Inside Gustavus 

December 15, 2016 | Volume 49, Number 15

President Cabinet Summary

1.  Advancement Consultant Jim Daniel discussed the work of the Advancement Office, trends in philanthropy, and the planned approach to future campaigns.  Discussion ensued.

2.  Members reviewed the January Board Meeting agenda and specifically the strategic discussion session topics of the Gustavus Acts implementation plan and the general education curriculum.

3.  Cabinet members were asked to submit documentation to Assistant to the President Jolene Christensen by January 6 regarding progress on the assigned 2016 - 2017 institutional goals.

4.  Members approved the hiring of a new position of Assistant Director of Residential Life and the elimination of one Area Coordinator position, effective summer 2017. The additional salary expense of an Assistant Director of Residential Life compared to an Area Coordinator will be more than offset by the revenue generated by using the vacated Area Coordinator apartment for student housing.

News and Announcements

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Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Break...Fri., Dec. 16: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., Dec. 17: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18: 11 a.m.-1 a.m; Mon., Dec. 19: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Tues., Dec. 20 through Thurs., Dec. 22: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 23 through Mon., Jan. 2: Closed. Happy Holidays!

Break Hours...The College Post Office window will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.on December 21 and 22. The mailroom and print shop will be open regular hours.

Lund Center Hours...Holiday hours are as follows:
Fri., Dec. 16: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 17: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun., Dec. 18: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon., Dec. 19: 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tues., Dec 20: 7:00am-9:00 pm 
Wed., Dec. 21 - Thurs., Dec. 22: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm;
Fri., Dec. 23 - Sun., Jan. 1: Closed 
Tues, Jan. 2: 11:00am - 10:30 pm.
Happy Holidays!

Parking Info for Christmas Break, J-Term, and Touring Week...If you are leaving your vehicle on campus during Christmas break you must park in the designated break parking in the Bjorling Lot directly west of the music building or, if that fills up, the designated break parking section in the Arbor View Lot. Any vehicles not moved to this location during break will be towed at the owner's expense. Look for the Break Parking signs to park in the correct area—cars parked in the wrong rows of Arbor View/Bjorling will still be towed at owner's expense ($80 minimum). Regular parking enforcement is in effect finals week, all of January Term, and Touring Week; always assume parking is enforced. Always register your vehicle with Campus Safety and have a valid permit displayed before parking. Please park according to permit color and note that Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times (24/7/365). Green permit parking lots are always no parking 2 - 7 a.m., seven days a week; as are the red permit parking rows in the Stadium (Beck) parking lot. Please contact Campus Safety with any questions 24-hours a day at 507-933-8888.

Academic Building Hours...Academic buildings will be open normal hours through Monday, December 19, and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, December 20 through Thursday, December 22. All academic buildings will be closed December 23 through January 2 (check the Lund Center for their posted hours). Normal building hours resume Monday, January 2. Students requiring access to academic buildings outside of these hours or when buildings are closed will need to have a gold "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Supervisors can request cards in advance from Lisa Octigan (, or contact their department's administrative assistant.

Save the Date: Third Annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture...Please mark your calendar for Monday, February 20, 2017, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Beck Hall 101. Michele Rusinko, Professor of Theatre and Dance, will present her talk entitled “Creativity, Resiliency, Dignity and a Good Life.” President Rebecca Bergman will introduce Rusinko, and refreshments will be provided for conversation after the lecture.

A Request from the Advancement Office...As you get ready to leave campus for break, please pay attention to your incoming mail. If you receive any sort of donation, please forward it to the Advancement Office as soon as you can. The donors to Gustavus will be awaiting their 2016 receipt for their taxes. We would like to get that to them in a timely manner. If you have any questions about 2016 giving, please contact Ann Johnson at x6515. 

Title IX Coordinator Update...Justine Stein, our new Title IX Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator, will be joining Gustavus in early January. We are interested in setting up times with organizations or committees who are interested in meeting her. Our goals for these initial meetings are as follows:

  • Welcome Justine to Gustavus 
  • Explain the role or mission of the committee or group she is meeting
  • Communicate expectations of Justine's role
  • Give her an idea of what your group sees as priorities for the role
  • Provide guidance on what the group/committee feels they can do to support the success of the role and our prevention efforts
  • Perspective on the campus climate and/or history

If your organization or committee is interested in setting up time to meet with Justine, please contact Julie Kline ( in Human Resources.

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

Faculty and Administration Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 20, 2016,
4-6:30 p.m. Alumni Hall (hours have been extended to 6:30 p.m.)

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

If you haven't already done so, please RSVP to Jean Noren (faculty/administrator) or Lisa Octigan (support staff).

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!

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art 

November 21, 2016 – January 27, 2017

Action! The Anatomy of LeRoy Neiman’s Champions)

In the Media

The Mankato Free Press recapped the three multimillion dollar gifts that the College has received since the beginning of November.

KEYC covered last week's Festival of St. Lucia. The Mankato Free Press also ran a front-page photo of the event.

The Mankato Free Press interviewed several students regarding the suspension of student organizations on campus. 


Justin Simpson, husband of Barbara Simpson (Psychology), died Friday, December 9, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Services will be at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m. on January 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church. A full obituary can be read online

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. 


Need a house/apartment sitter for 2017-2018 academic year? I am a nonsmoker and married with no pets, responsible and clean obsessed. Place can be furnished or unfurnished. Contact Esther Wang at ext. 7361 or

Home for Rent...Currently available, beautifully maintained Victorian home/triplex in Saint Peter. Original woodwork, leaded glass, etc.
521 Minnesota Ave. Short drive to school. Short walk to coffee shop.

  • 2BR/1 bath large main level with huge rooms, high ceilings and basement with washer/dryer  $975/month
  • 1BR/1 bath upper flat  $575/month
  • 2BR/1 bath upper efficiency  $650/month

Saint Peter rental license in place. Enormous attic, shared common area, very well insulated, garage parking available, new Anderson windows and blinds, updated kitchens/bath, carpeted throughout, warm and cozy. Please contact David Collins, PA-C for more details and for showing.  952-261-5095 

"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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