The Yellow Sheet 2002
Volume 34, Number 20Thursday, Feb. 21,
Volume 34, Number 20
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News & AnnouncementsGustie Basketball Tickets on Sale Today... The men's basketball team will play in the second round of the MIAC playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Lund Center. Tickets will be on sale from 1-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Barb Rodning's desk in Lund Center, second floor offices. Tickets will also be for sale at the Lund Center entrance starting at 6 p.m.; the forum doors will open at 6:20 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and senior citizens, $2 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Everyone will need a ticket except for those 12 and under.
Annual MLK Lecture Tuesday. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture will be given at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium by Philip Bryant (English). The title of his lecture is "Martin Luther King's Dream and Mapping a Geography of the Free Range." This lecture, sponsored by the Peace Studies program, is free and open to the public.
Welcome Party March 1... The campus community is invited to a welcome party for new staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement, including Liza Decoteau (corporate and foundation relations), JoAnne Heltner (gift planning), and Ann Hogberg (advancement services), from 8:30-10 a.m. March 1 in Banquet Room C in the Campus Center.
St. David's Day March 1. On March 1 Gustavus will host its 29th annual St. David's Day observance with a mini-Gymanfa Ganu (hymn sing), a reception, a presentation, and a luncheon. The public is invited to this annual celebration honoring the patron saint of Wales, which is one of the largest such events in North America on or around March 1 (St. David's Day). The mini-Gymanfa Ganu will be held at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. A massed choir of 250 Gustavus students will assist the congregation in singing 4 traditional Welsh hymns. The 20-minute hymn sing will be directed by Karen Jones Wojahn ('79). A Welsh reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall. At 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall, Shirley Grundmeier will give a talk, titled "The Singing Welsh." She will trace the history of the Welsh settlements in south central Minnesota and their ongoing love of music. She will combine music and slides of Wales and Minnesota to honor "music in the blood and poetry in the soul." The St. David's Day celebration will conclude with a Welsh foods luncheon at noon in the Banquet Room in the Campus Center. The cost for the reception and the luncheon is $11 per person. Reservations may be made by contacting Ellis Jones (x7540, firstname.lastname@example.org), or Box B47) by Feb. 25. Checks should be made payable to Gustavus Adolphus College.
Holden Village Presentations... Want to learn about Holden Village in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State? The public is invited to a Holden Circle Gathering March 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter. There will be social time at 5 p.m., potluck supper at 5:30 p.m., and a program by Holden co-director Dianne Shiner at 6:15 p.m. Shiner will also be on campus March 4 to speak at 10 a.m. Chapel and meet with anyone interested in hearing about Holden Village at 11:30 a.m. in the Presidents Dining Room. Bring a lunch. If questions, contact Coni Liljengren (931-9387 or email@example.com).
Universe Lecture Set... John Huchra, senior astronomer and professor of astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present a lecture, titled "Age and Fate of the Universe," at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in Olin Hall 103. Huchra is the annual Harlow Shapley visiting scholar and is best known for his work on mapping the universe and determining the expansion rate and the fate of the universe. His lecture will include explanations of Hubble redshift surveys to define cosmological parameters. More information on Huchra can be found online. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Harlow Shapley lecture series and the Department of Physics.
Comparing Christianity and Islam Lecture... Darrell Jodock (religion) will present "Comparing Christianity and Islam" at 7 p.m. March 5 in the Interpretive Center. Jodock's presentation will endeavor to answer the following questions: At what point did Christianity agree with Islam? At what point did it disagree? How many Muslims and Christians each traditionally understood the relationship between Islam and Christianity? The cost is $4, which includes coffee and dessert. 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. This is a Gustavus continuing education program done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Pirates of Penzance March 9-10... The St. Peter Choral Society, orchestra, and soloists will present the "Pirates of Penzance" at 2 p.m. March 9 and 10 in Alumni Hall. The cost is $7 for the performance only. An English-theme luncheon will also be offered at 1 p.m. both days and will cost $18, which includes the performance. Seating for the luncheon is limited. 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. This is a Gustavus continuing education program done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.
