Inside Gustavus 

September 22, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 4

Faculty/Staff Activities and Student Achievements

Yurie Hong (Classics, GWSS) published a book chapter entitled "Mothering in Ancient Athens: Class, Identity, and Experience" in the edited volume Women in Antiquity (Routledge). This chapter examines the lives of elite and poor citizen mothers, immigrant mothers, and slave mothers in Athens during the 5th and 4th centuries BCE. It explores how mothering across all social groups would have been impacted by the necessity of 1) balancing the immediate needs of children with daily tasks and 2) securing long-term stability for oneself, one’s children and one’s household within Athenian society.

Position Openings

-Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics) 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Accounting)
-Assistant Professor of Mathematics
-Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science OR Discrete Mathematics)
-Visiting Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies
-Director of Community Based Service Learning
-Director of Building Services, Administrative Manager
-Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
-Information Systems and Support Specialist
-Title IX Coordinator/Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator
-Full-Time Custodian (Two Positions)
-Part-Time Custodian (Multiple Positions)
-Lock Shop Manager 

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

President Cabinet Summary   

1.  Discussion was held regarding the upcoming Acts Steering Committee meeting and the Gustavus Acts implementation planning process.

2.  Members had an initial conversation regarding tuition/room/food for FY 2018.

3.  Discussion was held regarding financial modeling assumptions for FY 2018.

4.  Members approved the hiring of a full-time Student Life replacement position (Director for Community-based Service).

News and Announcements  

Parking and Traffic Information During The Nobel Conference...Everyone should allow extra time for arriving on campus and parking during the Nobel Conference, Sept. 27 & 28. Faculty, students, and staff are asked to please obey traffic directions given at entrances and intersections by College personnel. One-way traffic on Ring Road will start at 7 a.m. on both days of the Conference. The Lund parking lot and one marked row of the Stadium/Beck lot will close at 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, and will remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Norelius visitor lot will be closed both days of the Conference for valet parking. All other red and green parking lots will be considered "open parking" during the Conference.

Mandatory training requirements...In campus mail employees recently received an updated copy of the brochure entitled “2016-2017 Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct or Harassment.” Included was a letter with information about the new mandatory training procedure.

Please be reminded that all College employees must participate in this required training every academic year. This year, the required Title IX annual training and post-training assessment must be completed before Friday, October 3, 2016. Many employees are Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under the Clery Act in addition to being Title IX responsible employees. Those employees will need to complete both required courses.

If you did not receive the email with your username and password for online training (sent August 23), or need your training re-set (for anyone who does not pass the post-test with at least 80 percent in three attempts), please contact Lisa Octigan,

If you need another copy of the “2016-2017 Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping Students who Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct or Harassment” or have any questions, please contact Title IX Coordinator, Julie Kline, at 507-933-6075 or

Tuition Benefits Explained...Kirk Carlson and Richard Aune will provide information about admission, tuition benefit, and tuition exchange options, Thurs., Oct. 13, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Dive. There will be a short presentation with time for questions after. Feel free to bring your lunch. All employees with current high school juniors or seniors are encouraged to attend. Contact Kirk Carlson (x6362 or if you have questions.

College Accreditation Committee Member Needed...We seek one support staff representative to serve on the College Accreditation Committee. More information about the charge and membership of the committee is available online. Please send expressions of interest to Provost Brenda Kelly ( by September 26, 2016.

Swim Lessons with Gustavus Swimmers...Only two weeks left until Learn to Swim with the Gusties begins. Lessons start on Sunday October 2. Follow the link for more information: 

Book Sale...The library is holding an EXTRAORDINARY book sale next week: Sept. 26-Oct. 2. All paperback books are 25 cents with hardcover books at 50 cents. Purchase a bag of books over the weekend for $2. Bring your quarters and leave with books.

"Gustie Newswire" Webpage Launched... The Office of Marketing and Communication has a new online news source for members of the campus community and news media. The Gustie Newswire includes short, informative releases about faculty activities, programs, events, and alumni. If you have any questions about the Gustie Newswire page or have ideas for stories that may fit there, please contact JJ Akin (

Saint Peter Weekly Newsletter...As we continue to find ways to strengthen our partnership with the City of Saint Peter we would like to share this link to their weekly newsletter. Be sure to read it for the latest information about the greater Saint Peter community. 

