The Yellow Sheet 2000

November 2, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 6

Thursday, Nov. 2,

Volume 33, Number 9

News & Announcements
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Off-Campus Events
New Faces
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
In the Media
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News & Announcements

More on Lilly Grant... Following up on last month's announcement of the nearly $2 million Lilly Endowment award, here is more information about this important grant. The award supports a comprehensive program that invites students to reflect on their "vocation" -- that is, living lives of commitment to the welfare of the whole community. Vocation is broader than career and encompasses the person's life, including work, family, community service, and political involvement. This program affords many opportunities that build upon existing college programs and activities. It also provides many entry points for students, faculty, and staff to participate in and help shape the program. For more information, read the Lilly Endowment Executive Summary prepared by interim project director Bob Weisenfeld.

Directory Assistance Tips... To save money, the Office of Telecommunications recommends that campus community members use the following Web sites to locate a telephone number, name, or address:
These services are free, while a call to directory assistance costs about $2 per call.

College Inducts 8 into Hall of Fame... The athletics department inducted 8 individuals into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 28. The 2000 inductees include:

  • Connie Fortin ('82 and a 2-time All-State and All-Region volleyball player who was also a track and field team member);
  • Steve Hansen ('78 and a starting forward on 3 MIAC Champion hockey teams who earned 4 All-Conference and 2 All-America honors);
  • Paul Holbach ('80 and a 4-time All-American in doubles tennis and a 1-time All-American in singles, who won the 1980 NCAA Division III Doubles Championship with John Mattke, as well as a member of the 1980 NCAA Division III Championship Team);
  • Sara Johnson Illies ('85 and a 4-year basketball and 2-year volleyball starter who earned All-Conference honors in basketball and still holds the school basketball record for assists in a game, 16);
  • Cynthia Wentworth Kraemer ('81 and a 4-year tennis All-American who won the small college state and regional singles titles and earned All-State and All-Region honors);
  • Terry Olson ('85 and a 2-time golf conference individual champion and 3-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships who earned All-America honors when he finished 6th at nationals);
  • Jay Schoenebeck ('80 and a 4-year starting football running back who earned All-Conference and All-America honors and still holds the school record for yards rushing in a game, 239); and
  • Ron Zaniewski ('61 and a 4-time conference swimming champion in the 100 butterfly and a member of 3 conference championship teams).
They were inducted for their accomplishments as student-athletes at the College. The Gustavus Hall of Fame selections are made by the Gustavus Hall of Fame Board, an 11-member group that consists of current athletic administrators, former coaches, and alumni.

Order Twin Cities Phone Directories... St. Paul and Minneapolis White and Yellow Phone Directories may be purchased through telecommunications. St. Paul directories may be ordered now for $14.95 (White Pages) and $19.95 (Yellow Pages). Minneapolis directories may be ordered in mid-January and cost $26.95 (White Pages) and $29.95 (Yellow Pages). To place orders or ask questions, call Pat Stevensen (x0).


International Festival Friday... Everyone is invited to the annual International Festival, beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 in Alumni Hall. The International Cultures Club (ICC), with support of the Crossroads program, has planned the following free events:
  • A 4 p.m. "silent auction" of international gifts, articles of clothing, and/or services, with proceeds going toward 2 international charitable organizations;
  • At 4:30 p.m., "Rakugo" -- Japanese comic storytelling -- with John Braun (communication studies);
  • At 5:30 p.m., the international food and display booths open;
  • From 5:30-8 p.m., entertainment consisting of international music, dance, skits, and an ethnic fashion show; and more.
American Brass Quintet Performance Friday... The American Brass Quintet, considered by many to be the finest brass quintet in the world, will present a Gustavus Artist Series performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Works by Luca Marenzio, Osvaldo Lacerda, Robert Beaser, Luigi Cherubini, Josquin des Pres, and Eric Ewazen will be featured in this, the quintet's 40th Anniversary Concert Tour, concert. Tickets will be available at the door 1 hour prior to the performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens.

Percussion Concert Sunday... The Gustavus Percussion Ensembles will present a concert at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Under the direction of Robert Adney, the 2 ensembles will present works by Alexander Lepak, David Mancini, Stanley Leonard, and others. Each ensemble will also perform a movement from Amadeo Roldan's "Ritmica," written in 1930 and considered the first work in Western music written for percussion ensemble. The final work is a Latin-styled rhythmic and melodic composition, "Textures," written by George Frock. The fall percussion concert is free and open to the public.

Special Worship Service Sunday... A candlelight service of beauty and power, "The Souls of the Righteous are in the Hands of God," will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, All Saints Sunday, in Christ Chapel. Hymns from a variety of backgrounds will be sung, along with selections from John Rutter's Requiem. There will also be opportunities for meditation. Christ Chapel Choir, under the direction of Patricia Kazarow and David Cherwien, organist, will lead the music.

Physics Seminar Tuesday... The physics seminar "Photovoltaic-cells" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Olin 220 by Jim Sites of Colorado State University.

Campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Nov. 8 in the Leadholm Room. Come and bring a lunch. A short video will be shown from the "Finding Your Way Series" provided by the American Cancer Society.

