Inside Gustavus 

April 27, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 31

News and Announcements

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Gustie Cup...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.

King Lear Tickets...Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre & Dance production of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Performances will be held May 6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on May 7 & 14 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.

On the wings of soaring Elizabethan poetry, Shakespeare confronts utterly contemporary questions of identity. We witness dramatic struggles between power and madness, parents and children, honesty and betrayal. At its core, the play explores our eternal battle with that unrelenting adversary – time. In the title role, Professor Emeritus Robert Gardner will join our talented Gustie actors in what many critics call Shakespeare's greatest masterpiece.

Bowling for Books...The Diversity Center would like to formally invite you and your counterparts, friends, and family to our Bowling for Books event on Saturday, May 13, 2017. This fall, the Diversity Center hopes to offer textbook awards to Gustavus students to help subsidize the cost of expensive academic materials. How can you help? Assemble a team within your circles by May 1, and challenge others to a round of bowling, laser tag, and arcade games! If you can't attend, please tell others, encourage them to attend, or make a donation. For more information, please visit Our office is ready to take you and your team a friendly competitive way. We hope to see you there.

Nobel 2017 Sneak Peek...Invite Nobel Conference fans in your circle of friends to join Gustavus faculty on campus for a Nobel Conference Sneak Peek weekend August 4-6. Margaret Bloch Qazi, Colleen Jacks and Mary Gaebler, along with conference chair Yurie Hong, will give attendees a "crash course" in some of the scientific and ethical concepts that will be explored during the conference. Conference-related movies, small group conversations, and good food will round out the weekend's activities. See details at the conference website

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

Peace, Storms, and Life...The Rev. Chaz Howard will lead a conversation; "Peace, Storms, and Life" on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the St. Peter Banquet Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.

Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, his Alma mater. Prior to his return to the University of Pennsylvania, he served as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and as a street outreach worker to individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in such publications as Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Urban Cusp, Sojourners Magazine, Christianity Today's Leadership Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, and Slate.

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 be welcoming two confirmation groups to campus this weekend. Students and adults from Glen Cary Lutheran in Ham Lake will be on campus from the April 29-30. Students and adults from Bethlehem Lutheran in Bayport will be on campus from April 28-30.

Adult Retreat...The Office of Church Relations will host an adult women's retreat from Pilgrim Lutheran in St. Paul. The retreat will be on campus from April 28-30. 

Home Athletic Events

  • Baseball hosts Concordia at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 28
  • Women’s Tennis hosts St. Olaf at 4 p.m. Friday, April 28
  • Track & Field hosts the Drake Alternative at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29
  • Softball hosts Carleton at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29
Fine Arts Events 

Hillstrom Museum of Art is closed until May 6 for set-up of the Senior Art Show.

Music events are:

Saturday, April 29 - 10 a.m. - Woodwind Chamber Ensembles concert

Saturday, April 29 - 1:30 p.m. - Henry Elling, saxophone, student recital 

Saturday, April 29 - 5:30 p.m. - Renee Yong, piano, student recital

Saturday, April 29 - 7:30 p.m. - Bailey Hilgren, oboe, student recital

Sunday, April 30 - 1:30 p.m. - Percussion Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 30 - 3:30 p.m. - Beige McConauhey, flute, student recital

Sunday, April 30 - 5:30 p.m. - Isabel Carlson, violin, student recital

Sunday, April 30 - 7:30 p.m. - John Baron, cello, & Brianna Malecha, mezzo-soprano, joint student recital

In the Media

The St. Peter Herald covered last week's dedication of the Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall.

The Mankato Free Press previewed author Charles Baxter's visit to Gustavus through the Bards in the Arb series.

Communication studies professor Leila Brammer analyzed the political rhetoric of the state budget battle in a Sunday op-ed in the Mankato Free Press.

KEYC television reported on a physics research project on wind energy that is being conducted by professor Chuck Niederitter along with students Rochelle Widmer and Ben Rorem.

Geology professor Jim Welsh analyzed the "earthquake" that resulted from a quarry blast in Mankato this week in a Mankato Free Press piece.

The Mankato Free Press ran a front-page photo of Garrison Keillor's on-campus performance.

Technology Tip

What is Code42 Crashplan? Code42 CrashPlan is a cloud based backup software that is available to all current active Gustavus Employees with Gustavus owned computers. You should receive messages from Code42 every day with your backup status.

Code42 CrashPlan benefits:
Unlimited Cloud Backup storage
Keep files as long as backup is selected
Encryption keys are stored locally and not in the cloud
End to end encryption
Access backup files anywhere with web and mobile apps
Continuous always on backup

If you are unsure about your current backup status and/or if you have CrashPlan installed, please contact the Technology Helpline (507-933-6111 or

Off Campus Event of Interest

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,

Housing opportunity...Both long and short-term -- for new and visiting faculty, staff, and administrators (including commuters who wish to stay just a few nights a week). I own and live in a beautifully restored Victorian house on Minnesota Square Park, centrally located, perfect for someone who wants to walk to campus (just a few blocks up the hill), downtown, etc. Renter has own private room, shared bath, and use of kitchen and laundry in the house. Non-smoking, no pets. For more information, please email

"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"
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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