Inside Gustavus 

November 30, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 13

President Cabinet Summary

November 14 Cabinet Meeting Summary

  1. Members discussed the successful Scholarship Days event on Saturday, November 18 and expressed appreciation to all employees who were involved in the planning and implementation of the day’s activities.
  2. Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator Patty Dawson and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Julie Kline were present to discuss the status of a proposed employee conflict/resolution model and new and revised all-College policies, including harassment, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and a nondiscrimination statement. The Cabinet will review proposed policies in early January to prepare for the Board’s review of the same at its January meeting. The hope is to request Board approval of the policies at its April meeting, with implementation in September 2018.
  3. Discussion was held regarding hiring a plainclothes police officer for this year’s Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services. JoNes will ask Director of Campus Safety Carol Brewer to request assistance from the Saint Peter Police Department (or other departments if one is not available from Saint Peter). In addition, JoNes will ask Carol to present recommendations to the Cabinet regarding hiring a police officer to assist with other major campus events throughout the year.

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.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Parking Lot Closure notice...The Lund parking lot will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Employees should make arrangements to move their vehicles prior to 4 p.m. or park in an alternate green permit lot. The lot will remain closed Saturday, December 2 for special event parking for Christmas in Christ Chapel events.
The Norelius visitor parking lot will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Building Bridges will be offering Valet Parking for Christmas in Christ Chapel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday prior to event start times. Visitors may access valet parking at three-flags circle during Christmas in Christ Chapel events or park in any Red or Green permit space between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.
Overnight parking is always enforced, 7 days a week: green permit lots are no parking from 2 a.m.-7 a.m., both rows of red permit parking in the stadium (Beck) lot are marked no parking between 2 a.m.- 7 a.m., and visitor permits are required for guests to park their vehicles after 2 a.m. in visitor parking. Contact Campus Safety with any questions.

Book Mark Holly Days Sale...The Book Mark is hosting its annual Holly Days Sale from November 27-December 21. See the calendar of daily deals online.

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 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.

Need a gift for your pet?...The Gustavus Pound Pals will be selling homemade holiday treats for your cats and dogs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (December 6-8) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. outside the Dining Room. Proceeds will be donated to the Saint Peter Pound in support of the animals.

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

Staff Holiday Parties...Please bring non-perishable food items, turkey/ham certificates, and/or monetary donations for the Saint Peter Food Shelf to your employee Holiday Party. The College will match cash donations up to $500 again this year. This is a way to really make your dollars count. There will be a collection table at the Faculty/Administrators Holiday gathering and at the Staff Holiday Luncheon.

  • Faculty and Administration Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 19, 4 p.m., Alumni Hall
  • Support Staff Holiday Luncheon: Wednesday, December 20, 11 a.m., Alumni Hall

If you are unable to attend your holiday celebration, please feel free to drop off food items or monetary donations to Heidi Wobbrock (Book Mark). Thank you in advance for your donation, and happy holidays.

Christmas in Christ Chapel...Christmas in Christ Chapel services are sold out! There are a few tickets remaining for the holiday buffets, tickets are available online. The buffets will be served beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday or at 1 p.m. on Satuday and Sunday. Treat your family to a wonderul holiday feast. 

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Women’s basketball hosts UW-River Falls at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Men’s hockey hosts Bethel at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
  • Men’s basketball hosts St. Olaf at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
  • Women’s hockey hosts Bethel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
  • Women’s basketball hosts St. Olaf at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2

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
Music
  • December 5 at 10 a.m., Winds of Christmas featuring the Gustavus Wind Symphony and Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Christ Chapel
  • December 6 at 7:30 p.m., Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert with the Gustavus Cello Choir, Bjorling Recital Hall

Techology Tip

You may have heard about the Macintosh Root Vulnerability that garnered headlines on tech blogs across the web. To learn more about how this affects Macintosh computers on campus, please visit the User Services blog

In The News

The November 23 edition of the St. Peter Herald published a front page article on the 2000 (more or less) key chain collection of Gustavus retiree Mary Everett.

KEYC covered the Gustavus students organizing The Great American Smokeout on campus.

Gustavus women's hockey player Laine Fischer was profiled in the Northfield News.

