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 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.
||Nobel Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/nobel-conference-9/37955Lund Arena and Lund Center|
|Tomorrow All day||Habitat for Humanity Fall Break Trip-Applications Due Oct 9thhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/habitat-for-humanity-fall-break-trip-applications-due-oct-9th/46688Community Based Service & Learning Center|
|1–3 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46517Olin 124 Lab|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kickboxing-hwc-w-rachel/46295Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|5 pm||Women's Soccer at Bethany Lutheran Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-bethany-lutheran-college/45221Mankato, Minn.|
|5:20–6:20 pm||Music Colloquium Series: Composer Karim Elmahmoudihttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/music-colloquium-series-composer-karim-elmahmoudi/46656FAM 106 Band Room|
|7–9 pm||Pre-Law Advising Meetinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pre-law-advising-meeting/46547Beck Hall 313|
|7–9 pm||Volleyball at Waldorf College (JV at 5:00 p.m.)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-waldorf-college-jv-at-5-00-p-m/44903Forest City, Iowa|
|Oct 8 6–6:40 am||Strictly Strengthhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/strictly-strength/46432Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|11:30 am to 1:20 pm||Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-117/46166Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-29/46444Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46377Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46242Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/power-bootcamp-w-kaitlin-hwc-2/46314Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-christina/46233Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–10 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house-3/46608Swedish House|
|Oct 9 All day||International January Career Exploration and Spring Semester Internship Registration Deadlinehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/international-january-career-exploration-and-spring-semester-internship-registration-deadline/46156Career Development (lower level Campus Center)|
|8 am to 6 pm||Family Weekend Class Visitshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-class-visits-4/46559Academic Buildings|
|10–11 am||Tech Bytes: Using Student Responsehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tech-bytes-using-student-response/45933Olin Hall 124B|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Pilateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pilates/46456Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46412Lund Hockey Arena|
|1:30–2:30 pm||Support "Me" with "WE" Speaker Series - Session Twohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/support-me-with-we-speaker-series-session-two/46589Beck Hall, #211|
|2:30–4:30 pm||Music Colloquium Series: David Folland, American Luthierhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/music-colloquium-series-david-folland-american-luthier/46657Melva Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum|
|7–9 pm||Volleyball at Carleton Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-at-carleton-college-4/44904Northfield, Minn.|
|7–9 pm||Weekend Movie: Inside Outhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-inside-out/46560Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|8–9 pm||LineUs Improv Comedyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/lineus-improv-comedy-6/46555Alumni Hall|
|10–11:59 pm||Weekend Movie: Inside Outhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-inside-out/46567Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
||Family Weekendhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-8/37637Gustavus Adolphus College Campus|
|Oct 10 8–9:30 am||Family Weekend Pancake Breakfasthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-pancake-breakfast-2/46561First Year Residence Halls (Norelius & Pittman/Sohre)|
|9:30–10:15 am||Family Weekend Workshopshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-workshops-2/46562Campus Center Banquet Rooms|
|10 am||Men's Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-swimming-and-diving-hosts-alumni-meet/45905St. Peter, Minn.|
|10 am||Women's Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-swimming-and-diving-hosts-alumni-meet/45917St. Peter, Minn.|
|10:30–11:15 am||Family Weekend Workshopshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-workshops-2/46563Campus Center Banquet Rooms|
|11 am to 4:30 pm||Fall Fest at the Arbhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fall-fest-at-the-arb/46498Linnaeus Arboretum|
|11:30 am to 1 pm||Family Weekend Carnival Lunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-carnival-lunch-2/46504Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|1 pm||Football hosts St. Olaf College (Family Weekend)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/football-hosts-st-olaf-college-family-weekend/44583St. Peter, Minn.|
|1–4 pm||Men's Soccer hosts Augsburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-hosts-augsburg-college-2/45156St. Peter, Minn.|
|2–4 pm||Volleyball hosts UW-Superior (JV at 12:00 p.m.)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-hosts-uw-superior-jv-at-12-00-p-m/44905St. Peter, Minn.|
|3–4 pm||Family Weekend Triviahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/family-weekend-trivia-2/46503Courtyard Cafe|
|3–5 pm||Weekend Movie: Inside Outhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-inside-out/46568Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|3:30 pm||Women's Soccer hosts Augsburg Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-augsburg-college-3/45222St. Peter, Minn.|
|7–9 pm||Volleyball hosts Iowa Lake Community College (JV only)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-hosts-iowa-lake-community-college-jv-only/45007St. Peter, Minn.|
|7–9 pm||Weekend Movie: Inside Outhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-inside-out/46569Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|8–9 pm||Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Teamhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/chicago-boyz-acrobatic-team/46502Bjorling Recital Hall|
|10–11:59 pm||Weekend Movie: Inside Outhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-inside-out/46570Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
||Library Book Salehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/library-book-sale-11/46651Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library|
|Oct 11 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-37/46061Christ Chapel|
|11 am to 12:30 pm||The 2015 Family Weekend Jazz Brunchhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-2015-family-weekend-jazz-brunch/46079Evelyn Young Dining Room|
|2–4 pm||The Family Weekend Music Showcase Concerthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-family-weekend-music-showcase-concert/46080Christ Chapel|
