Inside Gustavus 

February 26, 2015 | Volume 47, Number 21

In The Media

  • Gustavus was mentioned in a Feb. 20 Star Tribune article about cooperative grocery stores in small towns. Gustavus was given as a reason why St. Peter is able to support a cooperative grocery store.
  • The Mankato Free Press printed a story on Thursday, Feb. 26 about the latest exhibits in the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

Position Openings

  • Area Coordinator, Residential Life
  • Special Gift Officer, Advancement
  • Grant Writer, Advancement

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

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Feb. 24 and discussed the following items:

  • Members continued discussions regarding the FY 2016 budget benchmarks and planning.
  • Members approved the hiring of a Student Life replacement position (Area Coordinator).
  • Members approved the hiring of three Advancement positions (two Special Gift Officers and one Grant Writer), with the understanding that these positions will be revenue enhancing.
  • Consultant Ann Duffield was present to discuss the proposed strategic planning process and timeline. The hope is to kick off the process this April. The next step is to identify trustees, faculty, administrators, support staff, and students to serve on various planning committees.

News & Announcements

Register for Day at the Capitol...On Thursday, March 19, Gustavus Adolphus College students and financial aid supporters will travel to St. Paul to meet with state legislators to show continued support and appreciation for the Minnesota State Grant Program, as part of the College’s annual Day at the Capitol event. In addition to scheduled events at the Captiol, participants will have a chance to meet alumni who work in government and public service at a networking event at the University Club in St. Paul. Register for this event online at

Spring Break Trip Opportunity...The organization Students Today Leaders Forever is organizing a Spring Break Pay It Forward Tour. The trip is a multi-day, multi-city experience that engages students in service and leadership. Students will travel to a new city each day, learning about social issues, building lasting relationships, and and making a commitment to continued action when they return home. The Gustavus trip will travel to Rockford, Ill., Chicago, Ill., Joliet, Ill., Angola, Ind., Akron, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Washington, D.C. Any students interested in participating should contact Gustavus student Grace Holbrook at

Join a Be U Group...Register for a Be U group by going online to Be U fosters a campus culture in which you care for yourself and for your faculty and staff peers. Meet in a small group once a week to explore what is important to you in a confidential setting. Gropus meet 8-10 times beginning the week of March 2; various group times are offered. Email with questions or for more info.

Explore the Pipe Organ...Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to attend a Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza workshop on Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Starting in Christ Chapel and ending at First Lutheran Church, this introduction to the pipe organ will feature demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, and pizza for lunch. Registration, schedule, and other information can be found online. The event is free to all. Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Chad Winterfeldt at or 507-933-7447. Sponsored by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Employee Extras and Discounts Page...The Staff Personnel Committee is happily announcing a new page on the Human Resources website under Benefits. The "Employee Extras" page is a listing of extras or discounts that may be available to employees of the College. While all listings are subject to change, we hope this will be a helpful resource for current and new employees. Suggested additions or changes can be sent to

The Staff Personnel Committee is made up of support staff representatives from Custodial, Dining Service, Campus Safety, Physical Plant, Administrative/Academic Support, and Bookmark/Library/Print and Mail as well as a standing representative from Human Resources. The group takes suggestions and comments from College support staff to follow up on and try to find answers/resolutions. The group can be reached at their post office box B-36 or by contacting your department's representative. Monthly meeting minutes are available online at or on reserve at the Library Circulation desk.

Staff Reclassification Committee...The next meeting of the Staff Reclassification Committee will be held on Monday, March 23, to evaluate requests for grade changes for support staff positions. In order to be considered at this meeting, a complete request for position review must be received in the Office of Human Resources by March 17.

Campus Happenings

Building Bridges Conference...The 20th annual Building Bridges Conference will be held on Saturday, March 7, and is titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture.” Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include Jessica Valenti and Zerlina Maxwell. Valenti will speak at 9 a.m. in Christ Chapel, while Maxwell will speak at 12 p.m. Conference organizers have also recently received confirmation that U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will deliver a welcoming address and discuss some of her work on sexual assault/rape culture at the onset of the conference. More information including the entire schedule for the Conference is available online.

