Inside Gustavus 

October 2, 2015 | Volume 48, Number 5


Faculty/Staff Activities

Kristen Lowe, Art and Art History department, participated in a panel discussion and screened her documentary, Painting the Place Between at White Bear Center for the Arts in September. 

On Tuesday, September 29, Maddalena Marinari (History) had an opportunity to present her research on undocumented Italian migrants at the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Her presentation was part of the center's Global Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Series and Research in Progress Talks. The talk drew from research she conducted at the IHRC archives for which she also received a postdoctoral grant from the center.

Over the summer Professor Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) gave several lectures on his research. He was invited to give keynote lectures at the HPLC2015 conference (June, Geneva, Switzerland - "Online Selective Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry for Efficient, High Resolution Characterization of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies") and the Conference on Small Molecule Science (August, CoSMoS - San Diego, CA - "Separations of Small Molecules by Selective and Fully Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography – Recent Advances and Applications"). Additionally, he was invited to give lectures in August at Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) and Genentech (San Francisco, CA) ("An Evolving Perspective on the Role of 2D-LC in Chemical Analysis, with an Emphasis on the State of the Art").

Denis Crnković (Russian) was an invited participant in the seminar "On the Intertextuality of the Church Slavonic Translations of the 'Canticle of Canticles'" at the Croatian Church Slavonic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia.

Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies) was quoted in the Shepherd Express, a weekly arts publication serving greater Milwaukee, in an article titled "Passport to Scandinavia" previewing the Passport: Sweden section of the Milwaukee Film Festival. She also delivered the "Passport: Sweden" public address at the Milwaukee Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26. Her talk focused on efforts to achieve gender equality in the Swedish film industry and the work of emerging female directors.

Jeff Jeremiason, Chemistry and Environmental Studies, had two articles published recently. The first entitled "Photoreduction of Hg(II) and photodemethylation of methylmercury: The key role of thiol sites on dissolved organic matter" is co-authored by Joshua Portner '16 and Doug Latch '98 and was published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. The second is entitled "The effects of hydrologic fluctuation and sulfate regeneration on mercury cycling in an experimental peatland" was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

Lisa Heldke's article, "Pragmatist Philosophical Reflections on GMOs," was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Enviromental Ethics. 

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 for Church Relations and Assistant to the Chaplains
-Assistant Director of the Diversity Center
-Assistant Director of the Gustavus Annual Fund
-Director of Faculty Grants
-Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations
-Administrative Assistant
-Dining Service Staff 

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


News & Announcements 

Parking and Traffic Information During The Nobel Conference...Everyone should allow extra time for arriving on campus and parking during the Nobel Conference, Oct. 6-7. Faculty, students, and staff are asked to please obey traffic directions given at entrances and intersections by College personnel. One-way traffic on Ring Road will start at 7 a.m. on both days of the Conference. The Lund parking lot and one marked row of the Stadium/Beck lot will close at 11 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, and will remain closed through Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Norelius visitor lot will be closed both days of the Conference for valet parking. All other red and green parking lots will be considered "open parking" during the Conference.

Employee Award Nominations...Nominations for the Augusta Carlson Schultz (outstanding support staff employee) and the Eric Norelius (outstanding administrative employee) awards should be turned in to the Office of Human Resources by Oct. 9. Any member of the Gustavus community may nominate a regular support staff employee and an administrative staff employee for these awards. The President will present the awards on Founder's Day, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. You can download the nomination forms off the Human Resources website.

 Book Sale...The Library will be holding a book sale from Monday, Oct. 5 - Sunday, Oct. 11. All books will be 50 cents with the weekend offering a "Fill a Bag for $2" sale. Stop by and purchase books for a couple of quarters!

Swim lessons registration is still open... If you would like to have your kids in swimming lessons with current Gustavus swimmers and/or WSI certified teachers follow the link! Registration closes October 14. Lessons run on five Sundays: Oct 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, and Nov. 22. Contact or x7693 with any questions. 

Voicemail Updates...With the semester well under way the Telecommunication Office would like to remind you of services through our voice mail system that may available to help you manage your voice mail messages.
Benefits and Features Overview:
• Easy to Use Telephone Interface Prompts - Utilizes the same command structure as most cellular providers (7 to delete, 9 to save, etc.)
• Unified Communications - listen to voice mail messages via e-mail and smartphones/cell phones.
• Self Administration - ability to change many voice mail settings via a web portal to your own preference. If you are off-campus, you will only be able to make preference changes through the phone messaging system.
Follow the link, for more information of each feature (if available to your department) and instructions to set them up for your use.  Questions may be directed to:

From the Telecommunications Office...The new Fall 2015 employee (light green) and department/FAX (yellow) directories are now printed. They are being sent through the campus mail to your departments. If you are in need of more, or have been inadvertently missed, please inform the Telecommunications Office at Likewise, if you received excess copies, please return them to the Telecommunications Office. Note that new hires will be receiving them in their voice mail information packets when they arrive on campus.

Coca Cola Educational Partnership...Faculty and advisors of student organizations are encouraged to apply for funds from the Coca Cola Educational Partnership. This fund supports projects initiated by departments, programs, campus-wide initiatives or advocacy groups that focus on enhancing sustainability and community health. Priority will be given to student-focused initiatives achieving the greatest impact on community well-being. While the highest priority will be accorded to campus initiatives, the committee will also consider projects involving Gustavus students in partnership with the surrounding communities.  Grants may range between $1,000 and $10,000.  Follow the link for information about how to apply.

