News & Announcements
Input Sought on Campus Framework
Plan... The draft of the
updated Campus Framework Plan is now available online at http://gustavus.edu/campusplan/.
The framework plan is the continuation of a planning process that began
in the fall of 1994. It involves examining land use patterns, open space
networks, circulation systems, utility infrastructure, and then testing
and evaluating development options. In the fall of 2001, the College determined
there was a need to update the 1995 Framework Plan in response to numerous
campus changes during the intervening 7 years. The 2001 Framework Plan
update involves the review and input of a steering committee that included
students, faculty, administrators, and trustees. The online plan is a condensed
version, which was presented to the Board of Trustees for review at its
last meeting. Hard copies of this draft document and the full version are
on reserve in the library. Comments on the draft plan are encouraged and
may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments may also be sent via campus mail to Framework Plan, c/o Physical
Nominations Sought for
Carlson Award... All faculty,
administrators, support staff, and students are invited to nominate a faculty
member for the prestigious Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching.
This award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive
for teaching. Complete the online
nomination form. Deadline for nominations is April 12.
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).
Publication Break Reminder...
Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April
4. Publication will resume April 11. Note that The Yellow Sheet
submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication.
Spring Break Voice Mail
Greeting... All are reminded
to change voice mail greetings to accommodate Spring Break schedules. Creating
an extended absence greeting while away enables callers to decide if they
still wish to leave a message. To record an extended absence greeting,
do the following:
Anyone who has questions
or needs assistance in changing a voice mail message should call the Office
of Telecommunications (x6261).
Call the system and enter
Press 4 -- Personal Options;
Press 3 -- Greetings;
Press 2 -- Extended Absence
Listen to the instructions;
Press * to exit until
you hear "good-bye."
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
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 http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
The Course, Curriculum,
and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program of the National Science Foundation
(NSF) targets activities affecting learning environments, course content,
curricula, and educational practices. Of the 3 tracks the program offers,
this week's focus is on Adaptation and Instrumentation (CCLI-A&I).
Aside from other opportunities, this program track is the primary source
of support within the NSF for instrumentation for instructional purposes.
Projects in this track are expected to result in improved education through
adaptation and implementation of exemplary materials, laboratory experiences,
and/or educational practices that have been developed and tested at other
institutions. Adaptations that integrate significant advances from the
research field into the undergraduate curriculum are also appropriate.
Project scope may range from an individual course or laboratory to a more
comprehensive effort that impacts entire curricula or programs. Although
previously in June, the deadline for this program is now Nov. 13, 2002.
The program solicitation for the A&I track is anticipated in August
2002. The 2001 solicitation, found at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf0158/nsf0158.htm,
contains a description that may be useful to prospective applicants. For
detailed information about the other 2 tracks, see the February 2002 issue
of Grant Information at the URL below.
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming
schedule is as follows:
Talk Shop Friday... Eric
(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 http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.
March 22 -- Laura Behling,
Ephesians 4: 1-6;
March 24 -- Chaplain Rachel
Larson, 6th Sunday in Lent;
March 25 -- Garrett Paul,
John 11: 17-27;
March 26 -- Brian Beckstrom,
John 12: 20-26;
March 27 -- Lenten Liturgy,
John 13: 21-32;
March 28 -- Maundy Thursday;
March 29-31 -- No Chapel.
Student Recitals This
Weekend. Seven student recitals
will be presented in Bjorling Recital Hall this weekend.
Political Rally Sunday...
public is invited to "Demfest 2002" from 2-5 p.m. March 24 in the Dive.
Politicians expected to participate include U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota
Sen. John Hottinger, State House Minority Leader Thomas Pugh, and Minnesota
Attorney General Mike Hatch. Anticipated Minnesota gubernatorial candidates
State Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, State Auditor Judi Dutcher, and
State Sen. Becky Lourey are also expected to participate. State Rep. Ruth
Johnson will emcee the event. Each participant will give a 10-minute speech,
followed by a question and answer session. This free event is sponsored
by the College Democrats. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
call student organizers Caleb Lauritsen (x8578) or Matt Hurm
At 7:30 p.m. March 22,
senior percussionist Cory Quammen and several fellow student musicians
will perform. Quammen will present works on the xylophone and marimba.
At 1:30 p.m. March 23,
tenor Brian Hobson, accompanied by pianist Nathan Kennedy,
will perform works from Scarlatti and Brahms to Irving Berlin and Duke
Ellington, along with Vaughan Williams' On Wencock Edge, accompanied
by piano and string quartet.
At 3:30 p.m. March 23,
seniors Kim Woodahl, flute, and Heather Morgan, piano, will
present a joint recital. Woodahl is accompanied by Rebekah Richards on
piano. The program includes Claude Debussy's Syrinx For Solo Flute,
Kablevsky's Prelude in B Major, and others.
