Inside Gustavus (March 6, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 21

Faculty/Staff Activities

Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management) was the keynote speaker at the Association of Legal Administrators of Minnesota Conference on Jan. 14 where she spoke on "Legal Managing Partners: How to Develop Reluctant Leaders" at the Nilan, Johnson & Lewis Law Firm in downtown Minneapolis. Tunheim also keynoted a leadership dinner for Peace Lutheran Church on Feb. 16. Her talk, "Stewardship: A Life-Long Journey," was given at the Richards Retreat Center in Bloomington.

"The Life and Death of Malls", a photo essay by Priscilla Briggs (Art and Art History), accompanied by a written essay by Frank Bures, was published in the Spring 2014 Issue 5 of Thirty Two: A Midwest Journal of Creativity and Curiosity.

Marcia J. Bunge (Religion) traveled to Norway in late January 2014 to co-direct an international and interdisciplinary research project on "Nordic Childhoods: 1700-1950." The project is funded and hosted by the University of Oslo.

Rob Kendrick (English) recently published an article, "Cultural Hybridization and Literary Authority in Gavin Douglas's Eneados," in K. P. Muller, B. Reitz, and S. Rieuwerts, eds., Scotland's Cultural Identity and Standing (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier).

Mary Joos (Clinical Education Coordinator in the Athletic Training Education Program; HES) serves as the co-advisor for the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association Student Senate. As part of this position, Mary organized and presented the annual symposium for all of the athletic training students in Minnesota, with over 130 attendees, hosted by the University of Minnesot-Duluth on Feb. 9. Over 20 athletic training students from Gustavus attended the event and Amber Anderson '14 (Athletic Training) serves as the representative from Gustavus to the MATA Student Senate and assisted in formulating the conference content.

Betsy Byers (Art and Art History) had some of her work included in a group exhibition, "About Space, Contemporary Abstraction," at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls from Feb. 12 to March 2. She was also the featured artist on 365 artists, 365 days on March 2, a collaborative project between the Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery.

In The Media

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Feb. 25 and discussed the following items:

  • Continued discussion was held regarding planning for the 2014-15 operating budget as well as sharing instructions with budget officers concerning the FY 2015 operating budget.
  • Members approved the hiring of a cantor replacement position.

News & Announcements

GHP Spring Fitness Challenge....This is a program for members of the Gustavus faculty and staff that promotes a physically active lifestyle and teamwork! Accumulate a specific number of exercise minutes as a team, reach your exercise goal, and each team member will receive a Minnesota State Park sticker or a Minnesota fishing license. Registration for the GHP Spring Fitness Challenge will be open from March 10 to March 28 and registration information can be found on the GHP webpage. Register as a team online on the GHP webpage or pick up a packet at the Lund Information Desk. Please read the registration and information packet carefully and be sure to submit your registration form online or hand in to Laurie Kelly by March 28.This program runs for four weeks, from April 7 until May 2

Childcare Center Now Enrolling...St. Peter Community Childcare Center is a state licensed childcare center that offers Creative Curriculum which encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Full-time and part-time care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years (pre-K) is given by professional staff emphasizing in school readiness. Classrooms provide a comfortable, friendly and diverse atmosphere that allow children to build relationships and learn. Operating hours are 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit the website or call Rhonda at 507-934-3606 for more information.

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

Campus Happenings

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.

Insomnia Lunch & Learn Event...Gustavus Health Promotion invites faculty and staff to join Dr. Nidal Alkurdy from the Mankato Clinic Neurology Department for a Lunch & Learn on the topic of insomnia from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p..m in the Heritage Room. During his presentation, Dr. Alkurdy will provide an overview of insomnia and will discuss it’s possible etiologies, implications, and treatments. Those who pre-register for the event online on the GHP webpage will be entered into a drawing and will pay only $5 for the Three Crowns Buffet Lunch. Contact Laurie Kelly (x6145, lkelly@gustavus.edu) with any questions.

