The Yellow Sheet 2002
February 28, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 21Thursday, Feb. 28,
Volume 34, Number 21
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News & AnnouncementsEmployee Exercise Options... The Gustavus Health Promotion (GHP) program is offering noontime exercise to all employees and spouses during Spring Semester. On Tuesdays, step aerobics is offered from 11:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in the Lund Aerobics Room. On Wednesdays, water aerobics is offered from 12:40-1:20 p.m. in the Lund Pool. On Thursdays, step aerobics is offered from 11:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in the Lund Aerobics Room. On Fridays, stretching and toning is offered from 12:40 p.m.-1:10 p.m. in the Lund Gymnastics Room.
Guild of St. Ansgar Nominations Due March 1... Preparations for selection of graduating seniors to the Guild of St. Ansgar 2002 are underway. Up to 8 percent of the graduating class will be selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities. The selection committee is composed of faculty appointed by the Student Affairs Committee and students appointed by the Student Senate. Participation forms soliciting information about activities and positions at Gustavus, as well as in church and home communities, have been sent to all senior students. Nominations are made by faculty members and should be submitted to the dean of students' office by March 1. Anyone wishing additional information should contact JoNes VanHecke.
Sculptural Exhibit and
Auction This Weekend. A sculptural
art exhibit and silent auction, titled "Small Objects, Big Differences:
Art for AIDS Support," will be held March 1-2 in Schaefer Gallery. All
are invited to a free preview of the donated sculptures from 2-9 p.m. March
1 and a silent auction from 4-8 p.m. March 2. Sculptures have come in from
sculptor Marisol Escobar, ceramic artist Gary Erickson, photorealist/sculptor
Audrey Flack, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, activist artist Sue Coe, ceramic
artist Verne Funk, talk show host Phil Donahue, Minnesota Rep. Ruth Johnson,
Clarinet Recital Saturday... Marie Rivers will present her senior clarinet recital at 1:30 p.m. March 2 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Rivers has selected works by Mozart, Copland, and Elliott Carter. She is accompanied by pianist Andrea Wentzel, assisted by clarinetists Annalisa Eckman, Katie Bartz, and Andrea Wentzel, and the string quartet of Rachel Blunk, Anna Stenson, James Knowles, and Angela Barron. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the recital.
Voice Recital Saturday... Senior Katie Scheel and junior Cassandra Holst will present a joint voice recital at 3:30 p.m. March 2 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Scheel is accompanied by pianist Andrea Wetzel. Scheel's program will include works by Vincenzo Righini, Edvard Grieg, and Lerner and Loewe. Holst's program includes a range of music from Puccini, to a Nicaraguan folk song, to Christ is Risen, to musical theatre pieces. This recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance.
Photographer to Show Pakistan Images Monday. Documentary photographer Johnette Stubbs will present a slide show at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Nobel Hall's Wallenberg Auditorium. Stubbs will present images from her current series, titled "Barely There: Pakistan's Invisible Populations." The event is free and open to the public. Stubbs recently returned from Pakistan, where she photographed women, men, and children from 2 of Pakistan's least visible communities: newly arrived Afghan refugees and Makranis, people of African descent who have been integrated into Pakistan during the last 500 years. During November and December, Stubbs visited the regions around the northern cities of Islamabad and Quetta and the southern cities of Gwadar and Turbat. This event is sponsored by the history, modern foreign languages and literatures, and political science departments, Curriculum II, Women's Studies program, Diversity Center, and Center for Vocational Reflection. Stubbs will also meet with students to talk about how she found her vocation.
Universe Lecture Monday... 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.
Talk Shop March 8... Jon Grinnell (biology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2001-02 academic year at 4:30 p.m. March 8 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "A Lion's Peculiar Voice." Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under the On-Campus Community/Faculty/Shop Talks link.
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 934-3048. This is a
Gustavus continuing education program done in cooperation with the St.
Peter Community and Family Education program.
Nancy Butler, biology, and juniors Nadine Lysiak and Andrew Hamp presented results of research at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Ocean Sciences meeting Feb. 11-14 in Honolulu. Lysiak's presentation was titled "Phototactic Behavior of Marine and Freshwater Copepods as Influenced by Habitat and Light Quality" and Hamp's presentation was titled "Investigations Into the Phototactic Behaviors of Marine and Freshwater Mysids."
Doug Huff, philosophy, had a staged reading of his new play, titled Hungary Ghosts, Jan. 14 at the Charter Theatre in Washington, D.C. Last fall, Huff's play, Emil's Enemies, was produced off-Broadway by Theatre M.
Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, attended a board meeting as outgoing president of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties (ALCF) at Waldorf College in Iowa. Waldorf is the site of the next ALCF conference, titled "Education in International and Cross-Cultural Experience" and set for Oct. 4-6 as part of Waldorf's year-long centennial celebration. Also, Ludwig has been asked for permission to translate some of his haiku and haiku-related texts for publication in Croatia by Vladimir Devide, a full member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure.
executive assistant to the president, was recently reappointed to serve
as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Minnesota until January
2004. Titus serves as an adviser to the Secretary of the Army, the Chief
of Staff of the Army, and senior Army commanders, both active and reserve,
whose areas of responsibility involve Minnesota. He also serves as a spokesperson
to the civilian community regarding Army missions, programs, and objectives.
Civilian Aides are selected on the basis of demonstrated patriotism, interest
in the Army, business or professional leadership, and ability to increase
the public's understanding of the Army.
For Rent: 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.
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