Inside Gustavus 

January 31, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 18

President Cabinet Summary

January 29, 2019, Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Discussion was held regarding establishing a policy for designating weather or emergency essential positions. Further conversation will be held at a future meeting.

2. Members debriefed on the “Picture Yourself at Gustavus” admission event held at the International Market Square on Sunday evening. Members expressed their appreciation to those employees involved in the planning of the event.

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

4. Vice President Tunheim reviewed the results of the FY 2018 employee performance appraisal process and the plans for the process for FY 2019.

5. Provost Kelly reported that GusMail migration for all employees was completed as scheduled on Tuesday, January 23. Members expressed appreciation to GTS staff for their work on this migration process.

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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.

Nominations for Presidents' Awards... Gustavus members are invited to submit nominations for the 2019 Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards for Civic Engagement. The Presidents' Awards provide an opportunity for presidents who are members of Minnesota Campus Compact to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Each president from a Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may recognize one honoree in each of three categories: Student Leadership, Civic Steward, and Community Partner. To submit a nomination, please visit the Community Based Service & Learning (CBSL) website. Please submit electronic nominations no later than by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Nominations for Student Life awards and scholarships... Employees are highly encouraged to take some time in the next few weeks to nominate the stellar students they work with for any number of Student Life awards and scholarships, including:
The Paul Magnuson Award for Leadership and Service
Ovanlig Award (includes a $2500 cash award!)
Guilds of St. Ansgar and St. Lucia
Swenson-Bunn and Lindell scholarships
Schwalm-Brostrom Award for Service and Faith
Van Deusen Award
All of the information you need and the centralized nomination form are available by clicking here. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 22. Any questions can be directed to Megan Ruble in the Dean of Students Office. Thank you in advance for helping us recognize deserving student leaders.

Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law... Kathryn Christenson established the lecture to honor her late husband, Ronald Christenson, who founded the Gustavus Political Science Department in 1969. This year, G. Barry Anderson will be lecturer. He is a 1976 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and a 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He was a member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from August 1988 until his appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was sworn in and joined the court on October 13, 2004.

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 medallion 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. Activities for this week's events includes a Polar Plunge at 1 p.m. at Hallett’s Pond and a post party following at 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.Patrick’s the schedule of events can be found on the St. 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 and Diving host the Gustavus Invite February 1-2. 
Women's Hockey hosts St. Catherine on Friday, February 1 at 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball hosts Carleton on Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m.
Men's Basketball hosts Carleton on Saturday, February 2 at 3 p.m.

Fine Arts 

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

Schaefer Art Gallery
Through February 23, "Inscapes"


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.

Seeking Room... Room or apartment needed for Mark Johnson, former professor, who will be on campus from April 1 to May 10.

Director of Lifelong Learning Opening... First Lutheran Church, Saint Peter, invites applications for a full-time position of Director of Lifelong Learning. This position is full time (40 hours per week; salary/benefits commensurate with experience) and reports directly to the senior pastor. The Director of Lifelong Learning will provide spiritual and practical leadership for the education programs of First Lutheran Church including Sunday School, Confirmation, High School Youth Group, and Adult Education. The full position description is online.


Quin R. Hauss M.D. (father of Sarah Hauss, Theatre and Dance), died peacefully on November 1, 2018, after a valiant fight with Parkinson's Disease. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. A full obituary is available 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 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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