Inside Gustavus (December 12, 2013)

Volume 46, Number 14

Faculty/Staff Activities

Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies) has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Association of Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America (ASTRA). Her colleague, Kjerstin Moody, also serves on the professional society's executive board. Lindqvist has also published an article in a special issue of the journal African and Black Diaspora: Nordic Reflections of African and Black Diaspora 7:1 (Jan. 2014). The article is titled "West Indian Women in Danish Popular Fiction."

Lynnea Myers (Nursing) had an article published in the December issue of the Journal of Nursing Education titled "Partnering to Provide a Summer Institute of Nursing". The article can be read online.

Elizabeth Baer (English and African Studies) attended the African Studies Association Conference in Baltimore, Nov. 20-23. She chaired a panel titled "Socio-Spatial Legacies of Apartheid" and presented a paper titled "At the Intersection of African Studies and Genocide Studies: A Study of Wiliam Kentridge's 'Black Box'" on a second panel.

Yuki Sakuragi (MLC and Japanese Studies Program) had a book titled Experiencing Cultures through Film (original Japanese title: Eiga de Ibunka Taiken) published by Kindaieigasha in Tokyo. He also published the first installment of a new essay series titled "Intercultural Communication in Film" in the 2014 January issue of SCREEN Magazine. First published in 1947, SCREEN is one of the most popular movie/entertainment magazines in Japan.

Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) was named Co-Editor of the Journal of Management Education by the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators. The Editor role is being shared with Jeanie M. Forray of Western New England University. Kathy has served as Associate Editor of the journal for 12 years. Earlier in 2013 JME was recognized by the Academy of Management as the #2 most prominent management education research journal. Kathy & Jeanie's term is through June, 2015.

Student Achievements

The Gustavus Dance Team placed second out of 12 Division III schools at the St. Thomas invitational dance competition on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Opportunity Awards

    The NSF offers Faculty Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) through its Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program. ROAs enable faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions to pursue research as visiting scientists with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions. Most frequently, ROA activities are summer experiences, but partial support of sabbaticals may also be provided.  For information about the ROA program, please see Section II D of the RUI announcement online.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

In The Media

  • The Star Tribune printed a story on Friday, Dec. 6 about Kristen Lowe (Art and Art History) and her documentary film Painting the Place Between. The story can be read online.
  • Max Hailperin (Mathematics and Computer Science) was quoted in an Associated Press story regarding the latest meeting of the Electronic Roster Task Force. The story was picked up by several media outlets including the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minnesota Public Radio.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story in its Tuesday, Dec. 10 edition about the newly established Douglas Nimmo Endowed Chair for the Gustavus Wind Orchestra.

Position Openings

  • Temporary Replacement Administrative Assistant, Linnaeus Arboretum

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

News & Announcements

Welcome Xavier Karjohn...Xavier Karjohn has been hired as the Interim Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services in the Diversity Center. Xavier holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational development from Edgewood and a graduate certificate in higher education leadership from DeVry University. During his undergraduate experience at Edgewood he worked in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, partnering with the Director to increase cultural competency and social justice initiatives.

RSVP for Faculty and Administration Holiday Party...Faculty and administrators are reminded to RSVP for this year's holiday party, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19 in Alumni Hall. Please RSVP to Jean Noren in the President's Office by Friday, Dec. 13 by calling x7538 or emailing

Computer Software Discount...Gustavus Technology Services is announcing a revised program from Microsoft. The Home Use Program (HUP) for faculty, staff and administrators enables the purchase of Microsoft Office at a deep discount for use on personally owned computers. Complete details and directions for the new HUP are available at Questions can be directed to the Technology Helpline (507.933.6111 or

Travel with Gustavus...Exploring Luther’s Reformation and the Nazi Holocaust. Journey on an educational tour of Germany and Poland with Gustavus professor emeritus of Religion Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock from October 4 to 16, 2014. The first focus of the trip is on the life and teachings of Martin Luther, along with the ongoing significance of his theology. The second focus is on the tragedy of the Nazi Holocaust and the lessons to be learned. For more information, visit

Parking Info for Christmas Break, J-Term, and Touring Week...If you are leaving your vehicle on campus during Christmas break, you must park in the gravel parking lot - red permit parking in the Bjorling Lot directly west of the music building or if that fills up, the designated break parking section in the Arbor View Lot. Any vehicles not moved to this location during break will be towed at the owner’s expense. Look for the Break Parking signs to park in the correct area – cars parked in the wrong rows of Arbor View/Bjorling will still be towed at owner’s expense ($70 minimum).

