Inside Gustavus 

September 28, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 5

News and Announcements  

Parking and Traffic Reminder for The Nobel Conference...The 53rd Annual Nobel Conference will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4. Everyone should allow extra time for arriving on campus and parking during the Conference. One-way traffic on ring road will start at 7 a.m. on both days of the Conference and everyone will be asked to obey traffic directions given at entrances and intersections by College personnel. 

The Lund parking lot and one marked row of the Stadium/Beck lot will close at 11 p.m. on Monday, October 2 and will remain closed through Wednesday, October 4 due to the Conference. The Norelius visitor lot will be closed both days of the Conference for valet parking.

With the exception of the Lund lot and the closed row in the Stadium/Beck lot, all other red and green parking lots will be considered "open parking" during the Conference. Vehicles may be parked in any red or green parking space without regard to permit color. Visitor parking is closed to students and employees and will be enforced. Specially marked parking spaces (handicap, 30-minute, maintenance, residential life, etc.) are always enforced.

Please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 507-933-8809 if you have any questions about parking and traffic during the Nobel Conference. Please contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 if you have questions about tickets for the Conference.

United Way Kick Off...The week of September 25 through October 2 will be our Greater Mankato Area United Way Kick Off and fundraising drive. Please watch your mailboxes and email for more information. Contact Ann Johnson with questions.

Book Sale...The Library will be holding a book sale from Mon., Oct. 2 through Sun., Oct. 8. Paperback books – 25 cents; Hardcover – 50 cents (with the weekend bringing discount prices). Come in with quarters and leave with books!

Grants Office Name Change…The Office of Government Grants and Sponsored Programs is now the office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP). This name change reflects the broader mission of the office to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activities (RSC), and aligns with standard naming conventions in the research development and research administration fields.

Student Office Hours…an opportunity for current students to meet with the Provost. Stop by to share feedback, ask questions or enjoy a conversation with Provost Brenda Kelly. All meetings will take place in the Provost’s Office on the main floor of the Carlson Administration Building.

The following dates and times are available as walk-in meetings on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary! Meetings can be with individual students or with groups of up to three students. To accommodate as many students as possible, each student or group will have about a 15-minute visit.•

  • Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 15, 2017 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Mon., Dec 11, 2017 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Risk Management Minute...Did you know Gustavus has a Skate Policy? Persons wearing in-line skates (roller blades) and roller-skates or using skateboards are encouraged to wear appropriate personal protection equipment (i.e. helmet, wrist guards, elbow and knee pads). All outdoor use of roller blades, roller-skates and skateboards should be in a manner that promotes personal safety, the safety of others and respect for College and personal property. Anyone engaging in these activities during hours of darkness are encouraged to wear light-colored clothing and reflective materials . For reasons of personal safety, the use of in-line skates (roller blades), roller-skates, and skateboards inside any building on campus is prohibited:

Tuition Benefits Explained...Kirk Carlson and Richard Aune will provide information about admission, tuition benefit, and tuition exchange options, Thurs., Oct. 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Dive. There will be a short presentation with time for questions after. Feel free to bring your lunch. All employees with current high school juniors or seniors are encouraged to attend. Contact Kirk Carlson at x6362 if you have questions.

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  

ISLO open listening session... Will be held on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 11:30 - 12:30, 49er Room in the Campus Center. Opportunity for the community to discuss the proposed ISLOs (Institutional Student Learning Outcomes). Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend these meetings, to hear the rationale for the draft ISLOs, and to express their opinions.

Nobel Conference - Exclusive Event for Employees...A reception with the conference speakers and employees will happen on Wednesday, October 4 from 5-6 p.m. in the Edwards Atrium, Anderson Hall. A short program at 5:30 p.m. will include a dance piece choreographed just for this event that explores the balance between rapidly advancing technologies and inequities in availability. This new event provide all faculty and staff the opportunity to talk with the speakers.

