Inside Gustavus (November 21, 2013)

Volume 46, Number 12

Faculty/Staff Activities

Henry MacCarthy (Theatre & Dance) directed another version of Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel for Opera Omaha’s outreach program in Omaha, NE which premiered on November 11.

Ann Volk (Advancement) accepted the 2013 Regional Community of Hope Award on behalf of Relay For Life of Nicollet County at the SW Minnesota Relay for Life Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Redwood Falls. The Regional Community of Hope Award is given to the community that successfully implements mission related activities in order to positively impact the cancer burden and increase American Cancer Society awareness in their community -- demonstrated by leadership, initiative, and creativity in programming.

Nancy Scott Hanway's (Spanish, LALACS) short story, "The Importance of Dead Girls" appears in the Fall 2013 issue of Southern Indiana Review. Her humorous piece, "Reader, I Divorced Him," was published in Amarillo Bay Literary Magazine in November 2013. And Hanway's article, "Wine Country: The Vineyard as National Space in Nineteenth-Century Argentina" appears in the anthology, Alcohol in Latin America: a Social and Cultural History, recently published by the University of Arizona Press.

David Fienen, Emeritus Professor of Music and former Provost, was substitute organist at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis on October 20, and for Reformation services at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul on October 27.

Greg Kaster (History) has authored "Django Unchained and Lincoln: The Suffering Slave and the Law of Slavery," for the book Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema, edited by Oliver C. Speck of Virginia Commonwealth University and forthcoming from Bloomsbury in July 2014. The essay expands on his op-ed about Django and Spielberg's Lincoln, published and distributed by the History News Service last January.

Ryan Bergstrom (Geography) co-authored "The Economic Importance of Hunting in Southwestern Montana", which was published in Papers in Applied Geography.

In The Media

  • The St. Peter Herald printed a story and follow-up about the 2nd Annual Chill Out: Mental Health Wellness Fair put on by students in Abnormal Psychology classes as part of community-based learning assignment. Marie Walker (Psychological Science) was quoted in the November 7 story and a number of Gustavus students and staff were shown in photos in the November 15 story.
  • Alumnus and current Visiting Professor of English Matt Rasmussen ’98 was featured by the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Sunday, Nov. 17. Rasmussen and Joyce Sutphen (English) were quoted in the story.
  • Jeff Owen (Economics and Management) was quoted in a Nov. 15 Boston Globe story about the economic impact for cities who host the Olympic Games.
  • Max Hailperin (Math and Computer Science) was interviewed by KSTP-TV for a story regarding an iPad pilot program at metro polling places on election day.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Tuesday, Nov. 19 about the plans to renovate Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. President Ohle was quoted in the story.

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and discussed the following items:

  • Discussion was held regarding the planning for the FY 2015 operating budget.
  • Due to scheduling conflicts, the next Internal Budget Committee meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Members discussed the agenda for the next Administrative Council meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m., in the Heritage Room.
  • Vice President VanHecke indicated that she will be working to fill the Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs replacement position as an interim position for the remainder of the academic year.

News & Announcements

Adopt-a-Gustie for Thanksgiving...Each year a small number of Gustavus students choose to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday and for some this means missing out on the fun of sharing a Thanksgiving meal. This year, the Dean of Students Office is asking employees if they are willing to "adopt a Gustie" and host a student or two in their home for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 28. If you are able to add a place at your table this Thanksgiving, please email JoNes VanHecke at dos@gustavus.edu by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.

Condolences Policy...The Human Resources Office asked the Cabinet to review a policy regarding the use of college funds for expressing condolences and to recognize individuals. After much discussion regarding current practice and appropriate use of college funds, an all-college policy was approved at the October 15 Cabinet meeting as a reaffirmation of current practice. The policy is now posted online.

Chaplains Siri and Brian Request Your Feedback...As you may have noticed, we have been experimenting with different formats for Daily Sabbath this semester. Thanks to all of you who have participated in Daily Sabbath this fall! Please let us know your feedback using this brief survey. At the end of the survey, we have included a few questions about Sunday worship at Gustavus. It is important to us that we hear from you as we plan next semester's Daily Sabbath and Sunday Worship experiences. Some of you have already given us great feeback, and we are excited ot make improvements. We will be collecting feedback up until the start of Thanksgiving break. Blessings, Chaplains Siri and Brian.

