Inside Gustavus 

April 21, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 27

Faculty/Staff Activities and Student Achievements

Maddalena Marinari (History) recently published an article in the Journal of American Ethnic History titled "Divided and Conquered: Immigration Reform Advocates and the Passage of the 1952 Immigration and National Act."

Cambridge University Press just published Jill Locke's (Political Science and GWSS) book, Democracy and the Death of Shame: Political Equality and Social Disturbance. Locke would like to thank the College for its sabbatical program; the Kendall Center for its RSC and travel grants; and the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Faculty Research Grant for the resources to bring the book to fruition.

Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies) has co-edited a book, New Dimensions of Nordic Culture and Society, with Jenny Björklund from Uppsala University (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 323 pages). The book features 15 chapters by scholars from around the world and takes an intersectional approach to diversity issues in the entire Nordic region in the new millennium. Elizabeth Lutz '15 provided substantial copyediting assistance in preparing the manuscript for publication, and after graduation she landed an internship with Amicus Publishing in Mankato. This book will be used a course text in Professor Lindqvist's course SCA 211 Diversity and Social Change in Scandinavia, which also counts toward the GWSS major and minor, in Fall 2016.

Barbara Fister (Library) gave the opening keynote address at the Joint Spring Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic and Special Libraries sections at Cumberland Falls, Kentucky on April 7. She will also give a keynote presentation at the DEFF (Danmarks Elektroniske Fag- og Forskningsbibliotek) conference in Copenhagen in late May.

Roger Adkins (CICE) presented a webinar in the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" series on LGTBQ+ issues in intercultural education. His contribution on applying queer theory in the work of intercultural educators was attended by over 90 participants.

Position Openings

-Adjunct Instructor of Physics
-Instructor of Music (Jazz Piano)
-Instructor of Music (Trombone)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History (Photography/Video)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Theory and Composition)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies
-Visiting Instructor Geography (Geographic Information Science)
-Visiting Instructor of Health and Exercise Science (Health and Physical Education)
-Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (French)
Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission
-Director of Human Resources
-Director of Physical Plant
-Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean of Admission
-Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development
-Director of Human Resources
-Director of Physical Plant
Custodian Positions
-Greenhouse Specialist
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304). 

President Cabinet Summary   

1.  Members reviewed this week’s campus activities, including the Crown Council meeting, Board meeting, Celebration of Philanthropy dinner, and GACAC conference.

2.  Vice President Westphal asked Cabinet members for a final list of their respective divisional FY 2017 budget adjustments in preparation for an updated version of the FY 2017 operating budget.

News and Announcements   

Lund Center Maintenance...The Vic Gustafson Pool will be closed from May 9 to late May or early June so physical plant employees can install a new filtration system and perform other pool maintenance. Gus Young Court will be closed from May 8 to May 27 to re-surface, paint new arc lines, and apply additional polyurethane to protect the wood floor. 

All-Employee Meeting...The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 in Alumni Hall. All employees are encouraged to attend to hear a progress report on the 2015-2016 institutional goals and an update on the 2016-2017 operating budget.

Grants Open House...The provost's office invites the Gustavus community to join us as we welcome Sarah Bridges and Megan Berglund in their respective roles of Director of Faculty Grants and Director of Government, Foundation, and Corporate Relations. Refreshments will be served. We hope you will stop by to welcome them to the Gustavus community from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Carlson Administration Building, Room 206. 

Arboretum Prairie Burn...The campus community should be aware that a scheduled burn will take place in the prairie area of the Linnaeus Arboretum this spring. We are not able to select a specific date at this point but it is scheduled to take place in the next two to three weeks. Please note that some smoke might drift through campus during the burn. This event will only take place if weather conditions are favorable.

