Inside Gustavus 

September 10, 2015 | Volume 48, Number 2


Faculty/Staff Activities

Mike Hvidsten, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, presented a talk at the 2015 summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, which took place in Washington, D.C. August 4-8. The title of the talk was "Active Exploration of Desargues' Theorem and Projective Geometry."

Mark Kruger, Psychology and Mark Lammers, Research in Music presented a paper at the conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition held at Vanderbilt University August 1 – 5. The title of their presentation was, Acoustic feedback and effort in musical performance: The impact of mutes on brass playing. Jon Kruger, Rochester Institute of Technology, was our third co-author. 

The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota recently invited Maddalena Marinari (History) to join its Affiliated Scholars Program. The program brings together local, regional, national, and international scholars to foster collaborative research and programming and to highlight the IHRC’s role as a regional, national, and international hub of research excellence.

Position Openings

-Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell Biology),
-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics),
-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Macroeconomics and Statistics),
-Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science (Health and Sport Psychology),
Assistant Professor of Psychological Science (Clinical)
-Assistant Director of the Diversity Center,
-Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations
-Custodial Staff,
-Dining Service Staff

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

President's Cabinet Summary

1.  Members reviewed and affirmed the current policies in place regarding the use of the Guest House/Retreat Center/Youth Hostel.

2.  Discussion was held regarding the events surrounding new student orientation, including move-in activities.

3. In alignment with a recommendation by the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, members approved an updated version of the following all-college policy:

Non-discrimination Statement: Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX not to discriminate.
Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Paula O’Loughlin, Associate Provost, x7541,,  or to the Office of Civil Rights.

4.  Members agreed to rename the all-college policy on harassment from “Policy on Harassment and Sexual Harassment” to “Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy.”

News & Announcements

Title IX Training...In campus mail you recently received an updated copy of the brochure entitled “2015-2016 Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct or Harassment.” Included was a letter listing dates for upcoming Title IX training sessions.

Please be reminded that all College employees must participate in this required training every academic year. This year, the required Title IX annual training and post-training assessment must be completed before Friday, October 2, 2015.

Please note: You must sign in with your name and employee identification number so we have a record of your attendance.

Online Training
If you prefer to do the mandatory Title IX training online, you can do so beginning Monday, September 14, 2015. Watching the video and completing the mandatory post-test should take no more than an hour.

Log in at: After logging in, you will watch a recording of one of the on-campus Title IX presentations and then must do the post-test assessment. Upon completing the assessment, both you and the college will receive notification of successful completion.

If you need another copy of the “2015-2016 Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping Students who Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct or Harassment” or have any questions, please contact Title IX Coordinator, Paula O’Loughlin, at 507-933-7541 or via email at or

Remember, you are required to complete either the online training or one of the in-person sessions before October 2, 2015.

Calendar Submissions and Gustavus-L... A reminder for members of the campus community about submitting "events" and "announcements" to the college calendar and how they appear on the gustavus-l email. Here are some helpful hints and instructions and as always, feel free to call the Office of Marketing and Communication (933-7520) for further help.

  • To submit events and announcements to the college calendar, go online to
  • When you submit an EVENT to the college calendar it will appear on the calendar after it is approved, but will only appear on the gustavus-l on the date of the actual event.
  • You can also submit an ANNOUNCEMENT about an event to help publicize the event and drive attendance. The announcement would have all the details of the event in the description, but it would say "save the date" or "plan to attend" in the body of the announcement. You are limited to three announcement submissions per event, but these will appear on the calendar AND on the gustavus-l prior to the event.

About Inside Gustavus...With the beginning of a new school year comes Inside Gustavus, the campus's weekly, online, internal newsletter. Inside Gustavus will be posted online each Thursday except during academic breaks. Here's some technical stuff that you'll want to keep in mind regarding submissions and publication:

  • How should items be submitted? Fill out an online news submission form, click the Inside Gustavus box, and click the submit box.
  • What is the deadline? It is preferred that all submissions must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to publication. There may be some exceptions.
  • Who may submit items? Anyone who has pertinent news or information for the campus community. Keep in mind that the newsletter is not a vehicle for personal thank-yous or a market for local businesses, and the editor retains the right to edit material and refuse material deemed inappropriate.
  • How many times may an item run? Generally, twice, so plan your event and promotion accordingly. Sometimes, we can run an advance notice (perhaps 6-8 weeks out) and then run two closer to the date of the event.
  • When is the newsletter distributed? Each week of the academic year except during the week of Thanksgiving, the weeks of Christmas break, Touring Week, and the week of spring break. You will receive an e-mail from the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication when the most current edition of Inside Gustavus is available online. You can always read the most current edition and editions from years past online at

Four Weeks and Counting...The 51st annual Nobel Conference is less than four weeks away. Be sure to visit for information and answers to most of your questions. Faculty, staff, and students are reminded to secure their one complimentary ticket by going online to Students without a ticket will be asked to view the conference from Lund Forum in the overflow viewing area.   

