The Yellow Sheet 2001
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News & AnnouncementsElvee to Receive Greater Gustavus Award... The Greater Gustavus Award -- the highest award given by the alumni association and presented to individuals who have "significantly advanced and aided Gustavus Adolphus College" -- will be given to Richard Elvee (retired chaplain). Elvee became the College's first full-time chaplain in 1962 and served in that capacity until 2000. For more than 3 decades he served as much more than chaplain to Gustavus' thousands of students, faculty, and staff: from 1981 on he served as director of the Nobel Conference and beginning in 1973 he directed Christmas and Christ Chapel services. Other alumni award winners are below.
Distinguished Alumni Citations:All awards will be presented at the Alumni Banquet at 5:30 p.m. May 26.
Steuer to Speak at Commencement... President Axel Steuer, celebrating his 10 anniversary at Gustavus, will deliver the commencement address at 2 p.m. May 27 on Hollingsworth Field (Lund Arena if inclement weather). About 543 students will graduate. At the ceremony, retiring ELCA Bishop H. George Anderson will be awarded an honorary degree. For more information about commencement, contact the special events staff (formerly public affairs) at x7520.
Give Online... Recently a Giving to Gustavus Web site was launched and is successfully being used by individuals to conveniently and safely make gifts to the College online. Look for the Giving to Gustavus link on the Gustavus homepage.
Summer Communication Notice... This is the final edition of The Yellow Sheet for this academic year. The newsletter will resume next fall. During the summer, the news staff in the Office of Public Relations will publish and distribute a campus newsletter, The Summer Scoop, once each month on the following Thursdays: June 21, July 26, and Aug. 16. Once again, the publication will be online and all employees will receive notification of its availability via e-mail. A few copies will be printed and posted on bulletin boards or placed in public areas on campus. To submit items, send them via e-mail to Stacia Senne (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to publication. Submit news announcements, upcoming events, and building or office hours (or locations), as well as plugs (advertisements like for sale or rent items), or off-campus events. Do not submit kudos (professional accomplishments or presentations) but save them for the resumption of The Yellow Sheet. The gustavus-l news and announcements e-mail list will post items once a week (Wednesday only) during the summer, beginning May 30. Submissions for this non-emergency e-mail list must be sent to email@example.com before 8:30 a.m. on the day of distribution. All items included must meet the list criteria, which includes being applicable to the entire campus community or, during the summer, at least all employees. Information that is not published on gustavus-l includes classified ads, thank yous, and kudos. For more information regarding summer communications, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Voice Mail Greeting... All are reminded to change their voice mail greetings to accommodate their summer schedules. Creating an Extended Absence Greeting telling callers when one is away will enable callers to decide if they still wish to leave a message. To record an Extended Absence Greeting, do the following:
1. Call the system and enter your passwordAnyone who has questions or needs assistance changing a voice mail message should call the telecommunications office at x6261.
Use the College Calendar to Your Advantage... All who are planning campus events for this summer or the upcoming academic year are invited to submit their items, at anytime, to the comprehensive College Calendar. To add or change an event, fill out and submit an online event form, located at http://gustavus.edu/news/calendar/index.cfm?pr=addevent (or access it from the calendar home page at http://gustavus.edu/news/calendar/calendar.cfm (also accessible from the home page College Calendar link). Note that the calendar is now database-driven so searching and updating is easy. Call the news staff at x6213 for assistance or with any questions. Calendar items automatically appear in several locations on the Web, including in the Today's Events listing on the Gustavus home page and in The Yellow Sheet's Calendar of Events.
Volunteers Sought for
Leadership Retreat... Gustavus
community members (staff, students, alumni, etc.) who enjoy working with
high school students are invited to help with a leadership retreat this
summer. The "Inside Out" conference, organized by the Office of Church
Relations, will be held on campus for the second year. This senior high
leadership program, scheduled for June 22-24, is expected to bring together
300 students. Gustavus staff and alumni and student volunteers will be
asked to lead discussion 5 times throughout the weekend with 10th or 11th
grade students (in groups of 6-8). Student volunteers will be given a modest
honorarium for the weekend. To sign up or receive more information, e-mail
Erin Holloway at email@example.com.
Yoga This Summer... Anyone interested in joining a 20-minute, twice a week stretch yoga session this summer should contact Jane Confer (x6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The sessions would include simple exercises that may be done in work attire.
Technology Summer Institute Set... Information technology will offer sessions on various technology-related topics at the June 11-15 Summer Institute. The institute will provide the opportunity for faculty, administration, and staff members to receive 1-on-1 technology training in a hands-on learning environment. Participants are encouraged to bring projects to work on during the week. The institute will offer 3 different tracks: Productivity, Web Authoring, and Multimedia. Courses offered in the Productivity track include the Microsoft Office suite of programs (including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access), Easy Grade Pro, and Filemaker Pro; the Web Authoring and Multimedia tracks will include courses on scanners, digital cameras, PhotoShop, GoLive, PageMaker, and iMovie. Anyone interested in attending the 2001 Summer Institute should register online at http://gustavus.edu/computing/training/. Questions should be directed to Joyce Hiscock (x7044 or email@example.com).
Teacher Workshops This Summer. The College is offering 11 teacher workshops geared toward those who wish to pursue continuing education this summer. The seminars scheduled are as follows:
Laura Behling, English, will present a paper at the end of May at the American Literature Association annual meeting in Boston. Her paper is titled "Mutilated Subjectivity: Race and Anatomical Loss in Richard Wright and Stephen Crane."
Ellis Bell, biochemistry, will give the keynote lecture at this summer's Project Kaleidoscope Summer Institute on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The talk is titled "Setting the Stage -- the Challenges: the Future of Education in the Molecular Life Sciences." Bell will also present a symposium talk, "Biochemistry in the Chemistry Curriculum," at the upcoming ACS regional meeting in Michigan. He will present the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's views on "The Roles of Undergraduate Research" at the upcoming Access Excellence Conference.
Mark Braun, communication studies and associate dean, presented a paper, "Trend analysis: Research on women employed in electronic media fields," for a multicultural division panel at the Broadcast Education Association's national conference in late April. Braun also participated in the spring BEA Board of Directors' meeting.
Patricia Freiert, classics, served as a juror for the Fiber/Metal 2001 art show sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Council. The show is held the last weekend in September at the state fairgrounds and features regional and national artists who produce wearable and non-wearable works in fiber and metal.
Judy Gardner, nursing, recently gave 2 poster presentations of her current research, "Needs and Responses of Perinatal Nurses Caring for Bereaved Parents," at Mayo Nursing Research Day in Rochester and Francis-Skemp Hospital's Nursing Research Day in LaCrosse, WI.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, recently presented a session, titled "But What Should I Write About?," at the Service Learning in Philosophy conference sponsored by the American Philosophical Association and Campus Compact.
Moira McDermott, mathematics and computer science, recently presented a talk, titled "Bounding the Action of Frobenius on modules in the second coordinate of Ext," at the spring meeting of the Central Section of the American Mathematical Society in Lawrence, KS.
served as guest soloist and clinician May 11-12 for the annual Chaska Jazz
Festival. Wright was also a recent guest soloist for a concert by Rob Glover,
noted GIA church composer, at St. Therese Church in Deephaven. In the past
several months he has appeared with the North Carolina Symphony, been a
guest soloist and clinician for the Sun Prairie (WI) Jazz Festival, and
recorded several tracks for a CD by Twin Cities' jazz vocalist Prudence
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May 19 -- 8 a.m.-11 p.m.;
May 20 -- 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; and
May 21 -- 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Lund Center hours are
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