Inside Gustavus 

March 15, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 25

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.

IRS Announces Change to 2018 Family HSA Contribution Limit...Due to changes made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 tax reform), certain adjustments needed to be made to inflation amounts. One of those adjustments is to the annual family contribution for HSA accounts in 2018. The family max contribution is decreased from $6,900 to $6,850. The single contribution limit remains unchanged at $3,450. Please contact Nicole Goebel to make any necessary changes to your annual HSA contribution.

BPLP Food Drive...March is Minnesota Foodshare Campaign Month and Big Partner/Little Partner will be collecting donations of food items and money (to purchase perishable items) to be donated to the Saint Peter Area Foodshelf. If your child has a Big Partner, please send some food items with your Little to share, or drop off your donations at the Community-Based Service and Learning (CBSL) center in the Johnson Student Union. We will be collecting food until March 28.

Social Security Presentation....If you missed the social security presentation this week, or are looking for a review of the presentation, you may access it here. Please note that you will need to be logged in to view; you may also find it by navigating through the Restricted Access section on the Human Resources home page.

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

Campus Signage and Wayfinding...The College is currently developing a Wayfinding and Signage Campus Master Plan with the architectural firm of Ayers Saint Gross (ASG). A team from ASG will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20 to meet with a wide variety of campus groups to gather ideas for the campus wayfinding and signage plan. If you are interested in learning about the process and contributing to the discussion please attend one of the two open sessions. The first session will take place on Monday, March 19 from 3-3:30 pm in the Board Room in the Jackson Campus Center. The second session will take place on Tuesday, March 20 from 12-12:30 pm in the Konferensrum in the Jackson Campus Center. Please contact Anna Deike in the Marketing and Communication Office if you have questions about the process.

Spring Break Building Hours...On Thursday, March 29, academic and administrative buildings will close by 8 p.m. and remain closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, March April 2. Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6, academic buildings will close at 6 p.m. each day. Please check the posted hours for the Campus Center, Lund Center, and the Library for specialized closing times. Normal building hours resume Sunday, April 8. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, please contact Lisa Octigan or Campus Safety to make the necessary reservations.

Students requiring access to academic buildings after-hours or to secured areas during this period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested in advance from Lisa Octigan.

Spring Break - Parking Lot Closing Schedule...All vehicles remaining on campus over Spring Break must be parked in the designated break parking in the Bjorling lot (directly west of the Music building) or if that fills up, in the designated break parking section in the Arbor View lot. Please see the lot cleaning schedule for lots that are closed each night Tuesday, April 3-Thursday, April 5 (5 p.m.-4 a.m.). Look for the BREAK PARKING signs to be sure you are parked in the correct row(s)!

Regular permit parking enforcement will also be in effect during spring break (red and green permit lots permit required 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, overnight parking restricted 2-7 a.m. in green permit parking and the Stadium lot seven days a week, Visitor parking closed to students and employees 24/7/365). Always assume that parking is enforced even if classes are not in session.

The following Parking Lots will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule.

Lots CLOSED from 5 p.m. Tues., April 3 until Wed., April 4 at 4 a.m.
Norelius Lot (Green section)
Norelius Lot (Red section)
Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center)
Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)
Stadium/Beck lot

Lots CLOSED from 5 p.m. Wed., April 4 until Thurs., April 5 at 4 a.m.
Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center)
Lund Lot (south of Lund Center)
Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center)
Uhler Lot
Swanson Tennis Center Lot
Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel)
Southwest Lot (north of Southwest Hall)

Lots CLOSED from 5 p.m. Thurs., April 5 until Fri., April 6 at 4 a.m.
Nobel Lot (west of Nobel)
Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant)
Rundstrom Lot
Sohre/Wahlstrom Lot
College View Lot
Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View)
Arbor View Apartments Lot
Pittman Lot
Chapel View Townhomes Lot

Sacred Dance Weekend...Join Grace Upon Grace, a dance company with an emphasis on sacred dance, for a weekend of dance. Sacred dance enhances worship with faith centered music, costuming, and liturgical emphasis. Sometimes a specific text or biblical story is choreographed and highlighted. Ballet, modern, and jazz techniques are incorporated into choreography that expresses the various emotions of the inexpressible: God’s love. During our time together, dancers will take class, participate in a brief Bible study, and learn choreography to share at the worship service on Sunday morning.

