Inside Gustavus 

April 24, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 28

Faculty/Staff Activities

John Braun (Emeritus, Communication Studies) presented a lecture and performance titled "Rakugo: The Sit-down Comedy of Japan" at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst last October, and again in early April this year at Calvin College. Rakugo is a very old form of Japanese comic storytelling that Braun learned and performed with a travelling troupe of rakugo storytellers while living in Japan years ago as part of the Gustavus-Kansai Gaidai faculty exchange.

Andrea Junso (Student Activities) attended the National Association for Campus Activities Regional Conference in St. Paul over Spring Break and presented "Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership and Programming Boards" and "Why Does Your Programming Board NEED to talk about Diversity, Inclusion, and Privilege?" Junso was also awarded the 2014 Outstanding Advisor of the Year award for the National Association of Campus Activities Northern Plains Region.

Kate Knutson (Political Science) presented a paper titled "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Managing Conflict in Advocacy Coalitions" at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Seattle, April 17-19.

Student Achievements

Eight students (Jenny Marquette, Said Mohammed, Andrew Paul, Erika Clifton, Hannah Miller, Marissa Ramos, Alexa Peterson, and Brita VanOsdol) attended the National Association for Campus Activities Regional Conference in St. Paul over Spring Break. Marquette presented to conference delegates on "Professional Publicity: Effectively Branding your Activities Board." Miller and Ramos presented "Giving the Power Away--Utilizing Effective Committees."

The Gustavus forensics team placed seventh overall at the National Forensic Association's 2014 National Tournament with only five students competing. The team took first place in the President's Division I team standings. Junior Karin Nordin placed second in Persuasive Speaking, was a semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking, and a quarterfinalist in three other events. Senior Shelby Wilds was a semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking and quarterfinalist in Persuasive Speaking. Junior Brittany Knutson was a semifinalist in Communication Analysis, and sophomore Wilson Fields was a quarterfinalist in Dramatic Interpretation.

Position Openings

  • Donor Relations Manager, Advancement Services

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Tickets...Tickets for the 50th annual Nobel Conference, Where Does Science Go from Here?, scheduled for Oct. 7-8, are now on sale. Current students, faculty, and staff along with retirees can request their one complimentary ticket to this year's conference by going online to gustavustickets.com.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on May 7, 8, and 9. Go online to schedule an appointment, or contact 866-843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Benefit 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.

Campus Happenings

MAYDAY! Peace Conference...The 34th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College will take place Wednesday, April 30 and is titled Tibet: Finding Hope in Exile. This year’s conference will present the story of the Tibetan people—their exile experience and their efforts to maintain their identity and build a global democratic culture under difficult circumstances. The Conference will feature a morning keynote address by Dr. B. Tsering, principal of the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education in Bangalore, India, as well as an afternoon panel discussion featuring Tsering, Tenzin Sonam, Midwest regional coordinator of Students for a Free Tibet, Norzin Wangpo, president of the Tibet American Student Association at the University of Minnesota, and Ngawang Gonsar, a visiting instructor in biology at Gustavus who was born to parents who served the Tibetan community in exile and grew up splitting time between boarding school in northern India and her home in Kathmandu, Nepal. All events are free and open to the public. More information is available online.

GACAC Faith Conference...The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Faith Conference will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The day will open with worship and praise in Christ Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Colvet delivering a message. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Marcia J. Bunge, Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies and professor of religion at the College. There is no cost to attend the Faith Conference, however there is a $10 charge for a box lunch and beverage. For questions and lunch pre-orders, contact Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership at 507-933-7001 or go online to gustavus.edu/faithconference.

Diversity Awards Banquet...Come celebrate the accomplishments of the Diversity Leadership Council Organizations and their outstanding members and events from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The night will include appetizers, awards, dancing, and fun. Tickets are available for $10 at the CAO desk.

Teachers Talking Workshop...Faculty, staff and administrators spend considerable time writing letters of recommendation for students applying for fellowships and graduate/professional school. Please join us for an informal lunch conversation on Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to share ideas on writing effective and compelling letters. The discussion will be led by Heather Banks, Health Professions Coordinator, Eric Vrooman, Fellowships Coordinator, and Jeff Stocco of the Center for Servant Leadership in his role of advising students on graduate school. Grab a complimentary lunch through the Gustavus Buffet. The workshop is sponsored by the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and the CSL.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry...This annual campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of Gustavus students through poster presentations will be held form 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in the banquet rooms of the Jackson Campus Center.

Sigma Xi Symposium...Gustavus students will present their research in the areas of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics, and psychology on Friday, May 2. Sigma Xi oral presentations will be held in Nobel Hall of Science, rooms 201 and 222, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Schedules will be available on the Sigma Xi website and outside of the classrooms. There will also be a Sigma Xi new member recognition ceremony and social in the Nobel Atrium from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, April 28: Dean Curtin, Philosophy
  • Tuesday, April 29: MAYDAY! Interfaith Observance, Buddhist Monks
  • Wednesday, April 30: MAYDAY!
  • Thursday, May 1: John Yost '14
  • Friday, May 2: Mary Duvall '05

Obituaries

  • Franklin "Frank" Stuckey, the father of Randall Stuckey '83 (Institutional Advancement, Athletics) passed away Tuesday, April 22 at the age of 79 at the New Ulm Medical Center. Visitation is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Friday, April 25 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home South Chapel in New Ulm. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook, go to mvfh.org. He is survived by wife, Marilyn; sons, Scott (Shannon) Stuckey of New Ulm, Randall (Beth) Stuckey of St. Peter, and Bryan (Stefani) Stuckey of Lakeville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bethany Lutheran Church of Nevis, and the New Ulm FFA Chapter.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or jolene@gustavus.edu). Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.

