The Yellow Sheet 2001

Volume 34, Number 4

Thursday, Sept. 27,

Volume 34, Number 4

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Kudos
New Faces
In the Media
Plugs
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Invitation... The 37th Nobel Conference, "The Second Nobel Century: What is Still to be Discovered," will take place Oct. 2-3 on campus. With 5 Nobel Prizewinners, the former editor of Nature magazine, and the head of 1of the Nobel Prize selection committees, this conference promises to provide an exciting look at the great discoveries of the past century as well as speculations about great discoveries yet to come. To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prizes, the world premiere of The Nobel Symphony by composer Steve Heitzeg ('82) will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in Christ Chapel. This concert requires a ticket, which may be picked up from the Office of Public Relations in the administration building. Two special art exhibits will also be on display in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. Members of the Gustavus community are also invited and encouraged to attend the conference lectures in Lund Arena. Tickets are available from public relations or the information desk in the Campus Center. Showing a Gustavus ID at the door will be permitted as well.

The Nobel Conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Lund Arena with opening ceremonies that include an academic procession. The lectures will be simulcast in Lund Forum for any overflow audience. It will not be televised on campus via cable television, but Webcast viewing sites for campus community members will be located in Olin Hall 103, Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium, and Social Science Center 101.

More information on each speaker, as well as a detailed conference schedule, is available on the Nobel Conference Web Site for 2001. (Note that Roald Hoffman will now speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Stanley Prusiner will speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday.)

I hope to see you at Nobel.

Tim Robinson
Director, Nobel Conference

Publication Reminder... Due to the Nobel Conference, The Yellow Sheet deadline for next week's issue is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.

Letters Sought for Tenure Review... There are 7 candidates for tenure this fall: Gretchen Hofmeister (chemistry), David Koppenhaver (education), Richard Leitch (political science), Joyce Sutphen (English), Paula Swiggum (nursing), Andrew Vaughn (religion), and Phil Voight (communication studies). All faculty are invited to write letters regarding these candidates. A separate letter should be written for each individual candidate that one wishes to discuss. The Personnel Committee asks that these letters address the tenure criteria found in Section 2.5.1 of the 2001-2002 Faculty Manual. Send all letters to Dean John Mosbo by Oct. 8, the date tenure files close. Letters submitted to a candidate's tenure file will be read by all faculty members of the Personnel Committee, by the Dean and by the President, by the candidate and, in the case of an appeal, by members of the Faculty Senate and by an authorized advocate of the candidate. In the event of litigation, such letters may also be read by attorneys and may become part of any court proceedings. Nominations for promotion to full professor must be received by Nov. 2, 2001. The Personnel Committee will consider candidates for promotion in the spring. Questions may be addressed to Mark Kruger or Dean John Mosbo.

G.I.V.E. Days... The 5th annual student Gustie in Volunteer Endeavors (G.I.V.E.) Day is Sept. 29 in the St. Peter area. The event is being coordinated by the Community Service Center and Alpha Phi Omega. Many project sites are with homeowners who have hosted student volunteers in the past. For more information, contact the Community Service Center (x6060). In addition to the Sept. 29 event, the alumni G.I.V.E Day is Oct. 13. Alumni and friends will be working at sites in Washington, D.C., Houston, Seattle, the Twin Cities, Brainerd, Fargo, and St. Peter. For more details on the Oct. 13 event, contact the alumni office (x7511).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Film of Afghanistan Sept. 27... The history department will screen the 1998 documentary Soldiers of God, an analysis of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Afghan War at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. As the possibility of a U.S. military conflict in Afghanistan looms, this film provides a historical perspective on the conflict. The film provides insight into the tragic recent history of Afghanistan and also shows how U.S. policy may have helped create Osama bin Laden. The documentary will be followed by a discussion with Jerry Davila, Greg Kaster, and Abigail Lamberton. This event is open to the entire community.

