The Yellow Sheet 2001

May 17, 2001 | Volume 33, Number 27

Thursday, May 17,

Volume 33, Number 30

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
New Faces
In the Media
Lost, But Found
Book Mark Bits
Thank Yous
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Elvee 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:
-Mary Nielsen Allan, '65 of Pleasant Hill, CA, an elementary teacher at Jack London Elementary in Antioch, CA, and California Teacher of the Year;
-Ivy Schutz Bernhardson, '73 of Bloomington, MN, head of mergers and acquisitions at Leonard, Street, and Deinard in Minneapolis; and
-David Esbjornson, '75 of New York, NY, a theatre director and playwright.

First Decade Awards:
-Philip Hotchkiss, '91 of Minneapolis, MN, president and CEO of BreakStep, Inc.; and
-Stacy Vezina, '91 of Boston, MA, attorney at Ropes and Gray.

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 ( 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 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

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 password
2. Press 4 -- Personal Options
3. Press 3 -- Greetings
4. Press 2 -- Extended Absence Greetings
5. Listen to the instructions
6. Press * to exit until you hear "Good-Bye".
Anyone 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 (or access it from the calendar home page at (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


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • May 18 -- Jennings Ellis, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8;
  • May 20 -- 6th Sunday in Easter, Chaplain Linda Roal;
  • May 21 -- Deb Holte, 1 Chronicles 12:16-22; and
  • May 22 -- Litany for Travelers.
Reception Monday... All are invited to a reception for Dean David Fienen from 2-4:30 p.m. (with a program at 3 p.m.) May 21 in Banquet Room B. Come and celebrate Fienen's many contributions to the College.

Yoga This Summer... Anyone interested in joining a 20-minute, twice a week stretch yoga session this summer should contact Jane Confer (x6165 or 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 Questions should be directed to Joyce Hiscock (x7044 or

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:

  • "Weaving Diversity into Teaching," June 14-16;
  • "Music Technology," June 18-20;
  • "Judicious Discipline I and II," June 20-21;
  • "Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom," June 25-29;
  • "Health and Development, Lectures and Labs, K-6," June 18-22;
  • "Six Trait Writing," June 28-29;
  • "Literacy in Augmentative Communication," July 9-13;
  • "Disease Issues, Lectures and Labs, 7-12," July 9-13;
  • "Designing Effective Web Resources for Mathematics," July 16-20; and
  • "Dialogues for Mentor Teachers," July 23-26.
Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Kate Martens (academic outreach) at x7544 or


Staff Completes Run... The following Gustavus community members successfully completed a 13.1 mile run May 12 in New Prague: Bruce Aarsvold, Wendy Bachman, Steve Bennett, Joyce Hiscock, June Kloubec, Kristi Reinholtzen, Julie Talbot, and Roland Thorstensson.

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.

Steve Wright, music, 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 Johnson.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Cletus Wenner, Custodial


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The May 20 St. Paul Pioneer Press is scheduled to include a student profile on Gustavus junior Arshad Bachelani, an outstanding student from Woodbury. The feature story will be written by Judy Yates Borger and include photographs.
  • The May 15 Free Press of Mankato published an article on downed Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady's lecture at Gustavus on May 14. The "Hiding changed pilot" article, which included a photograph of O'Grady, was on page 1B.
  • The May 14 Free Press of Mankato published an article on the St. Peter Community Garden and included Gustavus community involvement. The page 1B "How does your garden grow?" article, complete with photographs, quoted Gustavus' Kevin Malmquist (a senior), Lisa Heldke (philosophy), and Tom Gover (emeritus professor of chemistry).
  • A May 13 news brief in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis' Business section included the announcement of the appointments of John Mosbo and Christopher Johnson to positions at Gustavus.
  • A May 3 Nordstjernan article quoted Roland Thorstensson (Scandinavian studies). The page 7 article was titled "What Minnesota looks like from a Swedish point of view." It was an Associated Press story that originally ran in the April 14 Star Tribune.
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


Library hours for finals are as follows:
May 17-18 -- 8 a.m.-1 a.m.;
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 as follows:
May 17 -- 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.;
May 18 -- 7 a.m.-9 p.m.;
May 19 -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m.;
May 20 -- 1-10:30 p.m.;
May 21 -- 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.;
May 22 -- 7 a.m.-9 p.m.;
May 23-25 -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m.;
May 26 -- 8 a.m.-6 p.m.;
May 27 -- 1-6 p.m.;
May 28 -- closed;
May 29-June 2 -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m.


Found: A pearl necklace in the heating plant parking lot, on the east side, last week. See Pat or Will Freiert.


Year-End Inventory Closing... The Book Mark will be closed May 30-31 for end-of-the year inventory and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. June 1. The last day for departmental charges on this fiscal year's budget will be May 29.


For Rent: One-bedroom apartment that is clean, quiet, located close to campus, and has a separate entrance and off-street parking. A lease is required for this 1-tenant apartment, and neither smoking nor pets are allowed. Utilities are included in the rent. Available Sept. 1. Call Don Palmgren at 931-1678 or x7379.

For Sale: Home at 804 W. Broadway, St. Peter. 10-year-old home with oak trim, central air, large kitchen, pantry, mud room, large wrap-around deck, 2-car attached garage, 3-4 bedrooms, and 3 full baths. Call Kathy or Harvey Schulz at 934-2961.


Thank You for the Nominations... The Career Center extends its thanks to the College community for nominating students for the Career Center Ambassador program. Career Center Ambassadors are student volunteers who assist with hosting employers visiting campus. Ambassadors for 2001-02 and their majors are: Vivian Foyou (political science), Brady Horn (economics/management), Christine Kwasniewski (nursing), Julie Quello (psychology/management), Lindsay Townsend (communication studies), Christine Carlson (geology), Katrina Haschig (psychology), Heather Morgan (criminal justice), Michelle Schafer (health fitness), Carlee Fox (financial economics), Alicia Lunde (biology/environmental studies), Fru Nawa (financial economics), Nicki Shay (psychology/pre-medicine), Mike VanPatten (financial economics), Andrew Walter (international management), and Eric Wirta (health fitness).


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
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 Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
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
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

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 Office of News Services. 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 News Services. Items must reach the news 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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