Come and join Wellbeing for Employees Support "ME" with WE! Earn over $80 towards your Wellbeing from WE.  Attend four different speaker series from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 30. These sessions will be held in the Jackson Campus Center Konferensrum. The sessions are completely free for employees and will include a free wellness gift every week along with a healthy snack.

The four sessions include:
1. October 2: Informational Session with Interactive Activities
-Come and start your wellbeing journey and become acclimated to the next three speaker series. Receive a wellness welcome gift if you attend.
2. October 9: Physical Wellbeing
-Come learn about the importance of nutritional and physical wellbeing. Exercises you can do at work or right at your desk will be taught and each participant will receive a free resistance band.
3. October 16: Relational Wellbeing
-Come learn about compassionate care and treat yourself and a friend with a $10 gift card to the Courtyard Cafe.
4. October 30: Financial Wellbeing
-Don't let your finances haunt you! Come for a "frost your own" and a no-trick way to healthier finances.

*If you attend ALL four speaker series you will receive a $25 gift card to the St. Peter Co-op.*  Please pre-register for each speaker series to ensure that you will receive a free gift. If you do not pre-register you can still come, all employees are welcome. Register online here.

Online Backup service available...We are pleased to announce that Gustavus Technology Services is providing a CrashPlan PROe online cloud backup service for Gustavus-owned computers.

Once you install CrashPlan PROe, this will back up your data from anywhere you have an internet connection, and is replacing the external (or extra internal) hard drive backup solution. You will no longer need to use the external backup drive after setting up CrashPlan PROe on your computer. CrashPlanPROe will also allow staff and faculty to use their credentials to back up student stations, workstations in faculty labs, or any other Gustavus owned machines.

By default, the GTS CrashPlan PROe service will back up the entire system drive to the CrashPlan PROe cloud, excluding certain file types and directories. If you are unsure where your data is located, please contact the Technology Helpline to schedule an appointment to configure CrashPlan PROe.  To learn more or set up your CrashPlan PROe backup, please visit the CrashPlan webpage.  If you have questions or concerns regarding CrashPlan PROe, please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 or

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host weekend confirmation retreats for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview on October 2-3 and another for Our Father's Lutheran Church, Rockford on October 2-4. We will also be hosting an adult retreat for Our Father's Lutheran Church, Rockford on October 2-4.The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Campus Happenings 

Nobel Conference...This year’s conference will bring together physicians, neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and treatment experts to discuss the topic of “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition.”

“Addiction is an equal opportunity condition because it can affect each one of us, whether we develop our own addiction or are affected by the addictions of others including family, friends, co-workers, or members of our communities,” Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and 2015 conference chair Peg O’Connor said.

This Nobel Conference is unique because it brings together experts on the causes of addiction with experts in the treatment of addiction. “This combination of highly respected and provocative speakers will challenge each other and all of us in the audience to rethink our understanding of addiction and effective treatments,” O’Connor said.  Visit the Nobel Conference website for more information.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  •  The men's tennis team hosts the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships on Oct. 2-4.
  •  The volleyball team hosts the University of St. Thomas at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3. 

Weekend Fine Arts Events

Through November 8, Hillstrom Gallery
Grant Wood’s Lithographs: A Regionalist Vision Set in Stone 
Art Inspiring Art: George Bellows’ Sunset, Shady Valley   
October 1 - 30, Schaefer Gallery Exhibition of Works by Michal Sagar: The Beginning of the Third Dream 

  • October 3, 7:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall
  • Faculty Recital by Mezzo Soprano Molly Clinefelter, pianist Matt McFarlane and cellist Sebastian Karcher
  • October 6, 8:00 p.m., Christ Chapel
  • Nobel Conference Concert: Works for left hand by pianist Yumiko Oshima-Ryan and Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor

Off-Campus Events of Interest

The Creative Play Place is a FREE indoor play area for parents/grandparents to play together with their children, ages birth to 6 years. Hours for the 2015-16 school year have just been announced. We are located in the Saint Peter Community Center, Room 127. Come play with us! 

The Truth About Cancer – A Special Storytime at the Saint Peter Library at 10:30 on Saturday Oct. 10...Kelly Strenge’s book, “The Truth about Cancer” speaks to children about what cancer is, how it is treated, and the effect it can have on someone's life. Kelly Strenge’s hope is that after reading this book, children will no longer be afraid of cancer and come to have a better understanding of it. The book works for children who have cancer or children who know someone that has it. To find out more, visit her website

Kelly writes, “My husband has been battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the past 8 years so I am very familiar with it. He has endured chemotherapy, radiation, two stem cell transplants and two study drug programs through Mayo Clinic. Because of this I am also giving half of all my profits back to cancer charities such as Leukemia Lymphoma Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic for cancer research.”

What others say about the book:
“I highly recommend this book for any child who has ever heard the word cancer. An informative and uplifting story that will open the doors of conversation.” - Luis F. Porrata, MD, Mayo Clinic, Division of Hematology
“Beautifully written children’s book! This is a lovely story that outlines the facts about cancer. It offers hope and understanding to a child faced with cancer or who knows someone diagnosed with cancer.” – Crystal Curtis, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Mankato Clinic

At this special story time at the Saint Peter library, Kelly will read the book, talk about the book with the children and then make cards with kids to give to cancer patients at the Andreas Cancer Center. Half of all book sale profits will go back to cancer charities such as Leukemia Lymphoma Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic for cancer research.  

In The News  

Social Media Updates

Members of the community and campus guests are encouraged to use #Nobel51 on Twitter and Instagram during the Nobel Conference to share your pictures and thoughts.  Remember to follow @gustavus on Twitter and @gustavusadolphuscollege on Instagram for updates throughout the conference.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants 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 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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