The Yellow Sheet 2001

Volume 34, Number 5

Thursday, Oct. 4,

Volume 34, Number 5

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

News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Visibility... The following Nobel Conference coverage has already run:
  • "Mad cow solution elusive" by Tim Krohn in the Free Press of Mankato (Oct. 4, pg. 1B);
  • "Nobel laureate takes scientists to task" by Sharon Schmickle in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis (Oct. 3, pg. A6);
  • Photograph of President Axel Steuer and Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Erling Norrby at the Nobel Centennial Banquet by John Cross in the Free Press of Mankato (Oct. 3, pg. 1B);
  • A story by Pete Steiner on KTOE/KDOG radio (7 a.m. on Oct. 3);
  • A story on KEYC-TV Ch. 12 (6 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 2);
  • "Nobel Symphony gets debut tonight" by Joe Tougas in the Free Press of Mankato (Oct. 2, pg. 1B);
  • "Nobel laureates in St. Peter" by Tim Krohn in the Free Press of Mankato (Oct. 1, pg. 1B and teaser on pg. 1A);
  • "Playing for peace" by Kay Miller in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis (Sept. 29, pg. E1);
  • "Nuns weigh in on change" by Brian Ojanpa in the Free Press of Mankato (Sept. 28, 1B);
  • "Nobel lectures to note centennial of prize with a look to what's next" by Sharon Schmickle in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis (Sept. 28, pg. A8);
  • On the regional edition of Minnesota Public Radio's "All Things Considered," host Lorna Benson interviewed Tim Robinson, Nobel Conference Director (Oct. 2, noon);
  • An article on the Nobel Symphony appeared in the Metro Lutheran (October, pg. 12); and
  • A 7-minute story by Mary Stucky on the Nobel Symphony on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"that included quotes from Composer Steve Heitzeg, Conductor Patricia Kazarow (music), and others (Oct. 2). The Office of Public Relations has received many calls -- from across the country -- requesting a tape of the Oct. 2 concert.
Additional coverage is expected in The Gustavian Weekly, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Metro Lutheran, St. Peter Herald, Gustavian yearbook, and KRBI radio.

This year's Nobel Conference lectures and question and answer sessions were again Webcast. The lectures will be archived for 1 year on the Nobel Conference Web site and should be available within a few weeks.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Controversy Tonight... The Peer Assistants are sponsoring Controversy at 9 p.m. Oct. 4 in Linner Lounge. Abigail Lamberton (history) will facilitate the discussion "Our World After September 11: Is a Peaceful Response Possible or Likely?" Refreshments will be provided.

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

  • Oct. 5 -- Steve Hogberg, Revelation 3: 14-22;
  • Oct. 7 -- Family Weekend, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Oct. 8 -- Coming Out Day, Becky Potter, 2 Kings 18: 1-8, 28-36;
  • Oct. 9 -- Garrett Paul, Jeremiah 31: 31-34;
  • Oct. 10 -- Morning Praise, Matthew 20: 29-34;
  • Oct. 11 -- Reverend Don Holmstrom, Isaiah 7: 1-9;
  • Oct. 12 -- Taize Worship; and
  • Oct. 14 -- 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
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 Interpretive 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.

Piano Music Presentation... Andrea Wentzel, Eric Wilberg, Eric Bell, Andrea Coates, Jonathan Dale, and Brian Collins, students of John McKay, will present piano music at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The program includes works by Haydn, Beethoven, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Schumann, and Bartok. This performance is free and open to the public.

Plant Daffodils... Join the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum, parents of students, alumni, and friends during Family Weekend as they plant 10,000 daffodils in the arboretum. The planting project will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 6. Anyone wishing to honor or memorialize a loved one may purchase 10 bulbs for $20 and also receive a commemorative trowel at the site along College Drive. For more information, call the Office of Public Relations (x7520).

Hear Celtic Music... The 2001 Gustavus Artist Series begins as Ireland's "Colcannon" appears in concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Bjorling Recital Hall. "Colcannon" is regarded as one of the world's finest Celtic bands as it presents both the best of Celtic tradition as well as inventive and contemporary Irish folk music. Their concerts are known for their energy, humor, wit, and music that expresses the joy, sorrow, and zest for life that is so much a part of the Celtic legacy. Tickets are available by calling the Information Center (x7590). Unsold tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m. the day of the concert in Bjorling lobby.

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.

Lecture On Greece... "Barefoot in Athens: Going Without Sandals in Ancient Greece" is the title of an illustrated lecture by Daniel Levine, professor of classics at the University of Arkansas, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. A reception will follow. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Classics and Curriculum II.

