The Yellow Sheet 2001
September 6, 2001 | Volume 34, Number 1Thursday, Sept. 6,
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News & AnnouncementsNewsletter Purpose, Guidelines... With the beginning of the academic year comes the resumption of The Yellow Sheet, a weekly newsletter providing news and information to the campus community since 1975. This employee newsletter is distributed online each Thursday except during academic breaks (specified below).
Be Included... Planning an event on campus? Be sure to include it in the online College Calendar. By doing so, the event will show up in the searchable, online campus calendar, and it will also show up in various locations on the Gustavus Web. For example, on the date the event occurs it will automatically show up in the "Today@Gustavus" box on the Gustavus home page and 10 days before the event it will automatically show up in The Yellow Sheet. To add or change an event on the calendar, fill out an online College Calendar event form. To view or search the calendar, go to the Gustavus home page and select the Browse or Search links. For assistance using the calendar, or for help in planning and promoting a campus event, contact the Office of Public Relations (x7520 or x6213).
Room Reservation Information... All campus individuals who need to use facilities throughout the academic year are asked to call the person or number designated for the specific location as follows:
CONFER/VICKNER -- Carol Lawrence x7391
LIBRARY SEMINAR ROOMS -- Sylvia Straub x7556
LUND CLASSROOMS -- Larry Zelenz x7699
NOBEL -- Kathy Scholl x7333
OLD MAIN -- Linda Elvee x7317
OLIN -- Linda Hewitt x7483
Fine Arts (art) -- Colleen Hanson x7019
Fine Arts (music) -- Nancy Sanderson x7364
Fine Arts (speech/theatre) -- Pat Kewitsch x7353
SOCIAL SCIENCE CENTER -- Connie Baum x7414
CAMPUS CENTER -- Laura Martens x7598
CHRIST CHAPEL -- Kathy Matz x7446
CONFER COMPUTER CLASSROOMS -- Carol Lawrence x7391
DINING SERVICE ROOMS -- Sharon Anderson x7608
FACULTY CENTER -- Faith Hawkins x6295
INTERNATIONAL CENTER -- Linda Shaw x7545
INTERPRETIVE CENTER -- Shirley Mellema x6181
AV Classrooms -- Ginny Bakke x7571
Conference Rooms -- Sylvia Straub x7556
Facilities and fields -- Larry Zelenz x7699
RETREAT CENTER -- Amy Pehrson x7001
Anderson Theatre -- Terena Wilkens x6280
Bjorling Recital Hall -- Barbara Anthony x7363
JOHNSON STUDENT UNION
Alumni -- Laura Martens x7598
Linner Lounge -- Laura Martens x7598
The Dive/Conference Room -- Laura Martens x7598
Need Business Cards? If so, contact the Office of Public Relations. The office orders business cards for faculty, staff, and administration members. The College receives a volume discount from an area printing vendor to imprint business cards of a standard format that are embossed with gold Three Crowns. While the public relations staff provides this service, it does not pay for the cards. To place an order any time throughout the year, contact Barb Booren (x6213) or Steve Waldhauser (x7650).
Keep up with News... To keep up on the official Gustavus news, all are invited to view news releases online at http://gustavus.edu/news/releases.html.
Gustavus Named Best Buy... Gustavus has been named one of the best colleges in America and a Best Buy by The Fiske Guide to Colleges. In the 2002 guidebook, the College is one of 300 best American colleges and one of 43 Best Buys nationwide. Within Minnesota, Gustavus is among seven best colleges and is one of two private college Best Buys. To determine which colleges make the annual Best Buy list, Fiske researchers combine cost data with academic and lifestyle information about each college and university. Those institutions named to the Best Buy colleges list are said to offer �remarkable educational opportunities at a relatively modest cost.� Gustavus is also included in The Princeton Review�s 2001 edition of The Best 331 Colleges.
Name Changes... The College's central public relations and communications office is now known as the Office of Public Relations. Located in the Carlson Administration Building next to the Office of the President, the office includes the formerly distinct offices of Public Affairs, News Services, and Publications in the division of Marketing and Communication. Now part of Institutional Advancement, the public relations staff functions include marketing/advertising, news/media relations/internal communications, publications/editing, special events planning/hospitality, sports information, fine arts programs, and Web communications. The division of Institutional Advancement includes all these public relations functions plus alumni relations, church relations, gift planning, advancement services, Gustavus Fund/Gustavus Alumni Fund, and corporate and foundation relations. Church relations remains in the retreat center and all other non-public relations functions of institutional advancement are now in the lower level of Carlson Administration Building. This means many words in the Gustavus culture should be retired, including "development" (now gift planning, advancement services, etc.), "news services" (now specifically news or more generally public relations), and "public affairs" (specifically special events or more generally public relations).
Parking Reminder... Everyone
is reminded that no parking is permitted in the Three Flags Circle at any
time. This area can be used for pick up and drop off only. Any unattended
vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed. The same is true for all fire lanes.
Even though not all curbs are painted yellow, they are considered no parking
areas unless striped by white paint to indicate a parking space. Also,
be aware that employees and students are prohibited from parking in Visitor
lots 24 hours a day. These areas are for visitors only. Questions should
be directed to safety and security (x8809).
