Inside Gustavus 

May 16, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 33

Royal Kids Camp supplies... The Community-Based Service & Learning Center is gathering Summer Camp Supplies for Royal Kids Camps. Stop by the CBSL office to pick up a card (or two) and return items by May 22. All supplies will go to these campers. In Minnesota, there are approximately 2,253 children ages 6-12 in the foster care system. Royal Kids Camps currently have two camps in Minnesota serving these children, with wonderful volunteers who have dedicated thousands of hours to reach America's orphaned and abandoned children.

All-Employee Meeting... An all-employee meeting for faculty, staff, and adminstrators will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall. All employees are encouraged to attend to hear a progress report on institutional goals and other related topics.

Education Retirement Open house... The education department is hosting an open house/ retirement party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 in Anderson Hall's Edwards Atrium for Deb Pitton and Michele Koomen. Stop by to celebrate.
Audio Video Equipment/Books and DVDs during Summer Months... Video camera kits, tripods, and/or projectors will not be available for checkout from the library from June 1-August 31. If you were planning on using such equipment during these summer months, please email James Nickras or call at x7562 prior to May 31 to make permissible arrangements. Please also expect a delay with the processing and availability of books and DVDs purchased from June 1-August 31. If you need materials for fall semester courses, please plan accordingly.

Save the Date - Reception for Newly Promoted Faculty...The Provost’s Office will host a special reception honoring newly-promoted faculty (i.e., those promoted from Continuing to Senior Continuing status and from Associate to full Professor) at 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the President’s Dining Room. We hope that you can attend all or just a part of this celebration. There will be no formal program, so you can come and go as your schedule allows.
Please RSVP online.

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.

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.

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

May 18 at 3 p.m., Song Go Ever On: A Choral Celebration in Christ Chapel
May 19 at 3:30 p.m., Andy DeLuca, Conducting/Composition in Bjorling Recital Hall
May 19 at 5:30 p.m., Ellen Stoll, Piano in Bjorling Recital Hall
May 19 at 7:30 p.m., Nicole Waskosky, Mezzo-Soprano and Adam Bakken, Tenor in Bjorling Recital Hall

Theatre and Dance
May 17 at 8 p.m., Title and Deed by Will Eno in Anderson Theatre
May 18 at 8 p.m., Title and Deed by Will Eno in Anderson Theatre
May 19 at 2 p.m., Title and Deed by Will Eno in Anderson Theatre
Tickets available at

Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 4 - June 1, “Fruition: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2019”

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

Tips and Reminders

Sustainability Tip... Are you in the mood for some spring cleaning?
In a review of more than 2,000 cleaning products, the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit advocacy organization, found that 53 percent contained ingredients known to irritate the lungs. According to the EPA the accumulation of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) is five times higher indoors than outside. Think about making some simple and cost-effective changes to your own cleaning habits that will benefit both your family’s health and the environment. You can make your own cleaning supplies with vinegar, Castile Soap, and baking soda. For some added "umph" to clean tough shower scum, mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and liquid soap. Don’t forget that disposable cleaning supplies like sponges, wipes and mop pads eventually end up in the landfill. Try biodegradable sponges or washable, reusable mops.

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 and submit the form to the Payroll area in the Finance office.

Measles Information... Do you have questions about measles? Most people born in the U.S. before 1957 have immunity to measles. This can be verified via a blood test or individuals can choose to get an MMR vaccine. Those born after 1957 in the U.S. should have two documented MMR vaccines to ensure maximized protection. For more detailed information please reference this link.

In the News

KEYC television interviewed Isabel Gerencer '19 during a segment about this year's ROTC commissioning ceremony.

The Star Tribune profiled head baseball coach Brad Baker after the team secured the MIAC championship.

The Mankato Free Press and KEYC television covered Thomas Friedman's visit to campus for the MAYDAY! Peace Conference.

The Mankato Free Press did a feature on the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library in alignment with Friends of the Library-Gustavus Library Associates' Books in Bloom event.

Off Campus Events of Interest

Saint Peter Library Summer Reading Program... This program starts Friday June 3 and go until Friday August 9. Events and programs are as follows: A Universe of Stories. Every child; preschooler, school-ager, tween, or teen is sure to enjoy this summer’s program! The theme this summer is A UNIVERSE OF STORIES. New this year, there will be adult programming too.
Join us at the SUMMER READING LIFT OFF from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at Gorman Park. There will be kites in the park, a bounce house, rocket launching hosted by the Boy Scouts, Star Wars characters and more. A picture will be taken from above with a drone at 1:30 p.m. You don’t want to miss this.
Reading activities are FREE and take place at the Saint Peter Public Library unless otherwise noted.
See the calendar of events posted on the library website ( or pick up one at the library. There is something for everyone.
Guest storytime readers will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. most Tuesdays. Check out Evening Story Times with Annie at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
To participate, pick up reading rocket and special prize at the library to track your activities all summer long.
Those going into grades six and up will receive scratch-off tickets when they check out books. One in three tickets is a winner. There are big winners in each category and non-winning tickets go into a drawing for a grand prize. Prizes include: Tori’s Precious Pets, Storywalks, Reading Marathon, Children’s Museum Tipi Building and Bison, Lunch Bunch Book Club, Musical Storytime, Launches and Light STEM Program, Movies in the Library, Children’s Museum Space Exploration Lab, Battle of the Books, VolunTeens Summer’s End Movie Party.


Apartment for Rent... One bedroom apartment for rent fully furnished in home of retired professor. Within walking distance to campus, off street parking. Availible in July to non-smokers only. If interested or have any questions please contact Rebecca Otterness or call 507-931-1913.

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.

Garage Sale... Antique furniture, oriental rugs, paintings records, dishes, clothes and lots of books
sale will be 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. on Sat. May 18 at 1320 Pine Pointe Curve, Saint Peter. Contact Geoff Cohrt at 507-931-4139 for any questions.

Housing Search... In Geography, we have a new colleague who will be visiting for the coming academic year. She's not from the area and may not be around again until just before Fall begins. So to help her, I'm reaching beyond our department to see if any of you might have any housing tips or observations. She describes her ideal arrangement as:
-close to Gustavus or easy commute
-open to shared property in a respectful community but am good with solitude, too.
-not in basement/above ground floor
-off street parking or easy parking included
-quiet, clean, and functional place where I can do work and have peace
-$825 or less in rent
-access to full kitchen
-laundry on site (ideally in unit)
Please contact Jesse McClelland for any tips or suggestions.

Bookshelf for Sale... Douglas fir custom built bookshelves with adjustable shelving; 48"x 7ft x 10.5"; 36"x7ftx10.5". Contact Cindy Johnson.


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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