Inside Gustavus 

September 29, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 5

News and Announcements

Thank you...The 2016 Nobel Conference Committee thanks the entire community for going above and beyond in welcoming visitors to campus, engaging with the speakers and guests, and making the event a success. The Nobel Conference would not be possible without the support of students, faculty, and staff from across campus who contribute their talents in a variety of ways.

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 Monday, 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.

Plan to Attend Benefits 101 Training...Please join us as Julie Kline, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, presents an educational session on understanding our benefits package. In this meeting we will be discussing specific ways in which you can manage your benefits to fit your needs. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend.

In addition to understanding your benefits, the Benefits Advisory Committee and Human Resources will be asking for your feedback on some potential benefit changes for 2017. This will be your only opportunity to provide us with formal feedback so we want you to be well-versed in our options and prepare for open enrollment.

Benefits 101 sessions will be held in the Heritage Room on Monday, October 3: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4 in the Board Room at the following times: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Watch for benefit open enrollment communication, meeting dates and times to be sent out in the next month.

In-Service Opportunity...Learn 2 Live will provide an in-service for faculty and staff to provide resources to help support students. Save the date for October 17 in the Board Room. There will be two afternoon sessions offered. Details to follow in an email/invite soon.

Announcement from Facilities Management...Hello Walk will be closed starting October 3 through October 16 to resolve water ponding issues between Anderson Hall and the Heating Plant and to address site re-grading of the Anderson Hall building. Pedestrians are asked to find alternative routes during this time, especially pedestrians traveling to/from Pittman, Sohre, and Confer/Vickner. Please contact Facilities Management with any questions at 933-7504 or

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

The Great Gustie Gathering – Homecoming 2016...Gusties of all ages and life stages will be on campus this weekend. 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!

Flu Shots...Flu Shot Clinics will be held October 6 and October 12 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Heritage Banquet Room. We accept insurance cards (please bring your card or a copy). Unfortunately we cannot accept Medicare. Same day cash price of $30 is also an option.

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s tennis hosts the ITA Midwest Regional Friday-Sunday
  • Swimming & Diving hosts Alumni meet at 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Football hosts Concordia at 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Women soccer hosts Carleton at 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Men’s soccer hosts Carleton at 3:30 p.m. Saturday

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.

October 1 2:30 p.m. I Am We Are, E Pluribus Gustavus in Bjorling. No ticket is required.
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

In The News

KNUJ Radio announced the annual Nobel Conference online and on the air.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed several students and Vice President for Student Life JoNes VanHecke for a piece in the paper's series on sexual misconduct and Title IX issues on Minnesota campuses.

The St. Peter Herald announced a Mankato art exhibition that will feature the work of recently retired art professor Lois Peterson. Professor Tom LoFaro is also mentioned in the piece.

The Nobel Conference's Tuesday night panel on economic balance in everyday life was covered by the Mankato Free Press and St. Peter Herald.

KEYC interviewed professors Lisa Heldke and Larry Wohl as part of a piece on the Nobel Conference.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed Nobel Conference speaker Deirdre McCloskey for a piece that ran Wednesday in the business section.

The Mankato Free Press covered the Nobel Conference's closing lecture by American Public Media's Chris Farrell.

The Nobel Conference and speaker Orley Ashenfelter's lecture were featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Washington Post published a piece on political tension on college campuses that focused on an incident that was reported at Gustavus this week. Several other outlets have also covered the story.

Minnesota Business Magazine published a recap of the 2016 Nobel Conference.

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.


House for Sale... 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for sale in desirable neighborhood. Follow this link for a full ad and pictures: For more information, contact Dave Newell at X6069

"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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