Inside Gustavus (May 19, 2016)

Volume 48, Number 33

Faculty/Staff Activities and Student Achievements

Joakim Ekfeldt '17 (Economics) and Amirjon Makhkamov '17 (Economics) participated in an IFSA-Butler fall 2015 study abroad program and made the program's Academic Achievement List. The Academic Achievement List – similar to a Dean's List – includes students who have maintained a high GPA in their IFSA-Butler study abroad program while engaging with the program's intercultural learning opportunities. 

Position Openings

-Instructor of Music (Trombone)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Theory and Composition)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies
-Visiting Instructor Geography (Geographic Information Science)
Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development
-Custodian Positions
-Dining Service Bakery
-Registered Dietitian

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

President Cabinet Summary   

1.  Glen Lloyd, chair of the President’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was present to review with members a preliminary draft of the “Blueprint for Progress.” 
2.  Discussion was held regarding the recommended vision statement for the strategic plan Gustavus Acts.
3.  Members reviewed the draft powerpoint for the May 19 all-employee meeting.
4.  Discussion was held regarding planning for the FY 2017 operating budget, including hearing an enrollment report.

News and Announcements   

Farewell Party...The provost's office invites the Gustavus community to join us as we say goodbye and best wishes to Paula O'Loughlin. Refreshments will be served. We hope you will stop by to wish Paula well in future endeavors between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, May 25, in Office of the Provost’s reception area.

Retirement Celebration...Please join the College community in saying thank you to Ken Westphal for his exemplary service to Gustavus at a reception from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in the Heritage Room. A short program will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Gustavus Employee Picnic 2016...The Gustavus Employee Picnic will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. There will be a full picnic menu and entertainment by funny man Bob Stromberg, co-author and one of the original stars of theatrical comedy Triple Espresso.

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 lsiebels@gustavus.eduYou would need to arrive by 11:45 a.m. and would be able to leave after commencement starts at 2 p.m.

2016 Valleyfair Ticket Tickets...Discounted Valleyfair tickets are available to purchase in the Office of Human Resources, located in the Carlson Administration Building. Tickets are good for any day during the 2016 season. Tickets may be purchased for regular admission (ages 3-61 and 48” or taller) for $32.25, junior/senior (ages 3-61, under 48” tall or 62+ years and includes admission to Dinosaurs Alive!) for $32.25, Dinosaurs Alive! tickets for $2.75 with adult park admission, parking $12.00, and ride & refresh (ages 3-61 and 48” or taller plus unlimited drink wristband) for $39.75. Cash or checks payable to Gustavus.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions… A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2016. To schedule an appointment, go to or contact (800) 732-8353, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

2016 Moe Lecture.. Kimberle Crenshaw available for viewing. Members of the Gustavus community can view a replay of Prof. Kimberle Crenshaw's 2016 Moe Lecture by visiting The lecture, entitled "Intersectionality Matters: Why We Can't Wait for a Racial Justice Agenda that Centers Us All," will be available until May 2017; your Gustavus login will be required. 

Audio Video Equipment/Books and DVDs During Summer Months... Video camera kits, tripods, and/or projectors will not be available for checkout from the library from June 10 to August 22. If you were planning on using such equipment during these summer months, please contact Mark Kump, x7571 or prior to June 6 to make permissible arrangements. Please also expect a delay with the processing and availability of books and DVDs purchased from June 10 to August 22. If you need materials for fall semester courses, please plan accordingly.

Library Hours for Finals... Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, May 21: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, May 22: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Monday, May 23: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Tuesday, May 24-Friday, May 27: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Parking Regulations...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 May 30. Vehicles on campus may park in any red or green permit space after Commencement through August 29, 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 2016-2017 parking passes will be available online beginning June 20. 
  • This cycle of employee (green) permits all expire August 2016, so all employees will need to register for new parking stickers over the summer/before classes resume in the fall, which will be valid through August 2019. Information will be sent out when the new parking stickers are available.

College Post Office - Summer Window Hours...May 31 to August 12, the College Post Office window will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Print services and the mailroom will maintain their current hours. 

