Inside Gustavus (May 15, 2014)
Volume 46, Number 31
Betsy Byers (Art and Art History) had artwork selected through a blind jury process for inclusion in the 2014 Minnesota Biennial, organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art. The competition was open to all Minnesota artists to offer the public a snapshot of the best art and craft being made throughout the state today. The 2014 Minnesota Biennial is poised to be a remarkable mixture of paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, ceramics, and other forms, from artists within the Twin Cities to parts Outstate—a showcase of the many different and unique forms that artistic ingenuity takes in Minnesota. The exhibition takes place from June 12 to August 3.
Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science, Peace Studies) has been granted a 2014-2015 Fulbright Award to Poland. In Spring 2015 she will be teaching at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, an institution with a reputation as one of the best places in Central/Eastern Europe to study international, social and political science in English. Poland was chosen because of Gerstbauer's interest in international reconciliation. This summer, she will travel to Germany and Poland with the CIEE international faculty development seminar "Ruin & Revival: History, Modern Memory & Identity".
Marcia J. Bunge (Religion) is one of 25 scholars to be selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a five-day faculty summer on “Teaching Interfaith Understanding.” The seminar is co-sponsored by Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges, and Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. The seminar will take place June 15-19 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and be led by Catherine Cornille (Boston College) and Diana Eck (Harvard University).
Tom McHugh (Admission) has been selected as a faculty member for the 2014-2015 Leadership Development Program (LDP) coordinated by the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC). LDP is an 11-month professional development program designed to enhance the leadership experience of emerging leaders in the college admission profession. Tom is a 2010 graduate of the program.
Seniors Victoria Clark and Valentina Muraleedharan have been chosen as this year's commencement speakers. Clark is an English major from St. James, Minn., who was Editor-in-Chief of the Gustavian Weekly for two years. Clark is also a member of the English department honor society Sigma Tau Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. Muraleedharan is a communication studies and gender, women, and sexuality studies double major from Tlokweng, Botswana. She has been co-president of the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization for two years and chair of the Diversity Leadership Council for one year. She is also involved with the Interfaith Advisory Board, I Am, We Are, the Collegiate Fellow program, and the communication studies honor society Lambda Pi Eta.
- President-elect Rebecca Bergman was mentioned in Star Tribune columnist Gail Rosenblum's Tuesday, May 15 column headlined "More Women in Minnesota Colleges' Top Job Shows Progress."
- Student Logan Boese was quoted in a May 8 Star Tribune story regarding the recent fad on social media known as the cold water challenge.
- The St. Peter Herald printed a story about Campaign Gustavus reaching the $125 million milestone in its Thursday, May 8 edition. Warren Beck and President Ohle are quoted in the story.
- Assistant to the Athletic Director for Marketing and Assistant Volleyball Coach - NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).
News & Announcements
All-Employee Meeting...All Gustavus employees are invited to attend the annual end of the year all-employee meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22 in Alumni Hall.
Valleyfair Discounts...Gustavus is participating in the "Good Any Day Discount Program" at Valleyfair. Employees may purchase tickets for regular admission (ages 3-61 and 48" or taller) for $29.00, Junior/Senior (under 48” tall or age 62 & older) for $29.00 (includes admission to Dinosaurs Alive), Dinosaurs Alive tickets for $2.50, and new this year Ride & Refresh tickets for $34.00 (ages 3-61, 48” or taller) includes unlimited soft drink wristband. All tickets may be used any day of the Valleyfair 2014 operating season. Tickets are available for purchase in the Office of Human Resources located in the Carlson Administration Building.
Theatre Production...The Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present a workshop production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on May 15-18 at 7 p.m. in the Linnaeus Arboretum. Follow the adventures of a group of desperate lovers, comedians, and supernatural creatures during the course of one magical night deep inside the forest. Lawn seating only. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chair. No tickets required, free and open to the general public. In case of rain the performance will be cancelled.
Retirement Celebration...Join us to celebrate the outstanding careers of Dr. Tim Robinson and Dr. Barbara Simpson on Tuesday, May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Three Crowns Room. We have been honored by their impact and dedication to our college and look forward to sharing memories and fellowship as we congratulate them on their success at the college. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are attending.
The Gustavus Center for Servant Leadership is hosting a farewell reception for Chris Johnson from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16 in the Heritage Banquet Room with a program to begin at 6 p.m. Chris was the inaugural director of the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR) and currently the Director of Vocation and Integrative Learning in the Center for Servant Leadership. We want to thank Chris for his valuable work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. All are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend but would like to leave a note for Chris for inclusion in the book, please pick up a card in the Center for Servant Leadership and return it to Amy Pehrson in the CSL by May 14.