Thank a High School Teacher... Stop by the table outside the admission office from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during the week of Sept. 10 to thank a high school teacher (or mentor or counselor or coach). Send them a GustieGram in addition to a poster.
Cancer Support Group Meeting... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Sept. 12 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.
Poetry Reading Wednesday... All are invited to a poetry reading and reception with poet Joyce Sutphen (English) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Confer Hall 127. This event celebrates the re-publication of Sutphen's first published book of poetry Straight Out of View. All are invited to this free event which is sponsored by the Gustavus Writer-in-Residence Program.
Homecoming Office Decorating Contest... This year for Homecoming CAB is sponsoring an "Office Decorating Contest" to get employees involved in the festivities. Individuals are asked to decorate their offices in the spirit of the week and have a chance to win the best office award. A panel of student judges will award the winner with a catered complimentary breakfast. Decorating may begin Sept. 14 and must be finished by 10 a.m. Sept. 18. Judging will take place Sept. 20. To participate, sign up by calling the Student Activities Office (x7598).
Nobel Conference Set... The future of science, new discoveries in genetics, cell biology, and chemistry, and the societal and ethical implications of these discoveries are the focus of the 37th annual Nobel Conference®, titled "The Second Nobel Century: What Is Still to Be Discovered?" and set for Oct. 2-3 on campus. A special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prizes, the conference features a distinguished group of speakers, including 5 Nobel laureates, 2 highly regarded science writers, and the secretary general of the Swedish academy that awards 3 of the Nobel Prizes. The speakers and their topics are:
The Department of Physics was well represented at the Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) held in July. Tom Huber presented a paper, "Incorrect Results from Weighted Fits to Experimental Data"; Steve Mellema presented a paper, "The Physlet Virtual Pre-Laboratory"; and Chuck Niederriter represented the Minnesota section of AAPT and gave a paper, "Physlets in Introductory Astronomy Courses."
Mark Braun, associate dean and communication studies, has been named to the executive board of the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (CTAM) and will serve as editor of the CTAM Journal.
Judy Gardner, nursing, presented a research poster, "Needs and Responses of Perinatal Nurses Who Care for Bereaved Parents," at the national conference of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses in June in Charlotte, NC.
Nancy Hanway, modern foreign languages/Spanish, had her short story titled "Paradise Place" published in the Spring/Summer 2000 Portland Review.
Lisa Heldke, philosophy, has been awarded the 2000 Acts of Kindness: Governor's Citizen Award in recognition of her outstanding volunteer service in St. Peter. Heldke formed "The Breakfast Club," which donates practical supplies to Somali refugees, and she and her students tutor in ESL programs. Heldke also helped with the formation of the Community Garden. The award was presented Aug. 27 at the Minnesota State Fair.
Steve Mellema, physics, had a paper titled "A Physics Lecture for the 21st Century" published in the July issue of the international journal Physics Education. The paper is currently available on that journal's Web site.
Heather Patchett, gift planning, was awarded the professional designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive by the CFRE Professional Certification Board.
Don Scheese, English and environmental studies, gave a presentation at the meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Flagstaff, AZ, in June. His presentation, "Wilderness from a Higher Perspective," was based on his forthcoming book, Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Life in the River of No Return Wilderness, to be published in November.
Paula Swiggum, nursing, presented the results of a research study conducted among 6 of the baccalaureate nursing programs in the State of Minnesota this summer to the 4th National Nursing Skills Conference.
modern foreign languages/German, has had a chapter on the Margarethe von
Trotta film "The Promise" published in the Textual Responses To German
Unification (2001 vol.) by Walter de Gruyter Press.
Janice Koppenhaver, Career Center
Alicia Tromiczak, Admission
New Support Staff
Apartment for Rent: 1 bedroom, newly updated apartment across the street from campus on 7th Street, includes off-street parking and a view of the valley. Contact Mike or Colleen at 934-4428.
For Sale: 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 10-year-old house with a large yard, 3-season porch added on 3 years ago, on a cul-de-sac in the Daun Addition. Call Tammy Kamm at x6034 or 931-4214.
Homecoming Convertibles Needed... Homecoming 2001, "The Gustavus World Tour," is only 2 weeks away and plans are shaping up for a bigger and better parade to cap off the week of festivities. In order to support the number and type of units to be included this year in the campus and community parade, convertibles are needed. Anyone who has a convertible (or knows someone who has one) is asked to consider donating it for use in the parade. The owner may drive it or the Office of Student Activities can find a staff member or trusted student to pick up the vehicle from its owner, drive it in the parade, and return it. Contact Megan Ruble (x7597, firstname.lastname@example.org) with names and contact information.
Labrador Needs a Home... One-year-old black Labrador (approximately 50 pounds) needs a home with space to run. Would make a great hunting and companion dog. Has received all shots, is spayed, comes with kennel, dog dishes, leash, tie-out cable, and toys. Only stipulation: must be allowed annual visitation rights by original owners. Call Mary at x6161.
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 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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