Inside Gustavus (January 23, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 17

Faculty/Staff Activities

Ursula Lindqvist and Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) attended the MLA Conference in Chicago, January 9-12. Both Lindqvist and Moody have served/serve on the Executive Committee of the Scandinavian Languages and Literature Discussion Group, with Lindqvist just finishing her fifth year and Moody just beginning her first of a five-year appointment on the Committee.

In The Media

  • Alum Eric Butorac and Gustavus have been featured by a number of state media outlets during his run to the Australian Open finals including the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.
  • KEYC-TV and the Metro Lutheran covered the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Monday, Jan. 20.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Thursday, Jan. 23 about Bruce McClain's upcoming gallery talk at the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

Position Openings

  • Lead Custodian/Heavy Duty Float

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

News & Announcements

Looking for Piano Students...The Gustavus Piano Lab School has openings for a few new piano students starting in February. We are looking for children in grades 1-4 who would like to begin piano lessons, studying with a Gustavus student teacher. Interested parents should contact Rebekah Richards, director of the program at rrichard@gac.edu. More information about the program is available online.

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.

GWO in Europe...The Gustavus Wind Orchestra is currently in the middle of its international concert tour in Central Europe. You can follow the ensemble's trip by going online to touring.blog.gustavus.edu.

Three Cheers for Booty...Eric "Booty" Butorac '03 has advanced to the finals of the men's doubles draw at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Butorac and his partner Raven Klaasen of South Africa will face the No. 14 seeds Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt in the finals on Saturday night (early Saturday morning in the United States). You can watch the match live online at espn3.com.

Moe Lecture...This year's Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies will feature Nigerian-American writer Chimamanda Adichie on March 10. Adichie is the author of of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. This year's Moe Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. More details to be announced later.

Campus Happenings

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.

Time to LOL...Comedian Beth Stelling, who has appeared on Conan O'Brien's late night show, will perform at 8:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall on Friday, Jan. 24.

Daily Sabbath Schedule...

  • Friday, Jan. 24: Speed Faithing; Meet in The Dive to have some fun, guided conversations about faith in a format similar to speed dating; led by Darcy Coulter '14
  • Monday, Jan. 27: Matthew Glaser '16
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28: Deb Stehlin, Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Jan. 30: Re:vive; Amy Pehrson, Center for Servant Leadership

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Oscar Party…The Creative Play Place invites you to join us in celebrating the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Patrick's on Third. There will be Oscar watching, contests and games, bingo, exciting entertainment, prizes, and much more! Tickets are $30 per couple and include appetizer, red velvet cake, and choice of pitcher of beer or bottle of wine; $10 per child includes red velvet cake and root beer. Purchase tickets in advance at the Creative Play Place, Patrick’s, or through a Creative Play Place board member. Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all!

Obituaries

  • Grant Douglas Rorem '14, age 23, of Minnetonka, passed away on Jan. 20. Grant was a senior Physics major and a 2009 graduate of Hopkins High School. He was a wonderful and loving son, brother, fiancé, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Preceded in death by grandparents Bill and Dorothy Jean Williams, grandmother Betty Rorem, and cousin Zoya Sulzen. Survived by parents Bruce and Carol, brother Garrett, "adopted brother" Justin Shanedling, fiancée Lindsey Hjelm '13, Lindsey's parents Rick and Melanie, Lindsey's brother Sam Hjelm '15, grandfather Harold Rorem, aunts, uncles, cousins, as well as many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 24 from 4-8 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road (enter through door #4) in Eden Prairie. Memorials preferred to Relay for Life, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), or Two Rivers Vineyard Church in Mankato.

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.

Plugs

Now Enrolling...St. Peter Community Childcare Center is state licensed and offers Creative Curriculum that encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Full-time and part-time care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years is given by professional staff emphasizing in school readiness. Please call Rhonda at 507-934-3606 or email spccc@hickorytech.net for more information.

Carpool...Do you commute to Gustavus from the metro area of Minneapolis, Richfield, Edina or Bloomington (Highway 169 or 62 corridors)? Interested in starting a car pool for Tuesday and Thursday mornings? Contact Nicole Conti at nicolenconti@gmail.com

"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 9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-3/42026The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44211Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44226Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44241Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
May 22Tomorrow Final Days Sale at the Bookshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/final-days-sale-at-the-books/45560The Book Mark
Spring Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-final-exams/35174Gustavus Campus
Tomorrow Spring Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-ends-7/35176Gustavus Campus
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-4/42027The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
4:308 pm Senior Week: Kick-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-kick-off/44661Evelyn Young Dining Room
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44271Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
811 pm Senior Week: Johnny Holm Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-johnny-holm-band/44658Alumni Hall
TomorrowMay 27 Tomorrow at 11 pm to May 27 at 1 am Senior Week: Dive Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-dive-dance-2/44659The Dive
May 27 Senior Week: Wine and Cheese Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-wine-and-cheese-social/45269Beck Atrium
May 2728 May 27 at 9 pm to May 28 at 1 am Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-nickelodeon-universe/44660Mall of America
May 28 35 pm Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room
68 pm Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room
May 29 Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino
May 2931 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
May 29 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

Elizabeth Weiers Finishes 11th At NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

2 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

2 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

3 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics » Women’s Track & Field

ALhouni, Saenz Advance In NCAA Individual Doubles Tourney

3 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Elizabeth Weiers Named Winner Of Elite 89 Award For Second Straight Season

4 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

4 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

5 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Second

Commencement Scheduled for May 31

6 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Dr. Darrin Good Named VP of Academic Affairs at Whittier

6 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Sixth

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Students Compete in Inaugural Gustie Entrepreneur Cup

2 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fourth

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

2 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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