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 28 -- Chris Johnson, 2 Corinthians 8: 1-9;
  • Sept. 30 -- 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Oct. 1 -- Pre-Nobel, Tim Robinson, Psalm 90: 1-6;
  • Oct. 2 -- Nobel, No Chapel;
  • Oct. 3 -- Nobel, No Chapel;
  • Oct. 4 -- Morning Praise, Luke 9: 43b-48;
  • Oct. 5 -- Steve Hogberg, Revelation 3: 14-22; and
  • Oct. 7 -- Family Weekend, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
Swedish House Dedication... All people interested in Sweden's contributions to the world culture and in strengthening ties between the U.S. and Scandinavia are invited to the formal dedication of the new Barbro Osher Svenska Huset (Swedish House) in the International Center at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Special guests include former residents from each of the 3 decades in which the former Swedish House on 7th Street existed. There will be a reception in appreciation of Osher in the international center's community room immediately following the dedication. At 5 p.m., new tapestries created by the renowned Swedish textile artist Anita Graffman will be dedicated in the living room of Svenska Huset. If questions, call the public relations office (x7520).

Faculty Talk Shop... Jonathan Smith (chemistry) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2001-02 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Iinterpretive Center. His talk is titled "Twist and Shout: Spectroscopic studies on systems that undergo dramatic changes upon absorption of light." Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under the On-Campus Community/Faculty/Shop Talks link.

Taize Retreat... "We Are Called" is the theme for the Taize retreat to be held on campus Oct. 12-14. The retreat is for young adults (ages 18-30) of all faith backgrounds and is intended to examine faith and social justice issues as well as reflect and renew interpersonal and religious connections. The retreat begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and concludes at about 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and will include prayer, discussion, a candlelight service, and other activities. To register, contact Kari Lipke (chaplains') at x6077. The cost is $50 per person. For more information on Taize, visit the Web site at www.taize.fr.

Welcome Reception... The Gustavus community is invited to a dessert reception from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Presidents Dining Room welcoming Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty John Mosbo, Director of the Center for Vocational Reflection Christopher Johnson, and Chaplain Rachel Larson. A program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

KUDOS:

The Department of Geography, with assistance from a departmental Bush Foundation Teaching and Learning grant, hosted a workshop, titled "Teaching Geography in the Private, Liberal Arts College," Aug. 24 on campus. Participants representing Gustavus, the University of St. Thomas, Macalester College, and the National Consortium for Geographical Education gathered for the day-long workshop.

Bob Douglas, geography, and students in this fall's Environmental Studies Seminar course have received a grant from HECUA to fund a research project involving an assessment of progress made on the clean-up of the Minnesota River. Students will interview community leaders in the Minnesota River Valley where projects have been initiated to improve water quality in the last 10 years and submit a report of their findings to HECUA.

Jonathan Smith, chemistry, presented a workshop, titled "Computational chemistry and biology," and served as a discussion leader at the Project Kaleidoscope 2001 Summer Institute July 25-28 in Snowbird, Utah. Smith also presented a talk, titled "Computational chemistry in the physical chemistry curriculum," at the 222nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society Aug. 26 in Chicago. The abstract may be read online. At the same meeting, Smith, along with research student Beau Barker ('02) and co-author Yong Soo Hoo ('01), presented a paper, titled "Spectroscopic and computational study of charge-transfer in 4-dimethylamino-4'-nitrostilbene." The abstract may be read online.

NEW FACES:

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Administrators
    Liza Decoteau, Corporate and Foundation Relations
    Charlie Potts, Dean of Students

    New Support Staff
    Denise Clarke, Custodial
    Shari Jacobson, Dining Service
    Michelle Mason, Dining Service
    Diane Peterson, Book Mark
    Dora Rupp, Custodial
    Jamila Said, Custodial

IN THE MEDIA:

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The upcoming Nobel Conference was listed on Chemistry.org, the main Web site of the American Chemical Society on Sept. 20. It was in the "Mark Your Calendar Section" and it linked to the Nobel Conference Web site.
  • Ellis Jones (emeritus professor of economics and management) was featured on page 1C of the Sept. 14 Free Press of Mankato. The article, "Welsh songs set to return," included a color photograph of Jones and talked about Welsh concerts that took place on campus and in Mankato and how this Welsh choir was formed.
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 ssenne@gustavus.edu).

