Inside Gustavus (May 23, 2014)
Volume 46, Number 31
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.
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 Support Staff
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
|Today 8 am to 9 pm||AdventuRing: The Gustavus High School Handbell Festivalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/adventuring-the-gustavus-high-school-handbell-festival/44143Bjorling Recital Hall & Christ Chapel|
|4–7 pm||Softball vs. Coe College (RCTC Bubble)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-coe-college-rctc-bubble/43219Rochester, Minn.|
|5:30–8:30 pm||Men's Tennis hosts Grinnell Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-grinnell-college-3/43799St. Peter, Minn.|
|8–9 pm||ctrl Performancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ctrl-performance/44194The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Big Hero 6https://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-big-hero-6/44747Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Tomorrow 9–11 am||Softball vs. UW-River Falls (RCTC Bubble)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-uw-river-falls-rctc-bubble/43220Rochester, Minn.|
|10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-with-holy-communion-sunday-worshipping-community/44829Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 2:30 pm||Softball vs. UW-Stevens Point (RCTC Bubble)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-uw-stevens-point-rctc-bubble/43221Rochester, Minn.|
|2–3 pm||ctrl Performancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ctrl-performance/44195The Black Box - Fine Arts Center|
|2–4 pm||Weekend Movie: Big Hero 6https://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-big-hero-6/44748Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44359Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44400Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44374Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Mar 2 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-170/44775Christ Chapel|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44200Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44215Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Female Power Hourhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/female-power-hour/44764Lund Weight Room|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44230Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|7–8:15 pm||Building Bridges Week: I AM WE ARE Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/building-bridges-week-i-am-we-are-workshop/44738Alumni Hall|
|7–9 pm||Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-4/44063Olin 103|
|7–9:30 pm||2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - Aquí y allá/Here and There with director Antonio Méndez Esparzahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2nd-gustavus-hispanic-filmfest-aqu-y-all-here-and-there-with-director-antonio-m-ndez-esparza/44309Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Feb 24 to Mar 3 All day||Sign Up to Donate Bloodhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sign-up-to-donate-blood-2/44770Tables outside of the Caf or Online|
|Mar 3 8–8:45 am||Community Mindfulness Meditation with John Chahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/community-mindfulness-meditation-with-john-cha/44533Interfaith Space|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-172/44777Christ Chapel|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE- TRX with Troy Bansehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-trx-with-troy-banse-6/44447Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44462Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Female Power Hourhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/female-power-hour/44765Lund Weight Room|
|5–7:30 pm||Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Coursehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-course/43960Mayo Clinic Health System, 1900 North Sunrise Drive, Suite 200, St. Peter|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance HMC Class w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe/44260Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|7–9 pm||Building Bridges Week: "Happy, Healthy, Hot" Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/building-bridges-week-happy-healthy-hot-workshop/44739Heritage Room|
|Mar 4 All day||Baseball at William Penn University (DH)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baseball-at-william-penn-university-dh/43505Oskaloosa, Iowa|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-174/44779Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 2:30 pm||Gustavus Health Professions Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-health-professions-fair-3/42381Heritage and St. Peter Banquet Rooms|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE - Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-2/44476Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
||Red Cross Blood Drivehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/red-cross-blood-drive-5/44768Alumni Hall|
|Mar 4 12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Cardio Fithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-cardio-fit/44490Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:30–5:30 pm||HIIT w/ Carrie & Maggie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-w-carrie-maggie-hwc/44275Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6:30–7:30 pm||Building Bridges Week: "The Purity Myth" Screeninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/building-bridges-week-the-purity-myth-screening/44740Beck 101|
|7–8 pm||Female Power Hourhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/female-power-hour/44766Lund Weight Room|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-2/44289Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Mar 5 6:30–7:20 am||WE-Bootcamphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp/44504Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbath: "Building Bridges Preview"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-building-bridges-preview/44781Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 1:30 pm||Building Bridges Week: 20th Anniversary Cakehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/building-bridges-week-20th-anniversary-cake/44741Jackson Campus Center - Upper Level Tables|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-84/41784Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-kickboxing/44521Lund 217|
|1:30–2:30 pm||GLBTQA Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/glbtqa-support-group-2/44111Chaplains Resource Room, Old Main 103|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Female Power Hourhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/female-power-hour/44767Lund Weight Room|
|2:30–3:30 pm||TRX with Sarahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-sara/444153rd Floor mats in Lund|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Grief Support Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/grief-support-group-2/44682Chaplain's Resource Room|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance(HWC)w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney-2/44331Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8:30 pm||"After Edward Snowden: The NSA, Your Cellphone, and the Challenge of Preserving Privacy in the Digital Age"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/after-edward-snowden-the-nsa-your-cellphone-and-the-challenge-of-preserving-privacy-in-the-digital-age/44090Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|8:30–10:30 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house/44715Swedish House|
||Men's Track & Field MIAC Indoor Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-field-miac-indoor-championships/43922Moorhead, Minn.|
|All day||Women's Track and Field at MIAC Indoor Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-miac-indoor-championships-2/43928Moorhead, Minn.|
|Mar 6 3:30–4:30 am||2nd MCS Art Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/2nd-mcs-art-exhibition/447993rd Floor F. W. Olin Hall Gustavus Adolphus College|
||MCS Department Art Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/mcs-department-art-exhibition/44724Third Floor Olin Foyer|
|Mar 6 10–10:20 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)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga/44559Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-2/44345Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4:30–6 pm||Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-44/41707Interpretive Center|
|6:30–9:30 pm||Gymnastics at UW-Oshkoshhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-uw-oshkosh-4/42344Oshkosh, Wis.|
|7:30–9 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|
|8–9:30 pm||GAC's Got Talenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gac-s-got-talent-2/44742Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|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||Women's Tennis at Augustana Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-augustana-college/43652Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|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.|
|3–6 pm||Softball vs. Luther College (RCTC Bubble)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/softball-vs-luther-college-rctc-bubble-2/43223Rochester, Minn.|
|5–8 pm||Men's Tennis hosts St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-st-olaf-college-2/43801St. Peter, Minn.|
|5:30–8:30 pm||Building Bridges 20th Anniversary Celebrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/building-bridges-20th-anniversary-celebration/44024Gustavus Campus|
|7–10 pm||'90 - '95 Gatheringhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/90-95-gathering/44185Gluek's Restaurant & Bar, 16 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403|
|Mar 8 3–4 pm||Yoga Sculpt (HWC) w/ Hannahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-sculpt-hwc-w-hanna/44360Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie/44401Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Cardio Dance (HMC class) w/ Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hmc-class-w-gabe-3/44375Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Mar 9 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-175/44785Christ Chapel|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/ Kelseyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-kelsey/44201Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Cardio Dance (HWC) w/ Sydneyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-hwc-w-sydney/44216Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/ Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan/44231Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|7–9 pm||Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-4/44064Olin 103|
|7–9:30 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 8–8:45 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|
|10–10:20 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|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE-Triple Threathttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-triple-threat/44463Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|5–7:30 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|
|Feb 23 to Apr 19 All day||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|
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