Inside Gustavus (March 26, 2015)

Volume 47, Number 25

Faculty/Staff Activities

Rebecca Fremo (English) published an essay titled "Gangsters, Doctors, Nurses, and the Professor” in the digital magazine Full Grown People. Fremo also presented a paper titled "Business as 'Unusual': A Grassroots Approach to Supporting Multilingual Students" at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, Florida on March 18.

Kata Traxler (Diversity & Multicultural Office) contributed a composition to the book, "What Are You?" A NASPA Multiracial Knowledge Community Stories Project. Kata's section is in the chapter called, "Coming of Age", and is titled "Understanding My Biracial Identity: From Ignorance to Self-Awareness".

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) had the article "Situating Lukas Moodysson's Vad gör jag här" published in a special edition of the scholarly journal Scandinavica: An International Journal of Scandinavian Studies on the contemporary Swedish filmmaker, author, and poet Lukas Moodysson. An excerpt from her translation of Moodysson’s book-length poem Vad gör jag här (What am I Doing Here) was also included in the journal.

Denis Crnković (Russian) has been awarded a $6,000 Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society for research he will conducting at the Croatian Church Slavonic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia in the Fall of 2015. Franklin Grants are designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes and the costs associated with fieldwork. The project, the completion of a monograph on early printed Glagolitic texts, is being undertaken in conjunction with the College’s regular professional academic leave program.

Laurie Dietrich (Institutional Advancement-Gift Planning) was a panel member on a presentation titled "Uncovering Donor Passions" on March 25 at a Leave A Legacy event in Mankato. Leave A Legacy is sponsored by Minnesota Planned Giving Council with a mission to educate, provide access and encourage area donors, nonprofit organizations and professional advisors on the benefits, methods and opportunities of charitable gift planning.

Lynnea Myers (Nursing) presented a podium session on Wednesday, March 25 at the Minnesota Social Service Association 122nd Annual Training and Conference. Lynnea, along with staff from the University of Minnesota LEND program and the Minnesota Department of Health, presented on "Promoting Healthy Child Development: The Role of Developmental Monitoring & Early Screening."

News & Announcements

Faculty Award Nominations...The deadline for submission of nominations for the following faculty awards is April 15. You can nominate online via the following links: Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching, Gustavus Faculty Service Award, Gustavus Scholarly Accomplishment Award.

Spring Break Parking Information...The following Parking Lots will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule. Student vehicles will be towed at owner's expense ($80 minimum) on Monday, March 30 if parked in any lot other than the area designated with Break Parking signs in the gravel section of the Bjorling Lot (if that area fills, use the break parking at Arbor View). Employees should note the lot clearing schedule and park according to permit color in alternate lots.

Lots closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 until Wednesday, April 1 at 4 a.m.:
• Norelius Lot (Green section)
• Norelius Lot (Red section)
• Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center)
• Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)
• Stadium/Beck lot

Lots closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 until Thursday, April 2 at 4 a.m.:
• Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center)
• Lund Lot (south of Lund Center)
• Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center)
• Uhler Lot
• Swanson Tennis Center Lot
• Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel)
• Southwest Lot (north of Southwest Hall)

Lots closed from 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2 until Friday, April 3 at 4 a.m.:
• Nobel Lot (west of Nobel)
• Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant)
• Rundstrom Lot
• Sohre/Wahlstrom Lot
• College View Lot
• Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View)
• Arbor View Apartments Lot
• Pittman Lot
• Chapel View Townhomes Lot

Attention Commuters...Do you commute to Gustavus? Would you like to arrange to share a ride or car pool with other faculty or staff to Gustavus? GTS has revised a web interface to assist people who would like to share rides or car pool with others. Visit to post a ride that you would like to share or develop a car-pooling opportunity. Contact Michele Koomen for more information (

Until Next Time...There will be no Inside Gustavus published on Thursday, April 2 during Spring Break. The next edition of Inside Gustavus will be published on Thursday, April 9.

Campus Happenings

Come and Connect...All faculty are cordially invited to the Come and Connect: Gustavus Faculty & Community Partners Social that will take place on Thursday, April 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Three Crowns Room. This event is offered specifically for Gustavus faculty and representatives from diverse local and regional community organizations to meet and mingle, connect around shared interests, and explore opportunities to collaborate. This will be a low pressure, casual event, perfect for faculty members interested in familiarizing themselves with the work of community organizations in our local and regional area, as well as finding engagement opportunities for next year! Wine, cheese, and appetizers will be served. Please RSVP online by Wednesday, April 15, at

Swing Dance Benefit...The Gustavus Swing Club is hosting CADAnce, a spring swing dance to benefit CADA house in Mankato, which is an organization that supports and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The dance will be held Friday April 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. in Alumni Hall, and is open to all members of the campus community as well as wider St. Peter and Mankato. There will also be concessions and a dance-card raffle!