Strategic Plan Update...Based on feedback we received last week from members of the Gustavus community, a second draft of the Gustavus ACTS strategic plan is being prepared and will be available next week. The draft will be sent to the campus community on Monday, April 25. I invite you to read the second draft and provide feedback at one of the meetings that will be facilitated by consultant Ann Duffield on Tuesday, April 26 or Wednesday, April 27, or via email to Alisa Rosenthal at and Siri Erickson at

Draft 2 Meetings
Tuesday, April 26
8-9 a.m. — Faculty Feedback Session — Heritage Room
9-10 a.m. — Faculty Feedback Session — Heritage Room
1:30-2:30 p.m. — Planning Leadership Team and Strategic Action Team — Board Room
3-4 p.m. — Community Feedback Session (all employees and students) — Heritage Room

Wednesday, April 27
8-9 a.m. — Community Feedback Session (all employees and students) — Heritage Room

Sexual Assult Task Force Update...Information on this task force (our charge, membership, meeting minutes once approved, etc) will be available through a link on the Title IX website. You will need your Gustavus username and password to access this information. We value community input. So if anyone would like to contact members of the task force and share your perspective on this important work, please email us at The student members of our task force will also be keeping Student Senate apprised of the task force's progress on a regular basis.

Gustavus Employee Picnic 2016...The Gustavus Employee Picnic will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. There will be a full picnic menu and entertainment by funny man Bob Stromberg, co-author and one of the original starts of theatrical comedy, Triple Espresso.

Books in Bloom will now be a biennial event, resuming in May 2017. In the meantime, we invite you to attend an event in the library on Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. GLA board members Mim Kagol and Bert Ledder will explore the alchemy between flowers and literature with a book review and a floral demonstration based on The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This event if free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served.

Campus Happenings   

2016 Moe Lecture..."From Rosa Parks to Sandra Bland: Does the Arc of Struggle Bend Towards Justice for Black Women?"
Feminist legal scholar and critical race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw has been at the vanguard of intersectional theory since coining the term over 25 years ago. Her scholarship and activism have spurred a paradigm shift in the way we think about power and injustice. Intersectional theory reveals how common forms of oppression (such as racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and others) act in interrelated ways to create deep systems of oppression at the “intersections” of identity categories.

Crenshaw’s recent work shines light on the current state of affairs for black women and girls in an era of mass incarceration, institutional violence, and #BlackLivesMatter. Her lecture will examine our important contemporary moment in its historical context as we contemplate the future trajectory of justice for black women and girls…and for us all. The Moe Lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in Alumni Hall. No ticket is required. For more information visit

Live Raptors at the Arb...At 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 in the Linnaeus Arboretum there will be an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day weekend by experiencing live owls, falcons, hawks, and eagles up close and personal as the U of M Raptor Center brings their amazing birds of prey to town. Bring your own blanket for this outdoor event. In case of rain, the event will occur indoors.
Pre-registration is appreciated, either online or by calling 507-933-6184. 
Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum Members: $4 per adult, FREE for students and children of members
Non-members: $8 per adult, $4 per student or child. (Member application available on-site.)

2016 MAYDAY! Peace Conference...Mark your calendar for the 2016 MAYDAY! Peace Conference on Wednesday, April 27. Titled “Divestment & Reinvestment: Making Money Count,” the conference will consider whether or not divestment is an effective tool for building peace. Speakers with a wide range of perspectives will examine past divestment initiatives and current strategies, investigate the impact of power structures, and explore the complexity and commitments surrounding the ongoing debate on the morality and mechanics of divestment. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live online. More information is available online.

Home Athletic Events
Support the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this week.

