Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

A message from the director

I was among the group convened to draft the first grant proposal to the Bush Foundation to start what has become the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning back in 1999. It has been enormously rewarding to remain involved in its programs in a variety of ways over the years, and I appreciate having had the chance to serve as a bridge to new leadership.

Thank You!!

Thank you to everyone - faculty, staff, and administrators - who helped out throughout the 2009-10 year at the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. please click "more"

Teachers Talking

Join Will Freiert, on May 6th for a discussion on Meditation in the classroom. Program runs from 11:30 to 12:20 and again at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Free lunch. Good conversation.

Teachers Talking Writing

Join David Menk, Director of Institutional Research, on May 11th at Teachers Talking Writing for a presentation/discussion of the results of the Teagle Study. Program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Free lunch. Good conversation.

Nobel Colloquium

On Friday, May 14, at 2:30 pm, Professor David Tilman will help us prepare for Nobel Conference 46, Making Food Good, with his lecture "Can We Feed the World and Save the Earth?" His most recent research on food, energy and the environment takes a 50 year quantitative global look into the future of food and energy, and proposes solutions to the problems that accelerating global food and energy demand would create.

Final Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on May 14 at the Interpretive Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the John.S Kendall Center for Engaged Learning.

SoTL Lunch

The next SoTL lunch will be held on Friday, May 14 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Karla Marz will be the speaker. Sign in at the buffet and join us in the St. Peter Room for a lively and informative conversation.

Submit your Faculty Travel Receipts and Requests

Please assist us in reconciling the faculty professional travel funds by submitting your receipts for completed travel at your earliest convenience. The end of the fiscal year is May 31st. Forms and guidelines for travel funds are available online on the Kendall Center website. As we begin to approach the end of the fiscal year, we need to reconcile all faculty travel accounts, your assistance is appreciated. Thank you

Call for Undergraduate Research Highlights

Submissions for the "Undergraduate Research Highlights" feature of the Summer 2010 issue of the CUR Quarterly are being accepted until April 20, 2010. Highlights consist of *brief* descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors. click "more"

Call for Proposals

The College of William and Mary, the Council on Undergraduate Research, and the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences invite faculty, staff, IT specialists, librarians, and research officers with innovative undergraduate research projects to apply to present their experiences at Creating a Culture of Research on Campus: A Seminar for Deans, Faculty, IT Specialists, Librarians, and Research Officers to be held October 15-16, 2010 at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

About the newsletter

This is an e-mail newsletter from the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. If you prefer not to receive future issues of this newsletter, please send an e-mail to cblaukat@gustavus.edu with your e-mail address and name.