The Yellow Sheet 2001

February 8, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 15

Thursday, Feb. 8,

Volume 33, Number 18

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Congregational Outreach
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News & Announcements

Taize 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 (, x6077).


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Feb. 9 -- Donna Westphal, 1 Corinthians 13: 1-7;
  • Feb. 11 -- 6th Sunday after the Epiphany, Chaplain Linda Roal;
  • Feb. 12 -- Brother John from the Taize community in France;
  • Feb. 13 -- Hank Toutain, Luke 4: 16-21;
  • Feb. 14 -- Morning Praise, Luke 11: 37-52;
  • Feb. 15 -- Phil Bryant, Jeremiah 22: 13-17;
  • Feb. 16 -- Florence Amamoto, Colossians 3: 12-16; and
  • Feb. 18 -- 7th Sunday after the Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Gustavus Choir Concert Saturday... All are invited to attend the Gustavus Choir home concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Christ Chapel. The concert is free. Under the direction of Gregory Aune, the choir just returned from a 3-week tour that included performances in CO, WA, OR, CA, AZ, NM, SD, and MN. During this year's tour, the group performed a mix of historical and contemporary choral works, traditional hymn arrangements, spirituals, and folk tunes from Sweden and Great Britain, as well as newly composed music by Venezuelan composer Alberto Grau. One of America's foremost Lutheran choirs, the Gustavus Choir tours annually and has appeared in churches, universities, and concert halls throughout the nation and around the world during its 66-year history.

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 the Events/Faculty Shop Talks link.


Helen Baumgartner and Paul Baumgartner (piano duettists and both music) will play a benefit recital at the Church of St. Peter in St. Peter at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18. A freewill offering will be taken for the Steinway grand piano fund for the church's new sanctuary.


Student Newspaper Receives Award... The Gustavian Weekly, the student-produced newspaper at Gustavus, received an award in the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association's College Better Newspaper Contest. The paper received honorable mention in the General Excellence category. The judges said: "Enjoyed the many aspects of this paper. Very commentary centered. Good quality editorials. Good job." The award was presented Jan. 26 during the association's annual convention. There were 9 entries in this top category of the contest for papers published between fall 1999 and summer 2000. All General Excellence winners were from Minnesota private colleges with first place going to the Manitou Messenger of St. Olaf and second place to The Concordian of Concordia College-St. Paul. The Gustavian Weekly has received past MNA recognition: in 1998 second place for Best Use of Photography as a whole and second in Sports Photography by an individual; in 1992 first place in Arts and Entertainment Reporting, second in Column Writing, and second in Best Editorial by individuals. Stacia Senne(news) serves as adviser to the newspaper.

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."

Douglas Nimmo, 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.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Faculty
    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
    Nancy Schultz, Custodial


    Head Resident in the Office of Residential Life
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and arboretum) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Feb. 11. 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 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 scheduled 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.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • A Feb. 3 Mankato Free Press article, titled "Patching together a message," featured quilts made for residents in tornado-stricken Granite Falls. Janet Hamilton of the Gustavus Book Mark masterminded the project. The page 1A article was accompanied by a photograph of some of the quilts and included the Book Mark's Kerri Anderson.
  • A Feb. 1 Denver Post photograph of a Colorado senator applauding the Gustavus Choir after it sang 2 songs for the Senate's morning prayer on Jan. 31. The photo appeared on page 14A.
  • A Jan. 30 Rochester Post-Bulletin article featured Coach Mark Hanson. The page 5D story was titled "Dodge Center native found a fit with coaching" and was accompanied by a photograph.
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


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.)


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.

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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