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 11 am to 3 pm Books in Bloom Bernadotte Memorial Library
14 pm Flag Football Gustie Cup Football Fields
23 pm The Discovery of Self – A Dance Honors Project Black Box - Fine Arts Center
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm Vivaldi Gloria: Lucia Singers & Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Chapel
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
56:30 pm Paul Magnuson Award Dinner's Dining Room
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Night of Distinction Hall
7:308:30 pm The Gustavus Handbell Ensembles in Concert Chapel
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Liberal Arts Search Representative (LASR) Training, Campus Center
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelsey 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306 pm Guest Lecture: Economic Freedom of the World by prof. Josh Hall of West Virginia University 101
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 217 (Gymnastics Room)
8:3010 pm Take Back the Night Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
May 5 10 am to noon Safer Sex Carnival Cafe
noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Banse Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threat 217 (Gymnastics Room)
6:307:30 pm Religion Department Senior Seminar Poster Session Crowns Room
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabe 217 (Gymnastics Room)
78 pm Stress Busters, Campus Center
May 6 11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE - Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Cardio Fit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:305:30 pm HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Gusties After Dark: Neon Volleyball Center Forum
May 7 6:307:20 am WE-Bootcamp 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:30 pm Wellbeing for Employees Lunch and Learn: Profile Weight Management Program Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE-Kickboxing 217
1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Group Resource Room, Old Main 103
2:303:30 pm Fulbright Faculty Opportunities Information Meeting's Conference Room
2:303:30 pm TRX with Sara Floor mats in Lund
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm "The Most Secret Place on Earth"- Documentary Screening 101
78:30 pm The Bible in Politics: Moral Compass or Conversation Stopper, by Paul D. Hanson '61 127
79 pm The Hunting Ground screening and panel discussion Hall
89:30 pm Gusties After Dark: LineUs Café
810 pm TOMS: Style Your Soles Café
8:3010:30 pm FIKA! at the Swedish House House
May 89 Men's Track and Field at MIAC Outdoor Championships Paul, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at MIAC Outdoor Championships Paul, Minn.
May 8 11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobics 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Faculty Senate Meeting Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
48 pm Extravapalooza! Fire Pit/ Visitor Parking Lot
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm PASO Presents: Rediscovering Hip-Hop Hall
7:308:30 pm Ann Stevens, flute and Jamie Lichy, flute, A Joint Senior Recital Recital Hall
810 pm Gusties After Dark: Style Your Soles Café
810 pm Weekend Movie: Jupiter Ascending Auditorium, Nobel Hall
May 9 9 am to 1:30 pm Preview Gustavus Campus
9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at ASI Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus's Dining Room
1:302:30 pm Jana Wilkes, clarinet, bass clarinet & piano, A Senior Recital Recital Hall
27 pm Gustie Entrepreneur Cup Hall Atrium
3:304:30 pm Caleb Likely, trombone and Cory Lau, bass trombone, A Joint Student Recital Recital Hall
7:308:30 pm Ian Decker, baritone saxophone, A Senior Recital Recital Hall
89:30 pm DJ Masterclass Hall
810 pm Weekend Movie: Jupiter Ascending Auditorium, Nobel Hall
May 910 May 9 at 10 pm to May 10 at 1 am Light it up Dance Party Hall
May 10 1:302:30 pm Erik William Carlson, tenor, A Senior Recital Recital Hall
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm The Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert Recital Hall
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Anthony Afful, oboe, A Student Recital Recital Hall
May 11 45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelsey 224 (Aerobics Room)
57 pm Summer Camp Send-Off's Dining Room
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Megan 217 (Gymnastics Room)
May 12 noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Banse Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threat 217 (Gymnastics Room)
6:307:30 pm Stress Busters, Campus Center
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabe 217 (Gymnastics Room)
7:309 pm The Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concert Chapel
May 13 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Steve Kjellgren '86 Center Banquet Rooms
10 am to 2 pm Stamp-A-Ring Campus Center - Upper Level Tables
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE - Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Cardio Fit 217 (Gymnastics Room)
Apr 30 to May 14 Apr 30 at 8:30 am to May 14 at 7:30 pm Pitch Perfect 2 Tickets on Sale for Premiere Night Trip Desk

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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