Inside Gustavus 

September 1, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 1

Faculty/Staff Activities and Student Achievements

Roger Adkins (CICE) was awarded an Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Presidential Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. The fellowship matches senior international officers (SIOs) who have less three years in that role with mentors who are more advanced SIOs. Roger's mentor will be Elizabeth (Betsy) Brewer of Beloit College in Wisconsin. Roger will work with Dr. Brewer throughout the year in developing his capacities as an SIO and will spend one week this fall shadowing her work at Beloit. Only four fellows were selected for 2016-17 out of a competitive pool of 100+ nominees.

Roger Adkins (CICE) was invited to present a TED-style talk at the IFSA-Butler Education Abroad conference in July. The conference theme was "What Is 'Success' in Education Abroad?" His talk focused on the question: "What if the best outcome in education abroad is for students to return more confused, less able to explain any particular culture or tradition, including their own?" He focused on the need for helping students develop a critical understanding of the complexities, ambiguities, and dynamic nature of cultures and subcultures.

Laura Triplett (Geology) and Julie Bartley (Geology) wrote an article about the Gustavus Climate Change Across the Curriculum Integrate project that was published in the July 2016 issue of In the Trenches, the quarterly magazine of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

New Faces

Brandon Anderson, Communication Studies, Visiting Instructor

Alexandra Bryant, Music, Visiting Assistant Professor

Leah Creger, Art and Art History, Visiting Lab Instructor

Darsa Donelan, Physics, Adjunct Lab Instructor

Elizabeth Drake, Health and Exercise Science, Visiting Assistant Professor

Kathryn Droske, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Visiting Instructor

Andrew Folstad, Nursing, Visiting Instructor

Jeffrey Ford, Mathematics and Computer Science, Visiting Instructor

James Gilbert, Environmental Studies, Visting Instructor

Emily Gunawan, Mathematics and Computer Science, Visiting Instructor

Catherine Harms, Economics and Management, Visiting Instructor

Andrew Haveles, Geology, Visiting Assistant Professor

Lucille Holmgreen, Psychological Science, Assistant Professor

Masayoshi Ishikawa, Music, Visiting Assistant Professor

Rose Jost, Nursing, Visiting Instructor

Justin Kader, Center for International and Cultural Education, Study Away Program Coordinator

Justin Kass, Art and Art History, Visiting Assistant Professor

Lucas Kleinschrodt, Athletic Office, Assistant Football Coach

David Kozisek, Music, Adjunct Instructor

Michael Merrill, Athletic Office, Assistant Baseball Coach

Teresa Mirabile-Dettmer, Advancement, Administrative Assistant

Laura Mueller, Philosophy, Visiting Assistant Professor

James Parejko, Chemistry, Visiting Assistant Professor

Adam Rappel, Music, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Andrea Rients, Education, Visiting Instructor

Hayley Russell, Health and Exercise Science, Assistant Professor

Mary Saczawa, Psychological Science, Visiting Instructor

Kelsey Schalkle, Economics and Management, Visiting Instructor

Brittany Stewart, Athletic Office, Head Softball Coach

James Stone, Economics and Management, Visiting Associate Professor

Cynthia Turley, Health and Exercise Science, Visiting Instructor

Shu-Ling Wang, Economics and Management, Assistant Professor

Melissa Williams, Music, Adjunct Instructor

Position Openings

-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics) 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Accounting)
-Assistant Professor of Mathematics
-Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science OR Discrete Mathematics)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies

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

President Cabinet Summary   

1.  Members confirmed the agenda for the Opening Reception (welcome, introductions, State of the College Address, Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan, 2016-2017 institutional goals, and Anderson Hall and Nobel Hall updates).

2.  Discussion was held regarding a communication to the community regarding organizational structure additions and changes in the Finance Office and the Office of the Provost. The memo from the President and accompanying materials will be sent to all employees later today.

3.  Cabinet members completed a final draft of the 2016-2017 institutional goals.  They were presented to the campus community at the opening reception on August 31.

4.  Members approved the hiring of a full-time Director of Community-Based Service Learning (11 months).  Members also approved a part-time intern position (20 hours/week) in the Community-Based Service Learning office until the office is fully staffed.

6.  Members approved the hiring of a full-time Title IX Coordinator, who will report to the Director of Human Resources.

News and Announcements   

Welcome to the Gustavus Class of 2020...First-year students and their families will be on campus on Fri., Sept. 2 for the beginning of orientation weekend. Gustavus faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use the hashtag #gusties20 on Move-In Day for any social media posts.

Parking Reminders: Please park according to permit color. Citations for non-registered vehicles in red and green permit lots begins at 7 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 6. Vehicles parked without displaying a valid parking permit or in the wrong colored lot will be cited. Visitor parking is always closed to students and employees and is always enforced. Register in person in the Campus Safety office before parking your vehicle. Campus Safety is reachable 24 hours a day at 507-933-8888 if you have any parking questions.

Please note that on Sat., Sept. 3 the Lund lot is closed for the annual Square Dance. Any vehicles in the Lund lot when setup begins for the dance will be towed at owner's expense. Please park in alternate lots on Saturday.

