The Yellow Sheet 2001

October 18, 2001 | Volume 34, Number 7

Thursday, Oct. 18,

Volume 34, Number 7

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News & Announcements

Mail Handling Tips... In light of recent events, all are urged to be careful when handling and opening mail. President Axel Steuer provides the following information to the campus community: "The discovery of anthrax-tainted letters mailed to highly visible people has generated a good deal of concern and anxiety across the country... Consistent with advisories from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Postal Service, therefore, we have provided campus mail handlers with special guidelines and training. In addition, all of us are encouraged to do the following both here at Gustavus and elsewhere.

Be on the alert for letters or packages:

  • with no return address
  • that bear restrictive markings such as "Confidential" or "Personal"
  • that contain misspelled words
  • that have any powdery substance on the outside
  • that are unexpected or from someone unfamiliar to you
  • addressed to the title only or to an incorrect title
  • with hand-written or poorly typed addresses
  • that have excessive postage
  • that show a city or state postmark that doesn't match the return address
  • that are lopsided or uneven
  • that have a strange odor, stains, discoloration, or crystallization on the wrapper, or
  • that have excessive tape or string.
Anyone who receives a letter or package that seems suspicious according to the criteria listed above:
  • do not try to open the mail piece
  • isolate the item and don't handle it any further
  • call 911 to report the discovery, and
  • wash your hands with soap and warm water.
As we have done since Sept. 11, let's continue to respond as a caring community to events that are intended to disturb and to provoke fear; let's continue to take care of ourselves and one another; let's recommit ourselves to working toward a more just and peaceful world."

Gribly Distribution Continues... Anyone who has not picked up a 2001-02 Gribly should stop by the dean of students' office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays to pick up a copy. Questions should be directed to Linda Riebesell (x7526).

Computer Course Offerings... Want to learn a new computer skill or brush up on an old one? Check out the computer training courses offered by information technology and web communications at If interested in a topic or course that is not currently being offered, contact Joyce Hiscock (


Blood Drive... The bi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 in Alumni Hall. Sign up Oct. 17, 18, or 23 outside the Evelyn Young Dining Room. This campus event is sponsored by the communication studies department.

Explore Gustavus Days... On Oct. 18 and 19, the Office of Admission is hosting Explore Gustavus Days. Approximately 200 students, as well as their parents, will be visiting campus. Students and parents will attend academic sessions, tour campus facilities, have lunch, attend athletic practices, and observe music ensembles. Help these visitors feel welcome.

Lecture on Designing Cities... How do cities come to look as they do? Are there guidelines for urban design, or do cities simply grow according to the wishes of developers and land speculators? What role does the environment play? What would an ideal city look like? Join Bob Moline (emeritus professor of geography) for an exploration of the processes that shaped the look of 3 American cities -- Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco -- at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 in Nobel Hall, room 105. Cost is $10 per person; senior citizens $5. 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.

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

  • Oct. 19 -- No Chapel, Reading Break;
  • Oct. 21 -- No Chapel, Reading Break;
  • Oct. 22 -- No Chapel, Reading Break;
  • Oct. 23 -- Rabbi Herbert Brockman, 1 Samuel 25: 23-35;
  • Oct. 24 -- Morning Praise, Luke 22: 39-46;
  • Oct. 25 -- Rabbi Herbert Brockman, Isaiah 54: 11-17;
  • Oct. 26 -- International Day; and
  • Oct. 28 -- Reformation Sunday, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Tuesday Conversation... "Behind the headlines: the religion of Islam in history and present reality" will be the subject of Tuesday Conversation from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Dive. Presenters are Mark Granquist and Garrett Paul (both religion). As one of the major world religions, Islam has had an important effect on the development of the modern world. But, for most people in the West, Islam is known only through press reports and sound bites on the evening news. In this conversation, Granquist and Paul hope to present the world of Islam to broaden the understanding of this often misunderstood religion and to give new insights into a movement that is much in the news these days. The campus community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Minge Lectures on Wind Power... 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. 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.

