Inside Gustavus 

October 19, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 8

President Cabinet Summary

October 17 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alisa Rosenthal reviewed the goals of the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PCDEI) and discussed the process of merging the PCDEI Blueprint for Progress into Gustavus Acts 1.1 and 1.3 strategies.

2. Discussion was held regarding Gustavus Acts, including priorities, funding, and the implementation process.

3. Members approved the revised Employee Compensation Committee

4. Discussion was held regarding Gustavus systems and their information security status. Vice President Rooney reminded the group that GTS strongly recommends that all employees enable two-factor authentication on their devices to provide enhanced security on their accounts (contact: Jessie Twaddle, Lead Information Security Specialist in GTS).

News and Announcements  

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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.

Postage Stamps...A variety of holiday and winter stamps will be available at the college post office beginning November 1, 2017. You can purchase them at the window or order online and charge your personal account.

Library Hours for Fall Break...Friday, Oct. 20: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 22: Noon-6 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 23: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 24: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Telecommunication Updates...The following are additions/changes for the “Personnel and Department Phone Directory Spring 2017”:

  • Simon Williams, Diversity and Career Center Intern, Phone: x7449, Email: swillia6, New
  • Heather Kaasa, Counseling, Phone: x7154, Email: hkaasa, Delete
  • Benjamin Miller, Advancement, Phone: x6519, Email: bmille11,New
  • Rebecca Baker, Nursing adjunct, Phone: x7317, Email: rbaker4, New
  • Larry Teat, Facilities, Phone: x7655, Email: lteat, New
  • Christopher VanderHyde, Asst. Men’s Basketball, Phone: x7037,Email: cvanderh, New
  • Marissa Haeny, Advancement, Phone: x6520, Email: mhaeny, New
  • Thomas Miller, Dining Service, Phone: 7070, New
  • Dawn Veldman, Counseling, Phone: 7027, Email: dveldman, New

For further information or corrections, contact Telecommunications at x6261 or e-mail:

Lund Center - Main Entrance Canopy Repairs...Beginning Monday, October 23, roofing contractors will be working on the repair and selective replacement of the metal canopy over the main entrance into the lower level of Lund Center. Please use the Southeast door as the main entrance during the implementation of this project. We hope to have this completed by mid-week, but depending on the weather it might take the entire week.

New Service-Learning and Travel Opportunities for Employees...The offices of Community-Based Service and Learning (CBSL) and Human Resources are offering Gustavus faculty and staff the opportunity to be Trip Advisers for upcoming Habitat for Humanity volunteer trips during spring break (April 1-April 8). This is an exceptional way for employees to grow in community service learning and professional development. Trip Adviser guidelines are posted on the CBSL website. There is no cost to participate and all employees are eligible (see guideline for approvals needed). Applications are online here (and on the CBSL website) and must be submitted by November 10, 2017. CBSL staff and campus Habitat for Humanity board representatives will review applications and select the individuals who meet the selection criteria. Please contact Amy Pehrson ( or x6011) with questions or more information about this program.

Gustie Recognition Postcards...Have you recently noticed that someone in the Gustavus community is doing great things? Maybe someone went out of their way to help you with a project and you want to thank them. The Office of Marketing and Communication has several different postcards designed to send to people within the community to express your thanks and appreciation for their work. To request quantities of the postcards, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at 933-7520 or

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

Fall Break...No classes will be held from October 21-24.

International Festival...On Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m., the International Cultures Club will sponsor its International Festival in Alumni Hall. The festival is an annual event featuring music, dancing, cultural displays, world cuisines, and a fashion show. All are welcome. Admission is free.
Founders Day...Please join President Bergman at Daily Sabbath on October 31, she will be presenting awards to recipients of the 2017 employee awards. The community is welcome to attend the reception in Alumni Hall following the service.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women’s soccer hosts St. Catherine at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Volleyball hosts Augsburg at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art

  • Through November 5, Contemporary American Painting [1945] and FOCUS IN/ON: Reginald Marsh's Manhattan Towers, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

Art/Art History

  • Through October 25, Cristi Rinklin: Solastalgia at Schaefer Gallery.


  • October 25 at 7:30 p.m., Trancontinental Piano Duo presents "Concert Favorites" in Bjorling Recital Hall.

Events Congregational Outreach

Exploring Religious Questions Series... "Lutheran Reformers (1517-2017): Then and Now, Here and Abroad". This four-week course continues on Monday, Oct. 23 (7-9 p.m., Olin 103). The third session in this series will be a lecture by Dr. Darrell Jodock (Professor Emeritus at Gustavus Adolphus College) on "North and South America: Educators, Environmentalists, and Liberation Theologians". Sponsored by the Gustavus Adolphus College Office of Church Relations; and the Bernhardson Chair.

In The News

The St. Peter Herald quoted religion professor Marcia Bunge in its coverage of the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Several other outlets also ran quotes from Bunge in related stories.

Off Campus Events of Interest

  • All hunting widows and women looking to get away from it all, join us for a day away retreat. Bring your quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, painting or any other project you want to work on and let us pamper you with a wonderful breakfast, lunch and late afternoon high tea. If you don't have a project, join us with a puzzle, a book, or just come and socialize the day away with your friends. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 11 at First Lutheran Church in Le Sueur. To pre-register and for more information, click here. Sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter EA. All proceeds go to projects supporting women's education.


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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