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: fitzgerald@mpr.org. 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 gustavus.edu/ghp 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 lkelly@gustavus.edu 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 gustavustickets.com 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 padlet.com/wall/gustavusprays. 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 alumni@gustavus.edu or 933-7511.

Obituaries

  • 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 jolene@gustavus.edu). 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
Today 68 pm Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room
Tomorrow Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino
TomorrowMay 31 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Tomorrow 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
May 30 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

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

1 hour ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics » Featured Men’s Tennis

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

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

Senior Rosalie Repke Chosen as Commencement Speaker

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

Gustie Athletics Unique Path Series—The Cancun Connection

Yesterday 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

6 days ago 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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