Inside Gustavus (March 22, 2013)
Volume 45, Number 22
Dale Plemmons (Campus Safety) provided an alkaline battery recycling presentation at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (Mn/DOT) Waste Management Conference on March 7. The Gustavus battery recycling program was expanded in 2010 to include alkaline batteries through the efforts of a Gustavus Public Discourse student, Stephy Gao, which helped bring battery recycling stations to the campus dorms. MN/DOT will be considering the adoption of this recycling program.
Lynnea Myers (Nursing) presented a workshop on "Healthy Living" for the University of Minnesota Extension Service on March 14, 2013. Lynnea Myers presented a podium session at Drexel University Simulation in Healthcare Conference on March 19 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., on "Exploring Nursing with iStan".
Phil Voight (Communication Studies) published two book chapters in a book that made its debut at the recent Pi Kappa Delta Conference: “Strategic Planning and PKD’s Partnership with the National Forensic League,” and “Rigorous Assessment and Program Evaluation Using Pi Kappa Delta’s Credit Points System,” in Susan Millsap and Daniel West, Eds., The History of Pi Kappa Delta, Vol. 2, (Ripon, WI: Pi Kappa Delta, 2013). Voight also received a Presidential Service Award for his work on behalf of Pi Kappa Delta as their Cheif Operating Officer.
The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
* New Support Staff
- Nathan Hughes, AM Cook, Dining Service
- Electrician, Pysical Plant
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, March 19 and discussed the following items:
- Members discussed issues related to the preparation of the 2013-14 operating budget.
- Members reviewed the information to be sent to department heads and program directors regarding restricted funds allocated by the Board of Trustees.
- Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement Admission Counselor.
- Members approved the hiring of a full-time replacement custodian.
- Provost Braun reviewed the proposed process for responding to complaints and tracking their resolution through the new Institutional Complaint Policy approved by the Cabinet in January.
- Vice President Westphal reviewed the schedule for the campus visit by Moody's on Tuesday, April 9.
News & Announcements
GWIL Conference...The 3rd annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is titled "Are You For Real? The Importance of Authenticity," and will take place on April 19 at the American Swedish Institute. Keynote speakers include Marcia Page '82 and Joan Steffand. Tickets can be purchased online at gustavustickets.com. More information is available online on the Conference's website.
Spring Break Parking...Students leaving a vehicle on campus during Spring Break must park in the gravel section of the Bjorling lot. Look for the "Break Parking" signs to park in the correct area. Student vehicles will be towed at owner's expense ($70 minimum) on Monday, April 1 if parked in any lot other than the areas designated with "Break Parking" signs in the gravel section of the Bjorling Lot. Employees should note the lot clearing schedule and park according to permit color in alternate lots. Lots closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 include the Norelius Lot (green and red sections), Arboretum Lot, Sorensen Lot, and Stadium/Beck Lot. Lots closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 until 4 a.m. Thursday, April 4 include the Visitor Lot north of the Campus Center, Lund Lot, Olin Lot, Uhler Lot, Swanson Tennis Center Lot, Chapel Circle, and Southwest Lot. Lots closed from 5 p.mm. Thursday, April 4 until 4 a.m. Friday, April 4 include the Nobel Lot, Heating Plant Lot, Rundstrom Lot, Wahlstrom/Sohre Lot, College View Lot, Bjorling Lot, Arbor View Apartments Lot, Pittman Lot, and Chapel View Townhomes Lot.
TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on April 9, 10, and 11 as well as May 28, 29, and 30, 2013 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, go to tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or contact (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gustavus Networking Event...Please encourage your junior and senior students to join Gustavus alumni on Thursday, May 2 at the Minneapolis Club for a first-of-a-kind event. Alumni in business, finance, communications, language arts, law, public service, and technology fields will share their expertise. Dinner will be served and is provided in the cost. Gustavus employees who are also alumni are encouraged to register and attend. The featured speaker of this event is Warren Beck, a 1967 Gustavus graduate and proud supporter of the College. Cost for students is $10. Transportation is provided. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. Register online before April 17.
GHP Spring Fitness Challenge...It is time to register for the GHP Spring Fitness Challenge. Registration is open until April 8. The form is available online at gustavus.edu/ghp or you may pick up a limited number of hard copies at the Lund Information Desk. The four-week Challenge starts April 8 and runs through May 5. Get a team together and get fit! Team members that complete their goals will receive a free MN park pass or fishing license. If you have questions, contact GHP Coordinator Laurie Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at x6145.
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.
