News & Announcements
Wilderness Experiences Expanding,
Facilitators Needed... Last
August, the new student orientation program offered 21 first-year Gustavus
students the opportunity to spend 5 days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wilderness (BWCAW) with faculty and administrator facilitators. The overall
goal of the "Wilderness Experience" was to create an intentional opportunity
for the students on the 3 trips to think critically about transition to
college life. In addition, the program tested and built skills, developed
a sense of community, assisted students in seeing themselves as stewards
of the environment, as well as allowed for reflection and insight into
the many situations the students would face as they began their collegiate
career. Due to the success of the wilderness program, the BWCAW trip will
again be offered, Aug. 25-31, and 2 additional wilderness programs will
be added to allow more students the opportunity to participate. A Superior
hiking/backpacking trip will be held July 27-30 and a St. Croix canoe trip
will be held Aug. 3-6. In all there will be 5 groups, each needing 2 college
employees with outdoor and small group facilitator skills to serve as leaders.
A small stipend will be provided to each facilitator and attendance at
training sessions held during the summer will be required. Faculty or administrators
who are interested in co-facilitating a trip, or anyone who has questions,
should contact Patti Kelly (email@example.com
x6282). The facilitator sign up deadline is May 14. Program facilitators
last year were Steve Bennett, Lisa Heldke, June Kloubec, Don Scheese, Jeff
Stocco, and JoNes VanHecke.
Swedish House Named in
Honor of Barbro Osher. The
Swedish house is officially the Barbro Osher Svenska Huset, named for the
college friend who is the honorary Consul General for Sweden in San Francisco
and owner/publisher of the Swedish-American newspaper Vestkusten.
The naming is "in appreciation for her friendship toward and her generous
support of Gustavus, as well as her longtime work to strengthen the relations
between the U.S. and Sweden and to provide opportunities for the citizens
of the two countries to learn more about each other, and her tireless work
to foster a mutual understanding of the best that Sweden and the United
States have to offer each other and the world," the Board of Trustees resolution
said. Naming celebrations will be held in the fall.
Cellular Phone Upgrades...
Office of Telecommunications has recently upgraded the loaner telephones
available for employee check-out for college business travel. The phones
are lightweight Nokia digital phones that may be used in a vehicle or carried
in a purse or coat pocket. Additional features are voice mail, hands-free
accessory, and longer battery life. There is no charge for the use of the
phones, but there is a cost (approximately 13 cents per minute) if a call
is placed. No roaming fees are assessed in the 8-state home area. Outside
of the 8-state home area, roaming is a flat rate of 50 cents a minute.
Normal long-distance charges will be applied only when placing a call from
outside the home area. To make reservations or learn more details about
the cellular phones for college business travel, call Laura at x6261.
Only One More... The
final edition of The Yellow Sheet for the academic year will be
published May 17. Items may be submitted, until 4:30 p.m. May 15, by using
submission form. During the summer, watch for The Summer Scoop.
This campus newsletter will be published once a month.
Fine Arts Happenings... The
fine arts events listed below continue or are taking place this weekend.
They are all open to the public.
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming
schedule is as follows:
The Senior Studio Art
Majors' Exhibition continues through May 27 in the Hillstrom Museum of
Art. The exhibit features the work of Maureen Arbogast, Amanda Erickson,
Sarah Erickson, Matthew Flynn, Lisa Hervey, Jacqueline Lindo, Katie Jacobson,
Anthony Marchetti, and BEe Yang.
will be presented May 10-13 in Anderson Theatre. This final main-stage
performance of the Gustavus theatre season runs at 8 p.m. May 10-12 and
2 p.m. May 12-13. Tickets are available at the Information Center in the
At 7:30 p.m. May 11 in
Bjorling Recital Hall, the Flute Choir and the Adolphus Band will present
their Spring Concert.
At 1 p.m. May 12 in Bjorling
Concert Hall, Beth Gusenius will present her senior voice recital. She
will be accompanied by Lisa Veenhuis, piano, and Marie DeSaulniers, flute.
At 3:30 p.m. May 12 in
Christ Chapel, the Chamber Singers and the St. Ansgar's Chorus will present
their Spring Concert.
At 7:30 May 12 in Bjorling,
senior Lisa Froelich will present a recital of works for bassoon and piano.
She will be accompanied by pianist Lisa Veenhuis and assisted by a small
wind ensemble of Gustavus students.
At 1:30 p.m. May 13 in
Christ Chapel, the Lucia Singers will perform for Mother's Day.
At 3:30 p.m. May 13 in
Christ Chapel, junior Diane Moberg will present a recital of organ works
on Gustavus' Hillgren-Lane organ. This recital will include works from
the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
At 7:30 p.m. May 13 in
Bjorling, Justin Kennedy will present his senior recital on the alto and
soprano saxophone. Kennedy will be accompanied by pianists Emily Ireland,
Coni Liljengren, and Brenda Peterson.
Downed Air Force Captain
to Lecture Monday. U.S. Air
Force Capt. and best-selling author Scott O'Grady, whose plane was shot
down over Bosnia in 1995, will speak at 8 p.m. May 14 in Alumni Hall. O'Grady
was working for NATO to enforce the no-fly zone policy over Bosnia when
his F-16 airplane was shot down by a Soviet-made anti-aircraft missile.
