Inside Gustavus 

February 1, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 20

President Cabinet Summary

January 30 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Associate Vice President for Human Resources Julie Kline was present to discuss revised and new all-College policies (non-discrimination/AA/EEO policy and anti-harassment and anti-bullying policy). Julie will make revisions based on suggestions by Cabinet members.
 
2. President Bergman requested that Cabinet members encourage their colleagues in their respective divisions to attend the programs associated with Employee Enhancement Days next week.
 
3. Members discussed last week’s Board of Trustees meeting activities, including committee and group meetings.

4. Members approved a full-time Student Life replacement position (Director of the Counseling Center).

News and Announcements  

Visit Gustie Newswire for more news...

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.

• 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.

Library Hours for Touring Week...

  • Friday, February 2: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday, February 3-4: Closed
  • Monday-Friday, February 5-9: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday, February 10-11: Closed

Post Office Hours for Touring Week...

The College Post Office will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 5 to February 9, 2018. The mailroom and print services will be open regular hours.

FedEx Service Alerts Operations During Super Bowl LII...FedEx will be operating in the Minneapolis metro area during Super Bowl LII festivities from January 26–February 4, 2018. Some customers in the Minneapolis area may experience service delays or disruptions during this time because of government security measures in place for Super Bowl LII. They encourage all customers shipping into the area to check with your recipients to understand their locations relative to the security zones. They also encourage Minneapolis area customers to track packages on fedex.com or by calling 1-800-GO-FEDEX. The customer service teams can assist you in locating an alternate delivery location as needed. They have implemented contingency plans and our teams will minimize delays to the fullest extent possible.

Human Resources Facebook Page...The Office of Human Resources is getting social. Starting February 1, the HR team will be actively posting on its Facebook page. Follow us to see the latest job postings, campus event listings, employee benefit updates and much more. Do you want a chance to win Gustie gear? Visit the page “Work at Gustavus” to find out how to win.

For Gustavus Employees with Medical Insurance...the information for the Wellbeing Rewards Program is now available online. Click here to read about the program in more detail and to learn how you can earn rewards for 2018. You may access the submission cover letter form here. Email Nicole Goebel or call ext. 6310 with questions.

Gustavus Employees...There is an informal email list for Gustavus employees who are parents of young children to share information about schools and childcare, borrow equipment, etc. Please email Yurie Hong if you or someone you know would like to be added to the list.

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 5-9 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 the page online.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Swim & Dive hosts Gustavus Invitational on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3
  • Women’s Hockey hosts St. Catherine at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

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

Music

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

February 2-11, Gustavus Choir Midwest Tour, for tour stops visit the website.

In The News

Student Monali Bhakta's guest column in the St. Peter Herald discussed the experience of being a member of the Gustavian Weekly staff.

The College received substantial media coverage of this week's announcement of the Nobel Hall expansion and renovation project, including placements in Finance & Commerce, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, KEYC, the Mankato Free Press, and the St. Peter Herald.

Obituaries

Linda Peterson, mother of Jodi Bruns (Office of Advancement), passed away on January 27, 2018. Her full obituary is 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.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Camps at Gustavus...Tennis and Life Camps at Gustavus are offering partial and full scholarships to junior campers and families. Players in grades 9-12 are ineligible due to NCAA bylaws. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors, including financial need, demographics, hardship, essays, and recommendations. To apply, please click here. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 31, 2018. Please address any questions to tennisandlifecamps@gustavus.edu.

Painting/Photograph Exhibitions...Betsy Byers and Priscilla Briggs will present dual exhibitions, "Remnants" and "For the Gods," at Rosalux Gallery February 3-25, 2018. All are welcome to the opening reception from 7-10 p.m. on February 3. In "Remnants," Byers’ paintings meditate on the changing landscape at Glacier National Park. In "For the Gods," Briggs' photographs represent environmental and economic contrasts in India.

Winter Slam...(outdoor winter demo derby) is coming to the Nicollet County Fairgrounds (two blocks from Dairy Queen in Saint Peter) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. Last year, this event had about 5,000 attendees. Cost is $20 per adult. Heated beer tent and concessions. You won't want to miss it. Like the Nicollet County Fair Facebook page for all details on public events.

Polar Plunge...February 3 is the annual Saint Peter Polar Plunge. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. All money raised for the Polar Plunge will go directly to support Special Olympics. For more information or if you would like to participate in this years event, go to this link.


 

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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