Inside Gustavus (January 31, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 18

Faculty/Staff Activities

Sheng Yang (Economics and Management) co-authored a paper with Don Altmyer, Ken Schallenkamp, and Ron DeBeaumont of Black Hills State University titled "Student Ethical Awareness as Effected by Gender and Grade Point Average." The paper has been accepted for publication in Business Education and Accreditation.

Robert Gardner (Emeritus, Theatre & Dance) is performing in Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart with the Walking Shadow Theatre, Feb. 7 to March 1. Tickets are available online at walkingshadowcompany.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Student Achievements

Three students have spent the month of January interning in Sweden as this year's Wallenberg Scholars. You can go online to read about what Elizabeth Johnson '14, Ellen Krueger '14, and Will Metcalf '15 have been up to this past month.

In The Media

  • Larry Wohl (Economics and Management) was interviewed by KEYC regarding President Obama mentioning raising the federal minimum wage in his State of the Union Address.
  • The Boston Globe recently featured alumnus Eric Butorac '03 following his run to the men's doubles finals at the Australian Open.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Administrators

  • Meghan Krause, Director of Wellbeing
  • Benjamin Smith, Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

* New Support Staff

  • Elyssa Piotter, Bakery, Dining Service

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and discussed the following items:

  • Faculty Senate Chair Max Hailperin gave a brief report on the recent activities of the Senate, including discussions regarding membership on the Institutional Assessment Committee.
  • All-employee meetings were scheduled on March 20 at 9 a.m. and May 22 at 8:30 a.m.; meetings for all administrators were scheduled for Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and May 2 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Title IX training for Cabinet members will be conducted on Feb. 25 at 8 a.m.
  • Members approved the hiring of three Student Life replacement positions (Area Coordinator, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, and Assistant Director of Student Activities).

News & Announcements

Scheduled Meetings...The following meetings have been scheduled for various employee groups:

  • All-Employee Meeting, March 20, 9 a.m., location is to be determined
  • All-Employee Meeting, May 22, 8:30 a.m., Alumni Hall
  • Administrative Council Meeting, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m., location is to be determined
  • Administrative Council Meeting, May 2, 1:30 p.m., location is to be determined

Lynda.com...Technology Services is pleased to announce that Gustavus has a limited number of licenses for full access to the Lynda.com Online Library. All Gustavus community members now have the option to access lynda.com, which teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through online instructional videos.

Use the lynda.com app for iPhone, iPad, or Android or log in via the lynda.com website. Watch entire courses or single tutorial videos as needed, share course playlists, bookmark courses you’d like to watch, or use exercise files to follow along with the instruction as you learn. Please contact Nick Sonsteby (nsonsteb@gustavus.edu) or Tami Aune (tami@gustavus.edu) if you have questions, or would like to sign out a license. Due to the number of licenses we currently have, checkouts will be limited to 1 week. If licenses are available, an additional week can be added. More information is available online.

Provost's Listening Post...Provost Mark Braun will continue a series of informal discussion opportunities with Gustavus students. The "Provost's Listening Post" will be set up once a month at the tables on the upper level of the Campus Center. The goal is to provide a relaxed, informal setting for student questions and discussion about the College. Spring dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9-10 a.m.
  • Monday, March 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 9-10 a.m.

GWO in Europe...The Gustavus Wind Orchestra is currently in the middle of its international concert tour in Central Europe. You can follow the ensemble's trip by going online to touring.blog.gustavus.edu.

Moe Lecture...This year's Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies will feature Nigerian-American writer Chimamanda Adichie on March 10. Adichie is the author of of the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and most recently, Americanah. This year's Moe Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Campus Happenings

Employee Enhancement Days...The 2014 Employee Enhancement Days will be held Feb. 4-6. This annual event is open to all employees at the College. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Alumni Hall

  • 8 a.m.: Welcome
  • 8:15 a.m.: Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Training with Dean Paula O'Laughlin
  • 8:30 a.m.: Stress Management at Work with Kit Welchlin
  • 9:45 a.m.: Break
  • 10 a.m.: Self-Esteem; What do you say when you talk to yourself? With Kit Welchlin
  • 1 p.m.: Surviving Change: Stages of Transition with Kit Welchlin
  • 2:15 p.m.: Break
  • 2:30 p.m.: Leadership: It's Not Just Positional, It's Personal with Kit Welchlin

Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Heritage Room

  • 6:45 a.m.: Welcome
  • 7 a.m.: Essential Skills for the First-Time Manager or Supervisor with Lisa Gunderson
  • 11 a.m.: Lunch provided to participants in the Three Crowns Room
  • 12-2 p.m.: Essential Skills for the First-Time Manager or Supervisor continued

Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Alumni Hall

  • 2:30 p.m.: Supervising Student Employees with Doug Minter
  • 3:30 p.m.: What You Need to Knowto Survive an Active Shooter Situation on Campus with Carol Brewer and Dale Plemmons

Thursday, Feb. 6 in Lund Center Room 207

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: First Aid, CPR, and AED Training. Space is limited. Please reserve a space by calling Dale Plemmons x7494.

