The Yellow Sheet 2001

October 25, 2001 | Volume 34, Number 8

Thursday, Oct. 25,

Volume 34, Number 8

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News & Announcements

Outstanding Employees... The Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee of 2001 will be awarded to Kathy Scholl (biology) and the Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee of 2001 will be awarded to Donita Clifton (human resources). All members of the College community are invited to the award ceremony as part of the 10 a.m. worship service on Founders Day, Oct. 31, in Christ Chapel. A reception in honor of this year's recipients will follow in Alumni Hall.

Founders Day Celebration The College will celebrate Founders Day and the 125th anniversary of Old Main on Oct. 31. The college's oldest and most historic building, "a building constructed for the ages," Old Main has served every generation of Gusties and will be renovated in 2002 to continue to serve the college. Determined to equip Old Main for the next 125 years, the Gustavus Board of Trustees voted Oct. 15 to proceed with the major renovation project and a $5 million fund-raising initiative. Old Main was dedicated Oct. 31, 1876. It originally housed the classrooms, dining hall, and rooms for students and faculty. Old Main was constructed with Kasota stone and is now included in the National Registry of Historic Places. The Oct. 31 celebration will include an 8 a.m. Swedish pancake breakfast in the Campus Center, a 9:30 a.m. 125th anniversary ceremony in front of Old Main on "Hello Walk," a 10 a.m. Founders Day worship service in Christ Chapel, and a 10:30 a.m. service awards reception in Alumni Hall. All are invited to attend this celebration, but reservations are required for the pancake breakfast. To make reservations for the breakfast, contact Ann Volk in the Office of Institutional Advancement (x7577).

Immunization Initiative... In hopes of gaining support and assistance in increasing the immunization rates of Gustavus students, the college will again offer meningococcal meningitis and influenza immunizations and asks faculty, administrators, and staff to encourage students to take advantage of this important initiative. Immunizations will be offered from 1-7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center. To schedule a time for specific groups (an organization or athletic team) to be immunized, contact Katrina Keiper ( no later than Oct. 31. The cost is $85 for the meningococcal vaccine and $20 for the flu vaccine and can be paid by billing to a student account (must present valid student ID) or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Amex). An employee flu vaccination clinic will be held later in November, but employees may opt to attend this immunization clinic instead. The cost is $20 up front but will be reimbursed if an employee has an Aware Gold policy and can be applied to the CMM "wellness benefit." If questions, contact Kirk Beyer (x6075).


Anderson Theatre OpensAnderson Theatre opens its 2001-02 season with 4 performances of Christopher Durang's autobiographical "The Marriage Of Bette And Boo." Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-28 in Anderson Theatre. Under the direction of Rob Gardner, the "ferociously funny, yet devastatingly sad family album" of Durang's dysfunctional family is brought to the brilliant light of the theatre stage. He portrays a series of emotional and psychological elements that weigh on the life of this one family as it deals with problems of alcoholism, anger, resentment, divorce and death. Durang brings the audience along for the emotional roller-coaster ride. It is a work of despair and of hope's potential. Tickets for the play are available through the Information Center (x7590). Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets remaining at show time will be made available at the box office in Anderson Theatre one hour prior to curtain.

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

  • Oct. 26 -- International Day;
  • Oct. 28 -- Reformation Sunday, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Oct. 29 -- Florence Amamoto, Psalms 46: 1-7;
  • Oct. 30 -- Rev. Alan Bray, Daniel 5: 13-16, 17-31;
  • Oct. 31 -- Founders Day, Luke 1: 46-55;
  • Nov. 1 -- All Saints Day, Horst Ludwig, Matthew 5: 1-12; and
  • Nov. 2 -- Day of the Dead, Diana Banderaas and Valerie Estrada, Psalm 130.
Talk Shop Friday... 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.

Senior Voice Recital Sunday Marissa Kolander will present her senior voice recital at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in Christ Chapel. Kolander will be accompanied by pianist Coni Liljengren and assisted by cellists Kinsey Nelson and Angela Barron and dancer Courtney Grant. For her recital, Kolander has selected classical works for voice by Bach, Strauss, Faure, and Rossini, along with contemporary works by Ginny Owens, Nathan and Christy Nockels, and Nichole Nordeman. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Marriage Research Lecture Oct. 30... Garrett Paul (religion) will present "New Research on Marriage, Divorce and Living Together" at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Interpretive Center. Cost is $4 per person. Preregistration and payment can be made at the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office at 803 Davis St., St. Peter. For more information, call 931-3048.

Employee Tuition Benefit Meeting Oct. 31... Owen Sammelson (administration) will conduct an informational session on employee tuition benefits for all interested employees at noon Oct. 31 in Banquet Room C of the Campus Center. Call Jane Confer (x6165) with any questions.

Gustie Chill Out and Wellness Fair... The Gustie Chill Out and Wellness Fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center. There will be information available on health and wellness issues, including nutrition, the identification and treatment of eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. There will be screenings for anxiety and depression, as well as blood pressure, hemoglobin, cholesterol, and blood sugar, plus free chair massages by students from the Mankato School of Professional Massage. Stress reduction activities, live music, and free food will also be included. This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center, Health Service, and Peer Assistants.

