Inside Gustavus 

January 16, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 16

Faculty/Staff Activities

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.

Student Achievements

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.

In The Media

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.

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.

Campus Happenings

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.

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.

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. 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.

Congregational Outreach

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.

Facility Hours

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

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-20/48983Christ Chapel
noon to 1 pm Yoga w/Kitty (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-kitty-hwc/51030Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-463/51134Christ Chapel
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-5/50902Lund 3rd Floor
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50958Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm What are You Doing With Your Life?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/what-are-you-doing-with-your-life/51303Career Development
5:307 pm Courageous Conversation: Social Justice Movementshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversation-social-justice-movements/51185Diversity Center
78:30 pm Entering the Garden of Truth: Mystical Traditions in Judaism and Islamhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/entering-the-garden-of-truth-mystical-traditions-in-judaism-and-islam/51393Olin 103
79 pm Spoons Tournamenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spoons-tournament/51280Heritage Room
910 pm Presidential Inauguration Prayer Vigilhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-prayer-vigil-2/51397Christ Chapel
910 pm Presidential Inauguration Prayer Vigilhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-prayer-vigil/51320Christ Chapel
Jan 24 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-3/50909Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-464/51135Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe-2/50913Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Meditation with Bhantehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-meditation-with-bhante-2/50921Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51048Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50997Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 25 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-465/51136Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50917Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
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-2/50925Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50959Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate-2/51367The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
5:45 pm Women's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-concordia/49118Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Men's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-concordia/49181Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 26 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50929Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-466/51137Christ Chapel
11 am to 1 pm Finish J-Term Strong!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/finish-j-term-strong/51398Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50933Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-3/50546Phi Beta Kappa Room
3:305 pm Digitize Yourself Using Page Layouts & Templateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/digitize-yourself-using-page-layouts-templates/51301Library E-Classroom
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51049Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50999Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27 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
Jan 27 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-467/51138Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-6/50937Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-6/50941Lund 3rd Floor
4 pm St. Olaf Triangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-triangular/51202Northfield, Minn.
4 pm St. Olaf Triangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-triangular-2/51203Northfield, Minn.
6 pm Men's Swimming and Diving at Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-at-saint-john-s/49160Collegeville, Minn.
6 pm Women's Swimming and Diving at Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-at-saint-benedict/49161Collegeville, Minn.
7 pm Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-concordia/49066Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Women's Hockey hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-concordia/49093St. Peter, Minn.
Jan 28 Men's Tennis hosts Wilkinson Belt Alumni Matchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-wilkinson-belt-alumni-match/51143St. Peter, Minn.
Saint Benedict Diving Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-benedict-diving-invite/50713Collegeville, Minn.
Saint John's Diving Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-john-s-diving-invite/50712Collegeville, Minn.
Jan 28 to Feb 5 Touring Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/touring-week-3/38008Gustavus Campus
Jan 28 1 pm Women's Basketball hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s/49119St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-concordia-2/49067Moorhead, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-concordia-2/49094St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s/49182St. Peter, Minn.
46 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Chicagohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-chicago/51141Arbor Room at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Jan 30 910:30 am Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51399Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11 am to 12:30 pm Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Run. Hide. Fight. – Environmental Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/active-shooter-preparedness-training-run-hide-fight-environmental-well-being/51405Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Atlantahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-atlanta/51142Cambria Gallery at Buckhead Atlanta, 3096 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
noon to 2 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51407Alumni Hall
12:30 pm Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Run. Hide. Fight. – Environmental Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/active-shooter-preparedness-training-run-hide-fight-environmental-well-being/51406Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
34:30 pm Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being/51411Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
35 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51408Alumni Hall
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51363Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
7 pm Men's Basketball at Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-augsburg/49183Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan 31 89:30 am Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51400Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11 am to 12:30 pm Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51401Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
12:30 pm Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being/51412Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
34:30 pm Hiring 101 Supervisor Training – Intellectual Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiring-101-supervisor-training-intellectual-well-being/51415Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51364Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
Feb 1 Faculty Writing Retreat at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Centerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-mount-olivet-conference-and-retreat-center-2/49933Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center
89:30 am Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being-2/51413Saint Peter Room
1011:30 am Hiring 101 Supervisor Training – Intellectual Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiring-101-supervisor-training-intellectual-well-being-2/51416Saint Peter Room Jackson Campus Center

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