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
Today 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-15/45043Christ Chapel
noon Women's Tennis hosts College of Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-college-of-saint-benedict-2/43684St. Peter, Minn.
13 pm Men's Tennis at University of St. Thomashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-university-of-st-thomas-2/43815St. Paul, Minn.
16 pm Softball at UW-Stout (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-at-uw-stout-dh-2/43238Menomonie, Wis.
1:302:30 pm The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble Spring Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-percussion-ensemble-spring-concert-3/44156Bjorling Recital Hall
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44366Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:30 pm Hannah Walters, viola & soprano, and Elizabeth Sherman, trumpet & piano, A Student Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hannah-walters-viola-soprano-and-elizabeth-sherman-trumpet-piano-a-student-recital/44752Bjorling Recital Hall
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44407Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44381Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm Tony Ouradnik, organ, A Senior Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tony-ouradnik-organ-a-senior-recital/43947Christ Chapel
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-207/45044Christ Chapel
2:308:30 pm Baseball at Martin Luther College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-martin-luther-college-dh-3/43519New Ulm, Minn.
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44207Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
57 pm Junior Art Major Exhibition opening receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/junior-art-major-exhibition-opening-reception-2/45267Schaefer Gallery
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44222Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
6:3011:30 pm Softball vs. College of St. Scholastica (DH) (U of Minn.)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-college-of-st-scholastica-dh-u-of-minn/43239Minneapolis, Minn.
78 pm Film Screening: Vesselhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/film-screening-vessel/45260Beck Hall 301
78 pm Stress Bustershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/stress-busters-2/44918Konferensrum, Campus Center
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44237Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
Apr 28 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-208/45045Christ Chapel
noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44454Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44469Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
4:307 pm Screening: Poverty, Inc. Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits the most?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/screening-poverty-inc-fighting-poverty-is-big-business-but-who-profits-the-most/45230Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44267Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
Apr 29 MAYDAY! Peace Conference 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mayday-peace-conference-2015/44939Christ Chapel
Men's Track and Field at MSU, Mankato Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-msu-mankato-invitational/43937Mankato, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at MSU, Mankato Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-msu-mankato-invitational/43938Mankato, Minn.
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "MAYDAY"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-mayday/45046Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE - Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-2/44483Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Cardio Fithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-fit/44497Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
2:308:30 pm Baseball hosts William Penn University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-hosts-william-penn-university-dh/43520St. Peter, Minn.
4:305:30 pm HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-w-carrie-maggie-hwc/44282Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44256Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-2/44296Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:15 pm Coffeehouse: Paint-A-Pot, DIY Chia Pets, and Disney Musichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coffeehouse-paint-a-pot-diy-chia-pets-and-disney-music/45240Johns Family Courtyard
78:20 pm China and global environmental change: A personal and limnological perspectivehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/china-and-global-environmental-change-a-personal-and-limnological-perspective/45067Olin 103
Apr 2130 Fall Registrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-registration-9/35167Gustavus Campus
Apr 30 6:307:20 am WE-Bootcamphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp/44511Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-209/45047Christ Chapel
1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44119Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
2:303:30 pm TRX with Sarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-sara/444223rd Floor mats in Lund
5:3011:59 pm Jersey Boys Bus Triphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jersey-boys-bus-trip/45088Three Flags
67 pm Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney-2/44338Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremonyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/phi-beta-kappa-induction-ceremony-4/42890Three Crowns Room
8:309:30 pm Living Stateless: Documentary Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Matt Fillmorehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/living-stateless-documentary-screening-and-conversation-with-filmmaker-matt-fillmore/45210Beck 101
8:3010:30 pm FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house/44721Swedish House
May 1 Men's Golf at UW-Eau Clare Quadrangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-uw-eau-clare-quadrangular/45277Stillwwater, Minn.
May 12 Men's Track and Field at Hamline Meet of the UnSaintlyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-hamline-meet-of-the-unsaintly/43939St. Paul, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at Hamline Meet of the UnSaintlyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-hamline-meet-of-the-unsaintly/43940St. Paul, Minn.
May 1 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-210/45048Sesquicentennial Plaza
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44553Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44566Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44352Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm Four Year Planning and Study Abroadhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/four-year-planning-and-study-abroad/45236Linner Lounge - Johnson Student Union
2:305:30 pm Sigma Xi Symposiumhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sigma-xi-symposium-13/45265Nobel Hall of Science, Rooms 201 and 222
36 pm Books in Bloomhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/books-in-bloom-6/44438Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
57 pm Celebration of Creative Inquiryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/celebration-of-creative-inquiry-9/42959Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
67 pm Self Defense (HWC) w/ Antonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-hwc-w-anton/44426Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm The Discovery of Self – A Dance Honors Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-discovery-of-self-a-dance-honors-project/45134The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
May 2 Honors Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/honors-d/35254Gustavus Campus
May 23 Women's Golf at UW-Eau Claire Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-uw-eau-claire-invitational-5/44140Eau Claire, Wis.
May 2 10 am to 4 pm Books in Bloomhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/books-in-bloom-6/44439Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
10 am to 4 pm Festival of Nations Bus Triphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-nations-bus-trip/45071Saint Paul RiverCentre
17 pm Baseball at Saint John's University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-saint-john-s-university-dh-4/43522Collegeville, Minn.
1:302:30 pm The 2015 Senior Honors Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-senior-honors-recital/44157Bjorling Recital Hall
2:303 pm Friends of Music Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/friends-of-music-reception/45128Campus Center Banquet Rooms
3:305:30 pm The Gustavus Choir's Spring Concert, 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-choir-s-spring-concert-2015/44158Christ Chapel
46 pm Senior Art Majors Exhibition opening reception at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-art-majors-exhibition-opening-reception-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45140Hillstrom Museum of Art
7:309 pm The Gustavus Wind Orchestra Spring Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-wind-orchestra-spring-concert-3/44159Bjorling Recital Hall
89 pm The Discovery of Self – A Dance Honors Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-discovery-of-self-a-dance-honors-project/45135The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
May 3 11 am to 3 pm Books in Bloomhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/books-in-bloom-6/44440Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
23 pm The Discovery of Self – A Dance Honors Projecthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-discovery-of-self-a-dance-honors-project/45136The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44367Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm Vivaldi Gloria: Lucia Singers & Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestrahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/vivaldi-gloria-lucia-singers-gustavus-philharmonic-orchestra/44160Christ Chapel
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44408Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56:30 pm Paul Magnuson Award Dinnerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/paul-magnuson-award-dinner-2/45076President's Dining Room
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44382Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7:308:30 pm The Gustavus Handbell Ensembles in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-handbell-ensembles-in-concert/44161Christ Chapel
May 4 45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44208Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306 pm Guest Lecture: Economic Freedom of the World by prof. Josh Hall of West Virginia Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/guest-lecture-economic-freedom-of-the-world-by-prof-josh-hall-of-west-virginia-university/45231Beck 101
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44223Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44238Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
8:3010 pm Take Back the Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/take-back-the-night-8/45254Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
May 5 noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44455Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44470Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
6:307:30 pm Religion Department Senior Seminar Poster Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/religion-department-senior-seminar-poster-session/44933Three Crowns Room
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44268Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
78 pm Stress Bustershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/stress-busters-2/44919Konferensrum, Campus Center

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