Inside Gustavus (March 22, 2013)

Volume 45, Number 22

Faculty/Staff Activities

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.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Nathan Hughes, AM Cook, Dining Service

Position Openings

  • 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 lkelly@gustavus.edu or at x6145.

Campus Happenings

Celebrating 25 Years of Dance...The 25th Anniversary Concert of the Gustavus Dance Company will take place March 22-24 in Anderson Theatre. Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of creating and presenting dances that challenge, inspire and push us to see the world through different lens'.  Dance that questions boundaries, preconceptions and physical limitations. Dances that matter. In addition to new works created by current Gustavus dance faculty Jennifer Glaws, Sarah Hauss, Melissa Rolnick and Michele Rusinko, the concert will also include work by returning guest artists Cynthia Gutierrez Garner (Gustavus dance faculty 2006-2009), Philip Flickinger ('01, and former performer with Diavolo Dance Theatre) and selected student choreographed work. Concert times are 8 p.m. March 22-23 and 2 p.m. on March 24.

Climate Change Lecture...Professor James White, Fellow and Director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will deliver a lecture on the science of ice cores at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 in Olin 103. The lecture is titled "Ice Core Stories: Abrupt Climate Change and Future Sea Level." Professor White will also deliver a lecture geared toward a general audience titled "Sustainability, Climate Change and You" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 in Olin 103. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

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

Obituaries

  • 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 jolene@gustavus.edu). 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.

Facility Hours

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 (eoctigan@gustavus.edu).

Plugs

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 brussell@gustavus.edu.

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 apehrson@gustavus.edu 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 nhw001@gac.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
Today 89 pm Life of a Gustie Athletehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/life-of-a-gustie-athlete-3/45997Beck Hall Atrium
Tomorrow 8:45 am to 4:30 pm New Faculty Orientation Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-day-12/45687Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
1010:40 am Campus interviews for Director of Media Relations and Internal Communicationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/campus-interviews-for-director-of-media-relations-and-internal-communication-2/46040Three Crowns Room
noon to 2 pm Returning Sabbatical Faculty Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/returning-sabbatical-faculty-lunch/45745President's Dining Room
1 pm Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-eau-claire-2/45211St. Peter, Minn.
58 pm Men's Soccer at Martin Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-martin-luther-college-3/45143New Ulm, Minn.
Sep 2 8:30 am to 2 pm Faculty Development Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-development-day-15/45689Three Crowns Room
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45991Olin 124 Lab
10:3011:10 am Campus interviews for Director of Media Relations and Internal Communicationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/campus-interviews-for-director-of-media-relations-and-internal-communication/46038Heritage Banquet Room
Sep 3 8:309 am Morning Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/morning-prayer-11/45943Christ Chapel
9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-25/45574Alumni Hall
10:3011:10 am Campus interviews for Director of Media Relations and Internal Communicationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/campus-interviews-for-director-of-media-relations-and-internal-communication/46039Heritage Banquet Room
12:152 pm New Faculty Mentors Lunch and Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-mentors-lunch-and-meeting-2/45690Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
23 pm Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45948Jackson Campus Center
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45990Olin 124 Lab
Sep 47 New Student Orientationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-student-orientation-12/39929Gustavus Campus
Sep 4 910 am Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45949Jackson Campus Center
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45989Olin 124 Lab
34 pm Convocation for New Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/convocation-for-new-students-and-families/46015Christ Chapel
58 pm Men's Soccer hosts St. Norbert College (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-st-norbert-college-gustavus-classic/45144St. Peter, Minn.
68 pm Volleyball vs. Cornell College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-cornell-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44882Platteville, Wis.
810 pm Volleyball at UW-Platteville (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uw-platteville-uw-platteville-tournament-2/44884Platteville, Wis.
Sep 56 Men's Golf at Augsburg Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-augsburg-invitational-3/45643Ham Lake, Minn.
Women's Golf at Saint Benedict Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-saint-benedict-invite/45651Sartell, Minn.
Sep 5 10 am Women's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45634St. Peter, Minn.
10 am to noon Volleyball vs. Ripon College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-ripon-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44885Platteville, Wis.
10:45 am Men's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45627St. Peter, Minn.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball vs. Westminster College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-westminster-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44886Platteville, Wis.
1 pm Women's Soccer at Wartburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-wartburg-college/45212Waverly, Iowa
7 pm Football at Crown Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-crown-college/44578St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Sep 6 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-with-holy-communion-sunday-worshipping-community-37/46066Christ Chapel
36 pm Men's Soccer hosts Viterbo University (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-viterbo-university-gustavus-classic/45145St. Peter, Minn.
4 pm Women's Soccer at Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-luther-college/45213Decorah, Iowa
Sep 7 24 pm Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45988Olin 124 Lab
89 pm Life of a Gustie Athletehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/life-of-a-gustie-athlete-4/45998Beck Hall Atrium
Sep 8 Fall Semester Beginshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-begins/39931Gustavus Campus
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45987Olin 124 Lab
1010:20 am Convocation for the Opening of the 154th Academic Yearhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/convocation-for-the-opening-of-the-154th-academic-year/46016Christ Chapel
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-fall-2015/45902Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
68 pm Class of 2016 Ice Cream Social!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/class-of-2016-ice-cream-social-3/45763John's Family Courtyard
Sep 9 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Thomas Young '88https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-breakfast-thomas-young-88/45994Campus Center Ballroom
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45986Olin 124 Lab
2:304:30 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-fall-2015/45903Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
67:30 pm Women's Hockey informational Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-informational-meeting-5/45750Lund Center Classroom 208
78:30 pm Men's Hockey Informational Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-informational-meeting-8/45901Lund Center room 207
Sep 10 911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45985Olin 124 Lab
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-88/45691President's Dining Room
34 pm Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45950Jackson Campus Center
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Exams - Fall 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams-fall-2015/45904Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108

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