The Yellow Sheet 2000
Volume 33, Number 8Thursday, Nov. 16,
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News & AnnouncementsCollege 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.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published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.
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...
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.
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.
religion, has received notification that his proposal for a book, titled
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
and Biblical Studies Series of the SBL.
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
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.
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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