Inside Gustavus (October 17, 2012)

Volume 45, Number 7

Faculty/Staff Activities

Dr. Chris Johnson (Vocation and Integrative Learning, Center for Servant Leadership) led a day-long workshop and retreat Sept. 29 for faculty, staff, administrators, and students at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. The focus of the day -- titled "Teaching and Learning that Matters: Courage, Calling, and other Alternatives to 'Normal'" -- was on creating a campus-wide ethos of vocational reflection as a foundation for deepening the university's civic mission. The visit was connected with the American Association of Colleges and University's "Bringing Theory to Practice" initiative, and Gustavus's leading involvement in the Council of Independent College's "NetVUE" program (Network on Vocation in Undergraduate Education).

Kristen Lowe (Art and Art HIstory) will be the John Slorp Artist-in-Residence at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) on Oct. 22-23. Activities at the school will culminate on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. with a free and open to the public panel discussion. Included on the panel is Betsy Byers, also from the Department of Art and Art History.

On Oct. 11-14, Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) attended the annual conference of ASTRA (the Association of Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America), held at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was elected to serve as member-at-large on the group's executive committee.

Ryan Bergstrom (Geography) delivered a lecture titled "Sustainable Development in Amenity-drive Communities of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," at Minnesota State University-Mankato on Sept. 11. Bergstrom also presented at the 35th Applied Geography Conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 10-12, where he was awarded the Best Student Paper.

Barbara Fister (Library) gave an invited lecture, "Playing for Keeps: Lifelong Learning in the Ludic Library," at the Pennsylvania Library Association annual conference.

Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh's (Education) paper, "Taking Multicultural Education to the Next Level: An Introduction to Differentiated-Multicultural Instruction," will be published in the October, 2012 issue of the Journal of Multiculturalism in Education.

Kristian Braekkan and Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management) have been informed that their co-authored empirical study on psychological contract content, careerism, and goal orientations among "first hires" has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.

Social Media

For more information on social media, or to make a suggestion, contact Matt Thomas or Tim Kennedy in Marketing and Communication at mthomas@gustavus.edu or tkennedy@gustavus.edu).

Position Openings

  • Gift Planner, Office of Institutional Advancement

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Oct. 9:

  • Professors John Cha and Mary Solbert, Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair respectively, gave an update on the recent activities of the Faculty Senate, including the discussion surrounding the optimizing academic balance study, follow-up survey to the 2011 faculty satisfaction survey and executive summary of the 2012 faculty satisfaction survey, student learning outcomes, and Title IX issues.
  • Members disucussed the Royal Visit activities and the outstanding media coverage involving the same.
  • Members reviewed the final agenda for the October 11-12 Board of Trustees meeting.
  • Members shared positive comments regarding this year's Nobel Conference as well as discussed the importance of hosting the Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation on campus for the Conference.
  • The first meeting of the Internal Budget Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23. The Cabinet will meet prior to that meeting to set goals for the 2013-14 budget.
  • Members agreed to encourage support staff members in their respective divisions to participate in the Wellbeing Groups being established throughout this academic year. Members also agreed to allow support staff members to participate without using PTO.

News & Announcements

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Nov. 13-15 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, contact (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

External Review and CICE Self Study...CICE is having an external review this year and reviewers will be on campus Oct. 29-30. To read the CICE self study, go to our webpage (http://gustavus.edu/cice) and click the link for “Self Study” in the left menu. An open session has been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Board Room. Please come to help answer questions from the external reviewers about CICE in particular and international initiatives at Gustavus in general. For more info, contact Carolyn O'Grady at cogrady@gustavus.edu.

Sesquicentennial Logo Usage...Now that the College's Sesquicentennial celebration has ended, the Gustavus community should return to using the standard Gustavus letterhead and logo. However, if departments/offices have stationery, name tags, etc. with the Sesquicentennial logo and tagline printed on them, feel free to continue using those items during this academic year until your supply has been depleted.  

