The Yellow Sheet 2001

February 15, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 16

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Volume 33, Number 19

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News & Announcements

Donations for El Salvador... The January Term class Children of Hope that was in El Salvador is collecting items to send to the earthquake-stricken country. A collection table is set up this week in the lower level of the Campus Center (by the P.O. boxes) from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Friday. Needed items include clothing, toiletries, over-the-counter drugs, towels, blankets, school supplies, and money. Any type of contribution will help.

Annual Transfiguration Speaker Announced... The Rev. Susan Gamelin of Atlanta will be welcomed to the Christ Chapel pulpit Feb. 22-27 for the College's annual Transfiguration Talks. Gamelin was a Gustavus student from 1961­63. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University and received a master's of divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The theme for this series of 10 a.m. talks will be "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light."


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Feb. 16 -- Florence Amamoto, Colossians 3: 12-16;
  • Feb. 18 -- 7th Sunday after the Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Feb. 19 -- Derek Hoyme, White Ribbon Campaign, Psalm 13: 1-6;
  • Feb. 20 -- Pan-Afrikan Student Organization, Matthew 8: 23-27;
  • Feb. 21 -- Morning Praise, Luke 17: 1-4;
  • Feb. 22 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, Transfiguration Talks, 1 John 1: 5-10;
  • Feb. 23 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, Transfiguration Talks, 1 Samuel 3: 1-18; and
  • Feb. 25 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, The Transfiguration of Our Lord.
Talk Shop Friday... 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.

Gustie, Grammy Nominee to Perform Saturday... Blue Note recording artist and Grammy nominee Kurt Elling ('89) will return to the place where he discovered a love of jazz for a Feb. 17 performance in Bjorling Recital Hall. Elling, whose 4 vocal jazz recordings with the Laurence Hobgood Trio have earned him Grammy nominations, will present the final concert of the 2000-01 Gustavus Artist Series at 8 p.m. The critically acclaimed jazz singer lives in Chicago and has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, and Europe. Appearing with the Laurence Hobgood Trio (Hobgood, piano; Rob Amster, bass; and Frank Parker Jr., drums), Elling will present music from his recordings, including pieces from the newest Live at the Green Mill album and from his 5th recording that is due out later this year. Tickets for Saturday's performance are available by calling x7590. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. Funded through the Gustavus Artist Series, tickets are available in the Information Center and cost $7 for adults; $5 for students, senior citizens, and Gustavus employees; and free for Gustavus students.

New Exhibit in Hillstrom Museum... The Hillstrom Museum of Art opens its 2nd major exhibition of the year with a collection of Russian impressionist art on Feb. 19. "Discovered Treasures: Russian and Soviet Paintings from the Pearson Collection" features 37 paintings, mostly large in scale, by 28 Soviet and Russian artists. These works were collected by Gerald "Bud" and Bev Pearson following the demise of the Soviet Union. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19 in the museum, located in the Campus Center. In conjunction with the exhibition, a public lecture will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science. Jane Sharp, research curator of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, will present the lecture, titled "The Plural and Peripheral Modalities of Soviet Nonconformist Art." A 2nd public lecture will be presented in April by Pat Simpson, senior lecturer in the History of Fine Art and Visual Culture at the University of Hertfordshire, Great Britain. Simpson's lecture is titled "Visions of New Soviet Woman in Socialist Realist Art." The exhibit, running through April 13, and the lectures are free and open to the public. The museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1-5 p.m.

