Inside Gustavus (April 17, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 26

Faculty/Staff Activities

Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) was invited to join a research team organized by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa (authors of Academically Adrift, 2011) to help create an instrument measuring collegiate student learning outcomes. This work will be done over three meetings in New York, the first of which is April 30th. The project is being hosted by the Social Science Research Council and funded by the Gates Foundation. Kathy has also has been re-appointed to the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal. AMLE is ranked #1 in impact factor among management pedagogy research journals. The term runs through 2018.

Kyle Momsen (Athletic Training), Barb Zust (Nursing) and Kathy Lund Dean (Economics & Management) will be presenting a research session at the Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Conference (June 12-13) at University of Wisconsin-Stout as part of their Community Engaged Scholars Fellowship work. The session is titled, “Letting go for learning: When student reciprocity fails to deliver” and critically explores the relationship between students and community partners.

Kristen Lowe (Art and Art History) has been invited this July to be an artist in residence at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Lowe will set up a mini studio and draw in the museum as part of the museum's exhibition programming for "Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts." This exhibition celebrates the MIA’s superb drawing collection, featuring 100 outstanding drawings, watercolors, and pastels spanning more than 500 years—many of them rarely exhibited, owing to their sensitivity to light. The exhibition highlights the immediacy of drawing and explores its multiple roles as a means of study, observation, problem solving, a record of the artist’s imagination, and a medium for creating finished works of art.

Heidi Meyer, Lynnea Myers, Jessica Stadick and Barbara Zust (Nursing) presented "Sharing Time and Talents: Engaging Ideas for Nursing Alumni" at the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) conference in Nashvillle on April 11-12.

Chris Gilbert (Political Science) presented his paper "The Evolution of American Views on Church and State, 1960-2010" at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, April 2-6 in Chicago. Gilbert also chaired the panel session "Religion and American Political Thought."

Mary Joos (Health and Exercise Science) presented at the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting on April 12 in Rochester, Minn. Mary gave a talk on "A survey and review of evidence in new and alternative modalities."

Denis Crnković (Russian) has published a review of S. Rakova's "The Fourth Crusade in the Historical Memory of the Eastern Orthodox Slavs" in the April 2014 issue of the Indiana University "Medieval Review" (No.14.04.13).

Jeff Jenson and Michelle Twait (both Library) attended the New Directions in Information Fluency Conference at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., on April 4-5. They presented a session, "Something Old, Someone New: Introducing Archives to Millennials." Twait also presented a session on "Research in the Real World: Information Fluency and Civic Engagement."

Chris Johnson (Vocation and Integrative Learning, CSL) facilitated a retreat on "Exploring Your Life's Calling in the Third Chapter of Life" for alumni of several ELCA colleges and universities, at Spirit in the Desert retreat center in Carefree, Ariz. The event was part of a collaborative venture called "Vocation for Life," in which Gustavus has been a lead partner and which engages Lutheran college alumni (and others) in reflection on vocation across the life-span. Johnson has also been invited to help launch a Twin Cities-based Leadership Roundtable in connection with "Seeing Things Whole," a community of business leaders and scholars dedicated to exploring the intersection of spirituality, values and organizational life and performance.

Student Achievements

Madeline Randall '14, Erin Hansen '14, McKinze Bunne '14, Laura Dack '14, Anna Schulte '14, and Josh Heinzen '14 (nursing majors) had posters presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Forum on March 2014 in St. Louis.

Position Openings

  • Gift Accounting Specialist, Institutional Advancement

For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on Friday, April 11 and discussed the following items:

  • Members reviewed the details of the April 24-25 Board meeting.
  • Discussion was held regarding the activities of the student-led organization, Divest Gustavus, and the Divest-Fest scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25
  • Gustavus students Braden Schmid and Jack Healy made a presentation regarding Gustavus becoming a tobacoo free campus.
  • Following discussion, members agreed that the same standards for training, etc. should apply for the use of all college vehicles, i.e., cars and vans.
  • Members approved the hiring of two Institutional Advancement replacement positions (Donor Relations Manager and Gift Accounting Specialist).

News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Tickets...Tickets for the 50th annual Nobel Conference, Where Does Science Go from Here?, scheduled for Oct. 7-8, are now on sale. Current students, faculty, and staff along with retirees can request their one complimentary ticket to this year's conference by going online to gustavustickets.com.

