Inside Gustavus 

January 16, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 16

Faculty/Staff Activities

Laura Triplett (Geology and Environmental Studies) and four of her research students presented posters at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco in December. One poster reported progress on Laura's National Science Foundation-funded project studying silica transport in the Platte River, Nebraska. The other poster reported on her research group's findings about sediment transport and pollution in the Minnesota River watershed.

Recently, Larry Potts, Emeritus and Research Professor of Chemistry was coauthor of a paper titled "Analysis of the temporal performance of one versus on-line comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography", in the Journal of Chromatography A (Elsevier): Lawrence W. Potts and Peter W. Carr, Journal of Chromatography A, 1310 (2013) 37 – 44. The subject was a comparison of the performance of 1 vs 2-dimensional optimized high performance LC methods, and expectations researchers can have in using them in designing methods for separating highly complex mixtures of samples such as metabolites and peptides. Larry will gladly provide a 5-minute back-of-the-envelope discussion of the ideas for the price of a cup of coffee.

JoNes VanHecke, Vice President of Student Affairs, co-authored a chapter titled "Assessing campus and divisional cultures" in the book Executive Transitions in Student Affairs: A Guide to Getting Started as the Vice President.

Provost and Dean of the College Mark Braun authored a chapter titled "The art and science of good decision making" in the book The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, which was edited by former Gustavus faculty member Laura Behling.

Student Achievements

The Gustavus forensics team competed at the University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 11-12 and finished in fifth place out of 41 schools. On day one of the tournament, Shelby Wilds '14 took second place in Extemporaneus Speaking and Kelsey Abele '14 took third place in Dramatic Interpretation. Individuals who advanced to the semifinals in various events included Abele, Wilds, Karin Nordin '15, Sonja Johnson '14, and Brittany Knutson '15. On day two of the tournament, Nordin placed second in Persuasive Speaking and fourth in Poetry Interpretation, while Abele finished third in Prose Interpretation. Individuals who advanced to the semifinals in various events on the second day included Abele, Johnson, Knutson, Nordin, Wilds, Wilson Fields '16, and Kari Roll '16.

In The Media

Junior history major Micah Thornquist '15 had a commentary published by the Star Tribune on Jan. 13 regarding contract negotiations between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and the Minneapolis School District.

Kari Eckhart (HES, Peer Education and Chemical Health) was quoted in a Jan. 16 Inside Higher Ed story about Division III college athletes and drug use.

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Monday, Jan. 13 and discussed the following items:

  • Members reviewed the final agenda for the January 23-24, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting.
  • Discussion was continued regarding budget planning for 2014-2015 and projections for subsequent years.
  • Members approved the following 2014 holiday schedule: Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), Friday, July 4 (Independence Day), Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day), Firday, November 28 (Day after Thanksgiving), Wednesday, December 24 (Floating Holiday), Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day), Friday, December 26 (Floating Holiday), Monday, December 29 (Floating Holiday), Tuesday, December 30 (Floating Holiday), Wednesday, December 31 (Floating Holiday), Thursday, January 1 (New Year's Day), Friday, January 2 (Floating Holiday).
  • Members approved the updated college policy (see attachment) regarding the use of college funds to express condolences at the time of a death or to recognize an individual.
  • Members approved the hiring of a full-time campus safety office/sergeant replacement position.

News & Announcements

Registration Open for Women in Leadership Conference...Registration is now open for the fourth annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference, which will take place on April 10 at the American Swedish Institute. This year's conference is titled "Leadership For the Greater Good: How Talented Women Thrive" and will feature keynote speakers Sarah Cuthill '85 and Margaret Anderson Kelliher '90, along with several other business professionals who will lead various breakout sessions. Tickets are $25 for students, $35 for recent graduates and $75 for the general public, and can be purchased online. More information is available on the Conference's website.

No Mail...There will be no incoming or outgoing mail (USPS) on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in observance of the federal holiday.

Mark Your Calendars...Employee Enhancement Days will be held Feb. 4-6. Details will be available soon.

Campus Happenings

Film Screening...As a preview event for Martin Luther King Day, the Diversity Center will host a screening and discussion of the film, "Soundtrack for a Revolution" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The film explores the music that created a sense of solidarity during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Refreshments will be served.

MLK Memorial Lecture...Diane Nash, a key figure during the nonviolent and civil rights movements of the 1960s, will give the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in Christ Chapel. Nash's lecture is titled "Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement" and is free and open to the public.

Bruce McClain Gallery Talk...Bruce McClain will repeat his Hillstrom Museum of Art gallery talk at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. This talk will be held in the Museum, amidst the works on view in the exhibition Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition, which is on view through Jan. 31.

