The Yellow Sheet 2001

February 22, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 17

Thursday, Feb. 22,

Volume 33, Number 20

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News & Announcements

Parking Rules... Parking in the "Three Flags Circle," north of Eckman Mall, is prohibited 24 hours a day. Instead, 15-minute parking spaces are available in the Norelius parking lot (Lot A). Unless otherwise posted, open parking is provided in all Green, Red, Yellow, and Visitor Lots from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 5 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday. All are reminded not to park in fire lanes or adjacent to yellow curbs. Vehicles are permitted to stop at a fire lane or adjacent to a yellow curb for up to 15 minutes with hazard lights on -- except in the "Three Flags Circle." If hazard lights are not on or if parking extends beyond 15 minutes, ticketing and/or towing may result. If more than 15 minutes are required, contact the Office of Safety and Security at x8809. At no time should fire hydrants or walkways be blocked. Doing so will result in immediate ticketing and/or towing. These regulations were established some time ago for life safety and fire code reasons.

Nominations Sought for Guild of St. Ansgar... Preparations for selection of graduating seniors to the Guild of St. Ansgar 2001 are underway. Up to 8 percent of the graduating class will be selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Faculty members are invited to submit nominations to the Office of the Dean of Students by Feb. 26. The selection committee is composed of faculty members appointed by the Student Affairs Committee and students appointed by the Student Senate. Participation forms, soliciting information about activities and positions at Gustavus, as well as in church and home communities, have been sent to all senior students. Anyone wishing additional information should contact JoNes VanHecke.

Political Science Student Papers Sought... The Department of Political Science invites submissions for the Ron and Rolf Christenson Award for Excellence in Writing by Political Science Students. Any student who has written a paper for any level political science course in the 2000 calendar year or January Term 2001 is eligible to receive 1 of 2 $100 awards. This award is made possible through gifts from alumni and friends in memory of Ron Christenson, professor and founder of the Department of Political Science, and his late son Rolf. The deadline for submission of papers is March 5. For further information, contact Chris Gilbert (x6093,, or Old Main 304C). A box for submissions is located in the political science department (3rd floor Old Main).


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Feb. 23 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, Transfiguration Talks, 1 Samuel 3: 1-18;
  • Feb. 25 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, The Transfiguration of Our Lord;
  • Feb. 26 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, Transfiguration Talks, Luke 8: 40-56;
  • Feb. 27 -- Rev. Susan Gamelin, Transfiguration Talks, Revelation 22: 1-5;
  • Feb. 28 -- Ash Wednesday Service; and
  • March 1 -- Kathryn Wolford, Lutheran World Relief.
Russian Impressionist Art in Museum... The Hillstrom Museum of Art is now exhibiting a collection of Russian impressionist art, titled "Discovered Treasures: Russian and Soviet Paintings from the Pearson Collection." The exhibit features 37 paintings by 28 Soviet and Russian artists. These works were collected by Gerald "Bud" and Bev Pearson following the demise of the Soviet Union. The exhibit runs through April 13 and is free and open to the public. The museum in the Campus Center is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1-5 p.m.

Creation vs. Evolution Debate Tonight... A debate on the topic of origins will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Christ Chapel. Creation scientist Duane Gish and evolutionist Edward Max will debate. Gish received his B.S. in chemistry from UCLA and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent 18 years in biochemical research, including 3 years at Cornell University Medical College, 4 years with the Virus Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley; and 11 years on the research staff at the UpJohn Company, a pharmaceutical firm in Kalamazoo, MI. In 1971 Gish joined the Institute for Creation Research, where he currently serves as senior vice president. Gish is the author of numerous articles and several books on the subject of the scientific evidence for creation. Edward Max received an undergraduate degree from Harvard and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. For 2 decades he has studied the molecular genetics of the immune system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Max is currently at the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. He has written more than 80 scientific publications and many of them address evolutionary topics. Max's interest in science education led him to organize a science education program for children on the NIH campus and to participate in the evolution/creation controversy. Gish and Max have previously debated each other. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Gustavus Christian Fellowship.

Annual Winter Warmer Sunday... 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, an opportunity to explore the microscopic world of the arboretum with Judy Biederman, or a chance to create scented alder cones with Jane Thompson. At 12:30 p.m., lunch will be served. At 1:30 p.m., Don Scheese 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 The Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Journal. The cost for this Life in the Arb event, sponsored by the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum, is $8 per person. Reservations must be made by Feb. 22 to the Office of Public Affairs, (x7520). Seating is limited.

