Inside Gustavus 

February 16, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 22


News and Announcements

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Join the group...If you are a Gustavus employee and would like to join an informal email list for parents where folks can ask questions, share information, organize get-togethers, etc., please contact Yurie Hong.

High School Tournaments on Campus...Starting this week through mid-March Gustavus is hosting numerous high school basketball and hockey play-off games in Lund Center. These events will happen at least once per week and will bring a large number of off-campus guests as fans for each game. The games start in the late afternoon or evening and will be posted on the College calendar. Please allow extra time to secure a parking location if you are coming to campus during these events.

Garrison Keillor Tickets Available...Garrison Keillor is performing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in Christ Chapel as part of his Gratitude Tour. The evening with Mr. Keillor will feature a mixture of stories and songs in the style that made him a beloved American icon. Tickets are $25 for general public, $10 for Gustavus employees (limit one per employee), and student tickets are free, but students must request a ticket for this event. Order tickets online. via phone at 507-933-7520, or in-person at the Information Desk in the Jackson Campus Center. Tickets are going fast! If you would like to attend, please order your ticket now.

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

Exploring Religious Questions "Faith, Science, and Ethics"... This mini course continues from 7 - 9 p.m. on Monday, February 20 in Olin 103. In session three, Chaplain Siri Erickson and Gustavus Student Mentors from the Academy for Faith Science and Ethics will lead a discussion titled, "Informed Conversations about Science and Religion." Exploring religious questions is sponsored by the Office of Church Relations. Any questions can be directed to Cyndi Berg in the Office of Church Relations.

Farewell...The Provost's Office invites the Gustavus community to join us as we say goodbye and best wishes to CARE Director Margo Druschel. We will host a farewell open house for Margo on Friday, February 17 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Anderson Hall's Bruce and Susan Edwards Atrium. Refreshments will be served. We hope you will stop by to wish Margo well in her future endeavors.

Erica Huggins Visit...The Gustavus community is asked to join the Diversity Center in welcoming Ericka Huggins to campus on Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21 as part of our Black History Month programming. For the past 30 years Ericka Huggins, former Black Panther leader and human rights activist, has lectured throughout the United States and internationally on the history of the Black Panther movement and the importance of sustaining activism and promoting change. The two day event will include: a film screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” which is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party and its significance to the broader American culture followed by a 1-hour Q&A with Ericka Huggins on February 20 from 6:30 - 9:30pm in Wallenberg; then, on February 21, a lecture on “Igniting a Grassroots Movement in the 21st Century” presented by Ericka Huggins from 7-9pm in Alumni Hall.

Wallenberg Lecture...Climate Refugees: An Unrecognized Challenge at Home and Abroad

The 2017 Wallenberg Lecture will be given by Dr. Maria Cristina Garcia on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. During the lecture, "Climate Refugees: An Unrecognized Challenge at Home and Abroad," García will discuss challenges that lie ahead both for the people who will be displaced by environmental changes and the countries that will be forced to give them refuge. For more information, visit

According to the International Organization for Migration and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate-driven migration could reach as high as 150 million by 2050. This will have major policy implications for the United States—and the international community— affecting immigration polices, humanitarian aid and economic development programs, health policies, human rights, and foreign relations. Though journalists and aid workers frequently call these displaced persons "refugees,” they are not legally recognized as such by most countries, and therefore not entitled to resettlement or humanitarian assistance.

María Cristina García, PhD, is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History and professor in Latino Studies Program at Cornell University.

Diversity Center Changes...Please join the campus community at a farewell reception for Jaime Hollis, Director of the Diversity Center from 2:30 - 4 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Diversity Center. Jaime has accepted a position in Washington state and will be leaving Gustavus. Stop in to say thanks to Jaime for her contributions to the College and to wish Jaime and her family well.
On a related note, beginning Monday, February 20 there will be a new face in the Diversity Center. Thomas Flunker will begin his work as the Interim Director of the Diversity Center. Thomas comes to Gustavus with decades of professional experience in higher education, including eight years as the Intercultural Center Coordinator at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato.

