Inside Gustavus 

January 7, 2016 | Volume 48, Number 16

Faculty/Staff Activities & Student Achievements

In October of 2015 Associate Professor Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) gave two invited lectures on his research at the Quality Assurance Conference of Region 6 of the Environmental Protection Agency in Dallas, Texas. These talks were entitled: “Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography – An Emerging Technique for Analysis of Complex Matrices;” and “UHPLC – When to consider switching from HPLC, and making the most of it when you do.” In November he also gave an invited lecture at the Eastern Analytical Symposium in Somerset New Jersey entitled: “Online Selective Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry for Efficient, High Resolution Characterization of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies.”

Position Openings

-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics)
-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Macroeconomics and Statistics)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Public Discourse and Political Campaign Communication)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Mathematics)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
-Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (French)
-Director of the Diversity Center
-Assistant Director, Programs and Engagement
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Assistant to the Gustavus Annual Fund
-Administrative Assistant
-Administrative Assistant The Gustavus Annual Fund
-Custodian Positions
-Employment Assistant
-Landscape Specialist/Heavy Equipment Operator

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

President Cabinet Summary

  1. Discussion was held regarding a proposed policy concerning employee responsibilities associated with College-owned computers and Gustavus email accounts.  Provost Braun will vet this proposed policy with appropriate committees/individuals and then provide a final version for discussion/approval at the next Cabinet meeting.
  2. Members reviewed a revised version of a proposed pet policy.  Provost Braun will provide a final draft for discussion at the next Cabinet meeting.
  3. Members reviewed the Jan. 28-29 Board meeting agenda and timeline for preparation for Board materials.

News & Announcements 

Library Hours for January:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum of Art will maintain regular hours during January Interim Term
M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
Sat/Sun. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

GWSS Research and Scholarship Grants...Thanks to the generous support of alumni through GWSS endowment funds, the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program is able to distribute a small number of research grants to support scholarship or creative work that contribute to the fields of gender, women, and/or sexuality studies. Faculty or staff with limited or no access to other College resources will receive priority (e.g. adjunct faculty, especially in first year). Grant amounts will vary based on the number of applications but will likely range from $200-$400.

The deadline for applications is midnight on March 6, 2016. Applicants may request funding for expenses incurred between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. For more information about the application process, please visit this link. If you have questions about propriety of expenses or means of documentation, please make inquiries with the chair of the GWSS program (currently Martin Lang, mlang3@gustavus.edu) before you file an application.

Mugging the Market Place...Dining service is asking for mug donations again this year. When you have time over January Interim Experience (IEX), please consider gathering any unused mugs less than 4.75 inches tall and dropping them off on the tray carousel when you return to campus. Dining service will wash the mugs and get them into circulation on campus.

Calling all fiber artists of any kind...knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, tatting, felting, etc. Would you be willing to share with a new generation of fiber artist some of your wisdom? I would like to compile a list of people who are willing to have one-on-one conversations with students from my IEX class (Social and Art Knitting). You do not have to be an expert or an interest in teaching as the goal is to have students explore the communal and spiritual aspects of fiber arts. If interested, please fill out the survey  If you have questions or ideas to share, please email  or call S. Brookhart Shields at x7330.

Accreditation Report Update...The assessment progress report to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has been placed on reserve in the library and will remain available for the months of January and February. The report was vetted and approved by the College Accreditation Committee and has been shared with the Faculty Senate, Cabinet, Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning, and College Assessment Committee.

