The Yellow Sheet 2001
March 15, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 20Thursday, March 15,
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News & AnnouncementsPublication Break Reminder... Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published March 29. Publication will resume April 5. Due to Easter Recess, the newsletterwill not be published April 12; it will continue April 19. Note that The Yellow Sheet submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication.
Cellular Phones Available...
telecommunications office has cellular phones available for employee check-out
while traveling for College business any time of the year. The phones are
small hand-held units that may be used inside or outside a vehicle. There
is no charge for the use of these phones, but departments will be charged
for any calls made from or to the phone. Both out-state and metro service
plans are available. To make a reservation for a cellular phone, call Laura
in telecommunications at x6261.
Defying Gravityopens March 15 and runs through March 18 with performances each evening at 8 p.m. in Anderson Theatre. Rob Gardner directs this theatrical production. The Jane Anderson play deals with the aftermath of the Challenger disaster in 1986. Tickets are available at the Information Center in the Campus Center.
Administrative Gathering Rescheduled... The Dec. 21, 2000 party for administrators, which was canceled due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 16 in Campus Center Banquet Room B. Please join colleagues for fun and refreshments.
Talk Shop Friday... Pamela Kittelson (biology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2000-01 academic year at 4:30 p.m. March 16 in the Interpretive Center. Her talk is titled "Evolutionary ecology in the field: the influence of gene flow and natural selection on local adaptation." 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 links.
Weekend Student Recitals... Three student recitals are scheduled for the weekend. Angela Reinhart, flute, and Cory Quammen, percussion, share an instrumental recital at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall. They will be accompanied on piano by Lisa Veenhuis and Eric Bell and joined by flutists Sandy Valnes and Leslie Carlson as well as percussionist John Juhl. Erika Houtz, mezzo-soprano, will present her senior voice recital at 3:30 p.m. March 17 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Houtz will be accompanied by pianist Chris Krug. Brian Hobson, tenor, and Jaron Aune, baritone, will present a joint junior voice recital at 3:30 p.m. March 18 in Bjorling Recital Hall. They will be accompanied by Erin Cederlind and Nathan Kennedy on piano, Diane Moberg, organ, and Jon Dumpys, 'cello.
Benefit Brunch Sunday... The Delta Phi Omega sorority and the Gustavus Choir are holding a benefit brunch for senior Nicole Draeger from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 18 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Draeger was diagnosed with anaplastic T-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma in June 2000. She is currently undergoing her second series of chemotherapy treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Draeger is a vocal music major and member of the Gustavus Choir. The choir, under the direction of Gregory Aune, will perform during the brunch. Annually, the Delta Phi Omega sorority holds a benefit dinner to raise funds for people suffering from illness. The brunch is $5 per person and reservations may be made with Gustavus student Leah Knutson (via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 931-8944). Tickets will also be available at the door. Donations may be mailed to Leah Knutson, P.O. Box 6146, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082. Make checks payable to Delta Phi Omega, attn: cancer fundraiser. Brunch will include pancakes, hash browns, sausage, muffins, juice, and coffee.
The Faculty Chamber Recital... The faculty recital postponed by inclement weather on Feb. 24 will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Faculty members scheduled to perform are Patricia Snapp, mezzo-soprano; Warren Friesen, viola; John McKay, piano; Scott Kallestad, saxophone; Coni Liljengren, piano; Sarah Erickson Lume, oboe; Richard Weber, clarinet; David Schultz, horn; Ann Pesavento, bassoon; Michael Jorgensen, baritone; and Patricia Kazarow, piano.
Environmental Studies Lecture Tuesday... David Finch, historian at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will give a slide-illustrated lecture at 7 p.m. March 20 in the Interpretive Center. Titled "The Life and Times of R.M. Patterson," the lecture is based on Finch's recently published biography of Patterson, a WWI veteran and Oxford graduate who emigrated to western Canada in the 1920s and subsequently wrote 5 nonfiction narratives about exploring and settling on the Canadian frontier. Patterson's most famous book is The Dangerous River (1954), a book about his canoeing and dogsledding exploits along the fabled Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories (regarded as the Grand Canyon of Canada and now preserved as a national park and World Heritage site). This event is sponsored by the environmental studies program and is free and open to the public.
Women's History Month Lecture Tuesday... At 7:30 p.m. March 20, Professor Ruth Mazo Karras of the University of Minnesota will present a lecture titled "'This Skill Should Not be Scorned in a Woman': Weaving and the Gender Division of Labor in the Middle Ages." Karras, who joined the U of M history department this year, is one of the most distinguished medieval historians in the country. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval Europe. Her lecture, which is intended for a general audience, will be in Social Science Center 101. It is sponsored by the Department of History, the Women's Studies Program, and the Gustavus Lecture Series. For more information, contact Eric Carlson (history).
Spring Break Musical Tours... The Gustavus Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band will be on tour during Spring Break. The itineraries are below.
March 24, First Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN, 3 p.m.
March 25, Hibbing High School Auditorium, Hibbing, MN, 7:30 p.m.
March 26, Hayward High School Auditorium, Hayward, WI, 7 p.m.
March 27, University of Wisconsin-Barron County, Rice Lake, WI, 7:30 p.m.
March 29, Prentice High School Auditorium, Prentice, WI, 7:30 p.m.
March 30, Milton High School Auditorium, Milton, WI, 7:30 p.m.
March 31, St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Ossian, IA, 7 p.m.
April 1, St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Ossian, IA, morning worship
April 7, Home Concert, Christ Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
Gustavus Jazz Lab
Doug Huff, philosophy, had his entry on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's ethics published in The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Michael Miller, education, attended the annual conferences of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) during the week of Feb. 26. He presided over a forum at AILACTE and presented 3 sessions at AACTE with colleges from Winona State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Indianapolis, and Northern Arkansas University. Miller also chaired a major forum on accountability and teacher education at AACTE. He also attended executive committee meetings for both organizations -- as president-elect for AILACTE and as a director for AACTE. During the AACTE board meeting, Miller was elected to the executive committee.
Douglas Nimmo, music, conducted the U.S. Army Field Band from Washington, DC, in a performance of the John Barnes Chance CREDO (trumpet solo with wind band). The performance occurred at the American Bandmasters Association Convention March 10 in Las Vegas.
Don Scheese, English and environmental studies, published a review of Verne Huser's Rivers of Texas in the Fall/Winter 2000-01 issue of "Texas Books in Review," published by the Center for the Study of the Southwest.
English, presented a paper, titled "Of All the Jobs in the World..." at
the annual Feminist Workshop of the Conference on College Composition and
Communication (CCCC). Taylor's presentation was March 14 in Denver.
Debrah DeMaris, Marketing and Public Relations
Office of Church Relations is hosting the Minnesota Valley Clergy Conference
on March 20 and the Luther Seminary Koinonia Center board of directors'
meeting on March 22.
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or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
Housing Needed: Eric Dugdale (classics) seeks to sublet an apartment or house, starting mid-August. Dugdale doesn't smoke or have pets, but he would look after owners' pets and houseplants if desired. References are available. Dugdale has about 1 room's worth of belongings, so a furnished kitchen and living room would be a plus. Contact Dugdale at email@example.com or (919) 932-9834 in the evening.
For Rent: Two-bedroom home on Lake Washington available for rent during the 2001-02 academic year. Asking $550 per month. Call Mike at (952) 758-3430.
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