The Yellow Sheet 2001
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News & AnnouncementsOpen Forums for Academic Dean Candidates... President Axel Steuer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Search Committee Chair Larry Potts, and the entire search committee, announce that 3 finalists for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty will be on campus for interviews this week and next week. The itineraries and candidate resumes are available to the entire community via the campus Web site at gustavus.edu/academics/vpaa-deancandidates. All Gustavus community members are invited and encouraged to attend the Open Campus Session for each candidate. The participation and feedback is a valued part of this important process.
Tenure Service April 20... The following people will be installed as tenured members of the faculty on April 20 during 10 a.m. Chapel Service:
Nominations Sought for Carlson Teaching Award... Faculty members, administrators, and students are invited to nominate a faculty member for the prestigious Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. This award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for teaching. Individuals are asked to think about the teacher who has made the biggest difference in their academic life at Gustavus and why. This year paper nomination forms will not be sent. Instead, an electronic nomination form is available on the Gustavus Web site at gustavus.edu/provost/emcarlson.html. The submission deadline is April 20. Questions to consider in supporting a nomination include: How does this faculty member demonstrate competence in her/his discipline, and in generating enthusiasm, insight, and thought in the classroom? Is this person particularly creative, stimulating and/or responsive? How does this faculty member reflect the College's emphasis on teaching that is collaborative, supportive, and innovative, in providing mentoring and helpful advising, in instilling academic excellence, and in supporting student research? In other words, what makes this faculty member such an effective teacher? Why has she/he earned special respect? Be specific and provide concrete examples, if possible.
Publication Break Reminder... Due to Easter Recess, the newsletter will not be published April 12; it will continue April 19.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.IT Review Consultants' Schedule and attend the appropriate session (separate times are specified for faculty, administrators and support staff, and students). Questions or concerns should be directed to Bruce Aarsvold at email@example.com.
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Juggling Bonanza Friday. The Juggling Assembly of Gustavus is hosting the Second Annual Great Juggling Bonanza from 5-9 p.m. April 6 in Alumni Hall. The event will include free juggling lessons, demonstrations, live entertainment by Annie Baril and the internationally acclaimed Dew Drop Jugglers, a raffle, the sale of juggling equipment, and refreshments. Admission is free to Gustavus community members as well as to children under age 12. All others are $2 per person. For more information, contact Ingrid Edstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student Recitals This Weekend... The following 5 student recitals are scheduled for this weekend in Bjorling Recital Hall:
Orchestra Concert Saturday Night... The Gustavus Orchestra will present its home concert at 7:30 p.m. April 7 in Christ Chapel. This free concert concludes the group's Spring 2001 Concert Tour of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The 48-member orchestra will perform works by Haydn, Donizetti, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, and others. The performance will feature solos by Gustavus Concerto/Aria Competition Winners Marissa Kolander, soprano, and Arno Merkle, 'cello. The orchestra is conducted by Warren Friesen.
Cancer Support Meeting... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon April 11 in the Campus Center's Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.
Physics Seminar Announced... Karl Unruh from the University of Delaware will present a physics seminar titled "How Nanometer-Sized Particles Melt" at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in Olin Hall 220. All are invited to attend.
Academic Summer Camps
Gustavus is offering
12 academic summer camps this year for high school students. The
1- or 2-week camps scheduled include Art, Astronomy, Computers and the
Internet, Environmental Studies, Geology, Journalism, Law and Mock Trials,
Percussion and Drum, Piano, Today's World Issues, Theatre, and Writing.
The camps will be offered July 8-14, July 15-21, and July 8-20. The
camps are taught by Gustavus community members. Students who will be in
grades 8-12 during the 2001-02 school year are invited to attend.
Each camp is priced individually with fees ranging from $200 to $375 for
students who commute daily and from $450 to $875 for students who will
live on campus for the duration of the class session. Financial aid
is available for qualifying families. Students whose registration is postmarked
before May 1 will receive discounts of $15 for the 1-week resident camps
and $30 for the 2-week resident camps. Registrations will be accepted
through June 1 as space permits. For more information, contact Kate
Martens (x7544 or email@example.com)
or visit the academic summer camps' Web
The Teddy Bear Band is Back... All are invited to attend the Teddy Bear Band performance from 6:30-7:15 p.m. April 19 at South Elementary in St Peter. This spring early childhood concert, sponsored by St. Peter Community and Family Education, is free and open to all. Come to sing, dance, tap toes, and laugh together with family members and friends. For more information, call 934-3048.
