February 21, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 20
Jill Locke (Political Science and GWS) has been offered a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for the 2014-15 year. She will spend the year working on a new research project, "Hannah Arendt and the Political Lives of Children: Heroism, Responsibility, and Equality in the Civil Rights Movement," as a member of IAS's Egalitarianisms seminar.
Priscilla Briggs (Art and Art History) received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to work on her project "Market | Minnesota".
State Champs...For the third straight year and for the sixth time in the last seven years, the Gustavus Adolphus College forensics team won the Minnesota State Collegiate Forensics Tournament on Feb. 15-16. The Gusties won the Team Sweepstakes by amassing 390 points as they took first place in seven of the 11 individual events. Senior Kelsey Abele finished second in the individual sweepstakes as she placed fifth or better in five different events. Other team members who won individual event championships included senior Shelby Wilds, junior Karin Nordin, junior Brittany Knutson, and junior Kate Spaulding. More information about the state tournament is available online.
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and discussed the following items:
- Members briefly discussed the April Board meeting schedule, including inviting Board members to attend classes Thursday morning, April 24, faculty tenure service during Daily Sabbath on Friday, April 25, and inviting newly tenured faculty members to the Board luncheon on Friday.
- Members approved the hiring of a full-time Dining Service replacement position (dishwasher).
- Discussion was held regarding the timeline for sharing instructions to budget officers for the FY 2015 operating budget. Further discussion will be held at the next Cabinet meeting.
- Vice President Westphal gave a preview of the Board’s Audit Committee meeting scheduled for February 19, including issues related to fraud and approval of the 990 and 990-T.
- Discussion was held regarding the importance of protecting minors when visiting the campus. Vice President Westphal will call a meeting of selected colleagues in Athletics, Summer Programs, Human Resources, Campus Safety, and other selected colleagues to raise awareness of the many minors on campus and to discuss the matter further.
- Vice President VanHecke asked for recommendations for administrators to serve as Conduct Board Chairs.
News & Announcements
Staff Reclassification Committee...The next meeting of the Staff Reclassification Committee will be held on Thursday, March 20, to evaluate requests for grade changes for support staff positions. In order to be considered at this meeting, a complete request for position review must be received in the Office of Human Resources by March 14.
Free Admission...Resulting from a partnership between Gustavus and the Nicollet County Historical Society, Gustavus employees and their families can receive free admission to Nicollet County Historical sites. Free admission applies to the Cox House and Traverse des Sioux Center in St. Peter, Harkin Store in New Ulm, Ft. Ridgely in Fairfax, and the W.W. Mayo House in LeSueur. Employees need to show their Gustavus ID to receive the free admission for themselves and their families. Go online for more information about the Nicollet County Historical Society sites.
Health Coaching...Elizabeth Bakalyar '07, who is currently studying health coaching at the University of Minnesota, is offering free and confidential health coaching to Gustavus employees through May 2. Health coaching is a collaborative process of proactive health planning that aligns with your vision and values. You may email Elizabeth (Bits) at email@example.com to learn more or set up a session.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Noltner Visit...Photographer and storyteller, John Nolter will visit Gustavus on Feb. 24-25 to share his multimedia exhibit and speak in Christ Chapel about the project. Founded in 2009, A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia art project that fosters public dialogue about issues related to conflict resolution, civic responsibility, and peace. With engaging portraits and compelling personal stories, nearly 100 diverse subjects describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and some of the obstacles they encounter along the way.
The exhibit will include 53 panels, which will be on display in four different locations: Christ Chapel, Torrey Atrium in Beck Hall, Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center. In addition, there will four events involving Noltner and the exhibit that will be open to the public and the campus community:
Tickets are now available online at gustavustickets.com 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!
Climate Change Lecture...As a precursor to this year's Building Bridges Conference, Dr. Jason Smerdon, Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, will present a talk titled, "Drip, Drip, Drip: Water, Climate Change, and Tales of Want and Excess in the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in Olin 103.
All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Monday, Feb. 24: Chad Winterfedlt, Music, Christ Chapel Organist
- Tuesday, Feb. 25: John Noltner, Visiting Artist
- Wednesday, Feb 26: Morning Praise
- Thursday, Feb. 27: Dani Cabrera, Student Senate Co-President, Re:vive Music Leadership
- Friday, Feb. 28: NaPal J-Term Class Particpants with Barb Zust
Storytime Kit Open House…Did you know that you can checkout Storytime
Kits from the Saint Peter Public Library? Each kit has several picture
books, manipulatives, and family activity ideas all centered around a
common theme. With over 35 themes to choose from, there is something for
everyone! Stop by the open house from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 to see what they are all about! A different bag will be featured at
the top and bottom of every hour.
Pastor-2-Pastor...Pastors from southern Minnesota will be on campus for a 24-hour Sabbath retreat beginning Thursday, Feb. 20 at noon and ending on Friday, Feb. 21. The theme for the gathering will be "The Growth of World Christianity: Inspirations for Congregational Ministry." Speakers include Dr. Marcia Bunge, Rev. Brian Konkol, Bishop Steve Delzer, and Rev. Harvey Nelson. Pastor-2-Pastor is a program sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership and the ELCA synods of southern Minnesota, with help from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and is open to pastors of the ELCA and our ecumenical partners. The purpose of the program is to help pastors partner for pastoral excellence, and it focuses on professional growth and mutual accountability for wellness.
Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Cross Lutheran Church of Maplewood from Thursday, Feb. 20 to Saturday, Feb. 22. We will also host an adult retreat for St. Barnabas Lutheran Church of Plymouth's staff from Friday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 22. The retreat program is a service offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.
