Inside Gustavus 

January 18, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 18

President Cabinet Summary

January 16 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Discussion was held regarding the seven priority strategies, specifically reviewing ideas for key performance indicators for each strategy.

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 following dates and times are available as walk-in meetings on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

• February 19, 2018 at 1-2 p.m.
• March 22, 2018 at 2-3 p.m.
• April 27, 2018 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• May 15, 2018 at 2-3 p.m.

Seeking Piano Students...The Piano Lab School of the Gustavus Music Department has an opening for new students starting in February. The Lab School is a training program in which Gustavus students offer piano instruction to children in the community. Through this program, students develop piano teaching skills through practical experience under the supervision of the program director. We are looking for piano students, beginner or elementary level, in grades 1-6. For information about the program see our online page. To apply, contact the director, Rebekah Richards, at 651-468-7058.

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.

Qualtrics at Gustavus...The Provost's Office and GTS are excited to announce the launch of Qualtrics at Gustavus!
Qualtrics is an easy-to-use online survey software that’s powerful enough to capture insights for process improvement, program feedback, and more. With Qualtrics, project creation is simple. You can easily collaborate your projects and share results with your colleagues on campus.
How are people using Qualtrics?
- Application Processes
- Program Feedback
- Campus Engagement
- Course Evaluations
- Paper Process Automation
- Plus MUCH more!
How do I create an account?
- Navigate to the online page and login using your Gustavus username and password
- Specify that you are not an existing user
- Begin using Qualtrics!
How do I learn how to use it?
1. Hoonuit Tutorials (login using your Gustavus Credentials)
- Qualtrics Basic Training
- Qualtrics Advanced Training
- Qualtrics Pre-Assessment Training
2. Visit Qualtrics’ Training & Support page
3. Visit the Instructional Services Youtube Channel
Qualtrics offers free support to their customers 24/7! Please contact Qualtrics Support at 1-800-340-9194 or the GTS helpline at 507-933-6111
What are the policies about sending out surveys?
1. If the Qualtrics survey information will be used for research purposes, the person initiating the survey needs to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. To learn more visit the online page.
2. Surveys that go out to community members should:
- Clearly state the purpose of the survey
- Give contact information for the survey initiator
- Be very clear about how information will be used and with whom it will be shared
- Be clear whether survey results are anonymous or not
3. All of the usual rules for posting to large listservs will apply:
- Whoever manages a listserv will make decisions about whether it’s appropriate to invite survey participation
- The survey creator should contact the list manager in advance if they want to send to a large group of people, or to any moderated list, like faculty-l, student-l, community-l
4. Qualtrics will replace any other survey subscription, like Survey Monkey, in the future

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

Employee Enhancement Days...The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that February 5th-9th is Employee Enhancement Days!

Sessions being offered:

  • Courageous Conversations and Conflict/Resolution Model
  • Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress
  • Personal and Professional Leadership Development
  • Authentic Living
  • Refugee Advocate and Writer: Kim Schultz
  • GTS Geek Speed Dating 102
  • Connecting the Dots: Helping your Student Employees get Career Ready!
  • AED, First Aid, and CPR Training

For session details and times, visit:

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s hockey hosts Augsburg at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19
  • Women's hosts Augsburg at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20
  • Women’s basketball hosts St. Catherine at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Fine Arts

Schaefer Art Gallery

Through February 16, August Henry: Hygge

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


January 24-February 8, Gustavus Wind Orchestra Sweden/Norway Tour, follow along on the ensemble touring blog.

Risk Management Minute

Reporting Injuries...Do you know how to report an injury? If you are injured or become aware of an injury to a student, student worker, faculty, staff, or visitor, contact Campus Safety (x8888) immediately. It is critical that appropriate medical attention is provided and that your supervisor/manager is also notified. Campus Safety has trained emergency medical personnel and onsite first aid equipment and can transport to River’s Edge Hospital & Urgent Care in Saint Peter. It is strongly recommended that any head, neck, eye or back injury be evaluated by a medical provider. In addition, it is important to follow up with the Director of Risk Management in Finance (x7494), 209 Carlson Administration Building, to complete any related workers’ compensation reporting requirements within 24 hours of the incident.

In The News

KEYC television announced the launch of the new Gustavus Virtual Tour for prospective students.

The Mankato Free Press previewed Monday night's Theater of Public Policy performance on the #MeToo movement featuring political science professor Alisa Rosenthal. MinnPost also covered the event.

Minnesota Public Radio presented last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture during the noon hour and at 9 p.m. on MLK Jr. Day.

The Mankato Free Press covered Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture in Christ Chapel.

This week's $10 million gift commitment from alumnus Bob Peterson '74 and his wife, Cindy, was covered by KEYC television, the Mankato Free Press, the St. Peter Herald, Trucking Industry News, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and American School and University Magazine, among other business, trade, and general publications.

The Mankato Free Press announced art professor Jennifer Nevitt's gallery talk tonight at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.


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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