The Yellow Sheet 2001

May 10, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 26

Thursday, May 10,

Volume 33, Number 29

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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 ( or 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... The 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 the online 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.
  • 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.
  • William Shakespeare's Macbeth 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 Campus Center.
  • 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.
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • 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.
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, Return 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.

Employee Insurance Meetings... Long-term 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... Lisabeth 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 Bjelland.

Ellis Bell, 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 Beckstrom (admission).

Abigail Joy Robinder was born April 22 to Keith and Wendy Robinder (residential life). Abigail weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz.


  • AM Cook in Dining Service
  • Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


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.

Retreats... The 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 provides them.

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 May 9 Free Press of 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 Metro Lutheran.
  • 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.
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


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

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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "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
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

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 news staff in the Office of Public Relations. 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 Public Relations. Items must reach the 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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