Inside Gustavus 

January 11, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 17

President Cabinet Summary

1. Members approved the hiring of a Facilities Management position (Project Manager).

2. Vice President Rooney briefly reviewed documents in preparation for the January 16 Internal Budget Committee meeting.

3. Mr. Paul Cerkvenik, Executive Director of Minnesota Private College Council, joined the meeting by telephone to give an overview of the new federal tax bill concerning student and family benefits and charitable giving and institutional benefits. He also shared key issues in the 2018 reauthorization of the federal higher education act as well as how these tax changes may affect the upcoming Minnesota legislative session.

4. Vice President Rooney shared that as of January 1, 2018, moving expense reimbursements will be taxable to all employees. Section 11048 of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act amends IRC Section 132(g). Beginning in January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2025, the qualifying moving expense reimbursement is fully taxable to the employee and included on Form W-2. There are some exceptions for members of the Armed Forces on active duty who move pursuant to a military order. This information will be shared with the campus community through Inside Gustavus.

5. Vice President Rooney gave a brief update on the work being done on new and revised all-college policies, including harassment, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and a nondiscrimination statement. Associate Vice President for Human Resources Julie Kline will distribute the revised/new policies to Cabinet members today for their review. She requested feedback before the January 23 Cabinet meeting. The Board of Trustees will hear an oral report regarding the policies at its January meeting and be asked to approve the policies at its April meeting.

6. Continued discussion was held regarding moving to a tobacco free campus. Jolene will send Cabinet members additional information concerning this topic received last fall from Nurse Practitioner in the Health Service Nissa Fell.

7. Members reviewed two documents pertaining to the strategic planning implementation process, including a chart depicting the timetable for the process and
a project plan template for the seven priority strategies. These documents will be
shared with the Board of Trustees at its January meeting.

 
News and Announcements  

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Thank You...Thank you to all Gustavus employees for your contributions to the food drives that took place at your holiday parties! Collectively we received nine Turkey/Ham vouchers, 185 lbs of food, and $568 in monetary donations! The College is also matching matching $500.00 in monetary donations for a total of $1,068.00 being donated to the Saint Peter Food Shelf.

Employee Enhancement Days...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.

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 1-8. 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. 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.

New Campus Virtual Tour...Partnering with YouVisit, the Offices of Admission and Marketing & Communication developed and recently launched a full campus tour that incorporates 360-degree tour stops with a virtual tour guide, along with additional photos and videos that will introduce future Gusties to our beautiful campus. Check out the virtual tour online from your computer, phone, or using a VR headset.

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.

Federal Holiday Observance...There will be no incoming or outgoing USPS mail on Monday, January 15 in observance of a federal holiday. FedEx and UPS will have regular delivery and pick up.

Donation request...Gustavus employees who would like to donate paid time off/vacation hours to a fellow employee who is on an approved FMLA leave, and will run out of paid time off (PTO) prior to the end of the leave, should stop by the Office of Human Resources and complete a request for hours transfer form.

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

Discover Gustavus...The admission office is excited to host over 125 high school juniors and their families for Discover Gustavus on Monday, January 15 as they take their first look at Gustavus. They will be on campus from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Please feel free to smile, help with directions, and warmly welcome them to our campus community on what will likely be a chilly Minnesota day!

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture...Join us from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15 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.

#MeToo and Beyond...Please join us in welcoming The Theatre of Public Policy (T2P2) as they stop at Gustavus for a public show about politics in the #MeToo era. The group will be interviewing Gustavus Professor Alisa Rosenthal and Employment Attorney and DFL Activist Greg Abbot for both a funny and informative discussion. Gustavus graduates Tane Danger and Brandon Boat founded the group as a way to promote civil conversation across ideological lines. This event is hosted by the Gustavus Speech and Debate team.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Swimming & Diving hosts Carleton at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12
  • Women’s hockey hosts St. Thomas at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12
  • Men’s hockey hosts St. Thomas at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

Fine Arts

Schaefer Art Gallery

January 12 from 5–7 p.m. Opening Reception: August Henry: Hygge, Artist talk at 5:30 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum of Art

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

In The News

The St. Peter Herald previewed Monday's upcoming Theatre of Public Policy show covering the #MeToo moment and featuring political science professor Alisa Rosenthal.

