Kendall Center Newsletter

August 1, 2021

What's new in the Kendall Center

After three years as the Kendall Center Director, we say good bye and a huge thank you to Matt Panciera. The new Kendall Center DIrector is Ruth Lin. Pamela Conners will be the new Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Faculty Associate. Patricia English and Dan Moos are the new Excellence in Teaching Faculty Associates. David Stamps is the new New Faculty Programming Faculty Associate. Esther Wang is the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Associate and Martin Lang remains the Community Engaged Learning Faculty Associate. Welcome!

August Camp Kendall Workshops

Please visit the Kendall Center website HERE to view the list of workshops. Please email cblaukat@gustavus.edu if you would like to attend.

New Tenure Track Faculty Welcome Lunch

There will be a lunch and meeting for New tenure track Faculty on Monday, August 30 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the St Peter Room.

New Faculty Orientation Day

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - in person - 8:30 am to 4:40 pm. 
Click HERE for schedule and more information. All new faculty at Gustavus are expected to attend a day-long orientation session sponsored by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. New faculty members are introduced to the history and traditions of the College, as well as provided the opportunity to learn about various support services offered by the institution.

Faculty Development Day

After more than a year of seeing the majority of your colleagues on screen, the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning invites the faculty to an in-person lunch on Wednesday Sept. 1st from 11AM-1PM in the Heritage Room. In addition to an opportunity to catch up with your colleagues, various offices on campus including: the Library, Human Resources, Academic Support Center, and GTS will share helpful resources that may be little known or under utilized by our faculty. For example, did you know that you could get a discount with the major cellphone carriers as an employee of GAC. Come and learn about other resources and benefits. Lunch will be followed by a facilitated wellness session with Ellie Roscher from 1-2PM; reflecting on the past year and strategies on getting ourselves into the best headspace and staying there!

Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the First Friday Faculty Social (in person) on Friday, September 10 from 4:30 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.

Sabbatical Re-Entry Lunch

There will be a lunch and meeting for those faculty returning from Sabbatical on Friday, September 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the President's Dining Room.