Lund Lot Closure...The Lund Parking Lot will be closed for roof and air conditioning repairs starting Tues., Sept. 6 through Fri., Sept. 9. Please contact Facilities 

Reminder to all users of Gustavus Motor Pool Vehicles: 
Certification is required for all Gustavus Motor Pool Vehicle drivers:
-Drivers of cars and 7-person minivans will need to be Defensive Driver online certified before keys will be issued. This certification level is valid for four years.
-Drivers of 8- or 10-person large vans will need to have the online certification as well as behind the wheel instruction through the Campus Safety office. This certification level is valid for two years.

Please take care of your certification needs and plan ahead for fall semester to complete this in a timely manner. To initiate certification, please fill out the web form at the following link:

To check the expiration date of a prior certification or to renew an expired certification, contact Lisa Octigan (

Title IX Training...In campus mail you recently received an updated copy of the brochure entitled “2016-2017 Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct or Harassment.” Included was a letter with information about the new mandatory training procedure.  

Please be reminded that all College employees must participate in this required training every academic year. This year, the required Title IX annual training and post-training assessment must be completed before Friday, October 3, 2016.

If you need another copy of the “2015-2016 Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping Students who Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct or Harassment” or have any questions, please contact Title IX Coordinator, Julie Kline, at 507-933-6075  or

State Fair...Remember to wear your Gustie gear to the great Minnesota get together this year. Make sure you stop and visit the Gustavus booth in the Education Building as well.

Take Your Professor to Lunch...The Student Senate's program Take Your Professor to Lunch (TYPTL) is a great opportunity for students to have a one-on-one with their professors. This program allows the student and the professor to connect in a more personal level than the classroom would allow for. If you have any questions please feel free to email Cristhian Martinez

Campus Activities/Reservations...Please be mindful that the Campus Activities Office and Information Desk will be busy welcoming and orienting more than 600 students to campus from Friday through Monday and to wait with requests for room and table reservations, poster and flier approval, equipment rentals, office keys for students, and the like. Regular office services are, as much as possible, suspended on move-in day. Thank you for your understanding and for the wonderful commitment and support of so many offices over the holiday weekend. Orientation is truly a College-wide effort and new students and families often comment on their positive experience on day one. Thank you! Here is a link to the schedule of events for the weekend.

Run for Kicks 5k...Check your calendars and sign up for the second annual Gustavus Women's Soccer Run for Kicks 5k through the arboretum on Sun., Sept. 18. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The arboretum course includes paved and limestone trails. 

Included in registration, each participant will receive a custom designed shirt and post race goodies. The race will be individually timed and results will be posted at www.runningventures.comThe race start time is 10 a.m. Race headquarters, check in, and packet pick-up will be located at the arboretum entrance. Registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for students. You can register online or students can register from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. outside the Market Place. Students must show school ID at packet pick-up. All proceeds will go to support the Gustavus Women's Soccer Team.

Swimming Lessons Available...Let the Gusties teach your children how to swim. Each teacher will work with an average of three children to guarantee your child plenty of expert personal attention. More personal attention means that your child will improve their swimming skills very quickly. Our instructors (Gustavus Adolphus College swimmers) have the teaching experience, skills, maturity, and passion to make this an enjoyable experience for children of all abilities and ages. Register on-line or contact Luke Weyandt for questions at 57-933-7693.

St. Peter Weekly Newsletter...As we continue to find ways to strengthen our partnership with the City of St. Peter we would like to share this link to their weekly newsletter.  Be sure to read it for the latest information about the greater St. Peter community. 

Campus Happenings   

The Opening Convocation: The Opening of the 155th Academic Year at Gustavus Adolphus College will be from 10-10:20 a.m., on September 6, in Christ Chapel. The faculty will process in academic regalia, President Rebecca Bergman is preaching, and Chaplain Konkol and Chaplain Erickson are leading. All are welcome.  

Reading in Common Lecture: The New Student Orientation Reading In Common selection is Between the World and MeA reading in common event is scheduled at 7 p.m. on  Tues., Sept. 13, in Christ Chapel. Jamelle Bouie is the guest speaker. He is a Chief Political Correspondent, Slate Magazine & CBS News Political Analyst.  Jamelle will offer thought-provoking insight and raise questions about current national issues.

Four Weeks and Counting...The 52nd annual Nobel Conference is less than four weeks away. Be sure to visit for information and answers to most of your questions. Faculty, staff, and students are reminded to secure their one complimentary ticket by going online to Students without a ticket will be asked to view the conference from Lund Forum in the overflow viewing area.   

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women's soccer hosts UW-La Crosse at 12 p.m. Saturday 
  • Men's soccer hosts St. Scholastica at 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Men's soccer hosts Knox at 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Volleyball hosts Martin Luther at 7 p.m. Wednesday  

In The News

The St. Peter Herald and various media outlets covered the passing of former athletic director Jim "Moose" Malmquist. 

The St. Peter Herald published a comprehensive piece on the changes to sexual misconduct policy at Gustavus that took place over the summer based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force. KEYC and the Mankato Free Press also ran sexual misconduct updates.

The St. Peter Herald announced a conversation on water quality in the Seven Mile Creek watershed, which will be moderated by Dave Newell and focus on the research that Laura Triplett and her team of students began this summer.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Ben Franklin to Visit Saint Peter...Union Presbyterian Church will host “An Afternoon with Benjamin Franklin” on Sun., Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. Dr. Franklin, as portrayed by historian Christopher Lowell, will be speaking on faith, diplomacy, and his remarkable life on the eve of our own national elections and the anniversary (September 17) of the signing of the Constitution. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "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.
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 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"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.
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.
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesday Meeting:
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled), Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art

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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