Inside Gustavus 

November 1, 2018 | Volume 51, Number 9

News and Announcements

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Dining Services Thanksgiving Baking...Over the river and through the woods and up the hill, the Dining Service bakery is getting ready to start their Thanksgiving baking. Our bakers are making delicious assorted pies, breads, and rolls. They are also making fall themed decorated jumbo cookies this year. To place your order, stop in the Dining Service Office and pick up an order form. Last day to order is Wednesday, November 14, and payment must accompany the order. May your Thanksgiving be filled with love and cheer, but also with full tummies. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from Dining Service.

Employee Awards...Congratulations to the following employees for being selected for a 2018 employee award:

  • Ms. Deb Swanberg, Administrative Assistant in the Dean of Student's Office, Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for Outstanding Support Staff
  • Ms. Amy Brown, Office Manager for Facilities Management, Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee
  • Dr. Kate Knutson, Professor of Political Science, Faculty Service Award

New Room Reservation System...The campus is moving to a new room request/reservation system, which is called ReServe. An important part of the new system is that all email correspondence about a room request will be managed within the system. Thus, emails about room reservations will come from We cannot change this to a Gustavus address. Some offices are starting to use the new system. Therefore, please trust and open emails from this address. For now, room requests should be made to the person in each building responsible for managing requests. This list can be found at

Looking for something to do during Spring Break?...The Community-Based Service and Learning (CBSL) office is looking for Gustavus faculty and staff to be trip advisers for upcoming Habitat for Humanity volunteer trips during spring break (March 30-April 7). This is an exceptional way for employees to grow in community service learning and professional development. Trip adviser guidelines are posted on the CBSL website. There is no cost to participate and all employees are eligible (see guidelines for approvals needed). Applications are online here (and on the CBSL website) and must be submitted by November 9, 2018. CBSL staff and campus Habitat for Humanity board representatives will review applications and select the individuals who meet the selection criteria. Please contact Amy Pehrson (x6011) with questions or more information about this program.

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

Department of Scandinavian Studies Annual Yuletide Breakfast...
Join Associate Professor of History, Scandinavian Studies, and Russian and Eastern European Studies Dr. Glenn Kranking, Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra Dr. James Patrick Miller, and student musicians Andy DeLuca, Kristi Manning, Charlie Barnhouse, and Karin Anderson of as they share reflections from last winter's 2018 GWO tour in Sweden and Norway.

This event will take place from 8-10 a.m. on Thursday, December 13 in the Jackson Campus Center Banquet Room. Tickets are $9 each, and can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7520. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Tollefson at 507-933-7391.

Christmas in Christ Chapel -- Tickets on sale now...Christmas in Christ Chapel is happening November 30, December 1 and 2. There is an exciting, significant change in how tickets will be sold this year. New this year, guests will select specific reservable seats in Christ Chapel at the time of ticket purchase. There will no longer be general admission seating. Employees will continue to receive one free ticket. Tickets are going fast! For more information and to get your tickets, visit the Christmas in Christ Chapel website.

Honoring Veterans...On Friday, November 9, we will be honoring veterans during our Daily Sabbath service in Christ Chapel. If you are a veteran or are currently serving in the military and would like to be recognized at this service, please email Jodi Maas in the Chaplains' Office. We invite the campus community to join us from 10-10:20 a.m. for this service, which will feature the Christ Chapel Brass, under the direction of Garrett Klein.

Measure for Measure Tickets On Sale Now...Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre and Dance production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Amy Seham. Performances will be held November 8-10 at 8 p.m. and November 11 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.

Shakespeare's intriguing dark comedy Measure for Measuretakes on new meaning in light of today's #MeToo movement. Isabella, a novice nun, pleads with government official Angelo to spare her brother from execution. The powerful man agrees to help—but only if Isabella will sleep with him. When Isabella protests, saying she will proclaim his corruption to the world, Angelo smoothly replies, "Who will believe thee, Isabel?" It takes an evening full of comedy, tricks, and disguises before Isabel can bring Angelo to justice. Guest artist Anne Sawyer lends her genius with puppetry to the creation of a host of vivid, entertaining characters who manipulate and are manipulated in this remarkably modern classic.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

  • Volleyball hosts a MIAC semifinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
  • Men’s hockey hosts St. Olaf at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
  • Football hosts St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
  • Swim & Dive hosts UW-Stevens Points and MSU-Mankato at 1 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 3
  • Volleyball (if victorious Thursday) hosts the MIAC championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3

Fine Arts

Schaefer Art Gallery

Through November 1, "What to Do When Lost in the Woods"

Hillstrom Museum of Art

Through November 4, "10 AM, Zero One, and Other Settings: Paintings by Tony Martin" and "FOCUS IN/ON: Cameron Booth’s Toilers"


November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Swedish Folk Music: Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital: John Engebretson, Saxophone in Bjorling Recital Hall
November 3 at 1:30 p.m. Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall
November 5 at 7 p.m., Bjorling Music Festival: Finale Concert in Christ Chapel

Congregational Outreach

The Office of Church Relations will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Minneapolis/Victoria and Family of Christ Lutheran Church of Chanhassen from Friday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 3. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.


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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