Inside Gustavus 

October 15, 2015 | Volume 48, Number 7


Faculty/Staff Activities

Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh (Education) presented a paper at the 25th Anniversary Conference of NAME (National Association of Multicultural Education), held from Oct. 1-4, 2015 at New Orleans, Louisiana. The paper is titled: "Taking Stock of Multicultural Education: An Up-to-date Historical Account of the Evolution of the Concept." The presentation traced the history behind the concept multicultural education because reminding ourselves of the history of the concept of multicultural education will facilitate our journey to critical multiculturalism. Conceptions of multicultural education continue to evolve since its first conceptualization in the 1960s. Central to the presentation is the question: What has the future got in store for multicultural practitioners and theorists?

Eric Dugdale (Classics) gave a talk titled "An Evening with Cicero and the Founding Fathers: On the Value of the Liberal Arts" at Parnassus Preparatory School, Maple Grove.  He also had a chapter on the reception of Euripides' Hecuba in music, art, film and theatre published in Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Euripides, eds. R. Lauriola and K. Demetriou (Leiden: Brill); it included brief discussion of the Gustavus production of Trojan Barbie, directed by Amy Seham.

Kathy Lund Dean's (Economics & Management) third article in a series of work examining religious discrimination disputes in the workplace has been published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. In the article, entitled, "Bad apples, behaving badly? Workplace religious discrimination disputes and resolution behaviors," Lund Dean and her co-authors found that more than half of eventual Title VII religious discrimination lawsuits involve behaviors originating at the lowest organizational levels. They also found that, although Title VII is written for employee protection, the Appellate Courts are holding both employees and organizations responsible for specific resolution processes.

Elizabeth Baer, Research Professor in English and African Studies, gave a Preconference Workshop this summer entitled “The Global Is St. Peter, MN: Culture, Conflict, and Commemoration” at Campus Compact Conference, St Peter, MN June, 2015. She also gave a lecture entitled “When Genocide Follows Imperialism: German Genocide of the Herero and the Nazi Holocaust” at a four day workshop for high school and college teachers offered by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, June, 2015. Baer has been invited to serve as the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust Studies at Stockton University in N.J. for the 2016-2017 academic year.

New Faces

Vikki Smith, Dining Service
Heather Ungerer, Career Development
Allen Johnson, Dining Service
Brianne Twaddle, Gustavus Technology Services
Judy Douglas, Dean of Students
Bryan Messerly, International and Cultural Education
Joshua Owens, Admission
Margaret Sotos, Admission
Megan Bisek, Chaplain's Office
Rebecca Blomgren, Dining Service

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
-Director of the Diversity Center
-Administrative Assistant
-Dining Service Staff 

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

News & Announcements 

Court of St. Lucia...We invite your nomination of sophomore women who exemplify these qualities: courageous leadership, service to others, strength of character, and compassion. Please note that these women do not have to have any Swedish connection or the ability to sing. You may nominate as many women as you wish, using this form.

Submit your nomination(s) by Friday, Oct. 23. The Festival of St. Lucia will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 10 during the morning Chapel service.

Volunteers Sought...The Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE) is seeking volunteers for its International Friendship Family Program. Each Gustavus international student is matched with a local family. The family will typically invite the student to their home for an occasional dinner, family function, or trip, and go to events in which the student is involved. It is a great opportunity for the family and the student to share cultures! If interested, please contact Jeff Anderson at 507-933-7493 or 

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 to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 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 remaining sessions include:
October 16: Relational Wellbeing
-Come learn about compassionate care and treat yourself and a friend with a $10 gift card to the Courtyard Cafe.
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. 

Campus Happenings 

The Hillstrom Museum of Art, with support from the Lefler Lecture Series and the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program of Gustavus Adolphus College, presents a public lecture by R. Tripp Evans, Professor of Art History and Mary L. Heuser Chair in the Arts at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

Evans’ Lefler Lecture is Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science.

