Inside Gustavus 

December 6, 2018 | Volume 51, Number 13

President Cabinet Summary

Cabinet Meeting Summary November 27, 2018

1. Interim CFO Ken Westphal reported on the visit that he and President Bergman had with Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority Representative Barry Fick regarding Moody’s representatives’ possible visit to campus in March 2019. He then led a discussion regarding strategies for preparing for the visit.

2. Members approved the Financial Conflict of Interest all-college policy. The policy requires investigators seeking external funding from any government entity, or any other entity that has implemented these federal standards, to disclose significant financial interests that reasonably appear to be related to their institutional responsibilities when applying for grant funds, as well as during the award period.

3. Discussion was held regarding future budget planning.

4. Members discussed potential topics for the February 2019 Board meeting strategic discussion session.

December 4 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Discussion was held regarding the current all-college policy on Conflict of Interest and Disclosure of Certain Interest.

2. Members reviewed a report outlining the results of the employee survey on service awards. Over 80 percent of respondents were in favor of a new system that will permit employees to choose their own gifts. The program will be launched this month.

3. Discussion was held regarding future budget planning, specifically the FY 2020 budget.

News and Announcements

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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.

Staff Holiday Parties...Please bring non-perishable food items, turkey/ham certificates, and/or monetary donations for the Saint Peter Food Shelf to your employee Holiday Party. The College will match cash donations up to $500 again this year. This is a way to really make your dollars count. There will be a collection table at the Faculty/Administrators Holiday gathering and at the Staff Holiday Luncheon.

Faculty and Administration Holiday Party: 4 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018, Alumni Hall

Support Staff Holiday Luncheon: 11 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, Alumni Hall

If you are unable to attend your holiday celebration, please feel free to drop off food items or monetary donations to Lisa Koppelman (Mattson Hall). Thank you in advance for your donation. Happy Holidays.

Risk Management Minute...The Scoop about Snow Shoveling: here are some tips to help you get a handle on safe shoveling. 1. Take it easy. Snow shoveling is a weight-lifting exercise that raises your heart rate and blood pressure. Warm up before starting the job and stretch before and after shoveling. Avoid shoveling after eating or while smoking. 2. If possible, shovel fresh snow. It is easier to shovel than wet, packed-down snow. 3. Push the snow forward rather than lifting it out of the way; pick up only small amounts when needed. Your back will thank you. 3. As with any lifting activity, use your legs, not your back. Your legs should be bent with your back straight. Bend and "sit" into the movement, allowing your large muscle groups to do most of the work. 4. Never work to the point of exhaustion. Take frequent breaks. If your chest feels tight, stop immediately. 5. Dress as you would for any outdoor activity in layers. Take extra precautions for keeping hands and feet warm and shovel safely this winter.

New Employee Service Awards Program... Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to Human Resources' recent survey about the current service awards program at Gustavus. We were excited to see such a huge response from all of you. Based on those survey results, we feel that the next iteration of the service awards program will fall in alignment with the needs/wants of our campus community. Over 80 percent of the respondents were in favor of a new system that will allow employees to choose their own gifts. The Office of Human Resources will begin rolling out our new program this winter. Thank you for your input and we look forward to working with you, during these very special moments in your career at Gustavus.

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

Youth Gymnastics Open Gym...The Gustavus Gymnastics team is holding youth open gym from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. Children in grades preschool-grade 12 are welcome. The cost is $20 for one child or $40 for two or more in a family. Email Aryn DeGrood with any questions.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

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

• Men’s hockey hosts St. Scholastica at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

• Women’s hockey hosts UW-River Falls at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

• Women’s basketball hosts Saint Mary’s at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

• Men’s basketball hosts Saint Mary’s at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

Fine Arts 

Schaefer Art Gallery
Through December 10, Art Minor Spotlight Exhibition

Music
December 7 at 4:30 p.m., Jazz in the Courtyard Cafe
December 8 at 1 p.m., Gustavus Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Fall Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall
December 8 at 3:30 p.m., Gustavus Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall
December 9 at 1:30 p.m., Matthew Pham, Student Recital in Bjorling Recital Hall
December 12 at 7:30 p.m., Gustavus Women's A Capella in Bjorling Recital Hall
December 13 at 7:30 p.m., G-Sharp in Bjorling Recital Hall

Theatre/Dance
December 7 at 6:30 p.m., December 8 at 8 p.m., and December 9 at 4 p.m., Buried Child in Black Box Theatre

December 7 at 8:30 p.m., December 8 at 12 p.m., December 8 at 4 p.m., December 9 at 6:30 p.m., Shared Space: Molding Integrity in Kresge Dance Studio

December 7 at 11 p.m., December 8 at 6 p.m., and December 9 at 2 p.m., Theatre Gallery: Myths and Origins in Black Box Theatre

Tickets available at gustavustickets.com

Hillstrom
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

KEYC reported on the Winds of Christmas, which took place on December 4, 2018 in Christ Chapel.

DDC Journal highlighted the Nobel Hall of Science expansion and renovation project in this month's issue. Professor Julie Bartley is quoted in the piece (see page 16.)

KEYC, the St. Peter Herald, and the Mankato Free Press covered today's Festival of St. Lucia. 

The St. Peter Herald interviewed Rev. Grady St. Dennis about a recent $1 million grant to the College that will create professional development opportunities for ELCA pastors in southern Minnesota.

Obituaries 

Chris Lind (husband of Cheryl Lind, Building Services), age 51 of Saint Peter, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 2, 2018. The family is planning a private celebration of life at a later date. A full obituary can be found 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 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/48hour-theatre-projectStreaming Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 23 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-146Online
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyounhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reconciliation-circle-with-cnt-stfrancis-bettelyoun-5via videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-luther-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/boom-boom-bingo-2Lund Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-cornell-cancelledMount Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecominghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/homecoming-6Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-monmouth-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-coe-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/peer-assistants-host-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-tuesdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-augsburg-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-luther-cancelledDecorah, Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art

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