The Yellow Sheet 2001

November 15, 2001 | Volume 34, Number 11

Thursday, Nov. 15,

Volume 34, Number 11

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News & Announcements

Tickets Available for Heartbreak House. The play Heartbreak House, written by George Bernard Shaw, will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-18 in Anderson Theatre. Performed by students and directed by Natalya Baldyga (theatre and dance), the play focuses on what happens when the "good" people -- the educated, intelligent, well-intentioned people with time and money on their hands -- shrink from contact with power and politics and leave the running of the world to the "barbarians." In Shaw's view, the bombs start dropping. Written at the time of World War I, Heartbreak House is a parable with rich language, vivid characters, and paradoxical wit. It is a major play by 1 of the world's most highly regarded playwrights. The play is open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets may be purchased at the Information Center (x7590). Each Gustavus community member is entitled to 1 free ticket with a campus identification card. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and non-Gustavus students.

Publication Reminder. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Nov. 22. It will be published Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13, followed by a 3-week hiatus due to Christmas recess. It will resume publication Jan. 10.

Make-A-Wish Trip... Paulette Wendt (custodial) will travel to San Diego with her 16-year-old daughter, Lindsey, Dec. 1-3. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted Lindsey her wish, which is to travel to San Diego for a shopping spree. Lindsey was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease last December and has just completed treatment for it.


Technology Forum Today... The first in a series of discussions relating to campus technology will be held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Olin Hall 103. The topic for this "Technology Open Forum" will be design changes that could be incorporated into the current on-campus page to make it more usable for the Gustavus community. Jeremy Carlson (information technology) will start by introducing a new look and redesign for the on-campus page that was developed using suggestions and feedback from campus users. The page is located at, and everyone is encouraged to preview it before the meeting. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to give input into the process can send comments and suggestions to These comments will be included and incorporated into Thursday's discussion. Anyone who wishes to participate anonymously can indicate this in the message.

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

  • Nov. 16 -- Richard Leitch, Jude 17-25;
  • Nov. 18 -- 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Nov. 19 -- Eric Carlson, Psalm 46;
  • Nov. 20 -- Brenda Peterson Moore, 1 Samuel 28: 3-19;
  • Nov. 21 -- Morning Praise, Luke 17: 20-37;
  • Nov. 22-25 -- No Chapel, Thanksgiving Recess;
  • Nov. 26 --David Selvaraj;
  • Nov. 27 -- Kari Lipke, Deuteronomy 26: 1-11;
  • Nov. 28 -- Morning Praise, Luke 18: 15-17;
  • Nov. 29 -- Mark Bjelland, Isaiah 33: 17-22; and
  • Nov. 30 -- Taize Worship.
Talk Shop Friday... Gregory Kaster (history) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2001-02 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "Honorable Workers, Honorable Men: Masculinized Assimilationist Desire in Workingmen's Rhetoric, 1827-1877." 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.

Benefit Concert Sunday... The Collegiate Chorus will present a benefit concert for St. Peter's Kids Corner Child Care at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Bjorling Recital Hall. All proceeds from "That's Entertainment: Music from MGM Musicals" will be donated to Kids Corner. Under the direction of Michael Jorgensen, the concert features Bethany Nass on piano, soloists from within the chorus, guest soloists Jaron Aune, Sarah Frydenlund, Emily Gill, and Darcie Thomsen, with Lindsey Zumbrunnen, choreographer. Families are especially welcome. Donations for Kids Corner will be accepted at the door.

Faculty Recital Sunday... Harry Dunscombe, 'cello, and David Viscoli, piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The program features Sonata, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Canciones Populares Espanolas by Manuel deFalla, and Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance.

NASA Lecture Nov. 19... Nathan Miller ('97) will present "Using NASA's New Chandra X-ray Observatory to Probe Hot Star Winds" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Olin Hall 220. Miller is finishing his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Wisconsin and will present some of the results of his research. The lecture is sponsored by the physics department and the Society of Physics Students. This event is free and open to the public.

Jim Brandenburg Visit Nov. 29... Jim Brandenburg, Minnesota's internationally famous nature photographer, will give a slide presentation, titled "Preserving the Prairie: A Photographers Philosophy," at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Brandenburg has worked as a freelance photographer with National Geographic for more than 20 years. His latest National Geographic feature, "North Woods Journal," was, according to editor William Allen, "the most photographs the magazine has ever published in one feature in its entire history and, by the way, using the least amount of film." Brandenburg's photography has been on exhibit in several locations around the country. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies program and is free and open to the public.

