The Yellow Sheet 2001
November 29, 2001 | Volume 34, Number 12Thursday, Nov. 29,
Volume 34, Number 12
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News & AnnouncementsCarved Celtic Cross... Individuals milling around campus at 8 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 30) may notice something unusual occurring in front of Christ Chapel's main entrance. A 9-ft. Celtic cross made of ice will be put in place and will be carved for the weekend's Christmas in Christ Chapel, celebrating "A Celtic Pilgrimage." The ice sculpture is being made by Ice Carvings Etc. Inc. of Blaine.
Nobel Symphony CD Now Available... The Nobel Symphony, commissioned in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1st Nobel Prizes and composed by Gustavus alumnus Steve Heitzeg, is now available on compact disc. This recording of the premiere on Oct. 2 features the work of more than 350 Gustavus student musicians in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and massed choirs, 2 children's choruses, and 4 faculty soloists. Recordings may be purchased in the Book Mark. Each CD is $17.95 plus tax, and $4.50 for handling and shipping if shipped. Interest in the symphony came from throughout the nation, as it was featured in a news broadcast on National Public Radio on Oct. 2.
A Study Abroad Leader... Gustavus again ranks #7 in the nation among baccalaureate institutions for the number of students studying overseas. The annual ranking, released Nov. 13 by the Institute of International Education in its "Open Doors 2001" report, was based on study abroad statistics from the 1999-2000 academic year. Gustavus was 1 of 5 Minnesota private colleges to make the list of 20. Gustavus students engage in international learning through various study abroad programs located throughout the world, ranging from Australia to India and Japan to Sweden. At Gustavus, nearly 50 percent of the graduating class of 2001 had an international educational experience. According to the IIE report, the number of U.S. college students receiving credit for study abroad has increased by nearly 11 percent from the previous year and by 61 percent during the past 5 years.
Lund Lot Closed... The Lund parking lot will be closed at 11 p.m. on Nov. 30. This lot will be used for Christmas in Christ Chapel guests only on Dec. 1. Anyone parked in this lot after it has been closed will be towed at the owner's expense. If any questions, contact Safety and Security (x8809).
Nobel Webcasts Now on Web... Presentations given by this year's Nobel participants are now available at http://ali.apple.com/events/nobel2001/.
A Revised Look... The Gustavus home page on the Web will have a revised look on Dec. 3. The revisions have been made to:
Changes in The Gustavus Quarterly... The next Gustavus Quarterly (winter 2001-02, due out in the next week or so) will have a new look. The process started in the last issue by making a few changes in the Alumni section (a different typeface, new class year headers, reunion class buttons, and a bit of white space), all aimed at making the news easier to read. And, taking advantage of some cost savings offered by a new printer for producing the magazine in a single, full-color press run, color photos can be run on interior pages to liven up the section. The opportunity to use color throughout the magazine, rather than plan the layout around a few full-color pages inserted into an otherwise 2-color production, allowed a new design and organization of the entire magazine. The design consultant for the Quarterly, ENVISION of St. Peter, developed a new template. After running the prototype past the Alumni Board and several campus publication and marketing committees, incorporating their suggestions, and noting their positive reactions, the Quarterly staff is excited to unveil the new look. Nevertheless, the more things change, the more they remain the same. The plan is still to cover news about the College, its faculty, students, and guests, and to include updates on athletic teams and calendars of concerts and other College events. The Quarterly will continue to represent Gustavus and the quality and innovation for which the College is known. The staff still plans to publish as much information about the greater Gustavus community as possible. Send suggestions, both about design and readability and about story ideas, to Steve Waldhauser (firstname.lastname@example.org, x7650).
Center Partially Staffed... The
Information Processing Center will be staffed by student employees only
Dec. 10- Jan. 2. The student work schedule will be posted outside the office
door. Regular scheduling will begin again after break.
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
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.
Festival of St. 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. This year's court members are: Erinn Danielson, Ann Humburg, Heather McGregor, Megan Schliep, and Rebekah Towner. This year's luncheon entertainment will feature Neal Hagberg and Leandra Peak, Gustavus grads and a singing duo. 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 from 7:30 a.m.-noon at Trinity Lutheran Church. All proceeds from the bake sale go to the St. Peter High School all-night graduation party.
Northern Exposure Exhibit "Northern Exposure: Art as Communication, Communication as Art" will be presented from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Schaefer Art Gallery. This presentation of visual and performance-based projects is open to the public. The works are examples of the creative process being utilized in diverse and related ways to gain access to understanding. Multiple performances will occur at varied times. The audience is free to come and go.
Faculty and Administrator Holiday Gathering... All Gustavus faculty and administrators, as well as spouses and partners, are invited to a holiday open house from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11 in Alumni Hall. R.S.V.P. by Dec. 5.
