The Yellow Sheet 2000
Volume 33, Number 9Thursday, Nov. 30,
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News & AnnouncementsInternational Festival Online... A Webcast of the Nov. 2 Gustavus International Festival is available on the Mankato-based Lakes Internet (under Video Event Webcast, Gustavus International Festival).
Temporary Parking Restrictions... The Lund Lot (Lot B) will be closed from 11 p.m. today (Nov. 30) until 11 p.m. Dec. 2 for Christmas in Christ Chapel parking. Also, as of 8 a.m. this morning (Nov. 30), the road by Olin and Nobel halls will be blocked off to allow a crane to accomplish work in the area. Questions regarding parking or traffic patterns should be directed to safety and security at x8888.
Show Pride and Double or Triple a Gustavus Gift... The Gustavus Pride campaign is now underway and all campus community members are asked to show their pride in Gustavus by making a gift and doubling or tripling the impact with matching gifts. Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) has a new opportunity where all members of the Gustavus community (faculty, staff, and students) are eligible to become associate members of AAL, regardless of religious affiliation. For $10 a year, associate members have access to a variety of benefits and services, including free books and matching gift opportunities. Lutheran Brotherhood (LB) also has expanded its membership terms to include all Gustavus employees, alumni, and current students and their parents. All may now purchase LB products and therefore qualify for matching gift dollars. For enrollment information or other questions, contact Heather Patchett in the Office of Development at x7518.
Snow Emergency Notice... When College facilities will be closed or classes delayed or canceled during a work day due to inclement weather conditions, announcements will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the following radio stations: KRBI (1310 AM), KEEZ (99.1 FM), KYSM (103.5 FM/1230 AM), and WCCO (830 AM). Announcements will also be made by 6:45 a.m. on campus voice mail and e-mail. If the College makes the decision to close, individuals will be paid for their regularly scheduled hours for that day. If individuals choose to leave early due to inclement weather, the time off should be taken as unpaid leave or vacation, with supervisor approval. Factors that influence the College's decision to delay or cancel classes include the following: expected precipitation, road conditions, visibility, and wind chill factor (generally colder than -50 degrees). The College recognizes that its decision to delay/cancel may differ from local area K-12 schools. Gustavus is influenced by the needs of the 1,900 students who live in campus housing, as contrasted to different factors and conditions at K-12 schools (e.g., busing, young children, etc.).
Flu Shot Notice... This year the College contracted with Nicollet County Health Services to again provide employee flu shots; however, the county was unsuccessful in securing enough vaccine to meet all of its commitments so, at this time, it is uncertain whether or not Gustavus will be able to provide employee flu shots this year. Consequently, employees may want to take advantage of other flu shot clinics in the area.
Is Your Personal Greeting User Friendly? Gustavus' voice mail system allows individuals to record one Personal Greeting to play when the telephone is busy and another for when the telephone is not answered. The latter may be changed daily to inform callers of one's schedule, or it may remain the same. It is recommended that everyone use the 2 separate greeting options. This will allow the caller to make a more informed decision as to the content of the message they leave. To do so:
-Call the system and enter your passwordFor more information, call telecommunications at x6261.
Newsletter Break... Due to Christmas recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 14, Dec. 21, or Dec. 28. Publication will resume Jan. 4.
United Way Update... To
date, the campus fund for the 2001 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached
$9,000 of the $10,000 goal -- once again showing the generous spirit of
the people in the Gustavus community. United Way president Dean Wahlund
extends his congratulations and thanks to all who have participated so
far. Individuals who are still considering, gifts and pledges will be accepted
in the days ahead. The local United Way campaign is slated to close by
Dec. 15. See Dean Wahlund in the Office of Public Affairs or Barb Lundgren
in the Finance Office for a pledge card. Know that direct gifts and payroll
deductions are options.
Biotechnology (Genetics) Roundtable Dec. 6... Participate in the discussion on genetic engineering by attending a Biotechnology Round Table from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Banquet Room of the Campus Center. The event will include dinner, a panel discussion, and a question and answer session. Round table panelists will discuss both sides of the biotechnology issue. Participants include:
Clay Sale... On Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the annual Art Club Clay Sale will be held. Functional, handmade, stoneware pottery made by Gustavus students and many raku and saggar fired pieces will be for sale in the lower level of the Campus Center by the post office boxes.
