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 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

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

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!


  • 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 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.


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 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

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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 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

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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