The Yellow Sheet 2001

February 1, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 14

Thursday, Feb. 1,

Volume 33, Number 17

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Position Openings
Congregational Outreach
Gustavus Tidbits
In the Media
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Take Precautions... During touring week some burglaries occurred in campus buildings and an investigation is underway. The Office of Safety and Security asks all campus community members to make sure that valuables are out of sight and locked up. Please make a special effort to lock desk drawers that contain campus keys.

Gustavus-L Change... Beginning Feb. 5, Gustavus-L will be distributed 3 times a week -- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Items must be submitted by 8:30 a.m. on those days to be posted to this news and announcement e-mail list that goes to subscribed members of the campus community. For more information, call the news office at x6213.

Grant Received... Brian O'Brien (chemistry) has been awarded a $2,500 Moissan Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Fluorine Chemistry. The award, sponsored by the Division of Fluorine Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, is for support of summer faculty/student research. O'Brien's grant proposal was titled "Cesium Phthaloylphosphide for Synthesis of Fluorinated Phosphorus Compounds."


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Feb. 2 -- No Chapel;
  • Feb. 4 -- No Chapel;
  • Feb. 5 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, John 9: 1-7;
  • Feb. 6 -- Dean of Faculty David Fienen, Hebrews 3: 1-6;
  • Feb. 7 -- Morning Praise, Luke 5: 27-32;
  • Feb. 8 -- Chaplain Linda Roal, Isaiah 9: 2-5;
  • Feb. 9 -- Donna Westphal, 1 Corinthians 13: 1-7; and
  • Feb. 11 -- 6th Sunday after the Epiphany, Chaplain Linda Roal.
Annual Diversity Conference Set... The Building Bridges Diversity Conference will be held on campus March 10. Building Bridges is an annual event dedicated to creating and maintaining diversity. Seminars and workshops will reflect this year's theme "Taking Action." Registration begins at 10 a.m. March 10, with workshops running throughout the day. Keynote speaker Felipe Luciano will lecture at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception and dance. For more information, contact the Diversity Center (x7449).


Craig Johnson, church relations, will teach a 6-week session, titled "Stepping through the Scriptures," focusing on the New Testament at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview.

Ellis Jones, emeritus professor of economics and management, spoke to Welsh Societies in Atlanta, GA, Largo, FL, and Sarasota, FL, in mid-January. He also presented a reading at Our Lady of Lourdes Celtic Festival in Dunedin, FL. Jones is serving as executive director of the National Gymanfa Ganu Association international headquarters located in Sorensen Hall.

Deb Pitton, education, and Mike Miller, education, recently co-presented with Shirleen Sylvester of the St. Peter school district regarding the new teacher development project at the annual Minnesota School Boards Association Conference in Minneapolis. This project is 1 of 3 such projects to which the Gustavus education department is the higher education partner. There are 10 funded projects in the state.


Nathan Wayne Johnson was born Jan. 25 to Amie and Brad Johnson (printing services). Nathan weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19 inches long.


  • Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in the Office of Admission
  • Area Coordinators in the Office of Residential Life
  • Assistant Director in the Office of Residential Life
  • Project Coordinator/Heavy Equipment Operator in the Physical Plant Department
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for Atonement Lutheran Church, Bloomington, on Feb. 2-3 and the Minnesota River Pastor's Conference on Feb. 5-6.

Gustavus Youth Outreach schedule for Feb. 7 includes Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton. 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.

Music in Worship... Piano duettists Paul and Helen Baumgartner (both music) will play a benefit concert for Luther Seminary's Global Mission Institute at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Easter Lutheran Church, Eagan. The Baumgartners will play a benefit concert for the Global Mission Institute at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Como Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul. The Gustavus Choir will perform a benefit concert with Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church's senior choir at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the church in Apple Valley. The proceeds from this concert will help defray the cost of the church's choir tour to New York City. Tickets are available at the door. Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Craig Johnson (x7661).


Gustavus on Jeopardy... On Jan. 22, the $800 answer in the "'A' in College" category on the television game show "Jeopardy" was: "It follows Gustavus in the name of a St. Peter, Minn., school." The first person to ring in said, "What is Augustus?" The other 2 people did not give an answer.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or


The return of the 18 Gustavus community members from El Salvador on Jan. 23 received much news coverage. Members of the media were invited to meet with trip leaders and participants during a Jan. 24 news conference in the International Center. Media coverage included:
  • A Jan. 30 St. Paul Pioneer Press lead Opinion section, Viewpoint column by Mary Solberg, titled "Earthquake challenged everything a group of students would know forever";
  • WCCO-TV Ch. 4 (Twin Cities) reports airing at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. Jan. 25 and 5 and 10 p.m. Jan. 24, which included interviews with participants Bridget Hunt, Mary Solberg, and Donna Westphal;
  • A Jan. 25 Free Press of Mankato article and photograph. The page B1 feature was titled "All of us just had our hearts break";
  • Jan. 24 news reports on KEYC-TV Ch. 12 (Mankato);
  • As well as radio reports and interviews on WCCO (830 AM, Twin Cities -- interviews with students on Jan. 24), KRBI (1310 AM, St. Peter -- aired the entire news conference on Jan. 26), KTOE/KDOG Radio (1420 AM, 96.7 FM, Mankato), KXLP/KYSM Radio (93.1 FM, 1230 AM, 103.5 FM, North Mankato - -interviews from the news conference), and KJLY Radio (104.5 FM, Blue Earth -- interview with Austin native Mindy Rietz on Jan. 25);
  • Stories in the St. Peter Herald on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1;
  • A Jan. 26 Gustavian Weekly front page feature story, titled "Seismic El Salvador surprises students," and photograph; and
  • Expected stories in the upcoming Metro Lutheran.
Other recent Gustavus media coverage includes:
  • A Jan. 29 Free Press of Mankato story on Gustavus students in Washington, D.C. , for the Presidential inauguration. The page B1 story, titled "Gusties enjoy inauguration," included photos and quotes from students Leah Hansen, Carmen Mayo, and Toby Stalter.
  • A Jan. 27 Free Press of Mankato article on Julie Storm filing a complaint of voting irregularities by Gustavus students. The page B1 article quoted Hank Toutain and Stacia Senne. The article ran via the Associated Press wire service and therefore was published by other media, including the Jan. 29 Star Tribune of Minneapolis and the Jan. 30 St. Paul Pioneer Press. On Jan. 30, The Free Press published an editorial titled "It's okay for students to affect elections".
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


Lund Center hours for the remainder of touring week are as follows: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 1- 2; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3; and 12-10:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Pool and weight room hours will be posted at the Red Information Desk.


For Rent: Two 3-bedroom townhouses for rent for the 2001-02 school year. Call Janet or Jim at 931-9311.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
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 Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
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
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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