Inside Gustavus (January 27, 2016)

Volume 48, Number 19

Faculty/Staff Activities & Student Achievements

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (music) performed in the charity concert series, “Let us Connect in the Music World,” at Nakano Zero Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan. This is her third time performing in this charity concert for the Children’s Library “Small House" in Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. This year, the concert raised 1,949,773 yen, equivalent of approximately $16,000 U.S.

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
-Administrative Assistant The Gustavus Annual Fund
-Custodian Positions

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

News & Announcements 

Library Hours for Touring Week:
Friday, Jan. 29: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Sat. & Sun., Jan. 30 & 31 Closed
Mon., Feb. 1 - Fri., Feb. 5 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Sat. & Sun., Feb. 6 & 7 Closed

All-employee meeting...Plan to attend the all-employee meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, in Alumni Hall.  Topics to be discussed will include the FY 2015-2016 budget, progress on the 2015-2016 institutional goals, and an update on the strategic planning process.

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 

Professional Development Day...sponsored by the Office of the Provost, will take place on Feb. 2-3, 2016. These events are open to all employees. We encourage your attendance and ask you to support all employees in their attendance as well. The complete schedule is online at:  Special thanks to Office of the Provost for coordinating this year’s Professional Development Days. 

Home Athletic Events

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

• Men's hockey hosts Concordia at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29
• Men's basketball hosts Macalester at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
• Men's hockey hosts Concordia at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
• Women's basketball hosts Macalester at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30

Love's Labour's Lost...Tickets are now available online or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre & Dance production of Love's Labour's Lost, a new musical based on the play by William Shakespeare. Performances will be held Feb. 19-20 & 26-27 at 8:00 p.m., with matinee performances on Feb. 21 & 28 at 2 p.m. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office. 

"We'll have it all, while we are young.”  In this contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy, music and lyrics create a sexy and irreverent look at love, homecoming and hookups.

Love's Labour's Lost is a new musical based on the Play by William Shakespeare. Songs by Michael Friedman, Book Adapted by Alex Timbers.
Henry MacCarthy, Director; Samuel Grace '11, Music Director
Lydia Francis ‘11, Scenic Design; Terena M. Wilkens, Lighting Design;
Elsa Larsen ‘17, Costume Design

In The News

Several Gustavus staff members were mentioned in a St. Peter Herald piece about students visiting from the sister city of Petatlan, Mexico.

The St. Peter Herald ran the announcement that Jaime Hollis has been named director of the Gustavus Diversity Center.

Associate Provost Paula O'Loughlin appeared on KEYC to discuss the Iowa caucus and voter turnout. O'Loughlin was also on WCCO Radio on Jan. 25 to discuss the presidential race.

 Off Campus Events

  • 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.

  • 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.



Upcoming events
Date Event
Tomorrow 68:30 pm Gusties Connect - Nashville - May 31 & Lisa (Wegner '86) Hollingsworth
Jun 1 9 am to 3 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Implicit Bias Workshop Center
11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnic 2016 Young Dining Room
Jun 2 9 am to 5 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Design Room 125
Jun 3 9 am to 5 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Design Room 125
Jun 6 9 am to 5 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Design Room 125
Jun 7 9 am to 5 pm Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Design Room 125

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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