Inside Gustavus 

February 13, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 19

Faculty/Staff Activities

María Isabel Kalbermatten (MLLC) had an article published as a chapter in the book ”Perspectivas teóricas y experimentales sobre el español de la Argentina”, edited by Laura Colantoni and Celeste Rodríguez Louro, Iberoamericana -Vervuert Verlag, December 2013. The chapter is titled “Análisis discursivo de las funciones de la ironía verbal en conversaciones entre familiares y amigos de Santa Fe."

Lois Peterson (Art/Art History) has a solo exhibition of her large scale drawings opening at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Waseca Art Center. The exhibition is titled "The Double Landscape" and will run through March 29. The event is free and open to the public. Peterson also had her drawing "Skin Boat #1" selected for exhibition at this years National Women's Caucus for Art Conference, being held in Chicago. The exhibition titled "Water, A Human Right" is being held at the Robert Morris Gallery in Chicago. The opening reception is February 13.

Eric Dugdale (classics) gave the keynote talk to accompany a site-specific production of Sophocles' Electra performed in an oak grove in Santa Barbara.

Melody Hoffmann (Communication Studies) was invited by and The Huffington Post to blog about the media coverage regarding a bicyclist's death in South Minneapolis. The post is based on material from her personal blog that made its way to 20,000 readers before being published by national media outlets.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) was one of four presenters in a two-day lecture and roundtable series held at the University of Texas at El Paso, on the topic "What the study of food adds to the Humanities."

In The Media

  • Peg O'Connor (Philosophy) was a guest on the Canadian Public Television show The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Monday, Feb. 10. O'Connor discussed Russia's anti-gay legislation and the Olympics during her appearance. O'Connor also recently had a piece published in the Room for Debates series in The New York Times.
  • A video shot in Alumni Hall of the Gustavus Juggling Club has gone viral and was featured on Good Morning America.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Clara Hanson, Bakery, Dining Service

News & Announcements

Travel with Gustavus...Journey on an educational tour focused on Luther’s Reformation with prominent Lutheran scholar, Gustavus Professor Emeritus of Religion Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock. Travel to Germany and Poland October 4-16, 2014, to learn about the life and teachings of Martin Luther, along with the ongoing significance of his theology. The trip is open to Gustavus alumni, parents, friends, employees, and non-Gusties. For more information go online or email Jodock at

New Dental Insurance Cards...Gustavus Adolphus College’s dental insurance carrier, SOMI, has changed its name to EBSO, Inc. If you currently carry dental insurance with Gustavus, new cards are being mailed to your home address. If you do not receive new dental insurance cards, please contact EBSO, Inc. at 800-486-7664 to request new cards.

Web 2 Print Training Sessions...Sign up for a Web 2 Print training session by emailing Naomi Quiram your top two choices from the following upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18, 9-10 a.m. in the GTS Computer Classroom
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the GTS Computer Classroom
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9-10 a.m. in the GTS Computer Classroom
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the GTS Computer Classroom

Daily Sabbath Info for Spring Semester...Gustavus Adolphus College keeps 10-10:30 a.m. free from classes and meetings in order to pause, listen, and reflect as a community. In honor of this rare and life-giving spiritual practice, all are invited to attend Daily Sabbath throughout the Spring Term. The following is an outline of what generally can be expected this semester:

Monday: (Christ Chapel) A speaker/homilist from our community, with musical selections featuring the organ and prayers
Tuesday: (Christ Chapel) A speaker/homilist from our community, with prayers of the people and musical selections featuring the piano and other instruments
Wednesday: (Christ Chapel) The "Morning Praise" liturgy, featuring the organ and musical ensembles from our community
Thursday: (Christ Chapel) A speaker/homilist from our community, with musical selections featuring the student-led Re:vive team and blessings
Friday: (Sites To Be Determined) We gather at various locations around campus to explore and embody various spiritual practices

Those who wish to receive Daily Sabbath updates via Email may sign-up by contacting Kathy Chalhoub at In addition, mobile phone updates can be received by texting @GACCHAPLAINS to 23559.

Campus Happenings

Presidential Candidate Open Sessions...As you know, on Feb. 19-20 we will welcome to our campus a presidential candidate. The candidate will participate in open sessions for the campus community of faculty, staff, and students. Evaluation forms will be provided for your feedback. The open sessions scheduled are as follows:

  • Open Session for Administrators and Staff: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room
  • Open Session for Faculty: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m. in Olin 103
  • Open Session for Students: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. in the President's Dining Room
  • Open Session for All Campus Constituents: Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. in the Heritage Room

Anderson Theatre Production of Hair...Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Anderson Theatre production of Hair, Feb. 21-23 and March 1-2. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21-22, 28 and March 1; and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 and March 2. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office. The American tribal love-rock musical is in the house! First produced in 1968, this iconoclastic anti-war musical is now a classic bursting with unforgettable songs. Since the ‘60’s, the Fifth Dimension crooned Aquarius, Three Dog Night rocked Easy to be Hard, and the Muppets did their own thing with Good Morning Starshine! Now, Gustavus students will bring their own idealism and energy to the stage in this fresh production. You’ll groove to the music, but you will also see that this show continues to have a lot to say about love, war, money, racism, and many other issues all too relevant today. Join us at the Be-In!