Campus Happenings

Are You Ready For Some Football...This Saturday marks the first home football game for the Golden Gusties. Gustavus will host Lake Forest College.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Live Video/Audio will be available during the game. 

Save the Date...All members of the Gustavus community are invited to attend the All-Campus Strategic Action Conference to discuss a draft action plan outline and questions posed by the Strategic Action Team (SAT). This planning conference is scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015 at 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Lund.

Reading in Common Lecture:  The New Student Orientation Reading In Common selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Two members of the family will be on campus to share experiences and answer questions from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on September 15 in Alumni Hall.

Linnaeus Arboretum is proud to be host to TigerLion Arts' production of "Nature" for Homecoming weekend. "Nature" is a unique outdoor walking play, heralded as “Best in Twin Cities Theater 2014” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The play is the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. The professional ensemble of actors will take you on a journey through the natural environment as scenes and sets unfold around you, with bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums and rich choral arrangements intricately woven into the experience. The theater troop will be here the week before Homecoming and will be doing some workshops with Gustie students. We also have a Gustie student (Karin Dye) directing the Community Chorus in the play, and several Gusties who will be part of the Community Chorus.

All outdoors, rain or shine, engaging and family-friendly. Blankets or folding chairs welcome.

Four performances, all at LINNAEUS ARBORETUM:

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. – Special Members-only Reception following
Saturday, September 26 at 12:00 noon
Saturday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets: 507-933-7590

General admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the gate
Current Gustie students/staff: $5 in advance (limit one per Gustie)
Kids 12 and under: Free

More info: or  or call 507-933-6181

Reminder to all users of Gustavus Motor Pool Vehicles: 

Beginning September 1, 2015, certification will be required for all Gustavus Motor Pool Vehicle drivers:
-Drivers of cars and 7 person minivans will need to be Defensive Driver online certified before keys will be issued. This certification level is valid for 4 years.
-Drivers of 8 or 10 person large vans will need to have the online certification as well as behind the wheel instruction through the Campus Safety office. The behind the wheel instruction portion is valid for 2 years.

Please take care of your certification needs and plan ahead for fall semester to complete this in a timely manner. To initiate certification, please fill out the web form at the following link:

To check the expiration date of a prior certification or to renew an expired certification, contact Lisa Octigan (

Nobel Conference 51 Campus Preview...Peg O'Connor, 2015 Nobel Conference Chair and Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies will provide a glimpse into the topic of addition and this year’s Nobel Conference on Friday, September 18 from 3-4 p.m. in Alumni Hall.  Come and start thinking about the complex topic of addiction and learn a bit more about the upcoming Nobel Conference “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition.”

Campus Maps...The Office of Marketing and Communication has printed a limited number of campus maps for distribution. If you would like some for your office, please stop by the Lundgren House to pick them up for no charge!

2015 Gustie Entrepreneur Cup...As we’re getting ready to launch the preparations for the 2016 Gustie Entrepreneur Cup, we would like to share with you a two minute video summarizing the inaugural event. Enjoy!  You will be hearing from us soon about the timeline of the upcoming events and about the opportunities for getting involved.

In The News 

Gustavus sophomore Tenzin Choenyi was featured in a story on the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education on Friday, Sept. 11.  The story, titled “How my superhero helped me go to college,” talks about how a high school teacher encouraged Tenzin to go to college and how he ended up choosing Gustavus. Tenzin served as an intern in the Chicago office of the U.S. Department of Education this summer.

 Gustavus alum, Eric Butorac ’03 was quoted in a story in the New York Times on Thursday, Sept. 10 about the landmark legal case that saved doubles matches being sponsored as a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournaments. Gustavus was mentioned in the story as a reference to where Butorac played his collegiate tennis. Butorac is currently the President of the ATP Players Council.

Scandinavian Studies professor Ursula Lindqvist was mentioned on the website previewing her presentation at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Lindqvist will present a talk on the movements and ideas of contemporary Swedish film on Sat., September 26. 


 Help Wanted...Looking for sitter for my 7-year old girl on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (2:45-5pm). Must be able to drive but a car is not needed. Location is within easy walking distance of campus. Please contact Brooke Shields ( or 319.331.2484)

The Saint Peter Choral Society invites singers to join them to prepare Bach's Mass in B Minor (Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei) with orchestra. There will be two performances: March 6, 2016 in Christ Chapel and March 13, 2016 in All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake. Rehearsals begin on Monday evening, September 14 from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 South Fifth Street. There are no auditions or membership fees. For further information contact director Sara McKay (924-6176.)


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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.


Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. For more information, contact Lorie Siebels ( or x7520).

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