The Yellow Sheet 2000

December 7, 2000 | Volume 33, Number 10

Thursday, Dec. 7,

Volume 33, Number 13

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Gustavus Tidbits
In the Media
Phone Updates
Book Mark Bits
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Mileage Rate Change... Effective Jan. 1, 2001, the standard business mileage rate increases to 34.5 cents per mile (from 32.5 cents). The rate, established by the IRS, is used to determine how much an employee's travel expenses (when using his or her own car) are deemed substantiated when the employer provides a mileage allowance under a reimbursement or other expense allowance arrangement.

Publication Break Reminder... Due to Christmas recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 14, Dec. 21, or Dec. 28. Publication will resume Jan. 4. Note that the submission deadline for the Jan. 4 publication remains the same -- no later than 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

Biotechnology Discussion Online... A Webcast of the Dec. 6 Gustavus Biotechnology Roundtable is available on the Mankato-based Lakes Internet (under Video Event Webcasts, Gustavus Biotechnology Roundtable).

Create an Extended Absence Greeting... Over the holiday break, it is recommended that individuals leave Extended Absence Greetings on voice mail to notify callers that they will be away from the office. To create an Extended Absence Greeting follow these steps:

-Call the system and enter your password
-Press 4 -- Personal Options
-Press 3 -- Greetings
-Press 2 to create an Extended Absence Greeting
-Listen to and follow the instructions
-Press * to exit until hearing "Good-bye".
Note: This can be done from any phone anywhere -- it doesn't have to be done while on campus. For further information or assistance, contact telecommunications at x6261.

Tickets Available for Michael Johnson's Annual Concert... Michael Johnson, the singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has performed to sold-out audiences at Gustavus for 30 years, will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Originally from the Minneapolis area and now a Nashville resident, Johnson first performed on campus in the 1960s with John Denver and the Chad Mitchell Trio. Since then he has toured internationally, recorded 11 albums, and had 10 hit singles and 2 top country songs of the year. Tickets are still available in the Ticket Center and cost $12 for adults; $10 for students, senior citizens, and Gustavus employees; and $5 for Gustavus students.

Faculty Holiday Banquet... "A Mid-Century Retrospective," the faculty holiday banquet, will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Campus Center Banquet Rooms. The cost is $10 per person; child care will be provided. Reply and send checks, made payable to Gustavus, to Jean Heidcamp in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty by Dec. 11. Also indicate how many children, if any, will need child care and provide their ages.

Staff Holiday Party... The Gustavus staff holiday party will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in Alumni Hall. R.S.V.P. to Jane Confer by Dec. 15.

Administrator Yuletide Gathering... All Gustavus administrators are invited to a gathering for sharing Yuletide cheer and refreshments from 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in Banquet Room B of the Campus Center. R.S.V.P. to the Office of the President (x7538).


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Dec. 8 -- Dennis Raarup, Psalm 90;
  • Dec. 10 -- 2nd Sunday in Advent, Chaplain Linda Roal;
  • Dec. 11 -- Craig Johnson, Isaiah 40: 1-11;
  • Dec. 12 -- Brian Beckstrom, Isaiah 42: 1-7;
  • Dec. 13 -- Morning Praise, Luke 7: 18-30;
  • Dec. 14 -- Jon Cha, Psalm 141: 1-3;
  • Dec. 15 -- Mark Kruger, Isaiah 51: 1-6;
  • Dec. 17 -- 3rd Sunday in Advent, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Dec. 18 -- Carol Sing;
  • Dec. 19 -- Litany for Travelers; and
  • Dec. 20-31 -- Christmas Break
Questions or comments should be directed to the Office of the Chaplains (x7446).

Welcome for New Advancement Staff Friday... A campus-wide welcome reception will be held for Sara Titus (development) and Susan Andrews (marketing and public relations) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Presidents Dining Room. All are invited to attend; refreshments will be served.

