Inside Gustavus 

March 23, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 27

News and Announcements

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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.

Child Research Opportunity...The Center for Developmental Science at Gustavus Adolphus College is working to answer questions about how children play, think, and learn, and we are inviting members of the greater Gustavus community to participate! Our Center is staffed with trained undergraduate researchers, and directed by Professors Kyle Chambers and Patricia Reeder in the Department of Psychological Science. We are currently looking for families to volunteer for activities designed for children ranging from infancy to 12 years of age. Participating consists of a one-time visit to our Center in Beck Hall, usually lasting 15-60 minutes (depending on the study). In our studies, research assistants observe children as they watch movies, listen to audio, and play games in order to discover how children think and learn. Children usually enjoy these games, and can take home a small toy as a token of our appreciation for their participation. Caregivers always have the option to stay with their child while the child is participating.

The research we conduct varies each semester, so we ask that interested families sign their child up using the form found at, or contact us directly at or (507) 933-6352. When we have an age-appropriate study, we will contact you to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. If you would like to learn more about our Center, visit our website at

HSA Contribution...For those employees currently enrolled in the $3250 Deductible Health Savings Account (HSA) medical plan with Gustavus… Effective April 1, 2017, Gustavus will be contributing to the HSA on a monthly basis versus quarterly. For those individuals that have the Health Savings Account with Gustavus, you will see a contribution amount of $83.34 (family) or $41.67 (single) going in to your account approximately the 1st of each month.

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

HLC Evaluation Thank You...To celebrate the completion of the HLC Evaluation Visit, please join President Bergman on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Thank you for your thoughtful interactions with the review team, and your positive outlook on our future. Let us gather and celebrate together.

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.

PCDEI Kickoff Event...Mark your calendars to attend the All Campus Blue Print for Progress Kickoff from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Alumni Hall.

As we move forward please join the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PCDEI) to help us develop implementation plans for four areas of focus:

  1. Teaching, Research, and Learning
  2. Recruitment and Retention
  3. Safety and Security
  4. Institutional Structure and Governance.

During the Kickoff, we will review the BluePrint for Progress as it relates to the Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan and break into sub-groups to discuss the four areas of focus. A key purpose of this Kickoff is for you to provide the PCDEI your feedback as we continue to work toward implementation plans. If you have any questions, please email them Glen Lloydor call him at 507-933-6517.

Home Athletic Events

There are no home events this week, but we would like to congratulate the women’s basketball and women’s hockey teams on their successful seasons and reaching the NCAA Championships. We would also like to congratulate the six swimmers who competed in the NCAA Championships. For more information, please visit

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 

In conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Made in U.S.A. (on view through April 23, 2017), a dance program titled The Culture of Movement, choreographed and performed by students in the Dance Composition II class taught by Gustavus faculty member Jill Patterson, will be presented in the Museum on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. and again from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

In the Media

Junior women's hockey player Kaitlyn Klein was profiled by the Mankato Free Press in the lead-up to the team's participation in the NCAA Tournament. The team placed third in the nation.

This week's Bystander Intervention Education event and subsequent dialogue was covered in numerous media outlets, including Fox 9 News, WCCO News, KEYC, MPR News, KSTP, the Mankato Free Press, City Pages, MinnPost, Southern Minnesota News,,, and Inside Higher Ed. Several members of the campus community were interviewed about the event.

Technology Tips

Scanning to PDF - How to send documents securely...Many of us use the SCAN TO PDF function on the multi-function (Canon) printer in our offices. It is quite the time-saving feature. However, there are some documents that need to be sent securely and not via email. These documents include anything with SSNs, driver’s licenses, credit cards or other personally identifying information (PII). These documents should be scanned to your department scan share, and not sent via email. For directions on using these features, 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 the 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.

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 

Campus Center Hours
Saturday, March 25: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: Closed
Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, April 2: Closed
Sunday April 3: Open at 7 a.m.

Market Place Hours
Friday, March 24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25-Saturday, April 1: Closed
Sunday, April 2: 4:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Courtyard Cafe Hours
Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

College Post Office
Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
College Print Services and Mailroom
Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Saturday, March 25: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: Closed
Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31: 
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m and 2-4 p.m. 
Saturday, April 1-Sunday, April 2: Closed

Library Hours
Friday, March 24: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 25-Sunday, March 26: Closed

Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 1: Closed
Sunday, April 2: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Lund Hours
Friday, March 24: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25-Sunday: March 26 Closed
Monday, March 27-Saturday, April 1: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 2: 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 

Off Campus Event of Interest

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. 

Go Fund Me...A Gustavus custodian is seeking contributions from members of the community to help fund an upcoming surgery and subsequent time off. Learn more and donate at:


We're looking for a one-year lease or sublet on a house in St. Peter, beginning Aug 1, 2017. Please contact Marian Broida at

"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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