The Yellow Sheet 2000
Volume 33, Number 7Thursday, Nov. 9,
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News & AnnouncementsLong 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:
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 (email@example.com).
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Laura Jayne Martens, Student Activities
Thomas Norris, Dining Service
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.
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or answers) for consideration in this new section, contact Stacia Senne
(x7510 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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