Lecture on Financial Matters Nathan Duncan, vice president of marketing for Lutheran Brotherhood, will present "Your Money, Your Future: Take Control" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Duncan will discuss the financial position of many of today's college students as well as offer advice on managing money and expenses. He will also discuss the influences and challenges college students face about money and will give some tools to develop one's own personal financial philosophy. This event is sponsored by Gustavus and Lutheran Brotherhood. If questions, call Jim LaDoux at Lutheran Brotherhood (1-888-829-0305).

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.

Fall Warmer Everyone is invited to attend a "Fiery Hot Fall Warmer" at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 in the Interpretive Center. The event will begin with a variety of learning activities, including a tour of Linnaeus Arboretum with Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and arboretum) and a chance to create scented alder cones with Jane Thompson (arboretum board). At 12:30 p.m., lunch will be served. At 1:30 p.m., Don Scheese (English) will give a lecture and slide presentation titled "Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Life in the River of No Return Wilderness." The presentation is based on Scheese's newly released book-length memoir, The Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Journal. A book signing will follow. The cost for this Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum event is $8 per person. Reservations must be made by Oct. 31 with the Office of Public Relations (x7520). Seating is limited.

Wallenberg Lecture Nov. 8... The Peace Studies Program will present this year's Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture, "The Holocaust on Trial: An Analysis of the Irving-Lipstadt Trial in London," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Wallenberg Auditorium. This year's speaker is Robert Jan Van Pelt, an author and professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Van Pelt is author of The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial (Jan. 2002) and co-author of Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present (1996) and Architectural Principles in the Age of Historicism (1993). Van Pelt's forthcoming book has been labeled "essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Holocaust and for those who seek to combat Holocaust denial."" The book addresses Holocaust denial in relation to Auschwitz as well as evidence from the trial. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A Royal Affair to Benefit the Library... The Gustavus Library Associates will sponsor the 13th biennial library benefit, "Delight in the Season: A Royal Affair," at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Grand Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel South in Bloomington. Ticket prices are $2,500 for a 25th Anniversary Table (seats 10), $1,500 for a Three Crowns Table (seats 10), $250 for a patron reservation, and $125 for a guest reservation. Reservations are required; call the Office of Public Relations (x7520) for further information.


Leadership Seminar... The public is invited to attend a presentation on leadership by Minnesota Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Sunrise Assembly of God, 722 Sunrise Dr., St. Peter. Admission is free. Other similar, upcoming events include appearances by State Representative Gary Kubly, D-Minn. on Nov. 16 and U.S. Congressman Mark Kennedy, R-Minn. on Dec. 14. If questions, call the church (934-1468).

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.

Craft and Vendor Fair... The 5th annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter. There will be door prizes, one-day only discounts, and Christmas gifts to buy. Vendors include Longaberger Baskets, Home Interior, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay Embrace Life gifts, Tupperware, Stampin' Up rubber stamps, Partylite candles, Mary Kay cosmetics, Creative Memories, Avon, and crafters will be in attendance. More vendors and crafters are welcome. Contact Tammy Kamm (931-4214, for more information.

All-School Reunion... The St. Peter All-School Reunion is being planned for July 3-6, 2003. A committee is meeting monthly to plan reunion activities and invites anyone interested in helping to attend their meetings. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Redman Club.


Chris Gilbert, political science, and Paul Djupe ('93, Denison University), presented a paper, "Church Member Perceptions of Clergy Political Speech," Oct. 19-21 at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

David Koppenhaver, education, presented "Up the Down Staircase: Supporting Literacy in Individuals with Down Syndrome" as part of the Kennedy Center Lecture Series on Human Development and Developmental Disabilities held recently at Vanderbilt University.

Carolyn Ross Isaak, assistant director of admissions and associate head track and field coach, was inducted into the Augsburg College Athletic Hall of Fame as part of Homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 12. Ross Isaak is the most decorated individual student athlete in Augsburg history. She earned 5 individual national titles, 9 All-American honors, and 13 MIAC individual championships in track and field. She also earned NCAA Division III individual titles in the indoor 400-meter dash and the outdoor 400-meter hurdles in 1988 and 1989 and the outdoor 400-meter dash in 1989. Ross Isaak's 1989 championship time of 58.99 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles is still the NCAA Division III national meet record.

Paula Swiggum, nursing, presented "Proposed Standards for Transcultural Nursing" Oct. 11 at the International Transcultural Nursing Conference in Pittsburgh. She also successfully completed the written and oral examinations to become a Certified Transcultural Nurse (CTN).


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For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • The Oct. 23 Free Press of Mankato ran an article about Rev. Craig Johnson (former associate vice president of church relations) who was installed as ELCA bishop of the Minneapolis synod Oct. 21 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The page 1B article, titled "Former GAC official is installed as ELCA bishop," also included a color photograph of Johnson.
  • Also, the Metro/State Section of the Oct. 22 Star Tribune featured an article on Johnson. The page B1 article, titled "Lutherans install new bishop of Minneapolis synod," also included a color photograph of Johnson.
  • On the front page of the Express Section of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an article titled "The Prayers of Taize" featured the visit to Minnesota by Taize monks, including a trip to Gustavus.
  • The October 2001 Metro Lutheran ran an article on the Nobel Symphony. The page 12 article, "Nobel Symphony will premiere at Gustavus event," was written by Kathryn Christenson.
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


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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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