Inside Gustavus 

April 25, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 30

President Cabinet Summary

April 23, 2019 Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Members approved the hiring of four full-time replacement Student Life positions –
• Area Coordinator, Residential Life
• Career Development Specialist, Career Center
• Administrative Assistant, Counseling Center
• Assistant Director of Campus Safety.

2. Members approved the hiring of two full-time replacement Enrollment Management positions (Admission Counselors).

3. Members approved two replacement Graduate Assistant Athletics positions (Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach).

4. Vice President Tunheim gave a report on last week’s HR Accelerator-Student Employment Committee meeting. Topics discussed were supervisor training, accountability, student worker skill development, processes, and technology. Recommendations for improvements related to student employment processes will be presented to the Cabinet this summer.

5. Discussion was held regarding planning for the FY 2020 budget.

MAYDAY! Conference... Wednesday May 1: "War on the Press at Home and Abroad." The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will be present on campus, interviewed by WCCO radio host Roshini Rajkumar at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. All MAYDAY! activities except the luncheon are free and open to the public. Off-campus audience need to request a ticket for the morning event.
11:45 a.m. - Meet and Greet Lunch with Thomas Friedman (tickets are $25), Sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Gustavus Library Associates
12:45-2:15 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)
2:30-3:30 p.m. - Journalism and Peacebuilding Forum a chance to discuss what you have learned through the day, with an opening by Dr. Jane Kirtley, the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota, and audience discussion led by Gustavus faculty. C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Three Crowns Banquet room. 

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

54th Annual Psychology Conference...The 54th Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), taking place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdayy, April 27, 2019 at Gustavus Adolphus College. 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 at 10:15 a.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. If you are interested in attending, you can register at the Gustavus Psychological Science web page, or between 8-10 a.m. the morning of the conference in the Beck Atrium (West Entrance). Please join us for an exciting day of inquiry and research. Please visit here for more information on conference registration and details.

Scandinavian Studies Lecture... Join the Department of Scandinavian Studies as we welcome Danish author Dorthe Nors as this year's Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence at Gustavus. Her public lecture "From Denmark, via Sweden--to the World," will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center, and on Tuesday, May 7, she will do a reading and signing at 7 p.m. at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Both events are free and open to the public. One of the most original voices in contemporary Danish literature, Nors has written two celebrated short story collections, one novella, and five novels. Her short stories have appeared in countless publications, including The New Yorker. Her novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was a finalist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. While on campus for the week, Nors will visit numerous classes, engage with students, and be part of the Gustavus community. Please help share the word about her lecture and visit and help us give her a warm Gustavus welcome.

Farewell Reception for Rydell Professor David Montgomery… The campus is invited to a farewell reception for David Montgomery from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in the Konferensrum in the Jackson Campus Center. Dr. Montgomery has been on campus this spring serving as the Rydell Professor, a scholar-in-residence program. During his time on campus he taught a course and visited with many other classes. The reception open to students, faculty, and staff.

Gustie Youth Open Gym... Gustavus Gymnastics is hosting a Youth Open Gym on from 6-9 p.m. on Friday April 26 for all ages Pre-K-12. Cost is $20 for first child and $40 for two+ from the same family. Gustavus gymnastics team members will be running the event with supervision from the coaching staff. Contact Head Coach Aryn DeGrood for more information.

Books in Bloom event... Friends of the Library - Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) is proud to present our seventh Books in Bloom event. This event will be as follows: 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Joanna Carlson Swanson '64 will present about her book, Bold Visions, Daring Dreams, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. All events are in the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Books in Bloom features floral arrangements by designers and florists who interpret a book, film, or other academic resource selected from the library's holdings. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Discover the Outdoors at the Arboretum... Several student organizations on campus are hosting the second annual Discover the Outdoors in the Linnaeus Arboretum on Sunday, April 28. The event is meant to get Saint Peter/Mankato kids, their families, and Gustavus students involved in nature and learning about sustainability. Admission to the event is free, and there will be live music from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will be provided throughout the event to engage kids and families to get outside together and learn. The event focuses on providing a direct connection from everyday life to the natural world. Organizations will teach about various topics including conservation, sustainability, outdoor recreation, natural systems, and how you can become more connected to the outdoors. Come for the Earth, stay for the fun. Connect to the event for schedule and weather updates through our Facebook page at Discover the Outdoors 2019.

OXFAM Hunger Banquet... The Oxfam student organization invites the Gustavus and Saint Peter Community to attend a meal to learn about world hunger and poverty. Oxfam is hosting their first annual Hunger Banquet as a part of a movement of bringing awareness to the unequal distribution of global resources. This event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on May 2 in the Heritage Room of the Jackson Campus Center. Over the past four decades, more than 875,000 people have attended Oxfam Hunger Banquet events around the world. Join the movement because you can change lives. Tickets are free for members of the Gustavus community but must be requested online. OFF CAMPUS attendees are requested to purchase $5 tickets from the Gustavus Ticketing office.

