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
Tomorrow 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room
Aug 6 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room
58 pm Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
Aug 7 9:30 am to 6 pm Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
Aug 9 47 pm Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13 6:308:30 pm Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
Aug 14 Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center

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

Track and Field Standout Elizabeth Weiers Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Yesterday by Tim Kennedy
From News » Second

Gustavus Alumnae Thrive at Mayo School of Health Sciences

Yesterday by Karena Baldwin '17
From News

Drenttel, Meierhenry Named To WGCA All-American Scholars

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Nineteen Tennis Players Named ITA Scholar Athletes

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Elizabeth Weiers Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Gusties Light Up Minnesota Fringe Festival

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Earns CBDNA Invite

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Cameron Jarvis ’15 Artwork in Here & Somewhere Else Exhibition

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Six Gusties Named To CSCAA Scholar All-American Team

Last month by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics » Featured Women’s Swimming & Diving

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling ’89

2 months ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Elizabeth Weiers Named Capital One Academic All-American

2 months ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Hillstrom Museum of Art Features Summer Viewing of Two Sanzén Landscapes

2 months ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Katie Sexe-Talbot ’00: A Leader in Healthcare Administration

2 months ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Looking Ahead to the 51st Nobel Conference

2 months ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News

Board of Trustees Recognized by AAUP for Shared Governance

2 months ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fifth

 

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