Telecommunication Updates

The following are additions/changes for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2013-14":

  • Mary Zernechel, Registrar, Phone: x7684; Email: mzernech, Delete
  • Norma Witter, Campus Safety, Phone: x8985, Change
  • Kim Sogaard, Arboretum, Phone: x6181, Email: ksogaard, New

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host weekend retreats for First Lutheran Church of Le Sueur and Easter Lutheran Church of Eagan, April 26-27. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Preaching in Congregations...Rev. Dan Buendorf will preach at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato at 8 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 27. He will also be leading an adult forum from 9:15-10:15 a.m. The pulpit supply program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership for Gustavus Association member congregations.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50997Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-465/51136Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50917Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/50925Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50959Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate-2/51367The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
5:45 pm Women's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-concordia/49118Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Men's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-concordia/49181Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 26 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50929Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-466/51137Christ Chapel
11 am to 1 pm Finish J-Term Strong!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/finish-j-term-strong/51398Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50933Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-3/50546Phi Beta Kappa Room
3:305 pm Digitize Yourself Using Page Layouts & Templateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/digitize-yourself-using-page-layouts-templates/51301Library E-Classroom
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51049Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50999Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27 ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017https://gustavus.edu/calendar/action-the-anatomy-of-leroy-neiman-s-champions-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-21-2016-through-january-27-2017/50619Hillstrom Museum of Art
Jan 27 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-467/51138Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-6/50937Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-6/50941Lund 3rd Floor
4 pm St. Olaf Triangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-triangular/51202Northfield, Minn.
4 pm St. Olaf Triangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-triangular-2/51203Northfield, Minn.
6 pm Men's Swimming and Diving at Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-at-saint-john-s/49160Collegeville, Minn.
6 pm Women's Swimming and Diving at Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-at-saint-benedict/49161Collegeville, Minn.
7 pm Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-concordia/49066Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Women's Hockey hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-concordia/49093St. Peter, Minn.
Jan 28 Men's Tennis hosts Wilkinson Belt Alumni Matchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-wilkinson-belt-alumni-match/51143St. Peter, Minn.
Saint Benedict Diving Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-benedict-diving-invite/50713Collegeville, Minn.
Saint John's Diving Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-john-s-diving-invite/50712Collegeville, Minn.
Jan 28 to Feb 5 Touring Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/touring-week-3/38008Gustavus Campus
Jan 28 1 pm Women's Basketball hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s/49119St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-concordia-2/49067Moorhead, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-concordia-2/49094St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s/49182St. Peter, Minn.
46 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Chicagohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-chicago/51141Arbor Room at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Jan 30 910:30 am Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51399Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11 am to 12:30 pm Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Run. Hide. Fight. – Environmental Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/active-shooter-preparedness-training-run-hide-fight-environmental-well-being/51405Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Atlantahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-atlanta/51142Cambria Gallery at Buckhead Atlanta, 3096 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
noon to 2 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51407Alumni Hall
12:30 pm Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Run. Hide. Fight. – Environmental Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/active-shooter-preparedness-training-run-hide-fight-environmental-well-being/51406Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
34:30 pm Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being/51411Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
35 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51408Alumni Hall
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51363Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
7 pm Men's Basketball at Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-augsburg/49183Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan 31 89:30 am Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51400Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11 am to 12:30 pm Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51401Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
12:30 pm Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being/51412Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
34:30 pm Hiring 101 Supervisor Training – Intellectual Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiring-101-supervisor-training-intellectual-well-being/51415Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51364Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
Feb 1 Faculty Writing Retreat at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Centerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-mount-olivet-conference-and-retreat-center-2/49933Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center
89:30 am Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being-2/51413Saint Peter Room
1011:30 am Hiring 101 Supervisor Training – Intellectual Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiring-101-supervisor-training-intellectual-well-being-2/51416Saint Peter Room Jackson Campus Center
23:30 pm Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being-2/51414Saint Peter Room
45:30 pm Here's Where We Start: Cultural Definition Exercise – Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being-2/51404St Peter Room
7 pm Men's Basketball at St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-st-thomas/49184St. Paul, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball hosts St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-st-thomas/49120St. Peter, Minn.
Feb 2 Faculty Writing Retreat at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Centerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-mount-olivet-conference-and-retreat-center-2/49900Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center
11 am to 12:30 pm Web to Print Services - Career Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/web-to-print-services-career-well-being/51417GTS Tech Lab, Olin
1 pm Women's Tennis vs. Arizona Christianhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-vs-arizona-christian/50865Phoenix, Ariz.
12:30 pm Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51402Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
13 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51409Alumni Hall
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51365Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
46 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51410Alumni Hall
6 pm Women's Tennis vs. Mesa Community Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-vs-mesa-community-college/50866Phoenix, Ariz.
Feb 34 Men's Swimming and Diving at Minnesota Challengehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-at-minnesota-challenge-3/49162Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Swimming and Diving at Minnesota Challengehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-at-minnesota-challenge-3/49163Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb 3 12:30 pm Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51403Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
12:30 pm Web to Print Services - Career Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/web-to-print-services-career-well-being/51418GTS Tech Lab, Olin
1:30 pm Men's Tennis vs. Whitmanhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-vs-whitman/51144Walla Walla, Wash.
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51366Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
46 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Napleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-naples/51243Home of Denny '72 and Jeanne Lind '74, Naples FL (address provided upon registration)
6 pm Gymnastics at JZ Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-jz-invite/49130Menomonie, Wis.
7 pm Men's Hockey at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-saint-mary-s/49068Winona, Minn.
7 pm Women's Hockey hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-saint-mary-s/49095St. Peter, Minn.

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