Monday's anonymous $25 million grant to the College was covered by Minnesota Public Radio, the Linder Radio Network, KEYC, the Mankato Free Press, and the St. Peter Herald, among numerous business and philanthropy publications across the country. The Minneapolis Star Tribune plans to run a piece on Sunday.

The St. Peter Herald profiled chemistry professor Dwight Stoll in a front-page piece that ran today.

KEYC promoted tomorrow night's Teddy Bear Toss hockey game organized by The Hill Crew. The St. Peter Herald also previewed the event.

Minnesota Public Radio's Art Hounds previewed this weekend's Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services.

Obituaries

Violet Bauer, mother of Barb Rodning (Athletics and HES), passed away on Saturday, November 18. A full obituary can be found 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 orjnoren@gustavus.edu). 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 Gustavusor the Summer Scoop.

Plugs

January House Sitter...Need a house-sitter for January to shovel your walks, keep the furnace on, and live gently in your home? I'm a adjunct faculty member teaching a class for IEX. I live in Stillwater but will be in Saint Peter during the week Monday-Thursday. References provided. Allergies prevent me from sitting in a home with cats. Please email 

"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 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-5/53126Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 am Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/45991Olin 124
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Soul Care for Activists and Allieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-soul-care-for-activists-and-allies/53287Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Eric Carlson, Professor of Historyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-eric-carlson-professor-of-history/53481Christ Chapel
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Core Builder with Rachel Morehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-core-builder-with-rachel-more/53140Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
5:308 pm Gustavus Young Alumni Ugly Sweater Happy Hourhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-young-alumni-ugly-sweater-happy-hour/54004Town Hall Lanes, 5019 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
78 pm Exploring Sign Languages Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-sign-languages-meeting-3/53930Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230)
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Clubhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-meditation-club-3/53740Bonnier Multifaith Center
89 pm Yoga with Elliehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-with-ellie/53586Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
YesterdayTomorrow Yesterday at 2 am to Tomorrow at 5 am Nobel Holiday Plant Salehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nobel-holiday-plant-sale/54059Nobel Greenhouse
Tomorrow 8:458:55 am Coffee and Careerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coffee-and-career-6/53891Career Development Office
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Mindfulness Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-mindfulness-meditation/53300Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Morning Praise led by The Gustavus Choirhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-morning-praise-led-by-the-gustavus-choir-4/53482Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-9/53169Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:305 pm 12 Days of Wellbeing Prize Pick Uphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/12-days-of-wellbeing-prize-pick-up/53944Lund Center Info Desk
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-6/53182Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball at St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-st-thomas-2/52775St. Paul, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball hosts St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-st-thomas-2/52671St. Peter, Minn.
Dec 14 Reading Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reading-day-23/45471Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback-2/54033The Book Mark
9 am to 3 pm 12 Days of Wellbeing Prize Pick Uphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/12-days-of-wellbeing-prize-pick-up/53945Lund Center Info Desk
Dec 15 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-2/45473Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback-2/54034The Book Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-15/52867The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
15 pm 12 Days of Wellbeing Prize Pick Uphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/12-days-of-wellbeing-prize-pick-up/53946Lund Center Info Desk
Dec 16 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-2/45474Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback-2/54035The Book Mark
Dec 17 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-2/45475Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
89 pm Liberate the Booty with Greta and Amandahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-greta-and-amanda/53962Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 18 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-2/45476Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback-2/54036The Book Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-16/52868The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
9:3011:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/54054Olin 124
Dec 19 Fall Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-ends-10/50673Gustavus Campus
Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-2/45477Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback-2/54037The Book Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-17/52869The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
10:30 am to noon Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/54055Olin 124
46 pm Holiday Party for Faculty and Administratorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/holiday-party-for-faculty-and-administrators-7/53943Alumni Hall
Dec 20 Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-11/45482Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-13/45484Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Dec 20, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018 Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-15/50678Gustavus Campus
Dec 21 Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-13/45485Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Dec 22 Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-13/45486Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Nov 20, 2017 to Feb 2, 2018 Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibitions: Stuart Klipper: The World in a Few States, and Jerome Myers: The Ash Can Artist of the Lower East Sidehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-exhibitions-stuart-klipper-the-world-in-a-few-states-and-jerome-myers-the-ash-can-artist-of-the-lower-east-side/53923Hillstrom Museum of Art

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