Inside Gustavus 

November 29, 2018 | Volume 51, Number 12

Parking Lot Closures This Weekend...The Lund Center parking lot will close at 2 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 for Christmas in Christ Chapel. Employees may park their vehicles in any other green or red space on Friday. The lot will remain closed through Saturday, December 1, 2018.

The Norelius Visitor parking lot will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 30, and students from Building Bridges will be offering Valet Parking for Christmas in Christ Chapel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday prior to event start times. Visitors may access valet parking at Three Flags circle during Christmas in Christ Chapel events or park in any Red or Green permit space between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.

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

Reminder for Gustavus Employees with Medical Insurance...It's not too late to take advantage of the 2018 Wellbeing Rewards Program. All submissions are due on or before December 6, 2018 for reimbursement.
Click here to learn about the program. You may access the submission cover letter form here. Email Nicole Goebel or call ext. 6310 with questions.

The Holiday Angel Tree is Up...The annual Holiday Sharing Tree is located outside of the Community-Based Service and Learning (CBSL) office. Please stop by, pick up a tag, purchase the gift request by a youth (ages birth-12), and return it wrapped with the tag to the CBSL by Wednesday, December 12. Do your holiday shopping and make it a little brighter for a child in Saint Peter.

Risk Management Minute...Winter Wonderland Safety: Please make pedestrian safety a priority during the snow and ice season. Always wear proper footwear with good traction and look ahead at the walking surface. During snow events, keep your eyes and ears alert to what’s going on around you and put away the cell phone and earbuds. Use sidewalks that have already been cleared when available. If you are coming out from behind a snowbank, stop first and check to see if it is safe as you may be less visible because of snow piles or glare off of the snow. Know that vehicles have a harder time stopping on slippery surfaces. Stay away from roads and sidewalks when snow removal equipment is trying to clear the snow and as they treat the road and sidewalk surfaces. Be aware that snow removal equipment moves backwards, forwards and may turn sharply. Do not walk in front of or directly behind snow removal equipment! Make sure drivers see you by making eye contact and wait for them to pass before crossing. Contact Facilities Management (x7504) during the weekday or Campus Safety (x8888) 24/7 to report slippery areas or those areas that need to be cleared. Contact Campus Safety immediately if you may have been involved in a slip and fall injury.

Password renewal...Starting next week, WebAdvisor users with passwords older than one year will be asked to supply a new password during their next sign-in attempt. Please note that your WebAdvisor password will now need to be refreshed annually. This new password will also need to conform to updated standards, so we encourage you to read the instructions thoroughly. If you encounter any issues accessing WebAdvisor, please use the “forgot my password” link to restart the process.Your WebAdvisor password is an important protective measure to ensure that your private information remains secure. Please use a password that is unique to Gustavus, and do not share it with anyone.If you have any questions about this change, please contact the GTS Helpline at x6111 or

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

Watch the Christmas in Christ Chapel Livestream...Christmas in Christ Chapel 2018: Visions of Divine Mystery will be livestreamed on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Watch at Tickets are sold out for the five services, with over 5,000 people attending.

Festival of Saint Lucia...The Festival of St. Lucia takes place on Thursday, December 6. The community is invited to gather in Christ Chapel for Gustavus' annual service featuring the Gustavus Lucia Court, singing by the Lucia Singers choir, and a message of inspiration based on the Lucia legend given by the previous year's St. Lucia, Joy Dunna. This event is free and open to the public and will be live streamed and archived.
This year's Saint Lucia court:

  • Tyra Banks
  • Ellie Croonquist
  • Holly Fitterer
  • Signe Jeremiason
  • Megan Nipe
  • Kristie Olson

Voting will take place November 28-30.

Youth Gymnastics Open Gym...The Gustavus Gymnastics team is holding a Youth Open Gym on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.. Ages PreK-12 are welcome. Cost is $20 for one or $40 for two plus in a family. Email Aryn DeGrood with any questions.

Theatre and Dance Tickets...Tickets are now available online at, at the Campus Information Desk, or by calling 507-933-7590 for three Department of Theatre and Dance productions the weekend of December 7-9. Please see details below. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for each production. Other tickets are $5 for all.
Theatre Gallery
Student-Devised Performances
Henry MacCarthy, Advisor
December 7 at 11 p.m. | December 8 at 6 p.m. | December 9 at 2 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
Always innovative, unique, and eclectic, the Theatre Gallery features selected works and honors projects by some of our most gifted majors.

Shared Space: Molding Integrity
Co-Directed by Kayla Cardenas '19 and Madelyn Schwartz '19
December 7 at 8:30 p.m. | December 8 at Noon and 4 p.m. | December 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Kresge Dance Studio
As artists, dancers create images and shapes, telling stories through their movement. This year, Shared Space will bring together the richness and breadth of the Gustavus dance program, showcasing dancers as they take the lead in producing, directing, choreographing, and performing.

Buried Child
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Theatre Honors student Gabriel Berg '19
December 7 at 6:30 p.m. | December 8 at 8 p.m. | December 9 at 4 p.m.

Winds of Christmas...The annual Gustavus Winds of Christmas will be taking place this year on December 4, 2018. This concert features the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Wind Symphony presenting holiday music as part of this annual tradition. This event will be livestreamed.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

• Women’s hockey hosts Bethel at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30

• Men’s basketball hosts Saint John’s at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

• Men’s hockey hosts Bethel at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Fine Arts 

Schaefer Art Gallery
Through December 10, Art Minor Spotlight Exhibition

Through February 1, "Charles E. Burchfield: Oh My Heavens", extended hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend, the museum will be open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

In the News

The Mankato Free Press wrote about the current display in the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

The Mankato Free Press wrote on how several colleges, including Gustavus, recieved grants in 2016 to work on an inventory of geological activity.

The Star Tribune reported on potential changes to federal Title IX policy. JoNes VanHecke, Vice President for Student Life, was quoted in the piece.

The Mankato Free Press covered the news that Gustavus recieved a $1 million grant to support continuing education for ELCA pastors in Southern Minnesota.


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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