The Yellow Sheet 2000

September 28, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 3

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Nobel Conference Invitation... The 36th Nobel Conference "Globalization 2000: Economic prospects and Challenges" will take place Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 3-4). Given what happened at the World Trade meetings in Seattle last year, and in Prague earlier this week, it promises to to be a timely and important opportunity for everyone to learn about the issues related to globalization. Members of the Gustavus community are invited and encouraged to attend. Tickets are available at the information desk in the Campus Center or at Office of Public Affairs in the administration building. Showing a Gustavus ID at the door will be permitted as well. To learn more about the issue in advance, the following 2 information sessions have been scheduled:
  • At 9 p.m. Sept. 28 in Linner Lounge the Controversy discussion series will take up the topic "Globalization: Pros and Cons." Henry Hays (economics and management) as well as members of the student activist group PISR will be on hand.
  • At 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in SSC 101 a video, titled: "Globalization: Winners and Losers," will be shown. Henry Hays and David Reese (both economics and management) will lead the discussion, which will continue in the Community Room of the new International Center.
The Nobel Conference will begin 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lund Arena with opening ceremonies that include an academic procession. Again, the conference will be Webcast on the Internet. More information on each speaker, as well as a detailed conference schedule, is available on the Nobel Conference Web Site for 2000.

I hope to see you at Nobel.

Tim Robinson
Director, Nobel Conference

G.I.V.E. Oct. 7... Gustie in Volunteer Endeavors (G.I.V.E.) Day will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7. Gustavus faculty, staff, administrators, and students may sign up to volunteer in the Community Service Center. The sign-up deadline is Oct. 2. Faculty, staff, and administrators are also invited to list their property as G.I.V.E. Day sites by contacting Kari Lipke (x6077). Past site projects have included painting, light construction, winterizing, and yard work. The site sign-up deadline is Oct. 3. Site requirements include: A property owner must be on-site to direct the work being done; There should be enough work to keep the requested number of volunteers busy for at least 3-4 hours (groups range in size from 3-30 people, depending on needs); The property owner must supply needed materials for the project (except gloves and bag lunches, which will be provided). In addition to the St. Peter area G.I.V.E. projects, alumni, parents, and friends of the College will spend the day working in 10 cities around the country, including the Twin Cities. For more details on those projects, contact the alumni office.

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.


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.

Environmental Studies Lecture... David Orr, professor and director of environmental studies at Oberlin College, will give a talk, titled "The Ecological and Cultural Basis for a Design Revolution," at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Interpretive Center. Orr is author of Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World (1992) and Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect (1994). He is a leading figure in the nationwide move to "green" college curricula and campuses. This event is sponsored by the environmental studies program at Gustavus.

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

Admission Office Reunion... All counselors, tour guides, and support staff are invited to join the admission staff for a homecoming weekend admission office reunion from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the tent on Eckman Mall.

Homecoming Events Saturday... 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. 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. At 11:15 a.m., the Curtis and Arleen Carlson International Center will be dedicated. 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. 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. In case of inclement weather, the "French Quarter" will be held in Lund Arena. Several alumni reunions will also be held Saturday.

Research Exhibit... All are invited to visit the display of 1999-2000 Gustavus student research, located in the library on the south end of the second (main) floor.

Photography Display... See photography by Deane Curtin, philosophy, in the Interpretive Center. The exhibit, which includes photographs taken in the arboretum, will be on display through Oct. 15.

"Meet the Author"... The public is invited to attend a "Meet the Author" event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Interpretive Center. Joanne Larsen Line, co-author of Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift, will be present to visit, sign the book, and share a trunk show featuring quilts. In the spirit of the recently published book, donations of 10.5" x 10.5" quilt panels will be accepted and used to create quilts for Granite Falls tornado victims. This event, which is free, is co-sponsored by the Book Mark and the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum. Larson Line will also appear from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the same day at Mary Lue's Woolen Mill in St. Peter. For more information, contact Judy Schultz (x6017).

"Our Story" African American Conference Set... The public is invited to celebrate African American heritage through music, dance, interactive workshops, and lectures at the Oct. 7 "Our Story" Conference. The event will include:

  • At 9 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Dive -- Conference preview event: Redlights and Poetry, featuring Gustavus alum Toriano Sanzone, will present music and prose. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 10 a.m. -- Conference welcome and opening: A presentation by the Soweto Street Beat Dance Theatre, the world's only professional South African dance company, educating audiences throughout the world about the arts and culture of South Africa through dance, drum, and song.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. -- Session 1, "Politics: Race Matters," consisting of 4 workshop options focusing on the issues facing African people and their role in the political spectrum in the U.S. and around the world.
  • 1:30-2:50 p.m. -- Session 2, "Activism: Music as a Medium," including 4 workshop options.
  • 3-4:20 p.m. -- Session 3, "Afrikan Descendants Around the World," consisting of 4 lecture options discussing the fact that African descendants might share a link in their origin, but they vary in cultures.
  • 4:30-5:20 p.m. -- Session 4, "Being a Minority," including 3 workshop options addressing the question: "Should predominantly white colleges provide a consistent support system for minority students?"
  • 7 p.m. -- Nellie Stone Johnson, who wrote The Life of an Activist: Nellie Stone Johnson, will deliver the keynote address. She will be available to sign her book from 8-8:35 p.m. Johnson has a long and distinguished record of public service in support of the advancement of minority concerns, the rights of workers, and equal opportunities for all people. She was the first African American person elected to a citywide office in Minneapolis and is a life member of the NAACP and the National Council of Negro Women.
  • 8:45 p.m. -- Closing presentation: ?Harriet Tubman,? portrayed by ?Kemba? (Anna Johnson-Webb in the touring company ?American History Live"), is a dramatic presentation of the lives and times of various historical figures of African ancestry.
This conference is open to the public, but registration is required. The cost is $40 for students and $50 for adults. To register or for more information, call the Diversity Center (x7449). ?Our Story? is sponsored by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization at Gustavus.

