Inside Gustavus 

May 23, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 32

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
Tomorrow The Festival of Saint Luciahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-festival-of-saint-lucia/50694Gustavus Adolphus College Campus
66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-3/49619Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-444/50779Christ Chapel
11 am to 1 pm Festival of Lucia Luncheonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-lucia-luncheon/50615Alumni Hall
11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-130/49888St. Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-3/49631Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1:301:50 pm Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/meditation-17/50766Interfaith Space, Campus Center 104
56 pm Taekwondo Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/taekwondo-practice/50476Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Kwanzaahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kwanzaa-5/50492Heritage Room, Jackson Campus Center
78 pm 2016 Art and Language Showcasehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2016-art-and-language-showcase/50269Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
78 pm Exploring Sign Languages Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-sign-languages-meeting/50357Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230)
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49674Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49828Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-2/49791Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 9 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-445/50780Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49590Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49820Lund-3rd Floor Forum
1:301:50 pm Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/meditation-17/50767Interfaith Space, Campus Center 104
2:303:30 pm Queer and Questioninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/queer-and-questioning/5011349er Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-gabe-hwc/49762Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Psychological Science Fall Research Symposiumhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/psychological-science-fall-research-symposium-3/50146Torrey Atrium, Beck Hall
4:306:30 pm Geography Research Symposium and Holiday Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/geography-research-symposium-and-holiday-party/50791Nobel Hall, Room 104 (The Map Library)
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-honors-theatre-productions-andrea-broman-and-andy-lupinek/50556Anderson Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts St. Scholastica (Parents Weekend)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-st-scholastica-parents-weekend/49059St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Michael Johnson in Concert, A Gustavus Artist Series Presentationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/michael-johnson-in-concert-a-gustavus-artist-series-presentation-3/49225Bjorling Recital Hall
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Sevenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-magnificent-seven/50581Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/50330Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
Dec 10 10:30 am to noon A Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-woodwind-chamber-ensembles-concert-2/49242Bjorling Recital Hall
1 pm Gymnastics hosts 4th Annual Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-hosts-4th-annual-alumni-meet/49126St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s/49109Winona, Minn.
12:30 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49829Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm 2016 Brassworks! in Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2016-brassworks-in-concert/49241Bjorling Recital Hall
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts UW-River Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-uw-river-falls-5/49086St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-saint-mary-s/49171Winona, Minn.
45:30 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/49825The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Senior Honors Theatre Productions: Andrea Broman and Andy Lupinekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/senior-honors-theatre-productions-andrea-broman-and-andy-lupinek/50557Anderson Theatre
7:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts UW-Eau Claire (Parents Weekend)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-uw-eau-claire-parents-weekend/49060St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Magnificent Sevenhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-magnificent-seven/50582Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
8:3010 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/49827The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
Dec 11 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48979Christ Chapel
12:30 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50331The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
1:303 pm The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-philharmonic-orchestra-fall-concert-4/49243Bjorling Recital Hall
23 pm SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/scwabble-w-gabe-hwc/49806Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45:30 pm Shared Spacehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/shared-space-3/49830Kresge Studio - Fine Arts Center
78 pm Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49675Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78:30 pm Theatre Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/theatre-gallery/50332The Black Box - Fine Arts Center
79 pm A String Chamber Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/a-string-chamber-concert/50667Bjorling Recital Hall
910:15 pm Repeat the sounding Joy: A Vespers Servicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/repeat-the-sounding-joy-a-vespers-service-2/50777Christ Chapel
Dec 12 6:307:30 am Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc/49777Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50729Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
8:3010:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49507Olin 124 Lab
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Planning Open Discussion Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-planning-open-discussion-session-3/50728President's Dining Room
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49319Lund-3rd Floor Forum
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/49340Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1:301:50 pm Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/meditation-17/50768Interfaith Space, Campus Center 104
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-w-lydia-and-christina-hwc-2/49718Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-tasha-hwc/49689Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Gustavus Student Senate Meeting- Come for Community Comment!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-student-senate-meeting-come-for-community-comment-2/50508Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 13 WE- Pilates with Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pilates-with-rachel-2/49542Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
66:40 am WE- Bootcamp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp-with-brenda-2/49529Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50730Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
1:302:30 pm Tech Bytes: Get your class actively engaged by using Student Responsehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-get-your-class-actively-engaged-by-using-student-response-2/49305Olin Hall Lab 124B
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-3/49748Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
7 pm Men's Basketball hosts North Centralhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-north-central/49172St. Peter, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball at UW-Stouthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-uw-stout/49110Menomonie, Wis.
78 pm Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-cardio-w-megan-hwc/49704Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 14 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/last-day-of-classes-for-fall-semester/38000Gustavus Campus
6:407:20 am WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe/49557Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49591Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-3/49605Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49508Olin 124 Lab
5:306:30 pm Cardio Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-kickboxing/49733Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 15 Reading Day (No Classes)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/reading-day-no-classes/46912Gustavus Adolphus College
810 am Workshop Series for Student Employment Supervisors and Academic Advisorshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/workshop-series-for-student-employment-supervisors-and-academic-advisors/49484The Dive on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Dec. 15, location TBD on Oct. 20
8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50784The Bok Mark
9:30 am to noon Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48914Alumni Hall
34 pm Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50732Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
56 pm Taekwondo Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/taekwondo-practice/50477Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
910 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-2/49792Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 1620 Fall Semester Final Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-semester-final-exams/38002Gustavus Campus
Dec 16 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50785The Bok Mark
9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-12/49934The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
23 pm Leadership 101 Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/leadership-101-sessions/50731Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
2:454 pm Liberate the Booty with Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-with-gabe-hwc/49763Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Dec 17 8:30 am to 5 pm Textbook Rental Returns and Book Buybackhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/textbook-rental-returns-and-book-buyback/50786The Bok Mark
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017 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

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