The Yellow Sheet 2000

November 9, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 7

Thursday, Nov. 9,

Volume 33, Number 10

News & Announcements
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New Faces
Position Openings
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
In the Media
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News & Announcements

Long Term Care Insurance... Beginning Nov. 13 all College employees, retirees, and their families will be eligible to apply for long term care insurance coverage at a discounted rate through PFL Life Insurance Company. In most instances, spouses and families will also be able to apply using a 3 question medical application (with no further medical or underwriting requirements). Enrollment meetings have been scheduled for the following dates:
  • Nov. 15 and 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m., President's Dining Room
  • Nov. 15 and 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m., President's Dining Room
  • Dec. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Campus Center Banquet Room C
  • Dec. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Campus Center Banquet Room C
Individual 30-minute meetings are also available on the aforementioned dates. Contact Nadine Haukoos (x7304) to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment.

AVP for Marketing and Public Relations Named... Susan Andrews, director of communications for information technology (IT) for the past 3 years at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, has been named associate vice president for marketing and public relations. She will begin her duties Dec. 1. Andrews has a master's degree in technical communication and information design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, with concentrations in management and marketing. At Northwestern, Andrews gave leadership for strategic planning in a 250-person division, gave leadership for marketing planning and research initiatives campus wide, facilitated funding initiatives for shared IT resources between the division and the university's schools and departments, orchestrated special events, secured major media coverage of IT news and events, and managed the IT Web site and expanded its use to reduce printing costs. She also owned and operated a marketing consulting firm.

Thanksgiving Baking Offer... To place an order with the Dining Service bakers for Thanksgiving, pick up an order form in the Market Place. Orders must be received at the Dining Service office by noon on Nov. 15. Items may be picked up from noon-3 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Market Place. Any questions can be directed to Tammy Kamm (

United Way Update... To date, the campus fund for the 2001 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached $6,500 of the $10,000 goal. United Way president Dean Wahlund extends his congratulations and thanks to the campus community for its generosity. The United Way Board plans to announce the success of this year's community goal of $78,000 before Christmas. Thirty-one agencies and organizations of the greater St. Peter community will receive funding this spring. Individuals who are still considering a gift or pledge should see Wahlund in the Office of Public Affairs or Barb Lundgren in the Finance Office. Know that payroll deduction is an option.

Holiday Cellular Specials... Gustavus and Midwest Wireless have combined to provide cellular telephone specials to Gustavus employees for personal use. These holiday deals include free activation, free phones, free minutes, and a free month of service. Several Midwest Wireless plans are available for analog and digital telephones, starting as low as $18.95 per month. The telecommunications office still has some slightly used cellular phones and accessories for sale. For more information, call x6262 or x6261.

Publication Reminder... Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Nov. 23. It will be published Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, followed by a 3-week hiatus due to Christmas recess. It will resume publication Jan. 4.


Student Recital Saturday... Cindy Brincks, French horn, and Katie Bartz, clarinet and marimba, will combine efforts for a 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 student recital in Bjorling Recital Hall. With the assistance of pianist Andrea Wentzel, Brincks and Bartz will open their program with a Gabriel Marie composition, "Nocturne, OP. 83." Bartz and pianist Diane Moberg will then present Franz Reizenstein's 2-movement "Sonatina." Brincks will join with fellow horn player Amanda Peterson and pianist Wentzel to perform the "Allegro" movement from Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in F Major for 2 Horns and Piano." Bartz will change instruments to present Mitchell Peters' "Sea Refractions" on the marimba. Brincks will complete the recital with Beethoven's "Sonata for Horn and Piano, OP. 17," with pianist Andrea Wentzel. All are invited to the free recital. A reception will follow in the recital hall lobby.

Orchestra Performance Sunday... Following a year-long search for a conductor and artistic director, the Gustavus Orchestra will perform under the direction of Warren Friesen at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Friesen comes to Gustavus from Duluth where he founded and conducted the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra and the city's Quartet Project. For this premiere appearance with the 70-member Gustavus Orchestra, Friesen has selected works by Georges Bizet, Aaron Copland, and Alexander Borodin. The concert opens with excerpts from Bizet's most well-known work, the opera "Carmen," transcribed for strings and percussion by Rodion Shchedrin. Soprano Patricia Snapp joins the orchestra for the program's second work, "Three Songs" from Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs." Alexander Borodin's "Symphony No. 2 in B Minor" will also be presented. The concert is free and open to the public.

