Inside Gustavus 

May 9, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 32


2019 Linguistic Diversity Film... The Linguistic Diversity Film for 2019 is Dizhsa Nabani - Lengua Viva - Living Language. Dizhsa Nabani explores the relationship between Zapotec identity, language, and daily life. This web-based docu-series traces efforts of San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya community members, from farmers to artisans to public officials, to sustain and revalorize their Zapotec language against the pressure from anti-indigenous discrimination that has contributed to a decrease in Zapotec being learned as a first language. The film screening will be followed by discussion with a panel of indigenous folks from our region. Please join us on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m., in Alumni Hall. The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Theatre and Dance production of "Title and Deed"... Tickets are now available online or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre and Dance production of Title and Deed by Will Eno, directed by Henry MacCarthy. Performances will be held May 17-18 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. in Anderson Theatre. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the concert. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students.
Title and Deed
By Will Eno
Directed by Henry MacCarthy
May 17-18 at 8 p.m. | May 19 at 2 p.m.
Anderson Theatre.
From Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, Title and Deed is a haunting exploration of what it means to exist between home and away. A brutally honest and devastatingly funny story of someone from somewhere else.The marvel of Mr. Eno’s voice is how naturally it combines a carefully sculptured lyricism with sly, poker-faced humor. Everyday phrases and familiar platitudes Donâ ever change, Who knows are turned inside out or twisted into blunt, unexpected punch lines punctuating long rhapsodic passages that leave you happily word-drunk. As described by the New York Times.

Scandinavian Studies Lecture and Reading... Join the Department of Scandinavian Studies as we welcome our 2018-19 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence, the contemporary Danish author Dorthe Nors. 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 May 6-10, Nors will visit classes and interact with students. She will also present the talk "From Denmark, via Sweden--to the World," at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the Interpretive Center in Linnaeus Arboretum. Copies of her books will be for sale through the Book Mark and a reception in her honor will follow her talk. All welcome.

Retirement Celebration... The Gustavus community abounds with employees who dedicate themselves to their vocation and serve our mission with a steadfast commitment to the institution's core values. Each year, as members of our Gustavus family retire, we take time to show our gratitude for all they have done by hosting a celebration in their honor. This year, please join the Office of Human Resources in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the following individuals for their service to this institution:
Gregory Aune
Eric Carlson
Denis Crnkovic
Barbara Fister
Colleen Jacks
Cindy Johnson
Michael Jorgensen
Michele Koomen
Debra Pitton
This special evening promises touching tributes and emotional reflections on the lives and careers of our honorees. We hope you will help us celebrate their accomplishments and show support for all they have given our community as they mark this important milestone.
This event will take place Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Banquet Rooms, Jackson Campus Center
Doors Open at 5 p.m. with dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.
$20/person (includes dinner and wine service)
Please register online to reserve your seat.
Thank you for being part of our community.

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.

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.

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.

Tips and Reminders

Sustainability Tip... It was hard to escape the news this week surrounding the United Nations 1,500-page report on the global loss of biodiversity. The summary concludes that native plant and animal life has fallen by 20 percent or more in the past century. We are now facing the risk of extinction of more than one million plant and animal species. What can you do to help here and now?

-Support native pollinators by planting a variety of wildflowers and native plants that will bloom throughout the season in your yard; leave logs, rocks or build bee boxes for native bees to make their home; encourage your city to stop weed-whacking median strips and sidewalk edges; and let native wildflowers grow to create pollinator corridors
-Restore natural habitats in your yard and/or community. At Gustavus we have planted over 70 acres of restored prairie!
-Reduce your personal use of pesticides or fertilizers. Consider other options to pesticides or fertilizers such as doctoring soil health and/or using organic pest control
-Avoid buying store plants sprayed with neonicotinoids
-Donate to conservation efforts


Car for Sale... 2016 VW Sportwagon, 18,500 miles (stored indoor for one year during travels); terrific shape, lots of bells and whistles (sun/moon roof, heated seats, keyless entry, etc.), mileage in the upper 30s. Contact Cindy Johnson for more information.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Tomorrow "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
99:50 a.m. Teachers Talking on Nobel 2020
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
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. Glowga: Peer Assistants 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 Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled) River, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Sep 29 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
34 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Tuesday Meeting:
4 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
6 p.m. Women's Soccer at Luther (Cancelled), Iowa
Sep 30 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
45 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Wednesday Meeting:
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Catherine (Cancelled) Paul, Minn.
Oct 1 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
56 p.m. Fall 2020 Career Expo! Thursday Meeting:
Oct 2 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Scholastica (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
Oct 3 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled) Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at St. Olaf (Cancelled), Minn.
Oct 4 Men's Golf at MIAC Championship (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Women's Golf at MIAC Championships (Postponed) Rapids, Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Men's Soccer at UW-Whitewater (Cancelled), Wis.

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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