Inside Gustavus 

January 15, 2015 | Volume 47, Number 16

Faculty/Staff Activities

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies, GWS), presided over the panel "Scandinavian Cultural Memory" on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the annual Modern Language Association (MLA) convention, in Vancouver, Canada.

Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) along with co-authors Scott Safranski (Saint Louis University) and Scott Lee (BYU-Idaho) published the paper, "Bad apples, behaving badly? Workplace religious discrimination disputes and resolution behaviors" in the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. JMSR is the journal outlet sponsored by the MSR division of the Academy of Management. Kathy presented other findings from this project at last September's Shop Talk.

Student Achievements

Dean's List...Six hundred and thirty two students qualified for the Dean's List for the Fall Semester. The list comprises students who have earned a 3.7 grade point average or higher for the semester ending in December 2014.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Paula Enz, part-time Custodian, Custodial

* New Administrators

  • Michael Ferguson, Information Systems and Support Specialist, GTS

News & Announcements

Find Your Flow...This January the Wellbeing Center is facilitating “Find Your Flow!” This in an entire month of fresh experiences designed to help both students and employees explore life’s big themes and feel their best. From a book club (The Power of Habit) and a film screening (Fed Up) to community conversations and fitness classes plus a host of “how to” workshops and drop-in sessions, everyone gets a daily dose of events to look onward, upward, and inward. There’s no shortage of ways for you to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors and intersect with students this J-Term! You can access the Find Your Flow Wellbeing Guide on the Gustavus Wellbeing News Page.

Website Redesign...Gustavus Technology Services and the Office of Marketing and Communication are planning to redesign the Gustavus website before September 2015. The first phase of this process will involve the collection of feedback and ideas from the community. To aid in the gathering of this information, an online form is now available at If you would like to discuss web design or the process, you are welcome to email or call Jerry Nowell at x6365. Jerry would also be happy to meet with your department or any other group to further detail the effort and to answer any questions.

Gustavus Announces New Christenson Lectureship...Gustavus Adolphus College and the Department of Political Science are pleased to announce the establishment of the Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law. The lectureship is being created thanks to generous funding from Kathryn Kidd Christenson to honor her late husband, Ronald Christenson, a longtime faculty member at the College. Lectures in this new series will be given in alternate years, beginning on March 5, 2015 when Georgetown University Professor David Cole will speak publically. Dr. Cole is the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown and is co-author of the book Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror. More information about the Christenson Lectureship and Dr. Cole's campus visit is available online.

New CICE Director...After a national search that yielded a large and strong pool of candidates, Dr. Roger Adkins will be joining our staff in the Center for International and Cultural Education beginning June 15, 2015. Adkins will assume the role of Director of International and Cultural Education. This hiring is part of a planned transition upon the retirement of the current director, Dr. Carolyn O’Grady. In this role, Adkins is charged with providing innovative leadership in study away and international student and scholar services and programming, as well as in fostering international and cultural educational excellence and engagement in the curriculum and co-curriculum on campus. Adkins comes to Gustavus from the University of Oregon, where he currently serves as the Associate Director of Study Abroad Programs in the Office of International Affairs. Please welcome Dr. Roger Adkins to Gustavus when he arrives on campus this summer.

Bon Voyage...The Gustavus Choir, led by Conductor Gregory Aune, will depart for London on Friday, Jan. 16 for its first-ever concert tour in Great Britain and France. With eight concerts over 16 days, the Choir will present its 2015 program in some of the finest concert venues and cathedrals in Europe. More information about the tour is available online. You can follow the Choir's tour by reading the Ensemble Touring Blog, which will be updated regularly throughout the tour.

Mug The Market Place...The Market Place is looking for mugs. Any kind of mugs! Clean out your campers and basements and cupboards and bring in all those crazy, ugly, funny, dust-collecting mugs. Share your mugs with the campus and we'll have a KaffeeKlatsch in the Evelyn Young Dining Room! The mug racks will hold vessels up to 4 3/4 inches tall -- so get out your measuring sticks and round up those mugs! Just drop them off at the tray carousel -- we'll wash them up and send 'em out to the Market Place for the campus to enjoy! When you see someone with your mug, be sure to say: "Hey, I loved that Mug!"

Are You Hungry?...Gustavus employees have the opportunity to take part in the Am I Hungry program this spring. The program teaches mindful eating skills and empowers participants to relearn to use their natural ability to eat just the right amount of food. Participants are not given rigid rules to follow, instead it is a journey of self discovery as to why we choose to eat what we eat. Class discussion involves eating what our bodies need and want, exercising for our mind and bodies, and mindful eating skills. Classes will meet weekly on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning Feb. 9 and running through Monday, March 23. All classes will be located in the Campus Center Board Room. The cost of the program is $43, which covers the cost of the book "Eat What You Love Love What You Eat, How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle" and the workbook required for class. If you are interested in participating please contact George Elliott at by Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Campus Happenings

MLK Lecture and Reception...The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, president and founder of both the Washington Consulting Group in Baltimore and the Social Justice Training Institute, will give the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 in Christ Chapel. Dr. Washington’s lecture is titled “50 Years Later, The Work Continues: Living the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King In Our Own Time.” The Gustavus community is invited to meet Dr. Washington between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monday, at a public reception in the President's Dining Room in the Johnson Campus Center.

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, Jan. 16: Taize Contemplative Worship
  • Sunday, Jan. 18: Chaplain Siri Erickson
  • Monday, Jan. 19: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington
  • Tuesday, Jan. 20: Pastor Amy Jo Bur, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Jan. 22: Kirsten Larsen '15, Music by Re:vive
  • Friday, Jan. 23: Bishop Ake Bonnier of Sweden, Organist David Fienen

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • The gymnastics team will host Hamline University at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16.
  • The women's hockey team will host Augsburg College at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16.
  • The men's basketball team will host St. John's University at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17.
  • The men's hockey team will host Augsburg College at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Oscar Party…The Creative Play Place invites you to join us in celebrating the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at 5 p.m. at Patrick's on Third. There will be food, Oscar watching, entertainment, and much more! Tickets are $30 per couple and include appetizer, red velvet cake, and choice of pitcher of domestic beer OR two glasses of wine OR two rail drinks; $20 per individual ticket includes appetizer, red velvet cake, and two drinks (domestic beer, wine, or rail drink). This year FREE childcare for all ticket holders will be available at the Saint Peter Community Center during the event! (Free-will donations for childcare are appreciated.) Purchase tickets in advance at the Creative Play Place, Patrick’s, or through a Creative Play Place board member. Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all!


For Sale...Mac Motion leather chair and ottoman. $250. Contact 507-934-5441.

"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"
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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