Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Sabbatical Leave applications due Friday, March 11

Sabbatical Leave applications are due Friday, March 11th. Nine copies of the completed application, including checklist, are to be submitted to the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning (SSC 119). Please visit the Kendall Center website, under Grants, for further information and application checklist/budget.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, March 3 for a presentation by Dr. Darin J. Ulness and Patti Heisler (Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department and Neuroscience Program, Instructional Designer / Academic Technologist, respectively; Concordia College, Moorhead) followed by discussion. Program runs at 11:30 and at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in St Peter Room.
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New Faculty Orientation Session 3/10

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, March 10 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Topic: Curriculum overview (Steve Mellema) and Academic Advising (Julie Johnson and invited guests) . As always, free lunch at the Three Crowns buffet.

Presentation, "Engaging College Men in Experiential Learning"

Gustavus has been part of a unique national program addressing the documented imbalance of college men in study abroad, internships, service-learning, community service and other experiential learning opportunities. The results have just been published in a new book, "Engaging College Men: Discovering What Works and Why." Please join special guests, Dr. Miles Groth and Dr. Gar Kellom, for a presentation titled "Engaging College Men in Experiential Learning" followed by a conversation.
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SoTL Lunch

Join us for a SoTL lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Alisa Rosenthal will be the speaker. All are welcome, even if you are not planning a SoTL project in the near future. Free lunch at the Three Crowns buffet then meet in St Peter Room.

Teachers Talking Technology

Join us for a Teachers Talking Technology session on Tuesday, March 22. Program runs at 11:30 and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session 3/24

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, March 24 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Sujay Rao, Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, will talk with you about how faculty governance works at Gustavus. He will also go over the committees at Gustavus, how the election or appointment process works, and suggests ways for you to be involved. As always, free lunch at the Three Crowns buffet.

Chili Cook-off

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Chili Cook-off: Brandy Russell (Chemistry) made an Ethiopian-inspired chili and Brian O'Brien (Chemistry) made Garlic Chili. Thank you to the many participants who contributed chili dishes and joined us for a warm and enjoyable evening.

technology training sessions

Gustavus Technology Services is pleased to announce the return of free, hands-on, technology training sessions for faculty and staff. These training sessions will be in small groups held in the Olin Technology Classroom (Room 124B) beginning at 9:00 am and lasting about an hour. They are aimed at all different skill levels so all are welcome. Our goal is to make you feel more comfortable using technology, software and other online resources. click "more" for dates/topics.
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Celebration of Creative Inquiry

The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus Adolphus College. The Celebration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center on Friday, May 6 the day before Honors Day, and will feature student poster presentations (or other similar presentations as appropriate). "Creative inquiry" is an intentionally broad term that encompasses research and scholarship including, in the arts, exhibits or performances.

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.