Inside Gustavus 

November 6, 2014 | Volume 47, Number 10

Faculty/Staff Activities

Mark bProvost and Dean of the College Mark Braun received the 2014 Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Chief Academic Officer Award at the 42nd Annual Institute for Chief Academic and Chief Financial Officers on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Portland, Oregon. This prestigious award, which was created in 1987, was presented to Braun in recognition of his contributions to colleagues at independent colleges and universities across the country.

KalbermattenMaria Isabel Kalbermatten (MLC) presented “Political Humor and Manipulation in Humorous Texts From Three Argentine Newspapers” at the XV Annual Conference of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies, held at the University of Hawaii at Mãnoa, Honolulu. She also was re-elected as the Treasurer of the Society and continues working as the editor of the Society’s newsletter.

TwaitMichelle Twait (Library) contributed a case study, "Peer Reference Tutoring," in the recently published Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century (edited by David A. Tyckoson and John G. Dove; Purdue University Press, 2014).

EastonSeán Easton (Classics/Peace Studies) delivered a paper titled "Strategic Non-Violence and the Birth of Plebeian Political Consciousness in Ancient Rome" at the 2014 meeting of the Peace and Justice Studies Association in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 17. He also delivered a paper titled "A Beautiful Death is Not Enough: Spartan and Athenian Golden Ages in '300: Rise of an Empire' (2014)" at the 2014 meeting of the Film and History Association in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 30. In addition, Seán published five book reviews during his 2013-2014 sabbatical year:

  • Martin T. Dinter, Anatomizing Civil War. Studies in Lucan’s Epic Technique. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2012. For New England Classical Journal. (February, 2013)
  • Lee Fratantuono, Madness Triumphant. A Reading of Lucan’s Pharsalia. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012. For New England Classical Journal. (February, 2013)
  • Joanna Paul, Film and the Classical Epic Tradition. Clarendon: Oxford University Press, 2013. For Classical Journal (March 2, 2014)
  • Henry Day, Lucan and the Sublime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. For Classical Journal (July 2, 2014)
  • Konstantinos Nikoloutsos. Greek Women on Film. Clarendon: Oxford University Press, 2014. For Cloelia, n.s. 14 (2014)

Oshima RyanYumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music) was selected to perform at the 57th National Conference of The College Music Society on Oct. 31 in St. Louis as part of the conference's Performers' Showcase. She performed Tapiola Visions for piano (Left Hand) Op. 92 by Takashi Yoshimatsu.

Lynnea Myers, Jessica Stadick, and Jessica Helget (Nursing) had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Education titled "Giving Back: Utilizing Alumni in a Nursing Skills Day." The article detailed the innovative use of alumni to assist in hosting a day-long skills session for undergraduate nursing students.

In The Media

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Nov. 4 about Gustavus receiving the 2014 Tekne Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association for its work and ongoing commitment to the Nobel Conference.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Sunday, Nov. 2 about the Hillstrom Museum of Art being one of the state’s best art museums. Don Myers was quoted in the story.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Thursday, Oct. 30 about the Theatre Department's production ofAngels in America. Professor Amy Seham and student Deb Witherspoon were quoted in the story.
  • Professor of Philosophy Peg O’Connor had an essay of hers used by The New York Times as part of its blog “The Learning Network” on Oct. 22.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Barb Wright, Banquet Staff/Buffet Hostess, Dining Service

* New Administrators

  • Justin Hicks, Windows System Administrator & Networking Analyst, GTS

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 11 and discussed the following items:

  • Members reviewed the progress on the 2014-2015 institutional goals.
  • President Bergman gave an update on the Shared Governance Principles document.
  • Members approved increasing the hours of a Lab Assistant/Technician position from 25 hours/week to 40 hours/week. This position is grant funded.
  • Members agreed to change many of the single stall restrooms in campus buildings to gender neutral/all gender/unisex restrooms. Signs will be updated to denote the change. 

News & Announcements

Harassment Grievance Officers Appointed...The following individuals have been appointed to serve as Harassment Grievance Officers by President Bergman: Joyce Aarsvold, Tom Lofaro, Jerry Nowell, Michelle Rusinko, Beatriz Torres. You can contact any of the Harassment Grievance Officers via email by clicking on their name. Harassment Grievance Officers are administrators and faculty who have been specially trained to help members of the campus community who want to make a formal complaint of harassment and/or sexual harassment, investigate the complaints and provide the college with a summary report of the investigation. The College wants our working and learning environment to be a safe space for all members of the College community. We encourage anyone in the Gustavus community, whether student, staff or faculty, who is experiencing harassment, to contact anyone of these individuals.