Calling All Women... Interested in ministry with the church? Join Transfiguration speaker Rev. Susan Gamelin and Chaplain Linda Roal for an informal discussion about women in ministry at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Linner Lounge. Bring questions and join the discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Annual Winter Warmer to be Fiery... Everyone is invited to attend a "Fiery Hot" Winter Warmer at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 in the Interpretive Center. The event will begin with a variety of learning activities, including a tour of Linnaeus Arboretum with Jim Gilbert (Linnaeus Arboretum and environmental studies), an opportunity to explore the microscopic world of the arboretum with Judy Biederman (biology), or a chance to create scented alder cones with Jane Thompson (arboretum board). At 12:30 p.m., lunch will be served. At 1:30 p.m., Don Scheese (English) will give the presentation "Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Life in the River of No Return Wilderness." The lecture is based on Scheese's soon-to-be-released memoir TheMountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Journal. The cost for this Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum event is $8 per person. Reservations must be made by Feb. 22 with the Office of Public Affairs (x7520). Seating is limited.

St. David's Day March 2... "Traditions of Wales" will be the theme for the St. David's Day observance March 2 on campus. The 4-hour celebration will feature a mini-Gymanfa Ganu (hymn sing), a Welsh foods reception, a video presentation on Wales, and a Welsh foods luncheon. The hymn sing will be the 28th St. David's Day in Chapel, held at 10 a.m. A 200-voice Gustavus student choir will assist the congregation in singing 4 Welsh hymns. The conductor will be Karen Jones Wojahn ('79), a Windom resident and organist at the 1999 National Gymanfa Ganu. Since March 2 is also World Day of Prayer, 3 of the hymns have been chosen with prayer in mind: Ebenezer (Send Thy Spirit, I Beseech Thee), Rhondda (Gracious God, Send Down Thy Spirit), and Rheidol (Sovereign Lord of Lands and Nations). The final hymn will again be Cwm Rhondda (Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah), which has become a community favorite. The video on Wales, narrated by Welsh newspaper editor Mary Morris Mergenthal, will show scenes of Wales, including castles, countryside vistas, shopping areas, and Mount Snowdon. The cost for the reception and luncheon in Alumni Hall is $11 per person. The Chapel service and video presentation are free. Reservations may be made by contacting Ellis Jones (x7540,, P.O. Box B47) by Feb. 26. Checks should be payable to Gustavus Adolphus College.

Annual MLK Peace Lecture Set... The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, "Learning and Social Action: A Martin Luther King Legacy for the New Millennium," will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. It will be presented by John Wright, Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Professor of Afro-American/African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota. Wright is principal scholar for the Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African-American Literature and Life, a nationally acclaimed archive of Afro-Americana, and its Harlem Renaissance national touring exhibit. The lecture, sponsored by the Peace Studies Program and the Office for Diversity, is free and open to the public. Wright will remain on campus through the morning of Feb. 28 for individual or group meetings or class visits. Contact Greg Mason for scheduling arrangements (x7398,

Spring Red Cross Blood Drive... This spring's Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. March 6 and 7 in Alumni Hall. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Jared Vinar at 931-6068.


Minnesota River Presentation Saturday... The Nicollet County Historical Society (NCHS) invites everyone to hear "I Love the Minnesota River," a musical and visual presentation by Scott Sparlin at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Treaty Site History Center, St. Peter. Thought provoking lyrics point out Sparlin's love for the river and also convey peoples' responsibility to the river. Admission is $2 for the general public; it is free for NCHS members and children under age 12.


Junior Rebecca Potter has been named recipient of the college's 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 award was established in 1999 by members of Ovanlig, a gay, lesbian alumni group.

Ellis Bell, biochemistry, recently gave an invited talk, titled "New Insights into Allosteric Mechanisms: The Regulation of Glutamate Dehydrogenase," at the University of Richmond, Virginia.

Mark Braun, communication studies and associate dean, had an article, "Using Self-Directed Teams to Integrate Service-Learning into an Organizational Communication Course," published in the Spring 2001 issue of The Southern Communication Journal (Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 236-238).

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German and current president of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties (ALCF), attended the 86th Meeting of the Lutheran College Presidents last weekend in Washington to promote the next ALCF conference on "The Impact of Computer Culture on Liberal Arts Education," to be held at Gustavus Oct. 5-7 (the weekend after the Nobel Conference).

