Inside Gustavus 

March 28, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 24

Faculty/Staff Activities

Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies) presented a paper on Greenland's first feature film, NUUMMIOQ ("A Person from Nuuk"), on the "Arctic Ecologies" panel of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study annual meeting at Yale University on March 15.

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) attended the annual conference of the Society of Advancement for Scandinavian Study at Yale University, March 13-15. Moody chaired two panels at the conference: Poetry I and Scandinavian Literature, Women, and Feminism.

Mary R. McHugh's (Classics) paper, "Modern Palermitan Markets and Street Food in the ancient Roman world", was accepted for presentation at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. The topic of the July 2014 Symposium at the University of Oxford, England is Food and Markets.

Barbara Fister (Library) gave keynote addresses at two conferences in March, Electronic Resources & Libraries in Austin, Texas, and at the Library Technology Conference at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Kyle E. Chambers (Psychological Science) and Deb Johnson (Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota) were panelists in the session "Museum Research Partnership Models" at the Midwest Living Lab Symposium in Madison, Wis.

On March 22, Henry MacCarthy (Theatre & Dance) presented amperes, a series of short digital works in collaboration with poet Ely Rosa Zamora at the Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts 50th Anniversary Conference “Interdisciplinary Arts: Retrospectives and Future Visions” in Athens, Ohio.

Lynnea Myers (Nursing) is this year's winner of the Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award, which recognizes a member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has significantly advanced their campus' distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others' civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.

Student Achievements

Philosophy major Lexi Liston '15 was selected to present at the Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy. Lexi's paper is titled "Fortunately, We May Not Have Time," and is an exploration of Buddhist conceptions of time, with an emphasis on the philosopher Nagarjuna. At the conclusion of the conference, Lexi learned that her paper was selected for inclusion in the journal Acta Cogitata, the undergraduate philosophy journal hosted by EMU.

Senior political science major Anna McDevitt '14 has been awarded this year's Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Student Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual student or student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience. McDevitt has shown a commitment to civic engagement through her work addressing social, environmental, and climate justice issues. She has impacted the Gustavus and St. Peter communities through leadership roles in the Servant-Leadership Program, PowerShift, Gustavus Divestment Initiative, and the Gustavus Greens. McDevitt also recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with a group of Gustavus students to show opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

In The Media

  • The Mankato Free Press printed stories on Friday, March 21 about the Gustavus Choir performing at the North Central American Choral Director's Convention and Gustavus junior David Lim winning the 12th annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Competition in Evanston, Illinois.

News & Announcements

Spring Break Parking...The following parking lots will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule. Student vehicles will be towed on Monday, March 31 if parked in any lot other than the area designated with Break Parking signs in the gravel section of the Bjorling Lot. Employees should note the lot clearing schedule and park according to permit color in alternate lots.

Lots closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 2: Norelius Lot (Green and Red), Arboretum Lot, Sorensen Lot, and Stadium/Beck Lot.

Lots closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 until 4 a.m. Thursday, April 3: Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center), Lund Lot, Olin Lot, Uhler Lot, Swanson Tennis Center Lot, Chapel Circle, and Southwest Lot.

Lots closed from 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3 until 4 a.m. Friday, April 4: Nobel Lot, Heating Plant Lot, Rundstrom Lot, Sohre/Wahlstrom Lot, College View Lot, Bjorling Lot, Arbor View Apartments Lot, Pittman Lot, and Chapel View Townhomes Lot.

Insurance Meetings...Human Resources will be holding meetings in the Heritage Room in the campus center to explain changes made by Blue Cross and Blue Shield or those mandated by the government. The meetings will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Twitter Hashtag...Residential Life and the Admission Office are working together to build community and, at the same time, promote Gustavus to prospective students. Students, faculty and staff are invited to use the hashtag #whygustavus on Twitter to share why this is such a great place.

Next Publication Date...There will not be an edition of Inside Gustavus published next week during Spring Break. The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published Thursday, April 3.

Campus Happenings

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar...Dr. Philip J. Deloria, an author and professor at the University of Michigan, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on April 23-24 as this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. As part of his two-day stay, Deloria will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in Wallenberg Auditorium titled, “American Indians in the American Popular Imagination.” More information is available online.

TEDx Event...The Center for Servant Leadership will host the College’s first ever TEDx event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The conference is titled “Creative Innovations to Address Complex Problems” and will feature seven live speakers and two TED Talks via video. Tickets for the event are free, but limited as only 100 tickets are available. Gustavus faculty, staff, and students can reserve tickets on a first come, first serve basis by stopping by the Center for Servant Leadership. Alumni and community members can reserve tickets by contacting conference organizer Dave Newell at 507-933-6069 or More information about the seven speakers is available online.

Majors/Minors Fair...Learn about departments and programs at Gustavus at the Majors/Minors Fair between 3-6 p.m. Monday, April 7 in the Heritage Banquet Room. Faculty from all departments and programs will be available to answer questions and offer guidance in preparation for fall registration. Students who attend can enter to win a Bookmark gift card.  Plus, enjoy free frost-your-own cookies while you explore the fair. This event is particularly designed for first-year and sophomore students.

Gustie Breakfast...The April Gustie Breakfast will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 in the Campus Center banquet rooms and will feature Marcia Bunge, Professor in Religion and Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies. Cost is $8 for an individual or $15 per couple. RSVP to 507-933-6664 or

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Women in Leadership Conference...Registration will close on April 1 for the fourth annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference, which will take place on April 10 at the American Swedish Institute. This year's conference is titled "Leadership For the Greater Good: How Talented Women Thrive" and will feature keynote speakers Sarah Cuthill '85 and Margaret Anderson Kelliher '90, along with several other business professionals who will lead various breakout sessions. Tickets are $25 for Gustavus students, $75 for recent graduates and $100 for the general public, and can be purchased online. More information is available on the Conference's website.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host an adult retreat from Epiphany Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, March 28-29. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Facility Hours

Spring Break hours for the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library are as follows:

  • Friday, March 28: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30: Closed
  • Monday through Friday, March 31-April 4: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 5: Closed
  • Sunday, April 6: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.


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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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