Inside Gustavus 

December 1, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 13

President Cabinet Summary

1.  Associate Vice President for Human Resources Julie Kline shared recommendations associated with being compliant with the new ruling from the Department of Labor that enforces a revised salary minimum threshold per week and exempt level responsibilities for employees to be considered salaried. Julie will continue to follow up with employees who are affected by this new ruling.

2.  Vice President for Student Life JoNes VanHecke gave an update on the current status of fraternities and sororities on campus.

3.  Members approved the proposed name change for the Academic Support Center. The new name will be Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement (CARE).

4.  Provost Brenda Kelly presented information related to migrating library operations from MnPALS to OCLC WordShare Management Services by summer 2017. Following a review of the benefits and costs, members approved the migration.

5.  Members approved the hiring of a full-time Accessible Technology and Retention Specialist in the Academic Support Center.

6..  Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission Rich Aune and Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Kirk Carlson gave an admission update, including Scholarship Days. Other Cabinet members provided updates from their respective areas.

News and Announcements

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Christmas in Christ Chapel Parking and Lot Closures...The Lund parking lot will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Employees should make arrangements to move their vehicles prior to 4 p.m. or park in an alternate green permit lot. The lot will remain closed Saturday, December 3 for special event parking for Christmas in Christ Chapel events.

The Norelius Visitor parking lot will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and Building Bridges will be offering Valet Parking for Christmas in Christ Chapel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday prior to event start times. Visitors may access valet parking at three-flags circle during Christmas in Christ Chapel events or park in any Red or Green permit space between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Overnight parking will still be enforced and is enforced 7 days a week: Green permit lots are No Parking 2 a.m.-7 a.m., both rows of Red permit parking in the Stadium (Beck) lot are marked No Parking 2 a.m.- 7 a.m., and Visitor permits are required for guests to park their vehicles after 2 a.m. in Visitor parking. Contact Campus Safety with any questions.

Faculty and Administration Holiday Party - Tuesday, December 20, 2016,
4 p.m., Alumni Hall

Support Staff Holiday Luncheon - Wednesday, December 21, 2016,
11 a.m., Alumni Hall

If you are unable to attend your holiday celebration, please feel free to drop off food items or monetary donations to Heidi Wobbrock (Book Mark).

Thank you in advance for your donation. Happy Holidays!

Run, Hide, Fight… Do you know what it means?  As police responded to the attack at The Ohio State University earlier this week, school officials sent an ominous message to students with a set of instructions: "Run Hide Fight." Many news agencies reporting on the attack began asking questions about what that means and what people receiving the message are supposed to do.

Run, Hide, Fight is a national campaign that Gustavus uses in providing notification during an active threat situation on campus. In the event of an active shooter, your response priority should follow the order of 1) Run 2)Hide 3) Fight. Running is your first option is to get as far away from the threat as you can. Second, if you can't run, then you hide. You barricade yourself wherever you are. You often see the words "shelter in place" when it comes to the hide element. You shelter in place to try and keep yourself away from the threat. Last, if you have no other option, you can use your mental and physical capacities to defend yourself. As a last resort to save your life, there may be a need to fight using whatever objects are available at the time.

For more information about using Run, Hide, Fight in an active threat situation, watch the video linked on the Campus Safety website.

Gusties Unite...On Tuesday, November 22, the Diversity Center and Residential Life office launched Gustavus Unites, a campaign promoting the unity of our campus community against acts of discrimination, bias, and hate in all forms. By participating in this campaign, campus members will commit to a pledge, receive a placard to place on their residence hall room door or office door, and receive a pin to wear. Community members can pick up a placard and pin during our tabling event this week through Friday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets On Sale... Historically on Sunday evening there are extra tickets available so this year we are offering an opportunity to Gustavus employees to receive two complimentary tickets for the Sunday night service.  Sunday night is the finale of the five services and therefore the most emotional for the 350 student performers. If you have never been or have not been in a few years, I invite you to take advantage of this chance to support our students and kick off your holiday season.  We are not able to refund tickets that have already been purchased.  If you want to exchange a complimentary ticket requested for another service we can make that change. Just call the marketing office at 507-933-7520.  Tickets can be ordered at

Here is a clip from a previous performance of O Come All Ye Faithful to get a sense of this incredible experience. 

Festival of St. Lucia...Gustavus will celebrate its 76th annual Festival of St. Lucia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in Christ Chapel. The six sophomore women on this year's St. Lucia Court are:  Elena Gottlick, Daniella Habib, Alicia Lhotka, Emma Myhre, Keliyah Perkins, and Prabhjot Singh. The link below will bring you to the ballot where you will be allowed to vote for one woman. Please take the time to vote for one of these outstanding women by Friday, Dec. 2. Vote for St. Lucia!

Home Athletic Events

Check the athletics page for updates and support the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this week.

  • Women’s hockey hosts Saint Benedict at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

  • Men’s hockey hosts Saint John’s at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art 

Special Christmas in Christ Chapel hours for the Hillstrom Museum of Art:

Friday, December 2: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 21, 2016 – January 27, 2017

Action! The Anatomy of LeRoy Neiman’s Champions

Opening Reception: November 21, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the Media

Gustavus was mentioned in a St. Peter Herald article about after school programming in Saint Peter.

Novelist Stephanie Ash (marketing and communication) took part in a roundtable on reading difficult books on Kerri Miller's MPR show on Friday, November 18.

KEYC covered the memorial service for former head men's hockey coach Don Roberts that took place in Christ Chapel on November 19.

The St. Peter Herald published an article on a student-organized protest that took place in Saint Peter on Sunday, November 20. Several students and employees were interviewed.

The Mankato Free Press announced the new exhibit in the Hillstrom Museum of Art that recently opened and takes place through January 27 featuring works by LeRoy Neiman.

KEYC television ran a short piece on President Bergman's signing of a letter penned by over 160 college presidents to President-elect Trump. The St. Peter Herald also ran a piece.

The St. Peter Herald and Mankato Free Press announced this weekend's Christmas in Christ Chapel performances.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will be hosting a youth retreat for Peace Lutheran from Bloomington, MN. The group will be on campus November 18- 20.

Gustavus Youth Outreach will have two teams going out this weekend. One team will be working with Zion Lutheran in Anoka, MN while the other team will be working with First English Lutheran in Cannon Falls, MN. Gustavus Youth outreach will plan games, songs, and a Bible study to do with the youth. Gustavus Youth Outreach, sponsored by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student teams who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations.


Nobuko Amamoto, mother of Florence Amamoto (English), passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016, in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, WA at 91. Living a long life of kindness, service, and gratitude, she touched many and was much loved. A memorial service will be held at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple (California), where she was a long-time and active member, in January.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l. 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "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.
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 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"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.
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.
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesday Meeting:
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled), Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art

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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