Campus Happenings   

Nobel Conference....The transition to a world economy has revealed a variety of tradeoffs that polarize economists and policy makers. Optimizing a business for efficiency often results in fewer and lower paying jobs. Regulating businesses for the public good may reduce their ability and incentive to develop innovative solutions to challenging problems. In the end, we are left with questions like:

  • Why does inequality matter?
  • Can we bring the prosperity enjoyed by the world’s advanced economies to the rest of the world?
  • How do we grow economies in a sustainable way that benefits most, if not all of the population?

The 2016 Nobel Conference: In Search of Economic Balance brings economists from around the world to help us understand some of the challenges facing real world implementation of economic theories.  Be sure to visit for information and answers to most of your questions. Faculty, staff, and students are reminded to secure their one complimentary ticket by going online to  All Gustavus faculty, staff and students are required to have a ticket on or before September 23 to attend the conference. 

The Great Gustie Gathering – Homecoming 2016...Gusties of all ages and life stages will be on campus next Saturday, October 1. The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement invites all members of the Gustavus campus community (faculty, staff and current students) to join us in the fun! Community members are welcome to take advantage of the programming, including Alumni College featuring professors Matt Panciera and David Obermiller, Kids’ Corner featuring Gustie-alum-turned-children’s-author Charlotte Gunnufson ‘94, the Family Fun Zone with inflatables, a petting zoo, crafts and photos, the All-Gustie Lunch in the tent, am I Am We Are theatre performance, and an 80's cover band at our 5th Quarter Celebration following the football game. Employees and students can charge $15 on their Gustavus account which includes lunch, a Gustavus apparel item, and access to the rest of the entertainment.
Contact Angela Erickson ’01 at x7595 or for additional information.  The full schedule of events can be found at – we hope to see you there!

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women’s tennis hosts the 2016 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships Friday-Sunday
  • Volleyball hosts St. Catherine at 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Men’s golf hosts the Twin Cities Classic Saturday-Monday
  • Men’s soccer hosts Saint Mary’s at 4 p.m. Tuesday
  • Women’s soccer hosts Saint Mary’s at 4 p.m. Wednesday

Fine Arts Events

Hillstom Gallery
September 12 – November 6, 2016

Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It All
Nobel Conference Reception, September 27, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • September 25  2:30 p.m.    More Theodora: The Music of Theodora Cormontan with Michael Jorgensen, baritone
                                                      & Bonnie Jorgensen, piano

  • September 27  7 p.m.    The 2016 Nobel Conference Concert

  • October 9         2 p.m.    The Family Weekend Showcase Concert in Christ Chapel
                                                      Featuring the Gustavus Choir, Gustavus Symphony,
                                                      Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Gustavus Jazz Lab Band

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host three weekend confirmation retreats one for Cross Lutheran Church of Maplewood from Thursday, September 22 to Saturday, September 24, one for Normandale Lutheran Church of Edina from Friday, September 23 to Saturday, September 24, and one for First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights from Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, September 25. We will also be hosting two day retreats one for Christ the King Lutheran Church of Mankato on Saturday, September 24 and one for Trinity Lutheran Church of Owatonna on Sunday, September 25. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

In The News

The St. Peter Herald was on hand for last Friday's United Way campaign kickoff in Beck Academic Hall.

The Mankato Free Press highlighted the Hillstrom Museum of Art's current exhibition of English animal and sporting paintings.

The St. Peter Herald previewed this year's Nobel Conference, which will take place on campus next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Gustavus Dining Service was featured in this month's Food Management magazine for its consistently high rankings and commitment to reducing waste. An online version of the piece will be available in the coming weeks. 

Off Campus Events of Interest

Girls Night Out in Saint Peter...On Thurs., Oct. 6, join the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce and over 40 local businesses in celebrating Girls Night Out, an evening planned by women for women and sponsored by the St. Peter business community. Gather a group of friends and visit your favorite local shops to take advantage of special gifts, promotions, and grab bags.


  • Area rug for sale. 5x7 graphic design with blue, light brown, and medium brown colors. For more information email
  • FREE upright haul. Works perfectly, we are just downsizing. Contact Wendy for photos or more information.
  • First Lutheran Church (ELCA, Le Sueur) is searching for someone to serve as a part-time (20 hours/week) Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. Qualifications include possessing a vibrant Christian Faith and the ability to encourage faith-nurturing relationships in families and youth. Excellent communication and organizational skills with proficiency in social media and computer skills are also required. Musical ability would be a plus! Formal education and experience in youth and family ministry is desirable but not required. See our website for more details and a job application at or stop in the office at 116 Inner Drive Le Sueur MN 56058 or call 507-665-2615.

"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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, 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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