News & Announcements
Hello Walk Now Virtual Community.
decades, the sidewalk on campus overlooking St. Peter and known as "Hello
Walk" was the main gathering point for students. This sidewalk's spirit
and tradition now lives on in a new online community for alumni. The recently
launched Web site, fittingly called Hello Walk, is designed to help alumni
stay in touch with each other and build new relationships. Hello Walk participants
join in conversations through various forums on a variety of topics ranging
from politics to sports to popular culture. Within each forum, individual
topics exist that narrow the conversation. For example, in the sports forum
there is a Minnesota Twins conversation that alumni created. A unique feature
of Hello Walk is a guest professor who leads a discussion on a timely topic.
Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies) is currently hosting
a discussion about how the country has changed since Sept. 11. There is
no fee to use Hello Walk; all that is needed is Internet access. The online
community may be found at http://hellowalk.gustavus.edu.
Hello Walk was created by the Office of Alumni Affairs in conjunction with
On the Air...
Between April 1 and 28, a 30-second student-recruitment commercial featuring
the College's new branding campaign will air 120 times in the greater Twin
Cities metro area on ESPN, the Animal Planet, The Learning Channel, and
MSNBC. To learn more about the College's branding campaign, plan to attend
the March 27 marketing launch "Brand Me G-U-S-T-I-E-S" at a time to be
determined in the Evelyn Young Dining Room.
Interview on Terrorism
Class... Karen Larson (anthropology
and interdisciplinary studies) was interviewed about her current terrorism
class by WCCO Radio's Morning News Anchor Telly Mamayek. Segments from
the interview will air on the 830 AM Twin Cities-based station on the morning
news March 11 -- the 6-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terroristic attacks
on America. Listen for 20-second airings at 6 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m. and
7:30 a.m. More about the station is available at wccoradio.com.
St. David's to Broadcast
Sunday... The College's 29th
annual St. David's Day mini-Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh hymn sing), held March
1 in Christ Chapel, will be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. March 10 on WCAL radio
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations is pleased to highlight a program or funding opportunity
each week in The Yellow Sheet.
For more than 50 years, the Fulbright Scholar Program
has offered grants for college and university faculty, as well as for professionals
and independent scholars, to lecture and conduct research in 140 countries
around the world. Approximately 20 percent of the awards are for research
and 80 percent for lecturing, combined lecturing, and research or seminar
participation. Awards are available from 2 months to an academic year or
For more information on
grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation
Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
The current edition of Grant Information (aka
The Blue Sheet)
is available at
Besides the traditional
lecturing/research awards, the program offers Fulbright Distinguished Chair
appointments as well as other awards with special features, as listed below.
The Distinguished Chairs Program awards are among the most prestigious
within the Fulbright program. There are currently 39 lecturing and lecturing/research
awards available in Europe, Canada, and Russia.
Two new programs are
available: The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program offers 2-6 week grants
in a variety of disciplines and fields; and The New Century Scholars Program
offers opportunities for collaborative groups of researchers.
for 2003-04 awards are as follows:
May 1 for Fulbright Distinguished
Aug. 1 for traditional
Fulbright lecturing and research grants;
Rolling deadline - Fulbright
Senior Specialists Program;
deadline) - The New Century Scholars Program;
Nov. 1 for summer German
Studies Seminar (http://www.iie.org/cies/award_book/award2003/award/Ful3237.htm);
Nov. 1 for spring/summer
seminars in Germany, Korea and Japan for academic and international education
More detailed information
may be found in 2 sections of the current issue (February 2002) of Grant
Information at http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
This program and a program contact who spoke on campus in the fall of 2000
are highlighted at the beginning of the newsletter. More detailed program
information may be found in the Fellowship section by clicking the Bookmarks
tab on the left side of the PDF file, and then under Fellowships, clicking
on Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming
schedule is as follows:
Student Recitals This Weekend...
Eric Bell will present his senior solo recital at 7:30 p.m.
March 8. Cory Quammen will join Bell for a duet piece. Junior flutist
will present a solo recital at 1 p.m. March 10. Both recitals
will take place in Bjorling Recital Hall. Carlson will be accompanied
Rebekah Richards and assisted by Beth Worley,
oboe, and Kinsey Nelson, 'cello. The recitals are free and open
to the public. A reception will follow each recital.
March 8 -- Building Bridges,
1 John 5: 1-13;
March 10 -- Chaplain Rachel
Larson, 4th Sunday in Lent;
March 11 -- Rabbi Herbert
Brockman, Isaiah 29: 9-22;
March 12 -- Rabbi Herbert
Brockman, Isaiah 59: 9-19;
March 13 -- Lenten Liturgy,
Matthew 9: 27-10: 4;
March 14 -- Parker Palmer,
Mark 10: 46-52;
March 15 -- World Day
of Prayer, Taize; and
March 17 -- Chaplain Brian
Johnson, 5th Sunday in Lent.
