The Yellow Sheet 2002

March 28, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 25

Thursday, March 28,

Volume 34, Number 25

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News & Announcements

Tenure Service April 19... The following people will be installed as tenured members of the faculty during 10 a.m. Chapel service April 19:
  • Gretchen Hofmeister -- Department of Chemistry
  • David Koppenhaver -- Department of Education
  • Richard Leitch -- Department of Political Science
  • Joyce Sutphen -- Department of English
  • Paula Swiggum -- Department of Nursing
  • Andrew Vaughn -- Department of Religion
  • Phillip Voight -- Department of Communication Studies
Faculty Research Applications Due April 10... Additional funding is currently available under the College Research, Scholarship, and Creativity program for this year. Any faculty members who wish to apply are invited to do so. Eight copies of the proposal should be delivered to Jean Heidcamp by 4:30 p.m. April 10. Further information on the grant application process is to be found in the Faculty Book (General Information, white pages) and at

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 Due to Spring Break, The Yellow Sheet will not be published April 4.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

Driving Sessions Set... Motor pool van driving instruction sessions are being offered at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on April 9, April 23, and May 14. Individuals need to attend just one session. To sign up, call Safety and Security (x8809). Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the passenger van drivers and occupants policy and guidelines should call security.

New Vehicle Reservation Instructions... Following is the procedure for reserving a College vehicle:

  • To reserve a vehicle, call the Switchboard (0) between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday;
  • Before checking out a vehicle, complete Section 1, Authorization, on the Vehicle Authorization and Invoice form and bring to the Switchboard;
  • Pick up keys between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Switchboard, sign out and complete Section 2, Dispatching and Key sign out, on the Vehicle Authorization form;
  • When entering the vehicle for the first time, complete Section 3, Driver -- Beginning Mileage information, on the Vehicle Authorization form;
  • When returning the vehicle, complete Section 3, Driver -- Return Mileage, Keys Returned By, and vehicle problem information on the Vehicle Authorization form; and
  • Leave all copies of the Vehicle Authorization form in the car so the car can be refueled and serviced for the next driver.
For more information or to receive a copy of the complete policy, contact Safety and Security (x8809).

Ovanlig Award Nominations Sought... Assistance is needed to identify students who might be appropriate recipients of the 2002 Ovanlig Award. The primary purpose of this endowed award of $500 is to provide encouragement and financial support to young men and women who desire a Gustavus education. It is intended that the recipient of the award be a junior or senior standing Gustavus student and has demonstrated leadership in raising campus awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender rights and concerns. Anyone who knows students who fit the criteria listed above should forward names to JoNes VanHecke, assistant dean of students, no later than April 9.

Photo and Story Contest... The Integrated Marketing Committee is looking for photos and stories that illustrate Gustavus' "Extraordinary People. Extraordinary Place." For more information, including the contest guidelines, go to The submission deadline is May 1. For additional information regarding this contest, contact Jill Bisbee in admission (x7680) or Susan Andrews in public relations (x6395).


Two Win Fulbrights... Two faculty members have been awarded Fulbright awards. They are as follows:

  • Laura Behling, English, was awarded a Fulbright for spring 2003. Behling's lecturing appointment on American literature and studies will be in the Czech Republic.
  • David Koppenhaver, education, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to take place in Brisbane, Australia, for the 2002-03 academic year. This award includes lecturing at the University of Queensland and collaboration with researchers at the Schonell Centre on literacy learning for children with developmental disabilities.
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 29 - April 7 -- No Chapel.
Lecture on Santa Fe April 9... Bob Moline (geography) will give a presentation on "Santa Fe: The City and its Region" at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Interpretive Center. Santa Fe is the oldest state capital in the U.S. and the center of a region rich in the traditions of 3 cultures: Pueblo Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo. Moline will examine the origins of these traditions in north central New Mexico, the traditions interactions, and the ways each shaped and continues to rework the landscape to its liking. This event is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The 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. Monday-Friday. 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.

Physicist to Lecture April 9. A public lecture on optical materials, such as compact discs and fiber optics, and the physics that underlie their usefulness will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 9 in Olin Hall 103. It will be presented by Laurie McNeil, professor of physics and associate chair for graduate studies of the curriculum in applied and materials sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. McNeil will also discuss physics of modern optical materials and a career as a woman in physics with upper-level physics students. McNeil received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1982 and has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1984. McNeil is a condensed matter/materials physicist, specializing in optical spectroscopy of semiconductors and insulators. This free event is sponsored by the Department of Physics, Dean of the Faculty, and Gustavus Lecture Series.

New York Workers to Lecture April 10... Three people working at "Ground Zero" in New York City since Sept. 11 will be on campus to speak April 10 in Alumni Hall. "The Hope of 9-11: The People Who Helped and Continue to Do So" will include a 6 p.m. showing of the CBS documentary "9/11" followed by an 8 p.m. lecture by NYC Firefighter John Picaralo, NYPD Chaplain Rick Del Rio, and Ground Zero Relief Organization helper and attorney Jeremy Del Rio. The event, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, is free and open to all. Tickets are not required, but come early as seats are expected to fill quickly.