Learn About Financial
Trends Dec. 13... Faculty
and staff are invited to a presentation on financial and financial aid
trends and comparisons at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in Alumni Hall. The information,
presented by Vice President for Finance Ken Westphal and Vice President
for Administration Owen Sammelson, will be similar to an earlier presentation
given to the Board of Trustees.
Elizabeth Baer, English and Sponberg Chair in Ethics, and daughter Hester Baer coedited the first English translation of The Blessed Abyss: Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrueck Concentration Camp for Women. Released in September and originally written by Nazi concentration camp prisoner Nanda Herbermann, the memoir provides insight into the experiences women had in Nazi camps. A journalist and Catholic, Herbermann was arrested by the Gestapo in Feb. 1941 and spent nearly 2 years in Ravensbrueck, the largest concentration camp for women. Herbermann's account was first published in Germany in 1946. The English translation, published by Wayne State University Press, has already received praise from noted Holocaust scholars.
Laurent Dechery, modern foreign languages and literatures-French, presented a paper on poets as art critics in the session "Reponses aux aieux" (19th and 20th Century French Literature) at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, held Nov. 10-12 in Birmingham, AL.
David Koppenhaver, education, and a colleague from the University of New Hampshire, Karen Erickson, recently presented a paper, titled "Literacy for Students with Severe Communication Disabilities," at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Washington, D.C. The invited, interdisciplinary session was co-sponsored by the Language, Learning, and Education Division and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Division of ASHA.
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures-German, won a 3rd prize in the Kusamakura Haiku Contest 2000 of the City of Kumamoto, Japan. The contest was held in honor of a centennial celebration of the author Natsume Soseki, who taught at Kumamoto. Also, Ludwig attended the meeting of the deans of Lutheran colleges and universities Nov. 12-14 in Savannah, GA. As current president of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties, he informed the deans about the upcoming ALCF conference on "The Impact of Computer Culture on Liberal Arts Education" (Oct. 5-7, 2001) at Gustavus.
Brian O'Brien, chemistry, and coauthors Ryan Nelson ('00), Jeffrey Johnson ('00), David Congdon ('93), and Jonathan Nedrelow ('94) had a paper, titled "Alkali Phthalyolphosphides: Easily-Prepared Phosphide Reagents for Coordination and Main-Group Chemistry," accepted for publication in Organometallics, the main organometallic chemistry journal of the American Chemical Society.
Julie Rabaey, international education, co-presented and co-facilitated an 8-hour Professional Practice Workshop on immigration regulations for experienced international student advisers on Nov. 15 at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV Conference in Iowa City, IA.
Gustavus Graduate Christine Torborg, Class of 2000, authored a poster, "Neural Network Model of Temporal Precision at the Inferior Colliculus and Auditory Cortex of an Echolocating Bat," at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The work presented in the poster was completed at Gustavus.
religion, gave 2 presentations last week at the national meeting of the
Society of Biblical Literature in Nashville, TN. He served as a respondent
in the Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology Consultation and he presented
a paper, titled "The Silver Amulets From Ketef Hinnom and the Priestly
Blessing in Numbers 6."
Rosanne "Rosie" Thomas, a Gustavus student from Bloomington, IN, died Nov. 16 at St. Peter Community Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 21 in Christ Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Gustavus Newman Club in Rosie's name. Expressions of sympathy and support may be sent to Rosie's family through her parents, John and Nancy Thomas, at 2310 Plateau Place, Bloomington, IN 47401.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).
Jane Kennedy, Dining Service
Jason Schuur, Custodial
Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center,
coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for
the Gustavus Association of Congregations Board of Directors meeting Dec.
1-2. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Dec. 1-3.
Church Office Coordinator Wanted for First Lutheran Church, 1114 Traverse Road, St. Peter. The full-time position includes benefits and wage commensurate with education and experience. Position description and application forms are available at the church office. Applications must be received in the church office by 3 p.m. Dec. 4. For more information, call 934-3060.
For Rent: 2+ bedroom house available Jan. 1, 2001. Located at 610 W. College Ave., St. Peter. Call (507) 334-3668 evenings or JoEllen at x6262 weekdays.
Room for Rent in a quiet, smoke-free house in Le Sueur, close highway access. Asking $25 per night, but is negotiable. Call 931-7850 weekdays between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and (507) 665-2953 evenings and weekends.
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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