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

  • Monday, Jan. 20: Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Diane Nash - Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21: Dan Currell '94, J.D.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Jan. 23: Re:vive, Bethany Ringdal, Camp Amnicon
  • Friday, Jan. 24: "Speed Faithing" Meet in The Dive to have some fun and guided conversations about faith in a format similar to speed dating. Led by Darcy Coulter '14.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend retreat for the Southwest Minnesota Synod Lutheran Youth Organization Board from Friday, Jan. 17 to Saturday, Jan. 18. The retreat program is a service offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for J-Term are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


For Rent...House for rent - perfect for spring semester! 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 and for short-term lease. Contact Mitch - 651-214-3912.

Looking for Summer Housing...A Gustavus alumni couple ('70, '73) who have recently retired to Florida, are seeking a furnished house for some or all of the summer months. Our needs are pretty basic and we are open to any ideas that might be mutually beneficial. Contact Le Ann and Kirk Metzger at

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
1:302:30 pm Support "ME" with WE: Spirituality and Wellbeing (First Session)'s Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
2:303:30 pm Queer and Questioning Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306:30 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
56 pm Chinese Chess Workshop Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
7 pm Men's Hockey vs. Saint John's (MIAC Showcase), Minn.
77:30 pm The First-ever Linnaeus Arboretum Halloween Mystery Hike Arboretum
TomorrowOct 29 Tomorrow at 8:30 pm Norelius Haunted Haunted House Hall
Tomorrow at 11 pm to Oct 29 at 12:40 am The Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Oct 29 11 am Women's Cross Country at MIAC Championships Paul, Minn.
11 am Women's Soccer at Hamline Paul, Minn.
noon Men's Cross Country at MIAC Championships Paul, Minn.
1 pm Football at St. Olaf, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Alumni Game Peter, Minn.
3 pm Volleyball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
35:30 pm Gustie Gatherings: Seattle, WA Brewing Company; 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125
3:30 pm Men's Soccer at Hamline Paul, Minn.
45 pm Chinese Chess Workshop Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
6:30 pm Men's Hockey vs. St. Olaf (MIAC Showcase), Minn.
Oct 2930 Oct 29 at 10 pm to Oct 30 at 1 am Halloween SNL Center Forum
Oct 30 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
1:303 pm Cancelled: Faculty recital Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:309 pm Andy DeLuca Clarinet Recital Recital Hall
Oct 31 to Nov 3 January Interim Experience Registration Campus
Oct 31 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
10:3011:30 am Founder's Day Award Reception Hall
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:305:30 pm Guest Lecture: Entrepreneurs and the New Moral Leadership by prof. Stephen Hicks - philosophy professor at Rockford University 101
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 1 WE- Pilates with Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Gustie Gatherings: Dallas, TX of Deborah Hanson McMurray '75 in Dallas, TX (address provided upon registration)
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 2 6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 1 pm Webinar: "Integrating International and Domestic Students: What, Why, and How” Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm Nobel Conference 2017 "Reproductive Technologies" Planning Group Room
4:305:30 pm Peace Studies Pre-Registration Information Session (JCC 203A)
58 pm Day of the Dead: Celebration of Life Campus Center, Christ Chapel
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxing 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 3 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
9 am to 3:30 pm STEP UP Leadership Development Hall
9:3011:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Peter Banquet Room
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Laurie 224 (Aerobics Room)
55:45 pm Study Away Thursdays: Affording Study Away 111
56 pm Taekwondo Practice 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Democrat, Republican, Green, and Libertarian Student Debate Café
78 pm Exploring Sign Languages Meeting Resource Room (Confer 230)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm Fika House
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 4 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
1:302:30 pm Support "ME" with WE: Mental Relaxation (Second Session), Jackson Campus Center
24 pm New Faculty "Get a Life Ph. D" Workshop Banquet Room
2:303:30 pm Queer and Questioning Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
5 pm Men's Cross Country at Saint John's Fall Finale, Minn.
5 pm Women's Cross Country at Saint John's Fall Finale, Minn.
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Stevens Point Peter, Minn.
7:309:30 pm The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, Ruth Lin, conductor Recital Hall
Nov 5 1 pm Men's Swimming and Diving hosts UW-Stevens Points and MSU-Mankato Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Swimming and Diving hosts UW-Stevens Point and MSU-Mankato Peter, Minn.
1:10 pm Football vs. St. Thomas Peter, Minn.
57 pm Gustavus Hmong New Year Hall
57 pm Hmong New Year: "Minority Arts in American Culture" Hall
7 pm Women's Hockey at UW-Eau Claire Claire, Wis.
7:30 pm Men's Hockey at UW-Stout, Wis.
Sep 12 to Nov 6 Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibition Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It All Museum of Art
Nov 67 The 2016 Gustavus Honor Band Festival Fine Arts, Bjorling Recital Hall & Christ Chapel
Nov 6 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm 2016 Gustavus Honor Band Festival: Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Showcase Recital Hall

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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