Wallenberg Memorial Lecture Wednesday... The Peace Studies Program will present this year's Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture, "Raoul Wallenberg, The Man and the Myths; Some Reflections on the Social Responsibility of the Historian," at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Wallenberg Auditorium. This year's speaker is Paul Levine of the Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Centre for Multiethnic Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. 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." Levine is currently working on the first biography of Raoul Wallenberg that makes use of Swedish archival materials. 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, he was taken into custody by the Soviet authorities and has since disappeared. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Craft and Vendor Fair Saturday... The 4th Annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair Open House will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4 at Shoreland Country Club. Vendors include Stampin' Up rubber stamps, The Good Nature Co., Creative Memories, Discovery Toys, Longaberger baskets, Tupperware, Partylite candles, Mary Kay, Home Interiors, Pampered Chef, The Country Peddler, HomeMakers Idea Co., Shaklee Products, and many crafters. There will be many door prizes and special discounts.


Hal Crimmel, English, published his essay "Light: A Meditation on the Winter Solstice" in the current issue of the South Dakota Review.

Mark Granquist, religion, presented a paper to the biennial meeting of the Lutheran Historical Conference, held Oct. 19-21 in Milwaukee. The paper, titled "Byron Nelson and American Lutheran responses to Evolution," examined the life and thought of an American Lutheran pastor who was prominent in the Creation Science movement.

Lisa Heldke, philosophy, gave the keynote address at Building Bridges: Aesthetics and Ethics, an Oct. 20-22 conference sponsored by the philosophy department of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Craig Johnson, church relations, will give a presentation, titled "Changing Dreams and New Beginnings: A Parent's Theological Reflection on Disabilities," at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington on Nov. 4.


  • Desmond D'Abreo (Fulbright Scholar at Gustavus during the 1995-96 academic year) died Oct. 25 in Mangalore. Expressions of sympathy and support may be sent to Margaret D'Abreo, St. Joseph's High Land, Lower Bendur, Mangalore - 575 002.
  • Lillian Potts, mother of Larry Potts (chemistry) and mother-in-law of Jill Potts (education), died Oct. 25. Funeral services were Oct. 28 in New York.
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 Administrators
    Sara Titus, Development

    New Support Staff
    Patricia Leagjeld, President's Office


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Chris Gilbert (political science) at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis Nov. 9. 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.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for First Lutheran Church from Blooming Prairie Nov. 3. The Office of Church Relations will host confirmation retreats for St. Paul Lutheran Church from Hanover Nov. 4-5 and St. John Lutheran Church from Waukon, IA, Nov. 5-6.

Gustavus Youth Outreach schedule includes Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hastings Nov. 4-5; and Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington Nov. 5. 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.

Music in Worship... The Gustavus Chapel Brass will perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis Nov. 9. Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Craig Johnson (x7661).


About Founders Day... Oct. 31, 1876 (Reformation Sunday) was the date Old Main and the new campus in St. Peter were formally dedicated. Since that date the former St. Ansgar's Academy has been known as Gustavus Adolphus College. In recognition of that monumental day, Oct. 31 (All Saints' Eve/Reformation Day) is officially designated Founders Day.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this new section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • Chris Gilbert (political science) has given several election-related interviews and commentaries, including discussing the presidential race in Minnesota on Minnesota Public Radio's "Midday" with Gary Eichten on Nov. 1.
  • Gustavus, Jennifer Ringler (Web communications), and student Noah Johnson were featured in a story on students using virtual tours to visit colleges, which aired on KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) at 6 and 10 p.m. Oct. 30.
  • Minnesota Public Radio broadcast Jeffrey Sachs' Nobel Conference speech at noon Oct. 27 on "Midday."
  • The Oct. 26 Gustavus College Republican rally with Bush for Minnesota committee chair Norm Coleman, Congressional candidate Mark Kennedy, and 24B Representative candidate Julie Storm was included in the KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) news at 6 p.m.
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


The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2000-01":

x7001 Jean Baca (remove)
x7014 Abby Bodum (addition)
x7364 Stephen Bomgardner (addition)
x7644 Deane Curtin (change from x6148)
x6148 Rita Curtin (change from x7644)
x8809 Jim Ebbenga (addition)
x6145 Elizabeth Eden (addition)
x6512 Diane Harman (change from x7512)
x7329 Theresa Hodin (formerly Theresa Eisenbraun)
x7371 Dale Kruse (remove)
x7538 Patricia Leagjeld (addition)
x7598 Barb McMoran (remove)
x7675 Becky Miller (addition)
x7672 Brian Mork (remove)
x7675 Jane Osborne (remove)
x7555 Paul Quello (remove)
x8809 Todd Stolt (addition)
x7538 Steve Titus (change from x6540)
x7555 Sara Titus (addition)
x6664 Joyce Welling-Prahm (addition)

For further information or to make corrections, call x6261 or e-mail


For Rent: A home in Phoenix, available Jan. 10-April 1. Built in 1910, the home is 1 of 10 historic buildings on the Roosevelt tour of homes. It features nearly 3,000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, full den, massive newer kitchen, dining room, and wrap around porch. The house is fully furnished and could accommodate 2 couples, 3 singles, or any combination. Asking $1,800 per month. If interested, contact the alumni office (x7511) for details or pictures.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Bracelets & Breakfast with Delight Cafe

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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