Faculty Chamber Recital Saturday... A chamber concert featuring works by several Gustavus Department of Music faculty will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This chamber recital has become an annual event. The program begins with a Mozart quintet by Sarah Erickson Lume (oboe), Richard Weber (clarinet), David Schultz (horn), Ann Pesavento (bassoon), and John McKay (piano). Scott Kallesta (saxophone) and Coni Liljengren (piano) will present a 1972 work by Robert Muczynski. Patricia Snapp (mezzo-soprano), Warren Friesen (viola), and McKay will perform a Johannes Brahms trio. The event concludes with Snapp returning to the stage with McKay and Michael Jorgensen (baritone) to perform "A Man and a Woman" from the Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical, 110 in the Shade. This recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby.

Student Recital Sunday... Juniors John Juhl and Paul Miller will present a joint recital at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Miller will present vocal works by Mozart, Schubert, and Finzi. Juhl will perform on various percussion instruments, playing pieces by Ney Rosauro, Elliott Carter, Anthony Cirone, and 3 Steve Howe works, which Juhl arranged for marimba. To conclude the program, Miller and Juhl will collaborate on Alan Hovhaness' "Under a Byzantine Dome." This recital is free and open to the public. A reception for the performers will follow.

Annual MLK Peace Lecture Tuesday... 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 of Science's Wallenberg Auditorium. It will be presented by John Wright, Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Professor of Afro-American and African Studies, and English at the University of Minnesota. 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 class visits or informal meetings with individuals or groups. Contact Greg Mason for scheduling arrangements (x7398).

Lutheran World Relief President to Visit... Kathryn Wolford, president of Lutheran World Relief (LWR), will be on campus next week as a guest of the Rev. Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Professorship in Lutheran Studies at Gustavus. She will speak at several events during her Feb. 28-March 2 visit, including the following:

  • At 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Wolford will preach at a joint Ash Wednesday service.
  • At 10 a.m. March 1 in Christ Chapel, she will deliver the homily.
  • At a noon luncheon on March 1 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Wolford will speak. This event is open to guests, but reservations are required. To register, contact Amy Pehrson in church relations (x7001).
  • At 4 p.m. March 1 in the Interpretive Center, she will speak to the faculty and staff about LWR, an international charitable organization presenting programs to 50 countries around the world. All are invited to this free, informal lecture and refreshments will be provided.
  • At 7 p.m. March 1 in Linner Lounge, she will talk with students about LWR.
  • In addition, she will speak to many classes throughout the 3-day visit.
Wolford obtained a master's degree in public policy and religious studies at the University of Chicago and received an honorary Doctor of Public Service from Gettysburg College. She has served as the 1st Caribbean Regional Representative of the National Council of Churches/Church World Services, worked with the social services of the Dominican Republic, and was an electoral observer in Nicaragua and Haiti. Wolford serves on the board of directors of InterAction, the U.S. Agency for the International Development Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, and the board of directors of the International Development Conference. For more details about her visit, contact Darrell Jodock (x7472 or

Talk Shop March 2... David Koppenhaver (education) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01 academic year at 4:30 p.m. March 2 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "Reading Stories, Reading Kids: Interaction Supports for Girls with Rett Syndrome and Their Mothers." 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 site under the Events/Faculty Shop Talks links.

Lecture on Parenting in Honor of Martinson... All parents are invited to a "Healthy Parents and Healthy Children" lecture on parenting from a Christian point of view from 7-8:30 p.m. March 30 in Alumni Hall. This event, sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter, is in memory of Floyd Martinson, professor of sociology and anthropology at Gustavus from 1945-82. He was research professor of sociology from 1982 until his death in April 2000. Martinson and his wife, Beatrice, have been members of Trinity for many years. The speaker for this event is Roberta Gilbert, a psychiatrist in private practice and on the faculty of the Georgetown Family Center. She is a noted expert in the innovative Bowen family systems theory. Gilbert is also the author of Connecting With Our Children and Extraordinary Relationships. The lecture is free and free childcare will be provided. Following the lecture, a small group of mothers will have the opportunity to attend an overnight retreat to further discuss parenting issues with Gilbert. The retreat will be held at the Gustavus Retreat Center. The retreat cost is $20 per person and includes meals and lodging. The retreat will run from 9 p.m. March 30 until 1 p.m. March 31. Space for the retreat is very limited. Register for the retreat in the main office of Trinity Lutheran Church no later than March 16. (Partial scholarships of $10 are available.) Questions about this event should be directed to Bev Kraft at 931-1591 or Trinity Lutheran Church at 934-4786.