Life in the Arb Event... All are invited to attend the "Identifying and Feeding Winter Birds" class by Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and executive director of the arboretum) at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Interpretive Center. Learn about the types of bird feeders and foods to put in them to attract the species that visit Minnesota feeding stations. Register with St. Peter Community and Family Education (803 Davis St., St. Peter) by mail or walk in. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $4 per person.

Nazi Art Looting Expert to Speak... Nancy Yeide, curator of records at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present a lecture on "Nazi Art Looting, Allied Restitution, and American Museums" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. Yeide is recognized internationally as an expert on the subject of works of art that disappeared during the 1930's and 40's in areas occupied by the Third Reich. Her specialty area is provenance (or place of origin) research as the caretaker of all the art historical records relating to the National Gallery's collection of paintings and sculptures. The lecture is free and a reception will follow in the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

Tickets Available for Joe Egg... Peter Nichol's provocative comedy Joe Egg will be presented in Anderson Theatre Nov. 16-19, with performances beginning at 8 p.m. Directed by Amy Seham, the play is a work that questions the meaning of human life. The lead characters struggle as parents of a severely disabled child, Josephine (or Joe Egg). The play blends farce, crisis, comedy, and drama as it examines our culture's fundamental attitudes about family, humanity, and moral obligation. Tickets for Joe Egg are available at the Gustavus Ticket Center (x7590).

Next Shop Talk Set... Nancy Butler (biology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Interpretive Center. She will discuss "Field studies of swarm formation and cohesion by the marine crustacean Mysidium gracile." 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.

Explosions of Stars Lecture Set... Tim Young, University of North Dakota, will present a physics seminar titled "Extreme Supernovae -- Explosions of Massive Stars" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Olin Hall 220. All are invited to attend.


Ellis Bell, biochemistry, has been appointed to the Molecular Biochemistry Review Panel of the National Science Foundation.

Anne-Marie Gronhovd, modern foreign languages and literatures-French, gave a paper, titled "Cet imperceptible mouvement de l'ecrivaine Aude. Projet poetique sur le corps feminin," at the 12th biennial Conference of the American Council for Quebec Studies, Oct. 26-29 in Montreal, Quebec.

Nancy Hanway, modern foreign languages and literatures-Spanish, presented a paper, titled "Space and Citizenship in Sarmiento's Viajes," at the Midwest Modern Languages Association Meeting, held Nov. 2-5 in Kansas City. The paper examined a travel narrative written about a visit to the U.S. in 1847 by Argentine writer Domingo Faustino Sarmiento.

Mark Kruger, psychology, and Mark Lammers, music, presented a paper, "Domain specific expertise and the study of motor skills in musical performance," at Toronto 2000 Musical Intersections, held Nov. 1-5 in Toronto, Canada. The meeting was sponsored by 14 societies associated with the various aspects of music. Their paper was presented as a part of the offerings of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures-German, recently had 2 haiku published in the Haiku Society of America members' Anthology 2000: Crinkled Sunshine and the Haiku International Society members' anthology Haiku International 2000. They were: "Oracular caws / from the carrion in the ditch. / Last patches of snow," and "Unendlich langsam / die weissliche Mondsichel / ueberm leeren Land." Also, last month the Minnesota Board of Teaching appointed Ludwig a reviewer of teacher education proposals.

Paula Swiggum and Judy Gardner, both nursing, planned, hosted, and facilitated the Sigma Theta Tau International, Chi Chapter-at-Large Fall Meeting at Gustavus on Oct. 24. The guest speaker was Cheryl Leuning, RN, CTN, FAAN, and associate professor of nursing at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, who presented her research "Transcultural Nursing: a Scholarship of Caring."

