Inside Gustavus 

December 10, 2015 | Volume 48, Number 14

Faculty/Staff Activities & Student Achievements

Blake Couey (Religion) presented an invited paper titled "The Image of Assyria in Isaiah from the Perspective of Trauma Studies" on Nov. 21, 2015, at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, GA.

Florence Amamoto (English) presented a paper "Performing Asian American: David Henry Hwang and Rick Shiomi" at the 50th annual Western Literature Association conference, in Reno, NV in Oct. 2015.

Olivia Peterson '17 received the 2015 National Assoication for Campus Activities Heart of America Region Scholarship for Student Leaders.

Jill Locke (Political Science and GWSS) presented her research, "What's Wrong With Revolting Children? A Question for Hannah Arendt (and Us)," at PoliTalk, the Macalester College Political Science Department lunch seminar, on Dec. 3, 2015.

Glenn Kranking published an article: "Leaving the ESSR: Sweden's Attempts at Repatriating the Estonian-Swedes from Soviet Controlled Estonia, 1940-1941" in the Journal of Baltic Studies, Volume 46, Issue 4 (2015), pp. 459-470.

Marcia J. Bunge (Religion) was one of eight religious scholars invited to serve as national advisors for a ground-breaking exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on world religions entitled “Sacred Journeys.” The exhibit was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and funded by a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Position Openings

-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)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science)
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Mathematics)
-Director of the Diversity Center
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Assistant Director, Programs and Engagement
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Assistant to the Gustavus Annual Fund
-Administrative Assistant The Gustavus Annual Fund 
-Campus Safety Officer (Part-Time on Call)
-Dining Service Accounts Clerk

 

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

News & Announcements 

VP Search Committee...Consultants from the search firm of Association of Governing Boards have been engaged by the College to help with the search for the next Vice President for Finance and Treasurer.  The consultants, Dr. Loren Anderson and Dr. Rick Torgerson, will be on campus Monday, Dec. 14 visiting with a number of individuals and groups.  They look forward to talking with you regarding your perspectives on the development of a search profile for this important position.  
Time has been set aside for all employees to have an opportunity to meet with the consultants

Administrators and Support Staff — Monday, Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m., Heritage Room

Faculty — Monday, Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m., Heritage Room

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Break
Wed., Dec. 16 – Fri., Dec. 18: 8:00 am – 1:00 am;
Sat., Dec. 19: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm;
Sun., Dec. 20: 11:00 am – 1:00 am;
Mon., Dec. 21: 8:00 am – 1:00 am;
Tues., Dec. 22 & Wed., Dec. 23: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm;
Thurs., Dec. 24 - Sun., Jan. 3: Closed.

The Season of Giving...The Staff Personnel Committee has begun gearing up for our traditional Staff Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 22. This gathering is always an exciting time as we try to incorporate the spirit of giving. One of the ways we do this is by providing door prize drawings. Although we have a small budget for purchasing items to give away, we traditionally rely on departments around campus to donate any items as they feel appropriate. Donations may range from a gift card for a campus service to complimentary gifts received from outside vendors to handmade/homemade items that reflect your skill/talent that could be passed on to fellow co-workers as a wonderful gift.

In the next few weeks, please watch for items that may come into your office/department and/or items you might already have that you would be willing to donate as a gift. To make a contribution, please contact or send items to Jeannie Peterson (jpeter13@gustavus.edu) in the library, Jean Noren (jnoren2@gustavus.edu) in the president’s office, or Anna Mae Barklow (abarklow@gustavus.edu) in custodial service. Your generosity and thoughtful consideration during this Season of Giving is greatly appreciated.

Campus Happenings 

Angel Tree Giving Opportunity...The Angel Tree is a project designed to give children little something extra in their stocking or under the tree. The children that will receive these gifts will not have many presents at Christmas.  Please take a tag from the tree located in the Johnson Student Union. On the back of the tag you will find the gender and age of the child as well as a short “wish list”. Not all items need to be purchased, please do as your budget allows, but $25 and under is appropriate.

We ask that after you have purchased your gift for this special child, you return the wrapped gift with the Angel Tag to the CBSL Office in the Johnson Student Union (Room 222) no later than Wednesday, Dec. 16th. If for some reason you are unable to purchase a gift, please return the Angel Tag to the tree as soon as possible.

Thank you for helping make this Christmas a little brighter for one child.

Donate to the St. Peter Food Shelf during Holiday Parties...Please bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations for the St. Peter Food Shelf to one of the employee Holiday Parties. The College will again this year offer to match cash donations up to $500. In addition, Professor Kathy Lund Dean and Dan Dean have offered a generous new challenge. They will also match cash donations up to $500. These two matching gifts mean we have the potential to raise $1500 or more for the St. Peter Food Shelf this year!   

Faculty and Administration Holiday Party - Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, 4-6 p.m., Alumni Hall

Support Staff Holiday Luncheon - Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Alumni Hall

If you are unable to attend your holiday celebration, please feel free to drop off food items or monetary donations to either Jenny Tollefson (Confer/Vickner Halls) or Nancy Petrich (Physical Plant).

If you haven't already done so, please RSVP to Jean Noren (faculty/administrator) or Lisa Octigan (support staff).

