Inside Gustavus (May 17, 2012)

Volume 44, Number 32

Faculty/Staff Activities

The journal Helios will be publishing Mary R. McHugh's (Classics) paper, "Ferox Femina: Agrippina Maior in Tacitus’s Annales," at the end of this month.

Raymond Thrower (Campus Safety) was selected as one of four judges for this year's Campus Safety Magazine "Director of the Year" award. The three categories for judging were Higher Education, K12, and Hospital.

The work of Sesquicentennial Sculptor, Greg Mueller, has been selected for two national juried outdoor sculpture exhibitions opening this summer. The City Art Sculpture Walk, opens this Saturday, May 19 and runs through March 2013 in downtown Mankato; and the Port of Dubuque, Art on the River Exhibition opens July 12 and runs through May 2013 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Student Achievements

Senior Chloe Radcliffe has been chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to speak at the College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 27. Radcliffe, who has maintained a grade point average of 3.9, will graduate with a degree in mathematics and a minor in theatre.

Funding Opps

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:

  • Program Incentive Policy for Faculty and Program Directors

    Gustavus created a Program Incentive Policy to encourage faculty and program directors to seek external funding by providing them with additional support. Its purpose is to provide incentives to those individuals who have helped generate indirect costs (facilities and administrative costs) for the College. Faculty receive 25% of the recovered indirect cost amount. Funds can be used to enhance teaching, research and scholarship, or program. More information regarding this policy is available online.

For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or bweis@gustavus.edu).

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Matthew Kjellgren, Cook/Server, Dining Service

News & Announcements

Accreditation Update...Work will continue through the summer of 2012 in preparation for the the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) site visit on April 22-24, 2013 – just 341 days from now. The College Self-Study Steering Committee will complete work on a rough draft of the self-study document by the beginning of fall semester. The self-study rough draft will be available for review and comment all fall semester in several venues, along with an online comment submission form; details on these ways to weigh in will be publicized at the start of the 2012-13 academic year. Full details about accreditation and self-study requirements can be found on the HLC’s website. For more information on the accreditation process and the Gustavus self-study, contact co-chairs Carolyn Dobler (x7481) or Chris Gilbert (x6093) or e-mail us at hlc2013@gustavus.edu.

Hosts Needed...Hosts are needed for Commencement on Sunday, May 27. You would need to arrive by noon and would be able to leave after commencement starts at 2 p.m. Please contact Dana Lamb (x7550) or dlamb@gustavus.edu if you are able to help!

Twins Tickets...Regardless of the Twins' record, the game is still on! Tickets are available to join other Gustie employees and their families for an afternoon of outdoor baseball at Target Field on Wednesday, June 27 when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox. Game time is 12:10 p.m. and tickets are $25/person. Requests for tickets will be filled in the order payment is received. Seats are located in the sections 310 and 311. Each person will receive a voucher for a pop and hotdog. Free bus transportation will be provided for those interested and who make reservations in advance. The buses will leave at 10 a.m. at the three flags. Employees may request unpaid release time from their supervisor to attend the game. Please make checks payable to Gustavus and send tp the President’s Office. Contact presidentevents@gustavus.edu or x7538 with questions.

Until Next Time...This week's Inside Gustavus (May 17) is the final edition of the 2011-12 academic year. Weekly online publication will resume on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, for the 2012-13 year. To announce events and information to the College community during the summer months, the Office of Marketing and Communication will publish the Summer Scoop online on a monthly basis (tentatively June 21, July 19, and August 16).

Campus Happenings

All-employee Meeting...All employees are encouraged to attend the annual All-employee Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25 in Alumni Hall. President Ohle and others will review the progress on the institutional goals for 2011-12. There will also be a report from the Special Task Force on financial modeling.

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, May 18 - Responsive Prayer
  • Sunday, May 20 - Shared Worship with First Lutheran Church of St. Peter, Chaplain Rachel Larson
  • Monday, May 21 - Recognition of newly tentured faculty, Provost Mark Braun
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Litany for Travelers

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Diabetes Prevention Program...Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 16-week diabetes prevention program. The group will meet with trained lifestyle coaches once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier, and increase physical activity. The group will meet on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. from July 10 through October 23 at the Helen White Conference Center (River's Edge Campus). Cost is $60 with incentives for regular participation. For more information or to register, contact Jen Donkin at 507-934-7694.

Relay For Life...Relay For Life of Nicollet County will be held on Friday, June 15 at Gorman Park and the St. Peter Community Center. There will be a 6 p.m. Survivor's Ceremony and a 9 p.m.Luminaria Ceremony. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with food, entertainment, games, and educational activities. If you would like to register as a survivor (and order a t-shirt), join a team, volunteer, or purchase a luminaria/donate, please contact Ann Volk at x7577 or avolk@gustavus.edu. Please join us in the fight against cancer. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Facility Hours

Library Hours During Finals...Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, May 19: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday, May 20 & Monday, May 21: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 22: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Plugs

Seeking Rental...I am a Gustavus employee on a visiting assistantship for next year. I am looking to rent an apartment (1 or 2 br) or a small duplex, preferably close to campus. I am clean, quiet, and I spend most of my time in the office. I would like to move-in during the 2nd half of June. If you have or know of a place, please contact Mohammad Abu Baker (Biology) at mabubake@gustavus.edu.

For Rent...Looking for a quiet place to live? We have several one bedroom apartments for rent at Parkview Manor. Within walking distance of Gustavus. Rent based on 30% of income (Maximum rent of $378-478). Affordable, even for ‘over income’ individuals). All utilities except cable television and phone included. Contact Shannon Lloyd at (507) 931-2236 or stpeterhra4@hickorytech.net for more information.

"Plugs" is maintained as a forum by which members of the Gustavus community may offer goods and/or services to others in the community, or seek the same from them. It is not meant to accommodate ads or announcements from area businesses such as real estate agents or retailers, although from time to time such announcements may be published when deemed to be of particular interest to the community.

 

Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayMay 31 Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Today 2:304:30 pm Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House
711 pm Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field
Tomorrow 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 31 Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room
Jun 89 First Term Seminar Advising Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-advising-workshop/45181Old Main Hall

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

News

Motasem ALhouni Named ITA’s Most Improved Player

9 hours ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Dr. Brenda Kelly Named Interim Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education

16 hours ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Second

Senior Rosalie Repke Chosen as Commencement Speaker

17 hours ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Gustie Athletics Unique Path Series—The Cancun Connection

2 days ago by Lara Youngquist
From Athletics » Featured Homepage

Elizabeth Weiers Finishes 11th At NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

Last week by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fourth

Commencement Scheduled for May 31

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fifth

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Chad Winterfeldt Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

3 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From Fine Arts

 

Inside Gustavus is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during the week of Thanksgiving, the Christmas break, Touring Week, and the Spring and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: Inside Gustavus, Office of Marketing and Communication. Items must reach the office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. For more information, contact Matt Thomas (mthomas@gustavus.edu or x7510).

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