Inside Gustavus 

March 1, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 23

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.

• 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.

Cabaret Tickets...Tickets are now available online or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre and Dance production of Cabaret, directed by Amy Seham. Performances will be held March 2-3 at 8 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students.

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.

What You Should Know About Social Security...Rhonda Whiteneck, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participation. Are you over the age of 40? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have parents who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you. This is an excellent presentation you don’t want to miss. There will be two sessions held to accommodate employees, both on Wednesday, March 14; please sign up:

Session 1 – 10:30 to 11:30 | Heritage Room – RSVP here
Session 2 – 12:30 to 1:30 | Heritage Room – RSVP here

Ally Training... This semester we are launching a brand new Diversity Center-sponsored program called Ally Training. We aim to provide the Gustavus community with resources and education on how to be an informed, supportive, and proactive ally to the queer community via a 3-hour interactive workshop. This workshop will cover a variety of topics including terminology and what do do when someone comes out to you. Our first workshop will be on Saturday, March 10 in Beck 101 from 12:30-3:30 pm.

We will have future workshops on Friday, April 13 at 2:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 12:30-3:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 12 at 12:30-3:30 p.m. If you have any questions about the workshop please feel free to contact either Andie Kukacka (akukacka@gustavus.edu) or Amanda Landaverde (alandav2@gustavus,edu).

Faculty Award Nominations…Each academic year, Gustavus recognizes the contributions faculty make to the life of the institution. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate faculty for the awards listed below. Award nominations are due on April 15, 2018; nominate online.

  • Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching: This award is the highest honor granted to a member of the Gustavus faculty. It represents a broadly-shared desire to celebrate one teacher in each academic year who has demonstrated truly outstanding effort, accomplishment, and dedicated service to Gustavus students’ best educational interests.
  • Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence to a Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member: This award recognizes a Gustavus non-tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions to teaching and learning.
  • Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award: This award is intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly achievements.
  • Gustavus Faculty Service Award: This award is intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.
  • Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award: This award is intended to recognize outstanding peer-reviewed publications that contribute to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College

Employee Directories...Spring Employee Directories (yellow) have been sent out to the departments. Please return any extras to the Telecommunications Department. If you need a few more, please contact Nancy Beran.

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

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s tennis hosts Concordia at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3
  • Women’s tennis hosts Concordia at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3
  • Women’s hockey hosts Hamline at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 (MIAC Championship)
  • Women’s tennis hosts Northwestern-St. Paul at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3
  • Men’s tennis hosts Northwestern-St. Paul at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3 

Fine Arts

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Through April 22, "Scharftopia: The Far-Out World of Kenny Scharf" and "Georges Rouault: Cirque de L'Etoile Filante"

Music
March 2 at 7 p.m., the Gustavus Jazz Jamboree in Bjorling Recital Hall

March 4 at 1:30 p.m., Johanna Anderson, Student Recital, Harp, in Bjorling Recital Hall

Theatre/Dance
February 23-March 4, Cabaret, tickets on sale now at gustavustickets.com

Congregational Outreach

Exploring Religious Questions Series..."The Side-by-Side Development of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: From Jesus to 500 AD/CE". This four-week course continues on Monday, March 5 (7-9 p.m., Olin 103). The final session in this series will be a lecture by the Reverend Darrell Jodock (Professor Emeritus) on "Christianity and the Roman Empire: Political and Intellectual Developments". Sponsored by the Gustavus Adolphus College Office of Church Relations; and the Bernhardson Chair.

Off Campus Events of Interest
 

The St. Peter Kiwanis Chapter is seeking participants for the First Annual “St. Peter’s Got Talent” Contest, which will be held on May 5, 2018 at the High School Auditorium. The St. Peter Kiwanis Chapter is organizing this event to raise money for children’s activities in St. Peter. This event will help fund the creation of an Outdoor Recreation Area at the St. Peter Middle School and to fund other youth activities in St. Peter. Currently no outdoor play area exists at this school site. This area will be available for use by the community when not being used for school purposes.
The event will be modeled after the popular TV show with “celebrity judges” from St. Peter. Although the format is a contest, we strive to make this an enjoyable and fun event for contestants and audience members alike.
We want to display and honor some of the great talent that exists right here in St. Peter. Anybody who lives, goes to school, or works in St. Peter is eligible to participate.
All types of talent like music, dance, magic, theatrical sketches, etc, solo or group, are welcome to the preliminary auditions which will take place on April 21.
From that process we hope to select 15 “acts” to participate in the Finals on May 5 at 7 p.m. If you cannot make the April 21 preliminary round, please let us know and we may be able to make separate arrangements.
There will be prizes of $125 for the “best talent” in 3 age categories and a “People’s choice” award:

1. K-6,
2. Grades 7-12
3. Post HS graduation to age 100
4. “People’s choice” award.

You are invited to the 1st Annual Saints Booster Bash.The Bash will be held at Johnson Hall from 7-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This adult social event will incorporate a Silent Auction, a five-piece band and beer and wine tasting. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at any of the banks in Saint Peter. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support Saint Peter Athletic Teams.

Techology Tip

Getting Started with Google Calendar... Every week in March we will post about Google Calendar and how you can use it more efficiently. Never used Google Calendar? That's ok! These blog posts will assist you in learning the basics to the advanced features! Stay tuned for next week when we will post about "Meeting Creation Tips".

