The Yellow Sheet 2002

March 7, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 22

Thursday, March 7,

Volume 34, Number 22

News & Announcements
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
New Faces
Position Openings
In the Media
Phone Updates
Lost, But Found
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Hello Walk Now Virtual Community. For 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. Karen 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 Hello Walk was created by the Office of Alumni Affairs in conjunction with UTNE Reader.

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

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 (89.3 FM).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is pleased to highlight a program or funding opportunity each week in The Yellow Sheet.

Fulbright Grants Offered. 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 longer.

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.

Application deadlines for 2003-04 awards are as follows:

  • May 1 for Fulbright Distinguished Chair awards;
  • Aug. 1 for traditional Fulbright lecturing and research grants;
  • Rolling deadline - Fulbright Senior Specialists Program;
  • October/November (tentative deadline) - The New Century Scholars Program;
  • Nov. 1 for summer German Studies Seminar (; and
  • Nov. 1 for spring/summer seminars in Germany, Korea and Japan for academic and international education administrators (
  • More detailed information may be found in 2 sections of the current issue (February 2002) of Grant Information at 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).
    For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or The current edition of Grant Information (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 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.
    Student Recitals This Weekend... Pianist 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 Leslie Carlson will present a solo recital at 1 p.m. March 10. Both recitals will take place in Bjorling Recital Hall. Carlson will be accompanied by pianist 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.

    Jewish-Christian Residency Next Week... 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 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, Because 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... Steve Mellema (physics) 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):

    • 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.
    For more information, contact Chris Johnson (x7159) or Glenda Schulz (x7169) in the Center for Vocational Reflection.

    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:

    • 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.
    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 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.

    Peru Slide Presentation March 19... 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... 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 is no sign-up fee; the cost for the 10-week session is $109.50. If questions, contact Brenda Rohlfing (931-0474 or


    Mike Adkins, senior classics major, published an article on the coinage of Brutus in the recent issue of Celator, a journal of ancient and medieval numismatics.

    Horst Ludwig, 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

    Paula Swiggum, 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.

    Donna Westphal, 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 Service
      Dana Lamb, Advancement Services


    • Head Resident
    For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


    Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
    • 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 Web site.
    • 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 Neo 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, Christian 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 Herald included quotes by Mike Wilken, Jessica Krenik, Erin Holloway, 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
    • The February-April 2002 Community 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.
    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 following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2001-02":
    • x7552 - Dana Lamb, Institutional Advancement (addition)
    For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


    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 or

    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).


    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.

    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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