Kendall Center Newsletter

October 1, 2014

Fall Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASI

The Kendall Center is hosting monthly Writing Retreats this fall semester both at Gustavus and at ASI. October Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, October 25 at ASI and and Sunday, October 26 at Gustavus (Board Room). Faculty can sign up for a full day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. devoted to writing. We’ll provide breakfast and lunch. Please visit the Kendall Center website for dates and info. Please reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu) for one or all of the writing retreats.

Faculty Writing Days in October

New this fall, every week, the Kendall Center will host a writing day. Come when you can, leave when you must. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Coffee and tea provided. Dates in October - Friday, October 3, Chaplain’s Resource Room, Old Main 103, Monday, October 6, Phi Beta Kappa, Vickner Hall (8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.), Wednesday, October 15, Beck 371, Friday, October 24, Chaplain’s Resource Room, Old Main 103, Tuesday, October 28, Phi Beta Kappa, Vickner Hall. See website for all dates and locations.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, October 9, 2014 for Teachers Talking. The topic will be: "I Thought They Learned That in High School!: Strategies for Teaching First Year Students" facilitated by Kate Knutson. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the St Peter Room.

Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts - Reading Group

Interested faculty are cordially invited to join Alisa Rosenthal (Kendall Center), Greg Kaster (History), John Hallberg (Trustee), and President Becky Bergman for a convivial and engaging discussion of Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts (Johns Hopkins, 2014) on October 10, 2014, 3:30-5:00 PM in the Board Room of the Campus Center. Remaking College is edited by Rebecca Chopp (former President of Swarthmore College and incoming Chancellor of the University of Denver), Susan Frost (higher education consultant), and Daniel H. Weiss (President of Haverford College and past President of Lafayette College). The book is brief, and participants are encouraged to focus on chapters 1-5, 7, 10, 11-14, 16-17.

Teachers Talking Technology

Join faculty on Tuesday, October 14 for Teachers Talking Technology. Topic will be "Microsoft Workshop: Word, Excel, PowerPoint". Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Thursday, October 16 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic is Grading rubrics and policies. A session on grading student assignments. A variety of assignment types are discussed. Presenter: Kate Knutson. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m

Faculty Shop Talk

Joaquin Villanueva (Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography) will present a Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 17. His talk entitled, "Capturing Urban Change: Methodologies for the Study of the Restless Urban Landscape" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Kendall Center website, under Shop Talks.

Teachers Talking Writing

Join faculty on Wedesday, October for Teachers Talking Writing. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the President's Dining Room (PDR).

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Thursday, October 30 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic is: Keeping students engaged. A session on overcoming the mid‐semester doldrums experienced in many classrooms. Presenter: Alisa Rosenthal. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St. Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk

Paschal Kyoore (Professor in French and LALACS) will present a Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 31. His talk entitled, "Dagara Verbal Art: A West African Tradition" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Kendall Center website, under Shop Talks.

Cultivating Resilient Students: A faculty conversation and (FREE) lunch with Dr. Henry Emmons

The Gustavus Wellbeing Center is proud to welcome Dr. Henry Emmons to campus again on October 10th! Dr. Emmons is an integrative psychiatrist, bestselling author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm, national thought leader in resilience, and expert on college student health. Faculty is invited to meet Dr. Emmons on Friday, October 10th, at 11:30am in the Heritage Room for "Cultivating Resilient Students: A faculty conversation and (FREE) lunch with Dr. Henry Emmons" Email wellbeing@gustavus.edu to sign up now or for more information!

Calendar Anyone?

The Kendall Center has some extra Gustavus calendars available. If you would like one please send Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat) an email and one will be placed in campus mail for you.

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New Books

The Kendall Center has purchased new resource books that are available int he library for checkout. For a list, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Oct 26 11:30 am to 1:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-114/52851President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-154/53718Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
Nov 2 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-144/52852St. Peter Banquet Room
Nov 3 4:307 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-70/52855Interpretive Center
Nov 9 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-145/52853Heritage Banquet Room
Nov 11 9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreats-at-gac-and-asi-3/52854American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Nov 16 12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-115/52857St. Peter Banquet Room
Nov 17 4:307 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-71/52856Interpretive Center
Nov 28 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-146/52858Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Dec 7 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-147/52859Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Dec 8 4:307 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-72/52861Interpretive Center
Dec 15 9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-15/52867The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 18 9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-16/52868The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center

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507-933-6227

Location

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is located in Anderson Hall 303

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