Inside Gustavus 

December 11, 2014 | Volume 47, Number 14

Faculty/Staff Activities

BaerElizabeth Baer (English and African Studies) presented a paper at the African Studies Association Conference on November 22 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Titled "When Genocide Follows Colonialism: Violence in Uwe Timm’s Morenga and the German Genocide of the Herero and Nama in Namibia," the paper is excerpted from Baer's 5th book manuscript, currently in progress.

JPMJames Patrick Miller (Music) has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Contemporary Classical Composition category. Dr. Miller was nominated along with Eric Berlin, Richard Kelley, and the UMASS Wind Ensemble for their recording of Stephen Paulus' Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band. The number was recorded as part of the album Fantastique: Premieres for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble, which was released September 1, 2014.

HongYurie Hong (Classics, GWS) presented a paper titled "Poetic Authority and the Utility of Reproduction in Hesiod's 'Theogony' and 'Works and Days'" in Washington, D.C. at the Center for Hellenic Studies Research Symposium on December 6. This paper presents research conducted at the CHS during a two-week fellowship last spring.

WinterfeldtChad Winterfeldt (Chaplains' Office) has begun work with the curriculum development team for The Center for Worship and Music Studies, a new endeavor created by respected church musician Jay Beech. In partnership with several ELCA synods, including Minneapolis and Southwest Minnesota, the new Center seeks to provide leadership, education, and resources for lay and professional church musicians. More information is available online.

In The Media

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Jesse Anderberg, PM Cook, Dining Service
  • Steven Howe, Custodian
  • Ernest Johnson, Custodian

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 5 and discussed the following items:

  • Discussion was held regarding setting a course for the next strategic planning process and developing a final report for Commission Gustavus 150. Consultant Ann Duffield and Director of the Center for Servant Leadership Barb Larson Taylor were present for the conversation.
  • The proposed changes to the parental leave policy were approved. The Board of Trustees will review/approve the parental leave policy at its January Board meeting.
  • Members reviewed and discussed the proposed agenda for the January Board meeting.
  • Discussion was held regarding the 2015-16 budget planning.

News & Announcements

Parking Info for Christmas Break, J-Term, and Touring Week...If you are leaving your vehicle on campus during Christmas Break, you must park in the gravel parking lot - red permit parking in the Bjorling Lot directly west of the music building or if that fills up, the designated break parking section in the Arbor View Lot. Any vehicles not moved to this location during break will be towed at the owner’s expense. Look for the Break Parking signs to park in the correct area – cars parked in the wrong rows of Arbor View/Bjorling will still be towed at owner’s expense.

Regular parking enforcement is in effect during finals week, all of January Term and Touring week; always assume parking is enforced. Always register your vehicle with Campus Safety and have a valid permit displayed before parking. Please park according to permit color and note that Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times (24/7/365). Green permit parking lots are always no parking 2-7 a.m., seven days a week; as are the red permit parking rows in the Stadium (Beck) parking lot. Please contact Campus Safety with any questions, 24-hours a day at 507-933-8888. Emails sent to are answered during business hours.

The Season of Giving...The Staff Personnel Committee has already begun gearing up for our traditional Staff Christmas Party on Friday, December 19. Our Staff Christmas Party is always an exciting time as we try to incorporate the spirit of giving. One of the ways we do this is by providing door prize drawings. Although we have a small budget for purchasing items to give away, we traditionally rely on departments around campus to donate any items as they feel appropriate. Donations may range from a gift card for a campus service to complimentary gifts received from outside vendors to handmade/homemade items that reflect your skill/talent that could be passed on to fellow co-workers as a wonderful gift.
In the next few days, please watch for items that may come into your office/department and/or items you might already have that you would be willing to donate as a gift. To make a contribution, please contact or send items to Jeannie Peterson ( in the library, Teri Bauman ( with GTS, or Anna Mae Barklow ( with custodial service. Your generosity and thoughtful consideration during this Season of Giving is greatly appreciated.

Assisting the St. Peter Food Shelf...The Staff Personnel Committee is working to grow the number of donations that we collect for the St. Peter Area Food Self. This year we are inviting the faculty and administration to join us in donating food or funds to the St. Peter Area Food Shelf. We will have a donation table set up in the foyer of Alumni Hall for you to drop off donations before the Faculty and Administrator Holiday Party on Thursday, December 18. The college will again be generously matching cash donations. If you are unable to attend the event, please feel free to drop off (or we would be happy to pick up) food or funds donations with Teri Bauman in GTS or Jenny Tollefson in Confer/Vickner. Thank you for your generosity during this Holiday Season!

Inside Gustavus Dates...This is the last edition of Inside Gustavus for 2014! The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Campus Happenings

Michael Johnson Concert...Be a part of a nearly 50-year tradition of concerts by Michael Johnson on the Gustavus campus. The Gustavus Artist Series once again brings this internationally-renowned singer, song-writer and guitarist to the Bjorling Recital Hall stage for an 8 p.m. show on Friday, Dec. 12. Tickets are available online at or by calling 933-7590.

Faculty Meeting...The regular monthly meeting of the faculty will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 in Wallenberg Auditorium.

Firethorne Release Party...Come get your copy of the Fall 2014 Firethorne at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 in the Courtyard Cafe. Artists and authors will read and talk about their published pieces, while frost-your-owns will be provided.

Midnight Express...The end of the semester is near. Reading Day is Sunday, Dec. 14 and with that comes the special tradition of Midnight Express. This study break will take place from 10 to 11:45 p.m. on Sunday with activities by the Peer Assistants, music by the Gustavus Jazz Band and free food served by faculty, staff, and administrators.

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, Dec. 12: Christmas Carol Sing-along, Gustavus Chamber Winds, Brass Choir
  • Sunday, Dec. 14: Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Monday, Dec. 15: Advent Service of Light
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16: Meditation and Prayer
  • Wednesday, Dec. 17: Meditation and Prayer
  • Thursday, Dec. 18: Meditation and Prayer

Facility Hours

Library hours for finals and Christmas Break are as follows:

  • Saturday, Dec. 13: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 15 - Wednesday, Dec. 17: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 18 - Friday, Dec. 19: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, Jan. 4: Closed

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • The women's basketball team will host Hamline University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
  • The women's hockey team will host UW-Stevens Point at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
  • The men's basketball team will host Hamline University at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend retreat for Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Hastings on Dec. 12-14. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Photo of the Week

Sophomore Janet Jennings, St. Lucia for 2014. You can view more pictures from this event and other events on campus by visiting the Gustavus Flickr page.



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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "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.
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.

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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