Inside Gustavus 

February 12, 2015 | Volume 47, Number 19

Faculty/Staff Activities

LpetersonLois Peterson (Art and Art History) currently has an exhibition of her recent drawing at the Hudson Hospital and Clinic in Hudson, Wisconsin. The exhibition is sponsored by the Healing Arts Program through a partnership with the Phipps Center for The Arts, also located in Hudson, Wisconsin.

KonkolOn Sunday, Feb. 1, Chaplain Brian Konkol visited Stanford Memorial Church, on the campus of Stanford University, to serve as a special guest preacher during their University Public Worship. As a guest of the Stanford University Office for Religious life, Konkol delivered a sermon titled, "The Exorcism of our Economism", which was later published on the university website and placed on its iTunes account. In addition, Konkol was invited to deliver a talk to student athletes on Monday, Feb. 2, on the intersections of spirituality and sport in the 21st Century. During his time in California, Konkol and his spouse Kristen also hosted a "Gustie Gathering" for Palo Alto area alumni, which took place on Friday, Jan. 30.

suarezCarlos Mario Mejía Suárez (Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures) recently had an article accepted for publication. The article "Los hombres y sus barbas. Visibilidad y atenuación del deseo homosexual en 'Tercer Fausto' de Salvador Novo" ["Men and their Beards. Visibility and attenuation of homosexual desire in Salvador Novo's 'Tercer Fausto'" will appear in Chasqui later this year. This article was finalized thanks to the writing days and retreats set up by the Kendall Center.

HeldkeLisa Heldke (Philosophy) gave a talk titled "Pragmatist Philosophical Reflections on GMOs" as part of the Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy and Science, at Purdue University.

torresBeatriz Torres (Communication Studies) co-authored with Maili Pörhölä (University of Jyväskylä, Finland), Kristen Cvancara (Minnesota State University), Esta Kaal (Tallinn University, Estonia), and Kaja Tampere (Tallinn University, Estonia) a book chapter titled: "Cross-cultural comparisons of bullying among university students: perspectives from Argentina, Estonia, Finland and United States". This chapter contributes to the book on "Bullying among university students: cross-national perspectives" edited by Helen Cowie (University of Surrey) and Carrie-Anne Myers (City University London). The book is a pioneering collection of knowledge and evidence exploring the under-researched phenomenon of bullying in universities. The book will be available in September 2015 through Routledge, Francis and Taylor Group.

KalbermattenMaría Isabel Kalbermatten (Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures) published an article titled “Prejuicio, Orgullo y Humor en Chistes Étnicos sobre Argentinos” (“Prejudice, Pride and Humor in Ethnic Jokes about Argentines”) in the book “Perspectivas del Humor: Estudios del Humor Luso-hispano,” eds. L. Imperiale and T. Leão Vieira, São Pablo: Brazil.

FienenDavid Fienen, Emeritus Professor of Music and former Provost, played an organ recital at Como Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul on Sunday, Feb. 1. His program featured music by Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, Jan Bender, and the Bach "Passacaglia." He will also be organ accompanist for several selections on concerts by the St. Peter Choral Society on Feb. 8 in Björling Recital Hall and Feb. 15 in White Bear Lake. These concerts are "In Memoriam" Diane Loomer '62.

A collaboration between Pamela Kittelson (Biology/ES), Reina Nielsen ’16, Michael Howe ’14, Sanjive Qazi (Biology), and Stuart Wagenius and Ruth Shaw at the University of Minnesota, resulted in a publication in Ecology. Their research explored how Echinacea (purple coneflower) physiological traits, herbivory and genetic diversity interacted. They identified underlying traits that contribute to inbreeding depression, which has negative implications for populations affected by habitat fragmentation. The research was supported by the NSF, Gustavus FYRE, a Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant, and a LiCor LEEF award.

