Inside Gustavus 

March 22, 2018 | Volume 50, Number 26

President Cabinet Summary

March 20 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Associate Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis Kris Hank was present to review the forecast for the FY 2018 operating budget and the planning for the FY 2019 operating budget.

2. Title IX Coordinator Patty Dawson was present to review the proposed revisions to the Title IX policy. Members approved moving it forward with suggested changes to the Board of Trustees for its review/approval at its April meeting.

3. Associate Vice President for Human Resources Julie Kline was present to discuss the proposed Gallup employee engagement survey that will be distributed to employees in the next couple of weeks. 

4. Julie also reviewed the leadership development program training series that will be available for campus leaders beginning in April.

5. Members approved the hiring of two full-time Enrollment Management replacement positions (admission counselors).

6. Members approved the compensation certification policy as presented by Provost Kelly.

7. Members reviewed the agenda for the April Board meeting and the June Board meeting in Sweden.

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.

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.

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.

Telecommunication Updates...The following are additions/changes for the “Personnel and Department Phone Directory”:

  • Darian Otto, Custodial, Phone: x6029, Email: dotto, Delete
  • Michael Middleton, Athletics, Phone: x7699, Email: mikemidd, Delete
  • Joshua Owens, Admissions, Phone: x7680, Email: jowens3, Delete
  • Garrett Klein, Music, Phone: x7364, Email: gklein, New

For further information or corrections, contact Telecommunications at x6261 or e-mail.

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

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

Library Hours for Spring Break/Easter Recess...Thursday, March 29: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Friday, March 30-Sunday, April 1: Closed. Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sat. April 7: Closed. Sunday, April 8: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

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.

Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce Annual Social...As a member of the Chamber, all Gustavus employees are invited to attend the Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce annual social dinner and silent auction on Friday, April 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall. This year's theme is Second Chance Prom. This evening is a chance to have fun with prom stories that did not go as expected. Prom-themes attire is optional. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, visit or call 934-3400.

Lecture on Government...Dr. Walter Williams is serving as the 2018 Lindau Resident in Conservative Thought. His lecture, titled "The Role of Government in a Free Society" is on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall and will be live streamed. Williams is an economist, national media commentator, and academic who is a proponent of free market economics and opposes socialist systems of government intervention believing laissez-faire capitalism is the most moral and productive system. Dr. Williams will address why and how there has been a decline of constitutional values that has permitted the growth of the government. More information about the lecture is available online.

5th Annual Word Play...a gathering of readers and writers, June 22 and 23 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.
Organized by Gustie English major alums Julie Johnson, Jane Leitzman and Dave Solheim, and co-sponsored by the English department. This event is open to everyone who likes to read, write and listen. Donations only to cover facilities and refreshments. All donations above cost will go to the English Department.
Friday night: Readers' Theatre--Doug Huff's "Benedict Arnold," his newest play. (Award-winning playwright and emeritus Philosophy faculty member).
Saturday: Lawrence Owen (emeritus English faculty member) will lead a memoir writing workshop.
Athena Kildegaard (English alum) will read from her newest book of poems, Course.
Open Mic--for anyone interested in sharing their own work or favorite pieces others have written.
Lawrence Owen and Cheryl Downy (theatre alum) will close the day with a two-person theatre performance.
For more information, contact Julie Johnson.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Men’s Tennis vs. Bethel at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24
  • Men's Tennis vs. Augustana (S.D.) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24

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"


March 24 at 1:30 p.m., Olivia Niles, Piano, Student Recital in Bjorling Recital Hall

March 24 at 3:30 p.m., Kali Malaski and Elizabeth Neuenfeldt, Soprano, Student Recital in Bjorling Recital Hall

March 24 at 5:30 p.m., Duncan Matthew, Baritone, and Mycah Lerum, Soprano, Student Recital in Bjorling Recital Hall

March 25 at 1:30 p.m., Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concerto/Aria Competition Concert for High School Musicians in Bjorling Recital Hall

March 25 at 7:30 p.m., Vespers in the Anglican Tradition with the Gustavus Choir in Christ Chapel

March 28 at 7:30 p.m., Jazz J.A.M. Lecture and Jam Session in the Courtyard Cafe

In the News

A story was run about the Anderson Hall renovation being LEED Gold certified in The Free Press.

Off Campus Events of Interest

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 Saint Peter community and enjoys welcoming you to our school events.

Marilyn Marie (Siersbeck) Erling died on March 20, 2018 at the age of 88. A funeral is planned for 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 at First Lutheran Church, Saint Peter, with a light luncheon and committal afterwards at Resurrection Cemetery, Saint Peter. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.

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