The Yellow Sheet 2002

April 18, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 27

Thursday, April 18,

Volume 34, Number 27

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News & Announcements

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).


Student Awarded Fellowship... Junior physics major Chad Custer was awarded a $5,640 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. During the 9-week program in Gaithersburg, MD, Custer will conduct research in the Building and Fire Research laboratory.


Lecture on Scholar and Poet Tonight... All are invited to a lecture, titled "A.E. Housman, Scholar and Poet," by Kenneth Reckford at 8 p.m. April 18 in Alumni Hall. Reckford is Kenan Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina and just finished a term as president of the American Philological Association. Housman, a notorious Oxford don, was the subject of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love." The lecture is sponsored by the College Lecture Series, the departments of classics and English, and Curriculum II. A reception follows in Linner Lounge.

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • April 19 -- Service for Tenured Faculty, Bishop Stan Olson;
  • April 21 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, 4th Sunday in Easter;
  • April 22 -- Karen Warkentien, Ezekiel 34: 1-16;
  • April 23 -- Kevin Bergeson, Ezekiel 34: 17-31;
  • April 24 -- Ylva Eggehorn, Morning Praise, Matthew 20: 17-28;
  • April 25 -- Paul Miller, Jeremiah 23: 1-16;
  • April 26 -- Arbor Day, Mary Solberg, Hebrews 8: 1-13; and
  • April 28 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, 5th Sunday in Easter.
Spring Dance Performance This Weekend... The Department of Theatre and Dance announces the annual spring performance by the Matching Tights Dance Company at 8 p.m. April 19-20 and 2 p.m. April 21 in Anderson Theatre. The concert includes works choreographed by guest artists, members of the dance faculty, and students. The concert opens with the premiere of Some Days are Diamonds by Michele Rusinko, followed by Betsy Maloney, who will present I Once Knew, and Maria Tierney with Over Their Heads (2000). The second half of the performance will open with Recommended Daily Allowance, a new work choreographed by guest artist Liza Decoteau (institutional advancement). Senior Katy Becker will perform a solo choreographed by Rusinko, followed by Seed for Planting: Homage to Kathe Kollwitz, and close with Crowd, choreographed by returning guest artists Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer. Both choreographers live and perform in New York City and joined the dance department for a 2-week residency in March. Tickets may be purchased at the Information Center (x7590) or at the Anderson Theatre box office 1 hour prior to concert time. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Christ Chapel Choir Concert Saturday... The Christ Chapel Choir will perform its home concert at 3 p.m. April 20 in Christ Chapel. Joining the Christ Chapel Choir in concert are the Christ Singers, a smaller mixed ensemble from the membership of the larger choir. The choir will perform "Music from Christ Chapel: Missa Peregrinatio." Chaplain Rachel Larson will serve as program narrator. This event is free and open to the public. The choir was recently hosted by 3 Lutheran congregations and the campus ministry at Texas Lutheran University while on a short concert tour of central Texas. Saturday's concert was designed for that tour.

Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert Saturday... The combined jazz ensembles will present their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The concert opens with the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, which will present works by Neal Hefti, Sammy Nestico, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and others. The second half of the concert features the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, second place finishers at the recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival and featured jazz ensemble at the Lamberton Jazz Festival. The jazz lab band will perform works by Bernie Miller, Henry Mancini's Days of Wine and Roses, Frank Mantooth, Rodgers and Hart's I Could Write a Book, Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, and Lazy River by Hoagy Carmichael. This event is free and open to the public.

Take Back the Night Sunday. 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 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 Monday... 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.

Out of Scandinavia Next Week... Ylva Eggehorn, Swedish poet, lyricist, hymn writer, and novelist will be on campus April 22-26. Eggehorn is the 10th Out of Scandinavia writer-in-residence since the program began in 1989. The week's events include:

  • From 2:30-4 p.m. April 23, Eggehorn will lead a writers' workshop in the Phi Beta Kappa Room in Vickner Hall;
  • At 10 a.m. April 24, Eggehorn will speak in Christ Chapel;
  • At 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center, Eggehorn will give a keynote lecture, titled "Listen to the un-baptized blackbird! A language of hope in a time of despair;" and
  • Eggehorn will also visit various classes and talk about her craft and what inspires her writing.
All events, except the class visits, are free and open to the public. The week's events are sponsored by Scandinavian studies.

Philosophy Lecture Tuesday... Geoffrey Gorham (philosophy) will present "Descartes on Continuous Creation and Human Freedom" at 8 p.m. April 22 in Confer Hall 128. Gorham's presentation will criticize recent commentators of Descartes' version of the universe being continually created and his view that God is the direct and "total" cause of everything that happens and the apparent paradox of thoughts that it was self-evident that finite minds have the power to move bodies. Gorham will offer his own interpretation in its place.

