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
Tomorrow 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room
Aug 6 1:302:30 am Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room
58 pm Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
Aug 7 9:30 am to 6 pm Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
Aug 9 47 pm Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13 6:308:30 pm Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
Aug 14 Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center

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

Track and Field Standout Elizabeth Weiers Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

19 hours ago by Tim Kennedy
From News » Second

Gustavus Alumnae Thrive at Mayo School of Health Sciences

21 hours ago by Karena Baldwin '17
From News » First

Drenttel, Meierhenry Named To WGCA All-American Scholars

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Nineteen Tennis Players Named ITA Scholar Athletes

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Elizabeth Weiers Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

6 days ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics » Featured Homepage

Gusties Light Up Minnesota Fringe Festival

Last week by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Earns CBDNA Invite

2 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Cameron Jarvis ’15 Artwork in Here & Somewhere Else Exhibition

3 weeks ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Six Gusties Named To CSCAA Scholar All-American Team

Last month by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling ’89

2 months ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Elizabeth Weiers Named Capital One Academic All-American

2 months ago by Nick Hoelmer
From Athletics

Hillstrom Museum of Art Features Summer Viewing of Two Sanzén Landscapes

2 months ago by Al Behrends
From Fine Arts

Katie Sexe-Talbot ’00: A Leader in Healthcare Administration

2 months ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Third

Looking Ahead to the 51st Nobel Conference

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

Board of Trustees Recognized by AAUP for Shared Governance

2 months ago by Matt Thomas '00
From News » Fifth

 

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