The Yellow Sheet 2001
Volume 33, Number 15Thursday, Feb. 8,
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News & AnnouncementsTaize Representative on Campus... Brother John from Taize, France -- an ecumenical, international monastic community in central France -- will be on campus Feb. 11-12 to teach people more about Taize and to help plan an ecumenical retreat at Gustavus in Oct. 2001. During his visit, Brother John will attend the college's weekly Taize Worship Service at 10 p.m. Sunday in Christ Chapel. He will speak during the 10 a.m. Chapel service Monday. He will also be at 2 open houses: one from 12:45-2:15 p.m. Monday in the Presidents Dining Room of the Campus Center that is geared toward area pastors, musicians, lay people, and others; and one from 4:45-6 p.m. in Banquet Room C of the Campus Center that is for the campus community. About 100 brothers from different Christian backgrounds and from nations all over the world live in Taize. The community's mission is one of reconciliation -- reconciliation among Christians, nations, and people. Each year, thousands of young people from all over the world journey to Taize for week-long pilgrimages. Through the rhythms of worship, fellowship, discussion, and work, they reflect on their own faith lives. To learn more about Taize, visit the community's Web site. Taize Worship incorporates simple prayerful chants, silence, short scriptural readings, and prayer. The simplicity of the chants allows people from many different faith and national backgrounds to pray together. The silence allows time for personal prayer and reflection. While on campus Brother John will help plan the retreat "Taize 2001: We Are Called" scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gustavus. The retreat is geared toward young adults, from 10th grade through graduate school. The retreat is the first in a series of Minnesota-wide events involving brothers from Taize. In addition to visiting St. Peter, they will visit St. Cloud/Collegeville and the Twin Cities. For more information about the visit or the October events, contact Kari Lipke (email@example.com, x6077).
Cancer Support Group Meeting... The Campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Feb. 14 in the Leadholm Room in the Campus Center. Bring a lunch and join the discussion.
Talk Shop... Laura
Behling (English) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01
academic year at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Interpretive Center. Her talk
is titled "'The secret stories of rickets': Anatomy, Dissection, and Modern
American Literature." 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
Shop Talks link.
Faculty and Alumnus Nominated for Book Awards... Coming Back to the Body, a collection of poetry by Joyce Sutphen (English), and Eccentric Islands by Bill Holm ('65) are among the recently announced nominations for the 2001 Minnesota Book Awards. Winners in each of the 10 categories will be named at the 13th Annual Minnesota Book Awards ceremony April 20 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. The program is free and open to the public and will air live on Twin Cities Public Television beginning at 8 p.m.
Laura Behling, English, had her book, The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935, published by the University of Illinois Press in January.
Ellis Bell, biochemistry, has had an article accepted for publication by Nature in its "Nature Reviews" series. The article, titled "The Future of Education in the Molecular Life Sciences," will appear in the upcoming edition of Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology.
Nancy Hanway, modern foreign languages and literatures/Spanish, published a short story, "The Death Collection," in the recent issue of Washington Square, a literary journal of New York University.
Craig Johnson, church relations, will present information regarding ELCA colleges and the value of Lutheran higher education at the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza Feb. 11 in association with the Church Relations Directors Conference Feb. 8-10 in San Diego, CA. There will be over 700 youth leaders in attendance.
David Koppenhaver, education, and a colleague at the University of New Hampshire, Karen Erickson, received the Don Johnston Literacy Lectureship Award for career contributions to literacy in people with disabilities at the 10th Symposium on Literacy and Disabilities in Research, held Feb. 1-3 in Triangle Park, NC. Koppenhaver and Erickson delivered a keynote address, "Our ZYX's," and a plenary workshop, "This Much We Know Is True."
music, recently completed a Midwest tour with the 70-member Gustavus Band,
performing 10 concerts in MN, IA, and WI, culminating with the band's home
concert Feb. 4 in Christ Chapel. Steve
Wright, music, performed
with the Gustavus Band as trumpet soloist on his own composition, Concerto
for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra.
Barbara Champlin, Nursing
Harry Dunscombe, Music
Jeanne Flaherty-Gonzalez, Spanish
Stephanie Johnson, Psychology
Sarah Erickson Lume, Music
Colleen Ryan, Nursing
Craig Woodward, Economics and Management
New Support Staff
Preaching in Congregations... Mark Granquist (religion) will preach Feb. 11 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Welch. 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 Vision of Glory Lutheran Church, Plymouth, and St. James Lutheran Church, Crystal, Feb. 9-10.
Gustavus Youth Outreach
for Feb. 10-11 includes Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Duluth. 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.
For Rent: A house on the Caribbean available May 1-Oct. 30, 2001 for adults only. Asking $1000 per month or $400 per week. Call Richard Elvee at 011-52-987-10464.
For Sale: Kawaii console piano purchased to replace a piano destroyed by the tornado. Covered by warranty. Call Bob Esbjornson after Feb. 15 at 931-4643.
For Sale: Yakima roof rack with locking posts, channel, and support arm for 1 bike, as well as a cable lock; fits cars with rain gutters (including older Subaru models). Asking $75. (The cost of a new one is more than $200.)
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