The Yellow Sheet 2000

October 12, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 4

Thursday, Oct. 12,

Volume 33, Number 6

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News & Announcements

Gribly Ready... The 2000-01 Gribly is available for pickup from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12-13 in the hallway in front of the Office of the Dean of Students in the upper level of the Campus Center. Contact JoNes VanHecke, assistant dean of students, with questions or concerns (x7582).

Web News... On the Gustavus Web, there's a new site for prospective students and parents. The site,, features an additional QuickTime virtual reality tour, a "Life of Linda" student profile, as well as a 5-minute segment of the admission videotape ( This site also has a free memorabilia section where Gustavus wallpaper, screen savers, and virtual postcards are available at


Talk Shop... Donald Scheese, English, will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "The Fires This Time: A Retrospective on the Summer 2000 Wildfires." 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 (

Students to Present Bach and Copland... Piano students of John McKay (music) will present a recital of music by composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Aaron Copland at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This recital features Eric Bell, Andrea Coates, Austin Frisch, Christopher Krug, Jaime Peterson, and Lisa Veenhuis. The recital is free and open to the public.

Saxophone Quartet to Lecture, Perform... Saxology, Canada's premiere saxophone quartet, returns to Gustavus this weekend to present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Prior to the Artist Series performance, the ensemble will present a public lecture/demonstration, titled "Goals and Techniques for Rehearsal and Performance," at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Bjorling. Since its founding in 1996, Saxology has been astounding audiences throughout North America with its musicianship, artistry, and energy, including a 1997 performance at Gustavus. With a program ranging from Bach to Brubeck, Saxology presents a performance for all musical tastes. The mixture of classical and jazz showcases the variety and talents of the members of the quartet. Thursday's public clinic is free and saxophonists of all ages are encouraged to attend. Tickets for Saturday's performance are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and available at the Gustavus Ticket Center (x7590). Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Ethnic Gardening Presentation Tuesday... At 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, come listen to the author of Growing Home -- Stories of Ethnic Gardening (2000). Susan Davis Price will discuss the more than 30 Minnesotans who have imported the style and tradition of their native or ancestral lands into their gardening. The book will be available for purchase and Davis Price will be on hand for signing. This Life in the Arboretum event is co-sponsored by the Book Mark and the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum.

Reception Oct. 23... The campus community is invited to a reception welcoming Steven Titus, executive assistant to the president, and David Menk, director of institutional research, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 23 in the President's Dining Room.


Eric Eliason, English, served on the editorial board of The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, a CD-ROM volume of 14th century poetry. A project of the Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts, Piers Plowman was recently released by the University of Michigan Press? Digital Publishing Department.

Pat Freiert, classics, received the Pursuit of Excellence Award at the Fiber/Metal Show Sept. 30-Oct. 1 for a hand-dyed indigo scarf, which she submitted to the competition. The award encourages artists to push themselves in a new direction and grow in their work. Freiert's scarves will also appear in the Oct. 22 Artwear in Motion fashion show, a fundraiser for the Textile Center of Minnesota, narrated by Joan Mondale.

Craig Johnson, church relations, will teach a 6-week session, titled "Stepping through the Scriptures," at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview. On Oct. 17, Johnson will meet with the White Earth Conference of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA in Detroit Lakes to present findings from LECNA regarding the value of Lutheran higher education.

Ellis Jones, emeritus professor of economics and management, has been reappointed executive director of the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association. His new 3-year term will end in Sept. 2003. Jones' responsibilities are to manage the international headquarters of the 2,500 member organization located in Sorensen Hall on campus. Anyone wishing to visit the international headquarters are invited to stop in to see the "center of the North American Welsh Gymanfa Ganu universe."

Faith Kirkham Hawkins, religion, had an article published in the October edition of Teaching Theology and Religion. Titled "After the Facts: Alternative Student Evaluation for Active Learning Pedagogies in the Biblical Studies Classroom," the article was co-written with Paul Aspan of St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia), and describes the use of learning portfolios rather than tests to evaluate student learning.

Rebecca Taylor, English, Yue Liu, English, and Jessi Behrends, student and Writing Center consultant, presented papers at the 19th Annual Fall Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association. Their papers, collectively titled "Tutor Identities, Reading Histories, and Writing Center Training," were presented Sept. 29.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Corie Brandt, Custodial
    Patty Brandt, Custodial
    Matthew Dobosenski, Media Services
    James Ebbenga, Safety and Security


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week includes Chris Gilbert (political science) at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Oct. 12 and at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Oct. 15. On Oct. 8, Mark Granquist (religion) spoke at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing. 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 in Congregations... Mark Granquist (religion) preached at Cannon River Lutheran Church in Welch and Christ Lutheran Church in Red Wing on Oct. 8.

Retreats... The Office of Church Relations will host confirmation retreats for Gethsemane Lutheran Church from Maplewood Oct. 13-14; First Lutheran Church from Le Sueur and Salem Lutheran Church from Montevideo Oct. 14; and St. Andrew's Lutheran Church from Eden Prairie Oct. 18-19.
Gustavus Youth Outreach scheduled for Oct. 14-15 includes First Lutheran Church in St. Peter for an overnight lock-in and Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins for a confirmation lock-in; and Oct. 15 at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickeral Lake in Albert Lea, leading morning worship. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including leading lock-ins, family night programs, and church services.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • An opinion article, titled "A globalization insider-turned-critic" and featuring Joseph Stiglitz but also mentioning Gustavus and the Nobel Conference, was published in the Oct. 11 Star Tribune. It was written by editorial writer Dave Hage, who attended this year's conference.
  • Ann Pesavento (music), along with a student, was featured in a 4-color photo on the front page of the Oct. 6 Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network.
  • Roger McKnight (Scandinavian studies) was quoted in an Oct. 4 Christian Science Monitor article titled ?A city where people really do vote.?
  • Chris Gilbert (political science) appeared on Minnesota Public Radio's "Midmorning" talk show on Oct. 3. He discussed that evening's presidential debates with host Katherine Lanpher and callers.
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


Library Hours for Fall Reading Break are as follows: Oct. 19 -- 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Oct. 20 -- 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Oct. 21 -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Oct. 22 -- noon-6 p.m.


For Rent... Vacation condo in Bonita Springs, FL, (between Ft. Myers and Naples) Jan. 3-23. Its features include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a screened lanai, and first floor and golf course location. It is 6 miles from the beach. Asking $375 per week, minimum 2-week rental. Pictures are available. Faculty and staff only. Call Paula Swiggum (x6127).

Ride Needed... Paul Baumgartner is looking for a ride to the airport Oct. 19 and would prefer not to leave before 3 p.m. for a 6:40 p.m. flight. Will pay $20. E-mail or call 931-3051.

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

Volunteer Coaches Needed... St. Peter Youth Hockey Association is looking for anyone interested in helping coach various levels of boys and girls teams. If interested, contact Barb at x7617 or 931-6291.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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