Daily Sabbath Schedule...All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. on weekdays. The schedule for Feb. 10-14 is as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 10: Opening Celebration of the Spring Semester, Chaplain Brian Konkol
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: Chaplain Grady St. Dennis
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Morning Praise
  • Thursday, Feb. 13: Dean of Students JoNes VanHecke, Music Leadership by Re:vive
  • Friday, Feb. 14: Chaplain Siri Erickson will provide guidance with the spiritual practice of "Lectio Divina"

Congregational Outreach

Preaching in Congregations...Chaplain Grady St. Dennis will preach at Cambridge Lutheran Church in Cambridge at three morning services on Sunday, Feb. 2. Chaplain Brian Konkol will preach at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Crystal at the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 2. The pulpit supply program is coordinated by Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership for Gustavus Association member congregations.

Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Mankato, Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.

Facility Hours

Library Hours during Touring Week are as follows:

  • Jan. 31: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Feb. 1-2: Closed
  • Feb. 3-7: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Feb. 8-9: Closed

Upcoming events
Date Event
Aug 31 8 am to 5 pm Syllabuspalooza!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/syllabuspalooza-2/45688Konferensrum, Campus Center
1011 am Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45947Jackson Campus Center
noon to 4 pm New Faculty Tenure Track Welcome Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-tenure-track-welcome-lunch/45686Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
Sep 1 8:45 am to 4:30 pm New Faculty Orientation Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-day-12/45687Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
noon to 2 pm Returning Sabbatical Faculty Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/returning-sabbatical-faculty-lunch/45745President's Dining Room
1 pm Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-eau-claire-2/45211St. Peter, Minn.
58 pm Men's Soccer at Martin Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-martin-luther-college-3/45143New Ulm, Minn.
Sep 2 8:30 am to 2 pm Faculty Development Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-development-day-15/45689Three Crowns Room
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45991Olin 124 Lab
Sep 3 8:309 am Morning Prayerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/morning-prayer-11/45943Christ Chapel
9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-25/45574Alumni Hall
12:152 pm New Faculty Mentors Lunch and Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-mentors-lunch-and-meeting-2/45690Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
23 pm Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45948Jackson Campus Center
24 pm Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45990Olin 124 Lab
Sep 47 New Student Orientationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-student-orientation-12/39929Gustavus Campus
Sep 4 910 am Title IX Training for Employeeshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/title-ix-training-for-employees/45949Jackson Campus Center
911 am Tech Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-drop-in-hours-13/45989Olin 124 Lab
58 pm Men's Soccer hosts St. Norbert College (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-st-norbert-college-gustavus-classic/45144St. Peter, Minn.
68 pm Volleyball vs. Cornell College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-cornell-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44882Platteville, Wis.
810 pm Volleyball at UW-Platteville (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-uw-platteville-uw-platteville-tournament-2/44884Platteville, Wis.
Sep 56 Men's Golf at Augsburg Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-golf-at-augsburg-invitational-3/45643Ham Lake, Minn.
Women's Golf at Saint Benedict Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-saint-benedict-invite/45651Sartell, Minn.
Sep 5 10 am Women's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45634St. Peter, Minn.
10 am to noon Volleyball vs. Ripon College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-ripon-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44885Platteville, Wis.
10:45 am Men's Cross Country hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-hosts-alumni-meet-3/45627St. Peter, Minn.
noon to 2 pm Volleyball vs. Westminster College (UW-Platteville Tournament)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-vs-westminster-college-uw-platteville-tournament/44886Platteville, Wis.
1 pm Women's Soccer at Wartburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-wartburg-college/45212Waverly, Iowa
7 pm Football at Crown Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-crown-college/44578St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Sep 6 36 pm Men's Soccer hosts Viterbo University (Gustavus Classic)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-viterbo-university-gustavus-classic/45145St. Peter, Minn.
4 pm Women's Soccer at Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-luther-college/45213Decorah, Iowa

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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