Inside Gustavus 

April 30, 2015 | Volume 47, Number 29

Faculty/Staff Activities

Seán Easton's (Classics) chapter "Orpheus in a Gray Flannel Suit: George Nolfi's 'The Adjustment Bureau' (2011)" appeared in the volume Classical Myth on Screen, edited by Monica Cyrino and Meredith Safran (Palgrave, 2015). This chapter is the developed version of Seán's 2013 Gustavus shoptalk, "Orpheus and the Invisible Government."

Marie Walker (Psychological Science) and her 2014 Self and Identity upper level seminar students are presenting data at the annual Association for Psychological Science conference in New York this May. The title is "Emotional Self-Regulation Following Anger Induction in Athletes and Non-Athletes" and the student co-authors are Mariel Aamot '14, Sarah Barthell '14, Caitlin Dow '14, Marissa Fretheim '14, Christina Henderson '14, Jill Kalis '14, Boyden Lee '14, Daniel Marino '14, Blair Riegel '14, Jamie Ries '14, Marisol Rojas '14, Joshua Rostad '14, Abigail Schnorr '14, Morgan Stadheim '14, Trevor Stromme '15, Mari Tabata '14, Jacob Tone '14, and Tucker Vogt '14.

Chris Gilbert (Political Science) spoke at the roundtable panel "Public Engagement and the Political Science Professor" at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, held April 16-19 in Chicago.

Fortress Press has just published A Church Undone: Documents From the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940, selected, translated, and introduced by Mary M. Solberg (Religion). The book presents a selection of representative documents published during the 1930s by a movement within the Protestant [Lutheran] church in Germany whose aim was to integrate Nazi ideology, German national identity, and Christian faith. As the Third Reich unfolded, the “German Christians,” as they were called, married centuries-old Christian anti-Judaism to the Nazis’ racial antisemitism and sought to eradicate all traces of Judaism from Christianity. Solberg's book makes these documents available in English for the first time.

Lynnea Myers (Nursing), along with senior nursing students Haley Kemper '15, Ben Williams '15, Kelsey Zimmer '15, and Kaylee Maxon '15 presented a podium session at the 15th Annual Nursing Research and Practice Symposium at Bethel University on April 23, 2015. Their presentation was titled "Creating a Pipeline of Future Nurses: An Examination of a Summer Institute as a Way to Recruit High School Students to the Profession of Nursing." The presentation featured an overview of the Gustavus Summer Institute of Nursing and student research related to their role as counselors in the Institute.

Kate Knutson (Political Science) presented a paper titled, "From Identity to Issue: Maintaining Coalition Stability While Changing Policy Preferences" at the Western Political Science Association annual conference in April. Christina Sand ('15) presented her honors thesis, titled "Setting Captives Free: Issue Framing and Advocacy by Religious Interest Groups on Human Trafficking", at a poster session at the conference.

Student Achievements

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band was the collegiate big band division winner at the 48th Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival on April 17, 2015. Daniel Felton '15, Bryan Voigt '15, Hannah Walters '16, and Ryan Masso '17 received Outstanding Performance recognition. More information about these honors is available online.

Senior Karin Nordin '15 won the prestigious Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest on April 24-25 at Berry College in Georgia. Nordin is the fourth Gustavus student to win the 141-year-old competition. More information is available online.

In The Media

  • The Mankato Free Press printed a front page story on Thursday, May 30 about the MAYDAY! Peace Conference.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a preview of Books in Bloom on Thursday, May 30.
  • MAYDAY! Peace Conference presenter Devin Mitchell was featured by MPR, Star Tribune and Fox 9 News this week for his photography project, the Veteran Vision Project.
  • Gustavus was mentioned in an April 29 Star Tribune article about local farmers and food hubs.
  • Gustavus was featured in an April 26 Star Tribune article about creative ways admission offices are attracting students. The College's ipad and smartphone app was featured. Tom Crady was quoted.
  • reporter Pamela Espeland mentioned the Scott Dikkers speaking appearance in her April 23 column.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Sally Neary, part-time Custodian
  • David Swanson, Heavy Duty/Custodian

Position Openings

  • Administrative Assistant, Biology and Geology

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

News & Announcements

Faculty and Admin Retirement Dinner...The Alumni Association will honor and recognize 2015 faculty and administrator retirees with a dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 in Alumni Hall. The cost is $15 per person and registration is available online. Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at x7511 or with any questions. Those will be recognized at the dinner include Elizabeth Baer, Kirk Beyer, Lynn Burg, Deane Curtin, Darlene Dillavou, Carolyn Dobler, Deborah Downs-Miers, Bruce Johnson, Barbara Kaiser, Donna Loken, Carolyn O'Grady, Jeffrey Rosoff, Linda Shaw, Mary Solberg, Ron Timmerman ’75, Dean Wahlund ’72, Steve Waldhauser ’70, Robert Weisenfeld, and Linnea Wren.