Honoring Dr. Lammert...As you may know Dr. John Lammert (Biology) is retiring the end of this academic year, or as he states it, he is ‘graduating’. We all will miss him, as no one can replace Dr. Lammert. The Biology Department will be gathering comments and pictures from faculty, staff, current students, and graduates for a memory book to honor Dr. Lammert. This is where you can help. Send us your wishes, stories, remembrance or comments regarding Dr. Lammert. We would love to hear a few words from you of how Dr. Lammert has touched your life. These will be gathered and shared with Dr. Lammert at his ‘graduation’ (retirement). Please send comments, memories, stories, and photos to Dr. Cindy Johnson (cindy@gustavus.edu). Please send them by May 5 for inclusion in the memory book. Thanks for all your assistance with this project.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on May 7, 8, and 9. Go online to schedule an appointment, or contact 866-843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Philanthropy Week...April 21-25 is Gustavus's first annual Philanthropy Week--a week set aside to celebrate alumni, parents, and friends who support the College. In conjunction with Philanthropy Week is the second annual Nuss Young Alumni Challenge, which is an opportunity for alumni in the graduating classes of 2004 through 2014 to have their gift matched by Brad Nuss '97.

Campus Happenings

MAYDAY! Peace Conference...The 34th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College will take place Wednesday, April 30 and is titled Tibet: Finding Hope in Exile. This year’s conference will present the story of the Tibetan people—their exile experience and their efforts to maintain their identity and build a global democratic culture under difficult circumstances. The Conference will feature a morning keynote address by Dr. B. Tsering, principal of the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education in Bangalore, India, as well as an afternoon panel discussion featuring Tsering, Tenzin Sonam, Midwest regional coordinator of Students for a Free Tibet, Norzin Wangpo, president of the Tibet American Student Association at the University of Minnesota, and Ngawang Gonsar, a visiting instructor in biology at Gustavus who was born to parents who served the Tibetan community in exile and grew up splitting time between boarding school in northern India and her home in Kathmandu, Nepal. All events are free and open to the public. More information is available online.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar...Dr. Philip J. Deloria, an author and professor at the University of Michigan, will visit Gustavus Adolphus College on April 23-24 as this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. As part of his two-day stay, Deloria will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in Wallenberg Auditorium titled, “American Indians in the American Popular Imagination.” More information is available online.

GACAC Faith Conference...The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Faith Conference will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The day will open with worship and praise in Christ Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Colvet delivering a message. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Marcia J. Bunge, Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies and professor of religion at the College. There is no cost to attend the Faith Conference, however there is a $10 charge for a box lunch and beverage. For questions and lunch pre-orders, contact Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership at 507-933-7001 or go online to gustavus.edu/faithconference.

Diversity Awards Banquet...Come celebrate the accomplishments of the Diversity Leadership Council Organizations and their outstanding members and events from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The night will include appetizers, awards, dancing, and fun. Tickets are available for $10 at the CAO desk.

Chapel Schedule...All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows.

  • Monday, April 21: No Daily Sabbath Service
  • Tuesday, April 22: Meghan Krause, Director of Wellbeing
  • Wednesday, April 23: Morning Praise, Choir of Christ Chapel
  • Thursday, April 24: Tom Young, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Friday, April 25: Service of Recognition for Newly Tenured Faculty

Off-Campus Events of Interest

Art Sale...Twenty-two signed prints donated to the Arts Center of Saint Peter by Mankato Clinic will be for sale in the lower gallery April 18-May 8. The prints range in size from 4x8 to 3x4 and most are abstract. All are framed in blonde wood with plexiglass. The sale will take place as follows, during gallery hours (M-F 11 a.m-6 p.m., S-S 1-5 p.m.):

  • April 18-27: For a $300 donation to the Arts Center, per piece, cash-and-carry any piece(s) of your choice.
  • April 29-May 4: For a $200 donation to the Arts Center, per piece, cash-and-carry any remaining pieces.
  • May 6-8: For a $100 donation to the Arts Center, per piece, cash-and-carry your pick of the remaining pieces.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Easter Break are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 17: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20: Closed
  • Monday, April 21: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Market Place hours for Easter Break are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 20: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Plugs

Lawn Care Service...Going on sabbatical? Tired of doing yard work? Need someone to take care of your lawn? We can help. Please contact Sam or Will Bennett (sambennett@gmail.com, or 507-469-5418) for a free estimate. Experienced, responsible and dependable. References available upon request.

"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 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnichttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-employee-picnic-4/45533Evelyn Young Dining Room
YesterdayJun 5 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 89 First Term Seminar Advising Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-advising-workshop/45181Old Main Hall
Jun 8 noon to 1:30 pm Divestment Summit Discussionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/divestment-summit-discussion/45597Konferensrum, Campus Center
Jun 910 2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2015-upper-midwest-civic-engagement-summit/43415Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
Jun 11 noon to 1 pm HERC Webinar: "The Diversity Advantage: Incorporating Diversity Principles into the Search Committee Process”https://gustavus.edu/calendar/herc-webinar-the-diversity-advantage-incorporating-diversity-principles-into-the-search-committee-process/44088Beck Hall 121
68 pm Summer Gatherings - Summithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-summit/44869Summit, NJ

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

Vice President Westphal Receives Honorary Degree

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ALhouni, Saenz Eliminated From NCAA Doubles Tournament

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Elizabeth Weiers Earns Academic All-District Honors

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Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

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Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

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