Inside Gustavus 

March 7, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 23

March 5 Cabinet Meeting Summary
1. Discussion was held regarding the scheduled phone call with representatives from Moody's on March 13 and the narrative that will be provided to them.

2. Members affirmed an office name change -- Center for Academic Resources & Enhancement (CARE) to Academic Support Center (ASC).

3. Discussion was held regarding the FY 2020 budget.

4. Provost Kelly provided an update from GTS, including technology initiatives, ongoing challenges, and upcoming security awareness training sessions.
 

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Scholarship Thank Yous... Just a friendly reminder that scholarship thank yous are due April 23, 2019. Gustavus alumni, parents, and friends have given millions of dollars to establish scholarships at Gustavus because they believe in the importance of a liberal arts education and they believe fully in you. Their gifts directly impact you and your financial aid, please take a few minutes out to tell them thank you, and that their support means a great deal to you and your family.

The link will be in your email. If you don't receive a link and wish to say thank you, email Maggie Forster '09, donor relations in the Office of Advancement or call her at 507-933-6513.

Donation request...Gustavus employees who would like to donate paid time off/vacation hours to a fellow employee who is on an approved FMLA leave and will run out of paid time off (PTO) prior to the end of the leave, may access the donation form here. Submit the form to the Payroll area in the Finance office.

54th Annual Psychology Conference...Save the date for the 54th Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), taking place from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on April 27, 2019 at Gustavus. This year the keynote speaker is Dr. Kathleen Vohs, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O'Lakes Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She is also a Gustavus psychological science graduate. The title of her keynote is "The Hidden Costs of Decision Making." The lecture will take place in Bjorling Recital Hall at 10:15 a.m. Please visit here for more information on conference registration and details.

Dean Search On-Campus Visits…On March 11-13 and 18-20, we will welcome to campus six finalists for our two open Academic Dean positions. Please join us in welcoming the candidates to campus. Candidate information will be posted on the search website (https://gustavus.edu/provost/candidates.php). The schedule for open sessions is also below.

Open Sessions for Faculty:
March 11 at 2:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall
March 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Beck Hall 101
March 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room
March 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room
March 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room
March 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room

Open Sessions for All Campus Constituents:
March 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room
March 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Beck Hall 101
March 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Confer Hall 127
March 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room
March 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Beck Hall 101
March 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Confer Hall 127

Thank you again for your participation in this important process.

Fifth Annual Matthias Wahlstrom Lecture... Please mark your calendar for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Beck Hall 101. Debra Pitton, Professor of Education, will present her talk entitled "The embedded skills within a liberal arts education -- the key to future success." President Rebecca Bergman will introduce Pitton, and refreshments will be provided for conversation after the lecture. More information can be found online.

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

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."

Weekend Home Athletic Events

  • Women's Tennis hosts UW- Eau Claire 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9
  • Men's Tennis hosts Macalester 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9
  • Men's Tennis hosts Luther 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 
     

In the News
The Mankato Free Press wrote about the Building Bridges Conference. 

Tips and Reminders

Sustainability Tip... Did you know that many colleagues and students are engaged on Sustainability Research on our campus? Current Gusties Madison McMurray and Kyle Kleppner conduct research with physics professor Chuck Niederriter to determine ways to maximize the energy production from solar panels. They have employed a tracking system that allows solar panels to track the sun by rotating.
1) A 2-dimensional tracking system was designed, using mini computers, and constructed to hold four 65 Watt photovoltaic panels allowing them to track the sun and maximize power output.
2) 65 Watt solar panels produce 65 Watts only when the sun is shining directly on them, thus a rotating solar panel can maximize this energy production by remaining in the direct sunlight.
It is important to develop ways to maximize the energy production of photovoltaics using geometry, even as work continues on efficiency improvements. 

Social Security Information... If you missed the Social Security informational session this week, feel free to review the resources featured on the Gustavus Human Resources website.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Irish Fun Run Fundraiser... The Luck of The Irish Fun Run was started to help promote and raise funds for John Ireland Catholic School in Saint Peter. We are excited about this growing family event. Over the past five years, we have raised close to $25,000 for John Ireland with this race. The 7K is a chip timed race and all participants, young and old will receive a t-shirt. Taking place on Saturday, March 23, the 7K starts at 9:30 a.m. and the kids race will begin at 10:30 a.m. All races will begin and end at the Church of Saint Peter parking lot in Saint Peter. Join us for this family fun, community event. To register click here.For more about John Ireland Catholic School, you can visit our website.

Plugs

For rent... One bedroom (sleeps four) at Point Place at Breezy Point on Pelican Lake, Minn. Just steps from the beach, this unit has a full kitchen, hot tub, and has access to indoor pools and a waterslide. Available June 7-14, 2019. $800 for the week. ($1100 if you rent from the resort). Contact Dana Lamb for more information.

Obituaries

Marion Eleanor Pope, mother of Joe Pope (Campus Safety), passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. A full obituary can be found online.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Tomorrow 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 at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-cross-country-at-st-olaf-invitational-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uwriver-falls-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-carleton-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uweau-claire-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
Sep 20 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 at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
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
Sep 21 "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 "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
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 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
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 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 D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
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 "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 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.

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