- March 9: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - Pelo malo/Bad Hair
- March 10: Teachers Talking Writing
- March 11: Faculty Publication Tea
- March 12: Teachers Talking
- March 16: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - La sombra azul/The Blue Shadow with director Sergio Schmucler
- March 19: New Faculty Orientation Session
- March 20: Faculty Shop Talk
- March 21: Faculty Writing Retreat at ASI
- March 21: Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus
- March 23: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - Last Screening: Wilaya
- March 24: Teachers Talking
- April 9: Teachers Talking
- April 10: Faculty Shop Talk
- April 11: Faculty Writing Retreat at ASI
- April 12: Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus
- April 16: New Faculty Orientation Session
- April 22: New Faculty Mentor/Mentee Social (tenure-track only)
- April 24: Faculty Shop Talk
- Alisa Rosenthal — x7437
- Sean Cobb, Technology — x6085
- Paul Saulnier, New Faculty Programming — x6123
- Leila Brammer, Research, Scholarship, and Creativity — x6190
- Deb Pitton, Global and Cultural Engagement — x7456
- Thia Cooper, Interim Diversity and Inclusive Excellence — x6296
- Cathy Blaukat — x6227
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is located in Beck Hall, Room 103
As a way to promote and celebrate the professional scholarly, research, and creative accomplishments of the faculty, The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is publishing the third issue of Faculty Achievements. This edition will collect and celebrate the scholarship, research, and creative work presented, published, or awarded to faculty during January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. Only work that has appeared or been awarded during this time should be submitted.
The Kendall Center for Engaged Learning will offer one grant of $4,000 to support faculty participation in a summer Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminar.
The Kendall Center is sponsoring a Winter Weekend Writing Retreat for faculty Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 at the Mount Olivet Conference Center in Farmington, MN. This is an opportunity to focus on writing before the semester gets underway, open to all faculty. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
New Faculty Orientation Session (tenure-track only)
Join us on Thursday, February 13 for New Faculty Orientation Session (tenure-track only). The topic is: Applying for internal and external grants; a session on how to apply for the full range of internal and external grant opportunities. Led by representative of the Faculty Development Committee with Bob Weisenfeld and Lisa Wojcik from the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and FDC Tom Huber. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
New Faculty Orientation Session: Checking In
Join us on Thursday, February 20 for New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic is: checking In and will be led by Paul Saulnier. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
The Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Pie-Off.........and Beer Tasting Event!
All faculty, please plan to attend the most tasty event of the year. What to do? Please make a dessert pie or cook up a pot of your favorite chili, enough to share. No time to cook? Come anyway, there always is plenty for all.The Cook-off will be held Friday, February 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. As usual, Schell's Brewery has graciously agreed to provide the beer; non-alcoholic beverages also will be available.
Join us on Thursday, February 27 for Teachers Talking. Global warming will define our students' futures: it will change where people grow food, find fresh water, and will make millions homeless by the end of this century.
The Kendall Center is hosting monthly Writing Retreats this spring semester both at Gustavus and at ASI. Faculty can sign up for a full day — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - devoted to writing. We'll provide breakfast and lunch.
Faculty Shop Talk
Lynnea Myers (Assistant Professor, Nursing) and Heidi Meyer (Assistant Professor, Nursing) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, February 28. Their talk entitled, "Engaging Students in Research through an Innovative Summer Institute" 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 here.
Teachers Talking Writing
Join us for Teachers Talking Writing on Wednesday, February 26. The topic is "Writing to Learn across the disciplines:" Faculty who attended January's GACWAC workshop ("Reinvigorating Writing Across the Curriculum") will describe new approaches to using writing as a tool to generate student enthusiasm for learning. Faculty from all divisions, from the Arts to Social Sciences, will be represented. Come, be inspired, get fed (buffet). 11:30 and 12:30, in the St Peter Room.
Faculty Shop Talk
J. Blake Couey (Assistant Professor, Religion) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 7. His talk entitled, "Responses to Empire in Isaiah 1—39 " 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 here.
Do you enjoy Barbara Kingsolver's books? If so, you may be interested in joining a faculty reading group centered on her recent book Flight Behavior. This novel weaves family dynamics and human and ecological interactions against a backdrop of the magnificent monarch butterfly and the intricacies of climate change. We will meet twice (Wednesday, February 5th from 4-5pm and Thursday, February 20 from 3:45-5pm) to discuss this book.
Beginning Monday, January 6, Old Main 103 (Chaplain's Resource Room) will be available to faculty seeking a refuge from the day-to-day distractions and interruptions of their office and department in order to work on their scholarship, research, and creativity.
2 New Books Available in Kendall Center Library
Writing in Response by Matthew Parfitt and Reading Rhetorically by John C. Bean, Virginia A Chappell, and Alice M. Gillam.
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