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)
by Tuesday, March 8.
Award-Winning Author to
Speak Tuesday. 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 describes her award-winning, debut children's book,
of Winn-Dixie, as "a hymn of praise to dogs, friendship, and the South."
This lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Book
Mark and others.
Islam Presentation Tuesday...
will present "Experiencing Islam: A Personal Journey - Steve Mellema" at
7 p.m. March 12 in the Interpretive Center. The presentation will address
the following questions: What do you know about the religion of Islam?
What relationship does it have to Christianity? What are the images of
Islam represented in our mass media? How do they accord with the life experiences
of Muslims here in Minnesota? This event is open to the public; pre-registration
is required. Cost is $4 per person. 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 event is a
Gustavus continuing education program done in cooperation with the St.
Peter Community and Family Education program.
Cancer Support Group Meeting
Wednesday... The campus Cancer
Support Group will meet at noon March 13 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a
lunch and join the conversation.
Lilly Conference on Vocation
Wednesday, Thursday... Parker
Palmer, will visit campus March 13-14 for the inaugural version of the
annual Lilly Conference on Vocation. Palmer is a highly sought-after speaker
and facilitator who works on issues in education, community, spirituality,
and social change around the world. The conference includes the following
events (those marked public are free and open to all):
For more information,
contact Chris Johnson (x7159) or Glenda Schulz (x7169) in the Center for
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
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.
Building Bridges Conference
March 15-16. The 7th annual
Building Bridges Conference will be held March 15 and 16 on campus. "Striving
for Peace" is the theme of the conference, promoting peace domestically
and internationally, along with striving for peace within differences.
Coleman McCarthy, a syndicated columnist and editorial writer for The
Washington Post, as well as an adjunct professor for Georgetown University
Law Center, will give the keynote address. McCarthy teaches a course titled
"Solutions to Violence," a subject so important to him that he has formed
a non-profit organization, The Center for Teaching Peace, which helps schools
begin or broaden peace studies programs. Under McCarthy's leadership, the
center also conducts workshops and seminars on conflict resolution and
mediation. He is a sought-after speaker on U.S. college campuses where
he calls on students to defy the conventional by becoming citizens who
are other-centered rather than self-centered. McCarthy argues that all
people are called on to be peacemakers in personal and political lives.
Events schedule is as follows:
Building Bridges is open
to the public, but registration is required to attend the banquet and receive
a conference T-shirt. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations may be made
by contacting Becky Potter (x7068 or email@example.com).
Checks should be payable to Gustavus Adolphus College. The registration
deadline is March 13. The annual Building Bridges conference is a student-led,
student-initiated diversity conference organized to promote mutual respect
and understanding of diversity and to deal with diversity in a proactive,
social, and informative way.
9 p.m. March 15 "Onwards
Dance" in the Dive;
10-10:30 a.m. March 16
registration in Johnson Student Union;
10:30-11:15 a.m. March
16 "Power Shuffle" in Alumni Hall;
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March
16 "Workshop Round #1" in various campus locations;
1:15-2:30 p.m. March 16
lunch break (on your own);
2:30-4 p.m. March 16 "Workshop
Round #2" in various campus locations;
4:15-5:15 p.m. March 16
"Open Mic and Performance" in Alumni Hall;
5:30-7 p.m. March 16 banquet
in the Banquet Room in the Campus Center;
7:30-8:30 p.m. March 16
keynote address by Coleman McCarthy in Alumni Hall;
8:45-9:15 p.m. March 16
"I Am.We Are" theatre company presentation in Alumni Hall; and
9:15-10 p.m. March 16
speaker reception in Linner Lounge.
Peru Slide Presentation
Jim Gilbert (campus
naturalist and director of the Linnaeus Arboretum) will give a slide presentation
on Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas," and other highland areas
of Peru at 7 p.m. March 19 in the Interpretive Center.
Weight Watchers at Work Program...
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 is no sign-up fee; the cost for the
10-week session is $109.50. If questions, contact Brenda Rohlfing
(931-0474 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
senior classics major, published an article on the coinage of Brutus in
the recent issue of Celator, a journal of ancient and medieval numismatics.
modern foreign languages and literatures/German, published a haiku in the
February haiku selection of the Mainichi Shimbun, a Japanese daily
newspaper. It can also be found at http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/haiku/.
nursing, and the members of the Minnesota Baccalaureate Nursing Skills
Group have had a research study selected for presentation April 15 at the
Annual Spring Research Day at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
health service, and Brian Johnson,
chaplains, presented a workshop, titled "Nursing: A Reflection on Calling,"
to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at the College
of St. Catherine.
