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
  • 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.


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 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.


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 

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Yoga with Brenda 224 (Aerobics Room)
810 am Department of Scandinavian Studies Annual Yuletide Breakfast Campus Center Banquet Room
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Sabbath Yoga Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Nicole Willis '20, and music by Paige Reiners '20, Caitlin Steffen '19, and Katelyn Yee '20 Chapel
10 am to 1 pm Pound Pals Selling Pet Treats outside the Caf
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talking Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Cardio Strength 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:45 pm Winter Holidays Open House of the Provost, Carlson Administration Building
56:30 pm Finish Strong Workshop: Final Presentation Practice Sessions 111
5:456:45 pm La Mesa Young Dining Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
68 pm Class of 2019 Mug Decorating Event Den
69 pm Tokyo Chapter Gathering American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8649
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Club Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Club-Canceled Multifaith Center
78 pm Pound Pals Craft Night Cafe
7:308:30 pm A Very GSharp Christmas Recital Hall
7:459 pm Gusties In Business - How to Build a Multi-Billion Dollar Business & Johnson, 8050 W 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55439
89 pm Full Body Strengthening with Erin 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm Cru Weekly Meeting Dive
8:3010 pm Fika with Viking Society House
Tomorrow Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester Adolphus College Campus
Trot on over, to "The Dotte" Bernadotte Memorial Library
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Praying the Rosary Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at the Dive: Christmas Carol Sing Along Chapel
10:30 am to noon Tech Bytes: How to become a Whiz @ GusMail 2 Lab - Main Floor of Library
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Core Builder with Rachel 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troy 2nd Floor-TRX Room
2:303:30 pm Queer & Questioning Room
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
4:306:30 pm Faculty Shop Talk Center
67 pm Happy Hour Yoga with Ester 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Pound Pals Bingo Dive
Dec 15 Reading Day Adolphus College Campus
11:30 am to 3 pm Gustavus Young Alumni at Feed My Starving Children My Starving Children, 18732 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen, MN
13 pm Pause for Paws - Stress Break Dive
Dec 16 6:307:30 pm Sunday Worship Chapel
6:307:30 pm Sunday Worship Chapel
Dec 17 Fall Semester Final Exams Adolphus College Campus
68 pm Finish Strong Workshop: BIO+Pizza Study Session 111
Dec 18 Fall Semester Final Exams Adolphus College Campus
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
56 pm Group Fun Run Info Desk
Dec 19 Fall Semester Final Exams Adolphus College Campus
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfest Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 20 Fall Semester Ends Campus
Fall Semester Final Exams Adolphus College Campus
23:30 pm Tech Bytes: How to become a Whiz @ GusMail e-classroom
Dec 21 Christmas Recess Adolphus College Campus
Dec 21, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019 Christmas Recess Campus
Dec 21 910:30 am Tech Bytes: How to become a Whiz @ GusMail e-classroom
2:303:30 pm Take pause, take part in contemplative community Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
Nov 19, 2018 to Feb 1, 2019 Charles E. Burchfield: Oh My Heavens, on view 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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