Inside Gustavus (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.
|Tomorrow 8:30–9 am||Morning Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/morning-prayer-11/45943Christ Chapel|
|9 am to 1:30 pm||Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-25/45574Alumni Hall|
|10:30–11:10 am||Campus interviews for Director of Media Relations and Internal Communicationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/campus-interviews-for-director-of-media-relations-and-internal-communication/46039Heritage Banquet Room|
|12:15–2 pm||New Faculty Mentors Lunch and Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-mentors-lunch-and-meeting-2/45690Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room|
|2–3 pm||Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45948Jackson Campus Center|
|2–4 pm||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45990Olin 124 Lab|
||New Student Orientationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-student-orientation-12/39929Gustavus Campus|
|Sep 4 9–10 am||Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45949Jackson Campus Center|
|9–11 am||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45989Olin 124 Lab|
|3–4 pm||Convocation for New Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/convocation-for-new-students-and-families/46015Christ Chapel|
|5–8 pm||Men's Soccer hosts St. Norbert College (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-st-norbert-college-gustavus-classic/45144St. Peter, Minn.|
|6–8 pm||Volleyball vs. Cornell College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-cornell-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44882Platteville, Wis.|
|8–10 pm||Volleyball at UW-Platteville (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uw-platteville-uw-platteville-tournament-2/44884Platteville, Wis.|
||Men's Golf at Augsburg Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-augsburg-invitational-3/45643Ham Lake, Minn.|
|All day||Women's Golf at Saint Benedict Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-saint-benedict-invite/45651Sartell, Minn.|
|Sep 5 10 am||Women's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45634St. Peter, Minn.|
|10 am to noon||Volleyball vs. Ripon College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-ripon-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44885Platteville, Wis.|
|10:45 am||Men's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45627St. Peter, Minn.|
|noon to 2 pm||Volleyball vs. Westminster College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-westminster-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44886Platteville, Wis.|
|1 pm||Women's Soccer at Wartburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-wartburg-college/45212Waverly, Iowa|
|7 pm||Football at Crown Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-crown-college/44578St. Bonifacius, Minn.|
|Sep 6 10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-with-holy-communion-sunday-worshipping-community-37/46066Christ Chapel|
|3–6 pm||Men's Soccer hosts Viterbo University (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-viterbo-university-gustavus-classic/45145St. Peter, Minn.|
|4 pm||Women's Soccer at Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-luther-college/45213Decorah, Iowa|
|Sep 7 2–4 pm||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45988Olin 124 Lab|
|8–9 pm||Life of a Gustie Athletehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/life-of-a-gustie-athlete-4/45998Beck Hall Atrium|
|Sep 8 All day||Fall Semester Beginshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-begins/39931Gustavus Campus|
|9–11 am||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45987Olin 124 Lab|
|10–10:20 am||Convocation for the Opening of the 154th Academic Yearhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/convocation-for-the-opening-of-the-154th-academic-year/46016Christ Chapel|
|3–5 pm||Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-fall-2015/45902Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|6–8 pm||Class of 2016 Ice Cream Social!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/class-of-2016-ice-cream-social-3/45763John's Family Courtyard|
|Sep 9 7:30–9 am||Gustie Breakfast - Thomas Young '88https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-breakfast-thomas-young-88/45994Campus Center Ballroom|
|2–4 pm||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45986Olin 124 Lab|
|2:30–4:30 pm||Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-fall-2015/45903Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|6–7:30 pm||Women's Hockey informational Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-informational-meeting-5/45750Lund Center Classroom 208|
|7–8:30 pm||Men's Hockey Informational Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-informational-meeting-8/45901Lund Center room 207|
|Sep 10 9–11 am||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45985Olin 124 Lab|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-88/45691President's Dining Room|
|3–4 pm||Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45950Jackson Campus Center|
|3–5 pm||Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-fall-2015/45904Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|Sep 11 11 am to noon||Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45951Jackson Campus Center|
|2–4 pm||Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45984Olin 124 Lab|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45952Jackson Campus Center|
|4–6 pm||First Friday Faculty Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-friday-faculty-social-9/45696Interpretive Center|
|4–6 pm||Volleyball vs. Western Connecticut State University (Johnson & Wales Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-western-connecticut-state-university-johnson-wales-tournament/44887Providence, R.I.|
|6–8 pm||Volleyball vs. Salve Regina Univeristy (Johnson & Wales Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-salve-regina-univeristy-johnson-wales-tournament/44888Providence, R.I.|
|7–10 pm||Men's Soccer at Principia Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-principia-college/45148Elsah, Ill.|
|Sep 12 All day||Men's Cross Country at UW-River Falls Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-at-uw-river-falls-invite/45628River Falls, Wis.|
|All day||Women's Cross Country at UW-River Falls Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-at-uw-river-falls-invite/45636River Falls, Wis.|
|10 am||Women's Tennis hosts Alumni Matchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-alumni-match-2/45888St. Peter, Minn.|
|noon to 2 pm||Volleyball vs. Connecticut College (Johnson & Wales Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-connecticut-college-johnson-wales-tournament/44889Providence, R.I.|
|1 pm||Football hosts Lake Forest Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-lake-forest-college/44579St. Peter, Minn.|
|2 pm||Women's Soccer at UW-La Crossehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-uw-la-crosse-2/45214La Crosse, Wis.|
|4–6 pm||Volleyball vs. Roger Williams University (Johnson & Wales Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-roger-williams-university-johnson-wales-tournament/44890Providence, R.I.|
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