The Yellow Sheet 2002

March 14, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 23

Thursday, March 14,

Volume 34, Number 23

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News & Announcements

Money Raised for AIDS Charities... The March 1-2 sculptural art exhibit and benefit auction "Small Objects, Big Differences: Art for AIDS Support" raised more than $1,650 for Minnesota AIDS charities. The exhibit included miniature clay sculptures from acclaimed artists, national celebrities, regional personalities, and Gustavus faculty, staff, and administration members. Artwork was submitted by long-time television talk show host Phil Donahue, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" host Fred Rogers, former children's television show host Mr. Rogers, ceramic artist Gary Erickson, sculptor Marisol Escobar, photo realist/sculptor Audrey Flack, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, activist artist Sue Coe, ceramic artist Verne Funk, Minnesota Rep. Ruth Johnson, and others. The event was coordinated and sponsored by students in the Gustavus Art History Club.

Celebrate the Distinctiveness of the College at 11:30 a.m. March 27 in the Evelyn Young Dining Room. All members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to attend this "Brand Me G-U-S-T-I-E-S" celebration. Come and find out more about the Integrated Marketing Team (IMT) efforts of the past 15 months: Hear the distinctions or key messages, see the new visual identity, frost and eat a 3 crowns cookie, and pick up a temporary tattoo. President Axel Steuer will speak at this event being coordinated by IMT co-chairs Susan Andrews (marketing and public relations) and Owen Sammelson (administration).

Peace Studies Program Scholarships. Faculty members are asked to encourage students to apply for the Peace Studies Scholarships. The application deadline is March 28 for the 2002-03 academic year. The award amount ranges from $250 to $1,000 -- depending on the number of applicants and the resources available. For more information or to receive an application, contact Richard Leitch (x7028 or


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:

  • Humanities Grants Offered. The National Endowment for the Humanities offers Humanities Focus Grants. These are program-enhancing grants with a simplified application process and an expedited review cycle (no external review) and are for modest amounts. This program is extremely flexible, both in terms of the range of projects supported and the faculty involved (i.e., individual or collaborative; within or across departments). These grants are particularly suited and encouraged for first-time applicants. The deadline is April 15. For more detailed information, see the November 2001 issue of Grant Information found at the URL below.
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 15 -- World Day of Prayer, Taize;
  • March 17 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, 5th Sunday in Lent;
  • March 18 -- Clothesline Project, 1 Kings 17: 8-24;
  • March 19 -- Adolphus Band;
  • March 20 -- Lenten Liturgy, John 12: 12-26;
  • March 21 -- Rev. Charles Christensen, Jeremiah 32: 1-15, 27-41;
  • March 22 -- Laura Behling, Ephesians 4: 1-6; and
  • March 24 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, 6th Sunday in Lent.
New York Dancers Perform This Weekend. The dance duo of Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, whose performances around the world have been routinely praised as "mastery in the art of the duet dance," will present a dance concert at 8 p.m. March 15 and 16 in Anderson Theatre with Grammy Award winning percussionist Glen Velez. Tickets are available by calling x7590 or at the Anderson Theatre Box Office 1 hour prior to the concert. Velez will also present a percussion lecture/demonstration for all area percussionists, free of charge, at 10 a.m. March 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall.

Building Bridges Conference This Weekend. The 7th annual Building Bridges Conference, "Striving for Peace," will be held March 15 and 16 on campus. 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. The full schedule may be viewed on the
online. Building Bridges is open to the public, but registration is required to attend the banquet and receive a conference T-shirt. Registration for the banquet is free for the Gustavus community. Stop by the Diversity Center, the Student Activities Office, the Building Bridges table in the Campus Center for more information.