Campus Happenings

Breast Cancer Benefit...Delta Phi Omega will hold its 14th annual Breast Cancer Benefit at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $12 for Gustavus students and $15 for adults. G-Sharp will be performing, a silent auction will be held, brunch will be served, and spakers will offer up some words of wisdom. One hundred percent of profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information or to register for the benefit, contact Courtney Farland at cfarland@gustavus.edu.

Wallenberg Lecture...This is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Raoul Wallenberg, one of Sweden's most important diplomats of the 20th century. Ingemar Eliasson will speak on the lasting legacy of Raoul Wallenberg and the inspiration his heroism offers for future generations. Mr. Eliasson has enjoyed a remarkable career in Swedish government. He was a leader in parliament and served with distinction as the Governor of Varmland, his native province. He recently retired as Marshall of the Realm, the highest position in the Royal Court, where he reported directly to the King. The Wallenberg Lecture, which is sponsored by the Peace Studies Program, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in Alumni Hall.

Bible Study Fellowship...Bring your lunch and join us for fellowship and devotions from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Faculty Staff Lounge (203A).

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.

  • Thursday, Oct. 18 - Prayers for Healing with music leadership by "re:vive"
  • Friday, Oct. 19 - Ann Morton '13
  • Sunday, Oct. 21 - No Chapel, Reading Break
  • Monday, Oct. 22 - No Chapel, Reading Break
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 - No Chapel, Reading Break
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 - Anna Versluis, Geography
  • Friday, Oct. 26 - Pastor Dean Smith

Jack-O-Lantern Night Hike...The Linnaeus Arboretum invites kids and adults of all ages to attend the first-ever Jack-O-Lantern Night Hike on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Pumpkin carving will begin near the Interpretive Center at 5 p.m. with all materials provided. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment by a warm fire, and then view the jack-o-lanterns on a nighttime hike down the dark wooded trails of the Arboretum at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but free-will donations to support the event will be accepted. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Arboretum Program Hotline at 507-933-6184.

Congregational Outreach

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will be hosting a high school confirmation group from Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka on Oct. 18-19.

Retreats…A group of senior citizens, the OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) from Lord of Life Lutheran Church from Maple Grove will be on campus this Thursday, Oct. 18. They will be touring the Granlund sculptures after chapel and then having a tour of the exhibit in the Hillstrom Museum after lunch.

Pastor-to-Pastor…Pastors from the Southwestern and Southeastern Minnesota Synods will be on campus for a 24-hour Sabbath retreat beginning next week on Thursday, Oct. 25 and ending on Friday, Oct. 26. Pastor-to-Pastor is a program sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership, the ELCA synods of southern Minnesota, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and is open to pastors of the ELCA (and CCM/ecumenical partners). The purpose of the program is to help pastors partner for pastoral excellence, and focuses on professional growth and mutual accountability for wellness.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Reading Days...

  • Friday, Oct. 19: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21: 12-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Telecommunications Updates

Following are changes for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2012-13."

  • Katie Olson, Athletics, Phone: x6409, email: kolson14, Change (Correction of e-mail address)
  • Timothy Johnson, Athletics, Phone: x7693, email: tjohns18, Change (Correction of e-mail address)

For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe (x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu).

Plugs

For Sale...Bowflex Ultimate 2 workout machine. Very nice machine. Bought new for the kids ($1900.00) - used about 20 times. Includes leg attachments, squat attachment, long bar, short bar, ankle bands, preacher curl, instruction books/cd. $800. Contact Aimee Johnson at ajohns28@gustavus.edu.

"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
Tomorrow 68 pm Summer Gatherings - Aitkinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-aitkin/44930Aitkin, MN
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Two Harborshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-two-harbors/45282Castle Danger Brewery 17 7th Street, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Jul 31 Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45595Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
Aug 6 58 pm Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
Aug 7 9:30 am to 6 pm Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN

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

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