Inside Gustavus (January 10, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 15

Faculty/Staff Activities

Eric Dugdale (Classics) gave a paper titled "“Investigating the Past: the Teaching of Ancient History in Liberal Arts Colleges” at the American Philological Association. He also organized and moderated a panel on study abroad and classics.

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) has accepted an appointment as Dean of the HPLC Department at ChromAcademy.com. ChromAcademy is the industry-leading web-based tool for training in gas and liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. In this role Dr. Stoll will provide an academic perspective to guide addition of new content and maintenance of existing content to keep this premier web-based training tool for liquid chromatography current and relevant for users with either academic or industrial interests.

Heidi Meyer (Nursing) had an article published as a chapter in the book Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing. The chapter is titled "Out of the SimLab and into the Classroom: Using High-Fidelity Simulation as an Active Classroom Teaching Strategy."

Mark Kruger (Psychological Science) and Mark Lammers (Research Professor in Music) have had an article titled, "Communication Between Student and Applied Music Teacher: Motivation and Performance Outcomes" accepted for publication in the Spring Issue of NACWPI Journal (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors). They have also been informed that their work will be the lead article in that issue.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Wanda Quick, Custodian

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and discussed the following items:

  • Faculty Senate Chair Max Hailperin was present to discuss with Cabinet members what the faculty can do to help build enrollment, the faculty's role in the current budgetary contractions, and how to get better attendance from faculty at all-employee meetings.
  • Discussion was held regarding the recently approved policy regarding the use of college funds to express condolences at the time of a death or to recognize an individual, particularly in the case of a death of a person from non-Christian religions/cultures. Director of Human Resources Kirk Beyer will be asked to update the policy to include more inclusive language.
  • President Ohle and Vice President Young gave a brief report on their recent trip to Sweden. Gustavus is continuing to strengthen its relationships with a number of organizations and individuals in Sweden, including the Royal Court, Wallenberg Foundation, Nobel Foundation, etc.
  • President Ohle briefly reviewed a tentative agenda for the Jan. 23-24, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting.
  • Vice President Westphal indicated that the St. Peter Robotics Team has requested to use the basement of Beck Hall again this year from January through March. Members agreed to honor the request.
  • To comply with applicable federal tax laws to ensure that bonds issued for its benefit maintain their tax-exempt status, members approved a Tax Exempt Bonds all-college policy.

News & Announcements

No Mail...There will be no incoming or outgoing mail (USPS) on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in observance of the federal holiday.

Mark Your Calendars...Employee Enhancement Days will be held Feb. 4-6. Details will be available soon.

Long Term Care Insurance...To address the need for long-term care insurance, Gustavus is partnering with the LifeSecure Insurance Company to offer group-discounted long-term care insurance with one-time simplified underwriting. To be eligible for the simplified underwriting, employees must be age 68 or under and work at least 20 hours per week. Employees who do not meet this criterion may still apply for coverage with full underwriting; and, spouses/partners, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, grandparents-in-law, siblings and adult children are also eligible for discounted premiums with full underwriting. Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in Linner Lounge.

Library Hours for J-Term...Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Milelage Rate...Beginning January 1, 2014, Gustavus will honor the new IRS mileage rate of 56 cents per mile. This rate will apply to eligible personal vehicle miles driven in 2014. Mileage claims for miles driven prior to January 1, 2014 will be paid at the rate of 56.5 cents per mile.

Campus Happenings

MLK Memorial Lecture...Diane Nash, a key figure during the nonviolent and civil rights movements of the 1960s, will give the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in Christ Chapel. Nash's lecture is titled "Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement" and is free and open to the public.

Chaplain Chats...The Office of the Chaplains will host a "Chaplain Chat" for the residents of Norelius Hall at 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 in the first floor study lounge. This is an "open-ended" chat, which will include, but is not limited to, questions, conversation, comedy, and hot chocolate.

Bruce McClain Gallery Talk...Bruce McClain will repeat his Hillstrom Museum of Art gallery talk at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. This talk will be held in the Museum, amidst the works on view in the exhibition Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition, which is on view through Jan. 31.

Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. on weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Jan. 13: Logan Boese '16
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14: Kari Louwagie '16
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Jan. 16: Re:vive, Chaplain Grady St. Dennis speaking
  • Friday, Jan. 17: Music and meditation

Off-Campus Events of Interest

The Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir from Lincoln, Neb., will present a concert of sacred choral music at First Lutheran Church in Saint Peter this coming Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is free; there will be a free-will offering to support the choir’s tour through the Midwest. Directed by Dr. William Wyman, the NWU Choir performs through the U.S. and internationally and prides itself on singing a varied repertoire rich in global diversity. Contact Chad Winterfeldt at 934-3060 or cwinterf@gustavus.edu for more information.

Gustavus employees are invited to Shopko's exclusive after-hours savings event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at the St. Peter store. Just present your Gustavus ID at the time of purchase and receive an extra 15 percent off family apparel, shoes, jewelry and accessories and an extra 10 percent off home decor, storage, bedding, bath & home textiles, furniture, housewares, appliances, toys and sporting goods.

