The Yellow Sheet 2001

January 11, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 12

Thursday, Jan. 11,

Volume 33, Number 15

News & Announcements
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Congregational Outreach
In the Media
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News & Announcements

Chapel Spire Update...Work is continuing to reinforce the Christ Chapel spire and a crane is expected to arrive this week. Inspections are also underway. When final inspections are completed, Christ Chapel will be reopened. Watch The Yellow Sheet or community-l for updates.

Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Jan. 25. Publication will resume Feb. 1.

Web News... On the Gustavus Web, there's a new site for alumni affairs. The site ( features historical Gustavus photographs, an online interactive poll, a bulletin board for alumni to read and post questions, answers, and opinions, the ability to update address and personal information including births/adoptions, weddings, employment information, and deaths, and a dynamically driven e-mail address search. The Office of Alumni Affairs hopes to capitalize on this asset by providing its alumni community with interactive tools for keeping in touch.


Chapel Schedule...All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Alumni Hall. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Jan. 12 -- Leila Brammer, Luke 3: 15-17;
  • Jan. 14 -- 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, Chaplain Linda Roal;
  • Jan. 15 -- Denise Iverson-Payne, Isaiah 53: 1-6;
  • Jan. 16 -- David Steffensen, Isaiah 2: 1-7;
  • Jan. 17 -- Morning Praise, Luke 5: 33-39;
  • Jan. 18 -- Jim Isaak, Acts 18: 8-11;
  • Jan. 19 -- Hymns for Christian Unity; and
  • Jan. 21 -- 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Michael Johnson Concert Saturday... Michael Johnson, singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has performed to sold-out audiences at Gustavus for 30 years, will return for his annual appearance at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 in Bjorling Recital Hall. All tickets from the postponed Dec. 13 concert will be honored at this performance and additional tickets are available. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Call the Ticket Center at x7590 for reservations or purchase tickets at the door.

Performance Art Exhibit Wednesday... All are invited to attend a performance art video exhibit featuring the works of Gustavus students from 8-10 p.m. Jan. 17 in Alumni Hall. Performance art is a medium that emerged in the 1960s; it is based on live performance by the artist and, unlike theater, tied to a specific artist. Performance art is also generally not repeated. Titled "Flesh by Student Bodies: Performance Art on Video," the exhibit focuses on the body and what it means to be a physical being. The specific themes are diverse, including body image, sexuality, social pressure, historic context, self-perception, vulnerability, food, biology, childhood, adulthood, and gender. The event is free and sponsored by the Gustavus Art History Club. (Some content may be deemed inappropriate for children.) For more information, contact Travis Nygard ( or Tim Weld (

Employee Enhancement Days are scheduled for Jan. 30-31 in Alumni Hall. On Jan. 30, Robin Getman will present "Laugh from Your Toes" at 8:15 a.m., "Lead From Your Soul" at 9:45 a.m., and "Serve From Your Heart" at 11 a.m. Gretchen Koehler (health and exercise science) will present "Yoga, The Oldest New Exercise" during "Lunch and Learn" at noon in the banquet rooms. On Jan. 31, Andy Weisberg will present a 2-part session, "Learning to Play," at 8:15 a.m., Arlene Vernon will present "Goal the Distance -- Music with a Message" at 11 a.m., and Margi Willmert and Paul Jacobson (both dining services) will present "Lunch and Learn: The Latest in Appetizer Buffets" at noon in the banquet rooms. Pre-registration is requested for the lunches. All Gustavus community members are encouraged to participate in Enhancement Days. Each day's events begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m.


Ovanlig Award Announced... Junior Rebecca Potter has been named the recipient of the 2000-01 Ovanlig Award. A faculty and administrative committee selected Potter based on her commitment, service, and leadership in raising campus awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) rights and concerns within the Gustavus community. Potter has given her time and talents as a group facilitator, organizer, and initiator. The primary purpose of the Ovanlig Award is to provide encouragement to young men and women who desire a Gustavus education. It is intended that the recipient of the award be a current junior or senior and have made leadership contributions to the Gustavus GLBT community.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Administrators
    Beth Barbosa, Institutional Advancement
    Diana Gabriel, Counseling Center
    Mary Milbradt, Administrative Computing Center


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Garrett Paul (religion) at Hope Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Jan. 14. 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... Mark Granquist (religion) will preach at First Lutheran Church, Le Sueur, Jan. 14. 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 retreats for Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna, Jan. 11 and St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield, Jan. 12-13. The Office of Church Relations will host confirmation retreats for Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault, and House of Hope Lutheran Church, New Hope, Jan. 12-13; and Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Jan. 13.

Gustavus Youth Outreach schedule includes Trinity/Hegre Parish in West Concord, Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato, and United Methodist Church in Rochester, on Jan 12-13; and Galilee Evangelical Church in Roseville, on Jan. 13-14. 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:
  • An interview with Jim Gilbert (arboretum and environmental science) aired on KRBI Radio's (St. Peter) "Cafe 13-10" on Jan. 9. The talk show also included Gilbert's Jan. 4 chapel homily, which focused on environmental studies -- the theme for this January Term.
  • A black and white photograph of the 2000 St. Lucia Court and accompanying brief appeared in the Dec. 28 Nordstjernan, an East Coast-based Swedish-American newspaper.
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


  • Book Mark Coupon... January might be a good time to catch up on some fun reading. Look for the Book Mark's coupon in The Gustavian Weekly this week and receive 25 percent off one book anytime this month. (Some restrictions apply and the offer does not include textbooks.)
  • Bill Holm ('65) is this month's featured author in "Talking Volumes," the book group sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), the Star Tribune, and the Loft and supported by independent book stores. His featured book, The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth, Minneota, Minnesota, as well as his newest book, Eccentric Islands, are available in the Book Mark and at a discount of 20 percent. (The live broadcast of Holm's appearance at the Fitzgerald Theatre will be aired Jan. 11 on MPR.) Watch for upcoming books by featured authors; they will always be offered at 20 percent off in the Book Mark.


For Rent: Home in St. Peter with a single-car garage and new flooring. Available Feb. 1. Call 931-5313 (days) or 931-4115 (evenings).

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.

Home Needed for a 6-year-old cat that is a very friendly, indoor, lap cat. Has had shots, is neutered, and is house broken. If interested, contact Carl at x6089 or 246-5330.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"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
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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