The Yellow Sheet 2001

Volume 34, Number 13

Thursday, Dec. 6,

Volume 34, Number 13

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Kudos
New Faces
Position Openings
In the Media
Hours
Phone Updates
Book Mark Bits
IT Tips
Weekly Web Weavings
Plugs
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

St. Lucia Named... During the 60th annual Festival of St. Lucia held this morning, 1 sophomore and 4 of her classmates were selected to serve as St. Lucia and the Lucia Court. They are:
St. Lucia
Heather McGregor, Eagan, MN

Lucia Court Members
Erinn Danielson, Edina, MN
Ann Humburg, Blue Earth, MN
Megan Schliep, Rochester, MN
Rebekah Towner, Eagan, MN

St. Lucia and the court are selected based on academic achievement, spiritual leadership, and involvement in community service at Gustavus.

Newsletter Break... Due to Christmas recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 20, Dec. 27, or Jan. 3. Publication will resume Jan. 10.

New Van Policy... The new passenger van drivers and occupants policy and guidelines became effective Dec. 1. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of this document or anyone who has questions should call the Office of Safety and Security (x8809).

IT Changes... After careful consideration of the findings presented in the external review of the Department of Information Technology (spring 2001), the Administrative Council has reached the consensus that direct dial-in access to the College's campus network will be discontinued at the end of Spring Semester. Recognizing that Gustavus must focus its resources toward greater campus connectivity, the Administrative Council will also follow the recommendations of the Information Infrastructure and Advisory Committee and the Gustavus Student Senate to increase Gustavus' Internet bandwidth. An additional T1 line will be added Spring Semester, increasing this resource from 2 to 3 lines.

Toys for Teens Drive... The Gustavus Student-Athlete Advisory Board is conducting a "Toys for Teens" program as part of the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots drive. The greatest need is for teenagers. The toy drive is about delivering a message of hope, letting youngsters know that someone cares, and rebuilding self-esteem. Unwrapped new toys, games, or sports equipment for those aged 12-17 years can be dropped off at the Lund Center Information Desk during normal hours through Dec. 12. For more information, contact Mike Stehlik (x7619).

Meal Plan News... The dining service wants faculty and staff to know that Spring Semester allocations will begin Jan. 21 for students enrolled in meal plans. Anyone whose Fall Semester allocation reaches a balance of $50 prior to this date will be automatically rolled into the spring allocation unless the Dining Service Office is advised otherwise. Option 1 account balances are not carried from semester to semester. Option 2 will carry balances of up to $250 to the Spring Semester allocation. For more information, contact Steve Kjellgren (skjellgr@gustavus.edu).

Career Exploration Deadline... TheJanuary Term Career Exploration deadline is Dec. 12. All Internship Job Description Forms and Learning Contracts must be turned in to Brian Koeneman by 4 p.m. in the Career Center.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Northern Exposure Exhibit Tonight... "Northern Exposure: Art as Communication, Communication as Art" will be presented from 7-9 p.m. tonight (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.

Neal and Leandra Concert Tonight... Gustavus graduates and singing duo "Neal and Leandra" will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Dec. 6) in Bjorling Recital Hall. Tickets are available at the Information Center in the Campus Center (x7590). Neal Hagberg is a 1981 graduate and Leandra Peak is a 1983 graduate.

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

  • Dec. 7 -- Carolyn Dobler, Psalm 24;
  • Dec. 9 -- 2nd Sunday in Advent, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Dec. 10 -- Glenda Schulz, Isaiah 40: 1-11;
  • Dec. 11 -- Loramy Gerstbauer, Isaiah 42: 1-4;
  • Dec. 12 -- Morning Praise, Luke 7: 18-30;
  • Dec. 13 -- Dennis Raarup, Luke 1: 39-45;
  • Dec. 14 -- Julie Gilbert, Luke 1: 57-66; and
  • Dec. 16 -- 3rd Sunday in Advent, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Fine Arts This Weekend... At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the Woodwind Ensembles will present a concert in Bjorling Recital Hall; Lisa and Greg Rischmiller will perform a flute and percussion recital at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Bjorling; at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Christ Chapel, the Chamber Singers and St. Ansgar's Chorus will present a winter concert; the Trombone Choir will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Bjorling; and Hope Grover will present her senior percussion recital at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Bjorling. All events are free and open to the public.

A Christmas Carol Dec. 12-14... Tickets are on sale for A Christmas Carol, which will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 12-14 in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $37.50 and include a 5-course gourmet dinner, Celtic music, and the full performance of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic. This event is sponsored by the Office of Fine Arts and the Actors' Theatre of Minnesota. Tickets are available at the Office of Fine Arts (x7363).

American Scandinavian 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 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).

Cancer Support Group Meeting... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Dec. 12 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.