Senior Recitals Saturday. Anna Garbisch will present her senior flute recital at 3:30 p.m. March 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall. For this recital, Garbisch will perform Telemann's Fantasia in D Minor for Solo Flute, Poulenc's Sonate Pour Flute et Piano, Bach's Ensurientes Implevit Bonis, and will conclude with Deux Papillons fur Floten und Klavier by Emil Kronke. Garbisch is joined by Emily Ireland, piano, along with students Lisa Rischmiller, flute, Betsy Starz, saxophone, and Carolyn Carlson, bassoon. Misti Koop will present her senior saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Her program includes Bach's Sonata in E Flat, Akira Yuyama's Divertimento, Heitor Villa-Lobos' Fantasia, and Robert Muczynski's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano.Koop is accompanied by pianist Andrea Wentzel and assisted by fellow students. Both recitals are free and open to the public. A reception will follow each performance.

Faculty Recital Sunday. Richard Weber (music) will present a faculty recital at 3:30 p.m. March 17 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Weber will be accompanied by Mankato-area pianist Ann Nadeau Britton and Minneapolis horn player Robert Spector. Weber opens the recital with the 4-movement Sonate by Paul Hindemith, followed by Carl Reinecke's Trio in B Flat, OP. 274, and the 3-movement Sonatina by Joseph Horovitz. The recital is free and open to the public.

Haydn Music Presentation Sunday. Josef Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ will be presented at a candlelight Lenten service at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in Christ Chapel. Conducted by Warren Friesen, with coaching provided by the Artaria String Quartet as part of an ongoing residency in string chamber music, the Gustavus Orchestra and a number of string quartets from the orchestra's membership will present this work. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Welcoming Reception Monday... Join the President's Office in welcoming Jack Niemi (church relations) at a reception from 2-3 p.m. March 18 in Banquet Room A.

Women's History Speaker Monday... Allyson Poska of Mary Washington College will speak on "Sexual Encounters: Women Face the Iberian Inquisitions" from 7:30-9 p.m. March 18 in Social Science Center 101. This lecture will address the work of the Inquisition in Europe as well as Spanish America in the early modern period. A scholar, author, and lecturer, Poska has appeared in a History Channel program on the Inquisition. Admission is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History, the Women's Studies program, and the Gustavus Lecture Series.

Tied in Knots Wednesday... An entertaining talk, titled "Mel Slugbate's 'Real Estate in Hyperbolic Space'," will be presented by mathematician Colin Adams at 7 p.m. March 20 in Olin Hall 103. Adams will take on the persona of Mel Slugbate, a sleazy real estate agent, to bring humor and fun to the presentation of mathematical theory. This presentation, aimed at a general audience, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the College's Sigma Xi chapter. Adams is the Francis Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Adams is particularly interested in the mathematical theory of knots, its applications, and connections with hyperbolic geometry. He is author of The Knot Book, an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots and co-author of How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide (which has been rated as high as #62 on

Flower Sale March 22... Alpha Phi Omega will sell flowers for $2 each from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 22 at a table near the post office.

Talk Shop March 22... Eric Carlson (history) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk. His talk is titled "Preaching and the Reformation in England" and will be presented at 4:30 p.m. March 22 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed at

Political Rally March 24... The public is invited to "Demfest 2002," a multi-speaker political rally, from 2-5 p.m. March 24 in the Dive. Several Minnesota Democratic Party politicians are expected to participate, including U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Senator John Hottinger, State House Minority Leader Thomas Pugh, and Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch. In addition, anticipated Minnesota gubernatorial candidates State Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, State Auditor Judi Dutcher, and State Senator Becky Lourey are expected to participate. State Representative Ruth Johnson will emcee the event. Each participant will give a 10-minute speech, followed by a question and answer session. Snacks and refreshments will be provided along with entertainment by Gustavus student and musician Travis Lennox. This free event is sponsored by the College Democrats. For more information, e-mail or call student organizers Caleb Lauritsen (x8578) or Matt Hurm (x8100).

Bioterrorism Lecture March 26... John Lammert (biology) and June Kloubec (health and exercise science) will present a lecture on bioterrorism at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Interpretive Center. Lammert and Kloubec will address the following: What might we find in a world of man-made epidemics? How can we be prepared? 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.