- Sunday, March 24 - Passion Sunday, Choir of Christ Chapel
- Monday, March 25 - Chaplain Sabina Koij
- Tuesday, March 26 - Chaplain Rod Anderson
- Wednesday, March 27 - Chaplain Rachel Larson
- Thursday, March 28 - Maundy Thursday
- Friday, March 29 - Spring Break, No Chapel
- Marlys C. Johnson '58, passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday, March 21, at her home. Marlys was born in St. Cloud in 1937 and graduated cum laude from Gustavus with a bachelor's degree in English and social work. She went on to earn her master's degree from Mankato State University and in 1960 married H. Stuart Johnson '61. Marlys was heavily involved with the Gustavus Library Associates and initiated the College's annual Books in Bloom event. She is survived by her husband Stuart; children Christopher (Melissa) and Anne-Marie (Rick) Gunderson; sisters Linda Denny and Sandra (Jerry) Brenden. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed toward First Lutheran Church/Johnson Heritage Fund, Gustavus Adolphus College/H. Stuart & Marlys C. Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fund, Scholarship America/Johnson Heritage Fund, or the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.
To inform the campus community of the death of a current student, employee, or trustee; an emeritus professor or trustee; or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the Office of the President (x7538 or email@example.com). Death announcements and funeral notices for students, current and emeritus faculty and employees, and trustees will be sent to the community via written notice from the president, posted on community-l, the official campus-wide e-mail list, and published in the Inside Gustavus or Summer Scoop. Notices for immediate family members of current employees will be published in the Inside Gustavus or the Summer Scoop unless they occur during a publication break, in which case they will be posted on employee-l.
Spring Break Building Hours...On Thursday, March 28, academic and administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m. and remain closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, April 1. Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, academic and administrative buildings will close at 6 p.m., each day. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, please contact Lisa Octigan or Campus Safety to make the necessary changes. Please check the posted hours for the Campus Center, Lund Center, and the Library for specialized closing times. Students requiring access to academic buildings during this period will need to have a "Permission for Admittance Card" issued by a faculty or staff member. Additional cards can be requested in advance from Lisa Octigan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Sale...Cozy and cute 1880 home on Jefferson St. in Saint Peter. Walk to Gustavus, South Elementary, Minnesota Square Park, and downtown. Two bedrooms, office or mud room, 1 bath, large kitchen, 2 car garage. Cute details of an older home but affordable and ready to move in! New furnace, central AC, and water heater in 2008, new dishwasher in 2009, garage roof in 2012, modern windows throughout. Lovely outdoor spaces with mature trees, back deck, and shaded side patio. Contact Brandy at 507-469-4854 or email@example.com.
For Sale...Now that spring is here it is time to go camping! Enjoy camping in a 32' Sportsman Travel Trailer slide-out with a queen size bed in the front and 4 bunk beds in the back, and a sofa sleeper. Kitchen has refrigerator/freezer, microwave, stove/oven, table with 4 chairs, and lots of storage. Bathroom includes small tub and shower. Fully equipped with a/c, heat, stereo cd, awning with screen, and hook-ups for water, electricity and sewer. Great family camper. Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7169.
For Sale...Passive solar home three short blocks north of campus. This two story cedar-sided 4-bedroom home is on a large lot 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. There's an attached 1 ½ car garage, main floor laundry, wood burning stove and lots of storage space. Also, a brand new deck out back. This is a single owner home, built in 1982. Call Nancy Walbek at 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.
||Final Days Sale at the Bookshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/final-days-sale-at-the-books/45560The Book Mark|
|All day||Spring Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-final-exams/35174Gustavus Campus|
|Today 2–3:30 pm||Celebrate Gustavus Dining Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebrate-gustavus-dining-service-2/45571Alumni Hall|
|2–4:30 pm||FINALS SURVIVAL DAYS Free Massageshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/finals-survival-days-free-massages/45546Library First Floor AV Rooms|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44355Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44432Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Tomorrow 9:30 am to noon||Visiting Danish Scholars Introduce Grundtvig: Leading Light of the "Happy Danes”https://gustavus.edu/calendar/visiting-danish-scholars-introduce-grundtvig-leading-light-of-the-happy-danes/45388Heritage Room, Campus Center|
|May 24 3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44370Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44411Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44385Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
||Library Hours for Finalshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/library-hours-for-finals-17/45554Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library|
|May 25 9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-3/42026The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44211Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44226Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44241Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|May 26 All day||Spring Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-ends-7/35176Gustavus Campus|
|9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-4/42027The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4:30–8 pm||Senior Week: Kick-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-kick-off/44661Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44271Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|8–11 pm||Senior Week: Johnny Holm Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-johnny-holm-band/44658Alumni Hall|
||Senior Week: Dive Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-dive-dance-2/44659The Dive|
|May 27 All day||Senior Week: Wine and Cheese Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-wine-and-cheese-social/45269Beck Atrium|
||Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-nickelodeon-universe/44660Mall of America|
|May 28 3–5 pm||Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room|
|6–8 pm||Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|May 29 All day||Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino|
||Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus|
|May 29 2:30–4:30 pm||Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House|
|7–11 pm||Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field|
|May 30 8–9:30 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|
|9:30–10:30 pm||Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel|
||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 All day||Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus|
||First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum|
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