Inside Gustavus 

May 4, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 32

President Cabinet Summary

April 25 Cabinet Summary

1) Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Steve Kjellgren, Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation Jim Dontje, and Professor Chuck Niederriter were present to propose establishing a President’s Council on Sustainability. Members reviewed a draft charter for the Council. Steve, Jim, and Chuck will revise the charter based on comments made by the Cabinet, and Provost Kelly and/or Vice President Rooney will bring back an updated version of the Council charter for the Cabinet’s review/approval.

2) Discussion was held regarding the activities surrounding the April Board meeting.

3) Members reviewed a revised draft employee satisfaction survey. Following comments/suggestions, Provost Kelly, Vice President VanHecke, Associate Vice President for Human Resources Julie Kline, and Director of Institutional Research David Menk will meet this week to draft the final instrument for review/approval by President Bergman. The survey will be sent to all employees in early May.

4) Members approved the hiring of an athletics replacement position (Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach).

5) Members approved moving from hiring a graduate assistant to hiring a full-time employee for an Athletic Trainer position. 

6) Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement Auxiliary Services position (Auxiliary Services Accounts Coordinator).

7) Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement Finance Office position (Accounts Payable Coordinator).

8) Members approved the hiring of a full-time Marketing and Communication position (Director of Communication Services and Fine Arts Programs).

9) Members approved the grant-funded position of a post-doctoral researcher.

10) Members approved the revised Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policy.

11) Discussion was held regarding the planning and next steps concerning the FY 2018 budget.

May 2 Cabinet Summary

1) All-employee meetings for FY 2018 will be held on August 30 at 3 p.m., February 15 at 3:30 p.m., and May 24 at 2:30 p.m.

2) Discussion was held regarding Gustavus’s invitation to participate on the Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee (EXPO 2023). Vice President Kennedy and Vice President Young will request more information from Committee Chair Mark Ritchie concerning the benefits/exposure for the College.

3) Members reviewed information regarding a proposed employee referral program/policy. Vice President Rooney will share the policy with the College’s attorneys for their review/comment.

4) Vice President Rooney reviewed documents in preparation for the telephone call with Moody’s on Thursday. 

5) Members approved the hiring of a full-time Dining Services replacement position (Marketplace Supervisor).

6) Members approved the hiring of a full-time Student Life replacement position (Career Development Specialist).

7) Members approved the hiring of a full-time Student Life position (Mentoring/Cluster Specialist).

8) Discussion was held regarding the planning and next steps concerning the FY 2018 budget

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

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.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry...This campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in the banquet rooms of the Jackson Campus Center.

Honors Day...Gustavus will celebrate Honors Day on Saturday, May 6. The Honors Day Convocation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. This link will direct you to the full schedule for Honors Day 2017.

Home Athletic Events

  • Men’s Tennis hosts Bethel at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 (MIAC Semifinal)

  • Women’s Tennis hosts St. Thomas at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 5 (MIAC Semifinal)

  • Baseball hosts St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6

  • Men’s Tennis hosts MIAC Championship at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6 (if victorious Thursday)

Fine Arts Events 

The Hillstrom Museum of Art 

May 6 – 28, 2017

Opening Reception, Honors Day, May 6, 4-6 p.m. 

Studio Art Majors Exhibition - Vanishing Point: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2017

Other museum hours will include 10-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. 


Friday, May 5 - 7:30 p.m. Adolphus Jazz Ensemble & Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, Adam Meckler, jazz trumpet, guest artist

Saturday, May 6 - 1:30 p.m. Senior Honors Recital

Saturday, May 6 - 3:30 p.m. Choral Music Showcase, Christ Chapel

Saturday, May 6 - 7:30 p.m. Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, Justin Knoepfel, conductor

Sunday, May 7 - 1:30 p.m. Grace Kerber, soprano, student recital, room 103

Sunday, May 7 - 3:30 p.m. Michael McKenzie, french horn, student recital 


May 6 , 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m. and May 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.  - King Lear, featuring Rob Gardner, guest performer
Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590.

In the Media

The Mankato Free Press previewed this weekend's Books in Bloom fundraiser in the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library.

Garrison Keillor's performance in Christ Chapel was covered by the Mankato Free Press.

A St. Peter Herald editorial reflected on several local events last week, including the dedication of the College's Multifaith Center.

The Rochester Post-Bulletin covered junior Katie Aney's research projects and academic success in a Sunday profile.

Assistant baseball coach Dean Bowyer was interviewed on WCCO Radio about his coaching career.

The Mankato Free Press featured the production of King Lear, which opens in Anderson Theatre this weekend.

KEYC television covered yesterday's MAYDAY! Peace Conference.

Technology Tip

How do I recover files from my CrashPlan account?

Most users at Gustavus have CrashPlan as their backup utility. This software runs on their Gustavus-owned computer. This backup software helps users access their computer’s data in event of a stolen laptop, ransomware, damage, or simply if you forgot your laptop at home/work. This data can be accessed by visiting or via the CrashPlan app on the computer. For more information, please visit:

If you need help restoring files from your CrashPlan backup, please contact the Technology Helpline (507-933-6111 or

Off Campus Event of Interest

Senior Summer Safety at the Saint Peter Community Center...Officers Travis Sandland and Dave Arpin will present a short program on scam prevention, general safety, and being vigilant over the long summer months. Don’t forget that school-age children will have a whole extra month off this summer! Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, May 17 from 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m., Saint Peter Community Center Room 219. Free.

LIFE: Learning is ForEver Presents ‘The Irish Famine and its Effect on Irish and American history, 1845-1945’ at the Saint Peter Community Center...For seven years, from 1845-1852, Ireland experienced a devastating famine that killed approximately one million people and forced another million to leave the country in the hopes of survival. The majority of those who left came to America. This program examines the period 1845-1945 and explores how “The Great Hunger” changed the course of history, not only of Ireland but of the United States as well.  Tue., May 9, 9–11 a.m., Saint Peter Community Center, Rm. 219, Register in person, by phone 934–3048 or online at, $5

Swedish Kontur Showcase...The Swedish Kontur is hosting a showcase of Finnish designer Oiva Toikka's art glass birds on Friday, May 12. In addition to learning about Toikka's masterpieces, shoppers can enjoy delicious Swedish beverages and treats. Toikka's Ruddy Duck, a limited collection of 300, will also be available. Each Ruddy Duck is signed and numbered. Enjoy this wonderful event with us.


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

For Rent…Summer Sublease June 1 - Aug. 15, 2017, $640/month but we will negotiate it.  Ashland Apartment, 443 Ashland Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102, quiet one bed room Apt.  Perfect for one person, studio type apt.  Walking distance to very nice restaurants. Furnished, AC, you pay only electricity.   No smoking, no pets please.   We prefer to rent to the person who commits to the entire summer.  Contact Yumiko Oshima-Ryan

For Sale...I'm moving back to China after May and have three pieces of furniture to sell.  The ad for desk is here.  The original price was $340+ and now it's valued at least $160. If you are determined to buy it and pay $30 in advance, I can lower the price to $120, and the lamp & clock are free. The ad for dresser is here.  Originally it was $70 and now I only ask for $30. *Both of them are available after 5/24 and please pick them before 5/26.* (The dresser can go a little earlier.)  I also have a mattress Queen size which only ask for $30. It's in good condition. If you are interested and have questions please contact me 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 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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