The Yellow Sheet 2000
Volume 33, Number 2Thursday, Sept. 21,
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News & AnnouncementsTenure Candidate Letters... Faculty, staff, and students intending to write letters for this year's tenure candidates (Jennifer Ackil, Cindy Johnson-Groh, Terence Morrow, Deb Pitton, and David Wolfe) are reminded that these are due in the Dean's Office by Oct. 9.
Guitarist to Perform...James McGuire, a well-known classical and jazz guitarist of Mankato, will be featured in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Faculty members Michael Jorgensen, baritone, and Ann Pesavento, bassoon, will join McGuire. The recital opens with 2 works McGuire wrote, followed by Peter Hamlin's Tapestries for Bassoon and Guitar and John Rutter's Shadows, a song cycle for guitar and baritone. This recital is free and open to the public.
Author Jeanne Ray to Appear The public is invited to attend a reading by author Jeanne Ray at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Interpretive Center. Ray will read from her first and recent novel Julie and Romeo, a comic, modern-day romance reworking the story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- replacing Italian teenagers with 2 Americans in their 60s. The spring 2000 book is in its 4th printing and was recently number 2 on the Independent Booksellers hardcover fiction list. From 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 30, Ray will be available to sign her book in the lobby of the Book Mark. These events, which are free, are sponsored by Gustavus Library Associates, the Book Mark, and the English department. Ray, a nurse in Nashville, is mother of Heather Patchett (advancement) and author Ann Patchett.
Talk Shop...Clark Ohnesorge (psychology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "When Good People Pay Attention to Bad Things." Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under the Events/Faculty Shop Talks link (or http://gustavus.edu/news/campusevents/Events/shoptalks/).
Homecoming Events Galore... All are invited to attend several events Sept. 30 to celebrate Homecoming 2000.
"Life in the Arb Nature Hikes All are invited to attend Saturday afternoon nature hikes at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 14 in Linnaeus Arboretum. Jim Gilbert, campus naturalist and executive director of the arboretum, will lead the hikes. The hikes will begin with a tour of the area surrounding the Interpretive Center, continue through the prairie outlook, and end with a stroll through the hardwood and evergreen areas of the arboretum. The hikes are free and open to all. Registration is not required. These Life in the Arb events are sponsored by Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum.
Conference to Celebrate
African Heritage... The
Gustavus Pan Afrikan Student Organization will hold a daylong conference,
titled "Our Story," Oct. 7 on campus. The conference will be a continuous
celebration of African heritage through music, dance, interactive workshops,
and lectures. Everyone is invited to share this educational experience.
"Redlights and Poetry," featuring alum Toriano Sanzone, will kick off the
conference with music and prose at 9 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Dive. For more
information, contact the Diversity Center at x7449.
Hal Crimmel, English, finished a book review of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx's Close Range: Wyoming Stories, which is forthcoming in Western American Literature.
Judy Gardner, nursing, and Jeri Sehl (Mayo Medical Center) presented their recent research findings, "Needs and Responses of Perinatal Nurses Who Care for Bereaved Parents," at the 8th International Conference of Maternity Care Researchers Sept. 6 at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Gardner also addressed midwives and nurses on transcultural nursing research at the Perinatal Conference July 5 at Dewsbury and District Hospital, West Yorkshire, England. Her paper "Exploring Helpful Interventions for Bereaved Parents Experiencing Perinatal Death" encompassed findings from England, Japan, and the U.S.
Chris Gilbert, political science, and Paul Djupe ('93) Denison University, presented their paper, "Are the Sheep Hearing the Shepherd? An Evaluation of Church Member Perceptions of Clergy Political Speech," at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, held Aug. 30-Sept. 3 in Washington, D.C. The paper was listed as one of the meeting's "hot topics" papers by The Washington Monthly in its Sept. 2000 issue.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.
Denise Iverson-Payne, diversity, is serving a second 3-year term on the executive board of the American Association for Higher Education Black Caucus.
Cindy Johnson-Groh, biology, organized and co-chaired a symposium, titled "Biology of the Ophioglossaceae," at the Botanical Society of American Meetings in Portland, OR, in August. As part of this symposium she presented a paper on "Population Demographics of Botrychium." Laura Schoessler, biology graduate ('00), also presented a paper on "Underground Distribution and Abundance of Botrychium Gametophytes and Juvenile Sporophytes." Schoessler's paper was co-authored by 2 other biology graduates, Chanda Riedel and Krissa Skogen (both '00).
Craig Johnson, church relations, will meet with the Heartland Conference of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA Sept. 21 to present findings from LECNA regarding the value of Lutheran higher education. He will also attend the annual Fall Theological Conference of the Southwest Minnesota Synod Sept. 25-26 at Assisi Heights in Rochester.
David Koppenhaver, education, and Karen Erickson (University of New Hampshire) co-taught the 8th Summer Seminar on Literacy in Augmentative Communication in July on campus. 28 parents, educators, and clinicians from the U.S. and Australia participated.
Larry Wohl, economics and management, was elected chair of the Minnesota Apprenticeship Advisory Council at its September meeting. The council consists of 3 representatives each from employers and organized labor and 2 public representatives, who advise the Commissioner of Labor and Industry on apprenticeship policy. Wohl has been on the council since 1993 and has served previously as chair and twice as vice chair.
art and art history and liberal studies, was an invited participant of
a mini-conference on Central Mexico and the Lowland Maya-Contact and Cultural
Impact last spring at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. Also, she was an
invited presenter at the Maler Symposium titled "Recent Research in the
Northern Maya Lowlands," held in July at the Institute for American Studies
at Bonn University, Bonn, Germany. Wren read the paper "Commemoration,
Celebration and Replication: Function and Persuasion in the Art of Chichen
Itza." This paper, and the other papers at the symposium, will be
published by the Institute of Archaeology and History (Mexico) and the
Institute for American Studies at Bonn University.
Preaching and Presenting in Congregations... Craig Johnson (church relations) at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Omaha, students Marissa Kolander (chaplain's apprentice) at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Omaha, Rachel Mathison (chaplain's apprentice) at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Plattsmouth, NE, on Sept. 24 for the Omaha Lutheran College Festival. Also presenting that day are Carolyn Ross and Quiana Crenshaw (both admission) at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.
The Office of Church Relations will host parish nursing training Sept.
Mark Bjelland, geography, appeared on the KQQL Radio (107.9-FM, based in Minneapolis) talk show, "Twin Cities Viewpoints," to discuss his research on recent legislation to promote the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated land in cities. The show was broadcast July 2.
Hal Crimmel, English, published a feature, "Dancing With Waves," in the July 28 Minneapolis StarTribune.
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For Rent: Large, clean 2-bedroom apartment, located about a mile from campus (629 N. 5th) in the basement of a house. It includes 2 large rooms, 1 bathroom, a dining/living area, a private entrance and driveway, washer and dryer hook-ups, and a large backyard with a barbecue. Asking $600 per month, plus utilities and a deposit. Cats allowed, but no dogs. To see it, call x7606 or 931-5615.
For Sale: A piano. Free. Will deliver. Call Wendy or Marc at 931-2139.
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