Relay for Life… Colleges Against Cancer will hold their annual Relay For Life at Gustavus Adolphus College in Lund Arena on Friday, April 26 beginning at 6 p.m. with registration and activities. There will be a program at 7 p.m. which includes a survivor's story by Megan Ruble and a caregiver's story by Grant Brockhouse. The most powerful part of the evening is the luminaria lighting ceremony at 9 p.m. There are numerous, fun activities from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., with the Chuck Norris burger-eating competition at 10 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Cancer survivors can register at the event, have cake and receive a free "survivor" t-shirt and event lapel pin, as well as lead the first lap of the night.
To support the event, please go to the Gustavus relay webpage

Unused Medication... Drop off your extra or unused medication in Health Services on Friday, April 26 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Gustavus Health Service and Campus Safety, this is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Takeback Day 2019 activities.

End of Year Department Purchases...If you or your department are considering technology purchases before the end of the fiscal year, we encourage you to contact Technology Services prior to making any decisions. Our agreements with local and national technology wholesalers routinely result in lower prices, and we're often able to answer questions about your intended purchases to ensure compatibility with pre-existing systems, networks, and software. Allow us to help you make the most of your purchasing decision by contacting Brianne Twaddle at x7180 before May 15, 2019. Purchases made after this date may not arrive in time to be charged to the current budget year.

Fellowship with Community Talks... Held the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m., afternoons at the American Swedish Institute invites artists, experts, and other fascinating folk to share their knowledge and insight in fellowship with the community. On Wednesday, May 8, retired professor Bob Douglas (Geography) will share about the building and restoration of the Borgeson Family Cabin in Gustavus's Linnaeus Arboretum.

Lindau Residency in Conservative Thought... The campus is invited to attend the Energy Policy and the Global Impact Q & A with Dr. Meghan O'Sullivan happening at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the Heritage Banquet Room. This will be a conversation to bridge partisan divides related to U.S. energy policy, environmental sustainability, and foreign relations. Dr. O'Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. O'Sullivan has extensive experience in policy formulation and in negotiation. She was special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan and vice chair of the All Party Talks in Northern Ireland. During her time at Gustavus inaddition to participating in this forum, she will be meeting with nine different classes and student groups. For more information, click here. Students interested in joining one of the group meals with Dr. O'Sullivan should email Barb Larson Taylor.

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.

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
April 23-May 24, "Imprecision: Recent Works by Jenna Hansen"

Colloquium Series: John Sharp, principal cello of the Chicago Symphony and Liba Shacht, violinist of Grant Park Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26
Björling Recital Hall

Suspended Between the Worlds: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
April 26-27 at 8 p.m. | April 28 at 2 p.m.
Anderson Theatre

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27
Björling Recital Hall

Gustavus Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
1 p.m.
Sunday, April 28
Björling Recital Hall

3:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28
Björling Recital Hall

Student Recitals
Charlie Barnhouse, Alto Saxophone/ Composition, Student Recital
5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27
Björling Recital Hall

Andrew Peterson, Tenor, Student Recital
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27
Björling Recital Hall

Andy DeLuca, Clarinet, Student Recital
6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28
Björling Recital Hall

Tips and Reminders

Risk Management Minute... Distracted Driving - Most of us drive the same routes every day and it seems so routine and can be easy to forget that driving is a complex task. Driving requires us to be totally focused because our driving environment can change in an instant. Distracted driving is not just the usual suspects of cell phones and texting. It can include daydreaming, eating, reaching for items, changing music, and dealing with rowdy passengers or kids. No one intends to seriously injure or kill someone by driving distracted. But good intentions don’t prevent crashes, smart choices do. April is observed nationally as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and we want you to be a part of the effort to save lives. Please share these tips with family, friends, and coworkers to take action to stop the distraction:
- Cell phones- Turn off cell phones, or place them out of reach to avoid the urge to dial or answer. If a passenger is present, ask them to handle calls/texts.
- Music and other controls- Pre-program favorite radio stations for easy access and arrange music (mp3 player/CDs/tapes) in an easy-to-access spot. Adjust mirrors and heat/AC before traveling, or ask a passenger to assist.
- Navigation- Designate a passenger to serve as a co-pilot to help with directions. If driving alone, set your navigation device in advance.
- Eating and drinking- Try to avoid food or beverages, at least messy foods, and be sure food and drinks are secured.
- Children - Teach children the importance of good behavior in a vehicle; do not underestimate how distracting it can be to tend to children while driving.
- Passengers, speak up to stop drivers from distracted driving behavior.
- When making/receiving a call, ask if the person is driving. If so, ask them to call back at a safer time.

Sustainability Tip...We hear a lot about carbon dioxide, which made up 82 percent of our GHG emissions in 2017 according to the EPA. We don’t hear so much about two other powerful greenhouse gases, methane and nitrous oxide, which have something like 30 to 300 times the warming power of carbon dioxide. Together, they accounted for 18 percent of 2017 emissions. Their source? Animal digestive processes (translation: burps, farts and manure). So, one effective way to reduce your own gas print is to choose to reduce your consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy. You don’t have to become a strict vegan. Here are some strategies to try:
- Join the Meatless Monday movement.
- Declare yourself Vegan Before Dinner (VB6) as New York Times writer Mark Bittman did.
- Swap beans or tofu for meat in your burrito or stir fry.
- Treat meat as an ingredient instead of the main event in your meal

Blue Cross tutorial video... Click here to view how you can easily download the BCBS app and watch a step-by-step guide to using the new Sharecare app. As an added incentive, pick up a Bingo card in the Office of Human Resources and start interacting with Sharecare. Submit your completed Bingo card by May 3 for a chance to win prizes. 


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 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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