The Yellow Sheet 2001
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News & AnnouncementsWilderness 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 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
submission form. During the summer, watch for The Summer Scoop.
This campus newsletter will be published once a month.
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.
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.
Abigail Joy Robinder
was born April 22 to Keith and Wendy Robinder (residential life).
Abigail weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz.
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).
To submit items (questions
or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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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