Yuletide Breakfast... All
are invited to the American Scandinavian Yuletide Breakfast at 8 a.m. Dec.
13 in the Campus Center Banquet Rooms. The theme of this event is "The
Christmas Mystery, Jostein Gaarder's story of a child's journey through
history, from Norway to Bethlehem and back." Cost is $7 per person. Reservations
must be made by Dec. 11 with Edi Thorstensson (x7137).
Gaston Alzate, modern foreign languages/Spanish, has published a book on contemporary Mexican theater, titled "Dissident Imaginaries." The book was published by the University of California, Irvine.
Laura Behling, English, presented a paper, "Architecture, Anatomy, and Ethnology: Nineteenth-Century Connections," at the American Studies Association annual convention in Washington, D.C.
Jamison Conley, a senior geography and computer science major, recently took the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and received perfect scores in the analytical and quantitative sections enabling him to score better than 97 percent of all students who took the GRE. Conley was in the top 1 percent in the analytical section, the top 2 percent in the quantitative section, and the top 6 percent in the verbal section.
Bob Douglas, geography, gave a presentation, "The English Landscape Garden in the Bluegrass: Past and Present," at the southwestern division of the Association of American Geographers meeting Nov. 20 in Lexington, KY.
Tom Emmert, history, has been named associate director of the Truth and Reconciliation Project designed to bring Serbian and Western scholars together over the next 3 years to research and write a more objective analysis of a number of controversies associated with the tragic events in the former Yugoslavia during the last decade. Emmert participated in the 1st of the scholars' dialogues which was held in one of Tito's hunting lodges in the Vojvodina (the northern, once-autonomous province of Serbia) during the last week of September. Also, Emmert attended the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Nov. 15-18 in Washington, D.C., where he participated in a roundtable panel devoted to an analysis of Serbia 1 year after the demise of Slobodan Milosevic. He also chaired a session devoted to the Montenegrin writer Miljanov and read a paper devoted to the memoirs of the Serb-American historian, Dimitrije Djordjevic.
Michael Ferragamo, biology, and Janine Wotton, research affiliate in Ferragamo lab-biology, had an article, titled "Computation of Spatial Location by an Echolocating Bat," published in Computational Models of Sensory Function by IOS Press.
Dennis Henry, physics, had the 1st installment of his 3-part autobiographical article, "Were they really for amusement only?," published in the 10th anniversary issue of the Pin Game Journal.
Pamela Kittelson, biology, and John Maron from the University of Montana have a manuscript, titled "Fine-scale genetically based differentiation of life-history traits in the perennial shrub, Lupinus arboreus," published in the December issue of Evolution.
John McKay, music, collaborated with violinist Mary Horozaniecki in a recital on Nov. 18 at the Owatonna Arts Center. The program included sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, and Cesar Franck.
education, had a chapter published in the text Reinventing the Middle
School, published by Routledge earlier this year. Her chapter, "The
School and the Child and the Child in the School," focuses on the perceptions
of the middle school student and the need for educators to shift theirviews
of students at the middle level. Pitton shared her work in mentoring and
middle-level education during a presentation at the National Middle School
Conference in November, where she chaired a session, titled "Mentoring
New Middle Level Teachers." Pitton also participated in a panel discussion
hosted by the National Middle School Association which featured all the
authors from the text "Reinventing the Middle School." In addition, she
presented a session titled "Communicating Effectively with your Mentor
Teacher," at the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) National Education Honor Society's
convocation this past month. As the advisor for KDP, Pitton accompanied
2 officers from Gustavus' chapter of KDP who participated in the convocation.
JoAnne Heltner, Institutional Advancement
Ann Hogberg, Institutional Advancement
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New Virus... Another
new virus is making its way around the Internet and the information technology
staff encourages everyone to watch for e-mail attachments that come from
unsolicited sources. Those who ran the virus update and install program
that was sent out by information technology on Nov. 15 or were visited
by the information technology staff for virus protection installation are
already protected and can ignore the rest of this message. Macintosh users
can ignore the rest of this message as well. Those who chose not to install
the virus protection software that was distributed earlier are encouraged
to do so now. Contact the Computer Helpline (x6111) or a member of the
information technology staff for instructions for installing the virus
protection software. The process will take less than 10 minutes. This process
will make the data on computers far less vulnerable to loss from virus
attacks and prevent it from spreading to others. Information about the
latest virus can be located at http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/11/26/badtrans.worm/index.html.
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Get Well Wishes...
Joyce Westphal (custodial) is on an extended medical leave of absence until
February 2002. Feel free to send some cheer or stop by and let her know
she's missed. Her address is 714 Church St., St. Peter, MN.
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