IT Open House Dec. 13... All are invited to an open house hosted by the Department of Information Technology from 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Olin Hall. Talk with the staff, tour the facilities, win door prizes, and enjoy a snack. More information is available at http://gustavus.edu/goto/?d=openhouse.

OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS OF INTEREST:

Victorian Christmas... Everyone is invited to "Christmas at the Cox House"from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8-9 with a Victorian Christmas decor, a display of private collections of Nutcrackers, music, including a performance by a Gustavus student string quartet on Dec. 8, hot spiced cider and homemade cookies, and a sale of homemade candies and cookies. Admission is $3 per person, and free for Nicollet County Historical Society members and children under 12. The Cox House is located at 500 N. Washington Ave., St. Peter. For further information, contact Marilyn Robertz (931-3883).

Noonday Advent Worship... Lutheran Brotherhood is hosting its annual Advent Noonday Worship on Wednesdays. Upcoming speakers are Rachel Larson (chaplains) on Dec. 12 and Mark Granquist (religion) on Dec. 19. The service is from 12-12:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Brotherhood Auditorium, 625 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

KUDOS:

Laura Behling, English, had a paper accepted for publication in Women's Studies in Communication. The title of the essay is "Reification and Resistance: The Rhetoric of Black Womanhood at the Columbian Exposition, 1893."

David Koppenhaver, education, Karen Erickson of the University of North Carolina, and Brian Skotko of Harvard University published an article, titled "Supporting Communication of Girls with Rett Syndrome and their Mothers in Storybook Reading," in the International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages/German, won a Nyuusen (3rd prize) for a German haiku in the 2001 International Kusamakura Haiku Competition. This competition, conducted by the City of Kumamoto, Japan, is held in memory of Natsume Soseki, scholar of English literature and author of Kusa makura (The Pillow of Grass). Sôseki is also featured on the 1000 yen note, of which Ludwig received a couple for his haiku, which was one of more than 800 entered in this year's international section of the competition.

NEW FACES:

The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Support Staff
    Rick Blackstad, Safety and Security

POSITION OPENINGS:

  • Associate Dean for Multicultural Programs
  • Full-time Custodian
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).

IN THE MEDIA:

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On Dec. 5, KRBI Radio (St. Peter) News Director and Cafe 1310 Host Bruce Davis interviewed Al Behrends (fine arts) from 10-11 a.m. They discussed the Dec. 6 Neal and Leandra concert and the Dec. 12-14 A Christmas Carol. Cafe 1310 airs daily on KRBI Radio (1310 AM).
  • On Dec. 4, KEYC-TV news (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story at 6 and 10 p.m. on alcohol violations and enforcement at Gustavus and Minnesota State University. VP Hank Toutain (student affairs) was interviewed. On Nov. 30, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an alcohol violations story comparing statistics at Minnesota colleges. Both stories were based on a campus crime report released last week by the U.S. Department of Education and located on the Web at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security.
  • On Dec. 2, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the 10 p.m. news on Christmas in Christ Chapel.
  • On Dec. 1 The Free Press of Mankato ran 2 color photographs of the sculpting of the Celtic cross, which was part of the Christmas in Christ Chapel decor.
  • On Nov. 30, KRBI Radio (1310 AM, St. Peter) aired information on the Celtic cross ice sculpture.
  • On Nov. 29 TheFree Press of Mankato ran a letter to the editor written by Kendra Rinas, a first-year student at Gustavus, on page 6A. The subject was "Low wages hurt more people."
  • The Nov. 29 Star Tribune ran an article, titled "Veteran actor Steven Epp is having an incredible year," on page 1E, and included both a color and black and white photograph. Epp graduated from Gustavus in 1980.
  • The Nov. 29 St. Peter Herald ran an article, titled "Christmas in Chapel," on page 1A.
  • The Nov. 29 St. Peter Herald ran an article, titled "War of words wages on," on page 1A. The article included 2 color photographs of Gustavus students.
  • The Nov. 29 St. Peter Herald ran an article, titled "Gray sings at Metrodome," on page 3A and included a photograph of Bruce Gray (institutional advancement) and Ellis Jones (emeritus professor of economics and management) singing to Laurie Dietrich (institutional advancement).
  • The Nov. 29 St. Peter Herald ran an article, titled "GA's St. Lucia crowned Dec. 6," on page 9A.
  • The Nov. 29 St. Peter Herald ran an article, titled "Outstanding employees honored," on page 9A and included a photograph of Donita Clifton and Kirk Beyer (human resources) and Kathy Scholl and William Heidcamp (biology).
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 ssenne@gustavus.edu).