C in CC Tickets...Gustavus students and staff are allotted one complimentary ticket to Christmas in Christ Chapel. Tickets are still available for the evening performances on Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets can be obtained by going online to gustavustickets.com. This year's service is themes Holy Wisdom, Holy Word and is a must see!

Communication Studies Course Honored...Public Discourse, an introductory course in Communication Studies, has been recognized by the National Communication Association as the recipient of its annual Program of Distinction Award. Read more about the course and the award online.

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.

No Inside Gustavus Next Week...With the Thanksgiving holiday, there will not be an edition of Inside Gustavus published the week of November 25. The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published Thursday, December 5.

Campus Happenings

Georgacarakos Memorial Service...A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Christ Chapel for Emeritus Professor of Philosophy George Georgacarakos, who passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the age of 68 due to complications from pneumonia.

International Festival...On Saturday, Nov. 23, the International Cultures Club will sponsor its International Festival in Alumni Hall. The festival is an annual event featuring music, dancing, cultural displays, world cuisines, and a fashion show. All are welcome. The festival begins at 6 p.m. with cultural displays. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free!

Hillstrom Museum Opening Reception...The opening reception for Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition will be held at the Hillstrom Museum of Art from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25. McClain will give a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m.

Matt Rasmussen Reception...A reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Book Mark on Thursday, Dec. 5, to celebrate the accomplishments of Visiting Professor of English Matt Rasmussen '98. Rasmussen's debut collection of poems titled Black Aperture was a finalist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. Refreshments will be served, Rasmussen will read several of his poems and also sign copies of the book.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend retreat for the Mount Olivet Chancel Choir from Friday, Nov. 22 to Saturday, Nov. 23. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations who are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Plugs

For Rent...House for rent. Charming 1950s rambler one block from Gustavus. Approximately 1,300 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Full size washer and dryer. One stall garage with additional off-street parking. Available immediately. Contact Mitch - 651-214-3912.

