Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Fall Writing Retreats

Locate your sources, charge your batteries, and sharpen your pencils! The Kendall Center, in collaboration with the Provost's Office, is once again hosting monthly Writing Retreats. Faculty can sign up for a full day — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - devoted to writing. Retreats will be held in the Board Room on: October 27, November 23, and January 25. Reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu) for one or all of the writing retreats. Space is limited to 15 participants.
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Faculty Shop Talk 10/4

Maria Torres (Associate Professor in Communication Studies and LALACS) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 4. Her talk entitled, "Developing a pilot entertainment education program to address healthy eating and exercise among Somali, Latino and Hmong families in St Paul" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at, http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, October 10 for Teachers Talking. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the Heritage Room.

1st Fall Faculty Engagement Roundtable

Join us on Friday, October 11 from 4:30 to 6 pm in the St. Peter Room for the 1st Fall Faculty Engagement Roundtable. Title: The Intersection of Community-Based Learning with the Global Commons at Gustavus.
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Teachers Talking Technology

Join us on Tuesday, October 15 for Teachers Talking Technology. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the Heritage Room.
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Teachers Talking Writing

Join us on Wednesday, October 16 for Teachers Talking Writing. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session 10/17

Join us on October 17 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Grading rubrics and policies: a session on grading student assignments. A variety of assignment types are discussed. Presenter: Kate Knutson. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk 10/25

Anna Hulseberg (Assistant Professor in Library) and Michelle Twait (Associate Professor in Library) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 25. There talk entitled, "Research Behaviors of Sophomore Students" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at, http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

Faculty Fall Writing Retreat at ASI

The Kendall Center, in collaboration with the Provost's Office, is hosting a Writing Retreat at ASI on Saturday October 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day is completely devoted to writing and we'll provide breakfast and lunch. Space is limited to 8 participants, so please reserve a space soon with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu).

New Faculty Orientation Session 10/31

Join us on October 31 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Keeping students engaged, a session on overcoming the mid-semester doldrums experienced in many classrooms. Presenter: Alisa Rosenthal. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

We're Leaning In! Come join us.

Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, has inspired serious commentary and controversy about women and leadership and brought the subject of why women still do not occupy their share of top leadership positions in any realm back to the forefront. Kathy Lund Dean and Marcia Bunge invite you to read the book and join other Gustavus colleagues for a facilitated discussion on Tuesday, November 12 from 3-5 pm in the Phi Beta Kappa Room.
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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.