The Yellow Sheet 2001
Volume 34, Number 9Thursday, Nov. 1,
Volume 34, Number 9
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News & AnnouncementsGet a Flu Shot... The Gustavus employee wellness program will sponsor flu shots at no charge for employees, retirees, and spouses later this month (to be announced when known). Those who want to get a flu shot earlier are welcome to attend the student influenza immunization clinic which will be held from 1-7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Campus Center's Banquet Room B. However, those choosing to get the shot on Nov. 2 will have to pay an upfront fee of $20. Participants in the Aware Gold employee health plan may be reimbursed for the cost of the shot by obtaining an insurance reimbursement form and submitting it to Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BC/BS); those in the $300 deductible employee health plan may also submit a reimbursement form to BC/BS and will receive reimbursement for the shot from the participant's $250 annual wellness benefit; those in the $700 deductible employee health plan are not eligible for flu shot reimbursement; and those in other health insurance plans should check with their provider to see if they can be reimbursed. Contact human resources (x7304) for more information.
"Our Story" African American Conference Saturday All are invited to celebrate African American heritage through music, dance, interactive workshops, and lectures at the Nov. 3 Our Story Conference. The theme of this year's conference is The Biblical Basis of Pan-Afrikanism. The schedule includes:
Percussion Concert Sunday... "One of the most unusual concert performances of the Gustavus music department's fall season" is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble, directed by Robert Adney, will combine the talents of 9 students and varied instrumentation, to perform works by rock 'n roll bands Salty Fish Flesh, Head Talk, Stubernic, and Six Slick Stix Click Licks (or Fugue for Fun). The concert is free and open to the public.
Reading Nov. 5... Author Alan Davis will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Interpretive Center. His visit is sponsored by the Writer-in-Residence Program of the English department and by the Book Mark. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Lecture on Russia Tuesday... Denis Crnkovic (Russian) will gave a lecture on Putins Russia in 2001 -- Update at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Interpretive Center. Cost is $4 per person. Preregistration and payment can be made at the St. Peter Community and Family Education at 803 Davis St., St. Peter. Gustavus students may attend free of charge.
State Census Presentation Nov. 7.... Join state demographer R. Thomas Gillaspy from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Campus Center as he reviews current census information for St. Peter, southern Minnesota, and the state. He will review ethnic, economic, and age trends that will assist in planning for the future of Minnesota and its workforce and the impact this will have on family functioning. Gillaspy has been Minnesota's state demographer since 1979. His Ph.D. from Penn State specializes in economic demography. A lunch buffet will be offered at a cost of approximately $7. Register by calling St. Peter Community and Family Education at 934-3048 by Nov. 6 or pay at the door.
International Cultures Club Festival Nov. 9... All are invited to the International Cultures Club Festival on Nov. 9 in the banquet rooms of the Campus Center. At 5 p.m., there will be display booths with samples of authentic cuisine representing countries from around the world. At 6:30 p.m., a program with international music, dances, an American folk band, and a cultural fashion show will take place. At 8:30 p.m., the festival moves to the Dive for music and dancing. This event is sponsored by the International Cultures Club. If questions, contact Aliya Mohamed (email@example.com).
"Making the World My Oyster" Lecture... Mona Rizk-Finne (international education) will present a lecture, Making the World My Oyster, at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the International Center. Her talk will focus on how Gustavus prepares students to live and work with people of any nation and culture. Cost is $4 per person. Preregistration and payment can be made at the St. Peter Community Education at 803 Davis St., St. Peter.
Technology Talks Set... Information technology will host monthly "Technology Talks" from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 14 in the Faculty and Staff Center. The purpose of "Technology Talks" is to provide a forum for Gustavus employees to informally discuss technology issues as it pertains to their professional and personal lives. Early suggestions for topics include: "Maintaining Departmental Web Pages," "Pros and Cons of Windows 2000," "How Can I Protect My Data from Viruses," and "What is DSL?" Information technology staff will facilitate the discussion and answer questions. Input is needed and wanted. If there is a topic that is of interest, e-mail Joyce Hiscock (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that it can be included in the schedule.
Emmy Award-Winning Satirist to Speak All are invited to attend An Evening With Michael Moore at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Christ Chapel. Moore, a consumer advocate and political satirist, offers a down-to-earth and refreshingly candid view of the American economic scene and national politics. Moore is most widely known for his groundbreaking series, TV Nation. The show, which featured Moore as host, writer, director, and executive producer, won an Emmy Award as Best Informational Series. His books and films have earned him a large following and a very recognized voice as he speaks concerning real contemporary issues in American politics and economics. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $2. The Campus Activities Board sponsors this event.
