The Yellow Sheet 2001
Volume 34, Number 4Thursday, Sept. 27,
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News & AnnouncementsNobel 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.
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.
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).
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Liza Decoteau, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Charlie Potts, Dean of Students
New Support Staff
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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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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