Inside Gustavus 

May 18, 2017 | Volume 49, Number 34

News and Announcements

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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

Gustie Virtual Book Club...Join the over 375 Gustavus alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students who have already joined the Gustie Virtual Book Club! Initial registration closes on May 14. Once you register your email, you'll receive notification of the first title and instructions for next steps.  Participation is COMPLETELY FREE for Gustie students, staff, alumni and friends!  Visit to learn more and join today!

Title IX Website...Title IX and the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Task Force have worked diligently this spring semester to create a brand new Title IX website for sexual misconduct prevention and resources. Please take time to explore the new addition to the Gustavus website at

Commencement Ushers...Any students or staff who are willing to serve as commencement ushers this year should contact Lorie Siebels in the Office of Marketing and Communication at 933-7520. Plan to arrive by 11:45 a.m. and stay through the start of the ceremony at 2 p.m. 

Library Hours for Finals...Thursday, May 18 & Friday, May 19: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, May 20: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, May 21: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Monday, May 22: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Tuesday, May 23-Friday, May 26: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 

Summer Post Office Window Hours...The College Post Office window will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 to August 11.

Summer Parking Enforcement...Permit parking enforcement continues through Commencement. Please park according to permit color and note that parking is enforced during finals and senior week.

Summer parking begins May 30. Vehicles on campus may park in any red or green permit space after Commencement through August 28, when we ask all employees and returning students to park according to permit color. Visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times and is always enforced 24/7/365. Specially marked parking spaces (handicap, special permit, etc) are also always enforced.

Student (red) permit registration for 2017-2018 parking passes will be available online beginning June 19.

Until Next Time...This week's Inside Gustavus is the final edition of the 2016-17 academic year. The weekly online publication will resume on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, for the 2017-18 year. To announce events and information to the College community during the summer months, the Office of Marketing and Communication will publish the Summer Scoop online on a monthly basis (tentatively June 22, July 20, and August 17). If you have anything that you would like included in the Summer Scoop, please submit it online. Any events should also be submitted to the College Calendar.

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

Commencement...The College's 2017 commencement exercises will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28 on Hollingsworth Field. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside Lund Center. Any announcement about moving the ceremony indoors will be made on the College's website and its social media channels. Senior Lilly Benge Briggs will deliver this year's commencement address. Earlier in the morning, the College will host a pair of baccalaureate services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. Complimentary tickets for the baccalaureate services can be reserved online at A commencement buffet will be held in the Evelyn Young Dining Room from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $16 each and $7 for children under six years of age. Buffet tickets can also be purchased online at

Gustavus Employee Picnic 2017...The Gustavus Employee Picnic will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. There will be a full picnic menu and entertainment by Jared Sherlock, illusionist and comic magician.

Purposeful Advising and Supervising Workshop...Have you ever wanted to have more meaningful interactions with the students you advise or supervise? This workshop on Thursday, June 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Interpretive Center, brings together academic advisers and student employee supervisors to explore how we can help students more effectively align their talents with their values and goals. We will also introduce strategies for navigating student advising and supervising challenges. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Workshop facilitators: Pamela Conners, Julie Bartley, and Kelly Karstad. To sign up, please send an email to Cathy Blaukat by May 19.

WordPlay...On June 23 and 24, a literary gathering of readers and writers will gather in the Jackson Campus Center Banquet Rooms. Organized by Gusties Julie Johnson, Jane Leitzman, and Dave Solheim, co-sponsored by the English Department, donations above costs will go to the English Department. Contact Julie Johnson if you have any questions. 

  • Friday at 7: Phil Bryant from our English Dept. and Carolyn Marie Wilkins reading/jazz piano "Stompin' at the Grand Terrace and Other Chicago Hot Spots".
  • Saturday at 10: Dave Solheim, poet and former English professor, will read from his "A Week on the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers: Thoreau's 1861 Minnesota Journey Revisited" - a travelogue that includes Thoreau's notebook entries.
  • Saturday at 11: Athena Kildegaard, poet and English professor at UM-Morris will read from her favorite poets including John Rezmerski, Phebe Hanson and others - "Poetry Lessons from the Aunts and Uncles".
  • Saturday 1-4:30: Open Mic - Attendees are welcome to read samples of their own work, favorite work by other writers, talk about a favorite book or writer, or tell a story. (10 minute limit)
  • Saturday at 4:30: Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota Poet Laureate and Gustavus English Professor, will read from her most recent book, "The Green House" - poems from Ireland.
Fine Arts Events 

The Hillstrom Museum of Art 

May 6 – 28, 2017

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

Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday 

In the Media

Communication studies students in professor Pam Conners' course collaborated with Saint Peter Public Schools to explore the future of public education, the St. Peter Herald reported.