Health and Wellness Class...The Gustavus community (students, faculty, and staff) has an opportunity to get their new year off to a great start.  The Am I Hungry program teaches mindful eating skills and empowers participants to relearn to use their natural ability to eat just the right amount of food.  Participants are not given rigid rules to follow; instead it is a journey of self-discovery as to why we choose to eat what we eat.  Class discussion involves eating what our bodies need and want, exercising for our mind and bodies, and mindful eating skills.

Classes will meet Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, beginning Jan. 4 and running through Wednesday, Jan. 27.  Classes will be located in the 49er room in the Campus Center. The cost of the program is discounted to $25.00 (a retail value of $45.00 for materials) which covers the cost of the book “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle” and the workbook required for class. 

If you are interested in participating please contact George Elliott at gelliott@gustavus.edu by Dec. 15th. 

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women's hockey hosts UW-River Falls at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art 
Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions

In The News

The Janesville Argus highlighted professor Peg O'Connor and Gustavus for reaching out to visit Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School after the Nobel Conference.

Chaplain Siri Erickson was interviewed about Christmas in Christ Chapel on New Ulm's KNUJ Radio on Friday, Dec. 4.

Professor Jeff Owen was quoted in a Mankato Free Press piece on economic growth in the region. 

KEYC covered the College's annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services on Saturday, Dec. 5. 

Senior Jack Anderson was interviewed about Doc E's Life Changing Salsa by Jason Derusha on WCCO Radio. 

The Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority was mentioned in the St. Peter Herald's piece about celebrating the holidays in St. Peter. Student Amanda Downs was quoted in the Dec. 8 piece.

Chaplain Brian Konkol wrote about hopes for peace in the Advent season in the Huffington Post.  

Off Campus Events

New Year's Eve Fundraiser for the Ladies Auxiliary of the William R. Witty American Legion Post 37.  Kick off your New Year's Eve celebration with Bingo and a Baked Potato Bar. We'll be playing some new games in celebration of the evening. New games will include a champagne glass, bow tie, top hat, diamond and more. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. The Baked Potato Bar will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Toppings will include: Bacon, Green Onions, Broccoli, Shredded Cheese, Cheese Sauce, Chili, Sour Cream and Chicken.  We'll have a number of new, fun prizes and surprises that night so make sure you join us AND invite your friends.  American Legion in St Peter Minnesota 229 W Nassau Street. Must be 18 to play. 

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-arts-administration-salon-series-2Schaefer Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/indigenous-salon-featuring-artist-marlena-myles-public-reception-at-schaefer-gallery-of-artSchaefer Art Gallery
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-winds-of-christmas-2Christ Chapel
1010:30 a.m. Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/winds-of-christmas-3Christ Chapel
4:306:30 p.m. Gusties in Business Networking Event at Bloomington Cowboy Jackshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-in-business-networking-event-at-bloomington-cowboy-jacksCowboy Jacks Bloomington
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runners-weekly-group-runLund Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
78 p.m. Q&A with the Deanshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/qa-with-the-deansVirtual
Dec 7 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-21Christ Chapel
12:301:30 p.m. DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-gender-identitypronouns-whats-the-difference-between-my-sex-and-my-gender-lunch-and-learnPresident's Dining Room (PDR)
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/destress-fest-with-the-pasHeritage Room
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/diy-hot-chocolate-making-eventCourtyard Cafe
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-2Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-at-st-olaf-3Northfield, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-st-olaf-3St. Peter, Minn.
7:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-uwriver-falls-3River Falls, Wis.
Dec 8 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Lucia Festivalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-lucia-festivalChrist Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-mindfulness-mediation-3Bonnier multifaith center
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Festival of St. Lucia Luncheon and Programhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-st-lucia-luncheon-and-programCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
1:302:30 p.m. DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Musichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-event-worldly-ears-bringing-a-sense-of-belonging-in-musicSaint Peter Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
Dec 9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcasehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-musical-showcase-8Christ Chapel
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Openhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-track-field-at-university-of-minnesota-icebreaker-openMinneapolis, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halamahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mosaic-dialog-speaker-rose-halamaCenter for Inclusive Excellence
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-lawrenceSt. Peter, Minn.
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sexy-jeopardyThe Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-4St. Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-hosts-uwriver-falls-2St. Peter, Minn.
24 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-2St. Peter, Minn.
4:305:30 p.m. Calvin Gehring, Piano Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/calvin-gehring-piano-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
4:306:30 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh, Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/alex-terpkosh-senior-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Concordia-Wisconsinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-concordiawisconsinSt. Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 11 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
24 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
35 p.m. Gusties Will Shinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-will-shineAllianz Field
4:306:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-community-11Christ Chapel
Dec 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
23 p.m. Virtual Meeting: INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 via Google Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/virtual-meeting-inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-via-google-meetVirtual Meeting
Dec 13 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: chapel and chillhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-chapel-and-chill-4Christ Chapel
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runners-weekly-group-runLund Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
Dec 14 Last Day of Fall Classeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-fall-classesCampus
9 a.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-21Christ Chapel
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Bethany Lutheranhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-bethany-lutheranSt. Peter, Minn.
8:3011 p.m. Midnight Express with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/midnight-express-with-the-pasEvelyn Young Dining Room

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