Guest Lecture March 11-13... Rabbi Herbert Brockman, who was part of a Jewish-Christian relations consultation last March on campus, is returning March 11-13 as a guest of the Center for Vocational Reflection and the Rev. Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Professorship in Lutheran Studies. Brockman will speak March 11 and 12 in Chapel and will give a lecture on "Messianism in Judaism and Christianity" at Tuesday Conversation from 4-5:30 p.m. March 12 in the Dive. Also, faculty and staff are invited to an informal dinner with Brockman at 5:45 p.m. March 12 in the Banquet Room in the Campus Center after Tuesday Conversation. For a dinner reservation, contact Linda Elvee (x7317 or firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 5.
Award-Winning Author to Speak. Minnesota resident and author Kate DiCamillo will speak about her profession and her books at 7 p.m. March 12 in Alumni Hall. A book signing will follow the talk. DiCamillo is author of the 2001 Newbery Honor Book, Because of Winn-Dixie. She describes her award-winning, debut children's book as "a hymn of praise to dogs, friendship, and the South." It has been called "a well-crafted, realistic, and heartwarming story which will be read and reread as a new favorite deserving a long-term place on library shelves." DiCamillo is also author of The Tiger Rising (2001), which was a National Book Award finalist. This lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Book Mark and others.
Lilly Conference on Vocation March 13-14... The Center for Vocational Reflection announces that Parker Palmer will visit campus March 13-14 for the inaugural version of the annual Lilly Conference on Vocation. Palmer is a renowned teacher, activist, and author of such widely influential books as The Courage To Teach, Let Your Life Speak, The Company of Strangers, To Know As We Are Known, and The Active Life. A highly sought-after speaker and facilitator, he works on issues in education, community, spirituality, and social change around the world. Palmer is a senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education, senior adviser to the Fetzer Institute, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. The conference includes the following events (those marked public are free and open to all):
Retreat March 15-16...
the second week and already thinking about the need to get away? The Faculty/Administration
Church and College Retreat has been scheduled for March 15-16 at Luther
Crest Retreat House near Alexandria. Jack Niemi (church relations) will
give a short talk on Niemi's vision for the church relations position but
is most interested in hearing ideas about church-relatedness at Gustavus
as preparation begins for the presentation for the April board meeting,
which will focus on church-relatedness. Chris Johnson (vocational reflection)
will lead a workshop allowing participants a chance to take a moment to
pause and reflect on one's values and lives. Because this retreat immediately
follows Parker Palmer's visit (March 13-14), retreat participants are being
offered a copy of one of Palmer's books, which will be distributed as participants
sign up for the retreat, giving everyone time to read the book before Palmer's
visit. More details and a sign-up form are forthcoming. If questions,
contact Florence Amamoto. This retreat is sponsored by the Center for Vocational
Community Garden Announced. St. Peter's Community Garden is starting its 3rd year. A joint project of Gustavus, St. Peter Community and Family Education, and the Nicollet County Extension Office, the garden is located across from the Church of St. Peter, located at 1801 W. Broadway. Gardeners, volunteers, and donations are currently being sought. Information about each follows:
Svjetlana Madzar, economics and management, has been awarded a $57,908 research grant from the National Science Foundation for a project, titled "Subordinates' information inquiry in turbulent environments: Cross-cultural differences between the U.S. and the European Union." The 2-year cross-cultural study, which involves 2 undergraduate students, will examine the interrelationship between information-seeking and employee/employer dynamics.
Peg O'Connor, women's studies, is publishing 2 books this spring with The Pennsylvania State University Press. The 1st is a monograph, titled Oppression and Responsibility: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Social Practices and Moral Theory. The 2nd is a co-edited collection, titled Feminist Interpretations of Wittgenstein.
Jane Walgenbach, nursing, presented "Health Promotion in Congregations" on Jan. 12 at St. Olaf College for the Parish Nursing: Basic Preparation for RN's program co-sponsored by Minnesota State University-Mankato, St. Olaf, and Immanuel St. Joseph's-Mayo Health System.
research affiliate in the Ferragamo lab-biology, and Mike
Ferragamo, biology, co-wrote
"Transformation of Spectral Cues into Time-Domain Biosonar Images by the
Big Brown Bat, Eptesicus fuscus" with James Simmons, Brown University,
and Cynthia Moss, University of Maryland, which was published in the Journal
of the Acoustical Society of America, a peer-reviewed journal.
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