Congregational Outreach

Whole-Hearted/Daring in Faith Retreat...Hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN. The group will be coming on January 12 and 13 to the Gustavus Retreat Center. Feed your soul by connecting more deeply with others in the congregation around the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Learn how vulnerability is the path to connection, courage, and deeper faith. Reverand Sarah Ciavarri, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, will be facilitating. Please contact Jodi Maas at 507-933-7001 for more information.

Obituaries

Edward A. Ericksen, father of Wendy Bachman (Admission), passed away on January 3, 2018. 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 or jnoren@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 Gustavus or the Summer Scoop.

 

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-swimming-diving-at-pioneer-inviteGrinnell, Iowa
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-swimming-diving-at-pioneer-inviteGrinnell, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saturday-gustie-day-7Jackson Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/holiday-buffet-during-christmas-in-christ-chapelBanquet Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-macalester-2St. Peter, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-saint-marys-5Winona, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfoldinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2022-celestial-wonder-joy-unfoldingChrist Chapel
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-hosts-macalester-2St. Peter, Minn.
57:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/holiday-buffet-during-christmas-in-christ-chapelBanquet Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-saint-marys-5St. Peter, Minn.
7:309:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfoldinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2022-celestial-wonder-joy-unfoldingChrist Chapel
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/holiday-buffet-during-christmas-in-christ-chapelBanquet Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfoldinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2022-celestial-wonder-joy-unfoldingChrist Chapel
Dec 5 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-arts-administration-salon-series-2Schaefer Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/indigenous-salon-featuring-artist-marlena-myles-public-reception-at-schaefer-gallery-of-artSchaefer Art Gallery
Dec 6 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-winds-of-christmas-2Christ Chapel
1010:30 a.m. Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/winds-of-christmas-3Christ Chapel
4:306:30 p.m. Gusties in Business Networking Event at Bloomington Cowboy Jackshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-in-business-networking-event-at-bloomington-cowboy-jacksCowboy Jacks Bloomington
56 p.m. Gustie Runners Weekly Group Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runners-weekly-group-runLund Center, outside the east/Campus Center-facing entrance, at the semicircle wall/benches
78 p.m. Q&A with the Deanshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/qa-with-the-deansVirtual
Dec 7 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: morning praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-21Christ Chapel
12:301:30 p.m. DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-gender-identitypronouns-whats-the-difference-between-my-sex-and-my-gender-lunch-and-learnPresident's Dining Room (PDR)
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/destress-fest-with-the-pasHeritage Room
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/diy-hot-chocolate-making-eventCourtyard Cafe
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3https://gustavus.edu/calendar/inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-2Presidents Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-at-st-olaf-3Northfield, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-st-olaf-3St. Peter, Minn.
7:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-uwriver-falls-3River Falls, Wis.
Dec 8 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-mindfulness-mediation-3Bonnier multifaith center
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Lucia Festivalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-lucia-festivalChrist Chapel
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Festival of St. Lucia Luncheon and Programhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-st-lucia-luncheon-and-programCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
1:302:30 p.m. DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Musichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/deib-event-worldly-ears-bringing-a-sense-of-belonging-in-musicSaint Peter Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
Dec 9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcasehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-musical-showcase-8Christ Chapel
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Openhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-track-field-at-university-of-minnesota-icebreaker-openMinneapolis, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halamahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mosaic-dialog-speaker-rose-halamaCenter for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-lawrenceSt. Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sexy-jeopardyThe Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-4St. Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-hosts-uwriver-falls-2St. Peter, Minn.
24 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
3 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-hosts-augsburg-2St. Peter, Minn.
4:305:30 p.m. Calvin Gehring, Piano Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/calvin-gehring-piano-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
4:306:30 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Alex Terpkosh, Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/alex-terpkosh-senior-recitalJussi Björling Recital Hall
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Concordia-Wisconsinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-concordiawisconsinSt. Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
Dec 11 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
24 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery -https://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-theatre-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
35 p.m. Gusties Will Shinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-will-shineAllianz Field
4:306:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relationshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-production-shared-space-tangled-relationsAnderson Theatre
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-community-11Christ Chapel
Dec 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/art-exhibition-making-your-markat-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/marlena-myles-new-works-on-display-at-schaefer-gallerySchaefer Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-34Christ Chapel
23 p.m. Virtual Meeting: INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 via Google Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/virtual-meeting-inversity-reflection-event-discuss-module-3-via-google-meetVirtual Meeting

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