The Yellow Sheet 2002
Volume 34, Number 26Thursday, April 11,
Volume 34, Number 26
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News & AnnouncementsService Awards Dinner Set... The College and the Alumni Association will recognize the commitment of faculty and administrators who have served 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years and those who are retiring. The annual Faculty and Administrator Service Awards Dinner will be held May 22 in Alumni Hall, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person. An invitation will be sent to faculty and administrators, although all are welcome to attend. Contact the alumni office with the name of any person that should be included in the list of honorees or with any questions.
Nancy Baker, professor of health and exercise science
Keith (Joe) Carlson, professor of geology
Howard Cohrt, librarian, associate professor
Patricia Freiert, professor of classics
John Rezmerski, associate professor of English
admission (x7680) or Susan Andrews in public relations (x6395).
Assistant Dean of Students Named... Patti Kelly (student activities) has accepted the position of assistant dean of students effective upon JoNes VanHecke's departure for graduate school. According to Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs Hank Toutain, "Patti's professional background, demonstrated accomplishments in several areas of Student Affairs, and personal attributes made her an outstanding candidate for this position."
Money Raised for Battered Women... A 60-mile run on March 23 by members of the Gustavus Epsilon Pi Alpha fraternity raised about $6,000 for the Sojourner House in the Twin Cities. The Eppies ran from campus to the Sojourner House, a shelter for battered women and their children, in Hopkins. Along with the money that was raised, the runners also delivered a collection of teddy bears to the shelter, one of which was relayed the entire distance. The run ended a week of domestic violence awareness activities that were part of the 2002 Clothesline Project at Gustavus. The entire week was coordinated by the Eppies with co-sponsorship from various Gustavus organizations and included a hateful language workshop, a survivor's panel, a candlelight service, a bonfire, and a clothesline display in Christ Chapel.
Another Wins Fulbright... Steve Mellema, physics, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award to take place in Malaysia for the 2002-03 academic year. This award includes lecturing and research collaboration at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.
3 Goldwater Winners...
Gustavus students have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence
in Education Foundation Scholars for 2002. They are junior physics major
Anderson, junior biology and history major Nadine Lysiak, and
junior biochemistry and chemistry major Jared Mays. They were among
the 309 undergraduate students named Goldwater Scholars, 13 of whom are
from Minnesota and 11 of whom are at Minnesota institutions. In Minnesota,
only Gustavus and the University of Minnesota had 3 recipients. In the
nation, Gustavus and Kenyon were the only colleges with 3 winners. Gustavus
has a strong tradition in the program: This is the second year Gustavus
has achieved the distinction of having 3 winners; the first was in 1993.
Since 1992, Gustavus has had 15 scholarship recipients; the program itself
began in 1990. More than 1,150 students were nominated by professors from
throughout the nation for the 14th annual competition that encourages outstanding
students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
Goldwater Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit. The 1-
and 2-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room
and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Goldwater scholarship
program honors Sen. Barry Goldwater and is the premier undergraduate award
of its type in these fields. The foundation has, to date, awarded 3,632
scholarships worth approximately $36 million. It is a U.S. government program,
funded by the U.S. Senate.
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Juggling Bonanza Friday. The third annual Great Juggling Bonanza will be held from 4-9 p.m. April 12 in Lund Center. The event will include juggling demonstrations, free juggling lessons, live entertainment by Tuey and In Capable Hands, the sale of juggling equipment, a raffle, and refreshments. Tuey, a comic stunt juggler who holds a Guinness world record and has won 5 medals at the International Juggling Championships, will perform at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., In Capable Hands, a duo made up of Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw, who were trained by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, will perform. This event, sponsored by the Juggling Assembly, is open to the public. Admission is $1 per person.
Documentary Film to be Shown Friday. 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 by calling Gustavus Youth Outreach (x7585 ext. 2).
Famed Aspen Ensemble to Perform Friday... The Gustavus Artist Series will present the Aspen Ensemble in concert at 8 p.m. April 12 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The ensemble brings to its performance the history of the Aspen Music Festival, an extensive performance resume, the members' love of chamber music, and a desire to bring unique programs to audiences around the world. The ensemble will open with Mozart's Flute Quartet in A Major, followed by Bela Bartok's piano solo Suite Paysanne Hongroise. The first section of the program ends with a string trio, The Serenade in C Major by Erno Dohnanyi. Following intermission, the ensemble will present Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet in G Minor. Tickets are available at the Information Center (x7590) or the evening of the performance at the door of Bjorling. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.
Youth to Discuss Tough Questions Saturday. High school students will come together to discuss tough questions related to faith during Youth Day 2002. The April 13 event is titled "Questioning Faith: God and the Tough Stuff." Youth Day will feature a viewing of "Questioning Faith" and discussion with the film's creator Macky Alston, making this the first event in the Midwest to utilize the film as a youth discussion tool before its national premiere. The day will include small group discussions, workshops, and worship, and the Burlap to Cashmere concert. The cost for Youth Day is $20 per person, which includes 2 meals and a concert ticket. For more information, call church relations (x7001) or visit the Web site. Youth Day 2002 is sponsored by Gustavus Youth Outreach and the Office of Church Relations, in collaboration with the Center for Vocational Reflection, the Office of the Chaplains, and the Office of Admission, as well as AAL/Lutheran Brotherhood.