Partners in Education...Dr. Lisa Heldke will present on how "The Unexamined Meal is Not Worth Eating" at 9:15 a.m.,Sunday, Feb. 23 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Circle Pines. Partners in Education is a programming resource 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.
Exploring Religious Questions Series...The mini-course "Christian Faith and Economic Justice: Biblical Themes, Current Realities, and Ethical Choices" will continue from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24 in Olin 103. Casey Elledge (Religion) will give a presentation titled "In the Shadows of the Empire: Economic Justice and the Early Church." The mini-course is sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.
|Today 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-459/51130Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe-2/50912Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class - Meditation with Bhantehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-meditation-with-bhante-2/50920Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51046Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:30–7 pm||CBSL Olympicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cbsl-olympics/51289The Dive|
|8–9 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50993Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Tomorrow 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-460/51131Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50916Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/50924Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3–4 pm||Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50956Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–8 pm||Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: San Franciscohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-san-francisco/51139Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103|
|7 pm||Women's Basketball hosts St. Catherinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-st-catherine/49116St. Peter, Minn.|
|7–8 pm||Becoming a Digital Humanisthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/becoming-a-digital-humanist/50795Alumni Hall|
|7:30–9 pm||Pinterest Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pinterest-party-9/51292Courtyard Café|
|Jan 19 6–6:40 am||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50928Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-461/51132Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50932Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|1–2 pm||January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-2/50545Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|3:30–5 pm||Excel at Using Spreadsheetshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/excel-at-using-spreadsheets/51300Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4–5 pm||Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51047Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
||Swing Dancing at Wabasha Street Caveshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/swing-dancing-at-wabasha-street-caves/51294Wabasha Street Caves, Saint Paul|
|Jan 19 8–9 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50995Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Jan 20 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-462/51133Christ Chapel|
|10:30 am to 12:15 pm||Presidential Inaugurationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-2/51234The Board Room|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-6/50936Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-6/50940Lund 3rd Floor|
|1–2 pm||Kendall Center J-Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-j-term-reading-group-3/50802Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|2–3 pm||Yoga w/Kitty (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-kitty-hwc/51029Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3–4 pm||Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50957Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5:30 pm||Day of Inaugurationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/day-of-inauguration/51184Diversity Center|
|4:30 pm||Macalester Kilt Classichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/macalester-kilt-classic/51200St. Paul, Minn.|
|4:30 pm||Macalester Kilt Classichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/macalester-kilt-classic-2/51201St. Paul, Minn.|
|5 pm||Men's Swimming and Diving hosts Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-hosts-hamline/49158St. Peter, Minn.|
|5 pm||Women's Swimming and Diving hosts Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-hosts-hamline/49159St. Peter, Minn.|
|6–8 pm||Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-seattle/51140Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134|
|7:05 pm||Men's Hockey hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-st-olaf/49064St. Peter, Minn.|
|7:30 pm||Women's Hockey at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-st-olaf/49091Northfield, Minn.|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: The Girl on the Trainhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-girl-on-the-train/50829Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
||Cosmic Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cosmic-bingo/51307Mystic Lake Casino|
|Jan 20 at 9 pm||Nine Square in the Airhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nine-square-in-the-air/51191Alumni Hall|
|Jan 21 9 am to 5 pm||Faculty Writing Retreat at ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-asi-24/49897American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407|
|9 am to 5 pm||Faculty Writing Retreats at Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreats-at-gustavus/49896Board Room, Jackson Campus Center or American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407|
|1 pm||Gymnastics hosts UW-Whitewater (Alumni/Youth Day)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-hosts-uw-whitewater-alumni-youth-day/49129St. Peter, Minn.|
|1 pm||Women's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-macalester/49117St. Peter, Minn.|
|2 pm||Women's Hockey hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-st-olaf/49092St. Peter, Minn.|
|3 pm||Men's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-macalester/49180St. Peter, Minn.|
|7:30 pm||Men's Hockey at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-st-olaf/49065Northfield, Minn.|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: The Girl on the Trainhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-girl-on-the-train/50830Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
||We Are Millennials SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-are-millennials-snl/51359Lund Center|
|Jan 22 10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48983Christ Chapel|
|noon to 1 pm||Yoga w/Kitty (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-kitty-hwc/51030Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Jan 23 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-463/51134Christ Chapel|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-5/50902Lund 3rd Floor|
|3–4 pm||Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50958Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3:30–5 pm||What are You Doing With Your Life?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/what-are-you-doing-with-your-life/51303Career Development|
|5:30–7 pm||Courageous Conversation: Social Justice Movementshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversation-social-justice-movements/51185Diversity Center|
|7–9 pm||Spoons tournamenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spoons-tournament/51280Heritage Room|
|9–10 pm||Presidential Inauguration Prayer Vigilhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-prayer-vigil/51320Christ Chapel|
|Jan 24 6–6:40 am||WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-3/50909Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-464/51135Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe-2/50913Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class - Meditation with Bhantehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-meditation-with-bhante-2/50921Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51048Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8–9 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50997Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Jan 25 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-465/51136Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 1:20 pm||Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-131/49898Heritage Banquet Room|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50917Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/50925Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3–4 pm||Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50959Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:45 pm||Women's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-concordia/49118Moorhead, Minn.|
|7 pm||Men's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-concordia/49181Moorhead, Minn.|
|Jan 26 6–6:40 am||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50929Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-466/51137Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50933Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|1–2 pm||January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-3/50546Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|3:30–5 pm||Digitize Yourself Using Page Layouts & Templateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/digitize-yourself-using-page-layouts-templates/51301Library E-Classroom|
|4–5 pm||Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51049Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8–9 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50999Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27 All day||ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017https://gustavus.edu/calendar/action-the-anatomy-of-leroy-neiman-s-champions-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-21-2016-through-january-27-2017/50619Hillstrom Museum of Art|
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