History of Wind Power... Chuck Syverson, local electrical engineer and consultant who has designed and manufactured wind generators for 10 years, will give a lecture, titled "The History of Wind Power," at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Interpretive Center. Cost is $4 per person. Preregistration and payment can be made at the St. Peter Community Education at 803 Davis St., St. Peter. Gustavus students may attend free of charge.

KUDOS:

Nancy Hanway, modern foreign languages/Spanish, had a short story, titled "Behind the Metal," published in the Summer 2001 issue of Florida Review.

Dennis Henry, physics, co-presented "A History of St. Paul Union Depot" at the July meeting of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society in St. Paul. Earlier that month he attended the annual meeting of the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association in Duluth and was appointed to its editorial board. Henry attended the annual meeting of the Lexington Group in Transportation History last week in St. Louis.

Don Scheese, English, will have his book Nature Writing: The Pastoral Impulse in America, originally published in 1996 by Twayne Publishers, reissued in paperback by Routledge as part of its new literature and culture series. The book will come out in paperback in August 2002.

NEW FACES:

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Glenda Schulz, Center for Vocational Reflection

IN THE MEDIA:

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The Oct. 1 Daily Herald of Chicago published an article by free-lance writer Jane Oppermann that included quotes by Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies) in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The article was titled "Seniors a cultural resource to look to in trying times."
  • An article in the October edition of The Lutheran, "Laughing: It's good for the soul," featured quotes from Conrad Hyers (emeritus professor of religion).
  • In the same October edition of The Lutheran, a letter from senior Ben Rudolf appeared in "Letters to the Editor" on pg. 64.
  • An article in the Sept. 26 Free Press of Mankato, "No laughing matter," included information about Amy Seham (theatre) and her new book "Whose Improv Is It Anyway." Also included in the article were Seham's opinions about women's roles in improv dance since the 1980s.
  • An article in the Sept. 21 Free Press of Mankato, "Wary Muslims keep the faith," featured quotes from Steve Mellema (physics).
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).

PHONE UPDATES:

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2001-02":
  • x7642 -- Natalya Baldyga, Theatre and Dance (change)
  • x7045 -- Liza Decoteau, Corporate Relations (addition)
  • x7629 -- Diane Peterson, Bookmark (addition)
  • x7568 -- Charlie Potts, Dean of Students (addition)
  • x7169 -- Glenda Schulz, Center for Vocational Reflection (addition)
  • x7554 -- Don Zhou, Library (delete)


PLUGS:

Housesitter Wanted: Responsible person needed for 4-bedroom house, with screened-in porch, from February-May. Pay utilities only. Call Nancy Hanway (x7388 or 931-8708).


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Events happening between Thursday, October 4, 2001 and Sunday, October 14, 2001

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

Tuesday, October 9, 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 Lecture: Biology Department Seminar Nobel Hall of Science 222
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Workshop: Tuesday Scholars Career Center
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture: Continuing Education Lecture Interpretive Center
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Meeting: Gustavus Greens Meeting Confer Hall 128
9:00 PM Worship: Proclaim The Dive
Campus Event: Coming Out Week

Wednesday, October 10, 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
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Campus Event: Campus Cancer Support Group
4:00 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs St.Catherine Away
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Workshop: Orientation to Internships Career Center
7:30 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs St. Catherine Lund Center
8:45 PM - 10:00 PM Meeting: Christian Fellowship Meeting Old Main 104
Campus Event: Coming Out Week

Thursday, October 11, 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 - 5:30 PM Campus Event: Writing Open House Faculty House
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture: Continuing Education Lecture Nobel Hall 105
Campus Event: Coming Out Week

Friday, October 12, 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
Campus Event: Coming Out Week
Athletic: M. Golf at Gordin Classic Myrtle Beach, SC
Conference: Taizé Retreat Campus-wide
Academic: Travel Registration Ends

Saturday, October 13, 2001
1:00 PM Athletic: Football vs St. John's Univ. Away
1:00 PM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
1:00 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs Augsburg Home
3:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Student Recital Cindy Brincks Bjorling Recital Hall
3:30 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs Augsburg Home
Athletic: Cross Country at UW - LaCrosse
Alumni: G.I.V.E. Off Campus Locations
Alumni: GAC/St. Johns Pre-game Potluck Cold Spring, MN
Athletic: M. Golf at Gordin Classic
Conference: Taizé Retreat Campus-wide
Athletic: Volleyball vs UW-Stout Away

Sunday, October 14, 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
Meeting: Board of Trustees Meeting
Conference: Taizé Retreat Campus-wide

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.



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