Inside Gustavus 

January 9, 2020 | Volume 52, Number 16

News and Announcements

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture... The annual lecture at Gustavus will be on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. This year’s lecture, provided by the Donzaleigh Abernathy, will feature her personal reflections on watching the civil rights movement unfold and the ongoing work for justice. Donzaleigh Abernathy is the youngest daughter of the American Civil Rights Movement co-founder Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy. She was born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement as her father and his best friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. established the nonviolent social movement which changed the course of American History. 

Employee Investment Education... As part of its educational mission, the E. Terry Skone Investment Club invites faculty and staff to informal outreach events in January. Students will offer two interactive sessions about market fundamentals, with small group discussions.

Events will be held on Wednesday, January 15 from 5-6 p.m. and Thursday January 16 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., both at the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. Refreshments will be served!

Topics will include:
• What is the “market” and how do I invest there?
• What’s a “bear” market and a “bull” market and why do they matter?
• What makes a good mix of investments and how do I choose?

Our goal is to provide information in a relaxed environment that welcomes conversation about how the market works.

Not required, but helpful: please RSVP to for catering. Please email Kathy Lund Dean ( with any questions.

Library Hours for January Interim Experience...Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun.: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Mileage Rate Adjustment... Effective January 1, 2020, mileage rates are being adjusted by the IRS to .575 cents per business mile. Mileage driven prior to January 1, 2020 will continue to be paid at .58 cents per mile.

Gustavus Acts 2.0 Employee Session...Gustavus Employees! Please join Kathi Tunheim, Vice-President of Mission, Strategy and Innovation, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room to provide your input on prioritization of the strategies for the next three years. Kathi will give an update on the progress of the plan and facilitate an activity to gain information that will be helpful as we move forward in our planning for the next several years.

Register Here.

Call for Submissions - Lindell Research Paper Award 2020...The Library is now accepting submissions for the Patricia Lindell Research Prize/Paper. This $400 prize is awarded by the library faculty for a paper already written for a Gustavus academic course. This paper should demonstrate excellent use of source material. Papers may be submitted from Fall Semester 2018 through Spring Semester 2020. As faculty endorsement is required, please encourage eligible students to submit their work. More information about the prize and the nomination process can be found online.

Campaign Letterhead and Logos... On September 27, 2019 we kicked off our Show the World comprehensive campaign for the College. In recognition of this campaign, we’ve developed a special word mark (logo) to be used through October of 2021. That means the College website, letterhead, and print materials will reflect this logo. We need your help to transition to the campaign materials. 

So, please put away the usual Gustavus letterhead and envelopes for the next 22 months. Stop by Printing Services for a supply of the new letterhead and envelopes and start using it January 1, 2020. The Show the World campaign images are also available to the campus online (must be signed in to your Gustavus account to access).

If you have questions on the use of these materials, please consult with the Office of Marketing and Communication.

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.

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Free Tickets to Minnesota Home Expo Show... Stop in the Human Resources office to receive free tickets to the Minnesota Home Expo in Minneapolis! This event will be held January 17-19 and will be located in the Delta SKY360 Legends Club at Target Field. If you have any questions stop by the Human Resources office.


Youth Winter Sporting Equipment... Are you looking for any youth-sized winter sporting equipment? We have a starter downhill ski set (skis and boots), youth starter cross country ski set (skis, poles, boots) and a downhill ski harness (for helping you guide a new youth skier down the slope). We sorted through our winter sports gear and have these for sale. The boots will likely fit a child wearing shoes sizes 11-13. Our kids have used these in grades K-3. Contact Heather ( for more info and pricing.

To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 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 CANCELLED: Men's Tennis hosts UW-Eau Claire Peter, Minn.
Daily Sabbath: Musical Showcase
34 p.m. Keep Teaching Series: Narrated PowerPoints
4:305 p.m. Daily Sabbath: Purpose Pause (afternoon edition)
4:307 p.m. CANCELLED: Faculty Shop Talk Center
Tomorrow CANCELLED: Women's Golf at WashU Invite Louis, Mo.
CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at Midwest Invite, Wis.
CANCELLED: Men's Track & Field at Hamline Invite Paul, Minn.
CANCELLED: Women's Track & Field at Hamline Invite Paul, Minn.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Baseball vs. Saint Mary's (DH) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. Saint Mary's (DH) Peter, Minn.
4:305 p.m. Daily Sabbath: Purpose Pause (afternoon edition)
Apr 5 CANCELLED: Women's Golf at WashU Invite Louis, Mo.
11 a.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis vs. University of Chicago Bend, Wis.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. Concordia (DH), Minn.
4:305 p.m. Daily Sabbath: Purpose Pause (afternoon edition)
6:307 p.m. Sunday Message: Allison James '22
Apr 6 Daily Sabbath: Prayer Around the Cross
34 p.m. Keep Working Series: Lessons Learned Q/A
4:305 p.m. Daily Sabbath: Purpose Pause (afternoon edition)
Apr 7 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Purpose Pause
2:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Baseball vs. Macalester (DH) Peter, Minn.
34 p.m. Keep Teaching Series: Lessons Learned Q/A
4 p.m. CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at St. Olaf, Minn.
4:305 p.m. Daily Sabbath: Purpose Pause (afternoon edition)
Apr 8 Daily Sabbath: Morning Praise
Apr 9 910 a.m. Keep Working Series: Remote Access
CANCELLED: Men's Track & Field hosts Lee Krough Invitational Peter, Minn.
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Gratitude Practice
CANCELLED: Women's Track & Field at Lee Krough Invitational Peter, Minn.
11 a.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis at Marymount Palos Verdes, Calif.
2 p.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis at Biola Mirada, Calif.
3:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball hosts St. Thomas (DH) Peter, Minn.
4 p.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer, Calif.
4 p.m. CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at Saint Benedict, Minn.
4:305 p.m. Daily Sabbath: Gratitude Practice (afternoon edition)
Apr 10 CANCELLED: Women's Golf at Illinois Wesleyan Invite, Ill.
5 p.m. CANCELLED: Women's Tennis at Macalester Paul, Minn.
Apr 11 CANCELLED: Women's Golf at Illinois Wesleyan Invite, Ill.
10 a.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis at Concordia-Irvine, Calif.
11:30 a.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis at Hope International, Calif.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Baseball vs. Carleton (DH) Peter, Minn.
1 p.m. CANCELLED: Softball vs. Hamline (DH) Paul, Minn.
Apr 12 10 a.m. CANCELLED: Men's Tennis at UC-Santa Cruz, Calif.
Apr 13 Daily Sabbath: Prayer Around the Cross

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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