Festival of Dionysus...The seventh biennial Festival of Dionysus will take place between 12 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18 in the Linnaeus Arboretum. Students in the Classics Department will be performing scenes from ancient Greek and Roman plays. In the case of rain, the event will be moved to Alumni Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Faculty and administrators are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Administrator Service and Retirement Dinner on Wednesday, May 21 in Alumni Hall. The event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $15 per person. You are asked to contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement with your reservation(s). Please respond by Friday, May 16 to 933-7511, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at gustavus.edu/alumni/events. The College and the Alumni Association will recognize the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years at the College, as well as those who are retiring. You can view the list of those being honored online.
Swedish author Jan Arnald, whose pen name is Arne Dahl, is this year's Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence and will be on campus May 10-17. Dahl is an award-winning and bestselling crime fiction writer who will give a public lecture titled "Why Crime Fiction?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. More information about Dahl and the Out of Scandinavia program can be found on theprogram's website.
The annual George Hall Lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 in the President's Dining Room. This year's lecture will feature Sara Puotinen who will speak on "Living Beside/s the Academy: Ethical Response."
Daily Sabbath Schedule...All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Monday, May 19: Garrett Paul, Religion
- Tuesday, May 20: Doug Nimmo, Music
- Wednesday, May 21: Morning Praise, Gustavus Choir (Final Daily Sabbath Service)
Preaching in Congregations...Rev. Rod Anderson will preach at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 18. The pulpit supply program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership for Gustavus Association member congregations.
For sale…Leather IKEA Kramfors contemporary sofa and chaise combo in espresso. Like new. $400. (Dimensions: loveseat 60x38x29 in. and chaise 41x63x29 in.) See photo here. Contact Kristina at email@example.com.
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|Tomorrow 6 pm||Men's Soccer at Viterbo (Exhibition)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-viterbo-exhibition/48482La Crosse, Wis.|
|Aug 29 11:59 am to 4 pm||New Faculty Tenure Track Welcome Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-tenure-track-welcome-lunch-2/46979Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room|
|Aug 30 8:45 am to 4:30 pm||New Faculty Orientation Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-day-13/46980Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room|
|Aug 31 8:30 am to 2 pm||Faculty Development Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-development-day-16/46981Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room|
|3–6 pm||2016 Opening Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2016-opening-reception/49013Alumni Hall and Eckman Mall|
|Sep 1 9 am to 1:30 pm||Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48911Jackson Campus Center|
|3:30–4:30 pm||IEX Course Proposal Workshop for Facultyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/iex-course-proposal-workshop-for-faculty/49215St Peter Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4 pm||Women's Soccer at Nebraska Wesleyanhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-nebraska-wesleyan/48498Lincoln, Neb.|
|7 pm||Men's Soccer at Wartburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-wartburg/48481Waverly, Iowa|
||New Student Orientationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-student-orientation-12/39930Gustavus Campus|
|Sep 2 2 pm||Volleyball vs. Elmhurst (Elmhurst College Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-elmhurst-elmhurst-college-tournament/48578Elmhurst, Ill.|
|3–4 pm||Convocation for New Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/convocation-for-new-students-and-families-2/49287Christ Chapel|
|4 pm||Volleyball vs. UW-Whitewater (Elmhurst College Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-uw-whitewater-elmhurst-college-tournament/48575Elmhurst, Ill.|
||Men's Golf at Transylvania Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-transylvania-invite/49030Kentucky|
|All day||Women's Golf at Saint Ben's Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-saint-ben-s-invitational/49035Sartell, Minn.|
|Sep 3 9 am||Volleyball vs. North Park (Elmhurst College Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-north-park-elmhurst-college-tournament/48576Elmhurst, Ill.|
|10 am||Women's Cross Country at Crown Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-at-crown-invite/49018St. Bonifacius, Minn.|
|10:50 am||Men's Cross Country at Crown Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-at-crown-invite/49017St. Bonifacius, Minn.|
|noon||Women's Soccer hosts UW-La Crossehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-la-crosse-2/48499St. Peter, Minn.|
|1 pm||Football at Westminsterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-westminster/47560Fulton, Mo.|
|1 pm||Volleyball vs. Benedictine (Elmhurst College Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-benedictine-elmhurst-college-tournament/48577Elmhurst, Ill.|
|3 pm||Men's Soccer hosts St. Scholastica (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-st-scholastica-gustavus-classic/48483St. Peter, Minn.|
|Sep 4 10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/49222Christ Chapel|
|3 pm||Men's Soccer hosts Knoxhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-knox/48484St. Peter, Minn.|
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