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 10:30 am to noon A Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert Recital Hall
1 pm Gymnastics hosts 4th Annual Alumni Meet Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
12:30 pm Shared Space Studio - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm 2016 Brassworks! in Concert Recital Hall
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Falls Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball at Saint Mary's, Minn.
45:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinek Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire (Parents Weekend) Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Seven Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
12:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
45:30 pm Shared Space Studio - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Theatre Gallery Black Box - Fine Arts Center
79 pm A String Chamber Concert Recital Hall
910:15 pm Repeat the sounding Joy: A Vespers Service Chapel
Dec 12 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
8:3010:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Planning Open Discussion Session's Dining Room
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troy Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1:301:50 pm Meditation Space, Campus Center 104
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment! Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 13 WE- Pilates with Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
12 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
1:302:30 pm Tech Bytes: Get your class actively engaged by using Student Response Hall Lab 124B
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts North Central Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at UW-Stout, Wis.
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 14 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester Campus
6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kelly 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Steph 224 (Aerobics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxing 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 15 Reading Day (No Classes) Adolphus College
810 am Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisors Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9:30 am to noon Faculty Meeting Hall
34 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
56 pm Taekwondo Practice 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1620 Fall Semester Final Exams Campus
Dec 16 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
23 pm Leadership 101 Sessions (JCC 203A)
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC) 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 17 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
Dec 19 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buyback Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
1:303:30 pm Moodle Drop-in Hours 124 Lab
Dec 20 Fall Semester Ends Campus
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017 Museum of Art

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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