Faculty and Admin Service Recognition...The Alumni Association will recognize the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years at the College with a special Gustavus community gathering at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 in Christ Chapel. A reception will immediately follow in Torrey Atrium in Beck Hall for guests and honorees. Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at x7511 or with any questions. Those being recognized include:

  • 10 Years: Jeff Annis, Paul Hill, Jerry Nowell, Thia Cooper, Katherine Knutson, Martin Lang, Karl Larson, Baker Lawley, James Miller, Kyle Momsen ’01, Rebecca Richards, Brandy Russell, Sonja Timmerman ’98, Beth Winterfeldt, Sarah Wolter ’02, and Thomas Young ’88
  • 15 Years: Rebecca Fremo, Michele Koomen, Jane Lalim ’95, Jillian Locke, Thomas LoFaro, Brett Petersen, Michelle Twait, and Barbara Mattson Zust ’76
  • 20 Years: Jennifer Ackil, Greg Aune, Heidi Rostberg Carlson ’93, Kari Eckheart, and Cindy Johnson
  • 25 Years: Florence Amamoto, Eric Carlson, Laurie Dietrich ’80, Max Hailperin, Alan Meier ’87, Janice Nordstrom, and Phil Voight
  • 30 Years: Richard Aune ’81, Charles Niederriter, Brian O'Brien, and Randall Stuckey ’83
  • 35 Years: Bob Neuman ’80 and Ron Timmerman ’75
  • 40 Years: James McGuire

Covenant Award...Katie Sayre '80 received the 2015 Covenant Award at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations (GACAC) on April 25. The Covenant Award is bestowed annually in recognition and celebration of the efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions in strengthening the presence of the College in the Church and the presence of the Church in the College. More information about Sayre is available online.

Campus Happenings

Sigma Xi Symposium...Gustavus students will present their research in the areas of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics, and psychology on May 1. Sigma Xi oral presentations will be held in the Nobel Hall of Science, rooms 201 and 222, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Schedules will be available on the Sigma Xi website and outside of the classrooms. There will also be a Sigma Xi new member recognition ceremony and social in the Nobel Atrium from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry...This campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in the banquet rooms of the Jackson Campus Center.

Books in Bloom...This friend-raising initiative of Gustavus Library Associates will take place May 1-3 in the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Floral arrangements will be on display from 3 to 6 p.m. on May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 2, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3. The event is free and open to the public.

Honors Day...Gustavus will celebrate Honors Day on Saturday, May 2. The Honors Day Convocation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel.

Gustavus Choir Spring Concert...Under the leadership of conductor Gregory Aune, the Gustavus Choir will present its 2015 Spring Concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in Christ Chapel. Admission is free.

Wind Orchestra Spring Concert...Conductor James Patrick Miller and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will present their 2015 Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception...The senior art majors exhibition, Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015 will hold an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. More information about the exhibition is available online.

Handbell Concert...The three Gustavus Handbell Ensembles and conductor Chad Winterfeldt will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3 in Christ Chapel. Admission is free.

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, May 1: Hymns on Tap, Sesquicentennial Plaza
  • Sunday, May 3: Sunday Service
  • Monday, May 4: Hymns and Voluntaries with the Gustavus Organ Studio; Woodwind Quintet
  • Tuesday, May 5: Chaplain Grady St. Dennis; Clarinet Quartet
  • Wednesday, May 6: Morning Prayer; Chanhassen High School Bel Canto Singers; Christ Chapel Bells; Flute Choir
  • Thursday, May 7: Travis Hess, Suicide Prevention Service; Emily Rudquist '16, Piano
  • Friday, May 8: Creation Liturgy; Chamber Winds

Thank You Notes

Chad Winterfeldt (Chaplain’s Office) would like to extend his thanks and gratitude to all in the Gustavus community who have expressed words of condolence, prayer, and support this past week after the death of his mother Kathy. Your collective support has been a great comfort to his family as they celebrate and mourn.

Off-Campus Events

ECFE Vehicle Fair...Join us for this FREE family event on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30-7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church parking lot. Bring the whole family for a unique opportunity to view and explore a variety of vehicles including a fire truck, police car, school bus, ambulance, and more! Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase at the concession stand.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • The baseball team will host Augsburg at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 1.
  • The women's tennis team will host St. Olaf in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 1.
  • The men's tennis team could potentially host the MIAC Championship match at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
  • The women's tennis team could potentially host the MIAC Championship match at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3.


Seeking Housing...Family of four looking for a new home in town to rent or potentially buy. 3 bedroom, 2 bath preferred but we would consider other for the right place. Looking for a year lease at minimum starting any time after June 1st. We love the older homes with hardwood floors and character and can do some fixing up, but we would need the house to also be move in ready. We have rented a few places in town already (and outgrown them) and have excellent references, in fact we tend to significantly improve the properties we rent. Any leads or ideas would be appreciated. Please contact

Seeking Housing...I am a new faculty member in the biology department starting at the end of August. In my attempt to balance the two-body problem, I am looking at living partially in Minneapolis. However, the idea of commuting every day from Minneapolis sounds like too much driving. Therefore, I am looking for a small apartment or room for rent to stay in Saint Peter, 3-4 nights a week starting sometime in August. I would also be interested in exploring carpooling options to/from Gustavus from the Twin Cities. Any leads on either of these would be very helpful. Please contact me, Dr. Laura Burrack, at

Seeking Temporary Housing...Semi retired couple (physics professor and attorney) looking for a house or rooms in a house to rent for two to three weeks between the middle of June and middle of July (dates somewhat flexible). If you know of something that might work, please contact Chuck Niederriter ( or Larry Weaver (

For Rent...Quiet one bedroom apartment on Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. Available June 1-August 15, 2015. Rent is $735/month but we will negotiate to $650 for summer sublease. Walking distance to Macalester College. Furnished, AC, you pay only electricity. No smoking, no pets. We prefer to rent to the person who commits to the entire summer. Contact Yumiko Oshima-Ryan at

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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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