|3:30–5:30 pm||Weekend Movie: Inside Outhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-inside-out/46571Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|5–6 pm||Tabata (HWC) w/Emily and Alexhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-w-emily-and-alex/46196Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|Oct 12 7:30–10 am||Monday Morning Perk Up with the PAshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/monday-morning-perk-up-with-the-pas/46545Peer Education Office|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yoga with Kellyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-with-kelly-2/46337Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Pyramid Circuithttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pyramid-circuit/46350Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|4:45–5:45 pm||HIIT (HWC) w/ Morgan and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hiit-hwc-w-morgan-and-christina/46272Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|6–7 pm||Straight Up Strength (HWC) w/Matahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/straight-up-strength-hwc-w-mata/46209Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Meganhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-megan-3/46183Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–9 pm||Exploring Religious Questions Serieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-5/45746Olin Hall 103 (Oct. 19 in Rm 214 in Fine Arts Building)|
||Bastyr University Health Professions Graduate Programshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bastyr-university-health-professions-graduate-programs/46507Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level Tables and 49er room|
|Oct 13 6–6:40 am||Fitness Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fitness-yoga-4/46362Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8 am to 4 pm||Flu Shot Clinic!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/flu-shot-clinic-14/46634Heritage Banquet Room|
|10 am to noon||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46518Olin 124 Lab|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46378Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46246Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|5:30–11:59 pm||Trip to see The Little Mermaidhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trip-to-see-the-little-mermaid/46619The Orpheum Theatre|
|8–11 pm||Democratic Debate Viewing Partyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/democratic-debate-viewing-party/46685Confer 124|
|Oct 14 7:30–9 am||Gustie Breakfast - Scott Burhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-breakfast-scott-bur-2/46648Campus Center Banquet Rooms|
|11:30 am to 1:20 pm||Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-116/45744Banquet Room C - St. Peter Banquet Room|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Cardio Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/cardio-dance-5/46398Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46413Lund Hockey Arena|
|4 pm||Women's Soccer at College of Saint Benedicthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-at-college-of-saint-benedict-4/45223St. Joseph, Minn.|
|4–7 pm||Men's Soccer at Saint John's Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-saint-john-s-university-3/45157Collegeville, Minn.|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Ideas That Create Entrepreneurshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/ideas-that-create-entrepreneurs/46621Beck 101|
|4:30–5:30 pm||Kickboxing (HWC) w/ Rachelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kickboxing-hwc-w-rachel/46296Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–9 pm||"Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Migration" Lecture from activist Alfredo Lopezhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/afro-indigenous-hondurans-in-resistance-u-s-drug-war-violent-displacement-and-migration-lecture-from-activist-alfredo-lopez/46667Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|7–9 pm||Volleyball hosts Macalester Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/volleyball-hosts-macalester-college-2/44906St. Peter, Minn.|
|8–9 pm||Coffeehouse Sushi and Origami Nighthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/coffeehouse-sushi-and-origami-night/46641Courtyard Café|
|Oct 15 6–6:40 am||Strictly Strengthhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/strictly-strength/46433Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/yoga-29/46445Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:30–1:20 pm||New Faculty Orientation Session (non tenure-track only)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-non-tenure-track-only-3/45724Phi Beta Kappa Room|
|12:35–1:15 pm||Step with Stephhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/step-with-steph/46379Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|4–5 pm||Tabata (HWC) with Lydia and Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/tabata-hwc-with-lydia-and-christina/46244Lund 217 (Gymnastics Room)|
|5:30–6:30 pm||Power Bootcamp w/ Kaitlin (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/power-bootcamp-w-kaitlin-hwc-2/46315Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|7–8 pm||Gustie Tankhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustie-tank-3/46620Courtyard Café|
|7–8 pm||Zumba (HWC) w/Christinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-christina/46234Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|8:30–10 pm||FIKA! at the Swedish Househttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/fika-at-the-swedish-house-3/46609Swedish House|
|Oct 16 11:35 am to 12:15 pm||Pilateshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pilates/46457Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)|
|12:15–12:45 pm||TRX with Troyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/trx-with-troy/46414Lund Hockey Arena|
|1:30–2:30 pm||Support "ME" with "WE" Speaker Series - Session Threehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/support-me-with-we-speaker-series-session-three/46590Beck Hall, #211|
|2–4 pm||Moodle Drop-in Hourshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/moodle-drop-in-hours/46519Olin 124 Lab|
|2:30–3:30 pm||Music Colloquium Series: Organist Kalevi Kiviniemi "The Art of Improvisation"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/music-colloquium-series-organist-kalevi-kiviniemi-the-art-of-improvisation/46658Christ Chapel|
|7–9 pm||Concert: Luke Spehar - All Is Gift Tourhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/concert-luke-spehar-all-is-gift-tour/46624The Dive|
|7–9 pm||Drag Showhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/drag-show-6/46174Alumni Hall|
|7:30–9:30 pm||Kalevi Kiviniemi, organ & Jukka Pietila, cantor in Concert, A Gustavus Artist Series Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kalevi-kiviniemi-organ-jukka-pietila-cantor-in-concert-a-gustavus-artist-series-event/46081Christ Chapel|
|8–10 pm||Weekend Movie: Vacation (2015)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-vacation-2015/46637Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
||Michal Sagar Exhibition in Schaefer Gallery: The Beginning of the Third Dreamhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/michal-sagar-exhibition-in-schaefer-gallery-the-beginning-of-the-third-dream/46628Schaefer Schaefer: Art & Art History|
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