Inside Gustavus 

January 10, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 15

 
December 11, 2018, Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Associate Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis Kris Hank was present to provide information regarding inputting FY 2020 departmental budget information on WebAdvisor.

2. Discussion was held regarding future budget planning, specifically the FY 2020 budget. A special budget meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15.

3. Members approved the hiring of a part-time replacement position in the Chaplains' Office (Administrative Assistant).
 
4. Members approved the hiring of a part-time replacement position in Student Life (psychiatrist).
 
December 18, 2018, Cabinet Meeting Summary
 
1. Discussion was held regarding the February 14-15 Board meeting, specifically the topics for the strategic discussion session.

2. Interim CFO Westphal reported on learnings from a webinar concerning Moody's and identity fraud.
 
January 8, 2019, Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Discussion was held regarding the FY 2020 budget. Members were asked to upload all FY 2020 budget information to WebAdvisor prior to next Tuesday’s Cabinet retreat focused on budget planning.

2. Vice President Tunheim gave a presentation on a project conducted by students in her fall semester class regarding the senior survey. Discussion ensued regarding using a shorter version of the current survey or a survey developed by a national organization. Provost Kelly will work with Director of Institutional Research David Menk to acquire surveys from other organizations for review.

3. Provost Kelly updated Cabinet members on the recent data breach incident and the progress of employees and students migrating to GusMail and enrolling in duo two-factor authentication.
 
 
 

2019 All-Employee Meetings...
Faculty, Administrators, and Support Staff. An all-employee meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall. All employees are encouraged to attend to hear a progress report on institutional goals and other related topics. Save The Date: the next all-employee meeting is 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall.
 
Library Hours for January Interim....
 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri.
 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.
 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun.
 
Mileage Rate Increase...Effective January 1, 2019 mileage rates have been adjusted by the IRS to .58 cents per business mile. Mileage driven prior to January 1, 2019 will continue to be paid at .545 cents per mile.
 
Special Enrollment Opportunity...Gustavus employees enrolled in one of the Health Savings Account medical insurance plans, please note that bariatric surgery will be covered only in the $2,500 Copay plan for 2019. Through a special enrollment opportunity, you may yet change to the $2500 Copay plan in order to take advantage of bariatric surgery in 2019 if desired. Please be advised that this procedure will likely not be covered in 2020 due to changes in standard health care coverage and plan design. If you wish to change insurance plans, please complete a status change formand return to Nicole Goebel or email on or before January 11, 2019.
 
Preventive Care Notice...In order to maximize employee preventive health care through discussions directly with a primary care provider and with the onset of the new Sharecare platform offered to Blue Cross Blue Shield members, Gustavus will no longer be offering an annual blood draw lab. As we start out the new year, now is a great time to schedule your preventive care exam with your primary care provider.

Please note that you have access to a wide selection of complementary screenings through your medical insurance. A list of preventive care services for adults that are covered under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota can be found here. If you have been diagnosed with a condition such as high cholesterol, your provider may not bill that test as preventive as it would then be a diagnostic test if the condition is being managed by the physician.
 
Medical Insurance Cards...If you received two sets of insurance cards in the mail from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the group (GRP) numbers are the same, feel free to use both cards. However, if the group numbers on the cards are different, use the card most recently received. If you are unsure which card is correct, please contact Nicole Goebel in the Office of Human Resources for clarification.
 
New Book Celebrates Legacy of Edgar Carlson... Bold Visions, Daring Dreams, authored by his daughter, 1964 Gustavus graduate Joanna Carlson Swanson, explores Carlson’s term at Gustavus as president and active theologian, his subsequent work for the Minnesota Private College Council, and his impact on higher education nationwide. The book is available in the Gustavus Book Mark.
 
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.

Weekend Home Athletic Events 

• Men's hockey hosts St. Thomas at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11
• Women's hockey hosts St. Thomas at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12

Fine Arts 

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Through February 1, "Charles E. Burchfield: Oh My Heavens"

In the News
The Star Tribune reviewed the current exhibit in the Hillstrom Museum of Art, "Charles E. Burchfield, Oh My Heavens."

