Kendall Center Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Database

To promote and celebrate the professional scholarly, research, and creative accomplishments of the faculty, The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is publishing the sixth issue of Faculty Achievements. This edition will collect and celebrate the scholarship, research, and creative work presented, published, or awarded to faculty from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2017. If you haven’t done so already, submit your achievements by Friday, December 1, 2017, via the new RSC entry form:

In the future, please use this entry form to submit all scholarly and creative achievements by faculty and students whenever they are presented, published, or awarded. The form will feed Marketing and Communication (including Inside Gustavus), the Kendall Center, and department and individual webpages, eliminating the need to submit the same information multiple times.

UPDATE: To review any submissions that you’ve already made, go to to receive a faculty achievement report. You can also generate a link to use for new submissions that has your name, email, and department already filled.

Teachers Talking

Join us for Teachers Talking on Thursday, December 7. Topic: Academic Integrity. Julie Bartley and Micah Maatman will share the knowledge gained from their role in dealing with Honor Code violations. They will speak about the patterns they have observed in how students are violating the Honor Code and why some cases do need the Honor Board to weigh in. Julie and Micah will also share strategies for speaking with students about how the Honor Code applies in your course. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

Faculty Shop Talk

Hayley Russell (Health and Exercise Science) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, December 8. Her talk "Sport Participation and Injury Risk: Implications for Life-long Physical Activity" 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 at


Join the Kendall Center for Gradingfest in the Board Room from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, December 15, Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19. Fuel up on coffee and treats before heading back to your office to work or stay and enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside others.

2 Day Faculty Writing Retreat - February 7 and 8

The Kendall Center is sponsoring a Writing Retreat for faculty on Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8 at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. This is a great opportunity to focus on your writing. The retreat is open to all faculty. Please RSVP to Cathy Blaukat ( by deadline January 22, 2018.

Kendall Center Writing Space

The Kendall Center Conference Room (Anderson 303) is available for faculty writing. The space is quiet, stocked with tea and coffee, and can be accessed with your faculty ID. A few Kendall Center research and teaching groups are meeting there, so check the calendar before coming over (

Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and American Swedish Institute (ASI)

January Faculty Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, January 20 at American Swedish Institute 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 for upcoming dates and info. The KCEL will reimburse no more than $10 per person per writing retreat at ASI. Please reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat ( for one or all of the writing retreats.