The Yellow Sheet 2002

April 25, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 28

Thursday, April 25,

Volume 34, Number 28

News & Announcements
Upcoming Events
Position Openings
Gustavus Tidbits
Funding Opps
In the Media
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Interim President Named. The Board of Trustees announced that it has selected Dennis Johnson (retired vice president for college relations and '60 graduate) as the interim president of the College. Johnson will officially assume the position of interim president on June 11. With the work of the Interim President Search Committee concluded, the Board of Trustees is expected to appoint a Presidential Search Committee in June. The Presidential Search Committee will seek input from all the constituencies of the College and will develop a vision of the leadership skills desired of the next president of the College.

Preview Day Saturday... Help the Office of Admission welcome hundreds of high school students and parents to campus on Preview Day, April 27. This is the 20th annual Preview Day (formerly called Junior Day).

Vacation Donations Being Accepted... Employees who would like to donate vacation hours for a Gustavus employee who is on an approved FMLA leave and has run out of paid time benefits should complete and sign a request for transfer of vacation hours available at the Department of Human Resources (x7304).

Directory Assistance Changing to 411... As a cost-saving measure, Gustavus directory assistance users are asked to dial 9-1-411. Effective May 1, the rate for these calls will change from $1.95 per call to $0.75 per call, a savings of $1.20 per call. If questions, call telecommunications (x6261 or x7025).

Order Yearbooks Now... The Gustavian yearbook staff announces that orders for the 2002 yearbook may be placed until May 1 by calling Jostens at 800/953-5550. The cost per copy is $45. Call Randall Stuckey (x7514) with questions.

Photo and Story Contest Deadline... 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).


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

  • April 26 -- Arbor Day, Mary Solberg, Hebrews 8: 1-13;
  • April 28 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, 5th Sunday in Easter;
  • April 29 -- Rev. Peter Bartimawus, Exodus 13: 1-22;
  • April 30 -- Jon Cha, Proverbs 3: 1-18;
  • May 1 -- MAYDAY!, Isaiah 2: 2-5;
  • May 2 -- Taize Morning Prayer;
  • May 3 -- Crossroads Storyteller; and
  • May 5 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, 6th Sunday in Easter.
Talk Shop Friday... 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.

Student Recitals This Weekend... The following events will be held this weekend in Bjorling Recital Hall and are free and open to the public:

  • Junior Soprano vocalists Annie Johnson and Rebecca Anderson, accompanied by pianist Emily Lloyd, will present a recital at 1:30 p.m. April 27;
  • Todd Johnson will present his senior trombone recital at 3:30 p.m. April 27, accompanied by pianist Rebekah Richards and assisted by trombonists Dave Adolphson, Katherine Pavelek, and Kaela Poepping;
  • Percussionist John Juhl will present his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. April 27. Juhl will be assisted by his twin brother, Andy Juhl, trumpet, and other student percussionists in this recital of works for marimba, xylophone, and timpani;
  • The Gustavus Percussion Ensembles will perform at 1:30 p.m. April 28;
  • Senior Katie Bartz will play clarinet, bassoon, and flute at 3:30 p.m. April 28. Bartz will be accompanied by pianist Diane Moberg and assisted by Kristina Harter, Laura Hickson, and Marie Desaulniers; and
  • Senior pianist Jon Dale and senior double bassist Colin Mullen will present a concert of music for solo piano and solo double bass at 7:30 p.m. April 28.
Kiddie Carnival Sunday... The Tau Mu Tau Sorority and the Omega Kappa Fraternity invite everyone to bring their children to a kiddie carnival from 1-5 p.m. April 28 at Minnesota Square Park (Swede Park). The rain location is Lund Arena. There will be games, a bouncy tent, and snow cones. Children who wish to bounce in the tent must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian. Permission slips will be available at the carnival. If questions, call Katie (x8341).

Silent Auction Fundraiser Monday... The campus community is invited to a fundraiser sponsored by the Tri Sigmas. There will be a silent auction from 6-7 p.m. and a live auction from 7-7:30 p.m. April 29 in Banquet Room C in the Campus Center. (Note: Participants must be present from 7-7:30 p.m. in order to win the silent auction prizes.) There will be free childcare provided. (Children must be fed prior to coming to the event.) Some of the auction items include Trade Secret hair products, gift certificates to Helzberg Diamonds, Herbergers, B. Dalton Books, a CD player, and gift certificates from local businesses. There will also be a live auction for a spa package, a weekend stay at a hotel, and a portable DVD player. 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. If any questions, contact Beth Jorgenson ( or x6626).

Earth Day Lecture Monday... 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.

