Inside Gustavus 

January 12, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 18

President Cabinet Summary

Tuesday, December 20:

1. Members reviewed the January Board Meeting agenda and specifically the strategic discussion session topic of the Gustavus Acts implementation planning process. 

2. Members reviewed the weekend’s weather alerts to the campus and asked Vice President Rooney to draft a weather college closing/delay policy for review/approval by the Cabinet.

3. Following discussion, Provost Kelly was asked to write a formal policy regarding the decision-making process concerning international travel and the work of the International Travel Committee.

4. Vice President Rooney shared the proposed January 10 Internal Budget Committee meeting agenda.

5. Vice President Young will provide the Cabinet with an outline for a proposed international tour program for alumni and friends of the College. The Cabinet will discuss the proposal at a future meeting.

6. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Marketing and Communication position (Tour Manager). To accommodate the broadening needs of numerous annual music tours, the Director of Fine Arts position will be separated into two positions – Tour Manager and Director of Fine Arts. The anticipated incremental cost to the College will be $15,000. 

Tuesday, January 10:

1. Members discussed employee forecast for FY 2018.

2. Discussion was held regarding the interim structure of the Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement (CARE) until a new director is hired.

3. Discussion was held regarding a proposed structure for mentoring, peer education, and chemical health programming given the resignation of the Director for Mentoring and Peer Education.

4. Discussion was held regarding the agenda for the February 9 all-employee meeting. Topics will include progress on FY 2017 institutional goals, update on strategic planning, update on FY 2017 budget and introduction to process for planning for FY 2018 budget, and an update on enrollment.

News and Announcements

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Library Hours for J-Term: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Risk Management Minute: Winter Weather and Pedestrian Safety... Please be aware of pedestrian safety during the snow and ice season. Always wear proper footwear with good traction and look at the walking surface ahead of you. Keep your eyes and ears alert to what’s going on around you. Use sidewalks that have already been cleared when available. If you are coming out from behind a snowbank, stop first and check to see if it is safe. You may be less visible because of snow piles or glare off of the snow. Vehicles will have a harder time stopping on slippery surfaces. Stay away from roads and sidewalks when snow removal equipment is trying to clear the snow and as they treat the road and sidewalk surfaces. Be aware that snow removal equipment moves backwards, forwards and may turn sharply. Do not walk in front of or directly behind snow removal equipment! Make sure drivers see you by making eye contact and wait for them to pass before crossing. Contact Physical Plant (x7504) to report slippery areas or those that need to be cleared. Contact Campus Safety (x8888) immediately if you may have been injured in a slip and fall injury.

Save the Date: 2017 Christenson Lecture... Please mark your calendar for the Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law, coming up on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium. The Honorable Tanya M. Bransford '80, Hennepin County District Court Judge, will present on "Confronting Implicit Bias in an Explicitly Biased World." Judge Bransford will examine the increase in bias-motivated incidents throughout our country, discuss the effect that bias has on our subconscious mind and address strategies to challenge overt acts of explicit bias and counteract unconscious biases in our decisions and behavior.

Research Grants Available...Thanks to the generous support of alumni through endowment funds, the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program is able to distribute a small number of research grants to support scholarship or creative work that contribute to the fields of gender, women, and/or sexuality studies. Faculty or staff with limited or no access to other College resources will receive priority (e.g. adjunct faculty, especially in first year). Grant amounts will vary based on the number of applications but will range from $200-$400. The deadline for applications is midnight on March 3, 2017. Applicants may request funding for expenses incurred between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the following link: If you have questions about propriety of expenses or means of documentation, please make inquiries with the chair of the GWSS program (currently Martin Lang, before you file an application.

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.

Title IX Coordinator Update... Justine Stein, our new Title IX Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator, joined the Gustavus community 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

MLK Lecture...The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 16 in Christ Chapel. Our speaker is Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Pusey Minister in Harvard's Memorial Church. 

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women’s hockey hosts St. Catherine University at 7 p.m. on Friday

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 St. Peter Herald announced Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. lecture, which is open to the public.

Cynthia Favre, director of career development, was interviewed in-studio at KEYC Television to discuss resumes and cover letters. A taped version of the piece aired on the evening news.

Julie Kline, Justine Stein (new Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator), and junior Avery Bather were interviewed on KEYC Television about the College's Title IX position and steps moving forward.

Stephanie Wilbur Ash, director of editorial services, was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio's Talk Of Iowa program to discuss her debut novel, The Annie Year.


John D. Hogenson '81, member of the Gustavus Board of Trustees and Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet, died on January 4, 2017. Services for Pastor Hogenson will held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church - Minneapolis Campus, 5025 Knox Ave South, in Minneapolis. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

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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