Inside Gustavus 

October 30, 2014 | Volume 47, Number 9

Faculty/Staff Activities

StollDwight Stoll (Chemistry) was recently honored by the magazine The Analytical Scientist when the publication included him on its annual Power List, which this year features 40 individuals under the age 40 who are already having a big impact on the field of analytical science.

OwenJeff Owen attended the NCAA Division III FAR Fellows Institute, which was held Oct. 17-19 at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis. Twenty-four Faculty Athletics Representatives from around the country attended the Institute to develop leadership skills and share best practices for FARs.

Lund DeanKathy Lund Dean (E/M) was elected inaugural Co-Editor-in-Chief of Management Teaching Review, a new peer-reviewed publication of the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educations. MTR will be published by SAGE, and will partner with the Journal of Management Education for which Kathy is also Co-EIC. MTR will be an online, interactive outlet by which management educators may share their teaching and learning materials, featuring a conversation/comments forum as well as the ability to share multi-media materials like video clips, photos and other aesthetics, and formulae-embedded spreadsheets. The initial call for submissions is slated for early 2015 with the first issue coming out in January, 2016. Kathy will also serve as Co-Chair for the Diversity & Identity paper track at the Eastern Academy of Management International conference in Lima, Peru in June, 2015. The conference theme is “At the Intersection of Old and New,” exploring how ancient wisdom may inform current organizational practices.

LindqvistUrsula Lindqvist and David Jessup (Scandinavian Studies) attended the annual Sweden Symposium at the University of Washington in Seattle, Oct. 16-18, and Dr. Lindqvist presided over the business meeting of the sponsoring organization as current President of the Association of Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America (ASTRA). The topic of this year's symposium was "Sweden Studies and the Contemporary Arctic: Environmental Policy, Heterogeneous Representations, and Indigenous Methodologies." Dr. Lindqvist intends to incorporate much of this material into the Arctic component of her SCA 360 Nordic Colonialisms and Postcolonial Studies course (GLOBL, HIPHI) in Spring 2015.

PetrickaJessie Petricka (Physics) was elected to serve on the Committee on Apparatus for the American Association of Physics Teachers. The three year term begins January 2015.

In The Media

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Friday, Oct. 24 about Gustavus receiving a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • Gustavus was mentioned in a Sunday, Oct. 26 Star Tribune story as the alma mater of the wife of former cyclist Greg LeMond (Kathy Morris ’82).
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Thursday, Oct. 30 about the Theatre Department's production of Angels in America. Professor Amy Seham and student Deb Witherspoon were quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story previewing the Gustavus hockey teams in its Oct. 29 edition. Coaches Mike Carroll and Brett Petersen were quoted in the story.
  • Chaplain Brian Konkol had an op/ed piece titled "The Freedom to Listen in Election Season" printed in the St. Peter Herald on Thursday, Oct. 30.
  • Megan Ruble (Dean of Students Office) was quoted in a Mpls/St. Paul Magainze story about parenting high school and college students in the publication's October issue.
  • Business Insider magazine ranked Gustavus as the 72nd smartest liberal arts college in the country in a recent set of rankings based on average ACT and SAT scores.

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and discussed the following items:

  • Provost Braun shared a summary of feedback received from several administrators regarding the Shared Governance Principles document. Following discussion, members agreed that Provost Braun would create an updated redline version of the document and Jolene would contact Trustee Dan Currell regarding setting a time for a Shared Governance Task Force telephonic meeting before the Faculty Senate meeting on Friday afternoon, Oct. 24. If appropriate, an updated version of the document will be brought to the Faculty Senate for its review/endorsement on the 24th, in preparation for a vote by the entire faculty at the Nov. 14 faculty meeting and a recommendation by the Board’s Governance Group to the Board of Trustees for its endorsement in January. 
  • An Administrative Council meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Members approved the hiring of a full-time Dining Service replacement position.

News & Announcements

GribThe 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.

