Inside Gustavus 

October 29, 2015 | Volume 48, Number 9

Faculty/Staff Activities

Dave Stamps was the featured director of the 2015 Central Lakes All-Conference Jazz Festival held at Sartell High School.

Maddalena Marinari (History Department) presented and served as commentator at Immigrant America, a conference at the University of Minnesota commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the founding of the Immigration Ethnic History Society (IEHS), and the creation of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC). An elected board member of the IEHS, she was part of the joint organizing committee for the conference, which drew over 200 migration scholars from across the country.

Position Openings

-Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell Biology)
-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics)
-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Macroeconomics and Statistics)
-Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science (Health and Sport Psychology)
-Assistant Professor of Psychological Science (Clinical)
-Assistant Director of the Diversity Center
-Director of Faculty Grants
-Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations
-Director of the Diversity Center
-Custodial Staff
-PM Marketplace Pizzeria Temp

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

News & Announcements 

Thank you to all Gustavus employees. For the second year in a row, we can show 100% of Gustavus employees have had annual Title IX training. Good job! Thank you for your commitment to our students in everything you do.
The Title IX Coordinators (Paula O'Loughlin, Steve Bennett and Ken Westphal)

The 2016 Holiday Schedule has been approved.
Good Friday: Friday, March 25, 2016
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2016
Fourth of July: Monday, July 4, 2016
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
Floating Holiday: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Christmas Day: Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
Floating Holiday: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
Floating Holiday: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Floating Holiday: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
Floating Holiday: Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

Gustavus Library Associates is seeking donations for A Royal Affair. Items on the wish list include new paperback books, gift cards (min $25), bottles of wine and items for the silent auction. Donation forms are available. Please deliver all items to Dana Lamb in marketing and communication by Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Tickets to the Nov. 14 event are available. 

Come and join Wellbeing for Employees...Support "ME" with WE! Earn over $80 towards your Wellbeing from WE.  Attend the last speaker in our series from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The session will be held in the Jackson Campus Center Konferensrum. The session is completely free for employees and will include a free wellness gift along with a healthy snack.

*If you attend ALL four speaker series you will receive a $25 gift card to the St. Peter Co-op.*  Please pre-register for each speaker series to ensure that you will receive a free gift. If you do not pre-register you can still come, all employees are welcome. Register online here. 

Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Anderson Theatre production of Argonautka: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Henry MacCarthy. Performances will be held Nov. 5-7 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on Nov. 8 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.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. From MacArthur fellow and Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman comes this amazing theatre adaptation of the first epic journey in western civilization. A thrilling adventure ride set in the realm of the impossible and the imaginative: a world of beauty, mystery, and joy.

On-line Benefit Enrollment will be open Oct. 30, 2015 to Nov. 9, 2015 until midnight.  If you do not wish to enroll in the Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or change your health, dental, life insurance, or current 403(b) election, nothing additional needs to be done.

If you want to make any changes to medical, dental, life insurance, or 403(b) optional salary reduction, you must log in to WebAdvisor to enroll by Nov. 9. If you wish to enroll in the 2016 Medical FSA, the 2016 Dependent Care FSA, or the HSA, you must log in to WebAdvisor to enroll by Nov. 9.

Campus Happenings 

Home Athletic Events this Week

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

  • Men's soccer hosts Hamline at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
  • Women's soccer hosts Hamline at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
  • Volleyball hosts Saint Mary's at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
Fine Arts Events

Through Nov. 8, Hillstrom Gallery  
Saturday-Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grant Wood’s Lithographs: A Regionalist Vision Set in Stone 
Art Inspiring Art: George Bellows’ Sunset, Shady Valley   

Oct. 1-30, Schaefer Gallery Exhibition of Works by Michal Sagar: The Beginning of the Third Dream 

Nov. 1-2, the 2015 Gustavus Honor Band Festival in Schaefer Fine Arts Center and Christ Chapel

The 27th Annual Honor Band Festival will bring nearly 250 high school musicians from 30 high schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin to the campus for 2 days of workshops, clinics, rehearsals and music-making. Monday's festival concert will include performances by 2 concert honor bands, 1 jazz honor band and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. James Patrick Miller is managing the festival. 

Nov. 2, 7:00 pm., in Christ Chapel, The 2015 Gustavus Honor Band Festival Concert, tickets are not required

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Mankato Area Lifelong Learners, in partnership with Gustavus and MNSU, provides opportunities for individuals 50 and older to engage in enriching educational activities in the company of friends and peers. They provide members with the opportunity to make new friends, challenge them to keep learning, and enhance Greater Mankato's quality of life. Membership is open to the public. Additional information, including registration instructions, is available online 

Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota's 2nd annual "A Taste of Home" event will be held at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds in Johnson Hall on Nov. 6, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. The evening will include a wine and food tasting as well as a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will help build more Habitat homes in the St. Peter area.  Currently the Melby family home is under construction at the High School and will be moved to its permanent location after the foundation is completed. The Melby home will be the 25th home built in St. Peter. TICKETS available at the door or call 507-388-2081, ext 4 or email


Nadine Zuhlsdorf, former Administrative Assistant for the Chemistry and Geography Departments, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. She had recently been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer with tumors in her lungs and her brain.  She greatly appreciated all of the visits from friends. The funeral will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mankato with visitation an hour before the service.   

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations... Reverend Grady St. Dennis will be preaching and leading an adult forum on "Cultivating Servant Leaders" this Sunday, Nov. 1 at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato. 

Exploring Religious Questions Series: "The Power of Music in Religious and Spiritual Life and for Human Health and Well-being: Wisdom from Musicians, Religious Thinkers, ad Psychologists"... This mini course continues from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, in Olin Room 103.  Sponsored by the Gustavus Adolphus College the Office of Church Relations; and the Bernhardson Chair communities today. 

In The News  

  • Associate Provost Paula O'Loughlin discussed the Republican Presidential Debate WCCO Radio on Wednesday, Oct. 28.


ISO Room for Rent...I am looking for a room to rent or house sitting opportunity during January term so that I will not be relying on good Minnesota weather in January. Please contact Anna Volkert.  

 "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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