The Yellow Sheet 2001

March 22, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 21

Thursday, March 22,

Volume 33, Number 24

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
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Gustavus Tidbits
In the Media
Calendar of Events
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"The Second Nobel Century" Online... Information about the next Nobel Conference, the 37th and the centennial celebration of the Nobel prizes, is now available online at Nobel Conference XXXVII, "The Second Nobel Century: What Is Still to Be Discovered?," is slated for Oct. 2-3, 2001. Speakers include 5 Nobel laureates, 2 respected science writers, and the secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Publication 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 Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published March 29.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 Due to Easter Recess, the newsletter will not be published April 12; it will continue April 19.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.

Lot Cleaning... Campus parking lots will be cleaned during Spring Break, weather permitting. Lots will be closed as follows:

March 27
First -- Lot A Green Section
Second -- Lot A Red and Yellow Sections
Third -- Lot E (Interpretive Center/Fine Arts)
March 28
First -- Visitor Lot (East of Lot A)
Second -- Lot B (Lund)
Third -- Lot C (Olin)
Fourth -- Lot G (Sorensen)
Fifth -- Lot M (Uhler)
Sixth -- Lot L (Tennis Center)
Seventh -- Lot O (Chapel)

March 29
First -- Lot J (Nobel)
Second -- Lot I (Heating Plant)
Third - Lot H (Rundstrom)
Fourth -- Lot F (Wahlstrom)
Fifth -- Lot K (College View)
Sixth - Lot D (West of Bjorling)
Seventh -- Lot Q (Arbor View)

Parking is permitted in Lot N (green and red areas) and Lot P (red area) during Spring Break.

New Study Abroad Program... There's a new Gustavus study abroad program giving students the opportunity to study in Germany for January Term and Spring Semester 2002. Tom Emmert (history) has been named program director. Emmert, an expert in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, and the students will spend January and February in Wittenberg, Luther's famous city; March in Erfurt, in Luther's own monastery; and April and May in Berlin, the new capital of Germany. Students will receive 5 Gustavus credits (some of the courses fulfilling general education requirements) for courses in German language, the Church in Germany, 20th century music and arts, and history. In addition to several scheduled field trips to other German towns and cities, students will have two 10-day breaks that will allow time for individual travel to other places in Europe. Space is limited and students need to sign up for the program by April 11. (Note that this is a deadline extension.) For more information, contact Emmert or Mona Rizk-Finne (international education).

St. David's to Be Broadcast... The College's 28th annual St. David's Day mini-Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh hymn sing), held March 2 in Christ Chapel, will be broadcast at 11:10 a.m. March 27 on WCAL radio (89.3 FM).

Participants Sought for Wireless Testing... Faculty, administration, and support staff members, as well as students, who own portable computers with current versions of Mac or PC operating systems are invited to volunteer for a wireless networking pilot project during the remainder of Spring Semester. Participants will be able to connect their portables to the Gustavus network and the Internet via wireless networking protocols in the library, the dining room, and several outdoor areas. Participation will be limited to the first 50 individuals who respond. Contact Tami Aune in information technology (

Private Swimming Lessons Offered... Anyone interested in free, private swimming lessons for their 5- to 10-year-old children should contact Barb Rodning (x7617 or Lessons will be taught by Gustavus students seeking WSI certification. Dates will be arranged with the instructor.

Upcoming Events

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • March 23 -- Michael Hvidsten, Romans 2: 1-16; and
  • March 25-April 1 -- No Chapel.
Knowledge Bowl Competition Monday... On March 26, the academic outreach office will host the subregional Knowledge Bowl competition from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Confer and Vickner halls. Fifty teams of 5 senior high students will vie for 1 of 28 slots at the regional competition in April. Competition consists of a written round and 5 oral rounds of questions taken from the high school curriculum. The top 6 teams in the region advance to the state event at Cragun's Resort in May. Welcome these students.

Become Enhanced Monday and Tuesday... Employee Enhancement Days, originally scheduled to be held during touring week and open to all Gustavus employees, will be held March 26-27. This year's sessions are designed to be fun and to benefit everyone in life at work and at home. The schedule is as follows:

March 26
8-8:15 a.m. -- Welcome with coffee, juice, and rolls
8:15-9:30 a.m. -- Session 1: "Laugh From Your Toes" by Robin Getman
9:30-9:45 a.m. -- Break
9:45-11 a.m. -- Session 2: "Lead From Your Soul" by Robin Getman
11 a.m.-noon -- Session 3: "Serve From Your Heart" by Robin Getman
Noon -- Lunch and Learn (Banquet Rooms): "The Latest in Appetizer Buffets" by Margie Willmert and Paul Jacobson (dining service)

March 27
8-8:15 a.m. -- Coffee and cookies
8:15-10:45 a.m. -- Session: "Learning to Play" by Andy Weisberg (2-part session, 1 break included)
10:45-11 a.m. -- Break
11 a.m.-noon -- Session "Goal the Distance -- Music with a Message" with speaker/singer Arlene Vernon
Noon -- Lunch and Learn (Banquet Rooms): "Yoga -- The Oldest New Exercise" by Gretchen Koehler (health and exercise science)

Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions will be held in Alumni Hall.