New Meeting Space in Campus Center...A re-invented meeting space option in the C. Charles Jackson is now available to the campus community. Formerly called the Faculty/Staff Center, the new space is named the "Konferensrum" (the Swedish word for conference room). It is located in the upper level of the Campus Center between the Board of Trustees Room and the President's Dining Room and is now available for reservation for meetings and gatherings at all hours the Campus Center is open. Maximum capacity is roughly 25-30 depending on set up, and dining services can serve meals in the space. Plans are in the works to order new furniture for the space that will accommodate 16 people at tables. Please call x7590 or visit to reserve this room.

HOFHall of Fame 2014 Class...Gustavus has selected nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2014 class of inductees includes Tara Joosten Bubar ’98 (Soccer), Stephen Erickson ’99 (Golf), David Jussila ’91 (Tennis), Melissa Ring ’99 (Track & Field), Luke Schmidt ’99 (Basketball), Aaron Smith ’99 (Track & Field), Bob Southworth ’99 (Football, Basketball), Brent Staples ’99 (Football, Hockey), and Dee Swenson (Benefactor). This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, following the Hall of Fame football game between the Gusties and Bethel University set to take place at 1 p.m. on Hollingsworth Field.

Campus Happenings

red crossBlood Drive...The Communication Studies Club is sponsoring a blood drive on campus with the American Red Cross from 12 to 6 p.m., Nov. 5-6 in Alumni Hall. Students, faculty, and staff can do walk-in appointments, but are encouraged to sign up online.

Founders Day Celebration...Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community (Dana Lamb, Kirk Carlson '95, and Max Hailperin) will be honored during the Friday, Oct. 31 Daily Sabbath service as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards. The awards are given out in conjunction with Founders Day, which recognizes the dedication of Old Main on Oct. 31, 1976.

bcrfBreast Cancer Benefit Brunch...The Delta Phi Omega sorority invites all students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college to its annual Breast Cancer Benefit, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2 in Alumni Hall. There will be a brunch, silent auction, and several speakers. Donations will be split between the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Hope Chest. Contact Kaitlin Bembenek '16 with questions.

Honor Band Festival...The annual Honor Band Festival Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in Christ Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Documentary Film Screening...Join Indian filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar for screening of his documentary film "Punches N Ponytails" as he follows the stories of two women boxers pursing their dreams and facing realitites of prejudice and disapproval. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in room 101 of Beck Hall. "Punches N Ponytails" reveals heartfelt truth about disproportionate forces against women, female athletes, and their culture, sexuality, and gender. 

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. 31: Founders Day, President Bergman, Music by Chapel Brass
  • Sunday, Nov. 2: Chaplain Brian Konkol
  • Monday, Nov. 3: Duad Nassar, Tent of Nations, Gustavus Wind Orchestra
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4: Author Christian Piatt, Woodwind Quartet
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5: Morning Praise, Gustavus Choir, Flute Choir
  • Thursday, Nov. 6: Matt Spoden '15, Music by Re:vive
  • Friday, Nov. 7: Building Bridges Preview

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Scandian 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.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • The Gustavus football team will host Bethel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. The game is the final home game of the regular season and is also the annual Hall of Fame Game.
  • The women's soccer team will host Hamline at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.
  • The men's and women's swimming and diving teams will host UW-Eau Claire, St. John's, and St. Ben's at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.


  • Elroy L. Ernsting, father of Deanna Ernsting (Financial Aid), passed away Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur at the age of 78. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 27 at Zion United Church of Christ in Le Sueur. He is survived by wis wife, Lois; daughters, Carrie Ernsting and Deanna Ernsting of Le Sueur; grandchildren, Jordyn Macias and Kyle Wondra; brothers, Cecil (Ruby) Ernsting of Le Sueur and Ronald (Judy) Ernsting of Le Sueur; and many nieces and nephews.

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.


  • Chaplain Siri Erickson gave birth to a son, Elo Carl Erickson, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Congratulations to Siri and her husband Seth.

Photo of the Week

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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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