The Yellow Sheet 2001

Volume 34, Number 6

Thursday, Oct. 11,

Volume 34, Number 6

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

News & Announcements

Alumni Award Nominations Sought... The Office of Alumni Relations is seeking help in identifying alumni nominees for the Greater Gustavus Award, Distinguished Alumni Citations, and First Decade Awards. Awards will be presented by the Gustavus Alumni Association in 2002. Past award recipients may be viewed at http://gustavus.edu/alumni/alumni_assoc/awards.cfm.
  • The Greater Gustavus Award is awarded to those "who by deed, have notably advanced and aided Gustavus Adolphus College." It is the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Citation "recognizes outstanding and exceptional professional achievement, such as to bring unusual honor to the individual in his or her field of endeavor. Criteria appropriate to selection shall include the difficulty of accomplishment; quality, creativity, and distinctiveness of performance; recognition by professional peers; and lasting contribution to the world of ideas and affairs. While the citation is a professional award, humanitarian achievements may also be weighed."
  • The First Decade Award "recognizes early professional achievement" to one male and one female in the 10th anniversary class. Nominees this year will be from the Class of 1992.
Anyone wishing to make a nomination should contact Randall Stuckey, Director of Alumni Relations (rstuckey@gustavus.edu). Any information to substantiate each nominee would be appreciated. Nominations should be submitted by Nov. 1.

National Affairs Events... Anyone planning a public event related to the current state of national affairs is asked to notify the news staff in the Office of Public Relations. Some media outlets are now producing special sections or special editions to promote such public seminars, lectures, programs, shows, panel discussions, or other similar events. If planning such an event for Gustavus, contact Stacia Senne (x7510, ssenne@gustavus.edu). The news staff is also continually seeking Gustavus individuals who are willing to be sources for the media who have something new to offer on current events.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Oct. 12 -- Shareen Gossen and Melanie Lind-Ayres, Taize Worship;
  • Oct. 14 -- 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Oct. 15 -- Installation of Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Oct. 16 -- Robert Esbjornson, Matthew 18: 1-6;
  • Oct. 17 -- Morning Praise, Luke 5: 12-16;
  • Oct. 18 -- Kristin Dueber, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Matthew 6: 25-34;
  • Oct. 19 -- No Chapel, Reading Break; and
  • Oct. 21 -- No Chapel, Reading Break.
Student Recital Saturday... Cindy Brincks will present her senior horn recital at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Bjorling Recital Hall. She will be accompanied by Andrea Wentzel, piano, and assisted by Andy Juhl, trumpet, and Katie Bartz, clarinet. The recital is free and open to the public.

College Chaplain Installation… The service of installation for the Rev. Rachel Larson as a chaplain will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 in Christ Chapel. There will be a reception following in the chapel, and the reception continues throughout the day in the chaplains' office.

Award-Winning Author to Appear… The public is invited to attend a reading and signing by author Cheri Register at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Interpretive Center. Register will read from her most recent book, Packinghouse Daughter, a personal memoir and historical account of the 1959 worker strike in Albert Lea, Minn. The daughter of a Wilson & Co. meat packing worker in the late 1950’s, Register vividly recalls the 109-day strike that devastated and divided her hometown of Albert Lea in the book. Published in 2001, the book examines the complexities of social class in America and portrays working-class life and affirms the value of blue-collar work. Packinghouse Daughter won a Minnesota Book Award, an American Book Award, a 2nd-place from the Society of Midland Authors, and was named Best Book by a Local Author in 2001 by City Pages in Minneapolis. This free event is sponsored by the Book Mark and Writer-in-Residence Program of the Department of English.

Wind Power Discussion Continues... Bob Douglas (geography) will present "The Answer my Friend is Blowin' in the Wind" at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Interpretive Center. Douglas will show a video and slides on the wind power development in Ireland and Minnesota. Former U.S. Rep. David Minge will give a lecture, titled "The 2001 Energy Crisis," at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Interpretive Center. Minge will talk about the crisis, the politics, and the right energy mix solutions. Cost is $4 per person for each session. 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:

Brian Johnson, chaplain, has a new book, titled The Ecumenical Heart, that will be published by Liturgical Press (Spring 2003). He collaborates with Sister Stefanie Weisgram, OSB, and Vera Duncanson, a hospice chaplain, along with narratives from individuals representing various Christian denominations, including ELCA Bishop Herb Chilstrom, the Rev. Dr. Dan Little, former head of theological education for the Presbyterian Church USA, and author Roberta Bondi, professor of church history at Candler School Theology, Emory University. Johnson was also the chaplain for the International Lutheran Summer Music Camp at Augsburg College this past summer. Gustavus will host this 4-week intensive high school music camp for the first time next summer, June 23-July 21. For more information about this program, visit the Web site at http://www.lutheranmusicprogram.org/.

Don Scheese, English, has published a memoir, Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Life in the River of No Return Wilderness, through the University of Iowa Press. The book is part of the American Land and Life series.