Nursing Program Reunion... The 40th reunion of the nursing program at Gustavus will be held Oct. 7 on campus. Approximately 40 nursing program alumni will attend the all-day event that includes a welcome coffee hour, campus tours, viewing of campus videos, a luncheon with speaker Cheryl Olson ('78), and a panel discussion with Barbara Berry Leonard ('63), Renee Vadnais Penelli ('85), Barbara Mattson Zust ('76) and Beth Onkka Stuckey ('97). For questions or reservations, call Linda Elvee (x7317).

Research Review... All are invited to a research review session from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 9 in Banquet Room B, where results of a comparative advantage alumni study will be shared. The study of alumni, conducted this summer by Hardwick Day, compares Gustavus with other groups of colleges. Hardwick Day's Lee Johnson will be present to explain the data.

Give Blood... This fall's Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 in Alumni Hall. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Jared Vinar (931-3734).

Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture Set... The Peace Studies Program will present this year's Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. The title for this year's lecture is "Raoul Wallenberg, The Man and the Myths; Some Reflections on the Social Responsibility of the Historian." The speaker is Paul Levine of the Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Centre for Multiethnic Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Currently at work on the first Wallenberg biography making use of Swedish archival materials, Levine is author of From Indifference to Activism: Swedish Diplomacy and the Holocaust, 1938-1944 (1996) and Tell Ye Your Children: A Book About the Holocaust in Europe 1933-45 (1998). Both books are on overnight reserve in the library under "Wallenberg Lecture/Paul Levine." Through his heroic courage and personal intervention in 1944 Budapest, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of perhaps 100,000 Jews who would otherwise have perished in Nazi concentration camps. In January 1945, Wallenberg was taken into custody by the Soviet authorities and has since disappeared. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Gregory Aune, music, presented a session at the Minnesota American Choral Directors Association Summer Dialogue Convention held at Gustavus in August. The session focused on the preparation of high school choirs for large group vocal contests. Aune also served as music liaison to the MMEA All-State Choir Camp held in conjunction with the convention.

Julie Aune, music, presented a session on voice building for young singers at the Minnesota American Choral Directors Association Summer Dialogue convention held at Gustavus in August. Aune also served as a representative from the American Choral Directors Association at the Minnesota Music Education Summit Meeting held in September at the Perpich Center in Minneapolis. The summit focused on identifying and meeting the major challenges currently facing music education in Minnesota.

David Koppenhaver, education, and colleagues from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of New Hampshire presented 4 papers at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication this summer in Washington, D.C. They were "Storybook­Based Communication Intervention for Girls with Rett Syndrome;" "Emergent Literacy Intervention for Preschoolers with Autism;" "Tools for Assessing Reading Comprehension in AAC Users;" and "Writing within a Balanced Literacy Program."

Julie Maxson, geology, and Gustavus students Justin Johnson and Emily Tremain, will present their paper "Cretaceous Park: Sedimentary Geology of the Mid-Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah" Nov. 15 at the 112th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Reno, NV. The 3 authors did their research this past summer with a presidential-student-faculty collaboration grant, in partnership with Ann Elder (Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, UT).

Mary Solberg, religion, was an invited plenary speaker at the biennial Convocation of Lutheran Teaching Theologians meeting Aug. 18-20 in Chicago. Her paper was titled "Can We Have a Theology of the Cross in the Midst of Plenty?"

Joyce Sutphen, English, has just had her second collection of poems, Coming Back to the Body, published by Holy Cow! Press (Duluth). In recent months, she has also published new work in Poetry, The Bloomsbury Review, Hayden's Ferry, Flyway, Luna, The Dickenson Review, and other journals. She was also a judge for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships, sponsored by the Modern Poetry Association and the Lilly Foundation. In July, she was a resident at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (in Red Wing) and also received a Career Opportunity Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.


  • Michael Behrends ('71), brother of Al Behrends, fine arts, died at his home on Sept. 21. Services were held Sept. 23 in rural St. Joseph, MO.
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
    Todd Stolt, Safety and Security


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


Retreats...The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for Spirit Garage/Bethlehem Lutheran Church from Minneapolis Sept. 29-30. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church from New Prague Sept. 29-30.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • An interview with Tom Emmert, history, on Yugoslavia's Slobodan Milosevic was published in the Sept. 26 Star Tribune of Minneapolis. It was published on page A9 along with a photo of Emmert.
  • A profile/feature story on alumna Beth Ruyak was published in the Star Tribune's Sept. 21 Sydney 2000 Olympics section. The article focused on the fact that the NBC TV announcer just recently completed her B.A. from Gustavus.
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


For Sale... Golden Gustie football sweatshirts, that may be personalized with a jersey number, for $30. Each heavyweight sweatshirt is 12.5 ounces and 95 percent cotton. To order, contact Tom Brown (x7005 or by Oct. 2. The sweatshirts should arrive by Thanksgiving.


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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