May 23, 2014 | Volume 46, Number 32
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1 pm||Women's Soccer hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-concordia/48514St. Peter, Minn.|
|2:30–4:30 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49500Olin 124 Lab|
|3:30 pm||Men's Soccer hosts Concordiahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-concordia/48496St. Peter, Minn.|
|5–6 pm||Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-3/49741Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-cardio-w-megan-hwc/49697Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Tomorrow 6:40–7:20 am||WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe/49551Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-416/50482Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49579Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-3/49599Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3:30–5 pm||Nobel Conference 2017 "Reproductive Technologies" Planning Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nobel-conference-2017-reproductive-technologies-planning-group/4992349er Room|
|5–6 pm||Stress Bustershttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/stress-busters-4/50174Konferensrum, Campus Center|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Cardio Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-kickboxing/49726Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7 pm||Volleyball at Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-hamline-4/48603St. Paul, Minn.|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49655Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Oct 27 6–6:40 am||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-3/49614Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–6:40 am||WE- Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-with-brenda/49461Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-418/50484Christ Chapel|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-105/49880St. Peter Banquet Room|
|12:30–3 pm||University of Minnesota Pharmacyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/university-of-minnesota-pharmacy/50300Upper Level campus center|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-3/49627Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–6 pm||Taekwondo Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/taekwondo-practice/50471Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Exploring Sign Languages Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-sign-languages-meeting/50351Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49656Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–9 pm||Arb Scarehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/arb-scare/50427Linnaeus Arboretum- Borgeson Cabin|
|7:30–9 pm||Arbscarehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/arbscare/50460Linnaeus Arboretum|
|8:30–10 pm||Fikahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-26/50216Swedish House|
|9–10 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-2/49785Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Oct 28 10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-417/50483Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49580Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49815Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|1:30–2:30 pm||Support "ME" with WE: Spirituality and Wellbeing (First Session)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/support-me-with-we-spirituality-and-wellbeing-first-session/50387President's Dining Room, Jackson Campus Center|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Queer and Questioninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/queer-and-questioning/5010849er Room, lower level of the Campus Center, next to CAO desk|
|2:30–4:30 pm||Faculty Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-meeting-26/48913Jackson Campus Center|
|2:45–4 pm||Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-4/49756Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4:30–6:30 pm||Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-60/49558Interpretive Center|
|5–6 pm||Chinese Chess Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/chinese-chess-workshop/50433Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|7 pm||Men's Hockey vs. Saint John's (MIAC Showcase)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-vs-saint-john-s-miac-showcase/49049Blaine, Minn.|
|7–7:30 pm||The First-ever Linnaeus Arboretum Halloween Mystery Hikehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-first-ever-linnaeus-arboretum-halloween-mystery-hike/50486Linnaeus Arboretum|
||Norelius Haunted Haunted Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/norelius-haunted-haunted-house/50328Norelius Hall|
|Oct 28 at 11 pm to Oct 29 at 12:40 am||The Rocky Horror Picture Showhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-2/50385Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Oct 29 11 am||Women's Cross Country at MIAC Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-cross-country-at-miac-championships-5/49026St. Paul, Minn.|
|11 am||Women's Soccer at Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-hamline/48515St. Paul, Minn.|
|noon||Men's Cross Country at MIAC Championshipshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-cross-country-at-miac-championships-5/49025St. Paul, Minn.|
|1 pm||Football at St. Olafhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-at-st-olaf-3/47567Northfield, Minn.|
|2 pm||Women's Hockey hosts Alumni Gamehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-hosts-alumni-game-2/49074St. Peter, Minn.|
|3 pm||Volleyball at Saint Mary'shttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-saint-mary-s/48604Winona, Minn.|
|3–5:30 pm||Gustie Gatherings: Seattle, WAhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-gatherings-seattle-wa/50394Hellbent Brewing Company; 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125|
|3:30 pm||Men's Soccer at Hamlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-hamline-2/48497St. Paul, Minn.|
|4–5 pm||Chinese Chess Workshophttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/chinese-chess-workshop/50434Culpeper Language Learning Center, Vickner 108|
|6:30 pm||Men's Hockey vs. St. Olaf (MIAC Showcase)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-vs-st-olaf-miac-showcase/49050Blaine, Minn.|
||Halloween SNLhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/halloween-snl-3/50439Lund Center Forum|