Carl Lofgren, the College's oldest living alumnus/ae at 103, was celebrated by Kare 11

Dr. Kathi Tunheim's appointment as the College's inaugural Vice President for Mission, Strategy, and Innovation was announced by the Star Tribune and Lakeshore Weekly News.

Dr. Larry Wohl (Economics and Management) was interviewed for a KEYC television piece on the labor market and wages in the Mankato area. 

Plugs 
For Sale...Custom built family home with attached garage and screen porch. 25 ft. cathedral ceiling and open, sunlit floor plan. New furnace. Hardwood maple flooring and cherry kitchen cupboards and island. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, (including Master suite with large, walk-in shower.) Ideal location within walking distance to middle school and College.
Please contact Greg Aune (218-290-5613) or Julie Aune (507-382-6722).

Apartment for Rent... Two-bedroom apartment located above the Swedish Kontur on Minnesota Avenue. Original woodwork and plaster make for old charm. Additional rooms include kitchen, living room, and bathroom in good condition. Rent is $600/month plus tenant pays gas, electric, and garbage/recycling. Utilities generally run $70-85 per month. You are the only tenant in the building. It is very quiet. If interested, please contact Anders Bjorling, owner of the Swedish Kontur, at 952-693-3946.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 1 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. Saint Benedict (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-softball-vs-saint-benedict-dhSt. Joseph, Minn.
1:302:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Jakob Larson, Bass Trombone, Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-jakob-larson-bass-trombone-student-recitalBjörling Recital Hall
23:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Choir of Christ Chapel and Lucia Singers Spring Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-choir-of-christ-chapel-and-lucia-singers-spring-concertChrist Chapel
3:304:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Jocelyn Jaimez, Mezzo-Soprano, and Nathan Thompson, Tenor, Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-jocelyn-jaimez-mezzosoprano-and-nathan-thompson-tenor-student-recitalBjörling Recital Hall
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CANCELLED: Admitted Student Day: Experience Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-admitted-student-day-experience-gustavusCampus
68:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Presidential Rollout Tour - Chicagohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-presidential-rollout-tour-chicagoOsteria Via Stato - 620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Mar 31 68:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Presidential Rollout Tour - Milwaukeehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-presidential-rollout-tour-milwaukeeBruce Olson '82 and Betsy Setzer Olson '82 Residence
Apr 1 23 p.m. Keep Working Series: Screencastinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/keep-working-series-screencastingRemote
2:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Baseball at Augsburg (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-baseball-at-augsburg-dhMinneapolis, Minn.
3:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. St. Catherine (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-softball-vs-st-catherine-dhSt. Peter, Minn.
68:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Presidential Rollout Tour - Madisonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-presidential-rollout-tour-madisonFresco Rooftop Restaurant - 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703
Apr 3 CANCELLED: Men's Tennis hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-mens-tennis-hosts-uweau-claireSt. Peter, Minn.
CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at Midwest Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-womens-tennis-at-midwest-inviteMadison, Wis.
4:307 p.m. CANCELLED: Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-faculty-shop-talkInterpretive Center
Apr 4 CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at Midwest Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-womens-tennis-at-midwest-inviteMadison, Wis.
CANCELLED: Women's Golf at WashU Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-womens-golf-at-washu-inviteSt. Louis, Mo.
CANCELLED: Men's Track & Field at Hamline Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-mens-track-field-at-hamline-inviteSt. Paul, Minn.
CANCELLED: Women's Track & Field at Hamline Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-womens-track-field-at-hamline-inviteSt. Paul, Minn.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Baseball vs. Saint Mary's (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-baseball-vs-saint-marys-dhSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. Saint Mary's (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-softball-vs-saint-marys-dhSt. Peter, Minn.
Apr 5 CANCELLED: Women's Golf at WashU Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-womens-golf-at-washu-inviteSt. Louis, Mo.
11 a.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis vs. University of Chicagohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-mens-tennis-vs-university-of-chicagoWest Bend, Wis.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. Concordia (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-softball-vs-concordia-dhMoorhead, Minn.
Apr 7 2:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Baseball vs. Macalester (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-baseball-vs-macalester-dhSt. Peter, Minn.
4 p.m. CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-womens-tennis-at-st-olafNorthfield, Minn.

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