Inside Gustavus (May 23, 2014)

Volume 46, Number 31

Faculty/Staff Activities

Tom LoFaro (Mathematics and Computer Science) gave a short presentation titled "A Dynamical Model of Cortical Normalization: Valuation in Decision Circuits" at the Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Also presenting at this conference was Paige Miller '15 who presented a poster titled "Factors that lead to increased transmission and drug resistance emergence of heartworm in the United States."

Julie Bartley (Geology) has been awarded a grant from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society to conduct a comparative study of stromatolites of different ages and from different environments. Stromatolites are limestone structures built by microbes, and in the distant past they played a role similar to that of coral reefs in today's oceans. This project will involve several Gustavus research students over the three year funding period.

Julie Bartley (Geology), Laura Triplett (Geology), Jim Dontje (ES), Jeff LaFrenierre (arriving in Geography 2014), Cindy Johnson (Biology), and Michele Koomen (Education) have been awarded a grant from the InTeGrate Program. InTeGrate aims to increase geoscience literacy in all students and to connect the earth sciences to issues of societal relevance. Gustavus's project will create a set of climate science teaching modules for use in non-geoscience courses, to support teaching of topics related to climate change.

Melissa Rolnick (Theatre and Dance) was awarded the Lenz Foundation Residential Fellowship at Naropa University for the spring of 2015.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy) gave a lecture, “On Being a Liberal Artisan: John Dewey, Food Studies, and the Nature of the Liberal Arts," at the University of Oregon. While there, she also spoke with students about a forthcoming book, Philosophers At Table. Her visit was sponsored by Food Studies Program, the Department of German and Scandinavian, the Humanities Program, and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Facility Hours

Library Hours for Finals and Senior Week:

  • Thursday, May 22 & Friday, May 23: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 24: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 25 & Monday, May 26: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 27 to Friday, May 30: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

New Faces

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:

* New Support Staff

  • Danielle Willson, Administrative Secretary, Registrar

In The Media

  • President-elect Rebecca Bergman was mentioned inStar Tribunecolumnist Gail Rosenblum's Tuesday, May 15 column headlined"More Women in Minnesota Colleges' Top Job Shows Progress."
  • The Star Tribune included the Hillstrom Museum of Art in its “Best of Minnesota 2014” special section on Sunday, May 18. The newspaper called the Hillstrom the “Best Unexpected Place to Find Great Art.”
  • Max Hailperin (Math & Computer Science) was quoted in a May 13 Mankato Free Press story regarding the state legislature approving new regulations for electronic poll books. The story pointed out that Hailperin was part of a 15-member task force that Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to investigate e-poll books.

Position Openings

  • Admission Counselor/Assistant Dean
  • Campus Safety Officer (Part-time on call)

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

President's Cabinet Summary

The President's Cabinet met on May 13 and May 20 and discussed the following items:

  • Discussion was held regarding the current first-year enrollment and the budget scenarios related to the enrollment.
  • Members discussed the agenda and format for the all-employee meeting on May 22.
  • President of the Own Yourself Committee Wes Kloster and other students who are members of the  Committee made a presentation regarding maintaining the current smoke free policy on campus.
  •  Members agreed to continue utilizing the current harassment and sexual harassment policy.  The Human Resources Office will continue to organize the training of grievance officers. 
  • President Ohle reviewed the tentative June Board meeting agenda.
  • Members discussed the continuing planning for the FY 2015 budget.
  • Members agreed to approve the hiring of the grant-funded position of Assistant to Athletics Director for Marketing and Assistant Volleyball Coach.
  • Members agreed to approve the hiring of a head gymnastics coach (replacement position).
  • Members agreed to approve adding a Campus Safety Office to the pool of on-call officers.
  • Members approved a revised IRB policy, including the membership of the committee.

News & Announcements

Funeral Arrangements for Ken Larson...Ken Larson, the father of Barb Larson Taylor (President's Office) has passed away. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 28 from 5-8 p.m. at Community of the Cross Lutheran Church in Bloomington. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at Community of the Cross with visitation one hour prior to the service. The church is located at 10701 Bloomington Ferry Road in Bloomington.

Employee Health Service Availability...Employee Health Service appointments will be available through May 30, 2014. The clinic will then close for the summer and re-open next Fall. Thank you!

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions…A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus on June 24 and 25, 2014. Go online to schedule an appointment or contact (866) 843-5640, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Commencement Ushers Needed...Volunteers are asked to arrive at noon and stay until commencement starts. If interested in ushering, please contact Lorie Siebels at extension x7520 or lsiebels@gustavus.edu.