|Oct 30 10:30–11:30 am||Sunday Worshiping Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worshiping-community-20/48974Christ Chapel|
|1:30–3 pm||Cancelled: Faculty recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cancelled-faculty-recital/49231Bjorling Recital Hall|
|2–3 pm||SCWABBLE w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/scwabble-w-gabe-hwc/49800Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49657Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7:30–9 pm||Andy DeLuca Clarinet Recitalhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/andy-deluca-clarinet-recital/50467Bjorling Recital Hall|
|Oct 31 to Nov 3 All day||January Interim Experience Registrationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/january-interim-experience-registration/37968Gustavus Campus|
|Oct 31 6:30–7:30 am||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc/49771Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-415/50481Christ Chapel|
|noon to 12:30 pm||WE Fitness Class-TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-trx-with-troy-4/49313Lund-3rd Floor Forum|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Dance4Fun (Cardio Dance) with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-dance4fun-cardio-dance-with-gabe-3/49334Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Guest Lecture: Entrepreneurs and the New Moral Leadership by prof. Stephen Hicks - philosophy professor at Rockford Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/guest-lecture-entrepreneurs-and-the-new-moral-leadership-by-prof-stephen-hicks-philosophy-professor-at-rockford-university/50397Beck 101|
|5–6 pm||Tabata w/Lydia and Christina (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-w-lydia-and-christina-hwc-2/49712Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Dance 4 Fun w/Tasha (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-4-fun-w-tasha-hwc/49683Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Nov 1 All day||WE- Pilates with Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-pilates-with-rachel-2/49536Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–6:40 am||WE- Bootcamp with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-bootcamp-with-brenda-2/49523Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-385/49975Christ Chapel|
|5–6 pm||Liberate the Booty w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/liberate-the-booty-w-gabe-hwc-3/49742Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–8 pm||Gustie Gatherings: Dallas, TXhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-gatherings-dallas-tx/50395Home of Deborah Hanson McMurray '75 in Dallas, TX (address provided upon registration)|
|7–8 pm||Dance Cardio w/Megan (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-cardio-w-megan-hwc/49698Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Nov 2 6:40–7:20 am||WE Fitness Class-Pure Movement with Gabehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pure-movement-with-gabe/49552Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-385/49976Christ Chapel|
|11:40 am to 12:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-kelly-4/49581Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-step-with-steph-3/49600Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|3:30–5 pm||Nobel Conference 2017 "Reproductive Technologies" Planning Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nobel-conference-2017-reproductive-technologies-planning-group/4992449er Room|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Peace Studies Pre-Registration Information Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/peace-studies-pre-registration-information-session/50430Konferensrum (JCC 203A)|
|5–8 pm||Day of the Dead: Celebration of Lifehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/day-of-the-dead-celebration-of-life-2/50423Jackson Campus Center, Christ Chapel|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Cardio Kickboxinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-kickboxing/49727Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49658Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Nov 3 6–6:40 am||WE Fitness Class-Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-yoga-with-brenda-3/49615Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–6:40 am||WE- Yoga with Brendahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-yoga-with-brenda/49462Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|9 am to 3:30 pm||STEP UP Leadership Developmenthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-up-leadership-development/50372Alumni Hall|
|9:30–11:30 am||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/49501Olin 124 Lab|
|10–10:20 am||Daily Sabbathhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-385/49977Christ Chapel|
|11:30 am to 1:20 pm||Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-128/49882Heritage Banquet Room|
|11:30 am to 1:20 pm||Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-138/50461St. Peter Banquet Room|
|12:40–1:20 pm||WE Fitness Class-Pyramid with Lauriehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/we-fitness-class-pyramid-with-laurie-3/49628Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5–5:45 pm||Study Away Thursdays: Affording Study Awayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/study-away-thursdays-affording-study-away/50139Beck 111|
|5–6 pm||Taekwondo Practicehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/taekwondo-practice/50472Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Exploring Sign Languages Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-sign-languages-meeting/50352Humanities Resource Room (Confer 230)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba w/McKenzie (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-w-mckenzie-hwc-2/49659Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–10 pm||Fikahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-26/50217Swedish House|
|9–10 pm||Pure Movement w/Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pure-movement-w-gabe-hwc-2/49786Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Sep 12 to Nov 6 All day||Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibition Animal and Sporting Paintings in the Penkhus Collection: The Very English Ambience of It Allhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-exhibition-animal-and-sporting-paintings-in-the-penkhus-collection-the-very-english-ambience-of-it-all/49857Hillstrom Museum of Art|
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