Dignity Project: Invitation to Share Your Story and Listen...All employees are invited to participate in circle conversations hosted by the Dignity Project at Gustavus this March. We will facilitate small gatherings for people to share their personal stories of experiencing violations of their dignity in the course of their work here. We believe that in telling and listening to these stories, positive change becomes possible for individuals and we can keep moving toward a culture of renewed trust on campus. Circles will meet for 90 minutes; please indicate your preference for a day/time at this link: Contact Jeff Dahlseid (Biology/Chemistry) or Neal Hagberg (Tennis and Life Camps at Gustavus) for additional information.

What is the Dignity Project?

The Dignity Project at Gustavus affirms the inherent value of all people and asserts that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. As individuals and as a community, we do at times fail to honor the inherent worth and value of others. We share concern for those in our community who have experienced or are experiencing violations of their dignity and seek to create opportunities for people to courageously and safely tell their stories and be heard by colleagues.

Home Athletic Events

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

Women's Hockey hosts Hamline at 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis hosts St. Scholastica at 8 a.m.
Men's Tennis hosts Bethel at 8:30 a.m.
Women's Basketball hosts Carleton at 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis hosts UM-Crookston at 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball hosts Carleton at 3 p.m.
Men's Tennis hosts Augustana/Central at 6 p.m.
Men's Hockey hosts Hamline at 7 p.m.

Fine Arts Events

February 17-18, 8 p.m., February 19, 2 p.m., Anderson Theatre
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street   Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler 
Henry MacCarthy, director; Samuel Grace ‘13, music director

Currently on display through April 23, 2017, in the Hillstrom Museum of Art:
Made in U.S.A.: Rosenquist/Ruscha, and Recent Acquisitions

February 18, 7:30 p.m. James Hicks, organ recital, Guest Artist in Christ Chapel

In the Media

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited campus on Monday to award the College with the state's inaugural Ballot Bowl Award for voter engagement among students. KEYC, the Mankato Free Press, and the St. Peter Herald covered the event.

The Mankato Free Press featured Stephanie Wilbur Ash (marketing and communication), whose debut novel, The Annie Year, has been nominated for a Minnesota Book Award.

Chaplains Siri Erickson and Brian Konkol signed a letter to the editor from area faith leaders about Christian hospitality in times of political and social unrest.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations will be hosting a youth group from Cross Lutheran Church of Maplewood from Thursday February 9 until Saturday February 11.

Preaching in Congregations... Chaplain Grady St. Dennis will preach at First Lutheran in Hector, Minn. at 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 19. Pastor Dan Buendorf will also be preaching Sunday Sunday Feb. 19 at St. John's Lutheran in Mapleton, Minn. Pulpit supply is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations


Housing opportunity -- both long- and short-term -- for new and visiting women faculty, staff, and administrators (including commuters who wish to stay just a few nights a week). I own and live in a beautifully restored Victorian house on Minnesota Square Park, centrally located, perfect for someone who wants to walk to campus (just a few blocks up the hill), downtown, etc. Renter has own private room, shared bath, and use of kitchen and laundry in the house. Non-smoking, no pets. For more information, please email

Housing need...New Gustavus faculty person looking for an affordable two-bedroom rental in the Saint Peter-Mankato area starting mid-February through the end of May. Please contact Anna at

For Sale by owner...Beautifully renovated and updated historic home on N 3rd St. Building was the original Norwegian Lutheran Church of Saint Peter. May be used as a single family home or as a duplex as it is set up to be either. Contact Lois Peterson at 507- 380- 5251  

CSA Shares for Sale... Dan Zimmerli '16 has some CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for sale for the 2017 season. Get fresh, seasonal produce, delivered weekly grown by Dan. For more information contact

Free...Selmer Clarinet - Perfect for the beginning or elementary band student. Contact Tonya Kjerland if interested. 

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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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