  •  Men's tennis hosts Carleton at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23
  • Softball hosts St. Olaf at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 24
  • Softball hosts UW-Stout at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28

Fine Arts Events


April 22  7:30 p.m.    Aaron Bogen, baritone   A Student Recital

April 23  1:30 p.m.    Henry Elling, tenor saxophone   A Student Recital

April 23  3:30 p.m.    Stephanie Peterson, clarinet & bass clarinet  A Student Recital

April 23  7:30 p.m.    David Nelson, baritone & violin  A Student Recital

April 24  1:30 p.m.    Katelyn Graham, piano & Meg Crosby, soprano  A Student Recital

April 24  3:30 p.m.    Claire Merchen, piano & Brianna Titus, soprano   A Student Recital

April 24  7:30 p.m.    Calvin Kong, flute & piano, & Alvin Kong, clarinet & piano  A Student Recital

And tickets are now on sale for the Gustavus Artist Series presentation of TU Dance on the Anderson Theatre stage on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available online at or at the ticket center 507-933-7590.


Tickets are now on sale for the Gustavus Artist Series presentation of TU Dance on the Anderson Theatre stage on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available online at or at the ticket center 507-933-7590.

Hillstrom Museum of Art 

The current Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibition closes following Sunday’s open hours.

Submerge, Recent Paintings by Betsy Ruth Byers, and FOCUS IN/ON: B.J.O. Nordfeldt’s Two Pigeons

Open Feb. 15 through April 24, 2016

Congregational Outreach

Faith Conference...The Office of Church Relations in partnership with the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations (GACAC) hosts two events on Saturday, April 23. The Fourth Annual Faith Conference “Lutheran Convictions for Creation Care” will be held in Christ Chapel beginning with worship at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Louise N Johnson, president of Wartburg Theological Seminary, will serve as homilist. Immediately following worship, we will hear from featured speakers: Rev. Dr. David Rhoads and Dr. James Dontje. At 12:30 p.m., delegates will gather for the GACAC Annual Meeting to conduct business on behalf of the College.

Retreats...The Office of Church relations will host weekend overnight retreats for youth from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, East Bethel, Minn. and Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch, Minn. April 22-24.

In The News

The St. Peter Herald announced this weekend's annual faith conference hosted by the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

The Mankato Free Press previewed Saturday's TEDx conference. Dave Newell was quoted in the piece.

Last weekend's vandalism on campus was covered by the St. Peter Herald, the Mankato Free Press, and KEYC.

The St. Peter Herald did a feature on Susan and professor Joel Carlin, who are leading a semester-long trip to Malaysia with a group of students.

Friday evening's Moe Lecture by feminist legal scholar and race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw was previewed by the St. Peter Herald.

Off Campus Events

The Creative Play Place invites you to join us on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Mill Pond in Saint Peter. Race tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Recreation Desk at the Community Center or from any Creative Play Place Board Member. Ducks “race” to the finish line for fabulous prizes: five $100 prizes, Saint Peter family pool passes, restaurant gift cards, summer fun baskets, toys, books, much more! Need not be present to win. Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all!

First Lutheran Church will host Shetek Day Camp June 20-23, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. This camp is open to ALL kids in grades K-6, FLC members and guests! Worship, games, hands-on Bible studies, arts and crafts, spending time with friends in faith and fun, singing and more! It's like "bringing a little bit of camp into our own backyard." Cost is $25/camper for the week! The registration form is online


One bedroom apartment, fully furnished, utilities included. Across the street from Sohre.  Available June 1.
Contact Gene Lund, 507-931-1913, or email

For Rent: We have a number of housing opportunities available in St. Peter within walking distance from Gustavus.  4-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom house - $1,250/month + utilities.  5-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom unit of duplex - $1,600/month + utilities.  1-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom unit of duplex - $850/month + utilities.  We are also renting rooms starting at $600/month (which includes all utilities, cable, and internet).  All locations include laundry & lawn service.  No cats/no smoking.  For inquiries, please contact Sarah or (507) 779-9251.

Backpacks needed.14 youth from First Lutheran Church in Saint Peter are going on a backpacking adventure in the Bighorns of Wyoming this summer. Some of the youth need to borrow a backpack! If you have a second-hand adventure-worthy pack (suitable for a 5 day hike) that you could lend to the cause, please let Chad Winterfeldt know ( or 507-933-7447). We are still in need of 4 packs.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and/or services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents or retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community. 

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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