Inside Gustavus 

March 16, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 26

News and Announcements

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Faculty Award Nominations… Each academic year, Gustavus recognizes the contributions faculty make to the life of the institution. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate faculty for the awards listed below. Award nominations are due on April 15, 2017; nominate online at:

Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching: This award is the highest honor granted to a member of the Gustavus faculty. It represents a broadly-shared desire to celebrate one teacher in each academic year who has demonstrated truly outstanding effort, accomplishment, and dedicated service to Gustavus students’ best educational interests.

**NEW** Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence to a Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member: This award recognizes a Gustavus non-tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions to teaching and learning.

Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award: This award is intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly accomplishments.

Gustavus Faculty Service Award: This award is intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.

Dance Concert Tickets on Sale... Tickets are now available, either online or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre & Dance production of Between Heaven and Earth: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert. Performances will be held March 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on March 19 at 2 p.m. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office.
Between Heaven and Earth: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
March 17-18 at 8 p.m. | March 19 at 2 p.m. | Anderson Theatre
Michele Rusinko and Melissa C. Rolnick, Directors
Choreographer Crystal Pite wrote "Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation. It is an extreme expression of the present, a perfect metaphor for life. Dancers sculpt space in real time, working inside a form that is constantly in a state of vanishing.” Please join Gustavus faculty Sarah Hauss, Jill Patterson, and Melissa Rolnick, student choreographers Samantha Heggem '17, Nicole McGuigan '17, and guest choreographers Kemal Nance and Katy Becker '02, as we capture and present these fleeting moments when body and reath become dance.

Celebration of Learning and Development Call for Proposals...Are you interested in student learning? Have you or your office made a change to a program (e.g., study away, a major, Honors Day, first-year registration etc.) based on feedback or other evidence? Have you made improvements to a course, major, or program in student life? Have you enhanced the development of student leadership or well-being? Have you launched a new initiative that you would like to share with the broader campus?

We invite you to submit a proposal for the inaugural Celebration of Learning and Development!
When: April 19, 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: The Heritage Room, Campus Center
Purpose: To bring together faculty and administrators in an informal event focused on learning and development broadly understood, including student learning and development as well as development of programs and initiatives.
Description: Share your idea in an informal poster session and modeled on the annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry event for students held in May.
The format of your presentation is up to you; your presentation need not be a professional-grade poster, but could involve handouts describing your idea or a live demonstration of your initiative.
Who can present: All faculty, staff and administrators are welcome.

Interested? Just send a brief description (50 words max) of your proposed idea to a member of the organizing committee by March 22.

Organizing Committee:
Eric Dugdale, Angela Erickson, Kasey Linde, Dan Moos, So Young Park, Patricia Reeder

Need help finding funding? Gustavus has a membership to the Grants Resource Center, a database of funding opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. Everyone on campus has access. Just contact Sarah Bridges in the Grants Office ( to request login information.

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

2017 Christenson Lecture... The Department of Political Science invites all members of the campus and Saint Peter community to the 2017 Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 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. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the Christenson Lecture, the Bias Prevention Education Committee and student workers from the Diversity Center will be tabling outside the Marketplace during the week of the lecture and outside the upper doors to Wallenberg prior to the lecture. Gustavus community members and lecture attendees can pledge to the Gustavus Unites campaign and state their action to interrupt bias on campus. These statements will be posted in the Jackson Campus Center the week following the lecture, in keeping with the Gustavus Unites goal to demonstrate “unity of the Gustavus campus community against acts of discrimination, bias, and hate in all forms.” 

Teach-In Refugee Policy... Curious about immigration and refugee policy? Concerned about its recent developments? Wondering what will happen next? Come to a Teach-In on March 22, 6:30-8 p.m. in Beck Hall 101 to discuss these topics and learn about the past, present, and future of immigration and refugee policy. Maddalena Marinari (History), Angelique Dwyer (Modern Languages), Bryan Messerly (CICE), and Joaquin Villanueva (Geography) will provide a broad range of perspectives on recent developments before opening the discussion to the floor.

HLC Evaluation Thank You... To celebrate the completion of the HLC comprehensive evaluation visit, all members of the campus community are invited to attend a thank you reception on March 24, 2017, 1:30-2:30 p.m., in the Heritage Room.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions… A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on April 4, 5, and 6, 2017. To schedule an appointment, go to or contact (800) 732-8353, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (ET).

Asking for the Impossible Lefler Lecture... Dr. Azriel Bibliowicz will present a lecture, "Asking for the Impossible" on Tuesday, April 11 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Olin 103. His lecture will focus on the power of words and the responsibility of writers to intentionally revive or evolve the meaning of words to create social change. Dr. Bibliowicz is a novelist and professor emeritus who taught creative writing and literature in the School for Film and Television at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Columbia where he also founded the Masters in Creative Writing program.

Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s Tennis hosts Coe at 5 p.m. Friday, March 17
  • Women’s Tennis hosts MSU-Mankato at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18
  • Men’s Tennis hosts Saint John’s at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18
  • Women’s Tennis hosts Southwest Minnesota State at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18
Fine Arts Events

Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, the Gustavus Jazz Combos Concert.
Saturday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m., Bjorling Reictal Hall, Emily Komperud, trumpet, student recital.  
Sunday, March 19 at 7 p.m., Christ Chapel, Reformation Vespers Service featuring the Gustavus Choir.

March 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m., Anderson Theatre,
Between Heaven and Earth: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert.

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

In the Media

The Mankato Free Press covered Ann Johnson's community involvement in the John Ireland School's Luck O' The Irish Run and Walk.

