Inside Gustavus 

February 23, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 23


News and Announcements

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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 students can attend for free by presenting their Gustavus ID at the door the night of the 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.

Swim Lessons...Swim Lessons with the Gustie's sign up is now open. Maximum class size is three. There will be five classes, each will be 40 minutes beginning April 3 and ending on May 3. Sign up here or contact Luke Weyandt for more information.  

Spring Purposeful Advising and Supervising Workshop Series...Have you ever wanted to have more meaningful interactions with the students you supervise and/or advise? Would you like to get to know them better but aren’t sure how to initiate the conversation? Would you like to help them discover their strengths and passions? If so, this workshop series is for you.

A team of Gustavus faculty and administrators has received a grant to hold a three-workshop series that explores how academic advisers and student employee supervisors can help students more effectively align their talents with their values and goals.

Workshop dates are either Wednesdays from 2:30-4:20 p.m. on March 8, March 15, and April 5 OR Thursdays from 8-9:50 a.m. on March 9, March 16, and April 6. Both sections conclude with a joint event on Friday, May 5 from 8:30-9:50 am.

To apply, complete an on-line application by Friday, March 3:
Student Employment Supervisors:
Academic Advisers:

Guild of St. Lucia Seeking Nominations...The Guild of St. Lucia is seeking nominations of current junior women to be selected for this honor society. The Guild of St. Lucia was established in 1958 to honor women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College. Fifteen juniors are elected each year. Please submit names to Guild adviser, Barb Larson Taylor .

Dance Opportunity for Kids…Karolina Stark ’17, Religion/Dance Honors is excited to be choreographing a dance as a part of the community worship service on Sunday April 30th at 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. She is inviting children ages 6+ to join her company in dancing to the last verse of Down to the River to Pray. If you know of children who would be interested in participating, please contact her at The tentative plan is to have a two-hour rehearsal on April 23 and another on April 29. A final time schedule will be determined based on the number of participants. No dance experience needed!

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 will have its final session Monday, February 27. In this session there will be a discussion led by Dr. Mary D. Gaebler and Dr. Deborah L. Goodwin on religion, science, and climate change. 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.

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.

Farewell...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.

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.

  • Gymnastics hosts UW-Stout at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
  • Women’s Basketball hosts MIAC Playoff Semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
  • Women’s Tennis hosts Bethel at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
  • Women’s Hockey hosts MIAC Playoff Semifinal at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
  • Women’s Tennis hosts Morningside at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
  • Men’s Tennis hosts Grinnell at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
Fine Arts Events

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

Friday’s guest piano recital in Björling Recital Hall by Susan Chou has been cancelled.

February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall, flutist Barbara Leibundguth will present a faculty recital with Norbert Nielubowski, bassoon & Beth Winterfeldt, piano

In the Media

The St. Peter Herald covered the renovations to Anderson Hall. KEYC also ran a piece on Anderson Hall.

The Mankato Free Press highlighted the Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibition featuring unique pop art pieces by James Rosenquist and Ed Ruscha.

Retiring Director of Fine Arts Al Behrends was featured in the Mankato Free Press in a profile piece. MPRNews also ran a piece on the NewsCut blog.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host two confirmation retreats this weekend. The first will be from Chisago Lake Lutheran in Center City, MN from Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26. The other retreat will be from St. Philips in Fridley, MN from Friday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 25


Ervin Gerber, father of Amy Pehrson '91, (Community-Based Service and Learning)died Thursday, Feb. 17. Services were held on Monday, Feb. 20 in Wells, Minnesota. A full obituary can be read online.


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

For Sale by Owner...2010 Jayco Jay Feather EXP M-21 M Travel Trailer in excellent condition. Contact Loren or call 507-340-4860.

"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 "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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