Wahlstrom Lecture...Gustavus Associate Professor of Religion Deborah Goodwin will give the College's first annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 in room 101 of Beck Academic Hall. Goodwin's lecture is titled "The Liberal Arts and Class Warfare" and will be free and open to the public.

African Studies Lecture...The African Studies Program at Gustavus will host University of Minnesota Professor Dr. August Nimtz Jr. for a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 in room 128 of Confer Hall. Nimtz's talk is titled "Ebola in Africa: A product of history, not a natural phenomenon" and will be free and open to the public.

Geology Museum Grand Reopening...The Geology Department will host a grand reopening celebration of the College's Geology Museum from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. The Museum is located on the first floor (Room 122) of the Nobel Hall of Science.

Men's Chorus to Perform...The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus will perform at Gustavus at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The concert is free, but donations are invited for a local charity.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Please join us for the April installment of the Treaty Site History Center Documentary Film Series at 7 p.m. on April 9. This month, the Cox House Short Film Series (student films created in collaboration between the Department of Communication Studies and the Nicollet County Historical Society) shines a light on life in the Victorian Midwest during the late 1800s. Using archival photos and documents from around the region, as well as the “living archive” of the E. St. Julien Cox House museum, these short films share the experiences of local people in the context of pressing issues of the day, including the roles of women, life as a child, disease and death, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and really wide streets! Student filmmakers and NCHS historians will be on hand to discuss the experience of producing the films and the themes they depict.

John Ireland Catholic School will be holding their annual event, Luck of the Irish fundraising event, on Saturday, March 28. The event will include a dinner, silent auction, live auction and raffle. All proceeds for the event will benefit John Ireland Catholic School. The event is open to those 21 and older. For the second year in a row, the Luck O' The Irish 7k Fun Run/Walk and .7 Mile Kid's race will also be held that morning. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Prizes for the top finishers! For tickets to the event and/or the run, contact John Ireland at 931-2810 or go to

The fifth annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is titled "Drive, Thrive, Revive: Setting Your Pace Through the Journey of Life" and will take place Thursday, April 16 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. This year's conference will feature President Rebecca Bergman and alumna Semonti Stephens '03 as keynote speakers. Tickets for the conference can be purchased online through April 8.

Facility Hours

Library hours for Spring Break will be as follows:

  • March 27: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • March 28-20: Closed
  • March 30-April 2: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • April 3-5: Closed


  • Jodi Rathai, the sister of Scott Meyer (Campus Safety) passed away on Saturday, March 21 at the age of 46. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells. A full obituary is available online.

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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 67 pm Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydney 224 (Aerobics Room)
Tomorrow Finals for Half-Semester Courses Campus
TomorrowMar 28 NCGA Championships Crosse, Wis.
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Jazz Liturgy" Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobics 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yoga 224 (Aerobics Room)
27 pm Softball at Central College (DH), Iowa
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabe 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Faculty Senate Meeting Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
Mar 28 Men's Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational Diego, Calif.
Women's Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational Diego, Calif.
Mar 28 to Apr 6 Spring Break Campus
Mar 28 16 pm Softball at Simpson College (DH), Iowa
17 pm Baseball hosts Hamline University (DH) Peter, Minn.
Mar 29 noon to 5 pm Softball at University of Dubuque (DH), Iowa
69 pm Saint Peter Area Robotics Open House Hall, Room 001
Mar 31 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis vs. Williams College, Calif.
Apr 1 2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts St. Olaf College (DH) Peter, Minn.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 2 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Group Resource Room, Old Main 103
3:308:30 pm Softball at College of Saint Benedict (DH) Joseph, Minn.
Apr 3 Men's Golf vs. Flagler College Vedra Beach, Fla.
Women's Golf vs. Flagler College Vedra Beach, Fla.
Apr 34 Women's Tennis at Midwest Invitational, Wis.
Apr 3 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, Calif.
noon to 5 pm Softball hosts Concordia College (DH) Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Tennis at Cerritos College, Calif.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Anton 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 4 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Men's Tennis at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Calif.
17 pm Baseball at Augsburg College (DH), Minn.
Apr 5 34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hanna 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenzie 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 23 to Apr 19 Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional 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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