Inside Gustavus 

October 3, 2019 | Volume 52, Number 5

President Cabinet Summary

October 1, 2019, Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Reflections were shared regarding the Campaign Kickoff and Alumni Awards Dinner.
2. Vice President Tunheim provided an update on the Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan. Priorities are being reviewed and we plan to have an updated Acts II booklet by the end of the year.
3. Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Siri Erickson provided an update on the Strategic Plan initiatives for PCDEI, President’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Working Groups are being identified, including Training, Communication, and Inclusive Excellence. Cabinet members also reviewed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) document.
4. Director of Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation Jim Dontje provided an update on Strategic Plan initiatives regarding thoughts on how to move forward.
5. Members approved the hiring of a replacement 11-month Academic Affairs position (Information Desk and Assets Specialist).
6. Vice President Tunheim presented an update on the compensation analysis project. Benefits Specialist Nicole Goebel and Director of Finance Operations and Payroll Barb Lundgren will plan to attend a Cabinet meeting in October.
7. Vice President Tunheim presented an update on the Disability Policy and Medical Leave policy. Cabinet requested additional information regarding employment law on medical leave, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
8. Discussion was held regarding the activities surrounding the September Board Meeting.
9. Discussion was held regarding the Admission Report and Retention Update.

News and Announcements

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Fall Fest in the Arb...Enjoy a fun-filled day of outdoor activities in the Linnaeus Arboretum with live music, live animals, and alpaca and border collie agility and herding demonstrations. Participate in the arboretum's unique treasure hunt. There will be games, hayrides, face painting, crafts, and more. Come join us from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the Linnaeus Arboretum. 

Christmas in Christ Chapel - Reservable seating...Plans are already well underway for Christmas in Christ Chapel, happening December 5-8. New this year is that the opening night will be on Thursday and the last service will be on Sunday afternoon. Like last year, guests will select specific reservable seats in Christ Chapel at the time of ticket purchase. There will no longer be general admission seating. Employees and students will continue to receive one free ticket. Tickets are on sale now and going fast! For more information, visit the Christmas in Christ Chapel website.

A Royal Affair - A Gustie Gala...Get your crown on for the biennial A Royal Affair fundraiser happening Saturday, November 9 at the JW Marriott Hotel - Mall of America. This is a fun party with food, drinks, music, dancing, an auction, and amazing entertainment by Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling ’89 and Hollywood actor Peter Breitmayer ’87 serving as emcee. Funds raised will fund scholarships for first-generation college students with high academic performance and significant economic need, and strengthen the Gustavus library endowment. Get your tickets now using this link.

Public Talks by Eban Goodstein... Eban Goodstein, PhD will give two public talks next week: "How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Careers in Business, NGOs & Government" on Thursday, October 10 at 11:45 a.m. in The Dive (free pizza!) and "How to Solve Climate by 2030: We CAN Change the FUTURE" on Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. in Beck 101.

Patricia Lindell Scholarship Application Open...This $1,200 scholarship (established by the Gustavus Library Associates) is open to any junior or senior student to undertake a research project for the library that benefits the wider Gustavus community. The scholarship is awarded upon the successful completion of the project.
Applicants are strongly recommended to apply for independent study credit during the spring semester (up to .5 credits).
This year's project will explore how the library can improve its website to better serve student needs. The recipient will conduct qualitative research, investigate best practices for library websites, and propose changes to the website.
For more information and how to apply, please see attached pdf.
Applications are due Friday, November 1, 2019.

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

Save the date for Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings...
Monday, October 21 - Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sharecare Meeting: 10:30 a.m.; Health Savings Account Informational Session: 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22 - Benefit Open Enrollment Meeting: 1:30 p.m.; Sharecare Meetings: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Monday, October 28 - Benefit Open Enrollment Meeting: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30 - Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Health Savings Account Informational Session: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Benefit Open Enrollment Meeting: All benefit-eligible employees are invited and encouraged to attend the Open Enrollment meetings for benefits starting January 1, 2020. Please plan on attending a session where you will learn more about the new changes for benefit offerings in 2020. Leaders from insurance broker NFP and Blue Cross Blue Shield will be on hand to help answer questions you may have. Reminder that the window to enroll online for 2020 benefits is between October 21 through November 6. 

