The Yellow Sheet 2001
Volume 33, Number 18Thursday, March 1,
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News & AnnouncementsData Now Online... Campus community members may now access some of the data in the college's integrated administrative software database system, called Datatel, via the Web. From the
On-Campus Community homepage, people may access the data by selecting one of the 3 blue buttons in the top right hand corner, marked For Students, For Faculty, and For Employees. Using personalized user names and pin numbers, faculty currently have access to their advisees, their class roster, their schedule, and a searchable list of all classes. Using personalized user names and pin numbers, college employees have access to a summary of the leave plan under the For Employees section. Everyone may use the Search for Classes feature, provided under the For Students and For Faculty sections and to do so requires no user name or password. Using personalized user names and pin numbers, students may check their grades, check their class schedule, view their transcripts, and search for classes. More data screens from the Datatel system will be added in the future: Final grading, degree audit, proposed student program, and advisee detail will be available soon on the Gustavus Web. Later, the system will enable students to register for classes online. This project was implemented by a Datatel Web Services Implementation Committee, chaired by David Wicklund (registrar) and consisting of Bruce Aarsvold (information technology), Lynn Boehne (admission), Mark Braun (associate dean and communication studies), Jolene Christensen (president), Sarah Daniels (administrative computer services), and Jennifer Ringler (Web communications).
Award-Winning Scholarship Site...
Scholarship Web site has been selected by Lightspan's StudyWeb as
one of the best educational resources on the Web. It will be included
in StudyWeb's "Applying for Scholarships" section, located under its
"School and Education"/"College" links. Study Web, located at http://www.studyweb.com,
is one of the Internet's premier educational resources for students
and teachers. Since 1996, Lightspan's reviewers have scoured the Internet
to select the finest sites to be included in their StudyWeb listing
of educational links. The Gustavus Scholarship Web site is maintained
by Judy Roberts (dean of the faculty).
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Term in Germany Reception Friday... Imke Lode of the Institute for German Language and Culture in Wittenberg, Germany, is on campus through March 4. The institute is the College's partner in the "Term in Germany" semester abroad, and Lode will be here to support efforts to educate the campus about the program on her way to meet with ELCA officers in Chicago. All faculty potentially interested in serving as the Term in Germany's field supervisor in coming years, as well as all community members who wish to learn more about Wittenberg, are welcome to join Lode at a reception in her honor from 4-5:30 p.m. March 2 in the International Center. Inquiries may be directed to program director Jenifer Ward (modern foreign languages and literatures/German) or Mona Rizk-Finne (international education).
Talk Shop Friday... 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.
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Monday... Giles Gunn, professor of English and global and international studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture 7 p.m. March 5 in Confer Hall 127. Gunn will speak on "Rethinking Human Solidarity: The Difference That Difference Makes in a Global World." His talk addresses the question of the importance and value of diversity in the ever-shrinking global community. The program includes an opportunity for members of the audience to engage in discussion with Gunn.
Open Forum Tuesday... Giles Gunn, professor of English and global and international studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will conduct an open forum on "Global Studies, Meaning and Applications" from 10:30 a.m.-noon March 6 in the Phi Beta Kappa Room in Vickner Hall. This is an informal drop-in session, so feel free to come with questions and observations for some or all of the time.
Jewish-Christian Conversation Set... All campus community members are invited to "Jewish-Christian Understanding: A Conversation," from 5:30-8 p.m. March 12 in the Campus Center Banquet Room, but reservations are required. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to have dinner with the Jewish and Christian scholars who will participate in a national consultation on Lutheran-Jewish Relations on campus, March 11-13. About 15 Jewish and Christian leaders from around the U.S. will be at the dinner. They will be introduced and given the opportunity to identify contemporary issues and to answer questions. During dinner, each table will be able to talk informally with 1 or more of the resource people. Possible topics include: identifying the major issues in contemporary Jewish-Christian relations, seeking areas of agreement and common purpose, and exploring whether a deep commitment to a specific religious tradition can be combined with openness to the other. To register, contact Linda Elvee (x7317 or email@example.com). This event is sponsored by the Lilly project on vocation and the Bernhardson Chair. The contact person is Darrell Jodock. Additional details on the March 11-13 consultation will be provided next week.
