Inside Gustavus 

January 16, 2020 | Volume 52, Number 17

President Cabinet Summary

January 14, 2020, Cabinet Meeting Summary

1. Director of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Dale Plemmons was present to share a powerpoint presentation regarding enterprise risk management. Dale reviewed the risk management process – assessing, controlling, monitoring, and developing a plan. Members then participated in a brainstorming session to consider various risks at the College. Dale will collate responses and then ask members to rank their top 10 risks they think are the most important.

2. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Academic Affairs replacement position (Accessibility & Retention Specialist, Academic Support Center).

3. Members approved the hiring of a full-time Mission, Strategy, and Innovation replacement position (Human Resources Office Manager).

4. Discussion was held regarding planning the FY21 operating budget.

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 Enhancement Days 2020... All employees are invited to join in the many activities scheduled. Visit the Employee Enhancement Days webpage to see more details about the sessions and a calendar of all events, which take place from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7.

Back by popular demand this year is a canvas painting class! Spots will be limited for these two sessions. We also have a great lineup, covering topics from leadership, religious diversity, Google Calendar, employee recognition, and so much more!

We are excited to offer two sessions this year devoted to community service. Join us for these sessions to help complete a project for one of our local non-profits. We thank Thrivent for helping make this happen.

If you attend five different sessions, you may enter to win a $100 gift certificate for the bookmark; details provided at each session.

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to attend. We look forward to seeing you all during the week!

Piano Lab School Openings... The Gustavus Piano Lab School has openings for three new students starting second semester. If you have an elementary aged child who is interested in taking piano lessons, and you have a piano at home, please consider the Piano Lab School. They will be assigned a GAC student teacher for weekly lessons. Lessons are supervised by the Lab School director. For more information: https://gustavus.edu/music/pianolabschool/. If interested, please contact Rebekah Richards, rrichard@gac.edu or 651 468-7058.

Library Hours for January Term...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.

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

Risk Management Minute - Snow Shoveling Safety... When the driveway and walkways are coated in a thick blanket of snow and you don't have a snowblower or snow removal service, it is time to get a shovel out for what some consider to be a dreaded chore. But before you tackle the first snowfall of the season, take some time to consider these snow shoveling safety tips to help avoid any potential injuries. The following tips can help keep you safer when you set out to shovel Flu_TableTent the winter wonderland:

~Warm up. Warm your muscles before heading out to shovel by doing some light movements, such as bending side to side or walking in place.
~Push rather than lift. Pushing the snow with the shovel instead of lifting can help reduce the strain on your body. When lifting snow, bend your knees and use your legs when possible.
~Choose your shovel wisely. Ergonomically-designed shovels can help reduce the amount of bending you have to do.
~Lighten your load. Consider using a lighter-weight plastic shovel instead of a metal one to help decrease the weight being lifted.
~Hit the pause button. Pace yourself and be sure to take frequent breaks. Consider taking a break after 20 to 30 minutes of shoveling, especially when the snow is wet.
~Consider multiple trips. Consider shoveling periodically throughout the storm to avoid having to move large amounts of snow at once.
~Keep up with snowfall. Try to shovel snow shortly after it falls, when it is lighter and fluffier. The longer snow stays on the ground, the wetter it can become. Wet snow is heavier and harder to move.
~Wear layers. Dress in layers and remove them as you get warm to help maintain a comfortable body temperature.
~Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated while shoveling.

Enjoy the winter and the snowfall that comes with by keeping yourself safe when shoveling!

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.

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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 (hhaemig@gustavus.edu) 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 jnoren@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 Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
7 p.m. Men's Basketball at Carletonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-at-carleton-2Northfield, Minn.
7 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Carletonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-s-carletonSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Basketball at Carletonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-at-carleton-3Northfield, Minn.
Tomorrow Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-holy-communion-9Christ Chapel
67 p.m. Mentoring - Internshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mentoring-internshipsCenter for Career Development
7 p.m. Men's Hockey at Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-at-saint-johns-2St. Cloud, Minn.
7:309:15 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-15Christ Chapel
Dec 3 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
Men's Swimming and Diving at Grinnell Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-swimming-and-diving-at-grinnell-invite-2Grinnell, Iowa
Women's Swimming and Diving at Grinnell Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-swimming-and-diving-at-grinnell-invite-2Grinnell, Iowa
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Rosary Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-rosary-prayer-21Bonnier Multifaith Center
7 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-saint-benedict-2St. Cloud, Minn.
7:309:15 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-15Christ Chapel
Dec 4 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
Men's Swimming and Diving at Grinnell Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-swimming-and-diving-at-grinnell-invite-2Grinnell, Iowa
Women's Swimming and Diving at Grinnell Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-swimming-and-diving-at-grinnell-invite-2Grinnell, Iowa
1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-vs-macalesterSt. Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
2 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-hosts-saint-benedict-3St. Peter, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at MSU-Mankato Chuck Peterson Openhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-track-field-at-msumankato-chuck-peterson-openMankato, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at MSU-Mankato Chuck Peterson Openhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-track-field-at-msumankato-chuck-peterson-openMankato, Minn.
3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-vs-macalesterSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-hosts-saint-johns-2St. Peter, Minn.
7:309:15 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-15Christ Chapel
Dec 5 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
15 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
3:305:15 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-15Christ Chapel
Dec 6 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Prayer Around the Crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-30Christ Chapel
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Rosary Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-rosary-prayer-22Bonnier Multifaith Center
Dec 7 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1011 a.m. Gustavus Winds of Christmashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-winds-of-christmas-4Christ Chapel
56 p.m. Gustie Runnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-runnersLund Information Desk
Dec 8 Creative Summerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/creative-summerSt. Peter, Minn.
Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Morning Praise Led by Choir of Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-led-by-choir-of-christ-chapel-10Christ Chapel
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-at-augsburg-4Minneapolis, Minn.
7 p.m. Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-hosts-uwriver-fallsSt. Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-basketball-vs-augsburgSt. Peter, Minn.
Dec 9 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1010:30 a.m. Festival of St. Luciahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-st-lucia-18Christ Chapel
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festival of Saint Lucia Luncheonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-saint-lucia-luncheonCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
68 p.m. Voting Rights Kahoot Trivia Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/voting-rights-kahoot-trivia-nightCourtyard Cafe
Dec 10 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Rosary Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-rosary-prayer-23Bonnier Multifaith Center
67:30 p.m. En Masse: The Choreographers' Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/en-masse-the-choreographers-galleryRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
8:309:30 p.m. Theatre Production: solståndhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-solstndRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Gusties After Dark with the American Cancer Societyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-after-dark-with-the-american-cancer-societyCourtyard Café
Dec 11 Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022https://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-lowe-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-22-2021-through-january-25-2022Hillstrom Museum of Art
1 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Catherinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-basketball-at-st-catherine-2St. Paul, Minn.
15 p.m. Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/battle-at-the-river-bottom-drawings-and-videos-by-kristen-loweHillstrom Museum
23 p.m. Theatre Production: solståndhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-production-solstndRob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
2:05 p.m. Women's Hockey at UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/womens-hockey-at-uwriver-falls-2River Falls, Wis.
3 p.m. Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mens-hockey-at-concordia-2Mequon, 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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