Archive for 2013

Students share conflict resolution skills with community partner

Our partnership with LifeWorks culminated with a student-led training session for LifeWorks Director Connie Giles and her staff in Mankato, and Volunteer Coordinator Kath Pengelly. Management students offered a dialogue in which a supervisor does not clearly communicate work-related requirements to his subordinate, resulting in task and inter-personal conflict. Using concrete principles of communication that […]

Management majors put learning tools into action– Carolyn Draayer spotlight

I recently got wind of this story from the local CBS affiliate [thanks Barb Larson Taylor for sending it along], showcasing our own Carolyn Draayer’s on-ice and off-ice accomplishments. Just reading about how many editing hours she spends on her projects makes me tired. Along with the video clips embedded in the story, Carolyn also […]

Leaning In for discussion about and awareness of women’s leadership

  Thanks Mary Gaebler for her terrific pictures! Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In has sparked dialogue about women’s role in leadership and more generally in organizations in almost every quarter. Marcia Bunge and I co-hosted a book discussion group on Tuesday evening for Gustavus faculty and staff, tackling topics that both praised and critiqued this […]

India pictures from the social entrepreneurship students– finally

Because I keep badgering him for pictures, Steve Moertel was nice enough to send them! All the photos are from his month in Bijapur working at the NGO Sabala but he is promising others from Goa and Bangalore soon.   Steve also sent this update: We are finishing up our social entrepreneurship class very quickly. […]

Gustie networking at Edina Westin draws energetic 200

Another October evening, another high-energy alumni and student engagement event. This could be habit-forming! And it’s not just because I am a Myers-Briggs “E” that I love these events: it’s where our incredible alumni community makes good on their stated wishes to draw in and support our students. Last night about 200 students and alumni […]

Science & Nature Conference is a smash success

Wow! Yesterday I had the chance to be part of the annual Science and Nature Conference for Minnesota kids in 3rd through 6th grade, hosted here at Gustavus. Wow! Hundreds of kids (like, 500) from all over the state came to participate in sessions highlighting “super cool” (quote from a 6th grader) science demonstrations like […]

More news from our India social entrepreneurship program

Steve Moertel sent another note about his experiences, after assuring me he was far from the cyclone and everyone was safe! I need a lesson on India geography, for sure! Here is what he said– My experience is still going very well! We just returned from our first internship with the NGO, Sabala. While we […]

John (’91) and Leigh (’92) Davis share insights with Management students

What a great Monday! John and Leigh Davis visited Gustavus on a beautiful fall day. I was so thankful to be part of John’s Gustavus journey: even as a career-long executive with Keller Williams realty, John came to pick up his diploma after we completed an independent study project together this summer! John’s network analysis […]

News from our India social entrepreneurship pilot

I just got a newsy email from Steve Moertel, an E/M major who is working his internships and NGO responsibilities near Bangalore as part of the social entrepreneurship program. It’s simply an amazing opportunity and he is taking full advantage of this experience. Here’s what he said: For me, the adjustments have been tough, but […] 2013 ranks Gustavus 16th in the country

Wow, I sure missed this story! The Huffington Post shared the 2013 Best Professors ranking and Gustavus is 16th. I knew I was surrounded by greatness here. How cool to be a part of this faculty now! And, although RMP has its issues, the increasing body of research shows it is not so easy […]