Community Conversations

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 (Around 9 years ago)

  • Monday, Nov. 21, 3:30 — Wine and Cheese in the Board Room
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8 — 9 am — Morning Coffee and Rolls — Faculty/Staff Lounge
  • Parent Involvement — Partners, Not Enemies

Actual parent-faculty conversations about sons and daughters, with suggestions of what to say in light of FERPA and college confidentiality. How do we interpret FERPA? How is Gustavus responding to parent involvement? Bring your stories and questions. Please RSVP is you plan to attend, to by November 15th.

  • Monday, Feb. 13, 3:30 — Wine and Cheese in Linner
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8 — 9 a.m. — Morning Coffee and Rolls — Faculty/Staff Lounge

Who Are Those Students Sitting in Front of Us? Changing Realities in the Classroom Profiles. What scores don’t measure. Kinds of unusual situations and complicated backgrounds and communication with you from the Dean of Students Office, or the Disability Services Coordinator. What to do with what students tell you, about themselves, colleagues, etc. Resources for referral. Do we have to teach them how to behave, too?

  • Monday, March 13, 3:30 — Wine and Cheese in Linner
  • Tuesday, March 14, 8-9 a.m. — Morning Coffee and Rolls — Faculty/Staff Lounge
  • Advising — More Than Approval for Registration

Welcoming students into the academy. Advisor awareness in teaching. Consideration for undeclared sophomores — we’re trying move them on to a major to lessen our advising loads just when they need us most…how to help — referrals. Watching for the student with potential for GUNISA attention. Major advising — academic experiences beyond the classroom. What it means to advise at a small, private, liberal arts college. Parent phone calls requesting confidential information.

Top Stories

 2009 Hall of Fame Class Selected

The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2009 inductees include Kerri Pool Foss ‘94, Dan Dohmeier ‘86, Bob Klindworth ‘93, Leisha Johnson Ronning ‘90, C.J. Page ‘91, Scott Anderson ‘92, Jon Lindquist ‘92, Amy McCrea Morrell ‘91, and Steve Wilkinson.

Gustavus Named a Best College and 8th for Best Campus Food

Gustavus Adolphus College is once again a Best College in The Princeton Review’s college ranking guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. Also, Gustavus again made the Best Campus Food list. These annual rankings are based solely on input from college students.

Fringe Festival Features Gustavus Theatre and Dance

Since its founding, the Minnesota Fringe Festival has featured the work of hundreds of Gustavus Theatre & Dance students, alumni and faculty. This year is no exception, with a number of performances by alumni and current students across the 11-day festival.