Until Next Time...This week's Inside Gustavus (May 19) is the final edition of the 2015-16 academic year. The weekly online publication will resume on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, for the 2016-17 year. To announce events and information to the College community during the summer months, the Office of Marketing and Communication will publish the Summer Scoop online on a monthly basis (tentatively June 21, July 19, and August 16). If you have anything that you would like included in the Summer Scoop, please submit it online. Any events should also be submitted to the College Calendar.

Campus Happenings   

Commencement...The College's 2016 commencement exercises will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29 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 Delaney Sweet 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

Robotics Open House...The Saint Peter Area Robotics Association will be hosting an open house in the basement of Beck Academic Hall on Tuesday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. All three levels of robots will be on display, FIRST Lego League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). There will be opportunities to build, program, and drive robots. Please contact Chuck Niederriter if you have any questions. 

The WORD Play Festival will be held at Gustavus on May 26 and 27. The literary gathering will include readings by Gustavus faculty, an open mic session, and a buffet dinner. Full event details are available online, additional information can be requested from Julie Johnson.

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Epoch: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition through May 29, 2016

In The News

Senior Joey Wiley was profiled in his hometown Woodbury Bulletin for winning a Fulbright to Malaysia next year.

The St. Peter Herald announced Mary Joos' selection as the 2016 recipient of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

Baseball coach Brad Baker was featured in a WCCO-TV piece on his legacy at Gustavus and in Saint Peter.

The Mankato Free Press highlighted the senior art majors show that runs in the Hillstrom Museum of Art through May 29.

Senior Jack Anderson and professor Paul Estenson appeared on Pioneer Public Television Sunday as part of a program on rural and youth entrepreneurship. (Gustavus segment begins at 1:35.)

Professor Leila Brammer was interviewed by Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO Radio about the presidential election.

Dwight Stoll's Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award was announced in the St. Peter Herald. 


For Rent: We have a number of housing opportunities available in Saint Peter within walking distance from Gustavus. 4-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom house - $1,250/month + utilities. 5-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom unit of duplex - $1,600/month + utilities. 1-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom unit of duplex - $850/month + utilities. We are also renting rooms starting at $600/month (which includes all utilities, cable, and internet). All locations include laundry & lawn service. No cats/no smoking. For inquiries, please contact Sarah or (507) 779-9251.

For Rent: One bedroom apartment, fully furnished, utilities included. Across the street from Sohre. Available June 1. Contact Gene Lund, 507-931-1913, or email

House for Rent: 2113 Turpin St. in Saint Peter. Available July 2 for a one or two-year lease. Built in 2006, the house has 1,950 sq. ft. of finished space and includes four bedrooms, two full baths, an attached two-car garage and central A/C. Contact David Kogler ( or 507-317-7987) for pictures, rent, and additional info.

"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
Tomorrow 6 pm Men's Soccer at Viterbo (Exhibition) Crosse, Wis.
Aug 29 11:59 am to 4 pm New Faculty Tenure Track Welcome Lunch Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
Aug 30 8:45 am to 4:30 pm New Faculty Orientation Day Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Aug 31 8:30 am to 2 pm Faculty Development Day Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
36 pm 2016 Opening Reception Hall and Eckman Mall
Sep 1 9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meeting Campus Center
3:304:30 pm IEX Course Proposal Workshop for Faculty Peter Room, Jackson Campus Center
4 pm Women's Soccer at Nebraska Wesleyan, Neb.
7 pm Men's Soccer at Wartburg, Iowa
Sep 25 New Student Orientation Campus
Sep 2 2 pm Volleyball vs. Elmhurst (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
34 pm Convocation for New Students and Families Chapel
4 pm Volleyball vs. UW-Whitewater (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
Sep 34 Men's Golf at Transylvania Invite
Women's Golf at Saint Ben's Invitational, Minn.
Sep 3 9 am Volleyball vs. North Park (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
10 am Women's Cross Country at Crown Invite Bonifacius, Minn.
10:50 am Men's Cross Country at Crown Invite Bonifacius, Minn.
noon Women's Soccer hosts UW-La Crosse Peter, Minn.
1 pm Football at Westminster, Mo.
1 pm Volleyball vs. Benedictine (Elmhurst College Tournament), Ill.
3 pm Men's Soccer hosts St. Scholastica (Gustavus Classic) Peter, Minn.
Sep 4 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Community Chapel
3 pm Men's Soccer hosts Knox Peter, Minn.

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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Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. For more information, contact Lorie Siebels ( or x7520).

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