The Yellow Sheet 2002

February 28, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 21

Thursday, Feb. 28,

Volume 34, Number 21

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News & Announcements

Employee 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.


  • Exercise Science Faculty Receive Grant... June Kloubec and Bruce Van Duser, health and exercise science, have been awarded a $11,864 matching grant from the National Science Foundation for a project, titled "Integrative Workstations to Enhance Undergraduate Learning and Research of Metabolic and Physiological Responses." The 2-year award will provide exercise physiology instructional equipment necessary for more in-depth research and active learning opportunities for students.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or The current edition of Grants Newsletter (aka The Blue Sheet) is available at


Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
  • March 1 -- St. David's Day Hymn Sing;
  • March 3 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, 3rd Sunday in Lent;
  • March 4 -- Dianne Shiner, Holden Village, Genesis 24: 1-27;
  • March 5 -- Chris Johnson, Psalm 130;
  • March 6 -- Lenten Liturgy, John 7: 14-39;
  • March 7 -- Student Senate Induction, Jeremiah 2: 1-13;
  • March 8 -- Building Bridges, 1 John 5:1-13; and
  • March 10 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, 4th Sunday in Lent.
St. David's Day Celebration Friday. On March 1, Gustavus will host its 29th annual St. David's Day. The observance will feature a mini-Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh hymn sing) at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel where 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, a 1979 Gustavus graduate and a Windom resident. A Welsh reception follows at 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall, as well as a presentation, titled "The Singing Welsh," by Shirley Grundmeier at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall, and a luncheon at noon in the Banquet Room in the Campus Center. The Chapel service and "The Singing Welsh" presentation are free.

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, and others.
The event was organized by students in the Art History Club.

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.


Weight Watchers at Work Program... Thinking about getting in shape for spring? Scared about "shorts and swimsuit" season? Consider joining Weight Watchers at Work. Meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America in St. Peter. Weigh-in begins at noon. There will be an open house at 12:30 p.m. March 5. There is no sign-up fee; the cost for the 10-week session is $109.50. If questions, contact Brenda Rohlfing (931-0474 or


The Gustavus Dance Team competed at the UPA Americup national competition Feb. 23-24 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The team won the Collegiate Jazz/Funk division. The dance team then went to the National Grand Championships where the team was awarded top honors. The Gustavus Dance Team is a student-run organization. Captains are Betsy Kumagai and Kendra Tersteeg. Choreography captain and student coach is Jenny Raiche.

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.

Steven Titus, 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.


  • Dishroom Staff in the Dining Service
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
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 Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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