Inside Gustavus 

April 20, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 30

News and Announcements

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Gustie Cup...The deadline to apply for the 2017 Gustie Entrepreneur Cup is fast approaching. All entries must be completed by 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

The 2017 Gustie Entrepreneur Cup will take place on May 13, 2017, starting at 2 p.m. This year the judges will allocate $10,000 in prizes and the first-prize winner will automatically progress to the semi-finals of the Minnesota Cup. Click here for details.  All Gustavus community members are invited to attend the cup and the subsequent dinner. Please register here if you're planning to attend. 

Broadway Avenue Road Improvement Project... From May 1 through August 15, Broadway Avenue will be closed west of Sunrise Drive to add roundabouts in preparation for the opening of the new Saint Peter High School. The closure will affect students and employees residing in the Chapel View Townhomes or along County Road 20/Nicollet Avenue or 361st Avenue. Residents of the Chapel View Townhomes who drive to campus will need to head north on County Road 20/Nicollet Avenue to Traverse Road and back towards campus on Sunrise Drive. Students should not walk through the construction zone to reach campus. This will also affect summer student residents who are residing in the Chapel View Townhomes. For more information about the impending road closure, please see the St. Peter Herald's recent article.

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

Faith Conference...The 5th Annual Faith Conference will be held on Saturday, April 22. The 2017 Faith Conference theme, “Faith, Science, and the Freedom to Serve,” will explore the creative alliances being built between religion and science in order to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Worship in Christ Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Guest organist: Sarah Herzer ’99, Kantor at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Homilist: Rev. Dan Poffenberger ’82, senior pastor at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran in Prior Lake, Minn. Following worship we will hear from featured speakers Dr. Philip Clayton, professor of theology at the Claremont School of Theology, and Rev. Siri Erickson, chaplain at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Faith Conference is FREE and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Email to register. Sponsored by the Office of Church Relations.

GACAC Business Meeting...The 30th Annual Gustavus Adolphus College
Association of Congregations Business Meeting to be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 in Alumni Hall. Delegates from Association member
congregations will gather for an afternoon luncheon and meeting.
The business meeting will include a welcome and comments from President
Rebecca Bergman and Dan Poffenberger ’82, Chair of the Board of Trustees. The
Covenant Award, recognizing significant contributions to the life and growth of the College and the Church will be presented. Delegates will vote on any business
matters before the Association. Hosted by the Office of Church Relations.

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. 

Books in Bloom...Books in Bloom, a friend-raising initiative of Gustavus Library Associates, will be open on Honors Weekend, May 5-7, at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College.  The floral arrangements, called blooms, will be on display in the library from 3-5 p.m. on Friday , May 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 6; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. A map of the "bloom" sites will be available for private viewing throughout the weekend. A special presentation "Inside The Saint John's Bible" will be given by Mike Nordberg '93 at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. All events are open to the public at no charge.  

Modeled after Art in Bloom, the annual spring event celebrated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Books in Bloom, will highlight over 20 books, media, technology, and other resource materials within the library with specially-designed floral arrangements.

Congregational Outreach 

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host two confirmation retreats this weekend. Students from Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca, MN and Peace Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN will be on campus from April 21 to April 23.

Home Athletic Events

  • Baseball hosts St. Olaf at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22

  • Softball hosts St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22

  • Men’s Golf hosts the Bobby Krig Invitational Sunday, April 23-Monday, April 24

  • Women’s Tennis hosts St. Kate’s at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23

  • Women’s Tennis hosts Saint Ben’s at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23

  • Baseball hosts Concordia at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 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 

Music events this weekend

Friday, April 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Adriane Rentschler, piano & soprano, and Alissa Hoffman, saxophone, student recital

Saturday, April 22 - 1:30 p.m. - Gustavus Symphony Orchestra & the Bjorling Trio
Saturday, April 22 - 3:00 p.m. - Sarah Hammar Herzer '99, organ, guest artist, Christ Chapel
Saturday, April 22 - 3:30 p.m. - David Nelson, baritone & violin, student recital

Sunday, April 23 - 1:30 p.m. - Nicole Skifton, flute, student recital
Sunday, April 23 - 3:30 p.m. - Joshua Mason, trombone, student recital
Sunday, April 23 - 5:30 p.m. Kaitlyn Peroutka, soprano & T.J. Zemlin, tenor joint student recital
Sunday, April 23 - 7:30 p.m. - Benjamin Ventry, tenor, student recital 

Technology Tip

What is phishing? Phishing is the process of asking for sensitive information (usernames/passwords/bank account numbers) through email with the intent of fraudulently using this information. For more information, please visit:

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 Community Conversation….What skills do Saint Peter graduates need to be successful? All members of the greater Saint Peter area are invited to join the community conversations about this question. The discussions will be facilitated by Gustavus students and are made possible by a partnership between the school district and the Communication Studies department. Input gathered at the events will shape the new educational goals for Saint Peter students. Free child care will be provided to participants; please call Community Education to reserve child care by April 28. Rides to each event on STP Transit will be free (Dial-a-Ride at 888-880-4696). Additionally, language translation services will be available. The conversations are May 2 from 6-8 p.m. in Alumni Hall at Gustavus OR May 7 from 4-6 p.m. in Room 219 at the Community Center. For more information, go to For questions, email


Free...Older maps of France, New York City, and Paris. Dates range from 1972-1978. Also a recent water trail guide to the Cannon and Straight Rivers. Contact Tonya Kjerland,

For Rent...I am offering an upstairs apartment and a downstairs (with me) room for rent at my house. I have a historic home on N 8th Street just north of Broadway. My upstairs apartment will be available either mid-May or June, and can be rented with either a 3-month (summer) or 1-year lease option. The apartment is self-sufficient, with kitchen and bath, but can only be accessed through my living space downstairs--no private entry. My elderly dog is protective and wary of new people, so although she will soon accept residents and regulars, this is not an easy place to do a lot of entertaining. In addition to a spacious kitchen and a new bathroom and shower, the upstairs apartment has two bedrooms, one of them large enough for two beds. Rent includes all utilities and internet. Monthly rates for the apartment: single residency is $600/month, the rate for 2 people is $650 for both, and 3 people would be $700 for all. As of June, a large downstairs bedroom will be available for the summer, with kitchen and bath shared with me and my two pets. For the room: single residency is $300/month, and the rate for 2 people is $400. There is a large yard with chickens, gardening opportunities, and a chance to make some money if you are up for heavy yardwork. No smoking. Pets are negotiable. Contact Annika Ericksen (Gustavus faculty):, cell: 507-340-1434.

"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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