The Yellow Sheet 2002

Volume 34, Number 18

Thursday, Jan. 31,

Volume 34, Number 18

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
In the Media
IT Tips
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Yellow Sheet Reminder... Due to touring week, The Yellow Sheet will not be published Feb. 7. Publication will resume Feb. 14.


RoboPong Tournament Tonight. 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).

Valentine's Day Celebration... John McKay (music) will perform at "A Valentine's Day Celebration" at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in the banquet room in the Campus Center. The cost is $13, which includes dinner. This event is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, 803 Davis St., St. Peter. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 931-3048.

Community Service Center Celebration... The Community Service Center turns 10 this year. All are invited to come celebrate with a short presentation and cake at 7 p.m. March 7 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center.


Preschool Open House... Little Saints Preschool will host an open house from 9:30-11 a.m. on Feb. 2 at the Church of St. Peter, 1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter, in room 139 (use the east entrance). All parents interested in preschool for children ages 3-5 for the 2002-03 school year are welcome.


  • Doris Montague ('36), widow of Kyle Montague (deceased, economics and management), died Jan. 27. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 S. Fifth, St. Peter. The viewing is 1 hour prior to the service.
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).


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • Stories and photographs on the January Term "Creative Problem Solving" class project "The Paper Boat Scenario" ran Jan. 30 on KARE-11 TV (Ch. 11, Twin Cities) and KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato), and Jan. 31 in The Free Press of Mankato (page B1).
  • On Jan. 25, QuickTime News included an introduction by Tim Robinson (Nobel Conference director and psychology) and links to segments of this year's Nobel Conference speeches. To view it, click here.
  • On Dec. 26, the Journal of American Medical Association published an article on this year's Nobel Conference, titled "Nobel Laureates Enlighten a Collegiate Town." To read it, click here.
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


Evelyn Young Dining Room hours during touring week are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. -- Feb. 1-9 and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. -- Feb. 10.


New E-mail-Based Virus. Hundreds of new computer viruses are created every day. To protect against virus attacks, Gustavus actively filters incoming e-mail for suspect files that could infect a computer. During the most recent virus outbreak -- the Myparty virus -- the Gustavus mail server intercepted more than 2,200 attempted deliveries. College-owned computers have the added protection of Norton's AntiVirus software. Those who do not have virus protection software on a personal computer may stop by the Office of Information Technology and pick up a free copy of Norton AntiVirus.

E-mail Options... A new link located on the OnCampus Web page allows individuals to compose an "Out of Office" message that will automatically be sent to e-mail senders. This message works much like the "Extended Absence" message for voice mail. The "Out of Office" message needs to be disabled when no longer needed, as the system does not prompt one to do so. A second feature at this link is "Forwarding." This can be used to forward new e-mail messages to a different Internet e-mail address. If messages are inadvertently forwarded to an incorrect or invalid e-mail address, they will most likely be lost. It is important to remember that Gustavus does not keep copies or backups of messages that are forwarded to a non-Gustavus address. Information technology asks everyone to try these services and send in feedback regarding the usefulness of these options.


For Rent: Large, newly constructed, unfurnished 1-bedroom apartment with laundry facilities; all utilities furnished; off-street parking; within walking distance of campus. Available for rent to faculty and staff only. Call 934-6113.


Upcoming events
Date Event
TodayMay 31 Spring Reunions Adolphus College Campus
Today 711 pm Senior Week: Twins Game Field
Tomorrow 89:30 pm The 2015 Season Finale with Gustavus Symphyony Orchestra and Concerto/Aria Winners Recital Hall
9:3010:30 pm Senior Week: Celebration of Light Chapel
May 431 Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
May 31 2015 Linnaeus Arboretum Nature Adventure Camp
Commencement Campus
910 am Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communion Chapel
10:3011:30 am Baccalaureate Worship with Holy Communion Chapel
Jun 1 Save the Date! All-Campus Strategic Action Conference
Jun 15 First Term Seminar Faculty Workshop Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum
Jun 24 Audio Video Equipment/Books and DVDs from Library During Summer Months
Jun 2 11 am to 1 pm Gustavus Employee Picnic Young Dining Room
Jun 89 First Term Seminar Advising Workshop Main Hall
Jun 910 2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit Adolphus College Campus

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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