Inside Gustavus 

April 11, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 28


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Gustavus Gratitude Campaign...Share a positive note during the Gustavus Gratitude Campaign. This campaign is sponsored by the College's insurance broker and is active from now through May 3. Click here to learn more. Go ahead, make someone's day today.

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 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. This event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

Scandinavian Studies Lecture... Please join the Department of Scandinavian Studies on Monday, April 15 for Dr. Jenna Coughlin's lecture, "You Can Shock Yourself with Starlings: The Ecopoetry of Inger Elisabeth Hansen," from 7-8 p.m. in Beck 101. Dr. Coughlin is a visiting assistant professor at St. Olaf College. Her lecture is part of a larger, book-length project she is working on titled Environmental and Linguistic Change in Nordic Ecopoetry and Ecomedia.

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.

2019 Big Speaker RESCHEDULE…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. After this week's weather postponement, Tarana Burke will give her remarks at 7 p.m. on May 6 in Christ Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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
Through April 14, "Transfer of Memory"
Exhibit Events:
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"

Music
April 13 at 1:30 p.m., Elizabeth Neuenfeldt, Mezzo-soprano in Bjorling Recital Hall
April 13 at 3:30 p.m., Kali Malaski, Soprano in Bjorling Recital Hall
April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Gustavus Wind Orchestra Home Concert in Bjorling Recital Hall
April 14 at 1:30 p.m., Jonathan Hickox-Young, Percussion in Bjorling Recital Hall
April 14 at 3:30 p.m., Kathryn Hagen, Clarinet in Bjorling Recital Hall
April 14 at 7:30 p.m., Evening Choral Service featuring the Choir of Christ Chapel, Christ Chapel

Tips and Reminders

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 bluecrossmnonline.com.

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.

Meet with a TIAA Financial Consultant...Sessions available April 16-18. RSVP today, as space is limited. Register online or calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

Telecommunication Updates...The following are additions/changes for the Personnel and Department Phone Directory:
Curt Kowaleski, Chief Finance Officer, Phone: x7499, Email: curtk, Phone number correction on Spring directory
David Montgomery, Rydell Professor, Phone: x7196, Email: drmontgomery, Spring Semester
John Theis, Facilities, Phone: x7504, Email: jtheis2, Delete
Dawn Veldman, Counseling Office, Phone: x7027, Email: dveldman, Delete
Rachel Ribar, AIS, Phone: x7533, Email: rribar, Delete
Ken Westphal, Finance, Phone: x7503, Email: kwestpha, Delete
Nathan Harder, Athletics, Phone: x7657, Email: nharder, Phone number change
For further information or corrections, contact Telecommunications at x6261 or e-mail Larua McCabe. 

Off Campus Events of Interest

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.

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.

Apartment for Rent... Spacious two-bedroom apartment in quiet neighborhood is available June 1 or late May. Just a three-minute drive from campus. $750/month (water and garbage included). Pets allowed. Contact Maggie Falenschek for inquiries. 

Seeking Apartment... Looking for an apartment to sublet for the summer. Quentin Winterfeldt, a very responsible 20-year-old, is interested in subletting a small place for the months June - August. Either in Saint Peter or Mankato. Please contact Chad Winterfeldt if you have a place.

 

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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