He will speak about his 6-day ordeal to survive a missile attack, the techniques
he used to survive in a barren and hostile landscape, and the daring but
successful rescue mission carried out by the U.S. Marines. O'Grady's book,
With Honor (1996), was on The New York Times best-seller
list for 6 weeks. He has also been featured on CNN's "Voices of the Millennium"
as one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century. The lecture,
sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, is free and open to the public.
May 11 -- Christ Singers;
May 13 -- 5th Sunday in
Easter, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
May 14 -- Andrew Tengwall,
1 Samuel 20: 1-23, 35-42;
May 15 -- Hal DeLaRosby,
2 Samuel 1: 4-27;
May 16 -- Morning Praise,
Luke 10: 25-28;
May 17 -- Julie Fossell,
Leviticus 19: 9-18;
May 18 -- Jennings Ellis,
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8; and
May 20 -- 6th Sunday in
Easter, Chaplain Linda Roal.
Employee Insurance Meetings...
care insurance meetings for employees will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30
p.m. May 16 in the Campus Center Banquet Room C. For an individual appointment
on May 18, call human resources at x7304.
Student Wins National Award...
Barajas, a junior geography and environmental
studies major, was awarded a Morris K. Udall scholarship for her senior
year at Gustavus. The scholarship is awarded in a national competition
for students studying in fields related to the environment.
Seven Geography Students
presented papers at the Minnesota Academy of Sciences meeting April 28
in St. Paul. Student presenters were Ross Anderson, Heather Brandon,
Mitchell Brinks, Jamison Conley, Benjamin Lindberg,
Kyli Lotton, and Corrie Segerstrom. Their adviser was Mark
biochemistry, recently hosted a national online live "chat" show for Project
Kaleidoscope, titled "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: A Coherent Program
for 21st Century Science Majors."
Stewart Flory, classics,
and Will Freiert, classics,
each presented papers at the recent annual meeting of the Classical Association
of the Middle-West and South (CAMWS), held recently in Provo, UT. Flory
serves on the CAMWS Program Committee and Freiert just finished his term
as Chair of the Teaching Awards Committee.
Soren Shields Beckstrom
was born at 1:17 a.m. April 25 to Josie (Skovgard) '97 and Brian
Abigail Joy Robinder
was born April 22 to Keith and Wendy Robinder (residential life).
Abigail weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz.
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
AM Cook in Dining Service
Admission Counselor or
Assistant Director of Admission
Partners in Education
presenters scheduled for this week include Mark Granquist (religion) at
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, May 10 . Partners in Education
is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating
faculty and staff members prepare topical presentation for adult forums,
workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.
Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Minnetonka
Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, May 11-12.
Music in Worship...
The Gustavus Woodwind Quintet will perform at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
Mound, May 13. Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform
in congregations. For more information, contact Craig Johnson (x7661).
Horses at Gustavus... Although
there are no horses at Gustavus, there are plenty of horse lovers. Since
September 2000, Gustavus has had an official Equestrian Club and Team open
to anyone interested. Club activities include weekly group lessons, a spring
trail ride, volunteering for the National Handicap Riders Association,
and attending the Twin Cities' Horse Expo. The team involves English and
Western competitive riding meets held at various colleges throughout the
Midwest, including at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University
of Nebraska. Participating colleges do not need horses, as the host college
To submit items (questions
or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
IN THE MEDIA:
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
A May 9 Free Press
Mankato article featured Elizabeth Baer (English) and the book (The
Blessed Abyss) she edited with her daughter Hester Baer. The Accent
section front-page story was titled "Translation a family effort" and included
a color photograph of Baer.
A May 3 Free Press
of Mankato front-page article and color photograph featured Winona LaDuke,
the morning keynote speaker at Gustavus' 21st annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference
on the Treaty of Traverse Des Sioux. The article was titled "LaDuke decries
government." The lecture was also rebroadcast on St. Peter's KRBI Radio
Cafe 1310 on May 7. A story is also expected to appear in the upcoming
An April 13 OCS News
("Leading Japanese publication in America" and published in New York) article
mentioned the Gustavus Jazz Band's performance in New York City.
For Rent: Basement
apartment with bedroom, living room/dining room, kitchen, and bathroom.
Located very close to campus. Available for the 2001-02 academic year.
Contact Aaron or Mary Everett (934-0048 or email@example.com).
For Sale: Nordic
Track Achiever Ski Machine; barely used and in excellent condition. Asking
$200 or best offer. Call x6080 or 943-4494 and leave a message.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||Summer Gatherings - Aitkinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-aitkin/44930Aitkin, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Two Harborshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-two-harbors/45282Castle Danger Brewery 17 7th Street, Two Harbors, MN 55616
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45595Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||Save the Date! All-Campus Strategic Action Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/save-the-date-all-campus-strategic-action-conference/45593
||Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
9:30 am to 6 pm
||Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
||Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||GYA at Canterbury Parkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gya-at-canterbury-park/45625Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
||Summer Gatherings - Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-seattle/45008Seattle, WA
||Summer Gatherings - New Yorkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-new-york/45620
||Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-eau-claire-2/45211St. Peter, Minn.
||Men's Soccer at Martin Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-martin-luther-college-3/45143New Ulm, Minn.
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
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