Inside Gustavus (May 1, 2014)
Volume 46, Number 28
Anna Versluis (Geography) had her study "Formal and informal material aid following the 2010 Haiti earthquake" published in April's special edition of the journal Disasters.
Ryan Bergstrom (Geography), Anna Versluis (Geography), and Meg Wika '14 attended the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Tampa Florida in April. Wika presented her senior thesis research, "Family, Patriotism, and Land Stewardship: Employing the Rural Ideal to Champion Corn Ethanol in Minnesota." Bergstrom served as the Discussant and Chair for two sessions on rural sustainability and was also a finalist for the J. Warren Nystrom Award. He presented a paper titled, "Change, Control, and Sustainability in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem." He was also elected Chair of the Rural Geography Specialty Group. Versluis presented a study she conducted with Anna Hulseberg (Library) on "Integrating Information Literacy into an Undergraduate Geographic Research Methods Course."
Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) was interviewed by Rich Whitworth about his research in two-dimensional liquid chromatography at the recent meeting of the Pittsburgh Conference in Chicago. This interview resulted an article titled '2D-LC and me' in The Analytical Scientist, a magazine devoted to current events in a variety of fields that rely on some kind of analytical chemistry.
Janine Wotton (Psychological Science and Neuroscience) and Andrea Blom '14 (English Major and Neuroscience Minor) presented their research titled "Word placement and sentence context impact vowel recognition in noise" at the 41st meeting of the American Auditory Society in Scottsdale, Ariz., in March.
Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music) had her recording From Afar: Contemporary Japanese Piano Music, published by the Naxos Music Library. Her album is now available online at the Naxos Music Library and at Classics Online.
Mark Kruger' (Psychology) and Mark Lammers' (Research) article titled, "Communication Between Student and Applied Music Teacher: Motivation and Performance Outcomes" is the lead article in the Spring 2014 edition of NACWPI Journal (National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors). Earlier work by the same two researchers is available on the NACWPI website.
Elizabeth Baer (English and African Studies) served on a Higher Learning Commission accreditation team to the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 23-26. The Institute enrolls 200 students, 78% of whom are Native Americnas representing 78 tribal groups.
Marcia J. Bunge (Religion) was named an official "core collaborator" for a 1.3 million dollar project on "Early European Views of Children," directed by Professor Reidar Aasgaard, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and sponsored by the University of Oslo in Norway.
- Chaplain Brian Konkol's article titled, "Minnesota Should Crackdown on Payday Lending" was published by the Mankato Free Press on April 16.
- KEYC ran a story on April 30 about the MAYDAY! Peace Conference. Deane Curtin (Philosophy) was interviewed for the story.
- The Mankato Free Press printed a picture of the traditional sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Monks for this year's MAYDAY! Peace Conference in its Thursday, May 1 edition.
- Assistant Women's Hockey Coach
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Human Resources (x7304).
President's Cabinet Summary
The President's Cabinet met on Tuesday, April 22 and discussed the following items:
- Faculty Senate Chair Max Hailperin reported on recent activities of the Senate, including proposed Faculty Handbook amendments. Other topics of discussion included the proposed changes to the nursing program, review of the IRB's structure, and appointment of the faculty athletic representative.
- Members briefly discussed the most recent draft of a Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy. Provost Braun indicated that he has asked for further input regarding the policy from other offices. After receiving that feedback, the policy will be reviewed/approved by the Cabinet and shared with the Board of Trustees for its review/approval at the June Board meeting.
- Provost Braun will meet with Librarian Dan Mollner and GTS Director Bruce Aarsvold regarding the appointment of a copyright compliance officer for the College.
- Vice President Westphal made his annual reminder to the Cabinet that the College's Educators Legal Liability (ELL) insurance requires the institution to provide timely notice of ELL of any actual claim as well as any incident that may develop into a claim. This policy requires that incidents be reported to the insurer as soon as they are known by the institution.
- President Ohle briefly commented on the agenda of the Crown Council meeting scheduled for April 23. Five new members will be in attendance.
News & Announcements
Planned Burn...A planned burn of the Coneflower Prairie on the west edge of the Linnaeus Arboretum is tentatively planned for Tuesday, May 6 depending on favorable weather conditions. The burn will begin at approximately noon and will end by late afternoon or early evening. Highly-trained Minnesota DNR staff will lead Gustavus staff and other experts in conducting this burn, which has been approved by the St. Peter Fire Department, St. Peter Policy, and the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office. Depending on wind conditions, you may notice smoke drifting through campus. If you have questions you can call the Linnaeus Arboretum Hotline at 933-6184.
Administrative Council Meeting...All administrators are invited to an Administrative Council meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 in Alumni Hall. Attendees can come to the meeting with questions for President Ohle or any of the Vice Presidents.
TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on May 7-9. Go online to schedule an appointment, or contact (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 (email@example.com). Please send them by May 5 for inclusion in the memory book. Thanks for all your assistance with this project.
