The Yellow Sheet 2000

November 16, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 8

Thursday, Nov. 16,

Volume 33, Number 11

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In the Media
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Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

College Receives Grant... The Bush Foundation recently awarded Gustavus a 3-year $300,000 grant to support faculty development activities that enhance teaching and student learning. The grant will fund a number of initiatives in a recently developed comprehensive faculty development plan.

Some Christmas Tickets Remain... Tickets are nearly sold out for the 28th annual Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration on Dec. 1, 2, and 3. Some tickets remain for Sunday evening. The theme for this year's service is "Heaven and Nature Sing." Christmas in Christ Chapel has been a tradition at Gustavus since 1973 and one that is known for its music, scripture, and pageantry. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs (x7520).

Festival of Saint Lucia Set... The College's 59th annual Festival of St. Lucia will be held Dec. 7. Each year since 1941, a St. Lucia and four Lucia Court members have been named at Gustavus. The annual campus celebration features early morning caroling by St. Lucia and her court, a special St. Lucia ceremony at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel, and a traditional Scandinavian luncheon at 11 a.m. This year's court members are: Catherine "Jade" Bakke, Titilope Cole-Adeniyi, Rebecca Harrington, Roberta Palombi, and Lauren Swanstrom. This year's luncheon entertainment will feature Minnesotan Tom Hegg, author of A Cup of Christmas Tea. The festival is open to the public, but tickets are required for the luncheon. Lunch reservations may be made until Dec. 4 by contacting the Office of Public Affairs (x7520). Lunch is $15 per person. Gustavus Library Associates sponsors this annual event, which also includes a holiday bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Publication Hiatus... Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Nov. 23.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.


Joe Egg Being Performed... Peter Nichols' play Joe Egg will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 16-19 in Anderson Theatre. Under the direction of Amy Seham, the play examines the struggles of a family dealing with life and death issues surrounding the parenting of a severely disabled child. Tickets will be available at Anderson Theatre 1 hour prior to each performance.

Next Shop Talk Friday... Nancy Butler (biology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01academic 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.

Band Concert Friday... The Gustavus and Adolphus Concert Bands, under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Christ Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Jazz Concert Saturday... The Gustavus Jazz Ensembles will join efforts to present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The program opens with the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and is followed by the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band. Both groups are under the direction of Steve Wright. This concert is free and open to the public.

Choral Benefit Concert Sunday... The Collegiate Chorus, under director Michael Jorgensen, will present its annual benefit concert for Kids' Corner Child Care in St. Peter at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The program, "Sing and Celebrate the 20th Century," is written and arranged by Teena Chinn. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the ongoing programs at Kids' Corner. Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children. They will be available at the door.

Faculty Piano Recital Sunday... Pianists Helen and Paul Baumgartner, both music and known throughout the region for their 4-hand and duet recitals, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Bjorling Recital Hall. They will present works by Poulenc, Ravel, Diabelli, Brahms, and Rubinstein. The performance is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.

Explosions of Stars Lecture Monday... 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.

Healing Service Monday... A Service of Healing will be held at 9 p.m. Nov. 20 in Christ Chapel. Eucharist and individual prayers for healing with anointing and laying on of hands will all be a part of this service. Come for prayers of healing -- physical, emotional, or spiritual. Chaplain Linda Roal will preside.


Phil Bryant and John Rezmerski, both English, participated in the Blue Cloud Literary Festival. Rezmerski also conducted a workshop on reading poetry aloud for the annual Fall Conference of Toastmasters International, District 6, and participated in a program for the fall conference of the League of Minnesota Poets, as a member of the troupe Lady Poetesses from Hell.

Mark Granquist, religion, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Historical Society at the board's meeting Nov. 4 in Chicago.

Craig Johnson, church relations, will meet with the Bloomington Conference of the Minneapolis Synod of the ELCA in Bloomington on Nov. 21 to present findings from LECNA regarding the value of Lutheran higher education.

David Koppenhaver, education, and a colleague from the University of New Hampshire, Karen Erickson, recently presented the first of a series of 3 monthly teacher workshops on technology supports in literacy instruction for children with disabilities. The workshops are broadcast statewide via the Texas Statewide Assistive Technology Network.

Mark Lammers, music, had brass music reviews published in the summer and fall editions of ITA Journal, a publication of the International Trombone Association.

Andy Vaughn, religion, has received notification that his proposal for a book, titled Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology -- The First Temple Period, has been accepted by the Symposium Series of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the main professional society for biblical studies that also serves as a publisher for scholarly books in the field. The book, co-edited by Vaughn and Ann Killebrew of the University of Haifa, is a collection of essays from scholars around the world on the importance of archaeological research in Jerusalem for biblical interpretation. The volume is expected to be published next year. Also, Vaughn has been selected to serve as series editor for the Archaeology and Biblical Studies Series of the SBL.


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and arboretum) at First Lutheran Church, Le Sueur, and Mark Braun (associate dean and communication studies) at Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, both on Nov. 19. 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... Rebecca Harrington (chaplain's apprentice) will preach at Augustana Lutheran Church, St. James, on Nov. 19. 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 St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Roseville, on Nov. 17-18. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, on Nov. 17-18 and Grace Lutheran Church, Mankato, on Nov. 18-19.

Gustavus Youth Outreach schedule includes a lock-in at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Mounds View, and youth night at First Evangelical Lutheran, Rush City, both on Nov. 17-18; an on-campus event for Grace Lutheran, Mankato, on Nov. 18; and a lock-in at Hastings, on Nov. 18-19. 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:
  • In The Free Press of Mankato on Nov. 9, Don Ostrom (political science) provided analysis on the U.S. Rep. District 2 race, where incumbent David Minge appears to have been defeated by Mark Kennedy. Ostrom, pulling an all-nighter and then discussing the election results in his 9 a.m. class, was included in an "Election Notebook" story, also in the Nov. 9 Free Press.
  • Craig Johnson (church relations) and his wife, Cindy, were included in an Oct. 28 Star Tribune of Minneapolis article, titled "Mother's idea brings together special-needs kids, families." The Faith and Values story focused on a Nov. 4 retreat at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington designed for special-needs children and their families. The article noted that Craig, who was giving a lecture at the retreat, is employed at Gustavus. Cindy chairs the Special Needs Task Force at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
  • Poet Joyce Sutphen (English) was on Minnesota Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" Sept. 16. It was a rebroadcast from Oct. 24, 1998 and also included The Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers, Maria Jette, and a Pat Donohue feature.
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 during Thanksgiving break are: Nov. 22 -- 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Nov. 23-Nov. 25 -- closed, and Nov. 26 -- 6 p.m.-midnight.


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.


A Thank You... The Delta Phi Omega sorority thanks all the faculty and staff members who contributed canned goods to its Halloween Can Walk on Oct. 30. More than 440 lbs. of canned goods were donated to the St. Peter Food Shelf.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
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 Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
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
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "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
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

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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