Campus Happenings 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture...The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture will occur on Mon., Jan. 18 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The annual MLK lecture emphasizes the continuing struggle for civil rights. This year, Dr. Rashad Shabazz will speak on “Why Geography Matters in the Struggle for Racial Justice.” Even though the law has technically removed geographic barriers for Blacks, racial bias continues to be found in urban planning, policing, and housing policy. Dr. Shabazz will share the historical perspective of the geographic racial divide and present possibilities for how our country can continue to work towards equality.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations is hosting a weekend retreat for Hopkins High School from Sat., Jan. 9 - Sun. Jan. 10. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Home Athletic Events

Support the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this weekend.
• Swimming and Diving hosts Carleton at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8
• Gymnastics hosts UW-Oshkosh at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9
• Men's hockey hosts UW-Stout at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9

In The News

The Mankato Free Press covered the Gustavus Student Entrepreneurs' plans to build a well in Ethiopia on Sat. Dec. 19. Professor Paul Estenson and students Jack Anderson and Pat Rosvold were interviewed for the piece.

St. Peter natives and men's basketball players Chad Poppen and Peter Kruize were spotlighted in the St. Peter Herald on Dec. 22.

The St. Peter Herald highlighted the $589,000 Lilly Endowment grant that will create the new Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics this summer. The Mankato Free Press also ran a story on the grant.

The St. Peter Herald discussed the "Share the Love Food Pack" event that will be hosted by the Zeta Chi Phi sorority on Feb. 12.

Junior Taylor Trautman's hometown project to provide coats and mittens for elementary students was profiled in the Hutchinson Leader on Dec. 28.

Assistant Dean of Admission Cynthia Yang was interviewed as part of a Minnesota Public Radio piece on international students attending Minnesota colleges and universities.

Chaplain Brian Konkol discussed the biblical basis for foreign aid and its implications in the Huffington Post.

Off Campus Events

A silent auction cancer benefit is being held for 16-year-old Kate Tostenson, Jean Noren's niece, on Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, from 1 - 3 p.m.with a short program at 3:00 p.m. The event is being held in the Heritage and St. Peter banquet rooms at Gustavus. Kate was diagnosed with stage 4 Papillary Thyroid cancer. Money raised will go towards medical bills and a donation account has been set up at Nicollet County Bank (Katherine Lee Tostenson). An article in the St. Peter Herald has more information about Kate. 

Obituaries

Lynda Schulte, mother of Julie Bartley, passed away on Sat., Dec. 19, 2015.  Lynda  passed away peacefully at home from complications of leukemia. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jerry Schulte, brother Richard, five children, and eleven grandchildren. Services were held at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, California on Dec. 28 and 29, and she was interred at Riverside National Cemetery on December 30.

Rita M. Schmitt Niederriter, age 91, mother of Chuck Niederriter, passed away on Sun., Dec. 20, 2015, at St. Mary's Home, East. in Erie, PA.  Rita's full obitiuary can be read online.

Nita Erickson, age 75, mother of Wendy Bachman '87, mother-in-law of Woody Bachman '88, Grandmother of Beau '14, Alina '17, Chloe, Avery '20 passed away on Dec. 22, 2015 from kidney failure. Nita's full obitiuary can be read online.

Carolyn Lammers, age 83, wife of Mark Lammers, passed away on Sun., Jan. 3, 2016.  A memorial service is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1114 West Traverse Road in Saint Peter MN.  Carolyn's full obitiuary can be read online.

Plugs

Must Sell, owner moving out of state. Duncan Phyfe style dining room table with 6 matching chairs in excellent condition. I am asking $150 or best offer. Also a large computer desk with pull out key board and 1 drawer and cabinet on each side in a dark wood. The back is finished and hole drilled for wires and cords. Asking $125 or best offer. A small Aussie gas grill for $50 or best offer. A chest of drawers for $25 or best offer. Contact Becky Barnes at x7025 or bbarnes@gustavus.edu or cell phone 317-0070 for more details. All can be seen at Becky Barnes' home.

 

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-cross-country-at-st-olaf-invitational-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uwriver-falls-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-carleton-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uweau-claire-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/48hour-theatre-projectStreaming Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 21 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 23 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-146Online
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyounhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reconciliation-circle-with-cnt-stfrancis-bettelyoun-5via videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-luther-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/boom-boom-bingo-2Lund Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-cornell-cancelledMount Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecominghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/homecoming-6Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-monmouth-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-coe-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/peer-assistants-host-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk 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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