Jenifer Ward, modern foreign languages and literatures-German, presented the paper "Adaptation of Genre and Conversion of Faith in Werfel's 'Song of Bernadette'" at the German Studies Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

Barbara Zust, nursing, and Kay Moline, emerita nursing, presented their study, "Acknowledgment of Culture: Step One in Bridging the Health Care Disparity Gap," at the 4th annual Enhancing Care for the Hispanic Population on Oct. 6 at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

NEW FACES:

    New Support Staff
    Teri Bauman, Information Technology

CONGREGATIONAL OUTREACH:

Partners in Education presenters scheduled for this week include Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and arboretum) at First Lutheran Church, St. Peter and Mark Granquist (religion) at Messiah Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, both on Oct. 14; and Garrett Paul (religion) is doing a 4-week series presentation for CoAM, a cooperative older adult ministry program in the Minneapolis area, beginning Oct. 15. Partners in Education is a program coordinated by the Office of Church Relations where participating faculty and staff members prepare topical presentation for adult forums, workshops, and seminars in congregations of the ELCA.

Retreats... The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations Retreat Center, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, will host an older adults retreat on campus for Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church, Minneapolis on Oct. 17. The Office of Church Relations will host a confirmation retreat for Salem Lutheran Church from Montevideo, Woodlake Lutheran Church from Richfield, and First Lutheran Church from Le Sueur on Oct. 13.

Gustavus Youth Outreach scheduled for Oct. 12 includes Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins and Oct. 13 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. This program, coordinated by the Office of Church Relations, consists of student team members who develop relational youth ministry programs in congregations, including leading lock-ins, family night programs, and church services.

Music in Worship... Any Gustavus music ensemble or soloist is welcome to perform in congregations. For more information, contact Amy Pehrson (x7001).

IN THE MEDIA:

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On Oct. 8, Magnus Ranstorp ('85) was interviewed on CNN. Ranstorp is an authority on world terrorism and a professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • In the Corporate Corner Business People section of the Oct. 7 St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Education category listed the 7 new members of the College's board of trustees.
  • In the Religion Briefing section of the Oct. 6 St. Paul Pioneer Press, an article titled "Taize brothers" included information about their visit to Gustavus for this weekend's Taize retreat.
  • The Oct. 6 Free Press of Mankato article featured the Hillstrom Museum and Don Myers (director). The Accent section front-page story was titled "Porcelain: Pure and delicate art" and included color photographs of Myers and some of the artwork.
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:

House for Rent: 3+ bedroom house for rent, 2 blocks north of North Elementary School, in quiet neighborhood. Has formal dining room, 3-season porch, large basement, garage. $895 plus utilities; lease; non-smoker. Call 934-0187 after 5 p.m. or leave a message.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Events happening between Monday, October 15, 2001 and Thursday, October 25, 2001

Monday, October 15, 2001
Meeting: Board of Trustees Meeting
Athletic: W. Golf at Lenoir Rhyne Invite Myrtle Beach, SC
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Meeting: Queers and Allies Meeting Womyn's Awareness Center
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
6:30 PM - 7:25 PM Workshop: Orientation to Internships Career Center
7:00 PM Campus Event: Book Author Appearance Interpretive Center

Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Athletic: W. Golf at Lenoir Rhyne Invite Myrtle, SC
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
4:00 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs Bethel Home
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Lecture: Faculty Forum Banquet Room
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
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Campus Event: Women's Open Mic Night Courtyard Cafe
9:00 PM Worship: Proclaim The Dive

Wednesday, October 17, 2001
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
3:30 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs Bethel College Away
6:00 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs Bethel Lund Center
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Campus Event: Wellness Series Linner Lounge
8:45 PM - 10:00 PM Meeting: Christian Fellowship Meeting Old Main 104

Thursday, October 18, 2001
Academic: Final Exams for Half-Semester
Athletic: Volleyball vs Martin Luther Away
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Admission: Admission Fall Open House
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
11:30 AM - 1:20 PM Lecture: Teachers/Talking Faculty/Staff Center
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture: Continuing Education Lecture Nobel Hall 105
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Campus Event: Swing Night The Dive

Friday, October 19, 2001
Academic: Reading Break
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Admission: Admission Fall Open House
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel

Saturday, October 20, 2001
Academic: Reading Break
1:00 PM Athletic: Football vs Augsburg College Hollingsworth Field
2:00 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs UW- LaCrosse Home

Sunday, October 21, 2001
Athletic: M. Soccer vs UW- Oshkosh Away
Academic: Reading Break
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel

Monday, October 22, 2001
Academic: Reading Break
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
2:00 PM Athletic: M. Soccer vs Ripon Away
7:00 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs Northwestern Away

Tuesday, October 23, 2001
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Workshop: Tuesday Scholars Career Center
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture: Continuing Education Lecture Interpretive Center
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Ranarim - Swedish Folk Quartet Bjorling Recital Hall
9:00 PM Worship: Proclaim The Dive

Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Academic: Mid-Term Grades Due
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
3:30 PM Athletic: W. Soccer vs Hamline Away
6:00 PM Athletic: Volleyball vs St. Mary's Lund Center
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lecture: Physics Lecture Olin Hall 103
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Campus Event: Wellness Series Linner Lounge
8:45 PM - 10:00 PM Meeting: Christian Fellowship Meeting Old Main 104

Thursday, October 25, 2001
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Workshop: What Makes a W Course So W? Faculty House
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibits Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Celebration Christ Chapel
11:30 AM - 1:20 PM Lecture: Teachers/Talking Faculty/Staff Center
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture: Continuing Education Lecture Nobel Hall 105
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Goteborg Brass Band in Concert Bjorling Recital Hall
8:00 PM Fine Arts Event: Theatre: Marriage of Bette&Boo Anderson Theatre
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Campus Event: Swing Night The Dive

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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