Young Writers Conference on Campus... On March 28, 29, and 30 the academic outreach office will welcome the Young Writers Conference to campus. The Wednesday sessions are for grades 7-12 and the Thursday and Friday sessions are for grades 3-6. Attendance is expected to be between 200-300 students each day. Registration and the opening session will be held from 8:15-9:40 a.m. in Alumni Hall, then students will attend break-out sessions in Confer, Vickner, and Social Science Center from 9:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sessions include calligraphy, paper making, photojournalism, poetry, song writing, and TV and radio writing. All are asked to note this event and help point any lost-looking young people in the right direction. The annual conference, sponsored by the South Central Service Cooperative, is for high-achieving students from a 9-county area.

Art Lecture April 5... Pat Simpson, senior lecturer in the history of fine art and visual culture at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, U.K., will give a public lecture, titled "Visions of New Soviet Women in Socialist Realist Art," at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium.


Rezmerski to Present Chin Music... "Chin Music," a 1-man show written by and featuring John Rezmerski (English), and based on his poetry, will be presented this spring at the Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview, MN (formerly the Lyric Theatre of Minneapolis). The show is part of a double bill that also includes "Boxelder Bug Variations," based on the poems of Bill Holm ('65). In "Chin Music," the author plays a radio talk show host whose show is being replaced by satellite technology. On his last night of broadcasting, he decides to get a few things off his chest. The show runs March 30-April 1, April 6-8, and April 20-22. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. Additional matinee performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 7. For information and tickets, call (507) 534-2900. Plainview is located about 25 miles northeast of Rochester.


Michael Jorgensen, music, performed in a solo quartet presentation of new music in a faculty recital March 15 at Macalester College. The quartet sang 3 choral works by Macalester faculty member Jan Gilbert, a composer who has been commissioned to write for choral ensembles, including Chanticleer and the Dale Warland Singers.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Colleen English, Custodial
    Dean Willaert, Physical Plant


Spring in the Arb... With the first official day of spring (March 20) behind us, soon new plant life will be in bloom, including in Linnaeus Arboretum. The 55-acre arboretum was first planted in 1973 with several thousand seedlings from the Soil Conservation Service. The arboretum has trees indigenous to the state of Minnesota and was designed to resemble the state's 3 major natural ecosystems. The southern tier of the arboretum is planted with native prairie grasses and wildflowers, the central tier supports several collections of deciduous trees, and the northern tier contains the conifer forest. The arboretum also has several miles of walking paths and will soon dedicate a new wetlands preserve.

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


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • A March 21 article in The Free Press of Mankato featured Horst Ludwig (modern foreign languages and literatures/German) and his haiku writing. The page 1C feature included a large color photograph of Ludwig in one of his Gustavus classes.
  • A March 16 Minneapolis Star Tribune article, titled "Losing XFL job could help Ventura, observers say," quoted Chris Gilbert (political science). The article appeared on page B1.
  • A March 15 article in The Free Press of Mankato, titled "Defying theater," featured the March 15-18 Gustavus performance of the play "Defying Gravity." The page C1 feature included a color photograph of Gustavus actors and students Nate Morse and Katy Srnec.
  • A March 5 article in The Cavalier Daily at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, titled "Faculty salaries stay ahead of inflation rate," included quotes from Kirk Beyer (human resources).
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


Needed: Cowboy boots, preferably colorful ones. Two Gustavus employees are currently in rehearsal for the production of Nunsense III, which is a Country Western jamboree. The entire cast (4 women and 1 man) needs cowboy boots in various sizes. Some of the sizes needed are women's 7 1/2, 8, and 9. Anyone who is willing to loan cowboy boots should contact Barb Rodning at x7617 or Kathy Matz at x7446.

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.

For Rent: One-bedroom apartment, 219 W. Martin St., St. Peter. Available April 1. Asking $375 per month plus utilities. Contact Betty Burke at 931-5601.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"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
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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