Inside Gustavus 

November 14, 2019 | Volume 52, Number 11

President Cabinet Meeting Summary

November 12, 2019, Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Members continued their conversation regarding the compensation study being conducted by Gallagher. Cabinet members will be meeting with Human Resources staff in the next week regarding any questions they might have concerning the study. Next steps will be discussed at an upcoming Cabinet meeting.

2. Discussion was held regarding admission and student recruitment strategies for this year and beyond. 

News and Announcements

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Gustavus Eco Fair...From 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, November 18, the sustainability interns will be hosting the first Gustavus Eco Fair. Its purpose is to highlight energy and knowledge surrounding environmental work and campus sustainability. Departments from across campus will be present to engage with students and faculty on various topics relating to sustainability at Gustavus. For more information email g-sustainability@gustavus.edu

Plastic Bag Collection Competition...On November 15, National America Recycles Day, the Book Mark will launch a plastic recycling challenge in partnership with TREX, a wood-alternative manufacturer. The Book Mark will collect various forms of plastic that can be recycled instead of thrown away. If Gustavus can collect 500 lbs of plastic by Earth Day, we will receive a TREX bench. For more information contact Molly Yunkers.
What can be collected?

  • Grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Ice bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • Ziploc & other reclosable food storage bags
  • Cereal bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Salt bags
  • Pallet wrap & stretch film
  • Wood pellet bags
  • Produce bags

Holiday Angel Tree...The annual Holiday Angel Tree, supporting children in Head Start, is up and located outside of the Community Engagement Center. Please stop by, pick up a tag, purchase the gift requested by a youth (ages birth-12), and return it wrapped with the tag to the Community Engagement Center by Wednesday, December 11. Do your holiday shopping and make it a little brighter for a child in Saint Peter!

Lucia Festival - Invitation to Employee Children...Employee children in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade are invited by the Guild of St. Lucia to participate in the Lucia Festival. The festival is on Thursday, December 12 from 10-10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. As a participant, your child will wear a festive costume, walk and sit in front of the Chapel with Lucia and her court for the Lucia Festival Chapel service. There is also a mandatory rehearsal from 6-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11. Space is limited. If you are interested in your child participating, please contact Sarah Anderson.

Story Night...Join the philosophy department and the Philosopher's Guild for a story night on the theme "It's the Little Things" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in the Arb Interpretive Center. Come tell a five-minute true story. Groundrules: no notes, make it about yourself, stay within five minutes. There are no prizes given or glory bestowed, just a night of good stories. All storytellers are welcome.

Gymnastics Open Gym for Youth...Gustavus Women's Gymnastics is hosting a Youth Open Gym on Friday December 6, from 6-9 p.m. in the gymnastics studio. It is open to all kids ages pre-k through 12 years old. The cost is $20 per child or $40 for two or more from the same immediate family. The Youth Open Gym will be staffed by members of the gymnastics team and supervised by the coaching staff. Please contact Aryn DeGrood (abell5@gustavus.edu) with any questions or to pre-register your child(ren).

Thanksgiving Baking Orders...Over the river and through the woods, AND up the hill, the Dining Service bakery is getting ready to start their Thanksgiving baking. Our bakers will be making delicious assorted pies, breads and rolls. They are also making fall themed decorated jumbo cookies again this year! To place your order stop in the Dining Service Office and pick up an order form. Last day to order is Wednesday, November 20; payment must accompany the order. May your Thanksgiving be filled with love and cheer, but also with full tummies. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from Dining Service!

Christmas in Christ Chapel - Limited Tickets Available... Christmas in Christ Chapel tickets are still availble for Thursday night. All other services are sold out. Even if you don't attend the service, you can still attend the buffet. Tickets for the Scandinavian-style meal are available prior to every service. For more information, visit the Christmas in Christ Chapel website. Go to the Gustavus ticketing website or call 507-933-7520.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Volunteers Needed... Ushers Needed for Christmas in Christ Chapel at all five services to help host 1,000 attendees. Help is needed from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday December 5, 6-7:45 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2-3:45 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and 2-3:45p.m. Sunday, December 8. Please contact the marketing office if you can assist at marketing@gustavus.edu or 507-933-7520.

Employee Wellbeing...Wellbeing For Employees is running a new program this year titled "Maintain Don't Gain." The program runs November 18-December 22 (five weeks in total) and the goal is to not gain weight during the holiday season. Those who complete the entire program will earn a Gustavus t-shirt that will be available for pick up in January. Please contact Lexie Eggert if you would like to sign up or if you have any questions.

