Inside Gustavus 

November 16, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 12

President Cabinet Summary

November 14 Cabinet Meeting Summary

  1. President Bergman announced that the College has engaged the search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to assist us in the search for our next Provost and Dean of the College. Ms. Julie Tea, Partner at Storbeck, will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, November 20-21, to meet with a number of constituencies to gather broad input about future needs and priorities of the College.

  2. Members approved the hiring of an academic affairs replacement position (Administrative Assistant, Psychological Science, Sociology/Anthropology and History).

  3.  Vice President Rooney, Provost Kelly, and Vice President VanHecke gave a status report on the work being done to develop new/revised all-college policies/statements (sexual harassment, harassment, nondiscrimination, anti-bullying).

  4. Members confirmed the importance of Gustie Gear-Up and the hope that incoming students and their parents will have a high-quality experience while they are on campus. Provost Kelly will gather the appropriate colleagues to discuss planning for the event, including space, dress code, etc.

  5. Members accepted the resolution received by the Student Investment Club to name the Club in honor of E. Terry Skone (E. Terry Skone Investment Club). Mr. Skone contributed funds to begin the Student Investment Club in 1997.

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 last opportunity for this semester for walk-in meetings on a first-come, first-served basis is from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on Monday, December 11. 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.

Search for the Next Provost…Next week, a search consultant from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates will be hosting sessions to begin the process of the search for the College’s next Provost and Dean of the College. The Provost and Dean of the College serves as the chief academic officer. The search process will be important to all of us, and it will be crucial to support the search committee in its work. Professors David Obermiller and Marie Walker were appointed to serve as co-chairs of the Committee and will be sharing periodic updates on the committee’s progress.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Ushers Needed 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 one performance. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students.

Newman Civic Fellowship...Students are invited to apply for the Newman Civic Fellowship. As Campus Compact member, President Bergman can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow, who will then represent Gustavus Adolphus College in a national group of public problem solvers. The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. Fellows are students from across the nation who: engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change; take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization; and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. The Fellowship is a one-year experience, during which time students have access to learning opportunities, networking, and mentoring. Fellows are invited to attend a national gathering, as well as state and regional gatherings. If they choose to attend one of these gatherings, the Fellow may apply for a CBSL Mini-Grant to help cover travel costs. To learn more about the fellowship program components visit the CampusCompact webpage.

Gymnastics Open Gym...The Gustavus Gymnastics team is offering a youth open gym to all children of Gustavus employees. It is happening Friday, December 1 from 5-9 p.m. Ages for children range from pre-school (we ask that children be potty-trained) to 10 years old. This is the perfect opportunity for them to explore gymnastics and give parents a chance to get a date night in or some holiday shopping done. Cost is $10 for one child or $20 for two or more children. The open gym will be staffed by the entire gymnastics team and coaching staff. We hope to see all your kids there.

Thanksgiving Recess Hours

  • Library Hours...Tuesday, November 21: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Wednesday, November 22: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Thursday, November 23-Saturday, November 25: Closed. Sunday, November 26: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

  • Building Hours...All academic buildings will be locked at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will remain locked through Saturday, November 25. Students requiring access to academic buildings during this period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Normal building hours will resume Sunday, November 26. The Campus Center, Lund Center, and Library will have their own hours posted, please check with them directly.

  • Print and Mail Services Hours...The College Post Office will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The Mailroom and Print Services will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Regular Parking Enforcement...Regular parking will continue to be enforced Tuesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 26. Please park according to permit color and always assume that parking and traffic regulations are enforced, even if classes are not in session.
    Green permit parking lots are always no parking 2 a.m.-7 a.m., 7 days a week. Green permit holders needing to park overnight must park in the designated overnight employee parking spots in the motor pool lot. Note that both rows of red permit parking in the stadium (Beck) parking lot are also always no parking 2 a.m.-7 a.m., 7 days a week and will be enforced over break.
    Parking in campus fire lanes is prohibited. A 15-minute grace period is allowed when loading and unloading heavy items but you must have your flashers on as an indication of your imminent return, and be parked on the side of the street closest to the residential hall only. The exception to this rule is the Three Flags Circle, where parking is prohibited at all times without exception.
    Visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times. Those arriving after break with a different vehicle must reigster at the Campus Safety office and display a valid parking permit before parking on campus.
    Contact the Campus Safety department with any questions.

Prospective Gusties...The admission office is excited to host over 150 prospective Gusties and their families this Saturday, November 18 for Fall Scholarship Day. Please join us in welcoming this high-achieving group of President's Scholarship finalists and Bjorling Music, Evelyn Young Theatre/Dance, and Art Scholarship candidates. They will be on campus from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and interviews will be held in Beck Hall classrooms and student interaction spaces. Scholarship Day activities will also be held in FAM, FAA, Old Main, and the Campus Center. Please feel free to smile, help with directions, and welcome them to our campus community.

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

  • Andrea Nelsen, Health Services, Phone: x7630, Email: anelsen2, New
  • Stephanie Bauman, Campus Safety, Phone: x8809, Email: sbauman, New
  • Chad Bock, Custodial, Phone: x6116, Email: cbock, Delete
  • Heather Ungerer, Psychological Science, Phone: x7413, Email: hungerer, Delete
  • Joy Reese, Admission, Phone: x7004, Email: jreese2, New Phone Number

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 International Students...On Friday, November 17, Gustavus' international students will lead the Daily Sabbath service at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. Please join us for a procession of the flags, readings, and singing.
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.

  • Men’s hockey hosts Hamline at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
  • Swim and Dive hosts the Grace Goblirsch Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Women’s hockey hosts Hamline at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Good Samaritan of Edina and Trinity Lutheran Church of North Branch from Friday, Nov. 17 to Saturday, Nov. 18. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Fine Arts Events

Hillstrom Museum of Art 
  • November 20 at 7–9 p.m., Opening Reception: Jerome Myers: The Ash Can Artist of the Lower East Side and Stuart Klipper: The World in a Few States
  • November 18 at 7:30 p.m., James DeVoll, faculty flute recital, Bjorling Recital Hall
  • November 19 at 1:30 p.m., Gustavus Jazz Ensemble and Adolphus Jazz Ensemble Fall Showcase, Bjorling Recital Hall
  • November 19 at 4:30 p.m., Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos Fall Showcase, Bjorling Recital Hall
  • November 16-18 at 8 p.m., Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., Our Country's Good, Anderson Theatre, tickets available online.

Techology Tip

Secure Share...Data that contains sensitive information needs to be moved around campus every day. Secure Share is the recommended method for sharing or moving this type of data. Secure Share is a web based data sharing option available to the Gustavus Community. You can send and receive files, invite others to send you files or have a secure drop configured for your department all using a simple to use web interface. Secure Share will also work for users outside the Gustavus Community. For more information on how to use Secure Share, please view the website.

In The News

The St. Peter Herald announced the Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibit that is opening November 20. 

Junior Trina Rinke, who will return to campus this January after a battle with ovarian cancer, was featured on WCCO Television this week.

The Belle Plaine Herald announced Bruce Volek's selection as the winner of the College's Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for outstanding support staff employee.

The St. Peter Herald covered Our Country's Good, which opens tonight in Anderson Theatre.

KEYC Television was on campus Sunday to cover the Delta Phi Omega sorority's breast cancer benefit.


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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