Inside Gustavus 

March 17, 2016 | Volume 48, Number 25

President Cabinet Summary

  1. Discussion was held regarding Monday evening’s all-campus forum on sexual misconduct.  Members also discussed membership on a soon-to-be-established task force on sexual misconduct.
  2. Continued discussion was held regarding the draft Relationships Policy.  The college attorney will be asked to review/comment on the draft.
  3. Members reviewed the activities/meetings surrounding Dr. Bob Zemsky’s recent campus visit.
  4. Continued discussion was held regarding the request to revise the worship service times of Christmas in Christ Chapel.  Consensus was to gather more information prior to making a decision.  President Bergman will talk with the chaplains before the next Cabinet meeting.
  5. Provost Braun shared information regarding employee use and cost of cell phones and plans. 

News & Announcements 

Swimming Lessons Are Back...Gustavus Swimming and Diving is excited to offer spring swimming lessons for children ages four-years old and up. Follow the link for registration and information. Lessons begin April 4 and run through May 4.

Applications are now open for the Gustie Entreprenuer Cup 2016...To be eligible, all participants must have been students at Gustavus Adolphus College as of Dec. 1, 2015.

The winner of the 2016 Gustie Entrepreneur Cup will receive $5,000, second place will receive $3,000, and third place will be awarded $1,000.

In addition to the cash prize, the winner of the Gustie Entrepreneur Cup automatically progresses to the semi-finals of the Minnesota Cup student division where the winner is awarded $30,000 and gets a chance to compete for the Minnesota Cup Grand Prize of $50,000.

Competition process:

1. Submit Business Plan to YouNoodle by Sunday, April 24. Your applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty. Teams selected for the final round will be announced on Monday, May 2.
2. Meet with the members of the Entrepreneurship Task Force to present and review your pitch. This meeting is mandatory and needs to take place before Wednesday, May 11. Teams enrolled in the E/M 367 Entrepreneurship Seminar will complete this step during class time.
3. Pitch your business to the panel of judges on Saturday, May 14.

If you have any questions, please contact professor Marta Podemska-Mikluch or professor Russ Michaletz. Gustie Entrepreneur Cup is a focal point of the effort to create a space at Gustavus where students can experiment with putting innovative ideas into action. Entrepreneurship requires critical thinking, promotes creativity and resilience, teaches how to deal with ambiguity, and allows students to learn what questions to ask and where to look for answers. We also believe that entrepreneurship is the perfect way of blending vocational preparation, service, and liberal arts education. Go Gusties!

Service Learning Trip Planned...The Diversity Education Exploration Project (D.E.E.P) is a student organization that promotes thematic cultural exploration, strategic service learning, and continuing education at regional graduate institutions. This year, D.E.E.P will be traveling to Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, GA over spring break to learn about the Gullah Geechee culture. On the trip, Gustavus students will participate in Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month, helping with community service and transformational learning projects. The D.E.E.P trip will also visit Vanderbilt University to learn about options for post-graduate education. D.E.E.P students are currently collecting funds to support this exciting educational opportunity. To learn more about D.E.E.P, or donate funds, please visit:

It's that time of year again... Endowed Scholarship Thank-You Time! Please encourage students to complete their scholarship thank yous. If you could make an announcement in your classes, to your student employees, or to the student group you advise to encourage students to express their appreciation to those folks who continue to provide opportunities for Gusties. It is a quick and easy process, and is all online. Email links will be in their email inbox and the Thank-You Portal will be open until March 25, 2016. Questions can be directed to Maggie Hedlund Forster '09 or by calling 507-933-6513.

Changes to the Online Directory and Gustavus Google Calendar...As requested by the Dean of Student’s Office, the default student security settings for the online directory and Gustavus Google calendars have changed.

  • Student room assignments in the online directory (Gribly) are now “private”.  Students have the option to change this setting, but the default is now private.
  • Gustavus student Google calendars will no longer display free/busy times by default.  Any groups, departments, or organizations using Google Calendar for scheduling with students will need to be aware of these changes.  Students continue to have full control of their calendars and are able to make adjustments to the sharing settings for all their calendars.

If you are experiencing problems with Google Calendar, or have other questions, please contact the Technology Helpline ( or 507-933-6111) or see Google Calendar Help Pages (

Campus Happenings  

Contemplative Music Class...The Center for Worship & Music Studies is excited to offer a repertoire class, Contemplative Music for Worship, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sat., April 23. Teacher Tom Witt will lead participants in contemplative worship music from a variety of sources including Taizé, and demonstrate ways to integrate this type of worship music into services. He will also lead the group through Holden Prayer Around the Cross, the beautiful service that he wrote with Susan Briehl. To register, visit worship or contact Chad Winterfeldt (x7447) for details.

