Inside Gustavus (January 31, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 18

Faculty/Staff Activities

Sheng Yang (Economics and Management) co-authored a paper with Don Altmyer, Ken Schallenkamp, and Ron DeBeaumont of Black Hills State University titled "Student Ethical Awareness as Effected by Gender and Grade Point Average." The paper has been accepted for publication in Business Education and Accreditation.

Robert Gardner (Emeritus, Theatre & Dance) is performing in Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart with the Walking Shadow Theatre, Feb. 7 to March 1. Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Student Achievements

Three students have spent the month of January interning in Sweden as this year's Wallenberg Scholars. You can go online to read about what Elizabeth Johnson '14, Ellen Krueger '14, and Will Metcalf '15 have been up to this past month.

In The Media

  • Larry Wohl (Economics and Management) was interviewed by KEYC regarding President Obama mentioning raising the federal minimum wage in his State of the Union Address.
  • The Boston Globe recently featured alumnus Eric Butorac '03 following his run to the men's doubles finals at the Australian Open.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Meghan Krause, Director of Wellbeing
  • Benjamin Smith, Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

* New Support Staff

  • Elyssa Piotter, Bakery, Dining Service

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and discussed the following items:

  • Faculty Senate Chair Max Hailperin gave a brief report on the recent activities of the Senate, including discussions regarding membership on the Institutional Assessment Committee.
  • All-employee meetings were scheduled on March 20 at 9 a.m. and May 22 at 8:30 a.m.; meetings for all administrators were scheduled for Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and May 2 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Title IX training for Cabinet members will be conducted on Feb. 25 at 8 a.m.
  • Members approved the hiring of three Student Life replacement positions (Area Coordinator, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, and Assistant Director of Student Activities).

News & Announcements

Scheduled Meetings...The following meetings have been scheduled for various employee groups:

  • All-Employee Meeting, March 20, 9 a.m., location is to be determined
  • All-Employee Meeting, May 22, 8:30 a.m., Alumni Hall
  • Administrative Council Meeting, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m., location is to be determined
  • Administrative Council Meeting, May 2, 1:30 p.m., location is to be determined Services is pleased to announce that Gustavus has a limited number of licenses for full access to the Online Library. All Gustavus community members now have the option to access, which teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through online instructional videos.

Use the app for iPhone, iPad, or Android or log in via the website. Watch entire courses or single tutorial videos as needed, share course playlists, bookmark courses you’d like to watch, or use exercise files to follow along with the instruction as you learn. Please contact Nick Sonsteby ( or Tami Aune ( if you have questions, or would like to sign out a license. Due to the number of licenses we currently have, checkouts will be limited to 1 week. If licenses are available, an additional week can be added. More information is available online.

Provost's Listening Post...Provost Mark Braun will continue a series of informal discussion opportunities with Gustavus students. The "Provost's Listening Post" will be set up once a month at the tables on the upper level of the Campus Center. The goal is to provide a relaxed, informal setting for student questions and discussion about the College. Spring dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9-10 a.m.
  • Monday, March 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 9-10 a.m.

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

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, Half of a Yellow Sun, and most recently, Americanah. This year's Moe Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Campus Happenings

Employee Enhancement Days...The 2014 Employee Enhancement Days will be held Feb. 4-6. This annual event is open to all employees at the College. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Alumni Hall

  • 8 a.m.: Welcome
  • 8:15 a.m.: Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Training with Dean Paula O'Laughlin
  • 8:30 a.m.: Stress Management at Work with Kit Welchlin
  • 9:45 a.m.: Break
  • 10 a.m.: Self-Esteem; What do you say when you talk to yourself? With Kit Welchlin
  • 1 p.m.: Surviving Change: Stages of Transition with Kit Welchlin
  • 2:15 p.m.: Break
  • 2:30 p.m.: Leadership: It's Not Just Positional, It's Personal with Kit Welchlin

Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Heritage Room

  • 6:45 a.m.: Welcome
  • 7 a.m.: Essential Skills for the First-Time Manager or Supervisor with Lisa Gunderson
  • 11 a.m.: Lunch provided to participants in the Three Crowns Room
  • 12-2 p.m.: Essential Skills for the First-Time Manager or Supervisor continued

Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Alumni Hall

  • 2:30 p.m.: Supervising Student Employees with Doug Minter
  • 3:30 p.m.: What You Need to Knowto Survive an Active Shooter Situation on Campus with Carol Brewer and Dale Plemmons

Thursday, Feb. 6 in Lund Center Room 207

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: First Aid, CPR, and AED Training. Space is limited. Please reserve a space by calling Dale Plemmons x7494.

Daily Sabbath Schedule...All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. on weekdays. The schedule for Feb. 10-14 is as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 10: Opening Celebration of the Spring Semester, Chaplain Brian Konkol
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Feb. 13: Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke, Music Leadership by Re:vive
  • Friday, Feb. 14: Chaplain Siri Erickson will provide guidance with the spiritual practice of "Lectio Divina"

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations...Chaplain Grady St. Dennis will preach at Cambridge Lutheran Church in Cambridge at three morning services on Sunday, Feb. 2. Chaplain Brian Konkol will preach at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Crystal at the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 2. The pulpit supply program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership for Gustavus Association member congregations.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Mankato, Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Facility Hours

Library Hours during Touring Week are as follows:

  • Jan. 31: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Feb. 1-2: Closed
  • Feb. 3-7: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Feb. 8-9: 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 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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