Inside Gustavus 

November 9, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 11

President Cabinet Summary

November 7 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. At the recommendation of the President’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bias Response Team, and Campus Security, members approved placing additional cameras along Circle Drive.

2. President Bergman reminded members of the Gustavus Acts prioritization feedback sessions on Thursday, November 9–8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.–in Alumni Hall.

3. Members approved providing insulation cover to the footprint area of the future Nobel South expansion in the next several days. Vice President Kennedy and Provost Kelly will work together regarding a communication to the community. Vice President Kennedy will also consider signage for the area.

4. Members agreed that it is appropriate to use college resources for college-sponsored events, e.g., Homecoming, Alumni Reunion Weekend, at off-campus properties.

5. Provost Kelly shared a copy of the proposal of interest form for graduate, non-traditional undergraduate, and/or certificate programs. She will be sharing this document with the Faculty Senate at its Friday meeting.

6. Conversation was held regarding hiring additional Campus Safety officers and/or plain clothes police officers to assist with the College’s signature events.

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

Benefit Eligible Employees.... Reminder: Friday is the last day to go online to WebAdvisor and enroll for your 2018 benefits, there will be no exceptions to this deadline.
Please note you MUST go online and make the following selections:
• Medical Insurance (due to plan adjustments)
• Medical Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Health Savings Account Contributions
If you do not wish to make changes any other categories, no action is necessary. You may access the 2018 Benefit Guide online along with other helpful resources for enrollment.
Please contact Nicole Goebel (x6310) if you have any questions.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Ushers and Tickets On Sale...Tickets are going fast for Christmas in Christ Chapel happening December 1, 2, and 3. All employees receive one free ticket. The theme this year is Life Abundant: A Celebration of Christmas during the 500th year of the Reformation. Ushers are also requested for each service. All ushers may stay for the service at no cost (a great way for family members to attend for free). Employees should request their free ticket and order additional tickets for the service and the amazing smorgasbord buffet online.

WE BELIEVE Giving Campaign...The 2017 WE BELIEVE Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign is happening from November 2-22. Co-chaired by Michele Koomen (Lind Professor of Education) and Steve Kjellgren '86 (Associate Vice President-Auxiliary Services), our goal is to encourage all employees to support the College. It is all of us for all of Gustavus. Last year, our campus community rallied and generously raised enough funds to sponsor the first year of three WE BELIEVE Heritage Scholarships. Let's rally together again to fund the second year of our scholarships.
Our WE BELIEVE scholarships were generously matched dollar-for-dollar by a member of our Board of Trustees. The Heritage Scholarship Program at Gustavus forms a fundamental core of our new financial aid funding process for students who are academically well prepared, but for whom a Gustavus education would otherwise be financially out of reach. With the match, each award is $6,000 for a student. Let's do it again this year.

Fall Play Tickets Available...Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre and Dance production of Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Amy Seham. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on November 16-18 and at 2 p.m. November 19. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to showtime at the Anderson Theatre box office. 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.

GusMail...With over 4,500 successful migrations to GusMail (G Suite for Education Email) and over 2,500 current students and employees using GusMail, Gustavus Technology Services is pleased to see the number of GusMail users continue to expand.
GusMail offers several advantages including but not limited to:

  • Unlimited email storage space
  • Integration with Gustavus Google Drive, Calendar and other GSuite apps
  • Quick and accurate email search
  • Powerful email management with GusMail filters
  • DUO Two-factor authentication

Technology Services (507-933-6111) encourages all users to migrate their Gustavus email to GusMail. Learn more about migrating to GusMail by visiting the online page. If you have any questions about migration, please contact the Technology Helpline or read the GusMail FAQ.

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

Gustavus Thrift Shop...The Gustavus thrift shop is having their first pop-up thrift shop from 4-7 p.m. on November 16-17 and from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. on November 18 in the Dive. Donate, swap or buy unwanted items to help our campus reduce the amount of waste we create each year. Any unbroken items are accepted for donation; unperishable food is also accepted and will be donated to the food shelf.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women’s hockey hosts St. Olaf at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

  • Men’s hockey hosts UW-Superior at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

  • Football hosts Carleton at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Swimming & Diving hosts St. Olaf at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Men’s hockey hosts UW-Stout at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

Fine Arts Events


  • At 1:30 p.m. on November 11 in Bjorling Recital Hall, the Gustavus Wind Symphony, Gustavus Chamber Winds, and Gustavus Wind Orchestra will present their Fall Concert.

In The News

The St. Peter Herald previewed the theatre department's upcoming production of Our Country's Good.

A Gustavus group led by Michele Rusinko (theatre and dance) will be involved in a live storytelling event at the Arts Center of St. Peter, the Mankato Free Press announced.
KEYC television covered this week's Bjorling Music Festival for talented high school students. James Patrick Miller and Heidi Johanna Miller (music) were interviewed along with sophomore Erin Oberle.


Helen Pettis, mother of Marilyn Marsh (Dining Service) and grandmother of Adam Marssh (Dining Service) and Stephanie Marsh (Dining Service), passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. 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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants 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 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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