Bette and Boo Announced... Tickets for "The Marriage of Bette & Boo," which will be presented Oct. 25-28, are available at the Information Center in the Campus Center or by calling x7590. One complimentary ticket is available for each Gustavus student and employee. Additional tickets are available at regular cost.

Sweden's Music Comes to Gustavus... The Swedish Folk Quartet Ranarim will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Bjorling Recital Hall. With a combination of vocals and traditional Swedish instruments such as the keyed fiddle, mandola, and guitar, Ranarim has produced its 1st recording, "Till the Light of Day." This recording has met with critical acclaim both in Europe and the U.S. Tickets are available at the door and are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Gustavus students may attend free of charge. The Goteborg Brass Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Bjorling. Considered to be Sweden's finest brass ensemble, the group will present the concert as part of its 2002 American concert tour. This is a free concert, but donations will be accepted from the audience to help with the band's touring expenses.

Talk Shop... John Braun (emeritus professor of communication studies) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2001-02 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "Self, Family, and Society -- Comparative Values of Japanese and American Students." 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.

Library Book Sale... The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library will hold its fall book sale Oct. 29-Nov. 4. A bag sale ($2 per bag of books) will be held Nov. 3-4.


Public Forum... A coalition of organizations (including Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Center for Victims of Torture, Resource Center of the Americas, the United Nations Association, and several ethnic organizations) have banded together to present a public forum on diversity, multiculturalism and tolerance, based on the events of Sept. 11. The forum will take place from 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Northrup Auditorium. The speaker will be Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and presently the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights, the convenor is the Honorable Walter Mondale, and the moderator is Gary Gilson of the Minnesota New Council. Robinson's lecture will be followed by an open forum for audience participation. The goal is to get the audience involved in actions within their own organizations or communities. Questions can be directed to contact Corin Kagan, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, at or (612) 331-3902.

Pancake Breakfast Benefit... Everyone is invited to a Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Marley Amos (former Lund Center employee) to help with medical expenses. This event will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 at the American Legion in St. Peter. Tickets are $4.50 for adults and $3 for children and are available at the door or in advance from Lynn Boehne in the admission office.


Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures-German, had an English haiku published in the October 2001 selection of the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Daily News.

Barbara Zust, nursing, presented "The role of public health nursing in screening and intervention for domestic violence" on Sept. 29 at the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference in Madison, Wis.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • In the Faith and Values section of the Oct. 13 Star Tribune, an article, "Taize monks plan visit to Twin Cities," featured an article on the Taize monks visit to Minnesota, including a trip to Gustavus for last weekend's Taize retreat.
  • The Oct. 13 the Free Press of Mankato featured Joyce Sutphen (English) in an article titled "Approaching art after 9-11." The front-page Accent Section article addressed artists responses to the terrorist attacks and featured a color photograph of Sutphen.
  • The Oct. 12 Free Press of Mankato ran an article about Cheri Register, a Minneapolis author who appeared at Gustavus. The page 2C article included a photograph of Register.
  • The Opinion Page of the Oct. 12 St. Paul Pioneer Press featured an editorial titled "It's crucial to find times of peace amid the war" by editorial writer Glenda Holste, who attended the Nobel Conference. In the page 16A piece, Holste wrote of the Nobel Conference as a way to take a break from the thoughts of war.
  • The Oct. 11 Free Press of Mankato included an interview with Ann Pesavento (music) as well as a color photograph. The article, "Bassoons: front and center," was on the front page of the Accent Section.
  • The Oct. 11 St. Peter Herald had a front-page color photograph and caption about Gunter Blobel, one of the Nobel Conference participants.
  • An Oct. 7 article in the San Antonio Express News featured an interview with Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies) about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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


Campus Center Information Center Hours for Reading Break are 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Oct. 19 and 22; closed Oct. 20-21; and normal hours resume Oct. 23.

Market Place Hours for Reading Break are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18-20; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 21; and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Regular hours resume Oct. 23.


House for Sale Open House... Dennis and Carol Johnson's home at 724 N. Swift St., St. Peter will be shown at an open house from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20. The home has 4 bedrooms, living/dining room, 2.75 baths, dormer, full basement, detached garage, large back porch, sauna. Immediate occupancy. The showing is through St. Peter Real Estate.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

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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