Medical Physicist to Lecture...
about the "New Technologies in Radiation Treatment of Cancer" at 7:30 p.m.
March 15 in Olin Hall 103. Discussing the latest technological developments
in radiation therapy, the lecture will be given by William Hendee. Hendee
will also present a physics seminar at 1:30 p.m. March 15 in Olin Hall
220. Certified in radiologic physics and health physics, Hendee is Senior
Associate Dean and Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin,
Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the college, and
also a faculty member. He teaches radiology, biophysics, radiation oncology,
and bioethics, as well as bioengineering. Hendee has written more than
20 books and 350 scientific articles. He is director of the American Board
of Radiology and president of the American Institute of Medical and Biological
Engineering. Hendee has received numerous awards for his work and currently
researches diagnostic imaging and technology assessment in medicine. These
events are sponsored by the physics department.
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.
Lifeguard Training and
WSI Classes... St. Peter
Community and Family Education is offering lifeguard training and water
safety instruction (WSI) classes in March and April. Call 934-3048 to check
on space availability. Lifeguard training classes are from 3:30-9 p.m.
March 14-15 and March 19-22 at the St. Peter High School Pool. The lifeguard
class cost is $125, which includes textbooks and a pocket mask. WSI classes
are from 6-8 p.m. March 16, 5-9 p.m. March 26-29, 4-9 p.m. March 30, 9
a.m.-2 p.m. March 31, and 12-5 p.m. April 1 at the St. Peter High School
Pool. The WSI class cost is $120, which includes all required textbooks.
Judy Gardner, nursing, and Mayo Perinatal Nursing Center clinical nurse specialist Jeri Sehl presented recent research findings, "Needs and Responses of Perinatal Nurses Who Care for Bereaved Parents," at the 10th Annual Nursing Research Conference "Research in the Clinical Setting: Issues and Relevance" Feb. 19 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Findings from Gardner's previous research on "Transcultural Perinatal Research in England, Japan, and the U.S." was quoted in the February edition of Lifelines, an official publication of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.
Craig Johnson, church relations, will begin teaching a 5-week Bible series, titled "Stepping through the Scriptures," March 7 at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth.
Michael Jorgensen, music, sang with the Ensemble Singers under the direction of Philip Brunelle at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester in a concert presented by the Mayo Center for Humanities in Medicine. The Feb. 26 performance featured A Garland for Linda, a multi-movement work by British composers in memory of Linda McCartney and designed to raise donations to fight breast and colon cancer. Jorgensen also performed with the same group in the annual Witness Concert at Orchestra Hall on Feb. 18. Jorgensen soloed in the Jester Hairston arrangements of Amen and Give Me Jesus.
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had 1 haiku of his own in German and the German translation of a haiku by Yukio Kotani (professor of comparative literatures at Rissho University) published in the most recent issue of HI, the journal of the Haiku International Association (No. 42 , p. 12 and p. 14).
music, served as rehearsal/artistic clinician Feb. 21 for the Springfield
High School Band.
Barbara Boutwell, Student Financial Assistance
Victoria Kennedy, Admission
Preaching in Congregations... Bernhard Erling (emeritus professor of religion) will preach at Zion Lutheran Church, Arlington, March 4. 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 a retreat for Epiphany Lutheran Church, Eagle Lake, March 2-4. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Christ Lutheran Church, South Minneapolis, March 3-4.
Gustavus Youth Outreach scheduled for March 3-4 includes Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. 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 the Luther Seminary Global Mission Institute at 4
p.m. March 4 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. Any Gustavus
music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more
information, contact Craig Johnson (x7661).
2- or 3-bedroom apartment or house in the St. Peter area, beginning May
1. The occupant would have no pets. Contact Becky Miller at x7675.
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