Moe Lecture in Women's Studies Tuesday... This year's annual Moe Lecture in Women's Studies will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in Alumni Hall. This year's speaker is 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:

  • 10 a.m. service in Christ Chapel with a homily by Mary Solberg (religion and arboretum board member);
  • 10:30 a.m. reception on Eckman Mall;
  • 11 a.m. Arbor Day luncheon in Alumni Hall with speakers Jim Gilbert and Peter Olin; and
  • 1:30 p.m. dedication ceremony of the arboretum's wetlands preserve, including 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.

Talk Shop April 26... Dean John Mosbo will present the final Faculty Shop Talk of the 2001-02 academic year at 4:30 p.m. April 26 in the Interpretive Center. His talk is titled "Undergraduate Research -- The Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes with Pendant Crown Ether Ligands." Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under the On-Campus Community/Faculty/Shop Talks link.

Benefit Brunch April 28. Delta Phi Omega sorority will hold a benefit brunch for Nicollet County Sexual Assault Services from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Nicollet County Sexual Assault Services is a non-profit organization that assists victims of sexual assault in Nicollet County. The brunch, including pancakes, hash browns, sausage, muffins, juice, and coffee, is $5 per person and reservations may be made with student Leah Knutson ( or 934-8944). Tickets will also be available at the door. Donations may be mailed to Leah Knutson, P.O. Box 7194, Campus Mail. Make checks payable to Delta Phi Omega, attention: fundraiser.

Silent Auction Fundraiser April 29... The Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority is having a dinner and silent auction fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. April 29 in the Campus Center. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend. Tickets are on sale this week in front of the Evelyn Young Dining Room. The cost is $8.50 per person, which includes dinner and entrance to the auction. Auction items include a DVD player, a CD player, a weekend stay at a Twin Cities hotel, hair products, and gift certificates to Helzberg Diamonds, Herbergers, and B. Dalton Books. A live auction for a laptop computer will also be held. All auction proceeds will go toward the sorority's national philanthropic effort for the Robbie Page Memorial, which has supported polio research and supports play therapy for hospitalized children. The memorial was established in 1951 following the death of the son of the organization's national president. For more information, contact student organizer Beth Jorgenson ( or x6626).

Earth Day Lecture April 29... Karen Warren, professor of philosophy at Macalester College, will give the annual Earth Day lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Interpretive Center. Warren's talk is titled "Earth Day 2002: An Ecofeminist Philosophical Perspective." Warren is the author of numerous books related to ecofeminism, her most recent book being "Ecofeminist Philosophy: A Western Perspective on What it is and Why it Matters." This event is open to all and is sponsored by the Environmental Studies program.

Film Director to Visit... Writer, storyteller, and film director Nicolas Buenaventura from Colombia will visit campus for the Latino/Chicano celebration of the 5 de Mayo (May 5, 2002). Events he will participate in include:

  • At 7 p.m. April 30 in the Carlson International Center, Buenaventura will show one of his films, "The Debt" (English subtitles), followed by discussion;
  • At 7 p.m. May 2 in Christ Chapel, Buenaventura will lecture on his experience in Africa (Costa de Marfil, Burkina Fasso y Mali) and Amazonian communities where he has worked for the past 10 years; and
  • At 10 a.m. May 3, Buenaventura will speak at Daily Chapel.
These events are sponsored by the Gustavus Lecture Series, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Crossroads, Office of Diversity, Communication Studies, Chaplains Office, and Student Senate.


Annual Relay for Life Set... The Nicollet County Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold its annual Relay for Life to fight cancer on June 21 at Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter. There will be a 6 p.m. survivor's ceremony and first lap and a 9 p.m. luminary service, plus food, games, and entertainment for the public from 5-10 p.m. Volunteers are needed for setup beginning at noon that day. To join a team, register as a survivor, or to volunteer, contact Ann Volk (x7577).


Guild of St. Ansgar... The following seniors have been selected for membership in the Guild of St. Ansgar for 2002: Dana Anderson, Nicole Barondeau, Kevin Bergeson, Brian Bergstrom, Margaret Berndt, Jennifer Boorman, Cynthia Brincks, Margaret Broz, Jamison Conley, Jonathan Dale, Marie Desaulniers, Kara Fox, Anne Freier, Sharene Gossen, Amelia Greiner, Marne Gulley, Shelly Hochhalter, Erin Holloway, Misti Koop, Elizabeth Kumagai, Melanie Lind-Ayres, Megan McCready, Katherine Medbery, Katie Merrild, Paul Miller, Travis Nygard, Elizabeth Peters, Rebecca Potter, BreAnn Radloff, Carrie Reiling, Madeline Rislow, Marie Rivers, Ellen Roscher, Benjamin Rudolf, Vidya Sivan, Amy Sommer, Jayne Sommers, Tobias Stalter, Emanda Thomas, Thomas Valentini, TracyVicory, Christine Weber, Andrea Wentzel, Sarah Wolter, and Angela Ziebarth. The Guild of St. Ansgar is named for the first Christian missionary to the Scandinavians. It is an honorary society for seniors and was established in the spring of 1952. It recognizes overall achievements -- scholarship, leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities -- of graduating seniors.

