So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish…

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by


With this final post, we must confirm and affirm that all ‘Good Things’ come to an end in order to allow for progress.  The message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, in book by the same name in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, in many ways is the only proper way to sign off as we finalize all the small details in the reorganization of ‘Media Services’ to the new role of ‘Event Services’ on campus (don’t worry, we have no intention of demolishing the Earth in order to make way for Event Services, it’s a techie thing when it comes time to say good bye for good, so let us have our moment).

At the start of the 2012 academic year, the decision was made to reorganize services traditionally provided by the Media Services Department in an effort to establish a centralized event support model on campus.  The newly formed “Event Services” is part of the Campus Activities Office and represents the expansion of scope beyond the former student centered focus of the ‘Student Activities Office’ to include support for all events that are being held at Gustavus.  This includes College Events that directly support the mission of the college (Signature Events, Departmental/ Programatic Events and Student Organization Events) as well as the wide range of events hosted annually by Alumni, Community Members and Businesses at Gustavus.

In order to facilitate this new vision of support, services traditionally supported by Media Services were shifted in order to allow for a focus on event production support by Event Services.

To help facilitate these changes, while ensuring the continuation of critical support, the following areas have been charged with supporting the following services not directly related to event support and production:

Large Format Printing and Lamination is now offered by Print Services and information is available by contacting them at x7536.

Passport Photos are now offered by the Dinning Services Office and information is available by calling x7608.

Equipment Checkout (Video Cameras etc) is now offered by the Library and information is available by calling x7571.

General Technology Support needs not covered above or directly related to Event Technical Support should be directed to The Technology Helpline who will assist in identifying the proper individual within Gustavus Technology Services to address your need.  They can be contacted at x6111 or by emailing

Event Production and Technical Support is now offered by Event Services, and we can be contacted by calling: 507.933.7373, emailing: or by visiting the Event Services Support Center  for more options.


Thanks for all the memories, and in honor of the Apollo 8 mission ‘we’ll see you on the other side‘.


One Comment

  1. Wendy Bachman says:

    Very clever Dobo :-)
    Thanks for all the helpful information!