Inside Gustavus 

January 21, 2016 | Volume 48, Number 18

Faculty/Staff Activities & Student Achievements

A review article by Associate Professor Dwight Stoll (chemistry) entitled “Recent Advances in 2D-LC for Bioanalysis” appeared in the December issue of the journal Bioanalysis. (doi: 10.4155/bio.15.223).

Maddalena Marinari (History) will serve as an advisor to "Global Minnesota: Immigrants Past and Present," a yearlong series of public programming organized by the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota. The initiative is sponsored by the NEH's Humanities in the Public Square program that supports scholarly forums, public discussions, and educational resources related to the NEH's new initiative, "The Common Good." 

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 Chemistry (Biochemistry)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic)
-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 Assistant Professor of Psychological Science (Experimental Psychology)
-Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (French)
-Visiting Instructor of Nursing (Pediatrics, Public Health, and Nursing Research)
-Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
-Assistant Director, Programs and Engagement
Assistant to the Gustavus Annual Fund
-Administrative Assistant The Gustavus Annual Fund
-Custodian Positions

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

News & Announcements 

2015 Tax Forms...W2 tax forms were mailed on Jan. 8 to all employees’ home addresses. Employees who are medical benefit eligible will be receiving one more required tax form 1095-C, were mailed by Jan. 15, 2016. Please note the envelope for both the W2 and 1095-C look similar and read IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT ENCLOSED, on the outside of the envelope. Gustavus is an Applicable Large Employer subject to the employer shared responsibility provision in the Affordable Care Act. This form 1095-C includes information about the health insurance coverage offered to you by Gustavus which you will need to prepare your 2015 individual income tax return. If you should need an additional copy of either the W2 or 1095-C, you may print them from Web Advisor – Employee HR – W2 Statement or 1095-C statement. If you have any questions about your W2 or 1095-C forms, please consult with your tax accountant.


Save the Date...Max Hailperin, Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, will present the second annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Beck Hall 101. The talk is titled "Liberal Arts Education in the Age of Accountability."

The Matthias Wahlstrom lecture, funded by an anonymous donor, is intended to be an annual lecture by a Gustavus faculty member on the possibilities of the liberal arts in the 21st century. The donor's intent is to annually showcase a Gustavus faculty member's thoughts on this important topic for the college community as whole.

President Bergman will introduce Professor Hailperin and refreshments will be provided for after lecture conversation. 

Campus Happenings 

Provost Q&A led by Provost Mark Braun will continue a series of informal discussion opportunities with Gustavus students. The “Provost’s Listening Post” 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 student questions and discussion about the College. Spring dates and times are scheduled for:

Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, March 24 at 10-11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 6 at 9-10 a.m.
Monday, May 9 at 10-11 a.m.

Home Athletic Events

Support the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this weekend.
•Women's hockey hosts St. Olaf at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22
•Men's basketball hosts Augsburg at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
•Women's basketball hosts Augsburg at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
•Men's hockey hosts St. Olaf at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23

In The News

The St. Peter Herald highlighted the College's announcement that renovations on A.H. Anderson Hall will begin this month.

The Mankato Free Press previewed the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Friday, Jan. 15.

Professor Leila Brammer appeared on Kare 11to analyze Sunday night's democratic presidential debate.

Both the St. Peter Herald and Mankato Free Press covered guest speaker Rashad Shabazz's MLK Jr. Memorial Lecture on the geography of race.

Associate Provost Paula O'Loughlin was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio about the upcoming presidential primaries.

The St. Peter Herald featured the College's designation as a Fair Trade College in a piece that ran this week.

Chaplain Brian Konkol's latest reflection in the Huffington Post focused on South Africa's transition from Apartheid.

Off Campus Events

  • Chad Winterfeldt (Chaplain’s Office) will present an organ recital of music by 17th c. composer Matthias Weckmann and living American composer Frank Ferko on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4:00 pm at Como Park Lutheran, 1376 Hoyt Ave West in Saint Paul. The recital will be repeated in Saint Peter on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:00 pm, First Lutheran Church, 1114 W. Traverse Road.

  • Lois Peterson, Dept of Art/Art History will be having an exhibition of her recent mixed-media drawings at the Phipps Center for the Arts. The Phipps Center is located at 109 Locust Street in Hudson Wisconsin. The exhibit titled "Quiet Stories" will host a public opening reception 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. The exhibit will run from Jan. 22 - Feb. 28.

  • Saint Peter Community Childcare Center (SP3C) invites you to Burgers 4 Babies from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at Patricks. Support our "Come Grow With Us" campaign to expand our space at the Community Center and meet our community's need for more infant childcare spaces. A portion of every purchase of the bacon cheeseburger basket and $1 for every kid's meal purchase will be donated to SP3C. There will also be a Silent Auction (cash or check only please). Go to our website for more information about our center and campaign. Or if you would like to make a silent auction donation before Jan. 22 contact:

  • INTRODUCING….Books in a Bag.  If you belong to a book club, come to the Saint Peter Public Library and check out Books in a Bag, a new project sponsored by the Friends of the Saint Peter Public Library. Each bag contains eight copies of the same title along with a folder containing book discussion questions and other information. Bags may be checked out for six weeks.
    The Friends of the Library welcomes members and patrons to contribute to the growth of the Books in a Bag program through donations made to the Friends of the Library. For information on Friends of the Library visit our website.
    The initial five Books in a Bag are: 
    • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    • Just Like Us, by Helen Thorpe
    • The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens
    • The Rent Collector, by Camron Wright
    • Still Life, by Louise Penny
  • Mark your calendars for March 19, 2016. There are two big events for John Ireland Catholic School that day. Join us in the morning for the Luck O' The Irish 7k Fun Run, it is a flat course and lots of fun. Pre-registration is requested.  Then join us that evening for the Luck of the Irish Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser. Contact any John Ireland family for tickets. If you have questions, contact Ann Johnson  or x6515.

  • A FIRST Tech Challenge robotics tournament will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Saint Peter High School. Judging and inspections precede match play which will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. and run through the afternoon. Playoff rounds should begin about 3:15 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony. The public is invited to check out the cool robots and watch teams compete in this year's game, FIRST Res-Q. Contact Chuck Niederriter for more information.

  • The St. Peter Area League of Women Voters will host a panel discussion of homelessness in the St. Peter area  from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Senior Center, located in the St. Peter Community Center, 600 South 5th St., St. Peter. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The League seeks to understand the issue with an eye towards determining what, if any, public action could be taken by the community. Representatives from the Minnesota Valley Action Council, Nicollet County Social Services, the New Ulm faith community, St. Peter City Administration and St. Peter Law Enforcement will give brief overviews of their experiences working with the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. There will be time for questions and answers and public discussion.  For more information please call Mary Ann Scharf, 934-5075.

  • Come to a potluck fiesta from 5-7p.m. on Sunday, January 24 to learn more about the St. Peter/Petatlan, Mexico Sister City program and meet three students currently visiting from Petatlan. This event, which will be held at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter, is open to the entire Gustavus and St. Peter community. There will be a brief presentation around 6 p.m. To learn more about the Sister City, visit


Robert Raymond Behrends, 89, father of Al Behrends, passed away suddenly on Jan. 15, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at the Lakewood Health Center in Baudette, Minn. Funeral services for will be held on Friday, Jan. 22nd at 2 p.m. at Wabanica Lutheran Church in Baudette.  Visitation will be one hour prior at the church with interment at Wabanica Cemetery. The full obituary can be read online .
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Friends of Music at Gustavus in memory of Robert Behrends.


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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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