HOURS:

Library Hours During Finals are as follows: Dec. 13 and 14 -- 8 a.m.-1 a.m., Dec. 15 -- 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Dec. 16 -- 11 a.m.-1 a.m., and Dec. 17 -- 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

PHONE UPDATES:

The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2001-02":
  • x8809 -- Rick Blackstad, Safety and Security (addition)
  • x7518 -- JoAnne Heltner, Institutional Advancement (addition)
  • x6515 -- Ann Hogberg, Institutional Advancement (addition)
  • x7518 -- Heather Patchett, Institutional Advancement (deletion)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or lmccabe@gustavus.edu).

BOOK MARK BITS:

Holiday Sale... The Book Mark's holiday sale is now in progress, with 20 percent off throughout the store. (Some exclusions apply, such as magazines and film.) There are books, clothing, gifts, art supplies, "Gustie" items and, new this year, Book Sense gift certificates that can be used at more than 1,200 stores nationwide. The sale runs through Dec. 21. The Book Mark will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.

IT TIPS:

Tech Tip... Want to modify a database to be able to search for a campus e-mail address through Eudora, on the updated version of Eudora? Those who don't already have it installed or don't know how to use it should click on Tools, Address Book, and Directory Services toward the bottom of the screen. In the bottom right box labeled Databases, under Configured Servers, check Qualcomm with the Protocol 'Ph.' Double click on the telephone to get to the Modify Database screen. At the Server name prompt, type in Gustavus. At the Host Name prompt, type in 'ns.gustavus.edu.' The Port should remain as is. Click on OK. To look up an e-mail address, type a name in the Query text box and click on Start.

WEEKLY WEB WEAVINGS:

New News Page... The College's News page on the Web has been revised to better serve users. It features Gustavus headlines, campus events, a new "Top Story" section, and links to other campus media. The site may be accessed by clicking on the News button on the Gustavus homepage. Questions or comments on this page may be directed to Stacia Senne (x7510).

PLUGS:

Need a Calendar? Free 2002 calendars provided by AAL are available in the Office of Public Relations. Stop by to pick up one in the Carlson Administration Building, room 210.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Events happening between Friday, December 7, 2001 and Monday, December 17, 2001

Friday, December 7, 2001
Campus Event: Toys for Teens/Toys for Tots Lund Center
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
8:00 PM Campus Event: CAB Weekend Movie Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
9:00 AM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibit Hillstrom Museum of Art
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Woodwind Ensembles/Flute Choir Bjorling Recital Hall

Saturday, December 8, 2001
Campus Event: Toys for Teens/Toys for Tots Lund Center
1:30 PM Fine Arts Event: The Rischmillers in Concert Bjorling Recital Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Campus Event: German Adventsfest Uhler Head Resident Apartment
5:30 PM Campus Event: Adolphson House Gathering Adolphson House
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Celebration: Kwanzaa Celebration Banquet Room
8:00 PM Campus Event: CAB Weekend Movie Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
1:00 PM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibit Hillstrom Museum of Art
3:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Chamber Singers & St. Ansgar's Christ Chapel
7:30 PM Fine Arts Event: The Trombone Choir in Concert Bjorling Recital Hall

Sunday, December 9, 2001
Campus Event: Toys for Teens/Toys for Tots Lund Center
1:30 PM Fine Arts Event: Student Recital - Hope Grover Bjorling Recital Hall
10:00 AM Worship: Holy Communion Christ Chapel
3:00 PM Campus Event: CAB Weekend Movie Nobel Hall Wallenberg Auditorium
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Campus Event: Russian Movie Confer Hall 127
1:00 PM Fine Arts Event: Hillstrom Museum Exhibit Hillstrom Museum of Art
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Worship: Taizé Worship Christ Chapel

Monday, December 10, 2001
Campus Event: Toys for Teens/Toys for Tots Lund Center
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel

Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Campus Event: Toys for Teens/Toys for Tots Lund Center
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Campus Event: Holiday Open House Alumni Hall
9:00 PM Worship: Proclaim The Dive

Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Academic: Final Day of Classes
Campus Event: Toys for Teens/Toys for Tots Lund Center
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Meeting: Campus Cancer Support Meeting Leadholm Room
6:00 PM Fine Arts Event: A Christmas Carol Alumni Hall

Thursday, December 13, 2001
Academic: Reading Day
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Campus Event: Info Technology Open House Olin Hall-Info Technology
6:00 PM Fine Arts Event: A Christmas Carol Alumni Hall
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Campus Event: Christmas Breakfast Banquet Room
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Campus Event: Swing Night The Dive

Friday, December 14, 2001
Academic: Final Examinations
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel
6:00 PM Fine Arts Event: A Christmas Carol Alumni Hall

Saturday, December 15, 2001
Academic: Final Examinations

Sunday, December 16, 2001
Academic: Final Examinations
10:00 AM Worship: Holy Communion Christ Chapel
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Worship: Taizé Worship Christ Chapel

Monday, December 17, 2001
Academic: Final Examinations
10:00 AM Worship: Daily Chapel Christ Chapel

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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