2016 MAYDAY! Peace Conference...Mark your calendar for the 2016 MAYDAY! Peace Conference on Wed., April 27. Titled “Divestment & Reinvestment: Making Money Count,” the conference will consider whether or not divestment is an effective tool for building peace. Speakers with a wide range of perspectives will examine past divestment initiatives and current strategies, investigate the impact of power structures, and explore the complexity and commitments surrounding the ongoing debate on the morality and mechanics of divestment. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live online. More information is available online.

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women's tennis hosts Minnesota State University, Mankato at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 19

Fine Art Events

  • March 18 at 7:30 p.m.  The Jazz Combos Spring Concert, Dave Stamps & Donnie Norton, directors
  • March 19 at 1:30 p.m.  The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor, Spring Concert
  • March 19 at 3:30 p.m.  Hannah Walters, voice and viola  A Student Recital
  • March 20 at 1:30 p.m.  Caleb Likely, trombone  A Student Recital

Hillstrom Museum of Art 
Submerge, Recent Paintings by Betsy Ruth Byers
, and FOCUS IN/ON: B.J.O. Nordfeldt’s Two Pigeons
Open Feb. 15 through April 24, 2016

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Bethlehem Lutheran Church of St. Cloud on Friday, March 18 to Saturday, March 19. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Spring Break Building Hours and Notices 

Campus Center Hours
Friday, March 25, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 - Sunday, March 27 Closed
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, - Closed
Sunday April 3, Open at 7 a.m.

Market Place Hours
Thursday, March 24, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, March 25, Closed
Saturday, March 26 thru Saturday, April 2 Closed
Sunday, April 3, 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Courtyard Cafe Hours
Friday, March 25, Closed
Monday, March 28 thru Friday, April 1
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Library Hours
Thursday, March 24, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday, March 25 thru Sunday, March 27 Closed
Monday, March 28 thru Friday, April 1 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, Closed
Sunday, April 3, 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.

College Post Office
Friday, March 25: Closed
Monday - Friday, March 28 to April 1 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
College Print Services and Mailroom
Friday, March 25: Closed
Monday - Friday, March 28 to April 1 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Lund Hours
Thursday, March 24, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, March 25 thru Sunday, March 27 Closed
Monday, March 28 thru Wednesday, March 30 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, thru Friday, April 1 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

*For pool and weight room hours, call x6660


The following Parking Lots will be closed for cleaning according to the following schedule:
Lots CLOSED from 5:00 p.m. Tues., March 29 until Wed., March 30 at 4:00 a.m.

  • Norelius Lot (Green section)
  • Norelius Lot (Red section)
  • Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center)
  • Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)
  • Stadium/Beck lot

Lots CLOSED from 5:00 p.m. Wed., March 30 until Thurs., March 31 at 4:00 a.m.

  • Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center)
  • Lund Lot (south of Lund Center)
  • Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center)
  • Uhler Lot
  • Swanson Tennis Center Lot
  • Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel)
  • Southwest Lot (north of Southwest Hall)

Lots CLOSED from 5:00 p.m. Thurs., March 31 until Fri., April 1 at 4:00 a.m.

  • Nobel Lot (west of Nobel)
  • Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant)
  • Rundstrom Lot
  • Sohre/Wahlstrom Lot
  • College View Lot
  • Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View)
  • Arbor View Apartments Lot
  • Pittman Lot
  • Chapel View Townhomes Lot

 In The News

WCCO television ran a story about the College's ongoing sexual misconduct conversation on Thursday, March 10.

Chaplain Brian Konkol's op-ed on paid family leave appeared in the Mankato Free Press.

USA Today College covered the College's sexual misconduct conversation on Friday, March 11.

Associate Provost Paula O'Loughlin was interviewed about the presidential race on WCCO Radio on Monday, March 14.

Dining Service director Steve Kjellgren was quoted in a Mankato Free Press piece on locally grown food.

The St. Peter Herald featured St. Peter high school alumnae Kelsey Carpenter and Olivia Hass, who play for the Gustavus women's basketball team. Head Coach Laurie Kelly was also interviewed. The piece was written by professor Karl Larson.

Heidi Miller, conductor of the music department's Brass Choir and Woodwind Choir, was quoted in a Mankato Free Press piece on music education.

Philosophy and GWSS professor Peg O'Connor was interviewed about addiction, ethnicity, and culture in MinnPost.

The St. Peter Herald ran the second installment in a three-part series exploring sexual misconduct policies at Gustavus.

Off Campus Events

The annual Luck of the Irish, a fundraiser for John Ireland Catholic School, will be held on March 19, at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds. The delicious pork dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., and there will be silent and live auctions, games and more! If you are interested in buying a $30 raffle ticket, or $12 dinner ticket, call the school office 507-931-2810 or talk to any John Ireland Family. Tickets will also be available at the door. Everyone age 21 and older is welcome.
The third annual Luck o’ the Irish 7K Fun Run will be held the morning of March 19. A kids .7 mile run will follow the 7K. Register on (search ‘Luck St. Peter’ to find the race).  John Ireland School appreciates the Gustavus community and enjoys welcoming you to our school events. 


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants SNL Arena
Sep 27 "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.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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