Geography Open House Friday... All are invited to the Department of Geography's holiday open house from 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the map library (Nobel Hall 102). Come for goodies, a geography trivia contest, prizes, maps, posters, books, and department tours.

Music Ensembles This Weekend... At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, the Flute Choir and the Woodwind Choir, under the direction of Ann Pesavento, will present a concert in Bjorling Recital Hall. At 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9, the Chamber Singers, directed by Gregory Aune, and the Trombone Choir, under the baton of Scott Moore, will perform in Christ Chapel. Both performances are free and open to the public.

ALCF Meeting on Campus This Weekend... The executive board of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties (ALCF) will meet this weekend at Gustavus under the direction of Horst Ludwig, current president of ALCF. This meeting prepares its conference on "The Impact of Computer Culture on Liberal Arts Education" that will be held at Gustavus Oct. 5-7.

Combined Student Music Recital Saturday... Two Gustavus student instrumentalists will present a joint student recital at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Marie Rivers, a junior clarinetist, and Katie Nordstrom, a senior pianist, will perform solo and combined works. Nordstrom opens the recital with "Scenes from Childhood," by Robert Schumann, followed by Rivers' performance of "Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo" by Igor Stravinsky. Works by Shostakovich, Kabalevsky, and Bernstein are also included in the program. The recital is free and open to everyone. A reception for the performers will follow.

Student Voice Recital Sunday... Julie Tutas will give her senior recital at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Accompanied by fellow student Nathan Kennedy, piano, and sister and brother-in-law, Linda (Tutas) and Bob Haugen, Tutas will present works by Aaron Copland, Max Reger, Beethoven, Frederick Loewe, and the new 4-part work, "The Garland Songs," written by Linda Haugen. Tutas, an organizational management major, has studied voice at Gustavus with Patricia Snapp and has been a member of the Christ Chapel Choir and the Christ Singers. The recital is free and open to all.

Mutual Fund Meetings Dec. 11... Jerry Poland and Whitley Mott will be on campus Dec. 11 to discuss mutual fund additions to Sentinel Advantage. These meetings will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room in the Campus Center. Refreshments will be served.

Cancer Support Group Meeting... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Dec. 13 in the Leadholm Room of the Campus Center. Come and bring a lunch.

Open House for All... On Dec. 13, stop by the Office of Admission open house between 4-4:30 p.m. See the office in the Campus Center, meet the newest admission staff members, and enjoy some conversation and cider and cookies too.


Riverlights to Perform Dec. 9... Come, hear the popular St. Peter Riverlights at "Wassail, Words, and Music: A Christmas Event with the Riverlights" at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Treaty Site History Center, 1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Admission is $5 per person and includes the cost for the performance and refreshments. Proceeds will benefit the Nicollet County Historical Society.


Dennis Henry, physics, has a review of William Middleton's Landmarks of the Iron Road: Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering in the current issue of the Iowa Historical Society's Annals of Iowa.

Douglas Huff, philosophy, was awarded 3rd place for his play, The Blind Venetian, in the Stage Play Script category of the 2000 Writer's Digest Writing Competition. There were 19,000 entries in the entire contest.

Michael Jorgensen, music, was the bass soloist in a performance of jazz legend Dave Brubeck's "La Fiesta de la Posada" in the Plymouth Music Series "Welcome Christmas!" concert Dec. 3 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. Performances continue Dec. 9 and 10. The concert will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 by MPR affiliates and will be aired nationally over Public Radio International the week before Christmas.

Barbara Simpson, psychology, has been invited to chair a North Central Association for Institutions of Higher Education site visit to Kilian College in Sioux Falls, April 23-25. Simpson would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of Kilian (Community) College.

Linnea Wren, art and art history, has been appointed an online expert for MayaQuest 2001. MayaQuest is an interactive expedition used by classrooms around the world. A 9-member team will spend 4 weeks exploring the Mayan region, studying the Maya people, sites, history, and culture. Each day during the expedition, the Web site will be updated with new features written by the team members. Featured subjects will include Quest Critters, Myths and Legends, Mystery Photo, Nature Notes, Gross and Disgusting, and Kid Profile. Thousands of students are expected to log on daily. Feature examples from AustraliaQuest, which wrapped up a few weeks ago, may be viewed online.


