Inside Gustavus 

March 20, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 23

Faculty/Staff Activities

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) was elected to the Executive Board for the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. He also presented "From Periphery to Strategic Locations: Swedes on the Estonian Islands in the World Wars" at a joint conference for the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies in New Haven, Connecticut.

Lynnea Myers (Nursing), along with nursing majors Alecia Woods '14 and Kayla Warner '14, presented a podium session at the annual Conference of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on Friday, March 14 in Boston, Mass. Their presentation was titled "Engaging Students in Pediatric Nursing: Community Service Ideas for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners." The presentation was based on projects conducted through the Gustavus Summer Institute of Nursing, as well as through Lynnea's Fellowship in Community-Based Learning through the Center for Servant Leadership.

Scott Bur (Chemistry) had a chapter titled "Polonovski- and Pummerer-type Reactions and the Nef Reaction" published in Volume 6 of the reference series Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, 2nd edition (edited by Paul Knochel and Gary Molander).

Blake Couey (Religion) had an article titled "The Disabled Body Politic in Isaiah 3:1, 8" published in the latest edition of Journal of Biblical Literature, which is widely regarded as the top journal in the field of biblical studies.

Jeffrey Seymour (Sociology/Anthropology) co-authored an article in the March 2014 issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, titled "Generating Trust in Congregations: Engagement, Exchange, and Social Networks."

Andrea Junso, Director of Campus Activities, was recently published in "The Student Leadership Challenge Activities Book" by James Kouzes and Barry Posner with Beth High and Gary Morgan. After attending and presenting at the Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator training last August, the authors requested to include her activity in the new publication.

Student Achievements

  • Jennifer Marquette '15, economics and management and communication studies double major, presented to a room of 100 peers and professionals at the National Association of Campus Activities in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 17. Marquette shared the Gustavus Campus Activities Board's philosophy regarding its executive board training and successful strategies used, as well as the integration of diversity and inclusion curriculum, leadership development, team dynamic, and the nuts and bolts of campus logistics and resources.

In The Media

  • Professor Emeritus Bob Douglas and Gustavus alumnus Eric Cronin '11 were featured in a Rochester Post-Bulletin article regarding Irish population history in Olmstead County.

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, March 18 and discussed the following items:

  • Faculty Senate Chair Max Hailperin indicated that two faculty representatives will be elected by the faculty at Friday's faculty meeting to participate on the College's Accreditation Committee. He also gave an update on the Board's shared governance initiative and the progress of the working group.
  • President Ohle indicated that the Board of Trustees will be discussing the alignment of CG150 and the Academic Strategic Plan in more detail at its April meeting and major items of focus in Tiers 1 and 2 will be identified by the June Board meeting to provide direction through the presidential transition.
  • Provost Braun indicated that the College attorneys are recommending revisions in the all-college policy on harassment and sexual harassment.
  • Professor Hailperin indicated that an ad hoc Faculty Senate Subcommittee has been established to review the topic of unauthorized recording of classes. He added that this may be a broader issue and that other college representatives should possibly be included in the conversation.
  • Members discussed attendance at the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference scheduled for July 11-16 at Augsburg College.
  • Members approved the hiring of a Registrar's Office position (administrative secretary).
  • Vice President Westphal alerted members to the prevalence of purchase card fraud and requested that College Wells Fargo VISA cards be monitored closely.

News & Announcements

Civic Engagement Awards...The 2014 Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Awards for Civic Engagement have been announced. Anna McDevitt is the winner of the Presidents' Student Leadership Award; Dr. Lynnea Myers is the winner of the Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award; and Peter Olson of the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is the winner of the Presidents' Civic Engagement Community Partner Award.

GHP Spring Fitness Challenge...The Spring Fitness Challenge 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.

Personnel Directories...The 2014 Spring Semester personnel directories have been printed and distributed. If you or your department wish to have another/more copy(ies), please contact Nancy in the Telecommunications Office at x6265 or

Mail Scam...Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link, open the attachment, or print the label. Don't do it! Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information—such as your user name, password, and financial account information. What to do? Delete the message without taking any further action.

Campus Happenings

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar...The Gustavus Adolphus College Eta Chapter will welcome Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Dr. Philip J. Deloria to campus April 23-24. Dr. Deloria will deliver a public lecture titled "American Indians in the American Popular Imagination" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Wallenberg Auditorium. A reception will follow the lecture in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

GAC Talks...This new conference will be shaped around a series of brief, educational, and rewarding presentations from inspiring Gustavus professors, administrators, students, and alumni who are driven by their passion to share their outstanding ideas with the Gustavus community. The event will take place Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Admission is free, but a ticket is required and can be secured by going online to

Provost's Listening Post...Provost Mark Braun will continue a series of informal discussion opportunities with Gustavus students from 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, March 24 in the Jackson Campus Center. The "Provost's Listening Post” will be set up once each month at the tables in upper level of the Campus Center. The goal is to provide a relaxed, informal setting for student questions and discussion about the College.

Poetry Reading...Irish poets Anne-Marie Fyfe and Cahal Dallat will read from their poetry from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

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

  • Friday, March 21: Hymns on Tap, The Dive
  • Sunday, March 23: Sunday Worship, 5 p.m., Christ Chapel
  • Monday, March 24: Matthew Timmons, Student Senate Co-Chair
  • Tuesday, March 25: Scott Bur, Chemistry
  • Wednesday, March 26: Lenten Taize Service
  • Thursday, March 27: Kelli Remboldt '14 with music leadership by Re:vive
  • Friday, March 28: Litany for Travelers, Christ Chapel

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host weekend confirmation retreats for Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Hopkins and St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wyoming on March 21-22, and for Chisago Lakes Lutheran Church of Center City on March 21-23. They will also host an adult retreat for Pilgrim Lutheran Church of St. Paul on March 21-23. The retreat program is a resource for ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.


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For Rent...Partially or fully-furnished 3BR/2BA Craftsman bungalow in Minneapolis's Kingfield neighborhood, available for the 2014-15 academic year. Very close to bus lines, restaurants, and bakeries; short walk or bike to Lake Harriet, Martin Luther King Park, and Fuller Park. Two-car garage and a fenced-in backyard. Available August 2014-July 2015 with some flexibility at either end. Rent negotiable. For more information, contact Jill Locke or Eric Vrooman.

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.

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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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