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
Today 9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-asi-24/49897American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreats at Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreats-at-gustavus/49896Board Room, Jackson Campus Center or American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
10:30 am to 6:30 pm Trip to Mall of Americahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trip-to-mall-of-america-4/51361Meet at 3 Flags
1 pm Gymnastics hosts UW-Whitewater (Alumni/Youth Day)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/gymnastics-hosts-uw-whitewater-alumni-youth-day/49129St. Peter, Minn.
1 pm Women's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-macalester/49117St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-st-olaf/49092St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball hosts Macalesterhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-macalester/49180St. Peter, Minn.
7:30 pm Men's Hockey at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-st-olaf/49065Northfield, Minn.
810 pm Weekend Movie: The Girl on the Trainhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-girl-on-the-train/50830Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
TodayTomorrow Today at 10 pm to Tomorrow at 1 am We Are Millennials SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-are-millennials-snl/51359Lund Center
Tomorrow 10:3011:30 am Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48983Christ Chapel
noon to 1 pm Yoga w/Kitty (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-w-kitty-hwc/51030Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 23 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-463/51134Christ Chapel
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class - TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-5/50902Lund 3rd Floor
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50958Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:305 pm What are You Doing With Your Life?https://gustavus.edu/calendar/what-are-you-doing-with-your-life/51303Career Development
5:307 pm Courageous Conversation: Social Justice Movementshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversation-social-justice-movements/51185Diversity Center
78:30 pm Entering the Garden of Truth: Mystical Traditions in Judaism and Islamhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/entering-the-garden-of-truth-mystical-traditions-in-judaism-and-islam/51393Olin 103
79 pm Spoons Tournamenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spoons-tournament/51280Heritage Room
910 pm Presidential Inauguration Prayer Vigilhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-prayer-vigil/51320Christ Chapel
910 pm Presidential Inauguration Prayer Vigilhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/presidential-inauguration-prayer-vigil-2/51397Christ Chapel
Jan 24 66:40 am WE Fitness Class - Boot Camp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-boot-camp-with-brenda-3/50909Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-464/51135Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe-2/50913Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12:401:20 pm WE Fitness Class - Meditation with Bhantehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-meditation-with-bhante-2/50921Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51048Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50997Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Jan 25 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-465/51136Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-5/50917Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
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-2/50925Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
34 pm Liberate Revolution w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-revolution-w-gabe-hwc/50959Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate-2/51367The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
5:45 pm Women's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-at-concordia/49118Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Men's Basketball at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-concordia/49181Moorhead, Minn.
Jan 26 66:40 am WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-4/50929Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-466/51137Christ Chapel
11 am to 1 pm Finish J-Term Strong!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/finish-j-term-strong/51398Evelyn Young Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-4/50933Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
12 pm January Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-term-reading-group-3/50546Phi Beta Kappa Room
3:305 pm Digitize Yourself Using Page Layouts & Templateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/digitize-yourself-using-page-layouts-templates/51301Library E-Classroom
45 pm Bootcamp w/Gabe & Stasiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bootcamp-w-gabe-stasia/51049Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
89 pm Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-3/50999Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
Nov 21, 2016 to Jan 27 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
Jan 27 1010:20 am Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-467/51138Christ Chapel
11:40 am to 12:20 pm WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-6/50937Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
noon to 12:30 pm WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-6/50941Lund 3rd Floor
4 pm St. Olaf Triangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-triangular/51202Northfield, Minn.
4 pm St. Olaf Triangularhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-triangular-2/51203Northfield, Minn.
6 pm Men's Swimming and Diving at Saint John'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-at-saint-john-s/49160Collegeville, Minn.
6 pm Women's Swimming and Diving at Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-at-saint-benedict/49161Collegeville, Minn.
7 pm Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-concordia/49066Moorhead, Minn.
7 pm Women's Hockey hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-concordia/49093St. Peter, Minn.
Jan 28 Men's Tennis hosts Wilkinson Belt Alumni Matchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-wilkinson-belt-alumni-match/51143St. Peter, Minn.
Saint Benedict Diving Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-benedict-diving-invite/50713Collegeville, Minn.
Saint John's Diving Invitehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/saint-john-s-diving-invite/50712Collegeville, Minn.
Jan 28 to Feb 5 Touring Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/touring-week-3/38008Gustavus Campus
Jan 28 1 pm Women's Basketball hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s/49119St. Peter, Minn.
2 pm Men's Hockey at Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-at-concordia-2/49067Moorhead, Minn.
2 pm Women's Hockey hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-concordia-2/49094St. Peter, Minn.
3 pm Men's Basketball hosts Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-saint-mary-s/49182St. Peter, Minn.
46 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Chicagohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-chicago/51141Arbor Room at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Jan 30 910:30 am Here's Where We Start​: Cultural Definition Exercise – ​Relational Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/here-s-where-we-start-cultural-definition-exercise-relational-well-being/51399Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11 am to 12:30 pm Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Run. Hide. Fight. – Environmental Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/active-shooter-preparedness-training-run-hide-fight-environmental-well-being/51405Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan Rollout Gathering: Atlantahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-acts-strategic-plan-rollout-gathering-atlanta/51142Cambria Gallery at Buckhead Atlanta, 3096 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
noon to 2 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51407Alumni Hall
12:30 pm Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Run. Hide. Fight. – Environmental Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/active-shooter-preparedness-training-run-hide-fight-environmental-well-being/51406Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
34:30 pm Courageous Conversations – Emotional Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/courageous-conversations-emotional-well-being/51411Gustavus Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
35 pm Self-Defense: Protecting You and Your Family – Physical Well-Beinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/self-defense-protecting-you-and-your-family-physical-well-being/51408Alumni Hall
3:304:15 pm Open Session - Assistant Director of Campus Safety candiatehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/open-session-assistant-director-of-campus-safety-candiate/51363Konferensrum (JCC 203A)
7 pm Men's Basketball at Augsburghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-at-augsburg/49183Minneapolis, Minn.

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