Inside Gustavus (February 28, 2013)
Volume 45, Number 19
Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) interviewed Ann Welsh (Univ. of Cincinnati), lead author of "Combining critical reflection and design thinking to develop integrative learners" for a podcast sponsored by Sage and the Journal of Management Education. Available online, Lund Dean and Welsh discuss how design thinking pedagogy can transform learning by connecting real world business needs with design studio creativity. Welsh and her co-author, Gordon Dehler (College of Charleston), are award-winning authors and this manuscript is the first management pedagogical article sharing design thinking's promise for transformative teaching and learning. Lund Dean also served as the editor for the paper for the Journal of Management Education.
Pamela Kittelson (Biology and Environmental Studies) was awarded a NSF Research Opportunity Award ($25,000) to support research with one Gustavus student and colleagues at the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Botanic Garden. With support from the Environmental Studies faculty, Kittelson wrote a LEEF (LiCor Environmental Education Fund) matching grant ($52,120) to obtain an ecophysiology instrument for use in biology and ES courses as well as research. Her paper titled, “Morphological and ecological segregation of two sympatric Lomatium triternatum varieties in Montana,” was accepted for publication in Madroño, a journal of western botany. The paper was a collaborative effort with Peter Lesica (U of Montana), Laura Lynch (’09) and Donald Davis (’11).
Seán Easton's (Classics) article, ""The Old Vines are Buried Deep:" Classical Motifs in John Frankenheimer's Seconds" was published this month in Illinois Classical Studies 37 (2012).
The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
* New Support Staff
- Candi Theis, custodian
- JaNina Unander-Street, custodian
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Monday, Feb. 18 and discussed the following items:
- Professors John Cha and Mary Solberg, Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair respectively, gave a brief update on the recent activities of the Faculty Senate, including discussions regarding funding for professional development accounts and the HLC review.
- Homecoming and Family Weekend dates were approved for 2014 and 2015. Homecoming will takes place on Oct. 4, 2014 and Sept. 26, 2015. Family Weekend will take place Oct. 11, 2014 and Oct. 10, 2015.
- Discussion was held regarding a request from the City of St. Peter to hold an event at the College that would help raise money to get a used fire truck donated by the City of St. Peter to Petalan, Mexico, a sister city. This event would be primarily for the St. Peter community. President Ohle will ask Assistant to the President for Special Projects Barb Larson Taylor to represent the College.
- Members dicsussed the two all-college HLC prep meetings scheduled for March 8. All employees will be encouraged to attend. The Steering Committee would like to prep the entire campus community for the campus visit of the HLC reviewers in April. Notices will be submitted to employee-l, faculty-l, and Inside Gustavus. Vice President VanHecke will send a sample invitation to the meetings to Cabinet members, which can be sent to employees in their respective divisions.
- Members reviewed the eight action steps outlined in President Ohle's letter to the faculty and staff. Dates for specific meetings, including forums and listening sessions as well as dates for workshop sessions with faculty and Board members, were discussed and will be reported to the entire community next week.
- A special meeting was scheduled for March 11 to discuss possible requests for restricted funds that have been allocated by the Board over the next two years.
News & Announcements
Guild of St. Lucia Nominations...The Guild of St. Lucia honors women who have achieved academic success, displayed leadership qualities, and provided service to the College and others. Fifteen juniors are elected in the spring of each year. Please send names of nominations with a brief explanation of your nomination to Barb Larson Taylor at email@example.com by March 4.
Staff Reclassification Committee...The next meeting of the Staff Reclassification Committee will be held on March 26 to evaluate requests for grade changes for support staff positions. In order to be considered at this meeting, a complete request for position review must be received in the Office of Human Resources by March 20.
Guest House Reservations...With the retirement of Marilyn Beyer, Guest House reservations will continue to be handled in the Center for Servant Leadership. For all Guest House reservations and inquiries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call x7001 and leave a message. Key packet (with parking pass) for a guest may be picked up in the Center for Servant Leadership by the host on the day of a guest's arrival, or on Friday for a weekend arrival. Check in time is after 3 p.m.; check out is 10 a.m. For hosts requesting that keys be left in the Guest House foyer for a late arrival, please make the request at least one full work day in advance. These guests will need to phone Campus Safety to be admitted by an officer. Guest House reservations may be made by the department administrative assistant for guests of the campus (faculty candidates; visiting lecturers, speakers and presenters; 3rd year reviewers; artists; auditors; musicians and artists; pastors of the ELCA; and persons who have been invited by the College to visit the campus). It is not used for meetings. The Retreat Center may be used for department gatherings and meetings or receptions.