Alton Iverson Sr., father of Denise Iverson-Payne (diversity), died Dec. 2. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City. Flowers may be sent to the Lawrence A. Jones and Son Funeral Chapel, 1800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109. Cards may be sent to the Iverson family at 6201 E. 107th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64134.
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).


  • Miniature Chapel... Did you know that there is a miniature Christ Chapel on campus in the form of a bird feeder? It is located in a grassy area between the Carlson Administration Building and Uhler Hall. The bird feeder was built by Steve Waldhauser (publications) and erected in October by Tracy Glass and Rick Bruns (both physical plant-grounds crew). So far, chickadees and sparrows have dined at the feeder. (Note: The spire is not missing its cross; the house was built without one.)
To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this new section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or


Here is a noteworthy Gustavus-related story that recently appeared in the media:
  • The Free Press of Mankato had an article on the Dec. 6 Biotechnology Roundtable in its Dec. 7 issue. The article, "Biotech implications discussed," was on page B1.
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


Information Desk Hours: Beginning Dec. 18 and continuing until Feb. 5 the Campus Center Information Desk will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2000-01":
x6395 Susan Andrews, Institutional Advancement (addition)
x7630 Shari Black, Health Services (formerly Shari Schweiss)
x7598 Laura Jayne Martens, Student Activities (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact telecommunications at x6261or e-mail


Christmas Sale... The storewide holiday sale continues in the Book Mark.


For Rent: 3-bedroom home, with a family room, fireplace, porch, and garage. Appliances are furnished. Located near the College. No pets and no smoking permitted. References requested. Call 931-1664.

Shelter Needed for a Car during the coldest winter months. Anyone who has or knows of a space in a garage should call Mary Solberg as soon as possible at 931-4716 (home) or x7470 (office).


Events happening between Friday, December 8, 2000 and Monday, December 18, 2000

Friday, December 8, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Holiday Open House Adolphson House
7:05 PM M Hockey vs UW Superior Lund Center
7:30 PM Flute and Woodwind Choirs Bjorling Recital Hall
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Shaft Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
Christian Music Festival The Dive

Saturday, December 9, 2000
2:05 PM M Hockey vs St. Scholastica Lund Center
3:00 PM M Basketball at St. Mary's
3:00 PM W Basketball vs St. Mary's Lund Center
3:30 PM Concert-Singers/Trombone Choir Christ Chapel
7:05 PM W Hockey vs St. Benedict Lund Center
7:30 PM Recital - Rivers/Nordstrom Bjorling Recital Hall
8:00 PM I Am ... We Are Presents... Anderson Theatre
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Shaft Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
8:45 PM I Am ... We Are Presents... Anderson Theatre

Sunday, December 10, 2000
10:00 AM Holy Communion Christ Chapel
3:15 PM Vikings vs. Rams Alumni Hall
3:30 PM Recital: Julie Tutas, soprano Bjorling Recital Hall
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Taize Worship Christ Chapel
Hillstrom Museum of Art Hillstrom Museum of Art

Monday, December 11, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Lolita's Mug

Tuesday, December 12, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
9:00 PM Proclaim The Dive

Wednesday, December 13, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
12:00 PM Campus Cancer Support Group Leadholm Room
8:00 PM Michael Johnson in Concert Bjorling Recital Hall
Final Day of Classes

Thursday, December 14, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Faculty Holiday Banquet Alumni Hall
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Christmas Carol Sing Christ Chapel
Reading Day

Friday, December 15, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
Final Examinations

Saturday, December 16, 2000
Final Examinations

Sunday, December 17, 2000
10:00 AM Holy Communion Christ Chapel
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Taize Worship Christ Chapel
Final Examinations

Monday, December 18, 2000
10:00 AM Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
Final Examinations

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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