Inside Gustavus 

October 5, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 6

News and Announcements  

Thank you...The 2017 Nobel Conference Committee thanks the entire community for going above and beyond in welcoming visitors to campus, engaging with the speakers and guests, and making the event a success. The Nobel Conference would not be possible without the support of students, faculty, and staff from across campus who contribute their talents in a variety of ways.

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.

Donation request...Gustavus employees who would like to donate paid time off/vacation hours to a fellow employee who is on an approved FMLA leave, and will run out of paid time off (PTO) prior to the end of the leave, should stop by the Office of Human Resources and complete a request for hours transfer form.

Employee Award Nominations...Nominations for the Augusta Carlson Schultz (outstanding support staff employee) and the Eric Norelius (outstanding administrative employee) awards should be turned in to the Office of Human Resources by Wednesday, October 11. Any member of the Gustavus community may nominate a support staff employee and/or an administrative staff employee. You may download the nomination forms here. 

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.

TIAA Financial Consultant...Gustavus TIAA financial consultant Juan Guerrero will be at Gustavus October 10, 11, 12 and November 7, 8, 9 to meet with you and help with your 403(b)/retirement questions. Please note: Meetings with our TIAA financial consultant are in high demand. If you have already met with Juan this year, please refrain from signing up for another meeting this fall.Reserve your time today for these limited sessions. Register for a session at or call 800-732-8353.

Electronic Applicant Tracking System...Human Resources and Gustavus Technology Services are excited to announce the launch of an electronic applicant tracking system. Since October 1, prospective employees have been able to submit their application for employment and supporting documents via our website, rather than through email or using paper applications. The result is a more professional candidate experience, along with the ability for Human Resources to track Affirmative Action information, determine which recruiting resources yield the most/best candidates, and streamline the information for our hiring managers. This technology would typically be a significant investment in purchasing an external technology system, but thanks to a partnership between GTS and HR, we were able to build it internally. If you are a hiring leader looking to post a job, please reach out to Taylor Ziemke, who will personally walk you through the process.

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  

Book Sale...The library is holding a book sale through Sunday, Oct. 8 with Paperback books - 25 cents; Hardcover - 50 cents. Weekend Discount - Fill-your-bag for $2.00. Please see Information Desk for paper or plastic bag. Come in with quarters and leave with books.

Family Weekend...Students' families will be on campus Friday through Sunday for the annual family weekend! For a full schedule of events, please see the family weekend schedule online

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s soccer hosts Bethel at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7
  • Women’s soccer hosts Bethel at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7
  • Volleyball hosts St. Thomas at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11

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

Art/Art History

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

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 4-6 p.m., Cristi Rinklin Lecture and Opening Reception, Cristi Rinklin presents paintings and works on paper from a six-year study on the vulnerability of our environment and uncertain future at Schaefer Gallery

In The News

The Mankato Free Press previewed the Nobel Conference and discussed the College's survey on male contraception last week.

The St. Peter Herald also previewed the Nobel Conference last week.

Professors Yurie Hong and Lisa Heldke were interviewed by the Public News Service about the Nobel Conference for a radio spot that ran across multiple networks in the region.

English professor Matt Rasmussen's participation in a tour of Minnesota Book Award winners was covered by the Voice of Alexandria.

KEYC television covered the Nobel Conference this Tuesday. Professor Yurie Hong and speaker Ruha Benjamin were interviewed.

Dan Zimmerli of GTS was interviewed for a Minnesota Valley Business magazine piece about his work in community-supported agriculture. See pages 20-21.

The Mankato Free Press recapped the first day of the Nobel Conference with a front-page story on Wednesday, October 4.

Professor Yurie Hong was interviewed by WCCO Radio's Roshini Rajkumar during a segment on the Nobel Conference on Sunday, October 1. Scroll to 18:15 to hear Hong's interview.

A St. Peter Herald piece discussed the voting rights of Gustavus students.

History professor Maddalena Marinari was interviewed on Public Radio International about the history of immigration bans in the United States.

The Mankato Free Press announced Gustavus as one of three recipients of this year's Otto Bremer Trust awards.


Dr. F. Andrew Gilbert Jr., father of Heidi Johanna Miller (Music), passed away on September 28, 2017. A full obituary can be read online.

Dr. Arne N. Langsjoen, retired professor and former head of the Chemistry Department at Gustavus Adolphus College, passed away on September 28, 2017. He received the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Innovative Teaching in 1977, and the College Chemistry Teacher Award from the American Chemical Society in 1985, the year he retired. A full obituary can be read online.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campuswide e-mail list, and published in Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop.

Off Campus Events of Interest

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.


The Rusty Bike Sale...October 6-7, Furniture & Finds ... Vintage, Repurposed, Like New. Located at 50803 421st Ave., North Mankato, Minnesota, MN 56003. For more information, contact

"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"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "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.
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 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"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.
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.
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

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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