The Yellow Sheet 2001
March 22, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 21Thursday, March 22,
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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 gustavus.edu/nobel. 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 Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published March 29.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 Due to Easter Recess, the newsletter will not be published April 12; it will continue April 19.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 28Parking 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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lessons will be taught by Gustavus students seeking WSI certification.
Dates will be arranged with the instructor.
Upcoming EventsChapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
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 26Unless 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.
Colleen English, Custodial
Dean Willaert, Physical Plant
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or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
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.
One-bedroom apartment, 219 W. Martin St., St. Peter. Available April 1.
Asking $375 per month plus utilities. Contact Betty Burke at 931-5601.
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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