Students Recitals This Weekend... A weekend of recitals and concerts is set for April 13-14 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Ben LeRoy opens the weekend with his senior horn recital at 1:30 p.m. April 13. LeRoy will be accompanied by pianist Coni Liljengren and joined by the Gustavus Horn Octet and Brass Quintet. Junior Sara Kilby will present a flute and piano recital at 3:30 p.m. April 13. She will be accompanied by pianist Jennifer Kilby, who will join her sister for the Suite of Piano Duets by Robert Starer. At 7:30 p.m. April 13, the Veritas Brass Quintet will present a concert of works for brass quintet. The members of the Quintet are as follows: Neal Batchelor and Adam Rupp, trumpet; Elisabeth Axtell, horn; Matthew Wallace, euphonium; and David McRoberts, tuba. At 3:30 p.m. April 14, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert. These recitals and concerts are free and open to the public. A reception will follow the recitals in the lobby of Bjorling.
Burlap to Cashmere Concert Saturday... 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. 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, 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 www.itickets.com, or www.christianhappenings.com. For more information, call x7585.
Five for Fighting to Perform Sunday... 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." "I think there's something here for everybody," Ondrasik explains. "My goal was to have songs that an 8-year-old kid would love to sing along to, and songs that the college graduate, the Dylan-lover, would love to get into." Lund Arena will open at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the concert. This event is sponsored by the Campus Activity Board and is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased for $8 with a Gustavus ID and $12 for the general public and are available at the Information Center. For more information, contact student organizers Stephanie Winter (email@example.com) or x5372 or Maria VonArx (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Church-Relatedness Presentation Monday... How is Gustavus' church-relatedness manifest in the life of the College? What would we like to see? Jack Niemi (church relations) will make a short presentation on his vision for his position from 7:30-9 p.m. April 15 in the Board Room in the Campus Center. Niemi is interested in hearing the campus community's ideas about Gustavus' church relatedness, what one sees now and would like to see in the future. Niemi will give a presentation to the Board of Trustees on Gustavus' church-relatedness next week. If any questions, contact Florence Amamoto (x7399 or email@example.com). Sponsored by the Center for Vocational Reflection.
Berkeley Professor to Lecture Tuesday... Rosemary Joyce, Director of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Joyce's lecture is titled "Making Something of Herself: Embodiment of Life and Death as Playa De Los Muertos, Honduras." Joyce is a distinguished scholar of pre-Columbian archaeology and of gender studies which includes work as an archaeologist, museum curator, museum director, and university professor. Joyce has been engaged in archaeological field work in Honduras since 1979 and is currently co-director of an on-going project in Rio Ulua, Honduras. Joyce will speak on a topic that combines the study of archaeological artifacts with topics of beauty, sexuality, and the viewer's gaze. The lecture is sponsored by the Hillstrom Museum of Art and the Dorothy Peterson, Mildred Peterson Hanson and Arthur Jennings Hanson Endowment in Liberal Studies, and the Women's Studies Program.
Divisional Meeting Wednesday... A meeting of the Book Mark, clerical, and library staff will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 17 in the Presidents Dining Room. President Axel Steuer,Ken Westphal (finance Office), and Kirk Beyer (human resources) will be in attendance. Bring any questions, suggestions, or concerns to the meeting or send them to the respective Staff Personnel Committee representative.
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.
Upcoming "Life in the Arb" Events. All are invited to the following "Life in the Arb" events:
Take Back the Night April 21. Take Back the Night, an evening event dedicated to community-wide awareness, prevention, and healing for sexual assault and violence, will take place at 7 p.m. April 21. Starting in the Campus Center banquet rooms, information will be presented about various sexual assault services available on the campus and in the community. A march will start at the Campus Center and continue through various residence halls, as well as Christ Chapel, Eckman Mall, Linnaeus Arboretum, and other on- and off- campus sites. The purpose of the march is to raise awareness regarding sexual assault and violence, to give people a means to share stories, and to take back the fear of being alone at night. Take Back the Night is sponsored by the Gustavus Womyn's Awareness Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Employee Budget Meeting April 22... A meeting for all employees regarding the 2002-03 budget is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 22 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center.
Moe Lecture in Women's Studies April 23... This year's annual Moe Lecture in Women's Studies will be given at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in Alumni Hall. This year's speaker is Professor Jacqueline Royster of Ohio State University. The lecture, titled "Memory, Critical Imagination, and the Rendering of Historical Knowledge," highlights the notion that knowledge-making is a process of persuasion that involves several rhetorical processes; among them are story-telling, history-telling, and theory-making. Royster will use a critical moment in the history of African-American women to demonstrate the ways in which she has constructed a new framework for theorizing about African-American women's rhetorical performances. This event is free and open to the public.
Arbor Day Celebration April 26... Friends of the Linnaeus Arboretum invites everyone to its annual Arbor Day Celebration April 26. "The Wonders of the Minnesota Wetland" will include a 10 a.m. service in Christ Chapel, a reception on Eckman Mall, an 11 a.m. Arbor Day luncheon in Alumni Hall, and a dedication ceremony of the arboretum's wetlands preserve. The chapel service will include a homily by Mary Solberg (religion and arboretum board member). Luncheon speakers include Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and arboretum director), who will give a spring update on the arboretum, and Peter Olin, director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, who will speak on the growth and vitality of the wetlands project. The dedication ceremony will include the release of a dozen baby ducks given by friends of the arboretum and a groundbreaking ceremony at the arboretum's teaching pond near the Borgeson Cabin. The Arbor Day celebration is open to the public. The cost for the luncheon is $16 per person; there is no cost for the other events. For luncheon reservations, send name, address, and a check made payable to Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum, c/o the Office of Public Relations. The luncheon reservation deadline is April 22. For more information, call x7520.
TIAA-CREF Meetings April 29-30... Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus April 29-30 for meetings as follows:
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