Hillstrom Art Gallery Tour... Don Myers (art and art history and director of Hillstrom Museum) will introduce 2 exhibitions at 7 p.m. Dec 4 in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. The exhibits include a display of art nouveau ceramics from artists working for the Swedish Rorstrand firm, and a collection of prints and drawings by masters from Rembrandt and Durer to Beckmann and Redon. Cost is $4 per person. Preregistration and payment can be made at the St. Peter Community Education Office, 803 Davis St., St. Peter.

Faculty and Administrator Holiday Gathering... All Gustavus faculty and administrators, as well as spouses and partners, are invited to an open house from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11 in Alumni Hall. There will be a program at 6:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. to the dean of faculty's office (x7675) by Dec. 5.


Leadership Seminar... The public is invited to attend a presentation on leadership by Minnesota State Representative Gary Kubly, D-Minn. at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Sunrise Assembly of God, 722 Sunrise Dr., St. Peter. Admission is free. A similar, upcoming event includes an appearance by U.S. Congressman Mark Kennedy, R-Minn. on Dec. 14. If questions, call the church (934-1468).


Mark Bjelland, geography, presented "Valuing Groundwater: The Confluence of Science, Society, and Ethics" on Nov. 6 at the Minnesota Groundwater Association's Fall Meeting in St. Paul.

Barbara Fister, library, was invited to Lake Forest College to present a keynote address to its faculty on creating research assignments. This was part of a workshop on "Reintroducing Students to Good Research."

Joyce Sutphen, English, read poetry and was part of a panel discussion Oct. 28-30 at the Central New York Conference on Language and Literature at Cortland College. She also read at a publication celebration for Water~Stone on Nov. 2 at Hamline University in St. Paul and was 1 of the participants at the Loft's "Beyond Words: Minnesota Writers Respond, Sept. 11, 2001." Sutphen has work forthcoming in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, and The North Stone Review.


Alex Wilson was born Oct. 30 to Marie Walker (psychology) and John Wilson.


  • Theodore Kastar, father of Greg Kaster (history), died Nov. 6 after a brief battle with kidney cancer. A memorial service was held on Nov. 9 in Chicago Heights, IL. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society. Interested persons can access a remembrance written by Kaster and his brother through a link on his Web page.
To inform the campus community of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the president's office (x7538).


  • Dishroom Staff in the Dining Service
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:
  • Richard Leitch (political science) was interviewed by the Minnesota News Network (MNN, a Twin Cities regional radio network reaching 60 affiliates) concerning national hunger and homelessness week. The interview aired Nov. 12.
  • On Nov. 12, KARE-11 TV (channel 11, Twin Cities) did its "Extra" feature on a high school nutrition program that first-year student Matt Miller participated in high school in 1995. Miller was interviewed in the 5-minute segment, which aired at 10 p.m.
  • On Nov. 9, KRBI Radio (St. Peter) News Director and Cafe 1310 Host Bruce Davis interviewed student Aliya Mohamed from 10-10:15 a.m. about the International Cultures Club Festival that was held later that day. Cafe 1310 airs daily on KRBI's AM station on 1310.
  • The Nov. 9 Gustavian Weekly ran a front-page article on Afghanistan native Ghafar Lakanwal's visit to campus. Titled "Former Afghan official speaks," the story included a photograph of Lakanwal speaking to the audience.
  • On Nov. 8, KARE-11 TV's (channel 11, Twin Cities) Roxanne Battle interviewed Evelyn Young (retired director of food services) on Battle's 10:30 a.m. program in a feature about the Gustavus Library Associates' Gustie Gourmet cookbook.
  • Joyce Sutphen (English) was featured in the Nov. 7 BreakPoint Online. The article, "The Poetry of Ordinary Life," featured a short biography, a question and answer section, and a photograph of Sutphen.
  • John Lammert (biology) was featured in the Nov. 7 Free Press of Mankato. The page 1A article, "Anthrax spores are long-lived," included quotes by Lammert.
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


Library Hours during Thanksgiving break are: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Nov. 21; closed Nov. 22-24; and 6 p.m.-midnight Nov. 25.


Tech Tip... To turn off the automatic hyperlink creation feature when typing e-mail addresses or URLs in Microsoft Word documents, go to the Tools menu and select AutoCorrect. Click on the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab, and uncheck "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks." E-mail addresses and URLs should no longer turn into hyperlink when typing.


Apartment for Rent... 1-bedroom apartment, appliances furnished, laundry on premises. Available immediately. Call 931-5601.


With Thanks... "This Thanksgiving season the family of John Prehn is particularly grateful for the harvest of love and prayers, concerns and caring gestures poured out on us by the Gustavus community at the the time of our great need, pain and sorrow following John's sudden and unexpected death in July. We have been greatly blessed and shall be forever grateful," said Jan Prehn, on behalf of the family.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
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 Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
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
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

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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