Inside Gustavus 

October 6, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 6

News and Announcements

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings... Gustavus ranks 144th among colleges and universities across the United States and third among Minnesota private colleges in the first-ever Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings.

Tuition Benefits Explained... Kirk Carlson and Richard Aune will provide information about admission, tuition benefit, and tuition exchange options, Thursday, 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 kcarlson@gustavus.edu) if you have questions.

Nominations Sought... The Eric Norelius Award has been created to annually recognize an administrative employee who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to Gustavus Adolphus College. The award was named in honor of Eric Norelius, who was the founder and first teacher of the school that became Gustavus Adolphus College. Norelius exemplifies the vision, dedication, and service emulated by the administrative staff.

The Augusta Carlson Schultz award has been created to annually recognize a support staff employee who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to Gustavus Adolphus College. The award is named in honor of Augusta Carlson Schultz, who exemplifies the dedication and spirit of service that has been characteristic of the many support staff who have served Gustavus and continue to contribute to the success of the College. In the late 1800s, 16-year-old Augusta Carlson Schultz became one of the first and youngest employees of the Gustavus Dining Service. 

Contact humanresources@gustavus.edu if you need a copy of the nomination letter. Nominations for both awards are due to Human Resources by October 10.

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 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 pplant@gustavus.edu.

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

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.

Immigration Then and Now... Award-winning author and University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee will be on campus next Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m. to give a free, public lecture on the first global “immigration crisis of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.” Held in Alumni Hall, Lee's lecture will examine the Asian immigration “crisis” of a century ago, when changing population patterns sparked international debates, race riots, and restrictive immigration laws around the world, and will connect the global history of Asian exclusion to current debates about immigration.

Arboretum Fall Fest... Join us this Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Fall Fest in the Arboretum. Enjoy a fun-filled day on the beautiful grounds of Linnaeus Arboretum including a treasure hunt, games, craft, hayrides, face painting, live music, and food concessions. Alpacas and border collies will return from 1-3 p.m. Music will be provided by a jazz combo, the Gustavus Jazztet at 11:30 a.m., G Sharp acapella  group at noon, and a Magic Show with Doug at 2 p.m.

Family Weekend... Students' families will be on campus Friday through Sunday for the annual family weekend! For a full schedule of events, please see the family weekend schedule online.

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Volleyball hosts Carleton on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

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

Upcoming Concerts

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.
October 16 1:30 p.m. The Minnesota Percussion Trio will present this concert free to the public which includes a new composition by Gustavus composer Kathryn Johns Bergman '07 in Bjorling Recital Hall.
October 17 7:30 p.m. Combined faculty recital with saxophonist Donnie Norton and pianist Esther Wang in Bjorling Recital Hall.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host one weekend confirmation retreat for Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church of Shoreview from Friday, October 7 to Saturday, October 8. We will also be hosting two day retreats one for First English Lutheran Church of Faribault on Saturday, October 8 and one for First Lutheran Church of Le Sueur on Saturday, October 8. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Exploring Religious Questions Series: "Freedom, Human Rights, and the Common Good: Contemporary Political Debates and Diverse Christian Responses." This mini course continues on Monday, October 10 (7-9 p.m., Olin Hall 103), in the second session with a discussion led by Dr. Michael J. Chan (Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary) about "The Right to Bear Arms: Gun Shows, Gun Safety, and the Bible." The mini course is co-sponsored by The Office of Church Relations and the Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies.

In The News

The Mankato Free Press covered political tension on college campuses that focused on an incident that was reported at Gustavus last week. The St. Peter Herald also ran an article on the topic.

The Minnesota Vikings website featured a piece on the New York Giants' use of the Gustavus campus for their training camp in the 1950s in the lead-up to Monday night's game

Political science professor Kate Knutson provided analysis of Tuesday's vice presidential debate in a segment that ran on KEYC on Wednesday evening.

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.

Plugs

Monitor/TV... Free to first person to call or email. One Dell computer monitor and one small television (both around 20 inches. Both work great. Contact Cindy Johnson at cindy@gustavus.edu.

For Sale... Total Gym Ultra, a compact home exercise system in excellent condition. $100. Contact jlammert@gustavus.edu or 507-934-4767.

"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"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/boom-boom-bingo-2Lund Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-cornell-cancelledMount Vernon, Iowa
Tomorrow Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecominghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/homecoming-6Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-monmouth-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-coe-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Glowga: Peer Assistants SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glowga-peer-assistants-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
910 a.m. Teaching Discussionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teaching-discussionsOnline
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-tuesdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-augsburg-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-luther-cancelledDecorah, Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
23 p.m. Teaching Discussionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teaching-discussions-2Online
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-wednesdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
8:309:30 a.m. Teaching Discussionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teaching-discussions-3Online
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-thursdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-st-scholastica-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-miac-championships-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-miac-championship-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-olaf-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-hamline-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-miac-championship-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-miac-championships-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-uwwhitewater-cancelledWhitewater, Wis.
Oct 5 Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-miac-championships-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-miac-championship-postponedCoon Rapids, 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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