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  

Visit Gustie Newswire for more news...

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
Tomorrow 6:308 am Service Night-Tie Blankets for the communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/service-night-tie-blankets-for-the-community/54366The Dive
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54208Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Prayer Around the Crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-prayer-around-the-cross-2/54121Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE-Cardio Mix Up with Stephanie Ottohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-mix-up-with-stephanie-otto/54163Lund 224
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-12/54167TRX room (old racquet ball court, 2nd floor of Lund Center)
7 pm Men's Basketball at Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-saint-john-s-2/52783Collegeville, Minn.
Jan 23 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-7/54171Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:308 am Service Night- backpack filling for community studentshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/service-night-backpack-filling-for-community-students/54367The Dive
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54209Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Open Table Communion Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-open-table-communion-service-3/54156Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-12/54178Tuesday classes Lund 224 and Friday classes in Lund 217
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-148/52870Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
89 pm Liberate the Booty with Amandahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-amanda/54076Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 24 6:308 am Service Night- Make a meal in a bag for the local food shelfhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/service-night-make-a-meal-in-a-bag-for-the-local-food-shelf/54368The Dive
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54210Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Morning Praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-morning-praise-2/54125Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-8/54184Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-st-thomas-2/52784St. Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-st-thomas/52680St. Paul, Minn.
Jan 25 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-8/54188Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Sabbath Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-sabbath-yoga-2/54129Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54198Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-7/54192Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Explore Christian Faith Bible Study - Themes: Uncertainty, Emptiness, and Failurehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/explore-christian-faith-bible-study-themes-uncertainty-emptiness-and-failure/54265The Dive
89 pm Liberate the Booty with Amandahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-amanda/54077Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 26 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Student Led Spiritual Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-student-led-spiritual-practice-2/54216Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54199Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-12/54179Tuesday classes Lund 224 and Friday classes in Lund 217
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-12/54227TRX room (old racquet ball court, 2nd floor of Lund Center)
4 pm Men's Track & Field at St. Olaf Quadhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-at-st-olaf-quad/52991Northfield, Minn.
4 pm Women's Track & Field at St. Olaf Quadhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-field-at-st-olaf-quad/52992Northfield, Minn.
6 pm Gymnastics at UW-Stouthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-uw-stout-7/53042Menomonie, Wis.
7 pm Women's Hockey at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-saint-mary-s-2/52656Winona, Minn.
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-saint-mary-s-2/52761St. Peter, Minn.
7:309:30 pm Dodgeball Tournamenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dodgeball-tournament-6/54142Lund Center
Jan 27 Minneapolis Market Triphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/minneapolis-market-trip/54141Minneapolis, Minn.
1 pm Men's Basketball at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-st-olaf-3/52785Northfield, Minn.
1 pm Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-diving-hosts-saint-john-s/52613St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-diving-hosts-saint-benedict/52612St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-saint-mary-s-2/52657St. Peter, Minn.
24 pm Critical Dialogue Symposiumhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/critical-dialogue-symposium/54080Alumni Hall
3 pm Women's Basketball at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-st-olaf-2/52681Northfield, Minn.
311:59 pm Mystery Bushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mystery-bus/54111Off campus
7 pm Men's Hockey at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-saint-mary-s-2/52762Winona, Minn.
Jan 28 56:30 pm Sunday Evening Vespers and Dinner (No Sunday Morning Worship in Christ Chapel in January)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-evening-vespers-and-dinner-no-sunday-morning-worship-in-christ-chapel-in-january/54245Bonnier Multifaith Center (Anderson Hall) and Konferensrum (Jackson Campus Center)
Jan 29 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54211Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Prayer Around the Crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-prayer-around-the-cross-2/54122Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE-Cardio Mix Up with Stephanie Ottohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-mix-up-with-stephanie-otto/54164Lund 224
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-12/54168TRX room (old racquet ball court, 2nd floor of Lund Center)
Jan 30 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-7/54172Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54212Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Open Table Communion Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-open-table-communion-service-4/54157Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-12/54180Tuesday classes Lund 224 and Friday classes in Lund 217
89 pm Liberate the Booty with Amandahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-amanda/54078Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 31 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Personal Prayer and Reflectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-personal-prayer-and-reflection/54213Bonnier Multifaith Center
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Morning Praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-morning-praise-2/54126Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:10 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-8/54185Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball at Carletonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-carleton-2/52786Northfield, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball hosts Carletonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-carleton/52682St. Peter, Minn.
Nov 20, 2017 to Feb 2 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

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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