The Yellow Sheet 2000

September 21, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 2

Thursday, Sept. 21,

Volume 33, Number 3

News & Announcements
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Off-Campus Events
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Congregational Outreach
In the Media
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News & Announcements

Tenure 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.


Farewell Reception Friday... All are invited to a farewell reception for Barb McMoran, student activities, from 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Linner Lounge. McMoran has been an asset to Gustavus for 21 years.

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

Homecoming Events Galore... All are invited to attend several events Sept. 30 to celebrate Homecoming 2000.

  • At 10:30 a.m., the Hillstrom Museum of Art in the Campus Center will be dedicated. The exhibition of works on display is from the collection of the museum's namesake, the Rev. Richard L. Hillstrom, a 1938 Gustavus graduate. The nearly 7,000 square-foot museum brings art to the center of campus.
  • Also at 10:30 a.m., the homecoming parade will wind through campus on Circle Drive. Grandstands will be located near the College Avenue entrance. Anyone who would like to have an entry in the parade should contact Megan Ruble in student activities (x7597).
  • At 11:15 a.m., the Curtis and Arleen Carlson International Center will be dedicated. The 30,000 square-foot international center provides a multicultural living atmosphere for students in 2 unique areas and hosts campus programs that promote a climate of plurality, diversity, and tolerance. It also houses the Office of International Education. As part of the dedication, international students will carry the flags of their countries.
  • At 1 p.m., the football team will play Concordia College-Moorhead on Hollingsworth Football Field.
  • At 2:30 p.m., the outdoor Track and Soccer Facility will be dedicated. Gustavus track and field Hall of Fame members will participate in the dedication of this state-of-the-art, 9-lane, 400-meter all-weather track with an inner 360 x 225 foot grass intercollegiate soccer field.
  • At 3:15 p.m., the men's soccer game versus St. John's University will occur on the soccer practice field.
  • From 4-7 p.m., a "French Quarter" postgame party on the Johns Courtyard, featuring the music of Temporary Heroes, will be held.
Additional student-planned Homecoming Week (Sept. 24-30) activities include a king and queen coronation, window painting, a spirit dinner, a talent/variety show, karaoke, a semi-formal dance, and a fun run. This year during homecoming several alumni reunions will be held as well.

"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.


Spirit of Bronze on Display... Sculptor Paul Granlund will display his "Spirit of Bronze" Oct. 1-Nov.12 at the Arts Center of St. Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Ave. A reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12. Exhibit hours will be 1-8 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 1-8 p.m. during the Nobel Conference. Contact Judie Ziemke at 931-3630 for further information.


Ellis Bell, biochemistry, organized the first Project Kaleidoscope Keystone Summer Institute: "Biochemistry, Chemistry or Biology," and gave the closing plenary lecture "Biochemistry: Chemistry or Biology, Challenges for the Future" He also presented the seminar "The Structure, Activity and Regulation of Glutamate Dehydrogenase: The Potential Role of Transition States in Cooperative Interactions" to the chemistry department at Iowa State University as part of its Organic Chemistry Invited Speakers Series.

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.

Linnea Wren, 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.


Steve Bennett, counseling center, and his wife, Sarah, announce the birth of their son, John Thomas, Sept. 13.


  • Lester Schulz, father-in-law of JoEllen Schulz, telecommunications, died Sept. 13. The funeral service was held Sept. 16 at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault.
  • Don Kaysen, father of Jennifer Kaysen (former internship director), died Sept. 15. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul. Jennifer may be reached at 605 Harriet Ave., #615, Shoreview, MN 55126.
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).


  • Administrative Secretary in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Mark Granquist (religion) at Christ Lutheran Church in New Ulm on Sept. 24. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentation for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

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.

Hosting... The Office of Church Relations will host parish nursing training Sept. 22-23.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:

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.

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

Room Available at a five-star resort in Cancun, Mexico, Feb. 3-10, 2001. Asking $700. For more information, call Dan at 934-1510.

Garage/Storage Space For Rent: Two-story garage with lower level stalls for cars or boats and an upper loft for storage. Contact Mark Bjelland at x6283 or

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.


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.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the Office of News Services. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring, and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online,e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of News Services. Items must reach the news office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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