New Hillstrom Museum Exhibits...The Hillstrom Museum of Art will present two concurrent, complementary exhibitions from February 17 through April 17: Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction, and Peggy Bacon, Keeping the Realist Course. An opening reception is set for 7-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, and includes a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. by Christiane H. Citron, granddaughter and scholar of Minna Citron. More information is available online.

Building Bridges Conference...Gustavus will host its 19th annual student-led Building Bridges Conference on Saturday, March 8. This year’s conference is titled “Disposable Communities? Demanding Environmental Justice,” and will feature keynote speakers Van Jones and Alexie Torres-Fleming. More information is available online.

Moe Lecture...Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel Purple Hibiscus, will deliver the 2014 Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 in Alumni Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will also be live streamed on the Gustavus website. More information is available online.

Gustavus Choir Home Concert...Dr. Gregory Aune and the Gustavus Choir will present their home concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 in Christ Chapel. Admission is free.

Support the Gusties...The Gustavus men's hockey team will host the University of St. Thomas at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 in a game with MIAC championship implications.

Student Involvement Fair...The Student Involvement Fair will take place between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the banquet rooms of the Jackson Campus Center.

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

  • Monday, Feb. 17: Will Freiert, Classics
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: Tommy Valentini, Health and Exercise Science, Men's Tennis
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Feb. 20: Ben Batz, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Re:vive Music Leadership
  • Friday, Feb. 21: Chaplain Siri Erickson will be leading the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on February 18, 19, and 20 for individual counseling sessions. Go online to schedule an appointment, or contact 866-843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Chamber Music Concert...Join the world’s only professional oboe and bass duo for a chamber music concert by OboeBass! – The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl (Gustavus faculty, music) perform a recital featuring works by Timothy Goplerud, Adrian Mann, Eric Hansen, and Margi Griebling-Haigh. Musical influences range from classical to folk to jazz. Literary influences include Kate di Camillo’s “Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” and Norwegian folk tales. They note that “No actual ducks or trolls will be harmed in our performance of Margi Gribling-Haigh’s musical theatrical Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks.” Expect to be intrigued and amused by this delightful recital! To find out more about the duo, visit

Oscar Party…The Creative Play Place invites you to join us in celebrating the 86th Academy Awards at 5 p.m Sunday, March 2 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!

The Gallery of Gratitude...The Gallery of Gratitude, featuring submitted artwork from local children will be on public exhibit at the Madison East Center in Mankato on Saturday, Feb. 22. This event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork from the Gallery will be available for purchase at the exhibit. This event will also feature a silent auction, sponsored by local businesses, and will include various themed gift baskets, gift certificates, a vacation package, and other items. The silent auction ends at 3 p.m. All proceeds from the silent auction and the sale of art benefit Royal Family KIDS – Mankato, a non-profit organization that provides an all-expenses-paid week at camp for children working with the social services system. Some campers have been abused or neglected, some have experienced the recent trauma of losing a parent or family member, and some are dealing with mental health issues within the family unit. Some are currently living in a foster care home, and others are going through the process of reunification with their biological families. The mission of Royal Family KIDS - Mankato is to provide an opportunity for these vulnerable children to create new memories...a place where being a child is celebrated royally, where love is shown with no strings attached, and positive memories can last a lifetime. For more information about Royal Family KIDS - Mankato, visit the website at Contact Kate Knutson ( if you'd like to help with the event or get involved in a different way.


  • Bernice Fremo, the mother-in-law of Rebecca Fremo (English) passed away Sunday, Feb. 2 in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 78. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd, Minn. She is survived by a son, Brian (Rebecca) Fremo of St. Peter, Minn.; a daughter, Kathryn Fremo of Boyd; three grandsons; two sisters; two brothers-in-law; and many nieces, cousins, and friends.
  • Theodore Hailperin, father of Max Hailperin (MCS), passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the age of 98. Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Lehigh University and author of Boole's Logic and Probability, Sentential Probability Logic, Logic with a Probability Semantics, and numerous journal articles, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie, and is survived by his second wife, Ruth, and three generations of descendents.

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.

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations...Chaplain Grady St. Dennis will preach at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Crystal at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. The pulpit supply program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership for Gustavus Association members.

Partners in Education...Dr. Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) will give a presentation on "Community Food Security: Moving Beyond Charity to Justice" at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Circle Pines at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. This program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums in congregations of the ELCA.

Exploring Religious Questions Series..."Christian Faith and Economic Justice: Biblical Themes, Current Realities, and Ethical Choices" will begin on Monday, Feb. 17 from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 103 with a series introduction by Marcia Bunge (Religion) and a presentation by J. Blake Couey (Religion) titled "'No One in Need Among You' (Deut. 15:4): Economic Justice in the Torah and Prophets". The mini-course is sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 23 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Session
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyoun videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecoming Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled) Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNL Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.

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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