One Week and Counting...The 53rd annual Nobel Conference will be held on Tues. Oct. 3 and Wed. Oct. 4. Be sure to visit for information and answers to most of your questions. Faculty, staff, and students are reminded to secure their one complimentary ticket by going online to,, everyone must have a ticket to attend the conference. Advance ticket sales end on Friday, anyone who doesn't have a ticket will be asked to go to the Nobel Conference Registration Desk on Tuesday morning to request their ticket. The 53rd Nobel Conference invites participants to consider how continuing innovations in reproductive technology challenge us to think about what it means to be human.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

Support the Golden Gusties at one or more of these home athletic events this weekend.

  • Men’s Tennis hosts ITA Midwest Regional on Friday, Sept. 29-Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Volleyball hosts St. Catherine at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
  • Women’s Soccer hosts UW-Eau Claire at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art

  • September 18-November 5, Contemporary American Painting [1945] and FOCUS IN/ON: Reginald Marsh's Manhattan Towers, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
  • October 3 at 6 p.m., Hillstrom Museum of Art Nobel Conference Reception

Art/Art History

  • September 29-October 25, Cristi Rinklin: Solistalgic at Schaefer Gallery


  • September 29 at 2:30 p.m., Colloquium Series: "Zeitgeist, For The Birds" in Bjorling Recital Hall
  • October 2 at 7:30 p.m., Colloquium Series: "Musical Offering" in Room 308 in the Schaefer Fine Arts Building
  • October 3 at 8 p.m., Colloquium Series: Nobel Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall

In The News

The Star Tribune ran a front-page piece Sunday discussing the results of the College's recent nationwide survey on male contraception in conjunction with the Nobel Conference.

The St. Peter Herald previewed next week's Nobel Conference on reproductive technology.

Technology Tip

Gustavus Technology Services, along with Career Development, Human Resources, and the Provost Office, is excited to introduce Hoonuit to our campus for all our faculty, staff & students! Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning), is an award-winning provider of online technology training and support. Through this partnership, Gustavus is able to provide learning opportunities that make it easy for learners of all ages to embrace technology and develop critical skills for success at school, at work, and in life.

Hoonuit is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Google, and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks, and presented in videos of one or two minutes, so learners can easily and quickly find the training they need on specific topics. Instructors can pull Hoonuit videos directly into their Moodle courses.

24/7 access to training offers flexible, just-in-time learning - just navigate to and log in using your Gustavus username and password!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline ( or 507-933-6111). 

Off Campus Events of Interest

Octoberfest...Festmeister Dean Wahlund, retired Gustavus administrator, welcomes you to the final downtown music festival of the year – the St. Peter Octoberfest Celebration –this weekend September 29 and 30. The festgrounds are located at the corner Grace and Minnesota Avenue. The music will be spot on Friday with the polka music of Kris and The Riverbend Dutchman at 4 p.m. and the Minnesota premier rock band, “IV” Play performing from 8-11 p.m. On Saturday, activities include a KidOctoberfest Parade, a bean bag tournament, Stienhoisting competition, and listening to the fine music stylings of Martin Zellar and the Hardways beginning at 8 p.m. Come join the family-friendly festivities…for a modest weekend price of a $5 button available at the festgrounds entrance.

The man. The myth. The legendary photographer...We invite you to join us as we celebrate Anders Bjorling and his exquisite photography collection! Enjoy complimentary wine, saft, and treats while exploring the life of the Tanzanian savannahs, the beauty of the Nordic horizons, and the sentiments of Minnesotan waters. Also, feel free to take a few minutes to get to know the Swede between glasses and glances. The opening reception will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 28 and will conclude at 7:00 p.m. at the Swedish Kontur. We hope you can celebrate with us! Anders' photography will be on display throughout the holiday season.

Star Studio Symphony... On October 7 at 2 p.m., Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (piano), Gustavus dancers and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra perform in "Star Studio Symphony" at Sundin Hall, Hamline University (all ticket proceeds go to Children's Minnesota) Tickets can be purchased online.


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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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