Prairie Slide Presentation Nov. 29... Jim Brandenburg, internationally famous nature photographer and author of American Safari, Chased by the Light, Once a Wolf, White Wolf, and other books, will be giving a slide presentation, "Preserving the Prairie: A Photographer's Philosophy," from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Interpretive Center. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies program.
Place Orders Now for Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets... The 29th presentation of Christmas in Christ Chapel is 5 weeks away and tickets are going fast. Service times and dates for "A Celtic Pilgrimage" are 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. The buffet is available at 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2.The cost is $15 per person for the service and $15 per person for the buffet. For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations (x7520).
Festival of Saint Lucia
Set... The College's 60th
annual Festival of St. Lucia will be held Dec. 6. The day begins with a
special St. Lucia ceremony at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel, followed by a traditional
Scandinavian luncheon at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall. Lunch reservations may
be made until Dec. 4 by contacting the Office of Public Relations (x7520).
Lunch is $15 per person. Gustavus Library Associates sponsors this annual
event, which also includes a holiday bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. at Trinity
Craft and Vendor Fair...
5th annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 3 at Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter. There will be door prizes,
one-day only discounts, and Christmas gifts to buy. Vendors include Longaberger
Baskets, Home Interiors, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay Embrace Life gifts, Tupperware,
Stampin' Up rubber stamps, Partylite candles, Mary Kay cosmetics, Creative
Memories, and Avon. Crafters will also be in attendance. More vendors and
crafters are welcome. Contact Tammy Kamm (931-4214, email@example.com)
for more information.
Mike Ferragamo, biology, co-wrote "Octopus Cells of the Mammalian Ventral Cochlear Nucleus Sense the Rate of Depolarization Journal of Neurophysiology" with Donata Oertel from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, WI. Ferragamo also gave a presentation, titled "Temporal Estimation by a Model Big Brown Bat Symposium ''Animal Bioacoustics and Signal Processing in Acoustics: Role of Signal Processing in Understanding Echolocation,'" at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Chicago, IL, with Janine Wotton, research affiliate, senior Tim Sonbuchner, and Mark Sanderson from Brown University.
Chris Johnson, vocational reflection, presented a paper, "An Interdisciplinary Study of Service-Learning Outcomes," at the International Service-Learning Research Conference in Berkeley, CA, Oct. 21-23 with Peggy Fitch of Central College.
David Koppenhaver, education, and Melissa Pebly, a colleague from Oregon, co-wrote an article, "Emergent and Early Literacy Interventions for Students with Severe Communication Impairments," that was recently published in the journal Seminars in Speech and Language.
Don Scheese, English, gave a reading from his new book, Mountains of Memory, at the Western Literature Association meeting Oct. 18-20 in Omaha. Scheese also chaired a panel and read a tribute to Minnesota writer Paul Gruchow.
Rebecca Taylor, English, has been elected to the nominating committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Taylor also presented a paper at the Third Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference on Oct. 18 at Millikin University. Her paper was titled "Shifting Contexts: Interdisciplinary Possibilities in a Liberal Arts Curriculum."
Steven Titus, executive assistant to the president, was recently appointed to the Education Legislation Process Action Team, the committee charged with developing legislation to provide statutory protection for college students who are members of the Minnesota National Guard and Reserve forces should they be called to active duty during the school year. The appointment was made by Major General Eugene Andreotti, the Adjutant General and Commander of the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard.
Emily Tremain, a junior geology major, is the recipient of the Winifred Goldring Award for excellent female paleontology from the Association of Women Geoscientists. The award will be presented during the annual convention of the Geological Society of America on Nov. 6 in Boston.
Barbara Zust, nursing,
presented "Issues encountered by professional nurses on the front lines
doing domestic violence screening" Oct. 24 at the American Public Health
Association 129th annual meeting and exposition in Atlanta.
Gustavus Youth Outreach scheduled for Nov. 2-3 includes Bethany Lutheran Church, Onamia. 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).
For Sale: Price reduced on a 4-bedroom home with 2 bathrooms, family room with gas fireplace, hardwood floor in the kitchen/dining area, screened-in porch overlooking a large back yard with a rose garden and flower gardens. On a quiet cul-de-sac in the Daun Addition. For more information, contact Tammy Kamm (931-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pell Real Estate (931-1703).
For Sale: A
3-bedroom rambler with 2 bathrooms, new carpet on main floor, full finished
basement, large family room, woodburning stove, large utility room, double
garage, in a quiet neighborhood. For more information, contact Diane Harman
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