Inside Gustavus 

October 20, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 8

President Cabinet Summary

  1. Discussion was held regarding the agenda for today’s the Gustavus Acts Steering Committee meeting, including reviewing an implementation planning template and decision-making criteria.
  2. Discussion was held regarding conducting an all-employee survey in March 2017.
  3. The Cabinet reviewed a proposal brought by Vice President for Student Life JoNes VanHecke for a new Campus Safety organizational structure, which will include Director of Campus Safety Carol Brewer, two assistant directors of Campus Safety, administrative assistant, seven officers, and a number of on-call officers and student employees. This new structure will include a reduction of one FTE in Campus Safety. The Campus Safety position reduction will move to an FTE addition in the Finance Office as some of the responsibilities formerly associated with the most recent Assistant Director of Campus Safety position are being assigned to the promoted Director of Risk Management, who will report to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer.  
  4. Members approved hiring an interim Director of Fine Arts (replacement position) from mid-February through June 1, 2017 or until a permanent Director is hired.
  5. Members approved the hiring of four part-time replacement positions in athletics (assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach; assistant softball coach; two assistant men’s tennis coaches). 

News and Announcements

Visit Gustie Newswire for more news...

Gustavus Highly Ranked in Niche... The College is ranked 58th on Niche's 2017 list of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America and 20th overall for Best College Food. More information, including additional rankings from the website, is available in a Gustie Newswire release.

Postage Rate Hike Anticipated... According to Print and Mail Services, the consensus is that the USPS will file for a rate increase of around one percent, with implementation January 22, 2017. The USPS is waiting for final Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers upon which it must base its rate request. Stay tuned for more updates.

Toner Cartridge Recycling... Print and Mail Services can recycle your cartridges. Please drop off your empty cartridges at the mailroom in the Jackson Campus Center. We ship them to the recycler and they pay the shipping costs. We are committed to enhancing sustainable practices. Please consider recycling your cartridges if you do not already do so.

St. Lucia Nominations Sought... The Gustavus community is encouraged to nominate sophomore women for the St. Lucia Court who exemplify qualities of courageous leadership, service to others, strength of character, and compassion.

Please note that these women do not have to have any Swedish connection or the ability to sing. You may nominate as many women as you wish.The Festival of St. Lucia will be celebrated on Thursday, December 8 during the morning Chapel Service.

Submit your nomination(s) by Friday, October 21 or contact Barb Larson Taylor at btaylor@gustavus.edu with any questions.

Library Hours for Fall Break... Friday, Oct. 21: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 23: Noon - 6 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 24: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 25: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.

College Post Office Window Hours...The Post Office window will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25. Print Services and the Mailroom will be open regular hours.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions… A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, 2016. To schedule an appointment, go to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call (800) 732-8353, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

Have you heard...? Exciting changes are on the horizon for our Gustavus alumni events. Join the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement for a wine and cheese reception from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 9 in the Three Crowns Room. Learn more about the switch to a spring reunion weekend for all classes, expanded opportunities for distinguished alumni engagement and affinity-based gatherings at homecoming, and how you and your department can get involved. Please contact Angela Erickson '01,  or at x7595 with any questions. Hope to see you there.

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

Fall Visit Days... The admission office is hosting our Fall Visit Days: Explore Gustavus on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21. We will be hosting over 300 prospective students and their families for tours, sessions, and activities. Please join us in welcoming these potential future Gusties! If you generally park in the Norelius Lot, please consider using Olin, Beck, or Lund lots to allow more convenient parking for our visitors. Many thanks!

Fair Trade Talk... A female farmer from a banana co-op in Ecuador, Mariana Cobos, and a local organic farmer, Josh Reinitz, will talk about the impact of practices that are good for farmers, protect the environment, help support thriving communities, and still make a profit. Hosted by Fair Trade Gustavus, the St. Peter Food Co-Op, and Equal Exchange, the event will be held in the Heritage room on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m.

When Art and Science Meet... Photographs by local artist Kay Helms are currently on display in the Chester A. Johnson Geology Museum, located on the first floor of the Nobel Hall of Science. Read more about the interdisciplinary exhibition.

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Volleyball hosts Concordia at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
  • Football hosts Saint John’s at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
  • Volleyball hosts Saint Benedict at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
  • Women’s soccer hosts Concordia at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25
  • Men’s soccer hosts Concordia at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art
September 12 – November 6, 2016

Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It All

Chester A. Johnson Geology Museum
Through early December

Photographs by local artist Kay Helms

In The News

Chaplain Brian Konkol's latest piece in Huffington Post discusses manners and civility during the election season.

