The Yellow Sheet 2002

February 21, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 20

Thursday, Feb. 21,

Volume 34, Number 20

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News & Announcements

Gustie 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.


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • Feb. 22 -- Jack Niemi, Hebrews 5: 11-14;
  • Feb. 24 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, 2nd Sunday in Lent;
  • Feb. 25 -- El Salvador January Term Class, Isaiah 65: 17-25;
  • Feb. 26 -- Rev. Don Holmstrom, Psalm 63;
  • Feb. 27 -- Lenten Liturgy, Luke 1: 5-25;
  • Feb. 28 -- Daily Chapel, Numbers 21: 4-9;
  • March 1 -- St. David's Day Hymn Sing; and
  • March 3 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, 3rd Sunday in Lent.
Autobiographer to Lecture Tuesday. Ika Hugel-Marshall will read from her autobiography, Invisible Woman. Growing up Black in Germany, and lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in Crossroads Lounge in the International Center. The reading is free and open to the public. The lecture, and a following reception, is sponsored by modern foreign languages and literatures, Women's Studies program, Diversity Center, and AAL Crossroads Lecture Series.

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,, 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

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 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):

  • a 7 p.m. public keynote address March 13 by Palmer, titled "Let Your Life Speak: Higher Education and the Needs of the World," in Alumni Hall;
  • an 8:30 p.m. public reception and post-address conversation March 13 with Palmer in Linner Lounge;
  • an 8:15 a.m. March 14 "Let Your Life Speak: Reflections and Conversation on Vocation in our own Lives and Work" for support staff and student affairs staff with Palmer in Linner Lounge;
  • a 10 a.m. public homily March 14 by Palmer during the 20-minute daily worship service in Christ Chapel;
  • a 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. March 14 "Let Your Life Speak" workshop for students with Palmer in the Banquet Room in the Campus Center;
  • a 12:30 p.m. March 14 lunch and conversation with student leaders on the question of living out idealism in the real world without losing the passion with Palmer in the Presidents Dining Room; and
  • a 3:30 p.m. March 14 "Education as Transformation" workshop for employees from Gustavus and other area schools with Palmer in Alumni Hall.
Sessions will focus on vocation in teaching and learning, as well as education for citizenship and civic participation. Participants will also be encouraged to contemplate the "big questions," such as Who am I? What's my place in the world? Why am I here? What am I to become and how will I know? How do I discover my interests and passions? For more information, contact Chris Johnson (x7159) or Glenda Schulz (x7169) in the Center for Vocational Reflection.

Retreat March 15-16... Only 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 Reflection.


Queen of Sweden in Minneapolis... Queen Silvia of Sweden, founder and honorary chair of the World Childhood Foundation, will present the next Distinguished Carlson Lecture at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 27 at Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. Mother of 3, Queen Silvia is committed to the welfare of children. She has worked for more than 20 years to help young people with disabilities and is active in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children. After the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the queen helped found the World Childhood Foundation to promote better living conditions for children all over the world. Dedicated to helping vulnerable children worldwide, the foundation's 1st efforts are directed toward children in Brazil, Russia, and the Baltic counties of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The queen's speech on the rights and needs of children in developing nations and around the world is free and open to the public. Tickets are available by calling 612/625-5002. The Carlson lectures are made possible by a gift from Carlson Companies, Inc.

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:

  • Gardening: Anyone living in the St. Peter area may have a garden plot. To reserve space to garden, contact Gaston Alzate (x6079 or or Kelly Kunkel (931-6800 or For adult gardeners, classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays from April 4-May 2 at the St. Peter Food Coop. To register for classes, call 931-3048. Children gardeners (ages 11-13) and an accompanying grownup may sign up for the Garden Bud program. Young Buds must agree to work on the garden throughout the growing season. All potential Buds, both older and younger, may sign up for the program by contacting Kunkel.
  • Volunteering: The St. Peter Community Garden is coordinated by a committee of volunteers, who plan garden events, register gardeners, gather donations, and see that the garden gets up and running each year. The Garden Committee always welcomes new members. Anyone interested in joining should contact Lisa Heldke (931-4296 or
  • Donating: Donations are requested to help defray the cost of seeds, plants, and tools. Make checks payable to ISD 508/Community Garden Fund and mail to St. Peter Community Garden, St. Peter Community and Family Education, 803 Davis St., St. Peter, MN 56082. Anyone wishing to donate tools, flower seeds, or canning jars should contact Heldke.


Eight faculty and administrative staff members presented a session, titled "Curricular and Co-Curricular Efforts to Develop Values, Community, and Citizenship at Gustavus Adolphus College," on Feb. 14 at the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning winter conference in Bloomington. They are: Mark Braun, associate dean and communication studies, Steven Griffith, theatre, Christopher Johnson, vocational reflection, Brian Johnson, chaplains, Julie Johnson, academic advising, Patti Kelly, student activities, Michael Miller, education, and Sara Pekarna, community service programs.

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.

Janine Wotton, 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.


  • C. Charles Jackson (emeritus trustee) died Feb. 17. Jackson was a dedicated trustee of Gustavus from 1993-1998 and a very loyal and generous friend of the College. The C. Charles Jackson Campus Center was named and officially dedicated in honor of Jackson on April 8, 2000. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Wayzata Community Church. The family requests that memorials be given to Gustavus, Carthage College, Dunwoody Technical Institute, Wayzata Community Church, or Children's HeartLink. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family c/o Bruce Jackson, 6193 W. 11850 N., Highland, UT 84003-3623.
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).


Professor on National TV... During the 9 p.m. (central standard time) Feb. 17 airing of "The Practice," Robert Gardner (theatre and dance) could be seen in the beginning of the program sitting at the banquet table watching a judge receive an award. The national television series airs locally on (Ch. 5, KSTP-TV).

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • At 10 p.m. on Feb. 15, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the Borgeson cabin that quoted Bob Douglas (geography).
  • On Feb. 9, The Leader of Corning, NY, published an article by Matthew Meritt quoting Terry Morrow (communication studies). It was regarding the Corning-Painted Post school board's code of conduct and a school board member's right to help draft a petition to the state for financing a school upgrade plan.
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


  • The Book Mark recently received Gaston Alzate's (modern foreign languages and literatures/Spanish) "Teatro Cabaret."
  • The above-mentioned book and other faculty books are available in the Book Mark.
  • Books are also available for upcoming events with authors Ika Hugel-Marshall, Kate DiCamillo, and Parker Palmer.
  • Ask about the employee book discount when making a purchase.


For Sale: A 2-bedroom home on Lake Washington is available for lease for the Gustavus 2002-03 academic year (end of August to June 1). The lease is for $800 per month and includes all utilities, i.e., gas, electricity, refuse, cable television, etc. If the interested party is a Gustavus contracted staff member, the lease is for $650 with same conditions. Call 952/758-3430 and leave a message.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
15 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!

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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