The following people have
recently joined the Gustavus community:
New Support Staff
Jeannette Denn, Dining
Dana Lamb, Advancement
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
IN THE MEDIA:
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
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 email@example.com).
On March 4, The Free
Press of Mankato did a feature on visiting documentary photographer
Johnette Stubbs. The page 1B story, titled "Pictures of Pakistan promote
awareness," included 2 black and white photographs. A teaser to the article
appeared on the front page of the newspaper.
At 10 p.m. March 1, KEYC-TV
(Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the sculptural art exhibit and AIDS
benefit auction, titled "Small Objects, Big Differences: Art for AIDS Support,"
held March 1-2 in Schaefer Gallery.
On March 1, Mankato's
KTOE-AM 1420 and KDOG-FM 96.7 also reported on the AIDS exhibit and auction.
On March 1, The Free
Press of Mankato ran an article with color photographs, titled "Big
stars making small contributions to Gustavus exhibit," on page 1C. The
Free Press also ran the article as the top #2 local story at the newspaper's
The March 2002 Metro
Lutheran ran a story on the AIDS exhibit and auction, titled "Gustavus
students commission sculptures to help AIDS victims." The page 15 story
also included a black and white photograph of Minn. State Representative
Ruth Johnson and her donated clay creation.
The March 2002 The
Lutheran published an article in its "Faces" section about Lisa
Heldke's (philosophy) recognition for volunteer service.
The March 2002 Synod
News (Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA) featured a story on
Moroka, a student from South Africa who arrived in January to begin
the Spring Semester at Gustavus. Moroka is from the Southwestern Minnesota
Synod's companion synod in South Africa.
The Winter 2002 edition
of The haiku Society of America Newsletter, XVII, 1 announced Horst
Ludwig's (modern foreign languages and literatures/German) 1st prize
in the 35th A-Bomb Memorial Haiku Contest on page 9.
On Feb. 28, the St.
Peter Herald included 2 color photographs on the front page, titled
"March Madness roars in early." Pictured were Bryant Rogness, Brian
Rider, Jeff West, Reese Klawiter, Dave Bergeman,
Quie, and Josh Steffenson.
On Feb. 28, the St.
Peter Herald also published an article on Steve Titus (executive
assistant to the president). The page 9A story was titled "College administrator
reappointed Civilian Aide to Secretary of Army."
On Feb. 28, the St.
Peter Herald ran an article on a visit by Gustavus students to the
Capitol. The page 5A story, titled "A voice at the Capitol," also included
a black and white photograph of Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum, Mike
Wilken, and Owen Sammelson (administration).
Also, this issue of the
quotes by Mike Wilken, Jessica Krenik,
and Vidya Sivan in the "Speak Your Mind" section on page 4A. The
question was "Why do you go to the capitol to talk to legislators about
higher education funding?"
Minneapolis Saint Paul
Magazine listed the Gustavus "Small Objects Big Differences" (AIDS
benefit exhibit/auction March 1-2) in its "Editor's Choice About Town"
calendar on the front of its Web page on Feb. 27. The top item, it said:
"March 2 Small Objects, Big Differences: Art for AIDS Support. The Gustavus
Adolphus College Art History Club exhibition and auction of original sculptures.
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter. 4:00 p.m." It was online at http://www.mspmag.com/.
The February-April 2002
Voices, a newsletter published by the St. Peter Community Hospital
and Health Care Center, published a photograph of 2001 St. Lucia Queen
Rebecca Harrington visiting with health care center residents.
The following are changes
and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2001-02":
For further information
or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or
x7552 - Dana Lamb, Institutional
Anyone who has lost personal
items, such as bikes, hats, gloves, mittens, watches, a cell phone, or
clothing, should contact Safety and Security (x8888) or stop in during
business hours to look through the accumulation.
For Rent: A
spacious 1 1/2-bedroom apartment located on 5th Street in St. Peter. All
appliances and utilities included; in bottom floor of large house with
a private entrance and driveway; available May 1. Contact Jud Keim (x7606
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.
For Sale: Two
barn wood framed original pencil art ducks prints, a Mary Engelbreit child's
tea party print, and and original oil of Minnesota River scenery. Contact
Gretchen Koehler (x7613).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
Calendar event form. View the entire College
The Yellow Sheet
is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the
staff in the Office of Public Relations.
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
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may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send
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For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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