Inside Gustavus 

October 17, 2019 | Volume 52, Number 7

News and Announcements

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St. Lucia Court Seeking Sophomore Women Nominations...You are asked to nominate SOPHOMORE women who are a light to others and exemplify the qualities of courageous leadership, service to others, strength of character, and compassion. This is for students who identify as sophomores and as female. They do not have to have any Swedish connection or the ability to sing. The Festival of St. Lucia will be celebrated on Thursday, December 12 during the morning Daily Sabbath service in Christ Chapel. St. Lucia nominations can be submitted online. You may nominate as many students as you wish. Submit your nomination(s) by October 23.

Library Hours For Fall Break...
Friday, October 18: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 19: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, October 20: Noon-6 p.m.
Monday, October 21: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Christmas in Christ Chapel - Tickets Going Fast...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 - Almost Sold Out ...This is your last chance to get tickets for the biennial A Royal Affair fundraiser happening Saturday, November 9 at the JW Marriott Hotel - Mall of America. 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 a special employee ticket price of $75 by calling Cassandra at 933-7577. For more information on the event visit A Royal Affair.

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.

Looking for something to do during Spring Break?...The Community Engagement Center is looking for Gustavus faculty and staff to be trip advisers for upcoming Habitat for Humanity volunteer trips during spring break (April 4-11). This is an exceptional way for employees to grow in community engagement, professional development, and to get to know a fantastic group of students. Trip adviser guidelines are posted on the Community Engagement website. There is no cost to participate and all employees are eligible (see guidelines for approvals needed). Applications are available here: Spring Break Trip Adviser Application (and on the CEC website) and must be submitted by November 8, 2019. Community Engagement Center staff and campus Habitat for Humanity board representatives will review applications and select the individuals who meet the selection criteria. Please contact Amy Pehrson (x6011) with questions or more information about this program.

The Registry: Screening and Q & A...At 9 a.m. on Monday, October 28 in Bjorling Recital Hall, there will be a screening of the movie The Registry. Following the screening, there will be a Q & A with filmmaker Steve Ozone, and one of the film's main subjects, Seiki Oshiro. This event is free and open to the public. Synopsis: During World War II, a select group of Japanese-Americans stayed out of internment camps in exchange for serving in the Military Intelligence Service, a unit of the U.S Army that was based at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling in Minnesota. The Registry captures the seldom-told story of this obscure unit's contributions to Allied victory. It also presents a portrait of these men in their later years, as they gain recognition for their historic roles in the war, and reflect on the themes of identity, adversity, and duty. This event is sponsored by the Departments of Geography and Art & Art History and the Japanese Studies Program, with support from the Gustavus Lyceum Lectures Series. Questions? Contact Jesse McClelland, Department of Geography.

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.

Nominate a colleague today...for the annual Augusta Carlson Schulz and the Eric Norelius awards. 
The Augusta Carlson Schultz award was created to annually recognize a support staff employee who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to Gustavus Adolphus College. The award is in honor of Augusta Carlson Schultz who exemplified the dedication and spirit of service that has been characteristic of the many support staff who have served Gustavus and continue to contribute to the success of the College. All regular full and part-time support staff employees are eligible for the Schultz Award. The Eric Norelius Award was created to annually recognize an administrative employee who demonstrates exceptional service and dedication to Gustavus Adolphus College. The award is in honor of Eric Norelius who was the founder and first teacher of the school that became Gustavus Adolphus College. Norelius exemplifies the vision, dedication and service emulated by the administrative staff. All regular administrative staff employees (except Deans and Vice Presidents) are eligible for the Norelius Award. 
Please take a few minutes to nominate a deserving colleague. Employees are going above and beyond on a daily basis, please share how much you appreciate their efforts on or before October 21, 2019.

Minneapolis Gift and Art Expo Tickets... The Office of Human Resources has 200 complimentary tickets for Gustavus employees to this annual event. This event has been coined the "Holiday Market of the Year." Don't miss your chance to start your holiday shopping. The Expo is being held November 1-3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The tickets are on a first come, first serve basis in the Office of Human Resources.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Trunk or Treat...John Ireland Catholic School invites you and your family to a Trunk or Treat event. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 from in the school parking lot. Come in your best Halloween costumes for an evening of fun, fellowship, and treats. The students of John Ireland Catholic School hope to see you. Come out and meet some of the younger members of the Saint Peter community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

• Volleyball hosts Bethel at 7 p.m. Friday
• Football hosts Hamline at 1 p.m. Saturday
• Men's soccer hosts Carleton at 1 p.m. Saturday
• Women's soccer hosts Carleton at 3:30 p.m. Saturday
• Women's soccer hosts UM-Morris at 1 p.m. Sunday
• Men's soccer hosts Wartburg at 3:30 p.m. Sunday 

Fine Arts 

Tickets for the Theatre and Dance production of Into the Woods are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590. Seating is limited so get your tickets early.
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 production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. There will also be some tickets with a partially obstructed view available for $4.

Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Henry MacCarthy, Director
October 31, November 1-2, 2019 | 8 p.m.
November 3 | 2 p.m.
Anderson Theatre

Delving into the dark and whimsical lore of the Brothers Grimm, Stephen Sondheim taps into the shared world of fantasy that aims to connect us all. Sondheim weaves the fairy tales of our youth together into a single narrative on the quest for family, the perils of the past, and the importance of forging a path for ourselves, even in the thick of the woods. An exhilarating musical theatre experience. Limited seating. This production may not be appropriate for young children.


William "Bill" Robertz '51, alumnus and professor emeritus of communication studies, passed away on October 15, 2019. His 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 To inform the campus community of the death of a student, contact the Dean of Students Office (507-933-7526 or 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 "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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