Kendall Center Newsletter

March 1, 2015

March Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASI

March Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, March 21 at ASI and 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 under Writing Retreats for upcoming dates and info. Please reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat for one or all of the writing retreats.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on March 5 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Academic Advising at Gustavus. A discussion of how to be an effective academic advisor. Presenters: Margo Druschel and Jane Lalim, Academic Support Center. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk

Thia Cooper (Associate Professor, Religion) will present a Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 6. Her talk entitled, "Sex with God” 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 us on Tuesday, March 10 for Teachers Talking Writing. Teaching Content or Teaching Writing? Do they complement or conflict? This session will focus on successful, quick classroom strategies for promoting "content retention" while building skills in written communication. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room.

Teachers Talking

Join is on Thursday, March 12 for Teachers Talking. Topic: Preparing Students for Nationally Competitive Fellowships. Gustavus students are eligible to apply for a variety of nationally competitive fellowships to cover tuition costs at Gustavus, post-graduate endeavors, and/or study abroad activities. This session will highlight some of the available fellowships, discuss how to identify and recruit student applicants, and cover how to effectively write letters of recommendation for these fellowships. Facilitated by: Amanda Nienow. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on March 19 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Gustavus committee structure and shared governance. A discussion of the committee structure at Gustavus and how to become involved. What does each of the committees do anyway? Presenter: Michele Koomen, Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk

Betsy Byers (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) will present a Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 20. Her talk entitled, "Indeterminate Present, The Objective and Subjective Experience of Painting the 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: J-term Abroad for Novices

Join us on Tuesday, March 24 for Teachers Talking. Ever wondered about teaching a January course abroad? Unsure about this process because you've never traveled with students? Contemplating how you might put your ideas for an international course into play? Come join colleagues who have developed international January term courses and traveled with students abroad, to hear how these courses are initiated and implemented. Bring ideas and questions! Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

Open KCEL Faculty Associate Positions

The Provost’s Office and the Kendall Center seek expressions of interest for the following open Faculty Associate positions: Faculty Associate for New Faculty Programming and Faculty Associate for Technology. To be considered, please send a brief statement of interest, qualifications, and ideas regarding the position to Alisa Rosenthal (arosenth or x7437) by 5pm on Friday, March 13.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Aug 24 9 am to 5 pm Syllabuspaloozahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/syllabuspalooza-5/55722Konferensrum, Campus Center
Aug 27 9 am to 5 pm Syllabuspaloozahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/syllabuspalooza-6/55723Konferensrum, Campus Center
noon to 2:30 pm Tenure Track New Faculty Welcome Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tenure-track-new-faculty-welcome-lunch/55724President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
Aug 28 8:15 am to 4 pm New Faculty Orientation Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-day-15/55725Heritage Banquet Room
Aug 29 8:30 am to 1 pm Faculty Development Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-development-day-18/55727Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Sep 5 11:30 am to 1 pm Sabbatical Re-Entry Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sabbatical-re-entry-lunch/55726President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
Sep 6 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-158/55730St. Peter Banquet Room
Sep 13 12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-121/55729St. Peter Banquet Room
Sep 14 46 pm First Friday Faculty Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-friday-faculty-social-13/55728Interpretive Center
Sep 21 4:307 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-78/55733Interpretive Center

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Faculty Associates

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Office Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Phone

507-933-6227

Location

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

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