PLUGS:

Looking for Housing: Adjunct faculty member is seeking possibilities for house-sitting or an affordable rooming situation. Anyone who has leads, ideas, or suggestions should contact Lorna Sopcak (lsopcak@gustavus.edu).

Volunteers Needed: Lynn Beaty (custodial) is seeking volunteers from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 6 to work on a Habitat for Humanity house located in Nicollet Meadows (901 Daniels St., St. Peter). Call Beaty (x6172) and leave a message by Oct. 3 to volunteer hours toward her required 100 hours at another Habitat house. These 100 hours are in addition to the 400 hours Beaty needs to put in at her own house in Kasota.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Events happening between Friday, September 28, 2001 and Monday, October 8, 2001

Friday, September 28, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
5:30 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs Luther College Away

Saturday, September 29, 2001
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Special Event: G.I.V.E. Day in St. Peter St. Peter Community
1:00 PM Athletic: Football vs Concordia College Away
1:00 PM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
1:00 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs St. Benedict Home
4:00 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs St. John's Away
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Gustavus Joint Faculty Recital Bjorling Recital Hall
Special Event: Gustavus Heritage Luncheon Campus Center
Athletic: M. Golf at Twin Cities Classic Away

Sunday, September 30, 2001
1:00 PM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Worship: Taizé Worship Christ Chapel
Athletic: M. Golf at Twin Cities Classic Away

Monday, October 1, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Workshop: GRE Workshop Part III Confer Hall 127
6:30 PM - 0:30 AM Campus Event: Salsa Dancing The Quest, Minneapolis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Meeting: Russian Table Courtyard Cafe
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Meeting: Queers and Allies Meeting Womyn's Awareness Center
Athletic: M. Golf at Twin Cities Classic Away

Tuesday, October 2, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Admission: Nobel Conference Visit Day
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
4:00 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs St. Thomas Home
8:00 PM Fine Arts Event: The Nobel Symphony - Premier Christ Chapel
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Meeting: Gustavus Greens Meeting Confer Hall 128
9:00 PM Worship: Proclaim The Dive
Conference: Nobel Conference XXXVII Lund Arena
Academic: Travel Registration Begins

Wednesday, October 3, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Admission: Nobel Conference Visit Day
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
4:00 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs St. Thomas Away
7:30 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs Carleton Away
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Campus Event: Peace Coffee Night Courtyard Cafe
8:45 PM - 10:00 PM Meeting: Christian Fellowship Meeting Old Main 104
Conference: Nobel Conference XXXVII Lund Arena

Thursday, October 4, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
11:30 AM - 1:20 PM Lecture: Teachers/Talking Faculty/Staff Center
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Workshop: Orientation to Internships Career Center
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Special Event: Mock Interview Night The Dive

Friday, October 5, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
4:30 PM Lecture: Faculty Shop Talk Interpretive Center
6:00 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs Concordia Away
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Students of John McKay Recital Bjorling Recital Hall
Special Event: Family Weekend
Athletic: M. Golf at MIAC Championship Bunker Hills

Saturday, October 6, 2001
10:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
1:00 PM Athletic: Football vs Carleton College Hollingsworth Field
1:00 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs St. Olaf Home
1:00 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs St. Olaf Away
1:30 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs St. Benedict Away
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Colcannon Celtic Band Concert Bjorling Recital Hall
Special Event: Family Weekend
Athletic: M. Golf at MIAC Championship Bunker Hills
Athletic: W. Golf at MIAC Championships St. Paul, MN (Prestwick)

Sunday, October 7, 2001
10:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
1:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Family Weekend Concerts Christ Chapel
4:00 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs Luther College Away
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Worship: Taizé Worship Christ Chapel
Special Event: Family Weekend
Athletic: W. Golf at MIAC Championships St. Paul, MN (Prestwick)

Monday, October 8, 2001
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Campus Event: Morning Prayer Faculty and Staff Center
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Campus Event: Brave Rights Activists Fair Eckman Mall
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture: Classics Lecture Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
Campus Event: Coming Out Week

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 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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