American Swedish Institute Event... Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Sweden's Ambassador to the U.S., will discuss "The European Union -- United States Relationship: The Road Ahead" at noon April 20 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis (35 S. 7th St.). The cost is $25 per person, which includes a spring lunch. Seating is limited, so sign up by April 17 by contacting the American Swedish Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612/871-4907).
Barbershop Chorus Show... All are invited to the Mankato Area Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus 2001 show on April 21, with performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at East High School in Mankato. The theme is "Feelin' Fine," and the program will focus on gospel music. Tickets may be purchased from Ellis Jones (x7540) or Bruce Gray (934-2372).
Help Build the Treemendous
Playground April 25-29...
A major community playground is being built in St. Peter's Gorman Park
and volunteer builders are needed. The entire playground will be built
in 5 days, all by volunteers. Building times are from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. April
25-29. Free child care will be provided. For more information, contact
Barb Larson Taylor (x7515 or email@example.com).
Barbara Fister, library, served on a panel and presented 2 papers at the March 17 Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference titled "Information Literacy: Connecting Standards and Objectives to Programs and Curriculum: Case Studies of Early Implementors." Fister presented the paper "Collegial Leadership in Academic Libraries" with David Lesniaski, Kris Huber MacPherson, and Steve McKinzie, and "From BI to IL: The Paths of Two Liberal Arts Colleges" with Elizabeth Hutchins and Huber MacPherson. Both papers have been published in the conference proceedings.
Chris Gilbert, political science, and students Devin Colvin, Martin Kaduc, and Jaclynn Moen, presented a paper titled "Political Discussion in Churches" at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, held March 15-17 in Las Vegas.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, had the article "Do You Really Know How to Cook? A Critique of Plato's Gorgias" published in the March/April issue of Philosophy Now, a special issue on the philosophy of food.
Dennis Henry, physics, gave the luncheon talk "Some Magnetics Tales and Demonstrations" March 28 at the Twin Cities Chapter of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society of IEEE.
Michael Jorgensen, music, sang the role of Jesus in "The St. John Passion" by J.S. Bach on April 1 at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The performance, conducted by David Mennicke of Concordia University, also featured Christopher Cock of Valparaiso University as the Evangelist and Gerard Sundberg of Wheaton College as Pilate, as well as soloists Monical Murray of Concordia and Jo Anne Taylor of Minnehaha Academy.
Jill Potts, education, has been named recipient of the annual Kappa Delta Pi Honor and Educator Award. Kappa Delta Pi is the first and only honor society dedicated specifically to education and educators. The award was instituted in 1996 to recognize educators who have made a consistent and ongoing contribution to the preparation and mentoring of future teachers. Potts has served as a teacher, mentor, and student teacher supervisor.
Stacia Senne, news, taught the class "Photojournalism: Communicating with Photographs and Words" at the Young Writers Conference, held on campus March 28-30. The annual conference, sponsored by South Central Service Cooperative, was for high-achieving students from a 9-county area in grades 3-12. Senne taught the Wednesday and Thursday sessions and Allison Maas ('01) taught the Friday sessions. Maas, who worked for the news office, The Gustavian Weekly, and the St. Peter Herald, finished her coursework in January and is now employed as a writer and editor at the Fairmont Sentinel.
Paula Swiggum, nursing, wrote a chapter, "Culture Care," that was recently published in the nursing textbook titled An Introduction to Community Based Nursing, (Lippincott, 2001).
art and art history, participated in the March 22 panel discussion "Female
Heresies," which was part of the semester-long symposium "Divine Perversities:
Junctures between Religion and Contemporary Art." The symposium was organized
by the University of Minnesota and held in academic, religious, and community
locations throughout the Twin Cities. The panel included Amalia Mesa-Bains,
a contemporary artist, as well as UM faculty members Jane Blocher and Lynn
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