The Year in Review

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 (Around 7 years ago)

The Year in Review

• The Service Learning for Social Justice program provided for 19 faculty and one staff member to travel to Namibia to engage directly with international and global concerns, as well as implement service learning experiences into classes.

• Six faculty participated in the Faculty Resource Network’s Summer Seminars in 2006; another seven will participate in 2007.

• The Faculty Development Program continues to plan and host New Faculty Orientation and we continue to host Faculty Development Day.

• Our Teachers Talking series sponsored 11 sessions over the academic year, and arranged special sessions with various vice presidents in order to provide opportunities for enhanced communication.

• The scholarship of teaching and learning continues to be an attractive topic for faculty at various levels of SoTL work and across the disciplines and at all levels of experience.

• Three departments and four faculty obtained mini-grants, and another three faculty were awarded senior and mid-career grants, funded by the Bush Foundation.

• We partnered with Academic Advising to sponsor conversations about our students and the challenges of advising.

• More than 115 faculty traveled to professional conferences, either to present their scholarly work or to learn new ideas from other scholars in their fields.

• Our fifth summer teaching and learning workshop in June will focus on “The Student as Scholar: Enhancing Research and Creative Practices.” Faculty from more than 20 departments are participating.

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 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.