Faculty, staff and administrators spend considerable time writing letters of recommendation for students applying for fellowships and graduate/professional school. Please join us for an informal lunch conversation on Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to share ideas on writing effective and compelling letters. The discussion will be led by Heather Banks, Health Professions Coordinator, Eric Vrooman, Fellowships Coordinator, and Jeff Stocco of the Center for Servant Leadership in his role of advising students on graduate school. Grab a complimentary lunch through the Gustavus Buffet. The workshop is sponsored by the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and the CSL.
Six Appeal...Six Appeal, a world class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band, will perform at Gustavus at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5 in Alumni Hall.
Big Concert...Timeflies and Mike Stud will perform in concert in Lund Arena on Friday, May 9. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with Stud taking the stage at 8 p.m., and Timeflies following at 9 p.m. Tickets for Gustavus students and staff are $12 and are currently available online at gustavustickets.com. Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the concert will be $20. Questions about this event can be directed to the Campus Activities Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist-in-Residence...Swedish author Jan Arnald, whose pen name is Arne Dahl, is this year's Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence and will be on campus May 10-17. Dahl is an award-winning and bestselling crime fiction writer who will give a public lecture titled "Why Crime Fiction?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. More information about Dahl and the Out of Scandinavia program can be found on the program's website.
High School Speech Tournament...More than 700 high school students and coaches from 125 high schools will be on campus May 9-11 when the College hosts the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. Contact Kris Kracht at email@example.com if you have questions about this event.
Daily Sabbath Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Monday, May 5: Mary Gaebler, Religion, GWS
- Tuesday, May 6: Chaplain Siri Erickson
- Wednesday, May 7: Morning Praise, Lucia Singers
- Thursday, May 8: Jacob Borgman '14, Re:vive
- Friday, May 9: Planting in the Arb (Meet at the Interpretive Center)
Plant Sale...The annual Heritage Plant Sale will be held on the front lawn of the Cox House (500 N. Washington) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Proceeds are used to maintain this historic house and grounds. For more information call Marilyn Robertz at 934-3883.
Retreats...Church Relations in the Center for Servant Leadership will host a weekend confirmation retreat for Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Minneapolis on May 3-4. The office will also host an adult retreat for the St. Paul Area Synod Pastor's Retreat from on May 4-6. The retreat program is a resource offered to ELCA congregations that are also members of the Gustavus Association of Congregations.
The following are additions/changes for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2013-14":
- Jeanne Ogaard, Custodial, Phone: x6162, Email: jogaard, Delete
- John Shortall, Custodial, Phone: x6119, Email: jshortal, Delete
CORRECTION: Summer Lawn Service...The corect email contact for Bennett Summer Lawn Service is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you sent an email to the old address please re-send your email and we will get back to you ASAP. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Sincerely, Sam and Will Bennett.
"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.
|Today 9:30 am to noon||Visiting Danish Scholars Introduce Grundtvig: Leading Light of the "Happy Danes”https://gustavus.edu/calendar/visiting-danish-scholars-introduce-grundtvig-leading-light-of-the-happy-danes/45388Heritage Room, Campus Center|
|Tomorrow 3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44370Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44411Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44385Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
||Library Hours for Finalshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/library-hours-for-finals-17/45554Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library|
|May 25 9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-3/42026The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44211Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44226Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44241Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
||Final Days Sale at the Bookshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/final-days-sale-at-the-books/45560The Book Mark|
|All day||Spring Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-final-exams/35174Gustavus Campus|
|May 26 All day||Spring Semester Endshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-ends-7/35176Gustavus Campus|
|9 am to 5 pm||Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-4/42027The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|4:30–8 pm||Senior Week: Kick-Offhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-kick-off/44661Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44271Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|8–11 pm||Senior Week: Johnny Holm Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-johnny-holm-band/44658Alumni Hall|
||Senior Week: Dive Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-dive-dance-2/44659The Dive|
|May 27 All day||Senior Week: Wine and Cheese Socialhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-wine-and-cheese-social/45269Beck Atrium|
||Senior Week: Nickelodeon Universehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-nickelodeon-universe/44660Mall of America|
|May 28 3–5 pm||Sergeant Dave Klein Retirement Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sergeant-dave-klein-retirement-reception/45573Heritage Room|
|6–8 pm||Senior Week: Presidents Banquethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-presidents-banquet/44662Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|May 29 All day||Senior Week: Mystic Lake Casinohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-mystic-lake-casino/45270Mystic Lake Casino|
||Spring Reunionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-reunions/44944Gustavus Adolphus College Campus|
|May 29 2:30–4:30 pm||Senior Week: Twins Tailgatinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-tailgating-2/44663President Bergman's House|
|7–11 pm||Senior Week: Twins Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-twins-game-2/44664Target Field|
|May 30 8–9:30 pm||The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winnershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-season-finale-with-gustavus-symphyony-orchestra-and-concerto-aria-winners/44166Bjorling Recital Hall|
|9:30–10:30 pm||Senior Week: Celebration of Lighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-week-celebration-of-light/44665Christ Chapel|
||Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/free-art-tasting-and-false-advertising-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2015-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/45141Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|May 31 All day||Commencementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/commencement-5/35177Gustavus Campus|
||First Term Seminar Faculty Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/first-term-seminar-faculty-workshop/45180Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum|
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