Sharecare Meeting: Plan to attend a Sharecare (a state-of-the-art digital health and wellbeing app that provides a personalized experience in one comprehensive platform) session where you will learn more about Sharecare and how you can earn $20-$40 per month by tracking physical activity through the app. It provides you with direct access to award-winning and innovative technologies, scientifically validated clinical protocols and best-in-class coaching tools. The meeting will include a demo about how to use this tool. Prior to attending this session, it is recommended that you have logged into your Blue Cross Blue Shield account, downloaded the MN Sharecare app and created your account.

Health Savings Account Informational Session: Presented by NFP, this educational session will instruct employees on the benefits to a Health Savings Account, the "how-to" of claim processing, and rules around Health Savings Account usage. Further, the vendor that services your Health Savings Account has a variety of tools online for employees to utilize.

Please reach out to Nicole Goebel in the Office Of Human Resources with any questions.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

Men's soccer hosts St. Olaf at 1 p.m. Saturday
Women's soccer hosts St. Olaf at 3 p.m. Saturday

Fine Arts

Schaefer Art Gallery
Through October 18, "Mykitas Epoch“ Fungal Expansion Within the Plastisphere: Works by CV Peterson

Hillstrom Museum of Art
Through November 10, "Industry, Work, Society, and Travails in the Depression Era: American Paintings and Photographs from the Shogren-Meyer Collection"

Music
October 6 at 10:30 a.m., Family Weekend Chapel Service, featuring Choir of Christ Chapel, Lucia Singers, Gustavus Wind Symphony, Christ Chapel Ringers, and Adolphus Jazz Ensemble in Christ Chapel
October 6 at 2 p.m., Family Weekend Showcase Concert, featuring Gustavus Choir, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and Gustavus Jazz Ensemble in Christ Chapel

Off Campus Events of Interest

League of Women Voters Candidate Forums...Don't miss your chance to hear candidates discuss issues affecting the Saint Peter area. The Saint Peter Area League of Women Voters will hold two candidate forums this fall. Both are open to the public and offer opportunities for community members to submit questions. The Saint Peter Mayor and City Council candidate forum will be held on Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center (room #219) at the Saint Peter Community Center, 600 S. 5th Street. The Saint Peter School Board candidate forum will be held on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Saint Peter High School, 2121 Broadway Avenue. Both forums are hosted by the League of Women Voters local league, the Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce, and the Saint Peter Herald. The forums will be video recorded for future broadcast on Saint Peter's community station. Questions from the public are welcome and may be submitted to lwvstpeter@lwvmn.org or spchamb@hickorytech.net

Obituaries

Daniel R. Shetka, brother of Stan Shetka (Art and Art History), passed away on September 28, 2019. A full obituary may be found online.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current or former employee, trustee, emeritus professor; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of Human Resources (507-933-6310 or ngoebel@gustavus.edu). To inform the campus community of the death of a student, contact the Dean of Students Office (507-933-7526 or dswanber@gustavus.edu). Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campuswide e-mail list, and published in Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Tomorrow Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
8:309:30 a.m. Teaching Discussionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teaching-discussions-3Online
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-148Online
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
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
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
6:308 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
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. Football at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-olaf-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hamline (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-hamline-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
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.
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
46 p.m. Cornhole Tournamenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cornhole-tournamentField behind football field
Oct 5 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 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.
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
78:30 p.m. Forum with League of Women Votershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/forum-with-league-of-women-votersZoom
Oct 6 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nobel Conference 56https://gustavus.edu/calendar/nobel-conference-56Virtual Conference
34 p.m. Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkothttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrating-the-jewish-holiday-of-sukkotEckman Mall North by the sukkah!
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Paul, Minn.
Oct 7 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nobel Conference 56https://gustavus.edu/calendar/nobel-conference-56Virtual Conference
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Augsburg (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-augsburg-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Oct 8 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyounhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reconciliation-circle-with-cnt-stfrancis-bettelyoun-5via videoconference or telephone
7 p.m. Volleyball at UM-Morris (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-ummorris-cancelledMorris, Minn.
Oct 9 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Oct 10 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Family Weekendhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-13Gustavus Adolphus College
noon Volleyball vs. UW-La Crosse (Gustavus Triangular) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-uwla-crosse-gustavus-triangular-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Football hosts Saint John's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-saint-johns-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Saint Benedict (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-saint-benedict-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Saint John's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-saint-johns-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
4 p.m. Volleyball vs. Millikin (Gustavus Triangular) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-millikin-gustavus-triangular-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.

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