The Yellow Sheet 2002

March 21, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 24

Thursday, March 21,

Volume 34, Number 24

News & Announcements
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Position Openings
Gustavus Tidbits
In the Media
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Input Sought on Campus Framework Plan... The draft of the updated Campus Framework Plan is now available online at 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 Comments may also be sent via campus mail to Framework Plan, c/o Physical Plant Department.

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 Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 4.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:

  • Call the system and enter your password;
  • Press 4 -- Personal Options;
  • Press 3 -- Greetings;
  • Press 2 -- Extended Absence Greetings;
  • Listen to the instructions; and
  • Press * to exit until you hear "good-bye."
Anyone who has questions or needs assistance in changing a voice mail message should call the Office of Telecommunications (x6261).


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

  • 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, 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.
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 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; and
  • March 29-31 -- No Chapel.
Talk Shop Friday... 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

Student Recitals This Weekend. Seven student recitals will be presented in Bjorling Recital Hall this weekend.

  • 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 Chopin's Ballade No. 3 in A Flat Major.
  • At 1:30 p.m. March 24, Matthew 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.
Political Rally Sunday... The 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 or call student organizers Caleb Lauritsen (x8578) or Matt Hurm (x8100).

Peer Assistance Center Open House Monday... The 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 Events... 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 or Gustavus Youth Outreach (x7585 ext. 2).

MAYDAY! Peace Conference May 1. 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 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.
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).


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 5-6... St. 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.

Horst Ludwig, 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 2002, 13-15.

Mike Miller, 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.

Douglas Nimmo, 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.


  • 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.
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).


  • Area Coordinator in Residential Life
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


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 or


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • 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.
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


Spring Break Building Hours... Safety 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 (

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 or

Items Available: The dean of the faculty's office has 2-20" fans and a 42-cup coffeemaker available for any office interested. Call Becky (x7675).


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
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 Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
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
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

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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