Archive for Lisa Heldke

 

Happy World Philosophy Day!

My, my how the year has flown! It’s already World Philosophy Day again! This UNESCO-sponsored day seeks to…well, we can’t say it better than the director of UNESCO: “Faced with the complexity of today’s world, philosophical reflection is above all a call to humility, to take a step back and engage in reasoned dialogue, to […]

November 2014 Kitchen Cabinet Minutes

Gustavus Kitchen Cabinet November 10, 2014   Lisa Heldke, Jim Dontje,  Sam Panzer,  Mark Hanson, Margo Druschell, George Elliott, Chuck Niederriter, Sammi Minick, Meghan Krause   Student Senate Meeting – Sam reported on the items that affect Dining Service. This marks the first year that there was not a pay rate change for students who […]

 

Philosophy alumni in military service

The philosophy department welcomed back three of its alumni currently serving in the military, for a dinner discussion with current majors about the role of philosophy in their lives in the service. Nancy (Carlson) McCoy is currently a judge advocate for the army, stationed at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Lance Switzer is an XO (Executive […]

 

After the Dakota War: Talk available on YouTube

   If you were unable to see the talk by Scott Pratt, “After the Dakota War,” it is now available on YouTube.

Lists we like

Sometimes being the bottom of the pack is juuuuust where you wanna be. 2014-15 Meal Plan Costs at Comparison Colleges:  Hobart William Smith                        $5585.00 Stonehill                                 $5527.00 DePauw                                   $5300 Wooster                                  $5300.00 Susquehanna                           $5150.00 Allegheny College:                $4890.00 Muhlenberg                            $4760.00 Augustana – Ill.                      $4659.00 Gettysburg                              $4400.00 Luther College                        $3950.00 Illinois Wesleyan                    $3520.00 Gustavus                 $3290.00    2014-15 Meal Plan Costs […]

 

Insert shivered timbers here

Hapless philosophy professor Josh Brown was just quietly teaching his FTS on the good life when, without warning, the entire membership of Joel Carlin’s FTS on piracy burst into his room, dragged him (okay, not really) from the room and forced him to walk the plank (okay, a 2×10 stuck out over the Gustavus sign). […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes October 13, 2014

Gustavus Kitchen Cabinet October 13, 2014   Lisa Heldke, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjgellren, Paul Matzke, Judy Douglas, Meghan Krause,  Saskia Raether, Katie Feterl (Greens) Mark Hanson, Margo Druschell, George Elliott, Chuck Niederriter   Greens Projects Toxic Tater March is a National event and the Greens are supporting this on campus. Katie explained the ideas behind […]

The Sociopolitics of Keeping Kosher, Observing Halal

Two recent news items address the fact that our food choices carry tremendous social, cultural, religious and political weight–in case you hadn’t noticed. On NPR this week, a feature story chronicled the rise of Kosher keeping among millenials, including the emergence of boutique gefilte fish makers and Kosher banh mi sandwiches. A bleak story showed […]

 

Philosophy and Dining Service present at national food studies conference

Rising senior philosophy majors Jens Thomsen and Sami Manick, philosopher Lisa Heldke and dining service director Steve Kjellgren presented a panel at the annual joint conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHV), held in Burlington, Vermont in June. Their panel, “Making […]

 

A few of our graduates…and most of our faculty

  Three of our twelve (TWELVE!!!) graduates gathered with their profs before graduation, 2014. Pictured in the front row are Sam Hoppe, Elizabeth Spaulding  and Dan Gronau. Alas, not pictured are Jill Smith, Megan Maricle-Roberts, Kyle Hilding, Stetson McAdams, Darailia Evans, Eric Gazette, Adam Larson, Sam Olson-Anstett and Weston Kloster. As for the Motley Crue […]