Parking Enforcement...Permit parking enforcement continues through Commencement. Please park according to permit color and note that parking is enforced during finals and Senior Week. Summer parking begins June 2. Vehicles on campus may park in any red or green permit space after Commencement through August 24, when we ask all employees and returning students to park according to permit color. Visitor parking is closed to students and staff at all times and is always enforced.

Plugs

Seeking Housing…A female visiting instructor is seeking housing in St. Peter for next year. A Gustavus alum, she will be teaching various courses in the Health & Exercise Science Department. If you have a room to rent, an apartment or house to rent, please contact Dr. Aaron Banks, Chair of HES, and he will pass along your information. Dr. Banks can be reached at abanks@gac.edu.

For Sale…Leather IKEA Kramfors contemporary sofa and chaise combo in espresso. Like new. $400 o.b.o. (Dimensions: loveseat 60x38x29 in. and chaise 41x63x29 in.) See photo here. Contact Kristina at liljcsgirl@yahoo.com.

For Rent...A two bedroom home on Lake Washington available for lease to a Gustavus contracted employee for the 2014-15 school year. The lease is $850 per month. Heat, electricity, cable tv, washer/dryer, dishwasher, insulated garage are all included in lease price as well as many other amenities. Available partly or totally furnished. Contact Mike at mbiehn@comcast.net or 952-758-3430.