In The Media

  • KEYC ran a story on its Feb. 8 newscasts about James Patrick Miller being nominated for a Grammy Award.
  • The Star Tribune quoted James Patrick Miller in a Feb. 6 story about the Grammy nomination associated with Stephen Paulus’ Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band.
  • KEYC ran a story on its Jan. 31 newscasts about Steve Wilkinson’s memorial service. Eric Butorac and Tommy Valentini were interviewed for the story.
  • Gustavus was mentioned in a Jan. 30 Mankato Free Press article about air quality in local ice arenas.
  • The Star Tribune printed a feature obituary on Steve Wilkinson on Thursday, Jan. 29. Neal Hagberg ’81, Tim Butorac ’75 and Todd Bowlby ’98 were quoted in the story.
  • WCCO featured the Gustavus dining service as part of its “Goin’ to the Lake” series on Thursday, Jan. 29 as Amelia Santaniello and Mark Rosen came to campus to dine with students.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Amee Kramer, Custodian

News & Announcements

All-Employee Meeting...All employees are invited to an all-employee meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in Christ Chapel. Updates will be given by President Bergman, Vice President Westphal and Vice President Crady. After other general announcements, there will be time for people to ask questions.

PTO/Vacation Donations Being Accepted...Employees who would like to donate paid time off hours/vacation hours for a Gustavus employee who is on an approved FMLA leave and will run out of paid-time benefits should complete and sign a request for transfer of pto/vacation hours available at the Office of Human Resources (x7304).

Message From Print Services...Please note that if you received an order from us printed on digital white paper 70# text or 80# cover from September 2014–January 2015 we may have indicated on your paperwork that this paper was FSC certified. While some choices within our digital paper catalog are FSC certified, these particular papers are not. We regret this oversight and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your business and understanding regarding this matter.

Campus Happenings

sustainabilitySustainability Discussion...Members of the campus community are invted to join a conversation from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 13 in Alumni Hall to address the question, "What can we create together to address global warming effectively?" The goal is to generate a plan for the future that uses skills and resources we have today, identifies areas of growth or innovation, and links campus efforts to those in the community to enable us all to face environmental and economic challenges. The gathering will be facilitated to ensure all participant voices are heard and valued. For further information, please contact Jim Dontje (, Deborah Goodwin (, Michele Koomen (, or David Newell (

Wind Orchestra Home Concert...Conductor James Patrick Miller and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will perform their Home Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. The performance is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Choir Home Concert...Conductor Gregory Aune and the Gustavus Choir will present their Home Concert in Christ Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. The performance is free and open to the public.

hillstromNew Hillstrom Exhibits...The Hillstrom Museum of Art will present three new exhibitions beginning on Monday, Feb. 16. Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, will be on view through April 19, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, andFOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 16, with a gallery talk by artist Lori Nix at 7:30 p.m. A second gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibit, by artist Sarah Hobbs, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23. More information is available online.

cprBystander CPR Training...Gustavus students and staff are invited to a bystander CPR training event on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Working in association with the Minnesota Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Network, Student Senate, and Health Services, there will be 30 minute presentations at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. There will be practice CPR dummies as well as AED demonstrations to fully orient attendees.

Theatre & Dance Production...The Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy For Serious Persons by Oscar Wilde, Feb. 19-22. Directed by Amy Seham, The Importance of Being Earnest will be performed in Anderson Theatre Feb. 19-21 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for students, and free from Gustavus students and staff. Tickets are available online at

BB15Building Bridges Conference...The 20th annual Building Bridges Conference will be held on Saturday, March 7, and is titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture.” Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include Jessica Valenti and Zerlina Maxwell. Valenti will speak at 9 a.m. in Christ Chapel, while Maxwell will speak at 12 p.m. More information including the entire schedule for the Conference is available online.

Hispanic Film Festival...Gustavus will host its second Hispanic Film Festival over the course of six weeks during February and March. Screenings will take place at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium on six successive Mondays beginning on Feb. 16 and concluding on March 23. All six screenings are free and open to the public. The schedule for the film festival as well as short synopses of each film are available online.

