Inside Gustavus 

April 13, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 29

News and Announcements

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Easter Break Building Hours and Parking Enforcement...Academic and Administrative buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13 and reopen at 7 a.m. Monday, April 17. Students requiring access to academic buildings will need a gold Permission for Admittance Card issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested from Lisa Octigan (; x8809. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact Lisa Octigan with additional information.

Please check the Campus Center, Library, and Lund Center for their posted building hours.

Parking IS enforced during Easter Break. Please park according to permit color, and as always visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times. Always assume that parking is enforced, even if classes are not in session.

Lund Center Easter Break Building Hours... Thursday, April 13: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, April 14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, April 15: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Sun. April 15: Closed; Monday, April 17: 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Library Hours for Easter Break...Thursday, April 13: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 16: Closed. Monday, April 17: 8 a.m.-1 a.m. 

Risk Management Minute...Next week, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service will be promoting severe weather safety and emergency preparedness information in the media and on their website. In addition, statewide tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 20 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m and the sirens will sound in Saint Peter. This is the perfect time for families, communities and departments to review and talk about their emergency plans and how they can prepare for the upcoming severe weather season. Emergency Response Procedures are posted throughout campus so it would be a great week to review Tornado Procedures and locate the designated tornado shelters in your facility. If you have questions regarding Tornado Procedures, please contact Campus Safety (8888) or Risk Management (7494).

A note from the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion...Yesterday we had a very successful All Campus Blueprint for Progress kickoff event and thank you to all who attended. The conversations were engaging and provided meaningful insight in our community's movement from words to actions on the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are mindful that the kickoff event may have limited more community input therefore we invite your feedback through an online form which can be found on the Blueprint for Progress web page. Please know that your insights are a vital component to ensuring our community is as inclusive as possible. Thank you to the Gustavus community for embracing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Blueprint for Progress web page:
Feedback page:

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

Grad Finale...SENIORS! Pick up your cap and gown, order announcements, fill out the senior survey, and more. Come to the banquet rooms from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 to prepare for commencement.

Celebration of Learning & Developement...The Gustavus community is invited to the inaugural Celebration of Learning & Development. Faculty and staff will be highlighting the work they have done to improve the Gustavus experience. Please join us from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wed. April 19 in the Heritage Room.   

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., May 3. 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 onlineThe class schedule will be modified to allow for all students and faculty to attend the morning session. The modified schedule and a full conference schedule are available at the Mayday! Peace Conference site. 

Home Athletic Events

  • Baseball hosts Martin Luther at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13

  • Track & Field hosts the Lee Krough Invite at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15

  • Softball hosts Concordia at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15

  • Baseball hosts Saint John’s at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15

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 

The Museum will be closed Friday, April 14 through Monday, April 17 to observe Easter Break

In the Media

Communication studies professor and political rhetoric expert Leila Brammer appeared on Kare 11 television to discuss Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Off Campus Event of Interest

The seventh annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is titled, "Navigating Conflict in an Ever-Changing World" and will take place on Thurs., April 27 at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, MN from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year's conference will feature Kyle Gibson, Founding Executive Producer, Women in the World, and Jennifer Myster, President, Allina Health Buffalo Hospital, as keynote speakers. We are thrilled that the conference is sold out, the earliest in the history of the conference.

Author Event...Saint Peter Reads proudly presents author William Kent Kruger in Saint Peter on Thursday, May 4. Meet the author and have your books signed at the Saint Peter Public Library from 4-5 p.m. In the evening at 7 p.m., Kent Kruger will hold a free Author Talk at the Treaty Site History Center. Both events are open to the public. Books by William Kent Kruger are available at the Book Mark, Community & Family Education, Her Happy Place, Nutter Clothing, The Refinery, St. Peter Herald, Saint Peter Public Library, Swedish Kontur, and the Treaty Site History Center.

Saint 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 Saint 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) 


Barbara Ann Anderson, mother of Howard Anderson (Dining Service) passed away on April 9, 2017.  Barbara was also a Gustavus employee, retiring in 2007.  A full obitiuary can be read online.  


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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants 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 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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