Inside Gustavus (January 16, 2014)
Volume 46, Number 16
Laura Triplett (Geology and Environmental Studies) and four of her research students presented posters at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco in December. One poster reported progress on Laura's National Science Foundation-funded project studying silica transport in the Platte River, Nebraska. The other poster reported on her research group's findings about sediment transport and pollution in the Minnesota River watershed.
Recently, Larry Potts, Emeritus and Research Professor of Chemistry was coauthor of a paper titled "Analysis of the temporal performance of one versus on-line comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography", in the Journal of Chromatography A (Elsevier): Lawrence W. Potts and Peter W. Carr, Journal of Chromatography A, 1310 (2013) 37 – 44. The subject was a comparison of the performance of 1 vs 2-dimensional optimized high performance LC methods, and expectations researchers can have in using them in designing methods for separating highly complex mixtures of samples such as metabolites and peptides. Larry will gladly provide a 5-minute back-of-the-envelope discussion of the ideas for the price of a cup of coffee.
JoNes VanHecke, Vice President of Student Affairs, co-authored a chapter titled "Assessing campus and divisional cultures" in the book Executive Transitions in Student Affairs: A Guide to Getting Started as the Vice President.
Provost and Dean of the College Mark Braun authored a chapter titled "The art and science of good decision making" in the book The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, which was edited by former Gustavus faculty member Laura Behling.
The Gustavus forensics team competed at the University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 11-12 and finished in fifth place out of 41 schools. On day one of the tournament, Shelby Wilds '14 took second place in Extemporaneus Speaking and Kelsey Abele '14 took third place in Dramatic Interpretation. Individuals who advanced to the semifinals in various events included Abele, Wilds, Karin Nordin '15, Sonja Johnson '14, and Brittany Knutson '15. On day two of the tournament, Nordin placed second in Persuasive Speaking and fourth in Poetry Interpretation, while Abele finished third in Prose Interpretation. Individuals who advanced to the semifinals in various events on the second day included Abele, Johnson, Knutson, Nordin, Wilds, Wilson Fields '16, and Kari Roll '16.
Junior history major Micah Thornquist '15 had a commentary published by the Star Tribune on Jan. 13 regarding contract negotiations between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and the Minneapolis School District.
Kari Eckhart (HES, Peer Education and Chemical Health) was quoted in a Jan. 16 Inside Higher Ed story about Division III college athletes and drug use.
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Monday, Jan. 13 and discussed the following items:
- Members reviewed the final agenda for the January 23-24, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting.
- Discussion was continued regarding budget planning for 2014-2015 and projections for subsequent years.
- Members approved the following 2014 holiday schedule: Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), Friday, July 4 (Independence Day), Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day), Firday, November 28 (Day after Thanksgiving), Wednesday, December 24 (Floating Holiday), Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day), Friday, December 26 (Floating Holiday), Monday, December 29 (Floating Holiday), Tuesday, December 30 (Floating Holiday), Wednesday, December 31 (Floating Holiday), Thursday, January 1 (New Year's Day), Friday, January 2 (Floating Holiday).
- Members approved the updated college policy (see attachment) regarding the use of college funds to express condolences at the time of a death or to recognize an individual.
- Members approved the hiring of a full-time campus safety office/sergeant replacement position.
News & Announcements
Registration Open for Women in Leadership Conference...Registration is now open for the fourth annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference, which will take place on April 10 at the American Swedish Institute. This year's conference is titled "Leadership For the Greater Good: How Talented Women Thrive" and will feature keynote speakers Sarah Cuthill '85 and Margaret Anderson Kelliher '90, along with several other business professionals who will lead various breakout sessions. Tickets are $25 for students, $35 for recent graduates and $75 for the general public, and can be purchased online. More information is available on the Conference's website.
Film Screening...As a preview event for Martin Luther King Day, the Diversity Center will host a screening and discussion of the film, "Soundtrack for a Revolution" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The film explores the music that created a sense of solidarity during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Refreshments will be served.
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.
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 , which is on view through Jan. 31.
Daily Sabbath Schedule...All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Monday, Jan. 20: Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Diane Nash - Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement.
- Tuesday, Jan. 21: Dan Currell '94, J.D.
- Wednesday, Jan. 22: Morning Praise
- Thursday, Jan. 23: Re:vive, Bethany Ringdal, Camp Amnicon
- Friday, Jan. 24: "Speed Faithing" Meet in The Dive to have some fun and guided conversations about faith in a format similar to speed dating. Led by Darcy Coulter '14.
Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend retreat for the Southwest Minnesota Synod Lutheran Youth Organization Board from Friday, Jan. 17 to Saturday, Jan. 18. The retreat program is a service offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.
Library Hours for J-Term are as follows:
- Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
"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.
||Thanksgiving Recesshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/thanksgiving-recess-7/37997Gustavus Campus|
|Tomorrow 8:30–10 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house-3/46615Swedish House|
|Nov 28 4 pm||Women's Hockey vs. Elmira College (Panther/Cardinal Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-vs-elmira-college-panther-cardinal-classic/45806Middlebury, Vt.|
|Nov 29 1 pm||Women's Hockey vs. Plattsburgh State University (Panther/Cardinal Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-vs-plattsburgh-state-university-panther-cardinal-classic/45807Middlebury, Vt.|
|4–6:30 pm||Men's Basketball hosts Buena Vista Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-buena-vista-university-3/45863St. Peter, Minn.|
|5–6 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alexhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-emily-and-alex/46202Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-2/46227Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Nov 30 All day||Career Exploration Registration Deadlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/career-exploration-registration-deadline/46158Career Development (lower level Campus Center)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-272/47110Christ Chapel|
|11 am to noon||Tech Bytes: Virtual Meeting Spaceshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-virtual-meeting-spaces/45937Olin Hall 124B|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-with-kelly-2/46343Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Pyramid Circuithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pyramid-circuit/46356Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:45–5:45 pm||HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-hwc-w-morgan-and-christina/46278Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:30–8:30 pm||WRITI Dinner and Workshop: Using Writing to Assess Student Learning in the WRITI Coursehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/writi-dinner-and-workshop-using-writing-to-assess-student-learning-in-the-writi-course/46883President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|6–7 pm||Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Matahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/straight-up-strength-hwc-w-mata/46215Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-come-for-community-comment/46742Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-3/46189Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 1 6–6:40 am||Fitness Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fitness-yoga-4/46368Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-273/47111Christ Chapel|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46390Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46253Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Yoga w/ Rachel (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-rachel-hwc/46824Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 2 9–11 am||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46532Olin 124 Lab|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-274/47113Christ Chapel|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Cardio Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-5/46404Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46425Lund Hockey Arena|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kickboxing-hwc-w-rachel/46302Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7 pm||Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s-university-4/45865St. Peter, Minn.|
|7 pm||Women's Basketball at Saint Mary's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s-university-6/45776Winona, Minn.|
|7–8 pm||Jen Onsum- An advocate for people with disabilitieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jen-onsum-an-advocate-for-people-with-disabilities/47091Beck Hall 101|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/ Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-megan-hwc-2/46326Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Dec 3 6–6:40 am||Strictly Strengthhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/strictly-strength/46439Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-275/47114Christ Chapel|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-29/46451Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-94/45730Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46391Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46470Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room), Aerobics Room|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/power-bootcamp-w-kaitlin-hwc/46310Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–8:30 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-christina/46240Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–10 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house-3/46616Swedish House|
||Men's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-at-jean-freeman-invite/45910Minneapolis, Minn.|
|All day||Women's Swimming and Diving at Jean Freeman Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-at-jean-freeman-invite/45922Minneapolis, Minn.|
|Dec 4 11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Pilateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pilates/46463Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46426Lund Hockey Arena|
|2–4 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46533Olin 124 Lab|
|4:30–6 pm||Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-52/45700Interpretive Center|
|7:05–10:05 pm||Men's Hockey hosts Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-saint-john-s-university-4/45193St. Peter, Minn.|
|7:30 pm||Women's Hockey at College of Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-college-of-saint-benedict-6/45808Saint Joseph, Minn.|
|7:30–9 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45751Christ Chapel|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Magic Mike XXLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-magic-mike-xxl/47039Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Dec 5 1 pm||Women's Basketball at Augsburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-augsburg-college-7/45866Minneapolis, Minn.|
|2 pm||Women's Hockey hosts College of Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-college-of-saint-benedict-4/45809St. Peter, Minn.|
|2–5 pm||Men's Hockey at Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-saint-john-s-university-6/45194St. Cloud, Minn.|
|3 pm||Women's Basketball at Augsburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-augsburg-college-6/45777Minneapolis, Minn.|
|3:30–5 pm||Christmas in Christ Chapel 2015https://gustavus.edu/calendar/christmas-in-christ-chapel-2015/45752Christ Chapel|
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