At 7:30 p.m. March 23,
senior pianist Andrea Wentzel will present a recital. Wentzel's
program includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and concludes with Frederick
Ballade No. 3 in A Flat Major.
At 1:30 p.m. March 24,
Wallace will present his senior euphonium recital. Wallace is accompanied
by pianist Nathan Kennedy and the Veritas Brass Quintet.
At 3:30 p.m. March 24,
flutist Marie Desaulniers, accompanied by flutist and pianist Sara
Kilby, will perform works by Mozart, Telemann, and Doppler.
At 7:30 p.m. March 24,
baritone Paul Miller will present his senior voice recital, accompanied
by pianist Katie Bartz and assisted by guitarist Andy Juhl.
The program includes a variety of works by Menotti, Mahler, Britten, Ravel
and concludes with an American folk hymn.
Peer Assistance Center
Open House Monday...
Peer Assistants will sponsor an open house from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March
25. Come, build an ice cream sundae and check out the resources available
at the Peer Assistance Center.
Week of the Young Child
St. Peter Community
and Family Education is sponsoring the "Week of the Young Child" with 2
events. "A Great Celebration" will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the
College's Campus Center. Registration fee is $10; registration deadline
is April 2. A "Sock Hop" will also be held from 6:45-7:30 p.m. April 12
in South Elementary School's cafeteria. This event is free to families
with a preschool child; registration is required. Register for both events
by calling 934-3048.
Documentary Film to be
Shown April 12. A preview
of the documentary film "Questioning Faith" by Macky Alston of River Films
in New York will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Alumni Hall. The film's
national release will occur in May on HBO/Cinemax. The film, which covers
Alston's 3-year journey through seminary, deals with the tough question
"How can a good God exist when bad things happen?" Inspired by the loss
of a friend and seminary classmate who died of AIDS, the film includes
the people Alston meets and the multi-faith dialogue that occurs. It investigates
what happens to people's beliefs when tragedy strikes. Alston will be on
campus to introduce the film and give a "fireside chat" after the viewing.
Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
More information is available at gustavus.edu/churchrelations/youthday2002
or Gustavus Youth Outreach (x7585 ext. 2).
MAYDAY! Peace Conference
All are invited to
attend the College's 22nd annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference, "Sanctions and
Beyond: What is the Human Price," May 1. The free, daylong conference will
begin with a keynote address by David Cortright, research fellow at the
Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University
of Notre Dame and president of Fourth Freedom Forum, at 10 a.m. in Christ
Chapel. Cortright has become a leading authority on the use of incentives
and sanctions as tools for international peacemaking. Kathy Kelly, a humanitarian
and peace activist, will open the afternoon session at 1 p.m. with an address
in Alumni Hall. Kelly is co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign
to end the U.N./U.S. economic sanctions against the people of Iraq, and
recently served as editor and contributor of the book, War and Peace
in the Gulf (2001). In addition to the 2 main lectures, the following
workshops will be held from 2:30-3:45 p.m.:
The conference will conclude
with a closing reception and book signing at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center.
Registration for the conference will be held in Linner Lounge, beginning
at 9 a.m. The annual conference series was found and is sustained by Florence
and the late Raymond Sponberg of North Mankato. For more information, contact
special events staff in the Office of Public Relations (x7520).
"The Sanctions on Iraq"
by Kathy Kelly;
"Palestinian and Israeli
Conflicts" by Charles Lutz, a journalist and Lutheran peace activist;
"Perspectives Toward American
Foreign Policy" by Gustavus international students; and
"The Sanctions on Cuba"
by Marie Braun, Twin Cities Campaign to Lift Sanctions.
Gustavus Choir Performs Sunday...
The Gustavus Choir, directed by Greg Aune, and organists David
Fienen, Jon Kietzer, and David Cherwien will lead the "Choral Evening
Prayer" Palm Sunday worship at 4 p.m. March 24 at House of Prayer Lutheran
Church, 7625 Chicago Ave. S., Richfield. A free-will offering will be taken
to support the ministries of Christ Chapel at Gustavus.
Citywide Garage Sale April
Peter's 2nd annual citywide garage sale will be held April 5-6 at Trinity
Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted from 6-8 p.m. April 1-3 at
the church or by arrangement. Clothes, books, toys, baby items, and general
household items will be appreciated. Donations are tax deductible. Also
being accepted are donated items for the silent auction being held at the
same time as the sale. All proceeds will go to the Third Floor Youth Center
in St. Peter. For more information, call Wendy (931-2139) or Carol (934-4470).
