The Yellow Sheet 2001

December 13, 2001 | Volume 34, Number 14

Thursday, Dec. 13,

Volume 34, Number 14

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News & Announcements

Broadcasting of Celtic Christmas... This year's Christmas in Christ Chapel will air (in full or in part) during the holiday season on the following radio stations as indicated:
  • WCAL Radio in Northfield (89.3 FM in southeastern Minnesota and the Twin Cities, 88.7 FM in the Rochester area, or at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 and at 9 p.m. on Dec. 25;
  • KRBI Radio in St. Peter (1310 AM) from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 22;
  • KYSM Radio in Mankato (103.5 FM) Dec. 25 and 26, times to be determined; and
  • KNUJ Radio in New Ulm (860 AM) at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 26.
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 Due to Christmas Recess, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Dec. 20, Dec. 27, or Jan. 3.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.

United Way Update. To date, the campus fund for the 2002 St. Peter United Way campaign has reached the $8,000 mark of the $10,000 goal, or 80 percent of the goal. Dean Wahlund extends his congratulations and thanks to all who have participated so far this fall. Individuals who are still considering are advised that the local United Way campaign is slated to close by Christmas and is currently at about 70 percent of its $58,000 goal. See Dean Wahlund in the Office of Public Relations or Barb Lundgren in the Finance Office for a pledge card. The options are direct gifts or payroll deductions.


IT Open House Today... 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

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

  • Dec. 14 -- Julie Gilbert, Luke 1: 57-66;
  • Dec. 16 -- 3rd Sunday in Advent, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Dec. 17 -- Carol Sing;
  • Dec. 18 -- Litany for Travelers; and
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 1 -- Christmas Recess.


Leadership Seminar... The public is invited to attend a presentation on leadership by U.S. Congressman Mark Kennedy, R-Minn. at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Sunrise Assembly of God, 722 Sunrise Dr., St. Peter. Admission is free. If questions, call the church (934-1468).


PA's Recognized Again... Peer Assistants Phil Graeve, Emily A. Johnson, Annie Potts, Jenny Schiebe, Aeleah Soine, Zosia Stanley, and Brie Stevenson presented 2 invited workshops at the national BACCHUS/GAMMA Peer Education Conference Nov. 9-11 in San Francisco. The presentations were titled "Sex, Lies and Videotape" (a workshop on sexual assault and alcohol abuse prevention) and "Pillow Talk" (an interactive program dealing with women's self-esteem). At the same conference, the Peer Assistants were awarded 1 of 3 "Outstanding Chapter Affiliate" awards (trophy and cash prize), given to schools with an enrollment of less than 5,000 students. This is the 4th time since 1996 that the Gustavus group has received this award.

Rhodes Potential... Two Gustavus students were invited to interview with the Minnesota Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee Dec. 4-5. They were Ellen M. Anderson and Thomas Valentini.

  • Anderson is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and the Partners in Scholarship awards. She did a summer undergraduate research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, volunteered at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital and the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, studied abroad in England, Australia, and New Zealand, and is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Society. She is also captain of the women's tennis team, where she was an NCAA All-American in 2000, a Verizon At-Large Academic All-American in 2001, named to the MIAC All-Conference team the past 3 years, was the 2001 MIAC No. 1 single's champion, and also qualified for the NCAA National Tennis Tournament the past 3 years.
  • Valentini is a recipient of the Trustee Scholarship and the John Fricker Memorial Scholarship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi (the Classics Honor Society), and captain of the men's tennis team, where he was a Verizon Academic All-American in 2001, Inter-Collegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete in 2001, won the Inter-Collegiate Tennis Association Central Regions Arthur Ashe Award in 2001, was All-Conference in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, and placed in the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament. Congratulations to both students.
Although Anderson and Valentini were not ultimately selected for Rhodes Scholarships, Gustavus was well represented in the 2001 Rhodes Scholarship competition. The Rhodes Scholarship advisors on campus are President Axel Steuer and Associate Dean Mark Braun.

Jennifer Ackil, psychology, co-wrote a research report recently published in Psychological Science. The paper, titled "Interviewing Witnesses: Forced Confabulation and Confirmatory Feedback Increase False Memories," was published with colleagues from Kent State University.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages/German, had his review of Hachenberger, Petra and Paul Jackson, Topics, Questions, Keywords: A Handbook for Students of German (New York: Routledge, 2000) a 3rd year textbook for conversation and composition classes, published in The Modern Language Journal (Vol. 85, 4, Winter 2001).


Anders Jamison Taylor was born at 1:32 p.m. Dec. 7 to Barb Larson Taylor (alumni relations) and her husband, Jaime Taylor. He weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz., was 21 inches long, and has a 2-year-old brother, Kirby.


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On Dec. 7, The Free Press of Mankato featured a color photograph of this year's St. Lucia, Heather McGregor, on the front page.
  • The Dec. 6 St. Peter Herald featured 2 color photographs of the Celtic cross and Gustavus choirs, titled "Cold ice and warm music," on the front page. The Herald also ran an article, titled "Cross brightens event," on page 9A, with a black and white photograph of the cross.
  • On Dec. 1, The Free Press of Mankato ran a front-page article, titled "Experts: No economic bill may be best," as part of a larger article on economic stimulus legislation, that included quotes by Larry Wohl (economics and management).
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


Time to Change E-mail Password... The information technology staff recommends that everyone change their e-mail password before Christmas break if it has not been changed in the past 6 months. All password changes must be done online by going to the Gustavus web site, clicking on OnCampus Community under Resources, clicking on Online Service, and clicking on Change Your Email Password or click here: Passwords can no longer be changed using Eudora, Telnet, or NT.


January Term Information... Find out more about the approaching January Term, with the theme "Global Village," online at (also now accessible from the Gustavus homepage "J Term" button).


For Rent: Rooms available Jan. 1 in a 4-bedroom home located 5 miles north of St. Peter. Kitchen, laundry, phone, and computer facilities available. Call 931-2519.

For Rent: A condo in Bonita Springs, FL, south of Ft. Myers, is available for rent Feb. 15-March 31 for faculty and staff only. Condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1st floor with a lanai on a golf course, is 6 miles from a beach. $400 per week with a minimum of 2-week rental. Pictures are available. Contact Paula Swiggum (x6127 or

For Sale: Two Minnesota Vikings tickets for the noon Dec. 23 game against Jacksonville. The seats are on the 2nd level and are $40 each. If interested, contact Ann Hogberg (x6515 or

For Sale: 4,500 square-foot home 1 mile west of St. Peter, on 2.75 acres, with oak trees, a perennial garden, 2 outbuildings with electricity and cement floors, and a 3-stall attached heated garage. Lots of built-ins, 4 bathrooms, and a fireplace. If interested, call Don or Barb Olmanson (934-2828).


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"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
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding 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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