Inside Gustavus 

January 24, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 17

Cabinet Meeting Summary - January 22, 2019

1. Discussion was held regarding planning the FY 2020 budget.

2. Members discussed the Town Hall call sponsored by the Alumni and Parent Engagement Office on Thursday, February 21, 7-8 p.m. Cabinet members were encouraged to attend.

3. Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Kirk Carlson reminded members of Scholarship Day on Saturday, February 23.
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The Drenttel Golf Facility...The facility is open to the public from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Friday. There are clubs available to use, no reservations necessary. Cost is $10/person per hour. Any questions, contact Scott Moe or visit this page.

Employee Enhancement Days...All employees are encouraged to join in the many activities scheduled for Employee Enhancement Days. Click here to see more details about the sessions and a calendar of all events. New this year is a canvas painting class, the opportunity to meet new CFO Curtis Kowaleski, resiliency wellbeing, financial goal setting and much more. 
If you attend five different sessions, you may enter to win one of three Fit Bits; details provided at each session. Looking forward to seeing you at Employee Enhancement Days.

Lab order reminder... Gustavus Health Service is able to see employees for lab work with off campus provider orders. We offer very reasonable lab prices. Please bring your orders or have them faxed directly to the Health Service at 507-933-6074 (fax) prior to your lab work appointment. If you have any questions determining if your concern is an issue that can be seen by a provider in the Gustavus Health Service, please feel free to call 507-933-7630 to ask. We are unable to see retirees or accept Medicare.

Key Audit...Campus Safety will be conducting a Key Audit by Google Form in the near future. We will be sending an email out through the alias so that everyone should know that it is legit and coming from Campus Safety. Please feel free to call, 507-933-8809 or email Angie Hanson if you have any questions.

FedEx Service Alerts...FedEx will be operating in the Atlanta metro area during Super Bowl LIII festivities from January 26 – February 3, 2019. Some customers in the Atlanta area may experience service delays or disruptions during this time because of government security measures in place for Super Bowl LIII.

Shipping to affected areas?
To help avoid delays, we encourage you to contact your recipients to verify whether their location is open or able to receive deliveries before and after Super Bowl LIII.

Note that potential service disruptions may not affect FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, etc. the same way. This may result in different levels of impact as well as cities, states and ZIP Codes serviced.

2019 All-Employee Meetings...An all-employee meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall. All faculty, staff, and administrators 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.
MAYDAY! Peace Conference...This year's conference will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and will feature internationally known author Thomas L. Freidman. He is a writer for The New York Times focused on foreign affairs, global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues. A live interview will be held at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel and an 11:45 a.m. lunch will take place in the banquet rooms. Tickets and more information can be found online

Art exhibition preview and Nobel Conference Launch Party...Be the first to view the new exhibition at the American Swedish Institute, Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson, from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Meet exhibit artist Erik Johansson, Gustavus professor Betsy Byers, and Gustavus student Emily Dzieweczynski, who will share their perspective on art, environment, and climate change. The preview party will include live music, in-the-moment drawing/visual notetaking, sampling from the Water Bar, and food and curated cocktails available for purchase from FIKA. Tickets for the Nobel Conference 55 will go on sale in conjunction with this event. Learn more and buy event tickets at the ASI website.

Saint Peter Winterfest...The opening ceremony party for the Saint Peter Winterfest will be held at 5 p.m. Fri., February 1 in Levee Park. This event will include:
- Free hot chocolate and s'mores making
- Reading of first Medallion clue at 6 p.m.
- Free Medallion Medals to the first 100 participants
- Mini-Medallion Hunt; prizes awarded
- Levee Luminary Loppet (Bring skis. Ski among luminaries)
- Medallion hunting in Levee Park
First clue for medallion hunt will be on website at 6 p.m. Feb 1. Prize for finding the medalian is $1,000 in Chamber Bucks. This event is a free event and open to all ages. More information about the Saint Peter Winterfest can be found on the Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce website. 

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 and Women's Swimming & Diving host Hamline at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 25. 
Women’s Hockey Hosts Saint Mary’s at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 25.
Men's Hockey hosts Saint Mary's at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, January 26.

Fine Arts 

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

In the News


The Mankato Free Press and the St. Peter Herald highlighted the work of sculptor-in-residence Andrew Hellmund in recent articles.

KTOE radio, KEYC television, and the St. Peter Herald covered this week's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture.

Gustavus was mentioned in Star Tribune piece about bystander intervention training at the University of Minnesota.


For Sale... 620 Inverness Lane, Saint Peter. Four-bedroom, two-bath rambler with full finished basement in great centralized location just off Sunrise Drive a few blocks north of Gustavus. 1536 sq. ft. on main level. Has a cozy hearth room with fireplace just off the kitchen. Open floor plan. 1344 sq. ft finished in lower level. Two-car attached garage. Home located on 1/3 acre, so plenty of room to run! Nice deck and patio in fenced-in rear yard plus storage shed to keep your garage uncluttered. $237,900. Please contact Billy Visto at or 507-933-0222.

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.

For Sale...Four-bedroom, two-bathroom home located close to campus on the corner of Valley View Road and Jefferson Avenue. This quiet home across the street Pittman Hall has been owned by the same family since 1952 and includes a basement that opens up to a backyard garden and a one-stall garage. For inquiries, please call Bea Martinson at Ecumen-Prairie Hill at 507-931-2776.

Audrey Atherton, mother of Suzanne Wilson (Sociology and Anthropology), died December 28 at her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas surrounded by family. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Wilson and Evelyn Landrith, and two grandchildren and their spouses, Graham and Elizabeth Landrith and Audrey Ann and Andrew Pruitt.

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 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"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants 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 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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