Community Education Class... A free "Women and Self Esteem" class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 8 and March 15 at St. Peter High School, Conference Room A-B. Carol Ann Lowinske, a licensed psychologist with the Mind, Body, Spirit Center in Mankato, will teach this St. Peter Community and Family Education class. To register, call 934-3048 by March 1.

Messiah Performance March 4... The St. Peter Choral Society, directed by Annette Meeks, will present Handel's Messiah at 3 p.m. March 4 at the Church of St. Peter, 1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter. Tickets are $7 and available at Swedish Kontur Imports in St. Peter or at the door. Gustavus students are invited to attend free of charge. Members of the Gustavus community performing include Michael Jorgensen (bass), Shari Speer (soprano), Mary Solberg (contralto), Armaiti Prosch, Warren Friesen and Matt Dobosenski (violin), Harry Dunscombe (cello), Ann Pesavento (bassoon), Rick Orpen (timpani), David Fienen (organ) and choir members, Kristi Reinholtzen, John Holte, and Ron Rietz.

Latino and Somalia Conversations... Spend 2 evenings discovering more about some new local school district members. Come to hear about their history, culture, and stories and to share some tasty ethnic treats. Session 1, "Latino Conversations," will be held from 7-8 p.m. March 8 in the St. Peter High School Cafeteria (enter on Lincoln Drive off from Broadway). Session 2, "Somalian Conversations," will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. March 27, also in the school cafeteria. Call St. Peter Community and Family Education at 934-3048 by March 5 and March 22 respectively. Both sessions are free.


Mark Bjelland, geography, was selected to participate in the 2001 Fulbright German Studies seminar. The Berlin-based seminar will focus on urban planning issues, such as historic preservation and environmental quality.

Douglas Nimmo, music, served as conductor of the 110-member Minnesota All-State Symphonic Band Feb. 16-17 during the Minnesota Music Educators Mid-Winter Clinic. The event culminated in a performance by the All-State Band in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. Nimmo also presented a paper at the clinic, titled "The Big Picture -- Feeling Complete." Rick Orpen (guitar), Michael Jorgensen (voice), and Bonnie Jorgensen (piano) were also integral performance members of the paper presentation.

Jenifer Ward, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, has had her paper "Twice Told Tales: Adapting the Past for the Present in German Novel and Film" (co-authored with Susan Figge of the College of Wooster) published on a CD-Rom of selected proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas titled "Approaching A New Millennium: Lessons from the Past -- Prospects for the Future."


Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Garrett Paul (religion) at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Feb. 22; Mark Granquist (religion) at Minnetonka Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, Garrett Paul at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, and Steve Hogberg (gift planning ) at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, all on Feb. 25; and Chris Gilbert (political science) at CoAm (Cooperative Adult Ministries) at Bethel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Feb. 26. 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 Transitions Seminar from Luther Seminary, Feb. 22-23; Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, Feb. 23-24; and St. John's Lutheran Church, Waseca, Feb. 24. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, and House of Hope Lutheran Church, New Hope, both Feb. 23-24.

Gustavus Youth Outreach scheduled for Feb. 23-24 includes Lands Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. 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.


Old Main was built in 1876 for a reported cost of $25,000. The first college facility built at the St. Peter location once housed the entire college, including classrooms, a dining hall, and student and faculty rooms. The Kasota Stone edifice is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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


Here is a noteworthy Gustavus-related story that recently appeared in the media:
  • The Gustavus January Term trip to the Pacific Northwest was mentioned in a front-page article in the Jan. 16 Seattle Times. The article on the damaged Victorian Pergola in Pioneer Square mentioned that geography students from Gustavus were touring the area.
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


Attention Harry Potter Fans: Two J. K. Rowling books for Comic Relief U.K. will be on sale March 12. The Book Mark will have copies, but reserving them is advised due to their popularity. To reserve one, call x6017 or e-mail No discounts will be honored for this special event.

Purchase Office 2001 for the Mac or Microsoft Office 2000 from the Book Mark and receive a coupon for free 200-minute phone card . Purchases must be made by March 15.

The Book Mark Continues to participate in Talking Volumes, the virtual book club sponsored by The Loft, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio. The just-released book by Amy Tan, The Bonesetters Daughter, is the featured book and will be discounted 20 percent. Tan will give a
public lecture March 10 at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Bracelets & Breakfast with Delight Cafe

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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