St. Peter Reads Book Festival...The third annual St. Peter Reads Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 5. The event includes a 10 a.m. brunch at Gustavus and features a keynote by local author, Nicole Helget. This ticketed event also features several other authors in what is termed as a Moveable Feast. They will spend time at the brunch tables, meeting attendees and visiting about their respective books. Authors include Jan Dunlap, Becky Fjelland Davis, Connie Claire Szarke, Lori Sturdevant and Spike Carlsen, among others. All authors will be available following the brunch to sign their books, which will also be available for purchase. The public is invited to this time of book signing which begins at 12 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the St. Peter Community and Family Education website, or call 507-934-3048. The cost of the brunch is $20 and seating is limited.

Daily Sabbath...All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, March 7: "An Offering of Letters for Economic Justice" in The Dive
  • Sunday, March 9: "Sunday Worship @ Gustavus" at 5 p.m.
  • Monday, March 10: Elizabeth Baer, English, African Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
  • Tuesday, March 11: Chaplain Siri Erickson
  • Wednesday, March 12: Lenten Taize Service
  • Thursday, March 13: Christina Swenson '16
  • Friday, March 14: Lectio Divina in Christ Chapel

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Concert...The St. Peter Choral Society and orchestra concert of sacred music of Gounod and Faure (Requiem) will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at Union Presbyterian Church in St. Peter. Tickets are $10 in advance at Swedish Kontur or $15 at the door. Students are free of charge. Six Gustavus Choral Scholars will participate including Gabe Hanson, Zak James, Kalyna Rieland, Leah Rodmyre, Eli Sciammas, and Rebecca Thompson. Gustavus faculty participating include Ron Rietz, Chad Winterfeldt, Don Myers, Rick Orpen, Bonnie Jorgensen, and Chris Brown. Retired faculty and staff participating include Hayden Duncan, Steve Hogberg, John Holte, and John McKay. Gustavus alumni participating include Lara MacLean, Kate Sonsteby, and Mark Wamma. A reception will follow the concert. The concert will be repeated at Sacred Heart Church in Waseca at 2:30 p.m. on March 16.

Obituaries

  • Edythe M. Leas, the mother of Becky Barnes (Telecommunications), passed away on Tuesday, March 4 at the age of 89. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8 at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will be Friday, March 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Northview and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Edythe is survived by two daughters, Rebekah (Larry) Barnes of Le Center, and Mona (Dennis) Johnson of North Mankato; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one niece and four nephews.

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 jolene@gustavus.edu). 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

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host weekend confirmation retreats for Jackson Lake Lutheran of Eagle Lake March 7-8, and for Zion Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church of Milaca March 7-9. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Partners in Education...Sarah Ruble (Religion) will give a presentation on "Hope in Times of Tribulation" at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Exploring Religious Questions Series...The mini-course "Christian Faith and Economic Justice" will continue on Monday, March 10 with a presentation by Kristian Braekkan (Economics and Management) on "Seeking Economic Justice in the Light of Local and Global Inequalities: Perspectives from the Fields of Business and Economics". The mini-course is sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.

Plugs

For Sale...Large 3 or 5 bedroom house with office. Excellent location just blocks from Gustavus, library, parks, and shopping. Lovely wood floors, large kitchen with adjoining sunroom eating area. Amazing light throughout including atrium with skylights. Two of the five bedrooms are part of a downstairs apartment and can be rented or included in the full living space. Apartment has high ceilings and natural light, and has a full bath and its own laundry. House has a new roof. $190K. Call David or Susan if interested at 902-455-0175.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayMay 31 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Today 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field
Tomorrow 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 31 Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room
Jun 89 First Term Seminar Advising Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-advising-workshop/45181Old Main 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.

News

Motasem ALhouni Named ITA’s Most Improved Player

9 hours ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Dr. Brenda Kelly Named Interim Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education

17 hours ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Second

Senior Rosalie Repke Chosen as Commencement Speaker

17 hours ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Gustie Athletics Unique Path Series—The Cancun Connection

2 days ago by Lara Youngquist
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Elizabeth Weiers Finishes 11th At NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
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Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

Last week by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fourth

Commencement Scheduled for May 31

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fifth

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Chad Winterfeldt Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

3 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From Fine Arts

 

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