Barb Zust, nursing, presented her research on the "Effect of Cognitive Therapy on Depression in Rural, Battered Women" at the National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence Oct. 14 in San Francisco.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Laura Jayne Martens, Student Activities
    Thomas Norris, Dining Service


  • Assistant Director of The Gustavus Fund
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Garrett Paul (religion) at House of Hope Lutheran Church in New Hope and Robert Moline (emeritus professor of geography) at Lyndale Lutheran Church in Maple Plain Nov. 12. 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... Craig Johnson (church relations) will preach at Nativity Lutheran Church in St. Anthony Nov. 11-12. This program is coordinated by the Office of Church Relations.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for older adults from Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church, Minneapolis Nov. 15. Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and executive director of the arboretum) will do a slide presentation on fall in the arboretum; after lunch, Chris Gilbert (political science) will discuss religion and the election. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Christ Lutheran Church from Byron Nov. 10 and for Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gritna, NE, on Nov. 11.

Gustavus Youth Outreach schedule includes Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch Nov. 10-12 and Crown of Glory Lutheran Church in Chaska Nov. 15. 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.


Arboretum Ecosystems... The 3 major natural ecosystems found in Minnesota are represented in the arboretum: the conifer forest in the north, the prairie in the south and west, and the deciduous forest in between. A fourth area surrounding the Melva Lind Interpretive Center includes cultivated gardens and trees that were introduced into the state from other regions of the globe.

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) provided post-election commentary, including on Minnesota Public Radio's "Midday" (from 11 a.m. to noon), on KTCA-TV's "Newsnight Minnesota" at 7 p.m., and in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, all on Nov. 8.
  • Don Ostrom (political science) provided election commentary Nov. 7 on KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato).
  • The Nov. 7 Star Tribune of Minneapolis had a feature story on Gustavus alumnus Dan Kelly, who recently won 5 medals at the Paralympics in Australia. The sports article included quotes from Kelly, a picture of him with his medals, and also mentioned that he attended Gustavus and swam on the college swim team.
  • The Nov. 2 St. Peter Herald had an article and photograph of a Gustavus-dominated recreational running group. The "Running through the decades" feature story was written by intern Laura Westphal, daughter of Ken Westphal (finance) and Donna Westphal (health service). The same issue of the weekly community newspaper also included a story and photograph of the state award-winning Gustavus Study Buddies program.
  • A November 2000 Metro Lutheran article, titled "When church members are in the minority, they speak out politically: Study compares attitudes of ELCA, Episcopal church members, clergy," revealed some results of a 3-year, NSF-funded study being conducted by Chris Gilbert (political science) and Paul Djupe ('93 graduate and former Gustavus instructor). Gilbert was quoted extensively in the article.
  • The November 2000 Metro Lutheran also had a 2-story package on John Cobb, one of the speakers at this year's Nobel Conference. The stories were titled "'Turn from worship of wealth,' says Cobb at Nobel Conference" and "Cobb ties ecology, economics together."
  • Gustavus' Nobel Conference was included in the "CollegeScan" section of the Nov. 2000 The Lutheran, a national magazine of the ELCA. The page 55 news brief noted that the 36th annual, 2-day gathering discussed changes in world economic order. It also included a quote from President Axel Steuer explaining the conference.
  • The Sun Scandinavia-USA News published several Gustavus articles in its Oct. 18 issue: "Sixth Gustavus Adolphus College Student Receives Seaborg Award" -- announcing recent Gustavus graduate Christine Torborg as a recipient of the 2000 Seaborg Nobel Travel Award; "College Again Ranked Among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges" -- Gustavus' 2001 U.S. News & World Report's ranking; "Grant for New International Center" -- announcing an earlier $500,000 Wallenberg grant for the International Center; and "Globalization Conference" -- an announcement of this year's Nobel Conference and the speakers who appeared.
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


Lost and Found Items are again filing into the Office of Safety and Security. Items include clothing, athletic equipment (racquets, basketballs, goggles, footwear), hats and mittens, glasses and sunglasses, calculators, cameras, a Walkman, watches, CD's in case, and keys. Remember that items are kept only for 3 months. Items that have been in Lost and Found since the beginning of the school year will be donated to charity after Thanksgiving. To claim an item, visit safety and security located in the basement of Norelius Hall. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is urged to forward any items found on campus to safety and security as soon as possible. Call x8809 for more information.


Room for Rent... Enjoy a week on the beaches of Cancun, Mexico. A room for 2 is available Feb. 3-10 at The Royal Sands, a new 5-star resort located on the beach. It is a large room with 2 double beds and a bathroom. Asking $700. For more information, call Dan at 934-1510.


To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.
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

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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