KEYC Television interviewed Gustavus Technology Services' Paul Hanson about ransomware and cyber security in a segment on Monday, May 15.

The Mankato Free Press photographed yesterday's Kappa Sigma Chi Car Smash fundraiser.

Technology Tip

What is ransomware? Am I protected against it?

Gustavus Technology Services (GTS) would like to remind everyone of the importance of being vigilant when downloading files from the internet and accessing attachments in email. Taking a moment to ask yourself if this file/email/website looks legitimate is often all it takes to prevent unwanted software and viruses. An example of a fake email is from FedEx asking you to download an attachment to open an invoice, which most likely contains a form of ransomware. Another common method of infection is to download and install an infected or fake version of Adobe Flash Player.

Ransomware is software that encrypts the entire contents of your hard drive and any external hard drives that are connected to your computer. This encryption makes your files on the hard drive inaccessible. The person behind the ransomware says they will decrypt your files for a ransom. Paying the ransom is not recommended. If you feel like you have been a victim of ransomware on your Gustavus-owned computer, please contact GTS as soon as possible. We will be able to restore your files from your CrashPlan backup. For more information on ransomware, please see:

Another avenue for ransomware is through a security vulnerability. Running security/Windows/macOS updates weekly or as soon as your computer requires them is strongly encouraged. For more information on how to update your Gustavus-owned Macintosh computer for both Flash Player and macOS security updates, please see:

For more information on how to update your Gustavus-owned Windows computer for both Flash Player and Windows security updates, please see:  Paul Hanson, a member of GTS, was recently interviewed by KEYC News 12 regarding ransomware. To watch the interview, please see the link

GTS strongly recommends all employees install Code42 CrashPlan to ensure their files are backed up. To learn more about CrashPlan, or to install it, please visit the link.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding Ransomware, please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 or

Off Campus Event of Interest

Check out ther summer reading program at the St. Peter Library May 19 – July 29...This summer, we will build a better world through books, activities, art and more. Every child; preschooler, school age, Tween or Teen is sure to enjoy this summer’s program.  

  • Free Family Events:  See the calendar of events posted on the library website, or at the library. There is something for everyone.
  • Storytimes: Guest storytime readers will be at the library most Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Check out Evening Storytimes with Annie on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
  • Reading Logs, Brag Tags, and Read Beads: Pick up a Brag Tag and Necklace or Key Chain and a reading log.  Read for 10 days, receive 10 read beads for your necklace or key chain! Keep reading all summer long to build your unique keepsake.
  • Teen Program: Those going into grades 6 and up will receive scratch-off tickets when they check out books.  One in four tickets is a winner. Big Winners in each category and non-winning tickets go into a drawing for a Fire Tablet.

Lego Day • Lower Sioux Agency Pottery • Moo! Storywalk • MN Center for Book Arts:  Pop-up Books • Climb Theatre • Folding Block Workshop • David Landau, Musician • Reading Marathon •Ten Pigs Storywalk • LumpWorld STEM Challenge •Battle of the Books •Family Box Building Event Draw a Better World Drawing Class

The St. Peter Library is found at 601 S. Washington St., St. Peter. 507/382-2796


Looking for treasures? Cleaning out your house or res hall room? Love supporting a great cause?...A Garage Sale Fundraiser for Royal Family Kids Camp will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 in Lund Center (Blue Forum). Please consider donating items, coming to shop, or volunteering your time!

TO DONATE: Donations of items will be accepted all day Thursday, May 18 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Lund forum (no electronics, TV's, refrigerators, microwaves, large furniture). Items should be clean and in good condition.

TO SHOP: The sale will be open from 12-6 p.m. on Friday, May 19 and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

TO VOLUNTEER: Please contact Lindsey Owens. We have many shifts available!

Royal Family Kids Camp serves local youth who are connected to the social services system. We provide a week-long all-expenses paid summer camp experience where these vulnerable kids are celebrated and treated "royally."

Moving Sale...I am moving away and would like to give away stuff and furnitures for free (books, chairs, Ikea small bookcases, drawers, kitchen things, etc) and some stuff for almost free (an Expedit Ikea workstation and a kitchen table/chairs) from my St Peter apartment. Please email me at

Looking for a housing? Roommate wanted...Beautifully maintained Victorian home in Saint Peter with upper 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment available August just in time for the Fall Semester. Looking for a female roommate to share with current female tenant. Current tenant works M-F and is gone most weekends. $300.00 per month includes heat/water. Call David and Annette Collins at 952-261-5095 for details and interview process.

"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.


Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. For more information, contact Lorie Siebels ( or x7520).

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