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team recently received the Regional Rookie of the Year Award. The SIFE Team consisted of Isaac Anderson, Brooks Anderson, Ryan Wickum, Ryan O'Donnell, Jennifer Moses, Beth Eisenmenger, and Peter Diessner. Faculty advisers for the SIFE club are Elizabeth Abraham and Jim Rauch. SIFE is a nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to learn the free enterprise system and challenges them to use that knowledge to better their communities.

Jane Confer, ombudsperson, was appointed representative of business for the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (MAEF) by Gov. Jesse Ventura. MAEF is a non-profit, public-private partnership that consists of 21 members representing business and education and is the primary advocate for the promotion and recognition of academic excellence in all of Minnesota's elementary and secondary schools.

Michael Jorgensen, music, conducted master classes with Bemidji State University students April 5-6. Jorgensen will participate in 2 more interactive classes via teleconferencing on April 26 and May 3 from the Twin Cities.

Horst Ludwig, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, had his article, "Haiku Winds," an analysis of haiku by 3 authors of different nationalities, published in ko: [a Japanese] Haiku Magazine in English, Spring/Summer issue 2001.

Linnea Wren, art, collaborated with senior art history majors Travis Nygard and Madeline Rislow to create poster presentations at the 2002 Chicano, Mexicano, and Latino Conference, held March 28-29 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The poster presentations were titled "Maya Cross Imagery." The subject of the research was the symbol of the cross in both pre-Columbian and post-conquest Mayan culture, showing continuity and change and the resilience of the Mayan people. Wren also worked with Nygard to present research at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology held March 20-24 in Denver. The research presentation, titled "Carved Monuments at Yo'okop: Fragmentary Images in a Frontier Zone," focused on pre-Columbian sculpture at the Mayan site of Yo'okop in Quintana Roo, Mexico, and indicates connections to both the ecology and cosmology of the Mayan people.


  • Artur Renk, father-in-law of Steve Wilkinson (tennis), died April 6 in Humburg, Germany. His funeral will be held April 19 in Germany.
  • Nestor Von Bank, father of Janet Huikko (physical plant), died April 14. Funeral services were today, April 18 in St. Michael, MN.
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).


  • Dining Service Accounts Clerk
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Research Experience for Teacher Supplement to Current NSF Awards... This new program enables K-12 teachers to participate in current faculty research and education projects funded by the Directorates of Biological (BIO) or Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE). The intent of this initiative is to facilitate professional development of K-12 science teachers through strengthened partnerships between institutions of higher education and local school districts. For more information, see (BIO) or (CISE).
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


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • St. Peter's KRBI Radio (1310 AM) will rebroadcast the speeches that 3 "Ground Zero" workers made April 10 at Gustavus during the lecture "The Hope of 9-11: The People Who Helped and Continue to Do So." KRBI's Cafe 1310 program schedule is as follows:
    • April 22 (10:05-10:30 a.m.) -- New York City Firefighter John Picaralo
    • April 29 (10:05-10:30 a.m.) -- New York Police Department Chaplain Rick Del Rio
    • May 6 (10:05-10:30 a.m.) -- Ground Zero Relief Organization Attorney Jeremy Del Rio
  • On April 12, The Free Press of Mankato published a preview of Five for Fighting, a band that performed April 14 on campus. The page 1C article was titled "Fighting for quality."
  • On April 11, The Free Press of Mankato published a story featuring the New York City firefighter, police chaplain, and Ground Zero Organization attorney who spoke April 10. The page 1B article was titled "Speakers tell of New York woes."
  • The April 2002 Metro Lutheran featured Doug Nimmo (music) and Al Behrends (public relations/fine arts) in the "Caught Reading Metro Lutheran" section. The page 26 black and white photograph showed Nimmo and Behrends reading the paper in Norway during the Gustavus Band's winter concert tour.
  • The April 2002 Metro Lutheran included an article on the terrorism seminar created and taught by Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies). The page 10 news brief was in the "Lutheran College News Notes" section.
  • On March 10, the San Antonio Express published an article that featured quotes from Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies). The page 14A story was titled "Attitude adjustments."
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


Free: An antique upright piano. Must be moved before April 25. Call Tammy at x6034.


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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