Jim Dontje, Chuck Niederriter, and Deb Goodwin were mentioned in a St. Peter Herald piece on renewable energy.

Stephanie Ash was highlighted in a St. Peter Herald story about a recent book event in Mankato.

Technology Tips

What is PII and how do I manage it securely?

Personally identifiable information (PII) includes Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, passport information, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and other types of sensitive data. This data should not be sent through email either in the email message or in the attachments. For sharing this type of information, use Secure Share. For directions on using Secure Share, please visit:  For more information, please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 or

Spring Break Campus Information:

On Friday, March 24, academic and administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m. and remain closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, March 27. Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, academic and administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m. each day. Please check the posted hours for the Campus Center, Lund Center, and the Library for specialized closing times. If te closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, please contact Campus Safety to make the necessary changes.

Students requiring access to academic buildings after-hours or to secured areas during this period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested in advance from Lisa Octigan.

College Post Office - Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vehicle Parking During Break...All vehicles remaining on campus over Spring Break must be parked in the designated break parking in the Bjorling Lot (directly west of the Music building) or if that fills up, in the designated break parking section in the Arbor View Lot.
Look for the BREAK PARKING signs to be sure you are parked in the correct row(s)!

ALL vehicles left in parking lots other than designated break parking will be towed at the owner’s expense

Regular permit parking enforcement will also be in effect during spring break (red and green permit lots permit required 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, overnight parking restricted 2-7 a.m. in green permit parking and the Stadium lot seven days a week, Visitor parking closed to students and employees 24/7/365.

Always assume that parking is enforced even if classes are not in session.

SCHEDULE OF PARKING LOTS TO BE CLOSED... The following Parking Lots will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule.

Lots CLOSED from 5 p.m. Tues., March 28 until Wed., March 29 at 4 a.m.
-Norelius Lot (Green section)
-Norelius Lot (Red section)
-Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center)
-Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)
-Stadium/Beck lot

Lots CLOSED from 5 p.m. Wed., March 29 until Thurs., March 30 at 4 a.m.
-Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center)
-Lund Lot (south of Lund Center)
-Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center)
-Uhler Lot
-Swanson Tennis Center Lot
-Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel)
-Southwest Lot (north of Southwest Hall)

Lots CLOSED from 5 p.m. Thurs., March 30 until Fri., March 31 at 4 a.m.
-Nobel Lot (west of Nobel)
-Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant)
-Rundstrom Lot
-Sohre/Wahlstrom Lot
-College View Lot
-Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View)
-Arbor View Apartments Lot
-Pittman Lot
-Chapel View Townhomes Lot 

Off Campus Event of Interest

Dollars for Scholars...Eat Wings Raise Funds for St. Peter-Kasota Dollars for Scholars. On Monday, March 20 from 5-9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings© will donate 15 percent of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to our organization. Funds will be used to provide scholarships to 2017 Saint Peter High School graduates.

Public Forum...Gustavus staff, faculty and students are invited to the following event at 7 p.m. on March 21, at River's Edge Medical Office Building Conference Room, River's Edge Hospital, 1900 N Sunrise Drive, Saint Peter, MN. The River Prairie Network of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light is sponsoring a public forum on a new plan to offer Saint Peter residents the opportunity to subscribe to shares in electricity generated by solar power. This plan grows out of discussions of renewable energy goals developed by the City. Residents will have a chance to learn more about the goals, the subscription plan, fee structures, and other energy options. 

Luck of the Irish...John Ireland Catholic School invites you to the Luck of the Irish on March 25, 2017. Join us at Johnson Hall, starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit John Ireland Catholic School. This evening includes a dinner, silent auction, live auction and Fund-A-Need:Technology! Two big items on the auction are a an ATV and a kid's snowmobile. Please see any John Ireland parents for tickets. Tickets for the dinner are $12.
Dinners aren't your thing, but you like to run?? Join us that morning for the 4th Annual Luck of the Irish 7k Fun Run. Every participant will receive a technical t-shirt and medal, sign up online.

St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Social...All Gustavus employees are invited to attend the annual social for the St. Peter Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Gustavus. This year’s theme is the Kentucky Derby and will feature a silent and live auction, a steak and shrimp dinner, and Kentucky Derby fun such as big hats, horse races, and mint juleps. The cost is $40 per person. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 934-3400.

Be the LIGHT...Art Center of St. Peter welcomes creative topographist and blinded veteran Annie Young. Young will present her recent creative works in a solo exhibit to be on display at the Art Center of St. Peter. Annie Young is largely known for her topographic acrylic paintings. Annie shares thru her paintings the words made famous by Audrey Hepburn, “The words I’m possible, are found in the word impossible.”

Opportunities are available for visitors to touch Annie’s work and to experience audio description and braille.

Exhibit dates: May 5-June 5, 2017
Artist Reception: May 6 (3-5 pm) light refreshments and Annie will provide a narrated tour of her work, inviting visitors to feel the surface of her work with their eyes closed while listening to an audio description.

The Art Center of St. Peter is located 315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082 Check website or call 507-931-3630 for hours. About the artist Annie Young:  Annie, also a USAF veteran, lives and works in Burnsville MN. She began her career as a painter using primarily acrylics. After her eye sight diminished, Annie found a way to continue creating by navigating the picture plane using her fingertips. She built up the surface so she could feel the shapes develop and could enjoy the interplay of texture and composition. 


Apartment for rent in Saint Peter...2 bedroom, 1 bath; side-by-side duplex. Laundry in basement, May 1 move-in and pets allowed with additional deposit.  Water and trash included in rent - 1 year lease. Contact (612) 644-8286 for more information. 

"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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