Douglas Nimmo, music, conducted the U. S. Army Band Feb. 6 in Baltimore, in a rehearsal of the John Barnes Chance CREDO (trumpet solo with wind band). The CREDO has recently been transcribed by Loran McClung. Nimmo will conduct the Army Band in a performance of CREDO on March 10 in Las Vegas. He also served as clinician for the Classic Lake Conference Band Festival Feb. 13 at Wayzata High School. Seven high school wind bands participated, involving more than 450 students.

Stan Shetka, art and art history, has his artwork included in a current exhibition, titled "Here by Design: 'Your place of abode directs your spirit' (Japanese proverb). You are what you are. You are where you are." The premise of Here by Design is that, in the multi-centered world, the connection between place and design is momentous. Here by Design brings together an eclectic mix of designers working in Minnesota. The exhibit at the Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus runs through April.

Linnea Wren, art and art history, was a panelist in the semester-long seminar, "Divine Perversities," organized at the University of Minnesota. The "Filiations" panel followed a Feb. 8 lecture by Eleanor Heartney on "Post-Modern Heretics, Art and Religion in Contemporary Society." Following the panel discussion, Elaine Pagels spoke on "Art as an Heretical Act." Wren will also be a panelist on March 22 discussing "Heretical Acts: Feminist Performance." Plus, she has been appointed as an online expert for MayaQuest, an interactive classroom educational program aimed at grades K-12. The program follows the route of a team of bicyclists through ancient and modern Maya settlements for a 4-week period. Students communicate with team members and with online experts. Beginning Feb. 19, people can visit the MayaQuest Web site.


Kenneth David Ringler was born at 12:48 p.m. Feb. 14 to David and Jennifer Ringler (Web communications). Kenneth weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. He has a 2-year old sister, Maggie.


  • Administrative Assistant in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include John Cha (religion) at Hope Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Feb. 18 and Chris Gilbert (political science) at CoAm (Cooperative Adult Ministries), Bethel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Feb. 19. 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.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host a retreat for Grace Lutheran Church, Mankato, Feb. 16-17. The Office of Church Relations will host confirmation retreats for Chisago Lakes Lutheran Church, Center City, Feb. 17 and Trinity Lutheran Church, Montevideo, Feb. 18-19.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • At 2:15 p.m. Feb. 9, Chaplain Brian Johnson was a guest on the Ruth Koscielak Show discussing mixed faith marriages. The RKO Radio Network show airs weekdays from 1-4 p.m. on several radio stations, including St. Peter's KRBI 1310 AM. For about 20 minutes, Johnson and a pastor from the University of Minnesota-Duluth were interviewed live on the subject of interfaith marriages; their remarks were followed by an audience call-in segment.
  • On Feb. 8, KJLY Radio (Blue Earth, FM 104.5) aired an interview with Chaplain Brian Johnson discussing the upcoming book project, The Spirit of Service: Integrating Faith and Service for Social Justice, he and Carolyn O'Grady (education) are collaborating on. The story aired at 8 a.m., noon, 5:20 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • The Feb. 8 edition of the St. Peter Herald featured an editorial, titled "Gusties have right to vote," on page 4A.
  • A Feb. 2001 feature story in the St. Anthony Messenger, a monthly Catholic magazine, included Paul Granlund and his sculpture, Dancing Francis.
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


Bowling League Forming: Anyone interested in bowling in an 8-week league on Tuesday nights, starting in March, at Sunset Bowl in Mankato should contact Jim Isaak (x7073, Four-person teams or individuals are being sought.

For Sale: 2000 Camry LE Sedan 4-door, V6, 3.0 liter engine, automatic transmission, 21,000 miles, all-power conveniences, and CD player. In excellent, like new condition. The owner is having twins and needs to buy a minivan. Contact Bob Neuman at x7681.

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 Suburu models). Asking $75 (cost of a new one is more than $200). Call Nancy Butler at x6287.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
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 Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
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
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "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
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

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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