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 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-445/50780Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49590Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49820Lund-3rd Floor Forum
1:301:50 pm Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/meditation-17/50767Interfaith Space, Campus Center 104
2:303:30 pm Queer and Questioninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/queer-and-questioning/5011349er Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-gabe-hwc/49762Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Psychological Science Fall Research Symposiumhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/psychological-science-fall-research-symposium-3/50146Torrey Atrium, Beck Hall
4:306:30 pm Geography Research Symposium and Holiday Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/geography-research-symposium-and-holiday-party/50791Nobel Hall, Room 104 (The Map Library)
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-honors-theatre-productions-andrea-broman-and-andy-lupinek/50556Anderson Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts St. Scholastica (Parents Weekend)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-st-scholastica-parents-weekend/49059St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Michael Johnson in Concert, A Gustavus Artist Series Presentationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/michael-johnson-in-concert-a-gustavus-artist-series-presentation-3/49225Bjorling Recital Hall
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Sevenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-magnificent-seven/50581Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/50330Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
Tomorrow 10:30 am to noon A Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-woodwind-chamber-ensembles-concert-2/49242Bjorling Recital Hall
1 pm Gymnastics hosts 4th Annual Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-hosts-4th-annual-alumni-meet/49126St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s/49109Winona, Minn.
12:30 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49829Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm 2016 Brassworks! in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2016-brassworks-in-concert/49241Bjorling Recital Hall
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-uw-river-falls-5/49086St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s/49171Winona, Minn.
45:30 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/49825The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-honors-theatre-productions-andrea-broman-and-andy-lupinek/50557Anderson Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire (Parents Weekend)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-uw-eau-claire-parents-weekend/49060St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Sevenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-magnificent-seven/50582Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/49827The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
Dec 11 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48979Christ Chapel
12:30 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50331The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-philharmonic-orchestra-fall-concert-4/49243Bjorling Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/scwabble-w-gabe-hwc/49806Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45:30 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49830Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49675Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50332The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
79 pm A String Chamber Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-string-chamber-concert/50667Bjorling Recital Hall
910:15 pm Repeat the sounding Joy: A Vespers Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/repeat-the-sounding-joy-a-vespers-service-2/50777Christ Chapel
Dec 12 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc/49777Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50729Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
8:3010:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49507Olin 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-446/50820Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Planning Open Discussion Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-planning-open-discussion-session-3/50728President's Dining Room
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49319Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Dance 4 Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance-4-fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe/49340Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1:301:50 pm Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/meditation-17/50768Interfaith Space, Campus Center 104
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-w-lydia-and-christina-hwc-2/49718Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-tasha-hwc/49689Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-come-for-community-comment-2/50508Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 13 WE- Pilates with Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pilates-with-rachel-2/49542Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp-with-brenda-2/49529Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-447/50821Christ Chapel
12 pm Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50730Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
1:302:30 pm Tech Bytes: Get your class actively engaged by using Student Responsehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-get-your-class-actively-engaged-by-using-student-response-2/49305Olin Hall Lab 124B
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-3/49748Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts North Centralhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-north-central/49172St. Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at UW-Stouthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-uw-stout/49110Menomonie, Wis.
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-cardio-w-megan-hwc/49704Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 14 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-classes-for-fall-semester/38000Gustavus Campus
6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe/49557Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-448/50822Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49591Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-3/49605Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49508Olin 124 Lab
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-kickboxing/49733Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 15 Reading Day (No Classes)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/reading-day-no-classes/46912Gustavus Adolphus College
810 am Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/workshop-series-for-student-employment-supervisors-and-academic-advisors/49484The Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50784The Bok Mark
9:30 am to noon Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48914Alumni Hall
34 pm Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50732Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
56 pm Taekwondo Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/taekwondo-practice/50477Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-2/49792Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1620 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams/38002Gustavus Campus
Dec 16 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50785The Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-12/49934The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
23 pm Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50731Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-gabe-hwc/49763Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 17 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50786The Bok Mark
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 ACTION! The Anatomy of Leroy Neiman's Champions, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art November 21, 2016 through January 27, 2017https://gustavus.edu/calendar/action-the-anatomy-of-leroy-neiman-s-champions-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-november-21-2016-through-january-27-2017/50619Hillstrom Museum of Art

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