The Yellow Sheet 2002
January 24, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 17Thursday, Jan. 24,
Volume 34, Number 17
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News & AnnouncementsPresident Announces Resignation... Axel Steuer, the 13th president of the College, announced this week that he will resign at the end of the current academic year. He agreed to remain in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees through May 2003. "While it is difficult to leave this wonderful job at Gustavus Adolphus College, I am ready for new challenges and hope eventually to return to my first love of teaching bright college students," Steuer said. "These past 11 years have been very rewarding years for Loreli and me, and we will miss the special contacts we have had with the many extraordinary people who constitute the extended Gustavus family." Appointed in 1991, Steuer's tenure will be noted by marked advances in the College's national academic standing and a significantly strengthened financial condition. He also led the institution through a major rebuilding process after the devastating 1998 tornado that resulted in more than $60 million in damage to campus. A founding president of Minnesota's acclaimed Campus Compact for community service, he was awarded a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Presidential Leadership Grant in 1999 and in the same year was honored by the Templeton Foundation as one of 50 Presidents Effectively Promoting Character Building at Their Colleges. He was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star by His Majesty, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in 1996 and was presented the Greater Gustavus Award by the Alumni Association "for having notably advanced and aided Gustavus Adolphus College." For a copy of the full news release, click here.
Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Feb. 7. Publication will resume Feb. 14.
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Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Marian Anderson String Quartet to Perform... The nationally recognized Marian Anderson String Quartet (MASQ) will be on campus Jan. 26-28 presenting the following free public performances in Bjorling Recital Hall:
Alternative Nutritional Practices Lecture... Dr. William Shores of the Allina Medical Clinic in St. Peter will speak about "Alternative Nutritional Practices" at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Olin Hall 103. The lecture is sponsored by the "Chemistry of Nutrition" January Term class and the Peer Assistants.
Spanish Documentary... The January Term class "Cuban Women and Queer Writers," taught by Gaston Alzate (modern foreign languages and literatures/Spanish), will sponsor the movie "Gay Cuba," an official documentary, at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in Confer Hall 127. The movie will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles. The campus community is welcome.
Paper Boats Tests Problem Solving... Students enrolled in the new "Creative Problem Solving" January Term course will display creative potential and problem solving skills with the final project, "The Paper Boat Scenario," from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 30 in the Lund pool. Three teams of 5 students each will take turns trying to successfully escape from a fictitious evil enemy using a boat made primarily of paper. To make the task more difficult, a team member must be transported across the water in the boat while all other team members remain in continual contact with the boat. Rules also dictate that a maximum of 3 secondary materials may be used but may not be glass, plastic, metal, or wood. The scenario stipulates that the escape occurs during a festival, so a craft's deceptive and festive appearance will be a plus. Taught by Michael Klimesh (economics and management), the course is designed to make the students think outside the box and look beyond the obvious for better results and more fun in life, management, and leadership. The male and female students from a variety of academic disciplines are studying personalities and styles, models and processes, tools and techniques. The students are using teamwork, exercises and projects, and lessons from the arts, sciences, and businesses.
RoboPong Tournament Set. Student-built robots will compete in a "RoboPong" tournament at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The tournament concludes the month-long January Term course, "Robotics Workshop," taught by Max Hailperin (mathematics and computer science). All are invited to this free event. Note: Flash and autofocus photography and videotaping are forbidden to avoid interference with the robots.
Employee Enhancement Days are scheduled for Feb. 5 and 7. The complete schedule can be viewed online (in the College Calendar).
Technology Bridge Program Begins Spring Semester. A new faculty development opportunity, titled "Technology Bridge," is being offered to all faculty in the spring. "IT Fellows" are William Heidcamp, Jeanne Herman, David Koppenhaver, Eric Dugdale, Michael Hvidsten, and Kyle Riedel. The IT Fellows will serve as a "bridge" between the Department of Information Technology by working one-on-one with faculty. The primary goal of the IT Fellow is to help faculty colleagues conceptualize how information technology may be integrated into courses and to serve as a guide in the selection of appropriate software and equipment. A limited amount of funding will be available to buy software and hardware to accomplish the projects identified by the participants. All faculty members are invited to attend two 1-hour demonstration sessions from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 21. More information about the sessions will be sent to faculty. In addition, each IT Fellow has agreed to serve for at least 10 hours during the semester as a resource for colleagues. The Department of Information Technology and Faculty Development Program are sponsoring this program with support from the Dean of the Faculty's office. For more information, contact Steve Griffith (x7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joyce Hiscock (x7044 or email@example.com).
AIDS Fundraiser... The
Art History Club is sponsoring an art exhibition and fundraiser, titled
"Small Objects, Big Differences: Art for AIDS Support," in late February
or early March. Available for sale will be small ceramic sculptures created
by various faculty and administrators. The profits will go toward the Art
History Club's AIDS Walk Team. Anyone interested in creating a ceramic
sculpture should contact Madeline Rislow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students Receive Scholarship...
Minnesota Private College Fund has announced that seniors Mary Moua
Sivan have received $5,000
St. Paul Companies, Inc. Urban Education Scholarships for the 2001-02 academic
year. Moua is an elementary education major; Sivan is a social studies
teaching major. During the summer of 2001, Moua and Sivan participated
in a 6-week service-learning experience provided by the St. Paul Public
Schools and the Hamline University Center for Excellence in Urban Education.
The program enhances the abilities of teachers to work with students in
urban, suburban, or rural areas. Participants learn techniques for dealing
with a wide range of situations, including language barriers; differing
racial, cultural, religious, or economic backgrounds; and family violence,
abuse, and abandonment. The St. Paul Companies, Inc. Urban Education Scholars
Program was developed to increase the number of teachers of color in the
St. Paul and Minneapolis urban schools.
Turning Off Automatic
Lists in Word... To turn
off the automatic list creation feature when typing numbered or bulleted
lists in Microsoft Word documents, go to the Tools menu and select AutoCorrect,
click on the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab, and uncheck "Automatic Bulleted
Lists" and "Automatic Numbered Lists." Word will no longer automatically
add numbers or bullets to lists of items. For more tips, call the Helpline
For Rent: A modern, well-kept, single-family townhouse 2 blocks from campus, is available for rent for faculty and staff only. Has 2 bedrooms, washer and dryer, and off-street parking. Rent is $540 per month. Contact John or Kathy Muellerleile (507/451-9651 or email@example.com).
Housesitter Needed: Looking
for a housesitter for February through May for a 4-bedroom house. Pay utilities
and phone only. Contact Nancy Hanway (931-8709, x7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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