Inside Gustavus (February 21, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 20

Faculty/Staff Activities

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".

Student Achievements

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 ebakalya@gustavus.edu to learn more or set up a session.

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 djodock@gustavus.edu.

Campus Happenings

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:

  • Monday, Feb. 24 / 8 p.m. / “A Peace of My Mind Project” / Heritage Room, Campus Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 / 10 a.m. / Daily Sabbath Homily / Christ Chapel
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 / 11 a.m. / Reception, viewing, and discussion / Center for Servant Leadership
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 / 4 p.m. / “Bridging Difference With Story” / Diversity Center

Anderson Theatre Production of Hair...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.

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.

Daily Sabbath Schedule... 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

Off-Campus Events of Interest

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.

Congregational Outreach

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.



Upcoming events
Date Event
Today to Apr 6 Spring Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-break-9/35166Gustavus Campus
Tomorrow noon to 5 pm Softball at University of Dubuque (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-university-of-dubuque-dh/43227Oskaloosa, Iowa
69 pm Saint Peter Area Robotics Open Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-peter-area-robotics-open-house/45009Beck Hall, Room 001
Mar 30 2 pm Baseball hosts Hamline University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-hamline-university-dh-2/43509St. Peter, Minn.
Mar 31 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis vs. Williams Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-vs-williams-college/43806Claremont, Calif.
Apr 1 2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts St. Olaf College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-st-olaf-college-dh-2/43510St. Peter, Minn.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44248Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 2 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44115Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
3:308:30 pm Softball at College of Saint Benedict (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-college-of-saint-benedict-dh-2/43228St. Joseph, Minn.
Apr 3 Men's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44129Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Women's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44135Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Apr 34 Women's Tennis at Midwest Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-midwest-invitational-3/43677Madison, Wis.
Apr 3 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer Collegeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-pomona-pitzer-colleges-2/43807Claremont, Calif.
noon to 5 pm Softball hosts Concordia College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-concordia-college-dh/43229St. Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Tennis at Cerritos Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-cerritos-college-2/43816Norwalk, Calif.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44249Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 4 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Men's Tennis at Claremont-Mudd-Scrippshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-claremont-mudd-scripps-6/43808Claremont, Calif.
17 pm Baseball at Augsburg College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-augsburg-college-dh-2/43511Minneapolis, Minn.
Apr 5 34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44363Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44404Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44378Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Yesterday to Apr 6 Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during spring breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-spring-break-5/45066Hillstrom Museum of Art
Apr 67 Men's Golf at Emory Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-emory-invitational-3/44130Adairsville, Ga.
Apr 6 2:307:30 pm Softball at Saint Mary's University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-saint-mary-s-university-dh-2/43224Winona, Minn.
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44204Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44219Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44234Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
Apr 7 88:45 am Community Mindfulness Meditation with John Chahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/community-mindfulness-meditation-with-john-cha/44537Interfaith Space
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-199/45028Christ Chapel
noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44451Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44466Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts University of St. Thomas (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-university-of-st-thomas-dh/43512St. Peter, Minn.
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Spring 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-spring-2015/44304Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
36 pm Majors/Minors Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/majors-minors-fair-3/43549Heritage Banquet Room
Feb 23 to Apr 19 Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art

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

Alex Kopp Places 12th In All-Around At NCGA Championships

18 hours ago by Ethan Armstrong
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Softball Swept By Central To Open Weekend In Iowa

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Baseball Doubleheader Vs. Hamline Postponed To March 30

Yesterday by Nick Hoelmer
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Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Sets Tour Sights on East Coast

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Hillstrom Museum Spring Break Hours Announced

Yesterday by Al Behrends
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Alexandra Kopp Set To Represent Gymnastics At NCGA Championships This Weekend

2 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
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Lizzy Stanczyk Named MIAC Women’s Tennis Athlete Of The Week

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Professor Deborah Goodwin to Give Inaugural Wahlstrom Lecture

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

African Studies Program to Host Dr. August Nimtz Jr. on April 8

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

Fifth Annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is April 16

4 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
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First-Ever Jazz Combos Showcase at Gustavus Sunday

Last week by Al Behrends
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Holt & Fasbender Recital Sunday

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Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes Violin Soloists Sunday

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February at Gustavus in Pictures

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Josh Sande ’12 Discovers Academic Curiosity and Passion for Public Service

2 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
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