Inaugural Christenson Lecture...The inaugural Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Lawwill take place at 7 p.m. on March 5 in the Wallenberg Auditorium. This year's speaker is Georgetown University Professor David Cole, co-author of the book Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror. Cole's lecture is titled “After Edward Snowden: The NSA, Your Cellphone, and the Challenge of Preserving Privacy in the Digital Age.” More information is available online.

Faculty Meeting...The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the faculty will take place Friday, Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium.

Handbell Concert...Handbell Musicians of America, Region 7, and Gustavus Adolphus College are pleased to present a concert performed by more than 40 high school musicians who gathered for AdventuRing, a day-long workshop on campus. The concert will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Chad Winterfeldt is the director/clinician for the day, and a dozen or so members of the Gustavus handbell ensembles will participate. The concert is free and open to all.

Hispanic Film Festival...The Gustavus Hispanic Film Festival will continue on Monday, March 2 with the screening of Aqui y alla (Here and There) at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium.

TEDx Event...The Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College will host the College’s 2nd annual TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The conference is titled “Leading the Way Forward: Being, Seeing, Doing” and will feature nine live speakers and two TED Talks via video. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at More information includng the list of speakers is available online.

Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Services occur in Christ Chapel unless otherwise noted. The upcoming schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, Feb. 27: Jalen Gray '17
  • Sunday, March 1: Chaplain Siri Erickson
  • Monday, March 2: Blake Couey, Religion and GWS; Karin Dye '16, viola
  • Tuesday, March 3: Chaplain Siri Erickson
  • Wednesday, March 4: Lenten Morning Prayer; Faculty/Staff Choir
  • Thursday, March 5: Leah Soule '16, Building Bridges Preview
  • Friday, March 6: Interfaith Peace Prayers

Off-Campus Events of Interest

St. Peter Schools Referendum...After years of planning, discussing, and community input, the School Board of Saint Peter Public Schools will hold a Facilities Bond Referendum on March 10. The District is seeking voter authorization for funding to address ongoing facility needs and to improve the teaching and learning environments for all District learners.

Saint Peter Public Schools is proposing a single-question bond in the amount of $58,595,000 which will address issues relating to building capacity, safety and security, 21st Century learning, and community use. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on March 10. More information about the scope of the project and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the St. Peter Schools website under the "Referendum" tab.

Weekend Athletic Events

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

  • The men's basketball team will play an MIAC Playoff semifinal game at the University of St. Thomas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27.
  • The women's tennis team will host Bethel University at 8:30 a.m. and Macalester at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
  • The women's hockey team will host an MIAC Playoff semifinal game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
  • The men's tennis team will host Grinnell College at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.


  • Dolores R. Johnson, mother of Bruce Johnson (Economics and Management), passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the age of 98. Dolores was Charge Nurse on a medical floor of Immanuel Hospital in Mankato for 37 years before retiring in 1978. She spent the last seven years at PathStone Living in Mankato. Visitation (10 a.m.) and funeral (11 a.m.) will be held Saturday, March 7 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato.
  • Janet Ziegler, mother of Kathy Chalhoub (Office of the Chaplains), passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the age of 83 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell, S.D. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, Roy; five children: Dan (Doris) Ziegler of Spearfish, S.D., Bill (Barb) Ziegler of Banner, Wyo., Lynn Lasser (Tom) of Fridley, Minn., Kathy Chalhoub (Tony) of St. Peter, Minn., and Pat Ziegler of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.

Telecommunication Updates

The following are additions/changes for the “Personnel Phone Directory 2014-15”:

Catherine Harty, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, Email: charty, New
William (Bill) Kuehn, Advancement, Phone: x 6520, Email: wkuehn, New

For further information or corrections, contact Telecommunications at x6261 or e-mail:

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Chisago Lakes Lutheran Church of Center City, Feb. 27-March 1. We will also host a women's adult retreat for Mount Calvary Lutheran Church of Excelsior in the Retreat Center, Feb. 26-28. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Exploring Religious Questions Series...The mini course "Interfaith Understanding and Cooperation: Historical and Contemporary Approaches among Jews, Christians, and Muslims" will continue on Monday, March 2 (7-9pm, Olin Hall 103). Chaplain Siri Erickson will give the second lecture in this series. Sponsored by the Gustavus Adolphus College Center for Servant Leadership, Church Relations, and the Bernhardson Chair.


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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