Give to Gustavus DayGive to Gustavus Day...Give to Gustavus Day, a one-day online giving campaign to support the Gustavus Annual Fund, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12 between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. If you want to give to an athletic team, music group, student activities, or academic department, you are encouraged to designate your gift there. Or you can simply give a gift to support the area of greatest need at the College. More information is available online.

USPS Holiday...There will be no incoming or outgoing mail on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

CCCC in CC Livestream...For the first time in the 42-year history of the event, Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual holiday tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be live streamed to the public on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 6. Heroic Productions, which annually provides audio, video, and lighting solutions for both Christmas in Christ Chapel and the Nobel Conference, will produce the live stream with the use of at least six different cameras. Please help spread the word to interested parties. More information is available online.

Campus Happenings

Our StoryOur Story Conference...The Pan-Afrikan Student Organization is hosting the Our Story Conference on African Folklore at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 in Alumni Hall. PASO has invited Orisirisi African Folklore to present the history and culture behind African folktales. The group will also be performing several African folktales at the Conference. This event is free and open to the public.

Hmong New Year...The Hmong American Culutural Outreach (HACO) organization will host the College's annual Hmong New Year celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the St. Peter Banquet Room. There will be food, dancing, singing, and special guest Tou Saiko Lee, who will perform slam poetry. The event is free and open to the public.

Building Bridges Panel Discussion...The Building Bridges Committee will hold a panel discussion featuring Gustavus faculty and staff titled "The Evolution of Rape: A Conversation on Culture and Sexual Violence" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Alumni Hall. Panel members and presenters include Peg O'Connor (Philosophy), Yurie Hong (Classics), David Obermiller (History), Alisa Rosenthal (Political Science), and JoNes VanHecke (Dean of Students).

KrauseGustie Breakfast...The next Gustie Breakfast will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Jackson Center Banquet Rooms. This month's presenter is Meghan Krause '00, Director of Wellbeing. Cost is $8 per person or $15 for two. Register by calling 507-933-6664 or by emailing gustiebreakfast@gustavus.edu. A new feature this month allows attendees to register and pay online.

hhSleepOut 2014...Members of the Gustavus community are invited to join Chaplain Grady St. Dennis and professor Richard Leitch (Political Science) at this year's SleepOUT on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14 outside of Christ Chapel. The annual event helps raise awareness of homelessness and hunger issues. More information is available online.

Faculty Meeting...A regular monthly meeting of the faculty will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in Alumni 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, Nov. 7: Building Bridges Preview
  • Sunday, Nov. 9: Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Monday, Nov. 10: Chaplain Brian Konkol
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11: Max Hailperin, Mathematics and Computer Science, Brass Choir
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12: Morning Praise, Choir of Christ Chapel, Symphonic Bells
  • Thursday, Nov. 13: Nate McNab '15
  • Friday, Nov. 14: Taize Contemplative Worship

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • The men's hockey team will host UW-Stevens Point at Don Roberts Ice Rink at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.
  • The men's soccer team will host St. John's in the MIAC Championship game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The winner will receive the Conference's automatic berth to the Division III NCAA Tournament.
  • The men's swimming and diving team will host St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.
  • The women's swimming and diving team will host St. Cloud State and MSU-Mankato at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.
  • The men's hockey team will host UW-Stout at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host two weekend confirmation retreats for Faith Lutheran Church of Waconia, Nov. 7-8, and for Christ Lutheran Church of Faribault, Nov. 7-8. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Partners in Education...Deborah Goodwin (Religion) will give a presentation on "Christian Theology before and after the Holocaust" at Shepherd of the Valley in Apple Valley from 9:45 o 10:45 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 9. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership in which participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentations for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Photo of the Week

From a scene in the Department of Theatre and Dance's recent production of Angels in America. You can view more pictures from this event and other events on campus by visiting the Gustavus Flickr page.

Angels

Plugs

For Rent...Home full of character (built in 1918), five minute walk from campus and a block from Minnesota Square Park. 4 bedroom (3 up, one main floor) plus huge office, 1.5 bath, spacious kitchen, finished basement. On quiet street and lot with mature trees. Available Spring Semester 2015 (January and June negotiable). Contact Mimi at mgerstba@gac.edu or 507-934-1035.

"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 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/48hour-theatre-projectStreaming Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 23 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-146Online
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyounhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reconciliation-circle-with-cnt-stfrancis-bettelyoun-5via videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-luther-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/boom-boom-bingo-2Lund Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-cornell-cancelledMount Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecominghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/homecoming-6Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-monmouth-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-coe-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/peer-assistants-host-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-tuesdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-augsburg-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-luther-cancelledDecorah, Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art

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