Workshop & Worship Schedule*

  • Friday, April 27 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 29 dancers arrive at 9 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. service

*Workshop and Community worship service take place at Christ Chapel in Saint Peter, MN. Please only register for this event if you are able to attend both days and are planning to worship with us on Sunday. This event is free and open to the public for ages seven to adult. For more information and to register to participate please email us or find us on Facebook @GraceUponGraceDance.

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"

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...The Office of Church Relations will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Bethlehem Lutheran of Minneapolis from Friday, March. 16 to Sunday, March. 18. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations. 

Off Campus Events of Interest
Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Saint Peter Tornado...Twist of Fate: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Saint Peter Tornado is happening from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at the Saint Peter High School Theater. This is a time for reflection as we commemorate the 1998 tornado. The program will honor the losses, while also celebrating the resiliency of the community over the last 20 years turning this tragedy to opportunity and expressing gratitude for the heroic efforts of the community to build a stronger Saint Peter. The program will feature veteran WCCO news anchor Don Shelby as emcee. More information is available online.
Bingo for Scholars...From 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Redmen Club (412 S. 3rd Street in Saint Peter), there will be a bingo for scholars event. The money raised will help Saint Peter-Kasota Dollars for Scholars receive a matching grant from Scholarship America to establish funds for renewable scholarships that students will apply for after completing one year of post-secondary education. Help support SPHS grads continue their education.

Shetek Day Camp...First Lutheran Church will host Shetek Day Camp from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on June 11-14. This camp is open to all kids entering grades K-7, FLC members and guests. Worship, games, hands-on Bible studies, arts and crafts, spending time with friends in faith and fun, singing, and more. Cost is just $25 per camper for the week. For more information contact or find the registration form online.
Luck of the Irish...The annual Luck of the Irish, a fundraiser for John Ireland Catholic School, will be held on March 24, at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds. There will be silent and live auctions, a delicious pork dinner from 5-7 p.m., bingo, and more. If you are interested in buying a $30 raffle ticket, or a $15 dinner ticket, call the school office at 507-931-2810 or talk to any John Ireland Family. Tickets will also be available at the door. Everyone age 21 and older is welcome.
The 5th annual Luck of the Irish 7K Fun Run will be held the morning of March 24. A kids 0.7 mile run will follow the 7K. Find the run info on Facebook @luckrunstpeter. John Ireland School appreciates the St. Peter community and enjoys welcoming you to our school events.
Technology Tip

Every week in March we will post about Google Calendar, and how you can use it more efficiently. This week our blog focuses on how to include Gustavus Calendar events in your Gustavus Google Calendar.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline (507-933-6111 or


American Swedish Institute...The American Swedish Institute is pleased to offer Two-for-One Admission to Gustavus Adolphus College students, faculty, staff and alumni to visit CraftBOWL. This exhibition of art objects is made by Swedish master craftspeople, alongside 101 Bowls, an eclectic display of vessels by many local and regional artists. CraftBOWL launched the ASI’s 2018 year of The Handmade, and this BOGO offer is valid through the run of CraftBOWL which closes April 8, 2018. To redeem, print out and/or show this offer on your mobile phone when you arrive at the ASI front desk and mention the Northern Clay Center partnership. The American Swedish Institute is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. For more details, visit or call 612-871-4907.

"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.

Linda Stallman, mother of Scott Meyer (Campus Safety) passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018. Her full obituary is online.

Joseph H. Cha, father of John Cha (Religion Department), passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Durkhee, sons John and James, daughter-in-law Irina, and granddaughter Isabelle. A private memorial service will be held.

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 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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants SNL Arena
Sep 27 "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.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 28 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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