Inside Gustavus 

April 6, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 28

President Cabinet Summary

March 28, 2017 

  1. Members discussed last week’s bias education event.
  2. Members reviewed the agenda for the April 20-21 Board of Trustees meeting.
  3. Discussion was held regarding the application for serving alcohol in designated areas on campus.
  4. Following a review by Provost Kelly, a policy for including faculty time and reassignment requests in proposals for external grants and contracts was approved.
  5. Members discussed the upcoming Garrison Keillor event.
  6. Vice President Rooney gave an update on the planning of the FY 2018 budget.
  7. Members approved the hiring of an athletic replacement position (assistant football coach).
  8. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Student Life replacement position (Career Development Specialist – Business Cluster). 

April 4, 2017

  1. Director of Faculty Grants Sarah Bridges was present to give an update on the activities in the Grants Offices.
  2. Discussion was held regarding conducting an employee satisfaction survey before the end of April.  Members reviewed the employee survey conducted in 2006 and 2010.  Provost Kelly, Vice President VanHecke, AVP for Human Resources Julie Kline, and Director of Institutional Research David Menk will meet to draft a final instrument for review and approval by the Cabinet.
  3. Discussion was held regarding the planning and next steps concerning the FY 2018 budget. 
  4. Members approved increasing time for an Advancement position (Director of Principal and Planned Gifts) from 80 percent to full-time.
  5. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Advancement replacement position (Special Gift Officer – Class Reunion Coordinator). 
  6. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Advancement replacement position (Assistant Manager for Gustavus Fund).
  7. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Advancement Position (Gift Planner).

News and Announcements

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Experience Gustavus...We are welcoming over 70 admitted high school students to campus on Friday, April 7, as they make their final college decision. Please allow extra time for parking, and if you usually park in the Green lot between Norelius and the Campus Center, please consider parking in the Beck or Lund parking lots to leave a convenient space available for our VIP visitors! They will be arriving on campus between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and parking has been an issue in the past.

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 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 $3,250 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

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.

Soup and Breadsticks...The Gustavus Habitat for Humanity Chapter would like to invite you to their "Taste of Home Fundraiser" on Sunday, April 9, 4-7 p.m. at Patrick's. It is unlimited soup and bread sticks for $10.  Tickets available at the door or contact Amy Pehrson at Live music will be provided by Cafe Au Lait! and proceeds will go to benefit the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

Denim Day...April 26, 2017 is Denim Day! Title IX asks all of campus to participate in Denim Day, a globally recognized campaign to protest destructive attitudes in our society about sexual assault. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Since, Denim Day has been recognized for 18 years as a symbol of support and protest. Title IX asks Gustavus Adolphus College community members including students, faculty, and staff to make a social statement by wearing jeans on April 26 to spread awareness about the misconceptions of sexual assault.

2017 MAYDAY! Peace Conference...Mark your calendar for the 2017 MAYDAY! Peace Conference on Wed., April 26. The 2017 MAYDAY! Peace Conference will consider the obligations of citizens to check the overreach of government power in our information age.

James Madison argued that "The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." We live in an age where our security is both protected and threatened by new technologies such as drones, surveillance cameras, and data mining. Fundamental debates about the tension between peace as “order” and peace as “freedom” arise.  What are the boundaries of government power and secrecy in times of peace and war? What is the role of citizens in making government transparent and accountable?

What will you do and what should we do to protect the rights of citizens? What are the ethical implications of whistleblowing and WikiLeaks? How can you manage your own personal data more safely? What are your ethical responsibilities as a citizen to make power subservient to justice?  The event will be livestreamed and archived online.

Home Athletic Events

  • Baseball hosts UW-Superior at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7
  • Softball hosts St. Scholastica at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7
  • Baseball hosts Hamline at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8
  • Softball hosts Saint Ben’s at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8
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 p.m. and again from 7:30 to 8 p.m.


  • The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will perform their 2017 tour Home Concert at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. The Performance will take place in Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • Senior student recital, Stephanie Peterson, clarinet & bass clarinet, on Saturday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • Dr. David Kozisek, tenor, will perform his faculty recital featuring Franz Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • Kenzie Perry, flute & piccolo, and Emily Sasik, clarinet & piano will perform their joint student recital on Sunday, April 9 at 3:30 Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • Zachary Anderson, organ, will perform his student recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 9 in Christ Chapel.
  • The Choir of Christ Chapel returns from their weekend tour of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa to perform their Home Concert. The performance will take place in Christ Chapel on Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • All the performances are free and open to the public. 

In the Media

The March 20 poster incident got additional coverage in the Mankato Free Press (and editorial), St. Peter Herald, and several national blogs.

The St. Peter Herald and the Mankato Free Press announced a new visiting artist-in-residence position that will be housed in the Department of Art and Art History.

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) and Dave Passon (Facilities) were interviewed by KEYC on the anniversary of the 1998 tornado on March 29.

Tonight's Choir of Christ Chapel tour performance in Alexandria was announced in the Echo Press.

The St. Peter Herald announced this Saturday's Springtime Arboretum Egg Hunt.

Technology Tips

Two Factor Authentication - What is it? Why is it important? How to enable it?

Two factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication is the process of using two or more authentication methods when logging into an online account.  Websites that use 2FA require that you type in your username/password where you normally would, and then it verifies that it is you by requiring you to type in a code sent via text message or by accepting a notification on your cell phone. Gustavus 2FA uses the product, Duo Security which also allows you receive a phone call or use a hardware token to verify your login.

If someone had stolen or phished your login information, they would also need access to your cell phone to complete the login process. For more information about enabling it on your Gustavus account, please visit:

For more information, please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 or 

Off Campus Event of Interest

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.

St. Peter Parks & Trail system – A LIFE class...Pete Moulton, Public Works Director, will present an overview of our current parks and trails system, discuss how the City plans and funds them and what it takes to maintain the system. Hear about St. Peter’s two newest parks, Prairie Ridge and Community Spirit. 

• Thu., Apr. 20, 9–11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, $5
• Register at the Community & Family Education office, by phone 934-3048, or online at by Apr. 10 (class code LI-W07) 


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

Do you have an HP Printer that uses 564 ink? I have one each unopened cyan, magenta, and yellow ink cartridges absolutely free. Contact Eric Carlson

"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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