Inside Gustavus (November 14, 2013)

Volume 46, Number 11

Faculty/Staff Activities

Sarah Wolter '02 (Communication Studies) published an article titled "A quantitative analysis of photographs and articles on espnW: Positive progress for female athletes" in the journal Communication & Sport. espnW is ESPN, Inc.'s first initiative developed specifically for female fans and female athletes.

Kristen Lowe (Art and Art History) was interviewed by the Chanhassen Villager newspaper about her upcoming film premiere, Painting the Place Between at the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul. Tickets for the premiere are on sale now. MPR members should call the Fitzgerald directly; phone: (651) 290-1200, e-mail: Betsy Byers (Art and Art History) is one of the artists featured in Painting the Place Between. Lowe and Byers will discuss the film at a pre-premiere event at Kolman/Pryor Gallery in Minneapolis on Thursday, Nov 14 from 7-9 p.m.

Kate Knutson (Political Science) was awarded the Innovations in Student Development award "for outstanding contribution to Minnesota higher education" by the Minnesota College Personnel Association for her work with first-year students through the Faculty/Administrator in Residence (FAIR) Program. Kate accepted the award on behalf of all of the FAIRs at a luncheon during the MCPA's annual conference.

Yuki Sakuragi (MLC and Japanese Studies Program) has co-authored a textbook titled "Introduction to Intercultural Communication" (original Japanese title: "Hajimete Manabu Ibunka Komyunikeeshon"). The new textbook, published by Yuhikaku Publishing in Tokyo, is designed as a successor to the best-selling textbook on the subject in Japan, first published in 1987 by the same company.

Darrin Good (Assoc. Provost) was a co-presenter at the national Institute on Teaching and Mentoring organized by The Compact for Faculty Diversity in Washington, DC. This is the “largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country.” The title of the 90 minute, invited session was, “Securing Tenure Track Positions at Liberal Arts Institutions While Maintaining Scholarly Productivity.” While there he promoted Gustavus as a diversity friendly college and recruited applicants for our faculty job openings.

Ryan Bergstrom (Geography) presented a paper titled "The economic importance to hunting in southwestern Montana" at the 36th Annual Applied Geography Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Bergstrom also co-authored a paper titled "Exploring the Distribution of Park Availability, Features, and Quality across Kansas City, Missouri by Income and Race/Ethnicity: An Environmental Justice Investigation," that was published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

In The Media

  • The Mankato Free Press covered the Clyde Bellecourt public lecture in its Tuesday, Nov. 12 edition.

Position Openings

  • Lead Custodian/Heavy Duty Float
  • Full-time Custodian
  • Director of Wellbeing, Wellbeing Center

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

News & Announcements

Committee Volunteer Opportunity...The new college-wide Accreditation Committee is looking for one support staff representative. The committee will be convened by the President, with the Provost acting as its presider. The committee will guide the accreditation process for the entire college, and provide a forum for on-going dialogue with regard to HLC accreditation. It will also provide editorial input on reports submitted to the HLC. If you are interested, please contact Jolene Christensen in the President's Office.

Administrative Council Meeting...Another meeting of the Administrative Council will take place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 in the Heritage Room. This meeting is a chance for the President's Cabinet to have a broader discussion with administrators about important institutional issues.

12 Days of Wellness...It's that time of year to celebrate the holidays by participating in the Gustavus Health Promotions' "12 Days of Wellness." Register online at or pick up a hard copy at the Lund Information Desk. Prizes will be awarded to the first 200 participants to register. If you have any questions, please email Laurie Kelly at or call x6145.

2014 New Student Registration Dates...The dates for New Student Registration for the class of 2018 have been selected and will be June 17,18,19, 2014. Please mark your calendars as needed. A call for faculty interested in participating will go out early in the spring semester. Training will take place on Monday, June 16 for faculty. Registration will follow the same format as last year, with three sessions per day in Alumni Hall. The Academic Support Center will coordinate training and the schedule. Financial Aid, Registrar, Academic Support Center, Provosts' Office, Health Services, Residential Life, Dining Services, Book Mark and the Dean of Students Office will take part. Additional student and academic functions will be invited to staff informational tables.

Campus Happenings

Employee/Student Christian Fellowship...Bring your lunch and join us for fellowship and devotions from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Linner Lounge.

Hmong New Year...Hmong American Cultural Outreach (HACO) invites the entire Gustavus and St. Peter communities to help celebrate the Hmong New Year. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in Alumni Hall.

Georgacarakos Memorial Serivce...The Gustavus community is invited to a memorial service for Emeritus Professor of Philosophy George Georgacarakos at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Christ Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. George passed away on Oct. 23 at the age of 68 due to complications from pneumonia. George taught at Gustavus from 1980 until his retirement in 2011, and is survived by his sons, Nikolas and Alexander, and a brother, Charles.

Dance Concert...The Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the innovative and eclectic Choreographers’ Gallery titled, Pure Movement Plus. The dance concert, directed by Melissa Rolnick, will feature the work of eight talented, student choreographers and faculty member, Jill Patterson. Performances will be presented in the Anderson Theatre on November 21, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m. and November 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are onsale at and are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. Gustavus students and staff are allowed one free ticket.

Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to Daily Sabbath services at 10 a.m. weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows.

  • Monday, Nov. 18 (Pray): Post your prayers online at Music and silent prayer in Christ Chapel.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 (Discuss): GACAC Service Award recipient Daniel Dewey speaking on the topic of "What is the role of vocation in driving personal/life mission and how important is it in leading a life that matters?"
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 (Celebrate): Morning Praise with Lucia Singers
  • Thursday, Nov. 21 (Re:vive): Chaplain Brian Konkol preaching
  • Friday, Nov. 22 (Play)

Off-Campus Events of Interest

ASI Event...Join the Gustavus community for our second Passion for Lifelong Learning event. David Jones '83 will present "JFK Assassination: The Mystery and Legend” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis). Joining Jones is Greg Kaster, professor of history. Kaster, who has been at Gustavus since 1986, will follow with a brief presentation "JFK: Camelot, Civil Rights, and the Cold War.” A reception will start at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Registration is requested and you can register online now. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at or 933-7511.


  • Glorian C. Anderson, the mother of former Interim Chaplain Rod Anderson, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11 at the age of 87 at the Seminary Home in Red Wing, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Spring Garden Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. Visitation will also be held at the church from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 and also one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to Spring Garden Lutheran Church or the Twin Rivers Memory Care Unit.
  • Michael Welch, the stepfather of Stacie Miller (Administrative Assistant, MCS and Physics), passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the age of 60. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Turtle Lake, Wis.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.



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 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: Hymns on Tap Dive
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
Dec 5 1 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts College of Saint Benedict Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Hockey at Saint John's University Cloud, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball at Augsburg College, Minn.
3:305 pm Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015 Chapel

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