Food Management magazine published an extensive piece on the Gustavus Dining Service and the College's green initiatives. Steve Kjellgren was interviewed for the piece, which follows a short article the magazine ran in print last month.

Steve Kjellgren and James Dontje were interviewed in a KEYC segment about Gustavus sustainability, recycling, and composting efforts.

The Le Seuer Leader announced that an upcoming exhibit at the Arts Center of Saint Peter will include a performance of Gustavus dancers at the opening reception on November 12.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Ellis Jones Birthday Party... An open house is planned to honor Ellis Jones, emeritus professor, for his 85th birthday. The open house will be held on Saturday, November 12 in the Jackson Campus Center from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Greetings may be sent to 301 South Washington Avenue, Apt. 205, Saint Peter.

Plugs

For Sale... Recumbent bike ($50). Three Robert Hilton wildlife prints matted and framed. One Floyd Hubbard print matted and framed. All are large. One Marion Anderson print that was commissioned for Hoover school in 1987. For more information and pictures call Becky Barnes at 507-317-0070.

For Sale...Upright piano, antique rolltop desk, misc. other furniture for sale. Call Barbara at 507-993-5575 or email at bkkaiser17@gmail.com.

Seeking Rental... Hello Gusties! I am a new administrator at the College looking for a one bedroom rental in Saint Peter. Please call me if you have an opening (701-412-3084). Thank you!

"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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-arts-administration-salon-series-2Schaefer Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/indigenous-salon-featuring-artist-marlena-myles-public-reception-at-schaefer-gallery-of-artSchaefer Art Gallery
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-winds-of-christmas-2Christ Chapel
1010:30 a.m. Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/winds-of-christmas-3Christ Chapel
4:306:30 p.m. Gusties in Business Networking Event at Bloomington Cowboy Jackshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-in-business-networking-event-at-bloomington-cowboy-jacksCowboy Jacks Bloomington
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runners-weekly-group-runLund Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
78 p.m. Q&A with the Deanshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/qa-with-the-deansVirtual
Dec 7 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-21Christ Chapel
12:301:30 p.m. DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-gender-identitypronouns-whats-the-difference-between-my-sex-and-my-gender-lunch-and-learnPresident's Dining Room (PDR)
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/destress-fest-with-the-pasHeritage Room
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/diy-hot-chocolate-making-eventCourtyard Cafe
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-2Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-at-st-olaf-3Northfield, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-st-olaf-3St. Peter, Minn.
7:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-uwriver-falls-3River Falls, Wis.
Dec 8 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Lucia Festivalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-lucia-festivalChrist Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-mindfulness-mediation-3Bonnier multifaith center
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Festival of St. Lucia Luncheon and Programhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-st-lucia-luncheon-and-programCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
1:302:30 p.m. DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Musichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-event-worldly-ears-bringing-a-sense-of-belonging-in-musicSaint Peter Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
Dec 9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcasehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-musical-showcase-8Christ Chapel
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Openhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-track-field-at-university-of-minnesota-icebreaker-openMinneapolis, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halamahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mosaic-dialog-speaker-rose-halamaCenter for Inclusive Excellence
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-lawrenceSt. Peter, Minn.
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sexy-jeopardyThe Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-4St. Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-hosts-uwriver-falls-2St. Peter, Minn.
24 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-2St. Peter, Minn.
4:305:30 p.m. Calvin Gehring, Piano Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/calvin-gehring-piano-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
4:306:30 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh, Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/alex-terpkosh-senior-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Concordia-Wisconsinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-concordiawisconsinSt. Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 11 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
24 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
35 p.m. Gusties Will Shinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-will-shineAllianz Field
4:306:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-community-11Christ Chapel
Dec 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
23 p.m. Virtual Meeting: INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 via Google Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/virtual-meeting-inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-via-google-meetVirtual Meeting
Dec 13 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: chapel and chillhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-chapel-and-chill-4Christ Chapel
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runners-weekly-group-runLund Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
Dec 14 Last Day of Fall Classeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-fall-classesCampus
9 a.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-21Christ Chapel
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Bethany Lutheranhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-bethany-lutheranSt. Peter, Minn.
8:3011 p.m. Midnight Express with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/midnight-express-with-the-pasEvelyn Young Dining Room

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