Evans is author of Grant Wood: A Life (2010), described in a review in the New York Times as “absorbing and thoughtful.” In his meticulously researched study, Evans reexamines what is known about Regionalist artist Wood, including rumors circulating even in his lifetime that he was a closeted homosexual, and provides a more nuanced understanding of Wood and his art that, unlike in much of the earlier literature on the artist, does not ignore something as basic as his sexuality. Evans’ lecture considers specifically the Wood’s lithographs (examples of which are on view in the Hillstrom Museum of Art’s current exhibition Grant Wood’s Lithographs: A Regionalist Vision Set in Stone) in light of this approach.

As with all exhibitions and programs of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Provost Q&A…A series of informal discussion opportunities with Gustavus students and Provost Mark Braun.
The Provost Q&A will be set up once each month at the tables in upper level of the Campus Center. The goal is to provide a relaxed, informal setting for questions and discussion about the College. Fall 2015 dates and times are scheduled for:
• Monday, October 26 @ 11 a.m.-noon
• Tuesday, November 24 @ 11 a.m.-noon
• Thursday, December 10 @ 9-10 a.m.

Home Athletic Events this Week

Support the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this week.

Saturday (10/17/15)

  • Volleyball Hosts Simpson College, 12-2 p.m., Lund Arena

  • Men's Soccer Hosts Bethel University, 1-4 p.m., Soccer Field

  • Volleyball Hosts Loras College, 3-5 p.m., Lund Arena

  • Women's Soccer Hosts Bethel University, 3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Monday (10/19/15)

  • Men's Soccer Hosts Bethany Lutheran College, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Wednesday (10/21/15)

  • Women's Soccer Hosts UW-Stout, 4 p.m., Soccer Field
Weekend Fine Arts Events

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

  • Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel
    Finland's Kalevi Kiviniemi, organ and Jukka Pietila, baritone, in a Gustavus Artist Series Performance: Finlandia 150
    Tickets available at, by calling 507-933-5790 or at the door

  • Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall
    Faculty Recital by Melissa Morey, horn
    Assisted by the Mélange à Trois Trio of Melissa Morey, horn, Cara Wilson, violin and Stephen Self, piano

Off-Campus Events of Interest

The Creative Play Place is hosting bingo at the Red Men Club in Saint Peter this Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. The Creative Play Place is an indoor play area for parents/grandparents to play together with their children, ages birth to 6 years. This fundraiser helps keep us open and FREE for all!

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Abiding Savior Lutheran Church of Moundsview, Minnesota from Friday, Oct. 16th to Saturday, Oct. 17th.The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Exploring Religious Questions Series: "The Power of Music in Religious and Spiritual Life and for Human Health and Well-being: Wisdom from Musicians, Religious Thinkers, ad Psychologists"... This mini course continues on Monday, Oct. 19th (7-9pm, Fine Arts Building 214). The second session in this series will be a lecture by Gregory (Associate Professor of Music, Conductor of The Gustavus Choir, appointed Jon and Anita Thomsen Yong Distinguished Endowed Chair in Music) and Julie Aune (Musician and Artistic Director of the Lucia Choirs at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis) on "The Beauty, Benefits, and Spiritual Dimensions of Music: Testimonies from Composers, Conductors, and Singers" . Sponsored by the Gustavus Adolphus College the Office of Church Relations; and the Bernhardson Chair.

Preaching in Congregations... Reverend Grady St. Denis will preach at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. The pulpit supply program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership for Gustavus Association member congregations.

In The News  

  • Peg O'Connor appeared on Kare 11 to discuss the 51st Nobel Conference and the College's nationwide survey on ADHD use among college students on Saturday, Oct. 10.

  • The St. Peter Herald highlighted this Friday's recital featuring renowned organist Kalevi Kiviniemi and baritone Jukka Pietila in a short piece on Saturday, Oct. 10.

  • On Monday, Oct. 12, the Mankato Free Press previewed visiting lecturer R. Tripp Evans' presentation on artist Grant Wood, which will take place in the Wallenberg Auditorium on Sunday at 3:30 p.m


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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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