"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
Today 11 am Men's Track and Field at MSU Ted Nelson Classichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-msu-ted-nelson-classic/47361Mankato, Minn.
11 am Women's Track and Field at MSU Ted Nelson Classichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-msu-ted-nelson-classic/47362Mankato, Minn.
1 pm Men's Basketball at Concordia Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-concordia-college-6/45882Moorhead, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Saint Mary's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-saint-mary-s-university-5/45820St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball at Concordia Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-concordia-college-6/45792Moorhead, Minn.
4 pm Gymnastics at UW-Whitewaterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-uw-whitewater-6/45854Whitewater, Wis.
710 pm Men's Hockey at Saint Mary's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-saint-mary-s-university-6/45205Winona, Minn.
Jan 30 to Tomorrow Touring Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/touring-week-3/38007Gustavus Campus
Jan 31 to Tomorrow Women's Tennis at Puerto Rico Training Triphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-puerto-rico-training-trip-3/47517Palmas Del Mar, P.R.
Feb 8 Spring Semester Beginshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-begins-2/45507Gustavus Campus
6:307:30 am Pure Movementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement/47882Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
9:3011:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/47457Olin 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-293/47769Christ Chapel
1010:20 am Opening Celebration of the Spring Termhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-celebration-of-the-spring-term/47759Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Pyramid w/ Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pyramid-w-laurie/47617Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams/47606Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
58 pm Gusties Connect 2016 - Minneapolishttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-connect-2016-minneapolis/46649Cambria Gallery on 7th, 625 2nd Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55402
66:45 pm Strength Training w/Mata (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/strength-training-w-mata-hwc/47910Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-6/47591Olin Room 103
Feb 8 to May 16 Feb 8 at 7 pm to May 16 at 8 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47797Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 9 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-2/47631Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-124/46950Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-3/47659Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-2/47645Lund-3rd Floor Forum
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams/47607Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
4:305:30 pm MAYDAY! Peace Conference - Divestment: A Tool for Peace?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mayday-peace-conference-divestment-a-tool-for-peace/47741Beck 144
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-2/47827Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-jam-w-kayla-hwc/47854Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 10 Spring Academic Internship Registration Deadlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-academic-internship-registration-deadline/47782Career Development (lower level Campus Center)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-295/47771Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-2/47686Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm CIC Grant Opportunity Webinarhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cic-grant-opportunity-webinar/47784President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
68 pm Fair Prep Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fair-prep-party-4/47597Alumni Hall
7 pm Men's Basketball at St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-st-olaf-college-7/45883Northfield, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball hosts St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-st-olaf-college-4/45793St. Peter, Minn.
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-gabe-hwc-2/47799Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Coffeehouse Guitarist Dustin Kaiserhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coffeehouse-guitarist-dustin-kaiser/47761Courtyard Café
Feb 11 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-2/47700Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Student Speaker"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-student-speaker-6/47772Christ Chapel
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams/47608Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
11:30 am to 1 pm Jaime Hollis Welcome Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jaime-hollis-welcome-reception/47601Diversity Center
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-97/45734Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-2/47726Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/47458Olin 124 Lab
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-w-lydia-and-christina-hwc/47896Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-jam-w-kayla-hwc/47868Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 12 6:307:30 am Cardio Dance w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-w-gabe-hwc-2/47924Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-296/47773Christ Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-3/47660Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-3/47745Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance4fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/47713Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm All-Employee Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/all-employee-meeting-11/47791Alumni Hall
2:453:45 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-2/47841Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:308:30 pm Spread the Love Food Packhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spread-the-love-food-pack/47249Dining Service Banquet Rooms (St. Peter, Heritage, and Three Crowns)
6:30 pm Gymnastics at UW-La Crossehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-uw-la-crosse-3/45855La Crosse, Wis.
7 pm Women's Hockey at Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-bethel-university-6/45821Blaine, Minn.
Feb 12 to May 13 Feb 12 at 7 pm to May 13 at 8 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47798Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 12 7:0510:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-bethel-university-2/45206St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Internhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-intern/47776Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 13 8:30 am Men's Tennis hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-uw-eau-claire-4/47273St. Peter, Minn.
10:30 am to noon Around the World w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/around-the-world-w-gabe-hwc-2/47937Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:30 am Men's Track and Field at Carleton Meet of Heartshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-carleton-meet-of-hearts/47363Northfield, Minn.
11:30 am Women's Track and Field at Carleton Meets of Heartshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-carleton-meets-of-hearts/47364Northfield, Minn.
1 pm Men's Basketball hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-hamline-university-4/45884St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Tennis at University of Northern Iowahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-university-of-northern-iowa/47520Cedar Falls, Iowa
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-bethel-university-3/45822St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Women's Tennis hosts Southwest Minnesota Statehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-southwest-minnesota-state/47518St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-hamline-university-4/45794St. Peter, Minn.
4 pm Men's Tennis at Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-saint-john-s-university-2/47274Sartell, Minn.
6:30 pm Women's Tennis hosts University of Sioux Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-university-of-sioux-falls-2/47519St. Peter, Minn.
710 pm Men's Hockey at Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-bethel-university-6/45207Blaine, Minn.
7:309:30 pm The Gustavus Choir Home Concert, 2016https://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-choir-home-concert-2016/46100Christ Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Internhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-intern/47777Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 14 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-with-holy-communion-sunday-worshipping-community-37/46053Christ Chapel
1 pm Gymnastics at Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-hamline-5/45856St. Paul, Minn.
3:305:30 pm The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra & Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Internation Tour Home Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-symphony-orchestra-gustavus-jazz-lab-band-internation-tour-home-concert/46101Bjorling Recital Hall
5:307 pm Friends of Music Reception for Gustavus Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Lab Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/friends-of-music-reception-for-gustavus-symphony-orchestra-jazz-lab-band/47609Melva Lind Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Feb 14 to May 15 Feb 14 at 6 pm to May 15 at 7 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47796Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 14 78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-gabe-hwc-2/47813Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 15 Gustie for a Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-for-a-day-5/46937Gustavus Campus
Feb 1517 Intern in Sweden through the Wallenberg Internship Awardhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/intern-in-sweden-through-the-wallenberg-internship-award/47787Career Development
Feb 15 6:307:30 am Pure Movementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement/47883Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Pyramid w/ Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pyramid-w-laurie/47618Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306:30 pm Spring Involvement Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-involvement-fair/47346Campus Center Banquet Rooms
66:45 pm Strength Training w/Mata (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/strength-training-w-mata-hwc/47911Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Gusties Connect 2016 - Sioux Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-connect-2016-sioux-falls/46803Tre Lounge, 601 W 33rd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-6/47592Olin Room 103
Feb 16 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-2/47632Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Writing Program Open Help Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/writing-program-open-help-sessions/4754649er Room

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