Alum to Speak on Law as a Vocation April 10... Minnesota attorney and 1969 Gustavus graduate Steven Eckman will present a lecture about the legal profession as a "vocation" at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Board Room in the Campus Center. The talk is part of the "Calling of the Professions" program, an opportunity to link students with alumni and other professionals who can speak about their professions and their roles in society to mentor internship opportunities and employment with the larger vision of vocation. Eckman will present his insights regarding the legal profession, ethical practice, and the choices that are made to make the practice of law a "vocation." His talk will focus on the book Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life. Written by Steven Keeva, an editor for the American Bar Association Journal, the book has been described as "required reading for lawyers and law students" and will be a starting point for the lecture. The book is available for purchase from Terry Morrow (communication studies). E-mail Morrow at The cost is $8.50. This event is sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection and the Gustavus Pre-Law Society. It is free and open to the public.

Scrapbooking Workshop April 11... The public is invited to a free, hands-on scrapbooking workshop designed to help preserve photos and memories in an easy-to-do format. Led by 2 Gustavus students who are experienced in this art form, the workshop will take place at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Book Mark. Reservations are encouraged; call x6161.

GLA Author Day April 12. Minnesota author Bill Holm, a celebrated poet and essayist, as well as a 1965 Gustavus graduate, will speak at Gustavus Library Associates' Author Day at 9:30 a.m. April 12 at the Edina Country Club (5100 Wooddale Ave., Edina). Holm has won many awards for his writing, including the 2000 Prairie Star Award, a Fulbright Scholarship, a Bush Foundation Arts Fellowship, and a National Foundation for the Arts grant. Among Holm's publications are 8 books that have received high praise: Boxelder Bug Variations (1985), The Music of Faith (1985), The Dead Get By With Everything (1991), Coming Home Crazy (1992), The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth (1996), Faces of Christmas Past (1997), Playing Haydn for the Angel of Death (1998), and Eccentric Islands: Travels Real and Imaginary (2000). Holm is also described as a captivating speaker and he will be this year's Commencement speaker. Holm teaches at Southwest State University during the academic year but returns to Iceland in the summer to write. The cost for this event is $17 per person, which includes a reception, brunch, and book signing. Reservations can be made by calling the special events staff in the Office of Public Relations (x7520). The reservation deadline is April 8.

Five for Fighting to Perform April 14. The national music act Five for Fighting will perform live at 8 p.m. April 14 in Lund Arena. The alternative, pop, and light rock band, led by singer/songwriter John Ondrasik, will include music from its latest album, America Town, which features the hit single "Superman." A well-accomplished pianist and vocalist, as well as a self-taught guitarist, Ondrasik writes all of the songs and lyrics, which have been likened to the piano-driven folk-pop of contemporaries Dave Matthews and Ben Folds Five as well as classic artists like The Beatles and Elton John. Lund Arena will open at 7:30 p.m. the night of the concert. This event is sponsored by the Campus Activity Board and is open to the public. Tickets are $8 each for members of the Gustavus community and are available at the Information Center in the Campus Center. For more information, contact student organizers Stephanie Winter ( or 931-5372) or Maria VonArx (

Out of Scandinavia Features Ylva Eggehorn April 20-27... Hear the poetry and spiritual messages of 2002 Out of Scandinavia writer-in-residence Ylva Eggehorn at 2 events. She will speak at 10 a.m. April 24 in Christ Chapel and lead a lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Banquet Room A in the Campus Center. Both events are free and open to the public. During the week-long residency, Eggehorn will also visit various classes. Born in Sweden in 1950, Eggehorn learned to read at the age of 4 and published her first book of poetry, Child of the Sea, at age 12. Two of Eggehorn's early collections of poetry, Let us Share (1970) and Jesus Loves You (1972), exemplify the difference between her vision, which is characterized by praise and jubilation, and that of her contemporaries. During the past decade, Eggehorn has also written several novels, numerous hymns, and collaborated with other writers, theologians, and historians on a new translation of the Bible. Her hymn "Before Dawn," with music by former ABBA member Benny Andersson, represented Sweden during the Sweden millennium celebrations. In December 2001, Eggehorn was recognized with an award from the Swedish Academy for the "humanitarian qualities" of her writing. In March 2001, Eggehorn received the prestigious Evert Taube Award for her work with poetry and music.

Tour de Cure April 27... The 3rd annual Tour de Cure bike ride from St. Olaf to Gustavus, a 52-mile ride, will take place April 27. Registration will take place April 7-10 outside the Evelyn Young Dining Room. A $10 registration fee is required along with raising $25 in donations. The proceeds go to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Tour de Cure is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.


