Inside Gustavus 

April 4, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 27

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African Studies Lecture... Pastor Sosthene Muzenende Kubisa will offer a lecture on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Confer Hall 127. The lecture, “When Peace Conquers War: Experience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” will recount Pastor Kubisa's experiences in social justice activism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kubisa is the founder of an NGO called Laissez l'Afrique Vivre (Let Africa Live) and has worked closely with 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege. His daughters, Ingrid and Reidun Kubisa, are sophomore students at Gustavus.

U.S.-Latin America Relations Lecture...
 Dr. Arturo Lopez-Levy, the 2018-19 Bruce Gray Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday April 15 on "The Trump Administration and the Future of U.S.-Latin America Relations." This event will be in Olin 103, and all members of the campus and off-campus community are invited to attend.

Christenson Lecture in Politics and Law...
The Honorable G. Barry Anderson '76, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, will deliver the 2019 Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law. Justice Anderson's presentation, entitled "Preserving the Rule of Law," will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:00PM in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. This event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

Farewell Reception for Maggie Forster... Maggie Forster '09 is leaving Gustavus for a new fundraising position in the Twin Cities. Please join the Office of Advancement in thanking Maggie for her 10 years of service to the College on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in the Three Crowns Room. All are welcome.

MAYDAY! Conference...
For our May 1 MAYDAY! conference, "War on the Press at Home and Abroad," classes are adjusted so all are free at 10 a.m. to hear Thomas Friedman. MAYDAY! is a daylong event, so please also join us for afternoon events including:
  • 11:45 a.m. Meet and Greet Lunch with Thomas Friedman (tickets are $25), Sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Gustavus Library Associates
  • 12:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. Film Screening: Page One: Inside the New York Times in C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Three Crowns Banquet Room (free and open to the public)
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Journalism and Peacebuilding Forum
    C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Three Crowns Banquet room

    The forum will address ethics of journalism, how to be responsible consumers of the news, and the future of the press in a world of blogs and social media. The forum will feature Jane Kirtley, the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at University of Minnesota, with audience discussion led by Gustavus faculty.

For more information visit the MAYDAY! webpage or call 507-933-7520.

Library Hours for Spring Break… Friday, March 29: 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31: Closed; Mon. April 1-Fri., April 5: 12 p.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sat., April 6: Closed; Sun., April 7: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

2019 Big Speaker…The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is proud to announce that this year's Big Speaker is Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that has raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society. Follow CAB on social media for upcoming updates about this event. Tarana Burke will give her remarks at 7 p.m. on April 11 in Christ Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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
Through April 14, "Transfer of Memory"
Exhibit Events:
April 8 at 1:30 p.m., Susan Miller, “Judy Baron’s Story” in Olin 103
April 10 at 7 p.m., “R4CH43L,” a Now What Studios Film in FAA Lecture Room (Schaefer Gallery Classroom)
April 11 at 4:30 p.m., Formal Reception in Schaefer Gallery

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

April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Gustavus Artist Series: David Briggs, Organ in Christ Chapel
April 10 at 7:30 p.m., Gustavus Artist Series: William Chapman Nyaho in Björling Recital Hall

Tickets for both performances available at

Weekend Home Athletic Events

Baseball hosts Bethel (DH) on Saturday, April 6 beginning at 1 p.m.
Softball hosts St. Thomas (DH) on Sunday, April 7 beginning at 1 p.m. If the softball field is unplayable, the game will be held on Hollingsworth Field.

Tips and Reminders

Sustainability tip... According to a 2018 study by Reuters, The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, at 64 percent. As Americans, we consume the most coffee globally, which means that changing our coffee habits can have a positive impact on the Earth. Here are some steps you can take to enjoy a "green" cup of coffee:

  • Choose to buy beans with a lower environmental impact by looking for organic and fair trade designations.
  • If you use a single cup pod system, buy a reusable pod that you can refill every morning.
  • Brew only what you and your household drink, then compost the grounds!
  • Purchase a reusable metal filter rather than buying filters. Or better yet, try pour over or cold brew methods rather than your electric pot.
  • Carry a reusable mug with you to work or on the go to help reduce single-cup waste! (typically this will also save you money, including 25 cents at Gustavus!)

TIAA Tips...Looking for budgeting guidelines to help you spend less and save more? Check out this recent article from TIAA.

Gallup Employee Engagement Survey - Have you engaged yet with the College? You still have time to participate in our second annual employee engagement survey. We have extended it one more week due to Spring Break. Please reply by April 12. If you do not think you received the survey link, please contact Human Resources. It is also possible that was filtered into your promotions or spam folder in your GusMail. Please check those folders as well.

The survey is a short 20 question survey. This survey and corresponding results will help lead us with the Strategic Plan Initiative 3.3/3.4. The Gustavus community has asked for us to create a repeatable and measurable evaluation process that can be used year over year to improve our employee experience and performance. This is our second year in this process.

Introducing Sharecare... Do you have Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance? If so, you are highly encouraged to attend an informative session about Sharecare. Led by an expert from BCBS, you'll learn about Sharecare, a new mobile app that allows you to track your own personal health habits in an easy and innovative way. Sharecare provides you with your "real age" based on a health assessment and supports you in setting your own personalized health goals.

Attend either the 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. sessions on Wednesday, April 24 in the Board Room, located in the Jackson Campus Center. Support will be available to help you download the app and access tools. Prior to attending a session, it is highly recommended that you establish your BCBS online account through

You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to join Sharecare and the chance to win prizes! For questions, contact Nicole Goebel in the Office of Human Resources.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Saint Peter Chamber Annual Social and Fundraiser…The annual social is from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on Friday, April 5 in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall. The country western-themed event will feature a silent auction, classic country music by Sheldon Lee Brandt, and dinner. Cost is $40 per person. Make a reservation by contacting the Saint Peter Chamber at 934-3400.

Saints Booster Bash… The second annual Saints Booster Bash will be held Saturday, April 6 from 6:30-11:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall at the Saint Peter Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 onlineor for $25 at the door. This is a 21+ event. Silent Auction will run 6:30-9 p.m. Dance with the band "Rock of Ages" from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Saint Peter Booster Club. Contact Tracey if you have questions or would like to donate to the silent auction. Go Saints.

Saint Peter's Got Talent... The Kiwanis Club of Saint Peter presents the second annual Saint Peter's Got Talent competition on Saturday, April 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Saint Peter High School Auditorium. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go toward the purchase of playground equipment at the Saint Peter Middle School for children with physical challenges. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 11-18, free for age 10 and under.


House for Rent... Four-bedroom home in a quiet Saint Peter neighborhood, located one block from North Intermediate school and a 15-minute walk to campus. Available for rent beginning June 1. For more information, please contact Marc (Woody) Bachman.

Bed for Sale...Very nice, clean and lightly used Stearns and Foster twin bed (mattress, box spring, and adjustable steel frame with rollers.) Purchased in mid-2009 and used by one person only off and on in house with no children, pets, or overnight guests. $125. Contact by email Dennis Henry, or at 931-2784 for photos or to see/purchase it at 715 S. 7th Street in Saint Peter.

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.


Myer "Whitey" Skoog, former coach and physical education professor, passed away on Thursday, April 4, at the age of 92. A member of the Gustavus community from 1957-1996, Whitey served as the men's basketball and men's golf coach. A visitation is planned for Monday, April 8, from 4-8 p.m. at the Saint Peter Funeral Home. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church in Saint Peter. A full release is available online.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled) Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 20 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Sep 21 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 23 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Session
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyoun videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
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. Peer Assistants host 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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.

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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