David ColeInaugural Christenson Lecture...The inaugural Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law will take place at 7 p.m. on March 5 in the Wallenberg Auditorium. This year's speaker is Georgetown University Professor David Cole, co-author of the book Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror. Cole's lecture is titled “After Edward Snowden: The NSA, Your Cellphone, and the Challenge of Preserving Privacy in the Digital Age.” More information is available online.

Faculty Meeting...The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the faculty will take place Friday, Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium.

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, Feb. 13: Vince Thomas, CSL
  • Sunday, Feb. 15: Chaplain Brian Konkol
  • Monday, Feb. 16: Tony Jones, author of Did God Kill Jesus?
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17: Glen Lloyd, Alumni and Parent Engagement
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday Service, Choir of Christ Chapel
  • Thursday, Feb. 19: Donte Curtis '15, Music Leadership by Re:vive
  • Friday, Feb. 20: Jazz, Justice, and the Journey of Tradition: A preview

Off-Campus Events of Interest

loomerIn Memoriam Diane Loomer...The St. Peter Choral Society, Directed by Sara McKay, will present "In Memoriam Diane Loomer" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 at First Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake. Diane had an amazing career in Canada as a beloved choral conductor and composer, winning many national awards including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. Five of the pieces on this program were sung at her memorial concert that was attended by more than 2,000 people. The program features Stanford's Te Deum, Vaughan Williams' Toward the Unknown Region, and several Canadian pieces, accompanied by David Fienen, organ, and John McKay and Bonnie Jorgensen, piano. Soloists are Michael Jorgensen and Roy Heilman. Tickets are $10 in advance at Swedish Kontur, $15 at the door. Students are free.

Social Media Updates

twitterLooking for some people or places on campus to follow on Twitter? Make sure to give these Twitter accounts a follow: @gustiepresident (President Bergman), @GAC_Wellbeing (Gustavus Wellbeing Initiative), @GustieBookmark (The Book Mark), @gustiearts (Gustavus Fine Arts), @GAC_Chaplains (Gustavus Chaplains).

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • The gymnastics team will host UW-La Crosse at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13
  • The men's hockey team will host St. Thomas at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13
  • The men's tennis team will host Augustana College and UW-Eau Claire at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14
  • The women's basketball team will host St. Mary's at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14
  • The women's hockey team will host St. Thomas at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14
  • The men's basketball team will host St. Mary's at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.


  • hoogieEmeritus Professor of Chemistry Bernard "Bernie" Hoogenboom passed away on Friday, Jan. 30 at the age of 82 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Bernie taught at Gustavus for 38 years from 1958 until he retired in 1996. He helped design the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science and was a member of Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Research Society and the American Chemical Society. Colleagues and former students will remember Bernie for his love of synthetic organic chemistry and for working in the lab with students on techniques and tricks for getting good results. He is survived by his wife, Louise; three sons, Dirk and Tomoko (Hara) of Plymouth, Minn., Peter and Pat (Hemrich) of Bellingham, Wash., and Jon and Sabrina (Archibald) of Littleton, Col.; one sister, Nell Caton Hoogenboom of Goshen, Ind.; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in St. Peter. Visitation will be between 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at St. Peter Funeral Home-Klein Chapel.
  • Joan Tyler Gilbert, mother of Chris Gilbert (Political Science) and mother-in-law of Julie Gilbert '99 (Library), died on Jan. 28 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, at the age of 88. Funeral services were held on Feb. 7 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A full obituary can be found online.

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Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Cross Lutheran Church of Maplewood on Feb. 12-14. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.


Car For Sale...2006 Saturn Vue; 184,000 miles; 4 cylinder, 2.2 liter engine; automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, air conditioning, power windows, locks, and driver seat; moon roof; towing package, CD player. $4200. Call or text 651-792-5139.

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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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