Inside Gustavus 

February 28, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 22


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Discover the Outdoors at the Arboretum... Several student organizations on campus are hosting the second annual Discover the Outdoors in the Linnaeus Arboretum on April 28. The event is meant to get Saint Peter/Mankato kids, their families, and Gustavus students involved in nature and learning about sustainability.

Tickets on Sale...Please note that tickets for the 24th Annual Building Bridges Conference, Immigration: Demolishing the Legacy of Bigotry in the Land of Opportunity, are now available. The conference begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Christ Chapel and involves two keynote speakers, several workshops, an expert panel, and interactive walk-through exhibits. Tickets are free for students and faculty; go online to learn more about the conference and to get your ticket. Please contact Bri Jol with any questions.

Gustavus Night at the Minnesota Twins...Have you heard? We're doing Gustavus Night at the Minnesota Twins. Join us and 1,000+ other Gusties, parents, and friends on Monday, June 17 for a night game versus the Boston Red Sox. Following our unique link below is the only way to be part of the Gustavus theme night‒prices include your seat and a co-branded baseball hat. Bring a friend or two‒we're welcoming Gusties and non-Gusties alike. For more information or questions, visit the online link or email Marissa Haeny.

Faculty Award Nominations...Each academic year, Gustavus recognizes the contributions faculty make to the life of the institution. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate faculty for the awards listed below. Award nominations are due on April 15, 2019 and you can nominate online

-Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching: This award is the highest honor granted to a member of the -Gustavus faculty. It represents a broadly-shared desire to celebrate one teacher in each academic year who has demonstrated truly outstanding effort, accomplishment, and dedicated service to Gustavus students best educational interests.

-Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence to a Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member: This award recognizes a Gustavus non-tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions to teaching and learning. 

-Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award: This award is intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly achievements.

-Gustavus Faculty Service Award: This award is intended to be the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.

-Mansergh Faculty Scientific Research Award: This award is intended to recognize outstanding peer-reviewed publications that contribute to the scholarly achievement and reputation of the faculty and the College. 

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.

Fine Arts 

Schaefer Art Gallery
February 28 - March 20, "Junior Studio Art Major Exhibition"

Hillstrom Museum of Art
February 18-April 18, "For the Gods: Photographs of India by Priscilla Briggs," and "Recent Acquisitions of the Hillstrom Museum of Art." 

Music
March 1 at 7 p.m., Gustavus Jazz Jamboree Evening Concert featuring Sara Caswell and the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble in Bjorling Recital Hall
March 3 at 1:30 p.m., Alyson Winn, Student Recital in Bjorling Recital Hall
March 3 at 6:30 p.m., Krissy Bergmark, Faculty Recital in Bjorling Recital Hall

Weekend Home Athletic Events

Gymnastics hosts UW-La Crosse on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis hosts Morningside on Saturday at 9 a.m.
Men's Tennis hosts St. Olaf on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Men's Tennis hosts Hamline on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis hosts Hamline and Northwestern-St. Paul on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Tips and Reminders

Social Security Benefits Informational Webinar...
Are you Ready for Retirement? We know that navigating Social Security's programs can be overwhelming. However, you will be amazed at how easy it is to work with Social Security, to utilize their planning resources, get your questions answered and work with the interactive online tools to ensure you make the right decision on when to apply.

This webinar will provide details not only on the retirement program but will cover the filing strategy options when it comes to spouses, divorced spouses, and widow(er) benefits. We will talk about the key factors to consider when determining the right time for you to file, how you can work and collect benefits and how easy it is to file an application. We will also conduct an overview of the Medicare program, when is it best for you to file for Medicare coverage, do you need to file if you are working and covered under your employer health plan, and what forms do you need if you work and enroll after age 65. These and many other questions will be answered in this session. During the webinar you will be able to ask live questions.

The presenter is Rhonda Whitenack, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Minneapolis. Rhonda has been with the agency for 25 years and has vast experience in conducting public outreach education and training. Take the first step in planning for your future by taking advantage of this interactive free webinar provided by a local Social Security employee.
Please plan to attend at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the Board Room, Jackson Campus Center.

Sustainability Tip...
Did you know the Gustavus campus employs several measures of renewable energy, producing electricity solely from the the power of the sun and wind? Our campus employs these techniques through the small wind turbine located near Big Hill Farm and the solar panels located on five different campus buildings: the Interpretive Center, Olin Hall, Beck Hall, Lund Center, and the Campus Center. 

-In just one day, the Olin solar panels produce 3.3 kWh of energy, enough to power three full-sized refrigerators for the entire day.
-Since its creation in 2012, the campus wind turbine has generated 14,518,989 kWh of energy, enough to power all the energy needed for the average US house for over three and a half years.

Not only do these renewable energy sources produce energy from endlessly abundant sources, they also cut down on electricity costs. In the seven years the wind turbine has been present on campus, it has saved the campus over $17,000 on its electricity bill. Check out more information on how you can save through clean energy in your own home by clicking here. You can also make a difference by showing support for renewable energy sources in the future.

Plugs 

For Rent...Nice old Victorian in Mankato Lincoln Park Historic District. Three bedrooms, fully furnished, one car garage, available fall semester 2019. Exact dates negotiable. Very reasonable in exchange for light maintenance (small lawn to mow, sidewalk to shovel). Suitable for family. Non-smokers only. Sorry, no pets. Contact Denis or Kathy at 507-387-2622.

Join the Minnesota Clay team...Minnesota Clay Company is seeking a full-time retail manager for our store in Plymouth, Minnesota. Minnesota Clay is a ceramics company that produces and sells a wide-range of clay bodies, glazes, and specialty products to artists, schools, and companies that specialize in ceramic production.
The job responsibilities of the retail manager will include:
* Providing outstanding customer service
* Developing and sharing content knowledge of products and ceramics
* Managing financial transactions
* Maintaining the retail space
* Preparing orders for customers
Please reach out to liz@mnclay.com if you are interested in applying or learning more about this opportunity.

Obituaries

Jerry Schulte, father of Julie Bartley (Geology), passed away on February 27 in Anaheim, California. Arrangements are pending.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "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
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
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020https://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-on-nobel-2020-2Online
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 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.
"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
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glowga-peer-assistants-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 "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.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
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
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-wednesdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursdayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-2020-career-expo-thursdayZoom Meeting: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/5079337525?pwd=UkY0TC9RL0tnY2tENXdLV1FicEVxZz09
Oct 2 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. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-st-scholastica-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 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 MIAC Championships (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-miac-championships-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-miac-championship-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-olaf-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-hamline-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-miac-championship-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-miac-championships-postponedCoon Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-uwwhitewater-cancelledWhitewater, Wis.

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