Burlap to Cashmere Concert April 13... On April 13, the band Burlap to Cashmere (B2C) will perform live in Lund Arena. The concert, which is open to the public, will begin with local band Copper Coin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. B2C captivates and inspires audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Exploring a diversity of subjects including love, war, salvation, divorce, the struggle of flesh against spirit, and the death of friends, B2C seeks to chronicle the emotions of life, without opting for easy answers. The concert will be broadcast live on the Internet through a coordinated effort between Net Access Corporation and B2C, with Gustavus and LifeNet.FM Radio. The event is sponsored by Gustavus Youth Outreach, Gustavus Student Senate, the Center for Vocational Reflection, the Office of Church Relations, the Chaplains Office, and the Office of Admission. Tickets are $5 with a Gustavus ID; tickets for off-campus individuals are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Northwestern Bookstores in the Twin Cities and at The Lighthouse in Mankato as well as from Christian Happenings by phone at 1-800-965-9324, or online at, or For more information, call x7585. The concert is a part of the Youth Day 2002 conference "Questioning Faith: God and the Tough Stuff."


Eric Carlson, history, has been named the James M. Osborne visiting fellow in English literature and history at Yale University's Beinecke Library. Carlson will hold this fellowship in November 2002.

Sandee Georgacarakos, library, was invited to serve as a judge in speech competition at the State High School Academic Decathlon Tournament held March 5-6 in Brainerd. Nikolas Georgacarakos, son of Sandee Georgacarakos and George Georgacarakos (philosophy) and a Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student at Gustavus, earned gold, silver, and bronze medals in the scholastic division. Yoshi Ludwig, daughter of Horst Ludwig (modern foreign languages and literatures/German) and also a PSEO student at Gustavus, earned gold, silver, and bronze medals in the honors division.

Jim Gilbert, campus naturalist and director of the arboretum, presented a program March 7-10, titled "The Beauty and Wonder of our World," at 4 alumni chapter meetings in San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, and Sun City. Gilbert will also present at chapter meetings April 6-7 in San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver.

Mark Kruger, psychology, and Mark Lammers, music, presented at the Minnesota Music Educators Association 76th Annual Midwinter In-service Clinic held Feb. 15 in Minneapolis. The session was titled "Examining Practice Habits of College, University, and Conservatory Music Students." They also had an article, titled "An International Study of Student Practice Habits: Progress Report II," published in the Winter 2002 edition of the Minnesota Music Education Research Review.

Terry Morrow, communication studies, presented an invited paper on 19th century lawyer-presidents at the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University.


  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Groundsperson/Waste and Recycling Collector/Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Mail Room Clerk/Post Office Clerk
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:
  • KEYC-TV news (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on the new alumni online communtiy "Hello" at 6 p.m. March 13. Barb Larson Taylor (alumni affairs) was interviewed.
  • On March 11, WCCO Radio (830 AM, Twin Cities) aired a story on the Gustavus terrorism class taught by Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies). With quotes from Larson, 2 brief segments aired during the afternoon of the 6-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terroristic attacks on America.
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


Housing Wanted: Matt Panciera, who will join the classics department in the fall, is looking for a house to rent beginning in July or August 2002. Preferences include: a St. Peter location, 2+ bedrooms and/or extra living area/dining room, and renewable lease; all are flexible. Potential renters are non-smokers with no pets and can supply references if desired. Contact Matt or Susan at 315/853-7636 or e-mail


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Book Mark will have extended store hours for Christmas in Christ Chapel weekend.
"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
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Men's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
Winter Gear Drive
Women's Swimming & Diving at Pioneer Invite, Iowa
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Gustie Day Campus Center
noon to 2:15 p.m. Holiday Buffet during Christmas in Christ Chapel Rooms in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center
1 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts Macalester Peter, Minn.
16 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
2 p.m. Women's Hockey at Saint Mary's, Minn.
2:304:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2022: Celestial Wonder, Joy Unfolding Chapel

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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