SART Panel Discussion...The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a panel discussion for faculty titled "How to respond in a supportive way to a student reporting sexual misconduct: the dos, the don'ts and the what ifs..." Members of the campus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) will present and then answer questions. Although intended for faculty, staff are welcome as well. These discussions are being held on March 1 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room and on March 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Board Room.
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, March 1 - Taize Contemplative Worship
- Sunday, March 3 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
- Monday, March 4 - Chaplain Rachel Larson, Prayers for Healing
- Tuesday, March 5 - Brian Evans '07
- Wednesday, March 6 - Lenten Morning Prayer
- Thursday, March 7 - Doug Nimmo with music leadership by re:vive
- Friday, March 8 - Casey Elledge, Religion
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser...The 26th annual St. Peter High School All Night Graduation Party Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the St. Peter American Legion.
Concert...JUSTHREE BRASS (Jack Graber, trumpet; David Schultz, horn; Mark Lammers, trombone) with David Fienen, organ/piano, will present a concert of music from the 17th, 18th, and 20th centuries at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at First Lutheran Church. Featuring Récréation, a three-movement work by Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000) for brass trio and piano, the concert will also include two 20th century suites for brass trio, works for brass and organ by Campra, Marcello, Karg-Elert, and Bach, as well as organ solos by Bach and Gerald Near. All of the performers have connections to Gustavus Adolphus College: Graber is an alum and Schultz, Lammers, and Fienen are former music faculty. A free will offering will benefit the St. Peter Area Foodshelf. The group will also perform the same program at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at The Congregational Church UCC in Rochester.
Exploring Religious Questions Series..."The Changing Religious Landscape in the U.S." This mini-course wraps up with our concluding session, "Differing Views of Christianity and Economic Justice," presented by Dr. Darrell Jodock on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Olin 103. The content for this mini-course has been provided by Darrell Jodock and sponsored by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership.
Following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2012-13."
- Samantha Gappa, Dining Service, Phone: x7070, email: sgappa , Addition
- Richard Barlow, Art, Phone: x7376, email: rbarlow , Addition
- Jennifer Glaw, Theatre and Dance, Phone: x6234, email: jglaws Addition
- Jodie Simonette, Custodial, Phone: x 6116, Email: jsimonet, Delete
- Paul Jacobson, Dining Service, Phone: x 6200, Email: pjacobso, Change of phone number/office
For Sale...Two story cedar-sided 4-bedroom home three blocks north of campus on a large lot and in a quiet neighborhood. Living space of 2500 square feet includes 3-season sun room and finished basement. 2 ½ baths, one on each level. Home has passive solar design, attached 1 ½ car garage, main floor laundry, wood burning stove and lots of storage space. There’s a brand new deck out back. This is a single owner home, built in 1982. Call 507 934-6087 or e-mail email@example.com.
"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.
||Alumni Spring Reunions - Classes 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951 and the 50 Year Clubhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/alumni-spring-reunions-classes-1971-1966-1961-1956-1951-and-the-50-year-club/48571Gustavus Campus Center and various locations|
|Tomorrow 1:30–2:30 pm||Rudi Thompson, clarinet, A Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/rudi-thompson-clarinet-a-student-recital-2/48088Bjorling Recital Hall|
|8–10 pm||The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Season Finale featuring the Concerto/Aria Competition Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-symphony-orchestra-season-finale-featuring-the-concerto-aria-competition-winners/48089Bjorling Recital Hall|
||Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2016 on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-studio-art-majors-exhibition-2016-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/48828Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|May 29 All day||Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/38023Gustavus Campus|
|9–10 am||Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/baccalaureate-worship-with-holy-communion-3/46032Christ Chapel|
|10:30–11:30 am||Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/baccalaureate-worship-with-holy-communion-4/46033Christ Chapel|
|May 31 6–8:30 pm||Gusties Connect - Nashville - May 31https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-connect-nashville-may-31/48906Bob & Lisa (Wegner '86) Hollingsworth|
|Jun 1 9 am to 3 pm||Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Implicit Bias Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-summer-workshop-implicit-bias-workshop/48718Interpretive Center|
|11 am to 1 pm||Gustavus Employee Picnic 2016https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-2016/48779Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|Jun 2 9 am to 5 pm||Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Designhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-summer-workshop-course-design-4/48719Nobel Room 125|
|Jun 3 9 am to 5 pm||Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Designhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-summer-workshop-course-design/48720Nobel Room 125|
|Jun 6 9 am to 5 pm||Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Course Designhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-summer-workshop-course-design-2/48721Nobel Room 125|
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