Regular parking enforcement is in effect finals week, all of January Term and Touring week; always assume parking is enforced. Always register your vehicle with Campus Safety and have a valid permit displayed before parking. Please park according to permit color and note that Visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times (24/7/365). Green permit parking lots are always no parking 2-7 a.m., seven days a week; as are the red permit parking rows in the Stadium (Beck) parking lot.

Please contact Campus Safety with any questions 24-hours a day at 507-933-8888. Emails sent to are answered during business hours.

2014 Employee Health Screening...Appointments will be available every work day morning, 7-9 a.m., from Jan. 6 to Jan. 31 at Gustavus Health Service for current employees and spouses. Location for retirees will be Rivers Edge Hospital. Please do not call Health Service to schedule your appointment until you receive your letter.

The Season of Giving...The Staff Personnel Committee has already begun gearing up for our traditional Staff Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 20. This party is always an exciting time as we try to incorporate the spirit of giving. One of the ways we do this is by providing door prize drawings. Although we have a small budget for purchasing items to give away, we traditionally rely on departments around campus to donate any items as they feel appropriate. Donations may range from a gift card for a campus service to complimentary gifts received from outside vendors to handmade/homemade items that reflect your skill/talent that could be passed on to fellow co-workers as a wonderful gift. In the next few weeks, please watch for items that may come into your office/department and/or items you might already have that you would be willing to donate as a gift. To make a contribution, please contact or send items to Jeannie Peterson ( in the library, Teri Bauman ( with GTS, or Anna Mae Barklow ( with Custodial Service.

Until Next Year...This is the last edition of Inside Gustavus that will be published during the 2013 calendar year. The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.

Campus Happenings

Sunday Worship Service...On Sunday, December 15, at 10:30 a.m., the Office of the Chaplains will host a Season of Advent Holy Communion Worship Service. Music from members of the Organ Studio, Handbell Choir, Gustvaus Choir, and Choir of Christ Chapel will be featured. All are welcome!

Physical Theatre Project...Physical Theatre Project performances will be held Dec. 13-14 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. in Kresge Studio. Devised by the members of the ensemble and directed by Henry MacCarthy, the Physical Theatre Project will explore the expressive possibilities of the body in the construction of commonplace narratives for an exhilarating theatre experience. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production, which must be picked up at the Campus Activities Office desk. Please note that the performance is not appropriate for young children.

Firethorne Release Party...Stop by the Courtyard Cafe between 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 to celebrate the release of the newest edition of Firethorne - the College's student literary and graphic arts magazine. Grab your free copy, listen to student readings, and enjoy refreshments.

Kwanzaa Celebration...Join us between 6:15-8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on Friday, Dec. 13 to celebrate Kwanzaa. Keith A. Mayes, a professor from the African American and African Studies Department at the University of Minnesota will be speaking about the history, impact, and current culture of this holiday. Sign up in the Diversity Center to guarantee your spot.

Michael Johnson in Concert...Michael Johnson returns to Gustavus on Friday, Dec. 13 for his annual pre-Christmas concert in Bjorling Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Johnson has been performing at Gustavus since his days with John Denver in the trio of Denver, Boyce and Johnson and continues to attract audiences for this intimate concert. Tickets for this Gustavus Artist Series presentation are available online at or by calling 507-933-7590.

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

  • Friday, Dec. 13: Frost your owns and Christmas Prayers in Christ Chapel
  • Monday, Dec. 16: Music and silent prayer in Christ Chapel. Post your prayers online at
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17: An Atheist and a Christian in Dialogue
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Dec. 19: Litany for Travelers, Chaplain Brian Konkol

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Recess:

  • Saturday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 through Wednesday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Thursday, Jan 2 through Friday, Jan. 3: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed

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

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.


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