Telecommunication Updates

The following are additions/changes for the “Personnel Phone Directory 2013-14”:

Glen Lloyd, Advancement, Phone: x6517, Email: gloyd , New department and number.
John Kupris, Advancement, Phone: x6042, Email: jkupris, New number.
Xavier Karjohn, Diversity Center, Phone: x7449, Email: xkarjohn, New
Erin Kuiper, Book Mark, Phone: x6045, Email: ekuiper, New
Martin Lloyd, Psychological Science, Phone: x6838, Email: mlloyd, New – Jterm only

For further information or corrections, contact Telecommunications at x6261 or e-mail: lmccabe@gustavus.edu.

Plugs

For Rent...House for rent - perfect for spring semester! Charming 1950s rambler one block from Gustavus. Approximately 1,300 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Full size washer and dryer. One stall garage with additional off-street parking. Available immediately and for short-term lease. Contact Mitch - 651-214-3912.

Looking for Summer Housing...A Gustavus alumni couple ('70, '73) who have recently retired to Florida, are seeking a furnished house for some or all of the summer months. Our needs are pretty basic and we are open to any ideas that might be mutually beneficial. Contact Le Ann and Kirk Metzger at jkmetzger@att.net.

"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
TodayTomorrow NCGA Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ncga-championships-2/45017La Crosse, Wis.
Today 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Jazz Liturgy"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-jazz-liturgy/44814Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44549Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44562Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
27 pm Softball at Central College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-central-college-dh-2/43225Pella, Iowa
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44348Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Faculty Senate Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-senate-meeting-2/42403The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44247Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Tomorrow Men's Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-point-loma-nazarene-university-invitational/43929San Diego, Calif.
Women's Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-point-loma-nazarene-university-invitational/43930San Diego, Calif.
Tomorrow to Apr 6 Spring Breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-break-9/35166Gustavus Campus
Tomorrow 16 pm Softball at Simpson College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-simpson-college-dh/43226Indianola, Iowa
17 pm Baseball hosts Hamline University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-hamline-university-dh-2/43509St. Peter, Minn.
Mar 29 noon to 5 pm Softball at University of Dubuque (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-university-of-dubuque-dh/43227Oskaloosa, Iowa
69 pm Saint Peter Area Robotics Open Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-peter-area-robotics-open-house/45009Beck Hall, Room 001
Mar 31 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis vs. Williams Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-vs-williams-college/43806Claremont, Calif.
Apr 1 2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts St. Olaf College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-st-olaf-college-dh-2/43510St. Peter, Minn.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44248Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 2 1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44115Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
3:308:30 pm Softball at College of Saint Benedict (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-college-of-saint-benedict-dh-2/43228St. Joseph, Minn.
Apr 3 Men's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44129Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Women's Golf vs. Flagler Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-vs-flagler-college-3/44135Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Apr 34 Women's Tennis at Midwest Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-midwest-invitational-3/43677Madison, Wis.
Apr 3 10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis at Pomona-Pitzer Collegeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-pomona-pitzer-colleges-2/43807Claremont, Calif.
noon to 5 pm Softball hosts Concordia College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-hosts-concordia-college-dh/43229St. Peter, Minn.
25 pm Men's Tennis at Cerritos Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-cerritos-college-2/43816Norwalk, Calif.
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44249Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 4 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Men's Tennis at Claremont-Mudd-Scrippshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-claremont-mudd-scripps-6/43808Claremont, Calif.
17 pm Baseball at Augsburg College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-augsburg-college-dh-2/43511Minneapolis, Minn.
Apr 5 34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44363Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44404Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44378Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Apr 67 Men's Golf at Emory Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-emory-invitational-3/44130Adairsville, Ga.
Feb 23 to Apr 19 Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art

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

Alexandra Kopp Set To Represent Gymnastics At NCGA Championships This Weekend

15 hours ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics » Featured Homepage

Lizzy Stanczyk Named MIAC Women’s Tennis Athlete Of The Week

3 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Softball’s Doubleheader Against Saint Mary’s Postponed To April 6

3 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics

Professor Deborah Goodwin to Give Inaugural Wahlstrom Lecture

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Second

African Studies Program to Host Dr. August Nimtz Jr. on April 8

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Fifth Annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference is April 16

3 days ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » First

Women’s Swimming & Diving Finishes 10th At NCAA Championships

5 days ago by Ethan Armstrong
From Athletics

Women’s Tennis Earns Two Non-Conference Wins Vs. St. Scholastica, MSU, Mankato

5 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

First-Ever Jazz Combos Showcase at Gustavus Sunday

6 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Holt & Fasbender Recital Sunday

6 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes Violin Soloists Sunday

6 days ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Wind Orchestras to Present Joint Spring Concert

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Jennessa Runia Recital Set for Friday

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

February at Gustavus in Pictures

Last week by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Sixth

Josh Sande ’12 Discovers Academic Curiosity and Passion for Public Service

2 weeks ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fourth

 

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