Blog Post: https://userservices.blog.gustavus.edu/2018/03/01/getting-started-with-google-calendar-accessing-and-adding-events/

If you want to take a course about Google Calendar, please navigate the Hoonuit course https://www.atomiclearning.com/highed/google_calendar?cn=gustavus. If prompted to login, login with your Gustavus credentials and start learning today!

Plugs

Youth Ministry Position Open...First Lutheran Church in Saint Peter is accepting applications for the position of Youth Ministry Director, part-time, 20 hours a week. The successful candidate will supervise all youth ministries of the church which consists of grades 7-12 and includes ministries that assist parents in their roles of parenting faithful children. First Lutheran Church is a dynamic and engaged congregation that is welcoming for all people as a Reconciling in Christ congregation. The complete position advertisement is available online.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and 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 and retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.

Obituaries


Rodney Craig Block, brother of Todd Block (Facilities Management Plumbing Shop) passed away on February 23, 2018. His 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.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 10 am to 1 pm Pound Pals Selling Pet Treatshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pound-pals-selling-pet-treats/59276Tabling outside the Caf
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-164/58915St. Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Cardio Strengthhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-cardio-strength/57168Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304:30 pm GusMail Migration Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusmail-migration-party-2/59287Olin Hall main floor Computer Lab
3:304:45 pm Winter Holidays Open Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/winter-holidays-open-house/59272Office of the Provost, Carlson Administration Building
56:30 pm Finish Strong Workshop: Final Presentation Practice Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/finish-strong-workshop-final-presentation-practice-sessions/59042Beck 111
5:456:45 pm La Mesahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/la-mesa/58841Evelyn Young Dining Room, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
68 pm Class of 2019 Mug Decorating Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/class-of-2019-mug-decorating-event/59091Gustie Den
69 pm Tokyo Chapter Gatheringhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tokyo-chapter-gathering/59064Tokyo American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8649
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Clubhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-meditation-club-7/57687Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Club-Canceledhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-meditation-club-canceled/59155Bonnier Multifaith Center
78 pm Pound Pals Craft Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pound-pals-craft-night/59278Courtyard Cafe
7:308:30 pm A Very GSharp Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-very-gsharp-christmas/59143Bjorling Recital Hall
7:459 pm Gusties In Business - How to Build a Multi-Billion Dollar Businesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-in-business-how-to-build-a-multi-billion-dollar-business/59086Hellmuth & Johnson, 8050 W 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55439
89 pm Full Body Strengthening with Erinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/full-body-strengthening-with-erin-27/57522Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010 pm Cru Weekly Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cru-weekly-meeting-2/58823The Dive
8:3010 pm Fika with Viking Societyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-with-viking-society/58790Swedish House
Tomorrow Last Day of Classes for Fall Semesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-classes-for-fall-semester-2/45470Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Trot on over, to "The Dotte"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/trot-on-over-to-the-dotte/59178Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Praying the Rosaryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-praying-the-rosary-3/59170Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at the Dive: Christmas Carol Sing Alonghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-the-dive-christmas-carol-sing-along/59165Christ Chapel
10:30 am to noon Tech Bytes: How to become a Whiz @ GusMailhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-how-to-become-a-whiz-gusmail-2/59081BI 2 Lab - Main Floor of Library
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Core Builder with Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-core-builder-with-rachel/57182Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-14/57123Lund 2nd Floor-TRX Room
2:303:30 pm Queer & Questioninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/queer-questioning/5720249er Room
2:304:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-28/55641Alumni Hall
4:306:30 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-83/57469Interpretive Center
67 pm Happy Hour Yoga with Esterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/happy-hour-yoga-with-ester-15/57296Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Pound Pals Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pound-pals-bingo/59279The Dive
Dec 15 Reading Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reading-day-24/45472Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
11:30 am to 3 pm Gustavus Young Alumni at Feed My Starving Childrenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-young-alumni-at-feed-my-starving-children/59010Feed My Starving Children, 18732 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen, MN
13 pm Pause for Paws - Stress Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pause-for-paws-stress-break/59280The Dive
Dec 16 6:307:30 pm Sunday Worshiphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-7/57547Christ Chapel
Dec 17 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-3/45478Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
68 pm Finish Strong Workshop: BIO+Pizza Study Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/finish-strong-workshop-bio-pizza-study-session/59043Beck 111
Dec 18 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-3/45479Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-22/57478The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
56 pm Group Fun Runhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/group-fun-run/58851Lund Info Desk
Dec 19 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-3/45480Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-23/57479The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 20 Fall Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-ends-11/50674Gustavus Campus
Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams-3/45481Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
23:30 pm Tech Bytes: How to become a Whiz @ GusMailhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-how-to-become-a-whiz-gusmail-3/59159Library e-classroom
Dec 21 Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-12/45483Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Dec 21, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019 Christmas Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-recess-16/50679Gustavus Campus
Dec 21 910:30 am Tech Bytes: How to become a Whiz @ GusMailhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-how-to-become-a-whiz-gusmail-3/59160Library e-classroom
2:303:30 pm Take pause, take part in contemplative communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/take-pause-take-part-in-contemplative-community/57561Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
Nov 19, 2018 to Feb 1, 2019 Charles E. Burchfield: Oh My Heavens, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/charles-e-burchfield-oh-my-heavens-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/59033Hillstrom 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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