Inside Gustavus 

May 22, 2015 | Volume 47, Number 32

Faculty/Staff Activities

Naomi Quiram, Director of Print and Mail Services, was invited to be a member of the Xerox Higher Education Advisory Council. It is a national forum for Xerox clients to share best practices and learn from each other, as well as discuss the industry trends that are impacting college and universities. Xerox has dedicated additional resources to focus on Higher Education In-Plants. Gustavus is recognized as a leader among Higher Ed In-Plants. As a recognized leader in the industry, Xerox extended invitations to other institutions including but not limited to: Bucknell, Penn State, Villanova, Citrus College, Mesa College, Yale, Boise State, University of Southern California, University of Texas, University of Washington, and the University of Alabama.

Deborah Goodwin (Religion) presented a paper entitled "Rethinking Cultural Hebraism" at the 50th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17.

On May 14, Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science and Peace Studies) delivered a talk "Student Ownership of Learning: Active Learning Practices for the Classroom" open to the faculty at the University of Bialystok in northeastern Poland. Gerstbauer is spending six months in Warsaw as a Fulbright Scholar.

Kyle E. Chambers (Psychological Science) recently presented “Adapting the Living Laboratory® Educational Model for Undergraduate Developmental Science Curriculum” at the Teaching Institute of the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) in Philadelphia, PA, and presented with Deb Johnson (Education & Exhibit Director at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota) “The Center for Developmental Science and Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Research Partnership Model” at the National Living Lab Symposium, Portland, OR. Kyle was also appointed to the Teaching Committee of SRCD and the International Society of Infant Studies Committee on Undergraduate Research.

Kyle Momsen and Mary Joos (HES- Athletic Training) will present at the 2015 American College Health Association's annual meeting in Orlando, FL on May 28. Their session is titled Common Evaluation Techniques of the Lower Extremity and will focus on clinical prediction rules and evidence based orthopeadic special tests for common injuries seen in the College/University population.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Matthew Van Fossen, Web Developer, GTS

Position Openings

  • Administrative Assistant, Music

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

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, May 19 and discussed the following items:

  • Members approved the hiring of a Campus Safety Sergeant replacement position.
  • Members approved the hiring of an Assistant Director, Advancement Services replacement position.
  • Members discussed the powerpoint presentation for the May 19 all-employee meeting.

News & Announcements

Commencement Ushers... Any students or staff who are willing to serve as commencement ushers this year should contact Lorie Siebels in the Office of Marketing and Communication at 933-7520 or

Commencement Tickets...In the event that weather moves commencement indoors, attendees will need tickets to enter Lund Arena. Students can pick up their three tickets at the Office of Marketing and Communication, which is located in the Lundgren House near Norelius Hall, May 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can also pick up tickets at the Campus Information Desk in Jackson Campus Center from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 and from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, May 31.

Parking Announcements...Permit parking enforcement continues through Commencement. Please park according to permit color and note that parking is enforced during finals and Senior Week. Summer parking begins June 1. Vehicles on campus may park in any red or green permit space after Commencement through August 24, when we ask all employees and returning students to park according to permit color. Visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times and is always enforced 24/7/365. Specially marked parking spaces (handicap, special permit, etc) are also always enforced. Student (red) permit registration for 2015-2016 parking passes will be available online beginning June 22. This cycle of employee (green) permits are valid 2013-2016, so employees with a valid green permit will not need to register for a new sticker until August 2016.

Volunteers Sought...The Center for International and Cultural Education (CICE) is seeking volunteers for its International Friendship Family Program. Each Gustavus international student is matched with a local family. The family will typically invite the student to their home for dinner, family functions, or trips, and go to events in which the student is involved. It is a great opportunity for the family and the student to share cultures. If interested, please contact Jeff Anderson (x7493 or in the Center for International and Cultural Education.

Campus Happenings

Celebrate the Dining Service...It's time to celebrate the Dining Service and its No. 7 ranking on the Niche College Rankings for "Best On-Campus Food." Please join the Kitchen Cabinet and the Office of Admission as we pay tribute to our outstanding dining staff from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22 in Alumni Hall. Cold Stone ice cream and all the trimmings will be served along with some other surprises.

Commencement...The College's 2015 commencement exercises will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31 on Hollingsworth Field. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside Lund Center. Any announcement about moving the ceremony indoors will be made on the College's website and its social media channels. Senior Rosalie Repke will deliver this year's commencement address. Earlier in the morning, the College will host a pair of baccalaureate services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. Complimentary tickets for the baccalaureate services can be reserved online at A commencement buffet will be held in the Evelyn Young Dining Room from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $16 each and $7 for children under six years of age. Buffet tickets can also be purchased online at

Facility Hours

Library Hours during finals are as follows:

  • Friday, May 22: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 24: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Monday, May 25: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Social Media Updates

Gustavus faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use the hashtag #gusties15 on commencement day when tweeting pictures and thoughts.

Telecommunication Updates

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

Matthew Van Fossen, GTS-Web Communications, Phone: x7072, Email: mvanfos, New
Marty Braun, Custodial, Phone: x6116, Email: mbraun2, New Phone Number
Mitchell Deets, Athletics, Phone: x 6146, Email: mdeets, Delete

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


For Rent...We have three homes currently available for rent in St. Peter. Looking for 12-month leases, but would consider other arrangements as well. Addresses are 822 S. 4th st. (5 bedroom, 2 bath, $1700/month + fixed utility rate) & (1 bedroom, 1 bath, $700/month + fixed utility rate), 318 Myrtle (4 bedroom, 2 bath, $1200/month + utilities), and 500 S. 3rd St (4 bedroom, 2 bath, $1200/month + utilities). No smoking, no pets, not furnished. Get in touch if you're in need of housing, we can likely accommodate you. Call Scott at (507)382-8338 or email

Seeking Housing...Hello! I am the new Cantor at First Lutheran in Saint Peter, and I am looking for a roommate and/or an affordable place to live with my small dog (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is very quiet, well-behaved, and kenneled when I'm not home). I can move as early as June 1st (or the weekend before). I am friendly, organized, neat, and responsible/timely with monthly expenses and am looking for someone similar. I would give preference to a female roommate in late 20s/early 30s.

Seeking Housing...Incoming visiting faculty seeking housing for next school year (Aug-May). 3 bedroom, 1+ bath, with some green space in St. Peter or surrounding area. On-site laundry preferred. No Pets, Non-somker, references available. Please contact Brooke Shields; email: cell: 319-331-2484.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and/or services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents or retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.


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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