Classrooms of the Future,
a free annual event for college faculty and staff, will be held May 22
at Hamline University. "Learner-Centered Teaching" is the theme for this
year's event and Stanley Trollip will present the keynote address, titled
"Designing effective online learning environments - the tension between
theory and practice." The event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Private
College Council, of which Gustavus is a member, and organized by the Associated
College of the Twin Cities, whose members are the University of St. Thomas,
Macalester College, Hamline University, College of St. Catherine, Augsburg
College, MPC, and the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching
and Learning. Registration is now open. More information can be found at
MIAC Coaching Honors... The
following staff have been named MIAC coaches of the year for their respective
winter sports: Jon Carlson
-- men's and women's swimming (co-winner); Mike
Carroll -- women's hockey
(co-winner); Mickey Haller
-- women's basketball; Scott Jerome
-- Nordic skiing; and Brett Petersen
-- men's hockey.
modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had his review of Dietlinde
Heider, Rosenblatter im Licht: Kurzlyrik/Haiku/Senryu/Tanka/Gedanken
zur Meditation (2001), published in the Sonderdruck (special
edition) of the Vierteljahresschrift der Deutschen Haiku-Gesellschaft
(quarterly of the German Haiku Society), Vol. 15, No. 55, February
education, has been selected to serve on the executive committee of the
board of directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher
Education (AACTE). Miller was selected by the AACTE Board of Directors
at the association's 54th Annual Meeting in New York City. The AACTE is
a national, voluntary association of colleges and universities with undergraduate
or graduate programs to prepare professional educators.
music, served as guest conductor for the 2002 North Dakota Junior High
All State Band March 8-9 in Mandan, N.D. Eighty-seven student musicians,
representing more than 50 schools, auditioned for the honor of membership
in the band.
To inform the campus community
of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor
or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact
the president's office (x7538).
Charlotte Bender, widow
of Jan Bender (composer-in-residence from 1979-81), died March 2.
The funeral service was held March 11 in Hademarschen, Holstein, Germany.
Elsie Johnson, mother
of Chris Johnson (vocational reflection), died March 19. The visitation
will be held from 4-8 p.m. March 21 at Johnson Hagglund Funeral Home, 316
S. Sibley Ave., Litchfield, MN. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. March
22 at Beckville Lutheran Church, 20521 600th Ave., Litchfield.
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Area Coordinator in Residential Life
Gustavus seniors Joe
Pike and Melanie
Wilbur, clad in black and
yellow Gustavus T-shirts, were in the audience (second row, center stage,
just behind the contestants) of "The Price Is Right" that aired at 10 a.m.
March 18 on CBS.
To submit items (questions
or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
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 17, the St.
Paul Pioneer Press published a story on high school senior Zong Xiong
who plans to attend Gustavus.
On March 16, KEYC-TV (Ch.
12, Mankato) attended and aired a story on the 10 p.m. news on the Gustavus
2002 Building Bridges Conference "Striving for Peace."
The Spring 2002 Christian
Happenings "In Concert" section included the upcoming performance of
Burlap to Cashmere and Copper Coin in Lund Arena April 13.
Spring Break Building Hours...
and Security will lock all academic buildings beginning at 6 p.m. March
28. All academic buildings, unless otherwise requested, will remain locked
until 6 a.m. April 7. Students requiring access to academic buildings during
this time period will need a "Permission for Admittance Card," which can
be requested from Cheryl Hastings (x8809). Administrative buildings will
be open during normal business hours Monday-Friday and closed Saturday
and Sunday. If the closing schedule conflicts with programming needs, contact
Hastings or Ray Thrower to make the necessary changes.
Library Hours During Spring
Break are as follows: 8 a.m.-4:45
p.m. March 28; closed March 29-31; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. April 1-5; closed April
6; and 6 p.m.-midnight April 7.
Cat Needs a Home... Five-year-old
black and white cat (approximately 15 pounds) needs a home. Has received
all shots, is declawed, and is neutered. Likes to spend time inside and
outside depending on the weather. Loves kids and enjoys dogs. Owner is
moving. Contact Tammy Kamm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Sale: A
2-story, 3-bedroom home with 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, 2-car garage, 3-season
porch, fenced yard. Available July 2002. Located at 802 Lower Johnson Circle.
Contact Stephen or Dominique Holz (934-4692).
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. Preferences include: a
St. Peter location, 2 or more bedrooms and/or extra living area/dining
room, and renewable lease. Potential renters are non-smokers with no pets
and can supply references if desired. Contact Matt or Susan (315/853-7636
dean of the faculty's office has 2-20" fans and a 42-cup coffeemaker available
for any office interested. Call Becky (x7675).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||Save the Date! All-Campus Strategic Action Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/save-the-date-all-campus-strategic-action-conference/45593
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview/45676President's Dining Room
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-2/45677President's Dining Room
||Director of the Diversity Center open interviewhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/director-of-the-diversity-center-open-interview-3/45678President's Dining Room
||Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
9:30 am to 6 pm
||Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
||Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Membership Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-library-associates-fall-membership-event-2/45680
||Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||GYA at Canterbury Parkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gya-at-canterbury-park/45625Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
||Summer Gatherings - Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-seattle/45008Seattle, WA
||Summer Gatherings - New Yorkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-new-york/45620
||Gustavus Library Associates' Fall Membership Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-library-associates-fall-membership-event-2/45681
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
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is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving,
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For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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