The Yellow Sheet 2000

September 14, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 1

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Volume 33, Number 2

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News & Announcements

Construction Update... Track line painting will be done the week of Sept. 18. The track will be ready for use after that. Soccer games will be played on the practice fields this season to allow time for the sod to become established. Johns Courtyard construction is done; sodding and tree planting will be completed soon. Outdoor cafe furniture should be delivered yet this fall. The section of gravel road between the baseball field and the physical plant (north of the President's House) will be paved by next week.

Homecoming and Dedications Set... Sept. 30 will be a busy day on campus with homecoming, alumni reunions, three campus dedications, and many other activities. All are invited to the dedications: 10:30 a.m. at the Hillstrom Museum of Art in the Campus Center, 11:15 a.m. at the Curtis and Arleen Carlson International Center, and 2:30 p.m. at the outdoor track and soccer field.


Fine Arts Season Begins with a Faculty Recital... Music department faculty Scott Moore, trombone, and Steve Wright, trumpet, will kick off the school's fine arts performance season at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 with a chamber recital in Bjorling Recital Hall. Moore and Wright will combine efforts with colleagues David Cherwien, piano and organ, Rebekah Richards, piano, and David Schultz, horn. Works will include compositions by Poulenc, Fetter, Boismotier, and a new work written and performed by Steve Wright. This recital is free and open to public.

APO Sponsors Kid Fest... All campus community members are invited to bring their children, grades K-6, to Kid Fest from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at Minnesota Square Park. The event is part of Gustavus' Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, sponsored regional conference focusing on service. It will include craft booths, team races, bingo, and more. Volunteers will supervise and play with the kids. A parent or legal guardian must check in and pick up children at the registration table along College Avenue. Upon check-in please indicate any special needs. A cell phone number will be provided at the check-in for emergency contact. If rain, the Kid Fest will be held in Lund Arena. Call Emily Allen with questions at 934-7367.

Photography Exhibit... All are invited to a photography exhibit featuring the work of Deane Curtin, philosophy, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 in the Interpretive Center. The exhibit includes photographs taken in the arboretum. Curtin will speak at 2 p.m. Registration is not required. This event is free and is sponsored by Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum.


AAUW at MSU... The American Association of University Women extends an invitation to attend an opening meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. MSU staff will give a presentation on university archives; lunch will follow ($5.75). To RSVP or ask questions, contact Jan Quello at 931-5950.

Arts and Crafts Sale... A unique sale of hand-made arts and crafts will be held from noon-8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at 1012 Sioux Lane, St. Peter. It will feature items by artist Dee Engebretson and woodcrafter Gretchen Koehler.


Ellis Bell, biochemistry, recently gave an invited talk, titled "Vertical and Horizontal Integration of Material in a Biochemistry Program," at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting in Boston, where Bell and Gustavus students Vanja Duric and Jaclyn Bailey made a scientific presentation, "The Effects of pH on the Regulatory Properties of Bovine Glutamate Dehydrogenase," and he and student Laura Owen made a scientific presentation "Mineralization of Collagen Fibers by Bioactive Glass Stimulated Chondrocytes." At the 18th International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (held this summer), Bell gave a plenary talk, "From Recipe to Research: New Ways to Teach and Learn Biochemistry and Molecular Biology." At the meeting, he and Jessica Bell ('94) made a scientific presentation, "The Folding of the First Domain of Cystatin," in a protein folding symposium.

Bob Douglas, geography, was the first invited speaker for the Fall 2000 Geography Colloquia Sept. 8 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His presentation was on the "Irish Colonies of Minnesota." He also attended an NEH Institute in June at San Marcos State University in Texas on "Traversing Borders: A Southwest Studies Institute."

Mark Granquist, religion, published an article in the Summer 2000 issue of the Lutheran Quarterly, titled "The Augustana Synod and the Episcopal Church." This article traced the history of contacts between the 2 denominations.

Craig Johnson, church relations, will meet with the Lakeland Conference of the Southwest Minnesota Synod of the ELCA to present findings from LECNA regarding the value of Lutheran higher education.

Greg Kaster, history, reviewed "The Patriot" (one thumb up) for the History News Service. The review was distributed via the Knight-Ridder op-ed wire service, published on several H-Net lists as well as in the online journal of opinion, and aired on the National Public Radio program "Talking History." He also published a book review of A Shared Experience: Men, Women, and the History of Gender in the journal masculinities.

Mark Kruger, psychology, and Mark Lammers, music, made 2 presentations at the 6th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, held Aug. 5-10 at Keele University in England. One session was titled "Measuring Slide Movement With Young Trombone Players" and the other "Student Practice Habits in the United States and Japan." Abstracts and complete papers were published on CD-ROM by the conference.

Don Scheese, English and environmental studies, attended an NEH Institute, "Traversing Borders: A Southwest Studies Institute," in June at San Marcos State University in Texas. In July, he served as the outside reviewer of the environmental studies program at St. John's University/College of St. Benedict. He also completed a review of Verne Huser's "Rivers of Texas," which will appear in an upcoming issue of Texas Books in Review.

Alum Gives Concert... Gustavus graduate Timothy Buendorf ('88) presented an all-Bach organ concert Sept. 9 at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, Mankato. The program included selections from Clavierubung III, the Sonata in E minor, the Passacaglia in C minor, and other works. It was part of the Minnesota Bach Fest.


  • Services for William Bach, 50, brother of Philly Kauffmann, alumni affairs, who died Sept. 4. A funeral service was held Sept. 7 at St. John's Catholic Church, Mankato. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, his parents, 4 brothers, and 8 sisters. He was a longtime employee at Brown Printing in Waseca.
To inform the campus community of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the president's office (x7538).


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Dennis Nygard, Custodial
    Kelly Eich, Dining Service
    Joyce Welling-Prahm, Institutional Advancement


Hosting... The Office of Church Relations will host parish nursing training Sept. 15-16.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12) news, based in Mankato, recently aired many Gustavus stories. Gustavus' state fair booth was included in a Sept. 3 Minnesota State Fair story. On Sept. 6, two Gustavus stories were broadcast: One was a back-to-school story talking of the College's full enrollment, while the other was on the new coffee shop (Courtyard Cafe) and its use of socially and environmentally conscious coffee. On Sept. 7, Jim Gilbert (arboretum) explained why bees and wasps are so prevalent this year.
  • Ellis Bell, biochemistry, had an article, headed "Ability to Recite Fails to Excite," published in the July 14 issue of the Times Higher Education Supplement. It was in a special feature on the "Beyond the Genome" conference.
  • Chris Gilbert, political science, was quoted in a presidential campaign story, titled "Lake WobeGore?," in the U.S. edition of The Economist Newspaper on Aug. 5, 2000.
  • "Capricorn supports science curriculum," an article explaining the Gustavus geography department's use of a Capricorn 2000 weather station to support its meteorology and climatology courses and to provide background data for research projects in physical geography, plant biology, and ecology, was published in Recap, a publication "for people who monitor the weather."
Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source, should contact News Director Stacia Senne (x7510 or


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Wanted: A garage or a space in a garage for 1 small car for the coming winter. Looking for something close to campus. Call Mary at x7470 or e-mail


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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