Inside Gustavus 

May 23, 2019 | Volume 51, Number 34

Last Inside Gustavus of 2018-2019... Today marks the last edition of Inside Gustavus for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Summer Scoop newsletter will be sent out monthly in June, July, and August. Thanks for a great year!
Library Hours for Finals...Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, May 25: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, May 26: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Monday, May 27: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Tuesday, May 28-Friday, May 31: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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 hereand submit the form to the payroll area in the Finance office.
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.
Complimentary Passes...available for Gustavus employees to visit Nicollet County Historical Society sites; first come, first serve with a limit of two passes per employee. Merchandise discount cards are also available in the Office of Human Resources. Enjoy an educational field trip this summer.
Summer Reading for Nobel Conference...Are you interested in some summer reading in preparation for Nobel Conference 2019, "Climate Changed?" Here are a few ideas:
1. The Two Mile Time Machine by geoscientist and conference presenter Richard Alley (physical science)
2. Why We Disagree About Climate Change by geographer and conference presenter Mike Hulme (social science).
3. The Hungry Tide 
by novelist and conference presenter Amitav Ghosh (novel)
4. The Right To Be Cold 
by political representative and conference presenter Sheila Watt Cloutier (memoir)
5. Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future by Gustavus grad Dr. Jason Smerdon '98.

The Gustavus Employee Picnic...will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. There will be a full picnic menu and presentation of Years of Service Awards. If you are receiving a Years of Service Award, you will receive a notification from Human Resources. Picnic invitations will be mailed via campus mail. Please return bottom portion of the invitation as your RSVP to Jean Noren, Office of the President. Your RSVP will qualify you for door prize drawings.

Dates of Career Development Major Events for 2019-2020...
-Career Week: September 16-20 (something for everyone)
-Gusties Today, Gusties for Life: Friday of Homecoming (Alumni award winners’ panel)
-MN Government Non-Profit Fair: November 1 (Minneapolis; 30+ Gusties attend)
-MN Private College Job and Internship Fair: February 27 (Minneapolis; about 200 Gusties attend)
-MN Education Job Fair: April 1 (Minneapolis; about 10 seniors and alumni attend)

Residential Life poster policy update...Please note Residential Life's poster policy will change beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. All posters must still be approved by Residential Life, but we will no longer be able to offer the service of putting up those posters. Organizations and offices wishing to post in the residence halls will drop off posters for approval and will be notified when posters can be picked up for posting. Please allow one business day for poster drop off/pick ups. Posting will only be allowed in approved locations in each hall.

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 29 at 7:30 p.m., Student Recital: Emma Silber, Flute
May 31 at 7 p.m., Finale Concert: The Gustavus Wind Orchestra in Björling Recital Hall

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

In the News

The Pioneer Press reported on the Wordplay festival, which included an interview with Gustavus English professor and poet Matt Rasmussen.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune quoted Professor Arturo López-Levy in an article on the closing of Cuba Posible, an independent think-tank.

Tips and Reminders

Risk Management Minute...This is National Safe Boating Week and here are the Top Five Boating Safety Tips:
• Wear your life jacket – And make sure children wear theirs.
• Stay sober – Booze and boating don’t mix. Alcohol is the number one factor in boating fatalities.
• Tell a friend – Tell someone where you’re going and when you will be back. If you’re not back, they should call 911. Bring a phone or VHF radio.
• Be weather aware – Don’t let a storm sneak up on you – delay your trip or head to shore. Go slow in rough water to avoid capsizing.
• Boat smart – Take a boating safety course. Know your boat; stay alert while scanning for dangers; stay seated and low in the boat to prevent falls overboard.

• A new carbon monoxide law, "Sophia's Law," requires certain motorboats with enclosed cabins to install carbon monoxide detectors and warning stickers by May 1.
• “Little Alan’s Law” went into effect on August 1, 2018. Drivers convicted of a DWI will face additional charges no matter what type of vehicle they were operating during the event. They will lose their driver’s license and be prohibited from operating motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, motorboats and snowmobiles.
• CAUTION: Check with your engine manufacturer before using fuel with 15 percent or greater ethanol.

Let's all have a fun and safe time while boating in the Land of 10,000 Lakes!

Off Campus Events of Interest

Saint Peter Library Summer Reading Program... This program starts Friday June 3 and goes until Friday August 9. Events and programs are as follows: A Universe of Stories. Every child; preschooler, schoolager, 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.


Robert John Olinger, father of Barb Lundgren (Finance Office), passed away on May 21, 2019. A full obituary can be found online.


Minneapolis Condo for Rent...Minneapolis/Linden Hills condo for rent: Ready in August. Two blocks from Lake Harriet and steps from restaurants and coffee shops. Rare three-bed, 1.5 bath, with underground parking space and free wifi, basic cable, and laundry. New paint and flooring in living areas, fridge and dishwasher less than a year old, microwave/convection oven rarely used. Two-year lease or more preferred. $1,800 per month, $1850 with one pet under 35 lbs. Contact Steph Ash at

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 good with solitude, too.
-not in basement/above ground floor
-off street parking or easy parking included
-quiet, clean, and functional place where for work and 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 "Escape The Zoom"
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled), Minn.
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled), Minn.
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Project Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Edition
Tomorrow "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 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"
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 "Escape The Zoom"
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingo Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled) Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 "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.
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 Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled), Minn.
"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.
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.
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

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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