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.

Weekend Home Athletic Events

• Men's hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire at 7:05 p.m. Friday
• Football hosts St. Olaf at 1 p.m. Saturday
• Women's hockey hosts St. Catherine at 2 p.m. Saturday
• Women's basketball hosts Luther at 3 p.m. Saturday
• Men's hockey hosts UW-River Falls at 7:05 p.m. Saturday

Fine Arts 

Schaefer Art Gallery
Through December 11, "the patience is in the living: Works by Mara Duvra"'

Music
November 15 at 7:30 p.m., Student Recital: Megan Nipe, Mezzo-soprano in Björling Recital Hall
November 16 at 1:30 p.m., 50 Years of Jazz at Gustavus Fall Jazz Showcase: Adolphus and Gustavus Jazz Ensembles in Björling Recital Hall
November 16 at 4:30 p.m., 50 Years of Jazz at Gustavus Fall Jazz Showcase: Jazz Combos and Gustavus Big Band in Björling Recital Hall
November 16 at 7:30 p.m., 50 Years of Jazz at Gustavus Fall Jazz Showcase: Vocal Jazz and Jazztet in Björling Recital Hall
November 17 at 1 p.m., Chamber Ensembles Fall Concert in Björling Recital Hall
November 17 at 4:30 p.m., Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert in Björling Recital Hall
November 17 at 7:30 p.m., Student Recital: Lauren Lowe, Viola, and Katelyn Yee, Cello in Björling Recital Hall

Tips and Reminders

Introducing Omada...A free service offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield. This innovative program surrounds you with the support and motivation you need to take control of your health. You’ll be paired with a highly trained and compassionate health coach to keep you on track—on your best days and your worst. Visit the Omada website to get started today. Click here for an introductory review of the Omada program. Questions? Contact Nicole Goebel in the Office of Human Resources.

 

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
Men's Golf at Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
Men's Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-cross-country-at-st-olaf-invitational-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
1 p.m. Volleyball at UW-River Falls (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uwriver-falls-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
1 p.m. Football at Carleton (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-carleton-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
3 p.m. Volleyball at UW-Eau Claire (Sandy Schumacher Tournament) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uweau-claire-sandy-schumacher-tournament-cancelledEau Claire, Wis.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-at-saint-marys-cancelledWinona, Minn.
Sep 20 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 Saint John's Invitational (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-at-saint-johns-invitational-cancelledSartell, Minn.
Women's Golf at St. Catherine Invite (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-st-catherine-invite-cancelledStillwater, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
66:30 p.m. 48-Hour Theatre Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/48hour-theatre-projectStreaming Online
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 21 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 23 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Volleyball at St. Olaf (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-st-olaf-cancelledNorthfield, Minn.
Sep 24 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
12:301:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-146Online
3:305 p.m. Reconciliation Circle with Cânté Sütá-Francis Bettelyounhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/reconciliation-circle-with-cnt-stfrancis-bettelyoun-5via videoconference or telephone
4:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Luther (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-soccer-vs-luther-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
Sep 25 Cancer-themed exhibitions at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancerthemed-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-artHillstrom Museum of Art
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
7 p.m. Boom Boom Bingohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/boom-boom-bingo-2Lund Forum
7 p.m. Volleyball at Cornell (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-cornell-cancelledMount Vernon, Iowa
Sep 26 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 D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
Men's Golf vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
"Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Homecominghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/homecoming-6Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
10 a.m. Volleyball at Monmouth (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-monmouth-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
noon Volleyball at Coe (Mabel Lee Invite) (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-coe-mabel-lee-invite-cancelledCedar Rapids, Iowa
1 p.m. Football hosts St. Thomas (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-thomas-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Catherine (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-soccer-vs-st-catherine-cancelledSt. Peter, Minn.
1011:59 p.m. Peer Assistants host SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/peer-assistants-host-snlLund Arena
Sep 27 "Escape The Zoom"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/escape-the-zoomOnline
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 vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.
Women's Golf at D3 Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-golf-at-d3-classic-cancelledHastings, Minn.
6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worshipping Community: Virtual Editionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshipping-community-virtual-editionOnline
Sep 28 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 vs. Twin Cities Classic (Cancelled)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-golf-vs-twin-cities-classic-cancelledElk River, Minn.

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