Inside Gustavus 

December 7, 2017 | Volume 50, Number 14

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.

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 a 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.

USPS Announces 2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines...The United States Postal Service is expecting to deliver about 15 billion pieces of mail and 850 million packages this holiday season. With an increase in early and online shopping for gifts, the USPS is no longer predicting a "busiest day" for holiday shipping. Instead, it states that the busiest time is two weeks before Christmas.
To ensure your packages and cards get to where they need to be on time, follow these key USPS suggested deadlines:
• Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground
• Dec. 19: First Class Mail (including greeting cards)
• Dec. 20: Priority Mail
• Dec. 22: Priority Mail Express

Parking Info for Christmas Break, January, and Touring Week...If you are leaving your vehicle on campus during Christmas break you must park in the designated break parking in the Bjorling lot directly west of the music building or, if that fills up, the designated break parking section in the Arbor View lot. Any vehicles not moved to this location during break will be towed at the owner's expense. Look for the break parking signs to park in the correct area. Cars parked in the wrong rows of Arbor View/Bjorling will still be towed at owner's expense ($80 minimum).
Regular parking enforcement is in effect finals week, all of January, and Touring week; always assume parking is enforced. Please register your vehicle with Campus Safety and have a valid permit displayed before parking. Always park according to permit color and note that visitor parking is closed to students and employees at all times. Green permit parking lots are always no parking 2-7 a.m., seven days a week; as are the red permit parking rows in the Stadium (Beck) parking lot.
Please contact Campus Safety with any questions at 507-933-8888. Emails are answered during business hours.

Academic Building Hours...Academic buildings will be open normal hours through Tuesday, December 19 and from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21. All academic buildings will be closed December 22 through January 1 (check Lund Center for different posted hours). Building hours will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 5. Normal building hours resume Monday, January 8.
Students requiring access to academic buildings outside of these hours or when buildings are closed will need to have a gold "Permission for Admittance" card issued by a faculty or staff member. Supervisors can request cards in advance from Lisa Octigan, or contact their department's Administrative Assistant.

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.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s basketball hosts Hamline at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Gymnastics hosts its Alumni Meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Women’s basketball hosts Hamline at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

Fine Arts Events


  • December 7 at 8:30 p.m., Jingle Jam Jazz in the Courtyard Cafe
  • December 8 at 8 p.m., Gustavus Women’s A Capella Performance in Bjorling Recital Hall
  • December 9 at 1:30 p.m., Gustavus Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Fall Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall
  • December 9 at 3:30 p.m., Gustavus Percussion Ensemble in Bjorling Recital Hall
  • December 10 at 5:30 p.m., Legacy A Capella Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall
  • December 10 at 1:30 p.m., Alex Norderhus, baritone, senior recital in Bjorling Recital Hall
  • December 12 at 7:30 p.m., G Sharp Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall


  • December 8 at 11 p.m., December 9 at 7 p.m., and December 10 at 2 p.m., Physical Theatre Project: Isabel Watching it Rain in Macondo, Black Box Theatre
  • December 8 at 6:30 p.m., December 9 at 5 p.m., December 10 at 5 p.m., Kinesthesis: Dance Honors Showcase in Kresge Dance Studio

  • December 8 at 8:30 p.m., December 9 at 2 p.m., and December 10 at 7 p.m., Currents: The 2017 Choreographers’ Gallery in Kresge Dance Studio

    Tickets available at

Hillstrom Museum

  • Open until February 2, Stuart Klipper: The World in a Few States, and Jerome Myers: The Ash Can Artist of the Lower East Side

Techology Tip

Alternate Email Address...It is important to have an alternate email address on file in your Gustavus User Settings. An alternate email address allows you to self-reset your Gustavus User Account password. This quick and easy reset option is extremely useful if you forget your Gustavus email password when traveling abroad, after-hours, or when the College is on break and GTS is unavailable. To set up an alternate email address or modify your alternate email address, please go online and click on Contact Information.

Risk Management Minute

Winter is Suddenly Here...The snow and ice season has quickly arrived so it's time for some winter safety tips! Wear proper footwear with good traction and always look ahead at the walking surface. Keep your eyes and ears alert to what’s going on around you and put away the cell phone. Always look both ways in crosswalks and be aware that vehicles will have a harder time stopping on slippery surfaces. When snow removal equipment is trying to clear the snow, stay away from roadways, lots, and sidewalks being worked on. Be aware that snow removal equipment can suddenly move backwards, forwards, and may turn sharply. Never walk directly in front of or directly behind snow removal equipment. Make sure drivers see you by making eye contact and wait for them to pass before crossing. Contact Facilities Management (x7504) to report slippery areas. Contact Campus Safety (x8888) immediately if you may have been involved in a slip and fall injury.

In The News

Coverage of last week's $25 million grant to the College continued in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Alexandria's KXRA, and across the Learfield News Service.

KEYC covered last Friday's Teddy Bear Toss benefit hosted by the Hill Crew.

The St. Peter Herald wrote about the Delta Phi Omega sorority's $8,000 breast cancer fundraiser.

KEYC also previewed last weekend's Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Winter Coat Drive...The Nicollet County Homeless Response Team is sponsoring a winter coat drive. Please bring new or clean gently used winter coats and snow pants for men, women and children to Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 South 5th Street, St. Peter from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 17 or from 8 a.m.-3 p.m on Monday, December 18. For more information, please contact Deb or Gloria at 507-934-5224.

The Live Nativity...The First Lutheran Church in Saint Peter is again hosting The Live Nativity from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. This is an opportunity to experience the Christmas story through music, written panels and live actors (including sheep and a donkey) without leaving your vehicle. We encourage you to bring a car full of your friends and neighbors to share the Christmas message as you drive through our church parking lot. Entrance to The Live Nativity will be on Traverse Road and the Saint Peter Boy Scouts will also be collecting food for the Saint Peter Area Food Shelf at the exit on Sunrise Drive. Funding provided by Thrivent Financial. 


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 Maureen Reed with any inquiries.

"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 "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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