Inside Gustavus 

October 23, 2014 | Volume 47, Number 8

Faculty/Staff Activities

L PetersonLois Peterson (Art and Art History) served on the panel of judges for the Mankato City-Art 2014 Walking Sculpture Tour. Awards were selected for the best sculptures submitted from a national pool of artists.

CoueyBlake Couey wrote a chapter about the biblical book of Haggai for the recently published Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha (edited by Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew J. M. Coomber; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014).

In The Media

  • WCCO-TV ran a story on their Friday, Oct. 17 newscasts about the Gustavus football team. Head coach Peter Haugen and student-athletes Mitch Hendricks, Matt Boyce, Gabe Boyce and Anthony Boyce were all interviewed for the story. WCCO also did interviews with former men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson and current men's tennis coach Tommy Valentini for a story that will air on a future date.
  • SutphenProfessor of English Joyce Sutphen was featured on the Oct. 18 edition of A Prairie Home Companion. Sutphen read several of her poems including "Autumn Again", "My Legendary Father", "A Dream of Empty Fields", and "Say It".
  • The Star Tribune printed a story on Oct. 21 about the U.S. Bandy Hall of Fame. The story metioned Gustavus graduates Chris Halden and Chris Middlebrook and the fact that they were hockey teammates at Gustavus.
  • The Jackson County Pilot printed a story about senior Dominic Delmont's '15 senior research project. Professor Julie Bartley (Geology) was also featured and quoted in the story about bison bones being found near the Des Moines River.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story headlined "Gustavus Grad is Mankato Marathon Women's Winner" on Monday, Oct. 20 after Laura Edlund '08 turned in the best time among women at this year's Mankato Marathon.

News & Announcements

Benefit Meetings...Human Resources will be holding 2015 benefit meetings in the Heritage Room in the campus center on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The College has added a Health Savings Account (HSA) effective January 1, 2015 and these meetings will be a great opportunity to learn about the new medical plan.

The Gribly is Back...A limited number of spiral-bound print copies of the 2014-15 Gribly, the College's student and staff directory, will be printed to accommodate faculty, administrators, and staff who need the print record, are without easy access to a personal computer, or prefer a print directory. Please note that we must charge $7 each for these copies, as we have no budget for the project and must recoup our print and production expenses. To reserve one or more copies, send a note or an email with your name, department/office, and quantity requested to Steve Waldhauser or Lorie Siebels in the Office of Marketing and Communication. We'll deliver copies as they are printed and collect $7 check or cash if for personal use, or an interdepartmental fund transfer authorized by a department/office official with department and budget line number filled in.

Campus Happenings

ZunesWallenberg Lecture...Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of San Francisco will deliver the annaul Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Dr. Zunes' lecture is titled "The United States and the Middle East: Intervention, Reaction, and Hope for Change." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Documentary Screening...The African Studies Program will host Dr. Chérif Këita, Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures at Carleton College, on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Dr. Këita will present one of his documentary films at 7 p.m. in Room 127 of Confer Hall.  For more information, please contact Professor Paschal Kyoore.

KakaliosPhysics Lecture...Dr. James Kakalios, Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver a lecture, "The Physics of Superhero Comics" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Anderson Theatre Presents...Tickets are now available online at  or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Anderson Theatre production of Angels in America, A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part I: Millennium Approaches. Performances will be held Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office.

GHP Lunch and Learn...The Wellness Center and GHP are sponsoring a Lunch and Learn from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Heritage Room. Briana Hinz, from Profile, will be presenting on their comprehensive wieght management program. The program was designed by Sanford Health physicians and focuses of nutrition, activity, and lifestyle adaptations required for short and long-term success. As an employee partner, Gustavus employess receive substantial discounts on memberships and products. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or if you choose to eat at the buffet the price is reduced to $5 per person. If interested in attending or need more information please contact Laurie Kelly, coordinator of "Wellness for Employees"  at x6145 or 

Philosophy Lecture...Scott Pratt, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in Room 103 of Olin Hall.

Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Services occur in Christ Chapel unless otherwise noted. The upcoming schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, Oct. 24: Jaley Gray '17
  • Sunday, Oct. 26: Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Monday, Oct. 27: Paula O'Loughlin, Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28: Peter D. Erkkila, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29: Morning Praise, Choir of Christ Chapel, Chapel Ringers
  • Thursday, Oct. 30: Lisa Slaikeu '16, music by Re:vive
  • Friday, Oct. 31: Founders Day, President Bergman

Off-Campus Events of Interest

LutefiskScandian Grove Lutheran Church invites the Gustavus Community to the annual Lutefisk Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1. Serving times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes the highly sought after Lutefisk, meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable, bread, lefse, dessert, and beverage. Adults $16, 6-12 year olds $6, 5 and under free. Come experience a Swedish Lutheran event done right! The church is located 10 miles northwest of town on Highway 22 just past Norseland.

Telecommunication Updates

The following are additions/changes for the “Personnel Phone Directory 2014-15”:

Clara Hughes (Hanson), Dining Service, Phone: x6255, Email: chanson13, Name change
Margaret Allen, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, Email: mallen, Delete (retired)
Robert Andree, Campus Safety, Phone: x 8809, Email: randree, Delete

For further information or corrections, contact Telecommunications at x6261 or e-mail:

Weekend Home Athletic Events

Sshieldupport the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this weekend:

  • The women's volleyball team will host Concordia College for Senior Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24
  • The women's soccer team will host Augsburg College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25
  • The women's volleyball team will host St. Benedict at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25


  • Dick D. Vaughn, the father of Barb Langemeier (Human Resources) passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18 at his home in Hooper, Neb., at the age of 78. He is survived by wife, Mary; daughter, Barbara and husband, Ryan Langemeier of Mankato and their sons, Benjamin and Joseph; daughter, Vickie and husband, Scott Shurmur of Lubbock, Texas and their sons, Peter and wife, Megan and Shepard; son Hugh and wofe, Sarah Vaughn of Castle Rock, Col., and their children, Nathan, Justin, and Lily. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Hooper City Cemetery in Hooper, Neb.
  • C.W. "Tim" Johnson, former Postmaster, Student Union Manager, and coach of the men's and women's bowling teams at Gustavus, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20 at the age of 78. Tim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly; children: Colleen (Tim) Baker, Tim (Casey), Patty (Tim) Allen, and Tom (Donna); brother Larry (Janice); sisters Lois Overson and Sandra Alt; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and newphews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Church of St. Peter with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the church with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday.

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 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.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Saint Mark Lutheran Church of Saint Paul, Oct. 24-26. We will also be hosting a men's adult retreat for Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior, Oct. 24-25. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Pastor-2-Pastor...Pastors from the Southwestern and Southeastern Minnesota Synods will be on campus for a 24-hour Sabbath retreat, Oct. 23-24. The theme for the gathering will be "Lessons From a Season as Presiding Bishop". The speaker for this retreat will be Rev. Mark Hanson. Pastor-2-Pastor is a program sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership, the ELCA synods of southern Minnesota, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and is open to pastors of the ELCA (and CCM/ecumenical partners). The purpose of the program is to help pastors partner for pastoral excellence, and focuses on professional growth and mutual accountability for wellness.

Exploring Religious Questions Series...The mini-course "Meditation, Mindfulness, and Contemplative Practices: Perspectives from Christianity, Buddhism, and Medical Sciences" will continue on Monday, Oct. 27 (7-9pm, Olin Hall 103) with a discussion led by Elizabeth Power Hawkinson (MSW, ACSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Department, Mayo Clinic) about "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Bringing the Wisdom of the East into Western Medicine". Hawkinson will address the definition and attitudinal framework of mindfulness; provide a brief history of its integration into western medicine and clinical practice; reciew the burgeoning research findings about the health benefits of mindfulness; and explore ways that mindfulness can be practiced in everyday life. Sponsored by the Center for Servant Leadership, Church Relations, and the Bernhardson Chair.

Photo of the Week

You can view more pictures from this event and other events on campus by visiting the Gustavus Flickr page.



Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "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.
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 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"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.
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.
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesday Meeting:
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled), Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art 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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