Kendall Center Newsletter

April 1, 2019

April Faculty Writing Retreats at Gustavus and ASI

The Kendall Center is hosting monthly Writing Retreats at Gustavus and at ASI. April Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, April 13 at ASI and on Sunday, April 14 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 br eakfast and lunch. Please visit the Kendall Center website for upcoming dates and info. Please reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat ( for one or all of the writing retreats.

Teachers Talking April 10

Please join us on Wednesday, April 10 for Teachers Talking. Topic: Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): A Two Year look at Gustavus Data. Gustavus began offering the Learn to Live program, an online CBT program, in 2016. This talk will review the impact of the program on students. It will look at utilization rates, overall satisfaction, and self reported academic impact of the program. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of mental health concerns on college campuses and a greater understanding of the Learn to Live program. Program is at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

Teachers Talking April 24

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24 for Teachers Talking. Topic: Incorporating the Nobel Conference 2019 Theme into the Classroom. How can we incorporate Nobel Conference 55 into our fall 2019 classes? Bring your fall 2019 syllabi for this short workshop and overview of Nobel Conference 55 -- Climate Changed: Facing Our Future. Program is at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

New faculty mentor/mentee social

New faculty mentor/mentee social (tenure-track only). All new tenure-track faculty and mentors please join us on Wednesday, April 24 for a wine and cheese social from 4:30 pm to 6 pm in the St Peter Room. This is a social for new tenure-track faculty and their mentors. New faculty (and their mentors) from the past two years are also invited.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Thursday, April 25 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: The Power of the Liberal Arts. This discussion will broadly cover: the role of the liberal arts in our students’ educational experience; how faculty can enhance our students’ understanding of what the liberal arts means, and; how students can leverage their degree from a liberal arts college. We also can discuss how teaching or scholarship could be re-conceptualized when you are working in a liberal arts context, and how the liberal arts can cultivate aspects of our broader lives. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m

Faculty Shop Talk

Lucie Holmgreen (Assistant Professor in Psychological Science) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, April 26. Her talk "Experimental Research on Sexual Violence Perpetration" 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 here.