Inside Gustavus 

January 4, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 16

President Cabinet Summary

December 19, 2017

1. Strategic planning consultant Ann Duffield, Special Assistant to the President for Strategy Kathi Tunheim, and Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alisa Rosenthal were present to discuss next steps in the implementation process of the strategic plan, specifically the formation of working groups for the now-endorsed seven priority strategies (listed below). Strategies 1.1/1.3 (create and maintain an inclusive and equitable campus; identify, recruit, retain and support cohorts of historically underrepresented groups) were discussed and used as an example for the development of a project plan and key performance indicators.

* 1.1/1.3 Create and maintain an inclusive & equitable campus; Identify, recruit, retain and support cohorts of historically underrepresented groups

* 1.2 Meet students' demonstrated financial need 

* 2.1 Design, implement, evaluate, and maintain initiatives that further the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of the student experience

* 2.3 Expand the mentoring program

* 2.6 Maintain, renew, build, and develop attractive campus buildings

* 3.3/3.4 Recruit, retain, and support employees of the highest caliber

* 3.5 Increase the engagement and giving of alumni and friends

2. Members approved the hiring of an AIS replacement position (Information Systems Development and Support Specialist).

January 2, 2018

1. President Bergman reviewed with members the January 25-26, 2018, Board of Trustees meeting agenda. In preparation for reports to trustees, she asked Vice President Rooney to work on a presentation on the proposed Lund Center renovation and expansion project and Provost Kelly to develop a powerpoint presentation on the strategic discussion session topic of the College offering post-baccalaureate programs.

2. Provost Kelly gave a report on meetings held regarding the possibility of the College providing a digital academic catalog only, foregoing the printed version. Provost Kelly has asked Registrar Kristi Westphal to contact organizations interested in developing a digital catalog for Gustavus and to schedule demonstrations for this spring. Implementation would be scheduled for FY 2020, if a decision is made to move forward.

3.  Vice President Kennedy reviewed three proposals for establishing a signage and wayfinding master plan for the campus. Members concurred with his recommendation to continue negotiations with Ayers Saint Gross for developing such a plan.

 
News and Announcements  

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Parking Info for January and Touring Week...
Regular parking enforcement is in effect for 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.

Something to Watch For...Employee Health Screens will happen again in January 2018. Watch for more details to come in your PO box the first week of January. You will NOT be able to sign up until January 8. Please wait until you receive your letter to call. For more information, please contact Health Services.

Employee Enhancement Days...Save the date: The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that February 5-9 is Employee Enhancement Days. Stay tuned as session registration and information will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Taylor Ziemke.

Share Your Talents...The Office of Human Resources would like to hold Lunch 'n Learn sessions during Employee Enhancement Days and throughout the year. The concept is for employees to bring their own lunch to a meeting room where they would listen to a 20 minute presentation from a colleague about a talent, hobby or special interest. We need YOUR help in making this happen. Are you an artist, master gardener, crafts person, or special interest enthusiast? As a faculty member, would you like to share your unique area of expertise with the Gustavus community? We are looking for a variety of topics for these Lunch 'n Learn sessions. Click this link to volunteer your time and talent with the Gustavus employee community. You will be contacted by Nicole Goebel in Human Resources about your submission.

We need you...The offices of Community-Based Service and Learning (CBSL) and Human Resources are offering Gustavus faculty and staff the opportunity to be Trip Advisers for upcoming Habitat for Humanity volunteer trips during spring break April 1-April 8. This is an exceptional way for employees to grow in community service learning and professional development. Trip Adviser guidelines are posted on the CBSL website gustavus.edu/communityservice. There is no cost to participate and all employees are eligible (see guideline for approvals needed). The two sites needing a Trip Adviser are Taos, New Mexico and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Please contact Amy Pehrson at 507-933-6011 with questions or more information about this program.

Mileage Rates...Effective January 1, 2018, mileage rates are being adjusted by the IRS to .545 cents per business mile. Mileage driven prior to January 1, 2018 will be paid at the rate of .535 cents per mile.

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

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture...Join us on Monday, January 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture. Civil rights leader and sociologist Dr. Joyce Ladner will provide a keynote address titled, "The Civil Rights Movement, Still Marching After All These Years" which will include personal stories as a leader in the movement and reflections on work that continues to be needed. The event will also be live streamed and archived at gustavus.edu/events/mlk.
The class schedule is modified so all students and faculty may attend.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

• Men’s basketball hosts Concordia at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
• Gymnastics hosts UW-Eau Claire at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
• Women’s basketball hosts Concordia at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

 
Obituaries

William "Bill" Lydecker, age 81, passed away on December 29, 2017 in St. Peter. Bill served as the first college counselor and taught psychology from 1963-1992. He also served for several years as chair of the college academic policy and programs committee. A full obituary is online.

Amelia M.R. de Torres, mother of Beatriz Torres (Communications Studies and LALACS) passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017 in Cordoba, Argentina, after a prolonged illness. Bea, her spouse Jeffrey, her sister, four grandchildren, a great-grandchild, relatives and close family friends were at the funeral on December 16 to celebrate her life.

In The News

The College's fundraising success this year was highlighted in the 2017 top story recap in the St. Peter Herald.

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library professor Barbara Fister was interviewed for a St. Peter Herald/Le Sueuer News Herald article about net neutrality. KEYC Television also interviewed Fister on the topic.

Gustavus student Baou Lee was highlighted in a Star Tribune story about a new interest-free program through College Possible that helps select students with college expenses.


Plugs

Free! "Rite-in-Rain" all-weather copier/laser paper, ~200 sheets, desert tan in color AND two printer cartridges, HP 61, one black and one tri-color. Contact Tonya Kjerland if interested. 

"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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-cross-country-at-st-olaf-invitational-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uwriver-falls-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-carleton-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uweau-claire-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/48hour-theatre-projectStreaming Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 21 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 23 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-146Online
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyounhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reconciliation-circle-with-cnt-stfrancis-bettelyoun-5via videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-luther-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/boom-boom-bingo-2Lund Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-cornell-cancelledMount Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecominghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/homecoming-6Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-monmouth-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-coe-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/peer-assistants-host-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.

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