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).


President Steuer Named a National Leader... The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention recently announced that President Axel Steuer was selected to serve on the Presidents Leadership Group (PLG), a body of higher education presidents and chancellors who have declared a commitment to student substance abuse prevention. Steuer was the only Minnesota president selected to the list of 31 from 22 states. PLG members are chosen based on previous leadership and plans for future leadership in alcohol and other drug prevention. The rigorous selection process required applicants to submit personal statements, letters of support from people within their institution and surrounding community, and biennial review reports - a federal reporting requirement under the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations. The center serves as the national resource center for institutions of higher education concerned with reducing alcohol and other drug use.

Alum Nominated for Acting Award... Michael Glenn (Waldhauser), a 1997 Gustavus graduate and the son of Steve and Judy Waldhauser (publications in public relations and admission, respectively) has been nominated for a 2002 Helen Hayes Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Resident Play. The actor, who toured with the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express for 2 years before settling in the Washington, D.C., area in 1999, was nominated for his role in the Washington Stage Guild's production of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. The annual Helen Hayes Awards are named for Washington, D.C., native Helen Hayes, who has been acclaimed "First Lady of the American Stage." They honor achievement in the professional theater in 23 categories encompassing productions performed during the past year in Washington, D.C., which is the second-largest theater town in the U.S. Some 60 theaters and more than 200 productions staged in 2001 were eligible for consideration. Major Barbara also earned nominations for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Director of a Resident Play. Awards will be announced May 11.

Two Receive NSF Honorable Mention. Two Gustavus graduates have recently been recognized with honorable mention status as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship program for 2002. They are:

  • Jason Haaheim, a 2001 Gustavus graduate, a physics and music double major, studying electrical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara (Haaheim received honorable mention last year as well); and
  • David Savage, a 2001 Gustavus graduate, a chemistry major, studying chemistry and biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco.
The program, one of NSF's oldest with roots in its original charter in 1950, provides 3 years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in all scientific disciplines. Those applicants who merit receiving Graduate Research Fellowships, but to whom awards cannot be made because funds are not available, will be accorded honorable mention. Honorable mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is considered a significant academic achievement nationwide.

Mark Bjelland, geography, read his paper, "A Place for Geography at the Private, Liberal Arts College?," March 22 at the Los Angeles meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Nancy Butler, biology, assisted by Andy Hamp ('03), conducted demonstrations and activities on aquatic biology March 11 at the 2002 Brown-Nicollet-Cottonwood Children's Water Festival. The event was attended by over 1,100 tri-county area 4th graders and their teachers.

Michael Longan, geography, presented a paper, titled "Perspective, power, and labor in the production of virtual landscapes," at the Los Angeles meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Rebecca Taylor, English, delivered a paper, titled "The Pedagogy Person Takes a Turn: Steering a Composition Career at a Liberal Arts College," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication March 20-24 in Chicago. Taylor also served as a member of the national nominating committee for that organization this year.


  • Harry Cline, father of Carol Karl (Book Mark), died Feb. 26 in Chicago. Services were held March 2 in Chicago.
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).


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • WCCO-TV (Ch. 4, Twin Cities) and KSTC-TV (Ch. 45, Twin Cities) aired stories on the March 23 Epsilon Pi Alpha "Eppies" fraternity run from campus to Sojourner House, a shelter in Hopkins for battered women, to deliver teddy bears and about $6,000 raised during domestic violence awareness week. The more than 60-mile trek ended a week of domestic violence awareness activities on campus coordinated by the Eppies with co-sponsorship from various Gustavus organizations.
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 Hours are as follows:
  • Campus Center -- 6 a.m.-8 p.m. March 28; closed March 29-31; 6 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-5; closed April 6; resume normal hours April 7 (6 a.m.-11:30 p.m.).
  • Information Center --closed March 29-31; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. April 1-5; closed April 6-7; resume normal hours April 8 (8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday).
  • Market Place -- 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 28; closed March 29-31; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1-5; closed April 6; and 4-11 p.m. April 7. Regular hours resume April 8.
  • Library -- 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.
  • Writing Center -- closed until 2 p.m. April 8. Students are reminded to make an appointment by calling x6027.


A Nikon 35 mm camera was found last weekend on the Gus Bus by the St. Peter Police Department. It may be claimed by calling Jerry Yushta (931-1550).


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


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Festival of St. Lucia luncheon tickets on sale
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
Volunteers needed to work shifts at Holiday Party
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
12:301:30 p.m. DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)'s Dining Room (PDR)
2:303:30 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
57 p.m. Destress Fest with the PAs Room
67:15 p.m. INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3 Dining Room (PDR), Jackson Campus Center
68 p.m. DIY Hot Chocolate Making Event Cafe
7 p.m. Men's Basketball hosts St. Olaf Peter, Minn.
7 p.m. Women's Basketball at St. Olaf, Minn.

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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