Kendall Center Newsletter

May 1, 2018

Research, Scholarship, & Creativity Publication

The Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Publication 2016-2017 is now available on the Kendall Center website. If you would like a hard copy, please email Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat) and a copy will be placed in campus mail for you.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, May 3 for Teachers Talking. "Faculty Panel on Models & Tips for Community-Based Learning Classes" will demonstrate a variety of approaches and share tips for implementing Community-Based Learning in classes at home and in study away settings. A panel of four faculty will present a variety of models for CBL from across different disciplines. This Teachers' Talking will be helpful for instructors who are relatively new to Community-Based Learning and are interested in adding this pedagogical technique to a course. Program at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Thursday, May 10 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Year in review and wrapping up the year. In this final session of the year, we can discuss outstanding questions or concerns, and we will celebrate your accomplishments. Faculty feedback about the orientation program also will be gathered. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St. Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Final Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on Friday, May 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Refreshments provided. Hosted by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and the Office of the Provost.


Join the Kendall Center for Gradingfest in the Board Room from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 29. Fuel up on coffee and treats before heading back to your office to work or stay and enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside others.

Camp Kendall

Camp Kendall summer workshops are scheduled for the week of June 4th. Workshop sessions include: Building Resilience as a Community, Vocational Reflection: Gustavus and You, Using Case Studies and Partner Perspectives to Launch or Improve CBL, FTS Faculty Renewal Workshop: Writing to Learn and Writing to Communicate, Mental Health and Resilience: Walking the Line Between Supporting and Accommodating and Providing Space to Develop Resilience, and Assessing Intercultural Learning in Gustavus Faculty-Led Study Away Programs. Workshop participants will receive a $150 stipend and meals provided. Limited space available. Please refer to the attachment for more information about sessions, dates/times, etc. Deadline to apply is April 20.

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 (