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
Tomorrow Spring Semester Beginshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-semester-begins-2/45507Gustavus Campus
6:307:30 am Pure Movementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement/47882Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
9:3011:30 am Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/47457Olin 124 Lab
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-293/47769Christ Chapel
1010:20 am Opening Celebration of the Spring Termhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-celebration-of-the-spring-term/47759Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Pyramid w/ Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pyramid-w-laurie/47617Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams/47606Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
58 pm Gusties Connect 2016 - Minneapolishttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-connect-2016-minneapolis/46649Cambria Gallery on 7th, 625 2nd Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55402
66:45 pm Strength Training w/Mata (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/strength-training-w-mata-hwc/47910Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-6/47591Olin Room 103
Tomorrow to May 16 Tomorrow at 7 pm to May 16 at 8 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47797Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 9 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-2/47631Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-124/46950Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-3/47659Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-2/47645Lund-3rd Floor Forum
35 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams/47607Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
4:305:30 pm MAYDAY! Peace Conference - Divestment: A Tool for Peace?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/mayday-peace-conference-divestment-a-tool-for-peace/47741Beck 144
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-2/47827Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-jam-w-kayla-hwc/47854Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 10 Spring Academic Internship Registration Deadlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-academic-internship-registration-deadline/47782Career Development (lower level Campus Center)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-295/47771Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-2/47686Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm CIC Grant Opportunity Webinarhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cic-grant-opportunity-webinar/47784President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
68 pm Fair Prep Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fair-prep-party-4/47597Alumni Hall
7 pm Men's Basketball at St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-st-olaf-college-7/45883Northfield, Minn.
7 pm Women's Basketball hosts St. Olaf Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-st-olaf-college-4/45793St. Peter, Minn.
78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-gabe-hwc-2/47799Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Coffeehouse Guitarist Dustin Kaiserhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coffeehouse-guitarist-dustin-kaiser/47761Courtyard Café
Feb 11 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-2/47700Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath: "Student Speaker"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-student-speaker-6/47772Christ Chapel
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Foreign Language Equivalency Examshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/foreign-language-equivalency-exams/47608Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108
11:30 am to 1 pm Jaime Hollis Welcome Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/jaime-hollis-welcome-reception/47601Diversity Center
12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-97/45734Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-2/47726Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)
24 pm Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/47458Olin 124 Lab
56 pm Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-w-lydia-and-christina-hwc/47896Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-jam-w-kayla-hwc/47868Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 12 6:307:30 am Cardio Dance w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-w-gabe-hwc-2/47924Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-296/47773Christ Chapel
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-3/47660Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-3/47745Lund-3rd Floor Forum
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance4fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-2/47713Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
2:304 pm All-Employee Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/all-employee-meeting-11/47791Alumni Hall
2:453:45 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-2/47841Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:308:30 pm Spread the Love Food Packhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spread-the-love-food-pack/47249Dining Service Banquet Rooms (St. Peter, Heritage, and Three Crowns)
6:30 pm Gymnastics at UW-La Crossehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-uw-la-crosse-3/45855La Crosse, Wis.
7 pm Women's Hockey at Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-bethel-university-6/45821Blaine, Minn.
Feb 12 to May 13 Feb 12 at 7 pm to May 13 at 8 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47798Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 12 7:0510:05 pm Men's Hockey hosts Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-bethel-university-2/45206St. Peter, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Internhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-intern/47776Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 13 8:30 am Men's Tennis hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-uw-eau-claire-4/47273St. Peter, Minn.
10:30 am to noon Around the World w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/around-the-world-w-gabe-hwc-2/47937Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:30 am Men's Track and Field at Carleton Meet of Heartshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-carleton-meet-of-hearts/47363Northfield, Minn.
11:30 am Women's Track and Field at Carleton Meets of Heartshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-carleton-meets-of-hearts/47364Northfield, Minn.
1 pm Men's Basketball hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-hamline-university-4/45884St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Tennis at University of Northern Iowahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-university-of-northern-iowa/47520Cedar Falls, Iowa
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-bethel-university-3/45822St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Women's Tennis hosts Southwest Minnesota Statehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-southwest-minnesota-state/47518St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Women's Basketball hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-hamline-university-4/45794St. Peter, Minn.
4 pm Men's Tennis at Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-at-saint-john-s-university-2/47274Sartell, Minn.
6:30 pm Women's Tennis hosts University of Sioux Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-hosts-university-of-sioux-falls-2/47519St. Peter, Minn.
710 pm Men's Hockey at Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-bethel-university-6/45207Blaine, Minn.
7:309:30 pm The Gustavus Choir Home Concert, 2016https://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-choir-home-concert-2016/46100Christ Chapel
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Internhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-intern/47777Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 14 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worship with Holy Communion (Sunday Worshipping Community)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-with-holy-communion-sunday-worshipping-community-37/46053Christ Chapel
1 pm Gymnastics at Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-at-hamline-5/45856St. Paul, Minn.
3:305:30 pm The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra & Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Internation Tour Home Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-gustavus-symphony-orchestra-gustavus-jazz-lab-band-internation-tour-home-concert/46101Bjorling Recital Hall
5:307 pm Friends of Music Reception for Gustavus Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Lab Bandhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/friends-of-music-reception-for-gustavus-symphony-orchestra-jazz-lab-band/47609Melva Lind Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Feb 14 to May 15 Feb 14 at 6 pm to May 15 at 7 pm Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47796Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 14 78 pm Dance 4 Fun w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-gabe-hwc-2/47813Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Feb 15 Gustie for a Dayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-for-a-day-5/46937Gustavus Campus
Feb 1517 Intern in Sweden through the Wallenberg Internship Awardhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/intern-in-sweden-through-the-wallenberg-internship-award/47787Career Development
Feb 15 6:307:30 am Pure Movementhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement/47883Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE-Pyramid w/ Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pyramid-w-laurie/47618Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
4:306:30 pm Spring Involvement Fairhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-involvement-fair/47346Campus Center Banquet Rooms
66:45 pm Strength Training w/Mata (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/strength-training-w-mata-hwc/47911Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
68 pm Gusties Connect 2016 - Sioux Fallshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gusties-connect-2016-sioux-falls/46803Tre Lounge, 601 W 33rd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
79 pm Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-6/47592Olin Room 103
Feb 16 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-2/47632Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
8:309:30 am Writing Program Open Help Sessionshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/writing-program-open-help-sessions/4754649er Room
11:35 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-3/47661Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
11:45 am to 12:15 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-2/47646Lund-3rd Floor Forum
2:305 pm Dr. Shakti Butler Workshop: Understanding White Culture as a 21st Century Leadership Skillhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dr-shakti-butler-workshop-understanding-white-culture-as-a-21st-century-leadership-skill/47552Alumni Hall
56 pm Liberate the Booty w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-2/47828Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
78 pm Cardio Dance Jam w/ Kayla (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-jam-w-kayla-hwc/47855Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)

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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