‘Faculty Activities’ Category


Faculty Activities


Liz Drake and Mary Joos (Health and Exercise Science)

Liz Drake and Mary Joos will speak to the April 2017 annual meeting of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association on completing literature reviews for clinicians. They will present on “Answering Clinical Questions: Literature Searches in the Field.”

Barbara Fister (Library)

Barbara Fister was invited to give the annual Marjorie Whetstone Ashton lecture at the University of New Mexico, where she also conducted a workshop for faculty. The text of her talk, “Practicing Freedom for the Post-Truth Era” is available in GustieScholar.

Julie Gilbert (Library)

Julie Gilbert wrote a series of four children’s books, which were released this spring. The Dark Waters series, published by Stone Arch Books, tells the story of India Finch and her mermaid friends. Known as hi-lo books (high interest for low level readers), the series is written for teens who read at a second grade […]

Betsy Byers (Art and Art History)

Betsy Byers exhibited her paintings at SCOPE International art fair in New York City this March. Her solo exhibition, “Sensitive Indicators,” is currently on view at Kolman & Pryor Gallery with an opening reception this Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. The show is on view through April 15, 2017.

Anna Hulseberg (Library) and Anna Versluis (Geography)

Anna Hulseberg and Anna Versluis published an article titled “Integrating Information Literacy into an Undergraduate Geography Research Methods Course” in College & Undergraduate Libraries (vol. 24 2017, issue 1).

Kate Knutson (Political Science) and Sarah Ruble (Religion)

Kate Knutson and Sarah Ruble led a session at the 36th Annual Conference of the First Year Experience. The session was entitled “Using Peer Mentors for Advising in the First-Term Seminar” and focused on recent efforts at Gustavus to improve advising outcomes by incorporating peer mentors into FTS classes and developing an advising curriculum.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy)

Lisa Heldke served as the Attaway Scholar at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. In that role, she gave a presentation entitled “Who’s In Your Refrigerator? The Role of Local Foods in the Quest for a Sustainable Food System” and participated in philosophy classes.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari recently contributed a post to the History Unfolded blog about an assignment that asked students in her U.S. and WWII class last spring to locate articles chronicling the Holocaust in local newspapers. History Unfolded is an initiative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to collect information about what Americans knew about the […]

Michael Hvidsten (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics)

Michael Hvidsten is the author of Exploring Geometry, the second edition of which was recently published by CRC Press. This textbook covers Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari recently collaborated with immigration scholars across the country to place the executive order on the immigration ban in its historical context for Public Radio International.