The Yellow Sheet 2002
Volume 34, Number 27Thursday, April 18,
Volume 34, Number 27
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News & AnnouncementsPhoto 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 http://gustavus.edu/publicrelations/contest.cfm. 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:
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:
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com 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:
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.
art, collaborated with senior art history majors Travis Nygard and
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.
antique upright piano. Must be moved before April 25. Call Tammy at x6034.
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