"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 8:3010:30 pm FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house/44715Swedish House
TomorrowMar 7 Men's Track & Field MIAC Indoor Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-miac-indoor-championships/43922Moorhead, Minn.
Women's Track and Field at MIAC Indoor Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-miac-indoor-championships-2/43928Moorhead, Minn.
Tomorrow 3:304:30 am 2nd MCS Art Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2nd-mcs-art-exhibition/447993rd Floor F. W. Olin Hall Gustavus Adolphus College
TomorrowMar 20 Tomorrow at 3:30 am MCS Department Art Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mcs-department-art-exhibition/44724Third Floor Olin Foyer
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Interfaith Peace Prayers"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-interfaith-peace-prayers/44783Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44546Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44559Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44345Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-44/41707Interpretive Center
6:309:30 pm Gymnastics at UW-Oshkoshhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-uw-oshkosh-4/42344Oshkosh, Wis.
7:309 pm Guest Duo Recital by Tim Lane, flute & Namji Kim, pianohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/guest-duo-recital-by-tim-lane-flute-namji-kim-piano/44821Bjorling Recital Hall
89:30 pm GAC's Got Talenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gac-s-got-talent-2/44742Evelyn Young Dining Room
810 pm Weekend Movie: Horrible Bosses 2https://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-horrible-bosses-2/44833Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 7 9 am to 5 pm 20th Annual Building Bridges Conference - "Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/20th-annual-building-bridges-conference-hidden-in-plain-sight-recognizing-and-rejecting-rape-culture/43589Christ Chapel and Beck Hall
10 am to 1 pm Softball vs. UW-River Falls (RCTC Bubble)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-uw-river-falls-rctc-bubble-2/43222Rochester, Minn.
11 am to 2 pm Men's Tennis hosts UW-Whitewaterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-uw-whitewater-2/43800St. Peter, Minn.
17 pm Baseball at Mount Marty College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-mount-marty-college-dh-2/44837Yankton, S.D.
36 pm Softball vs. Luther College (RCTC Bubble)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-luther-college-rctc-bubble-2/43223Rochester, Minn.
58 pm Men's Tennis hosts St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-st-olaf-college-2/43801St. Peter, Minn.
5:308:30 pm Building Bridges 20th Anniversary Celebrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/building-bridges-20th-anniversary-celebration/44024Gustavus Campus
7 pm Women's Tennis at Augustana Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-augustana-college/43652Sioux Falls, S.D.
710 pm '90 - '95 Gatheringhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/90-95-gathering/44185Gluek's Restaurant & Bar, 16 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
810 pm Weekend Movie: Horrible Bosses 2https://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-horrible-bosses-2/44834Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 78 Mar 7 at 10:30 pm to Mar 8 at 1 am Saturday Night in Lund: Disneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saturday-night-in-lund-disney/44840Lund Center
Mar 8 11 am to 5 pm Baseball at Mount Marty College (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-mount-marty-college-dh/44858Yankton, S.D.
12:30 pm Women's Tennis at University of Nebraska, Kearneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-university-of-nebraska-kearney/44832Omaha, Neb.
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44360Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44401Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44375Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Mar 9 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-175/44785Christ Chapel
45 pm Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44201Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
67 pm Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44216Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44231Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-4/44064Olin 103
79:30 pm 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - Pelo malo/Bad Hairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2nd-gustavus-hispanic-filmfest-pelo-malo-bad-hair/44310Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 10 88:45 am Community Mindfulness Meditation with John Chahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/community-mindfulness-meditation-with-john-cha/44534Interfaith Space
9:30 am to noon GLA Author Day - Eric Dregnihttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gla-author-day-eric-dregni/44433Edina Country Club
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-177/44787Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Teachers Talking Writinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-writing-19/42911Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
noon to 12:30 pm WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44448Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44463Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
57:30 pm Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Coursehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-course/43961Mayo Clinic Health System, 1900 North Sunrise Drive, Suite 200, St. Peter
78 pm Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44261Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
78:30 pm Sumi Mukherjee, Speaking on the The Long Term Effects of Bullyinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sumi-mukherjee-speaking-on-the-the-long-term-effects-of-bullying/44835Olin Hall #103
78:30 pm Vagina Monologueshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/vagina-monologues-3/44621Alumni Hall
Mar 11 7:309 am Gustie Breakfast - Tom Cradyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-breakfast-tom-crady/43243Campus Center Banquet Rooms
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-179/44789Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 2:30 pm Gustavus Internship Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-internship-fair-3/43418Heritage Banquet Room
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE - Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-2/44477Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Cardio Fithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-fit/44491Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
3:305 pm Faculty Publication Teahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-publication-tea/42979The Book Mark
4:305:30 pm HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-w-carrie-maggie-hwc/44276Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-2/44290Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Vagina Monologueshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/vagina-monologues-3/44622Alumni Hall
88:30 pm Lenten Vespershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/lenten-vespers/44826Christ Chapel
89:15 pm Coffeehouse: Paint Your Own Canvashttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coffeehouse-paint-your-own-canvas/44831Courtyard Café
Mar 12 6:307:20 am WE-Bootcamphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp/44505Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-181/44791Christ Chapel
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-112/42910Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE-Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-kickboxing/44522Lund 217
1:302:30 pm GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44112Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103
2:303:30 pm TRX with Sarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-sara/444163rd Floor mats in Lund
4:305:30 pm Grief Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/grief-support-group-2/44683Chaplain's Resource Room
511:59 pm Disney's Beauty and the Beasthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/disney-s-beauty-and-the-beast/44750Three Flags
67 pm Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney-2/44332Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:3010:30 pm FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house/44716Swedish House
Mar 13 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "International Students Celebration"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-international-students-celebration/44793Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Step Aerobicshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-step-aerobics/44547Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44560Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:303:30 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44346Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
69 pm Africa Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/africa-night-2/44595Alumni Hall
7:309 pm Tom Coverly - Comedy and Illusion Showhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tom-coverly-comedy-and-illusion-show/44836Bjorling Recital Hall
810 pm Weekend Movie: Dumb and Dumber Tohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-dumb-and-dumber-to/44851Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 1415 Women's Golf at George Fox University Invitationalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-golf-at-george-fox-university-invitational/44134Peoria, Ariz.
Mar 14 10 am Women's Tennis hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-hamline-university-2/43653St. Peter, Minn.
10 am to 1 pm Men's Tennis hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-hamline-university-3/43802St. Peter, Minn.
1:303:30 pm Barbara Leibundguth, flute & Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, Faculty Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/barbara-leibundguth-flute-yumiko-oshima-ryan-piano-faculty-recital/44145Bjorling Recital Hall
2 pm Women's Tennis hosts St. Catherine Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-st-catherine-university-2/43654St. Peter, Minn.
3:304:30 pm Karin Dye, student viola recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/karin-dye-student-viola-recital/44751Bjorling Recital Hall
511 pm President's Ballhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/president-s-ball-15/44819International Market Square, Minneapolis MN
6 pm Women's Tennis hosts Morningside Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-morningside-college/43655St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: Dumb and Dumber Tohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-dumb-and-dumber-to/44852Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 15 25 pm Gymnastics at WIAC Championships/NCGA Regionalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-wiac-championships-ncga-regional-2/42345St. Paul, Minn.
34 pm Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44361Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
56 pm Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44402Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
69:30 pm Angels in America, Part II: Perestroikahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/angels-in-america-part-ii-perestroika/43142Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44376Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 23 to Apr 19 Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art

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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Lane & Kim Guest Recital Friday

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