:30 pm||TRX with Sarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-sara/444193rd Floor mats in Lund|
|3–5:30 pm||Geology Museum Reopening Celebrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/geology-museum-reopening-celebration/44935Nobel Hall 122 (Geology Museum)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney-2/44335Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–10:30 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house/44718Swedish House|
||Men's Golf at Augustana College (Ill.) Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-augustana-college-ill-invitational/44131Rock Island, Ill.|
|Apr 10 8 am to 2:30 pm||Experience Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/experience-gustavus-3/42571Gustavus Campus|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbath: Contemplative Worshiphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-contemplative-worship/45031Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44550Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44563Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44349Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Professor/Athlete Spring Sports Kick-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/professor-athlete-spring-sports-kick-off/45021John's Family Courtyard (Rain site - Lund Forum)|
|4:30–6 pm||Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-46/41709Interpretive Center|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44251Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–9:30 pm||The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-twin-cities-gay-men-s-chorus-in-concert/44148Bjorling Recital Hall|
|8–11 pm||CADAncehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cadance/45003Alumni Hall|
|Apr 11 All day||Curriculum II/3 Crowns 25th Anniversary Alumni Celebrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/curriculum-ii-3-crowns-25th-anniversary-alumni-celebration/44612Alumni Hall|
|All day||Men's Track and Field hosts Lee Krough Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-hosts-lee-krough-invitational-2/43931St. Peter, Minn.|
|All day||Minnesota Undergraduate Philosophy Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/minnesota-undergraduate-philosophy-conference/44104Old Main|
|All day||The Theodicy Collective: Jazz, Justice and the Journey of Traditionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-theodicy-collective-jazz-justice-and-the-journey-of-tradition/44150Christ Chapel & the Schaefer Fine Arts Center|
|All day||Women's Track and Field hosts Lee Krough Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-hosts-lee-krough-invitational/43932St. Peter, Minn.|
||Women's Golf at Illinois Wesleyan University Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-illinois-wesleyan-university-invitational/44136Normal, Ill.|
|Feb 23 to Apr 19 All day||Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art|
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