MAYDAY! Preview Monday... All are invited to view "Greetings from Missile Street," a video analyzing the sanctions against Iraq and the effects on the Iraqi public. The video will be shown at 8, 9, 10, and 11 p.m. April 29 in Confer Hall 128 by Kathy Kelly, founder and president of Voices in the Wilderness, producer of the video. Kelly is one of the featured speakers at the MAYDAY! Conference. The 40-minute video will be shown on the hour, followed by a 20-minute discussion and reflection. The event is sponsored by the MAYDAY! committee. If questions, contact Richard Leitch (x7028 or

MAYDAY! Peace Conference Wednesday. All are invited to attend the College's 22nd annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference, "Sanctions and Beyond: What is the Human Price," on May 1. Events are:

  • 9 a.m. registration begins in Linner Lounge;
  • 10 a.m. morning keynote address by David Cortright in Christ Chapel;
  • 11:30 a.m. lunch (on own);
  • 1 p.m. afternoon keynote address by Kathy Kelly in Alumni Hall;
  • 2:30 p.m. workshop, titled "Sanctions Against Iraq," by Kathy Kelly in the Campus Center;
  • 2:30 p.m. workshop, titled "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," by Charles Lutz in the Campus Center;
  • 2:30 p.m. workshop, titled "Foreign Policy Perspectives," by Gustavus international students in the Campus Center;
  • 2:30 p.m. workshop, titled "Sanctions Against Cuba," by Marie Braun in the Campus Center; and
  • 4 p.m. closing reception and book signing in Alumni Hall.
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).

Center Stage Wednesday... The Collegiate Chorus will perform Center Stage 2002, titled The Miracle Mirror (in sonata-allegro form), at 9 p.m. May 1 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Kids Fest May 11... Everyone is invited to bring their children (grades K-5) to Kids Fest from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 11 in Lund Arena. This free event will include face painting, games, crafts, lunch at noon, and more. This free event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega. RSVP to Sowmya Gandham ( by May 9.


Laura Behling, English, was selected to participate in the NEH Summer Institute on the Body, Medicine, and Culture. This 4-week program, to be held at the Penn State Medical School in Hershey PA, brings together faculty in the humanities to further develop teaching expertise in the area of the institute.

Mike Haeuser, library, recently had his book, With Grace, Elegance, and Flair: The First 25 Years of Gustavus Library Associates, published. The book is available in the Book Mark.

Michael Jorgensen, music, performed the baritone solo movement of the Charles Ives cantata The Celestial Country with the St. Olaf Choir and faculty/professional orchestra under the direction of Anton Armstrong. The performance took place at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield. Also, on April 18, Jorgensen recorded the movement for Linn Records of London, England, for a CD of this work and songs by Ives. The recording took place at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie.

Douglas Nimmo, music, served as conductor/clinician for the Northfield High School Band on April 8 and April 22 and the Eden Prairie High School Wind Ensemble on April 13. In addition, Nimmo served a 6-week conducting residency with the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, culminating in a concert on April 21 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie.

Joyce Sutphen, English, recently received a Loft-McKnight Award in Poetry and has had poems published in Poetry, Shenandoah, The Gettysburg Review, Passages North, and other journals, including the online journal Caffeine Destiny. One of her poems will be included in a collection called Good Poems. In March, 6 of Sutphen's poems, set to music by composer Lori Laitman, were performed by the Arden Duo in Statesboro, GA. The song cycle, Living in the Body, was performed at the North American Saxophone Conference in March in Texas.

Jenifer Ward, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, presented a paper on film adaptations of 2 post-war German novels at the recent annual meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Toronto, Ontario.


  • Admission Counselor
  • Banquet Host/Server
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


Hear Burlap to Cashmere Concert... The April 13 Youth Day 2002 performance by the Christian rock band Burlap to Cashmere was broadcast live on the Burlap to Cashmere Web site. To listen to this performance, go to The Webcast was sponsored by LifeNet and Gustavus and produced by NetAccess Corporation.

To submit items (questions or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510 or


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • The Macdowell Colony in New Hampshire was founded to provide a place where creative artists could find freedom to concentrate on their work. Artists come to the colony each year to take advantage of uninterrupted time and seclusion in which to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of artists. Disciplines include architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature and drama, musical composition, and visual arts. Residencies are limited to 8 weeks. For more information, see Deadlines are Sept. 15, Jan. 15, and April 15.
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:
  • News of the naming of Dennis Johnson as interim president was reported, to date, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (5B), The Free Press of Mankato (page 2A), The St. Peter Herald (front page), WCCO radio (830 AM, Twin Cities), MPR radio (91.1 FM, St. Paul), and KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato).
  • On April 20, The Free Press of Mankato published an interview with Owen Sammelson (administration). The page 1A article was titled "Gustavus tuition on the rise."
  • On April 19, KYSM radio (1230 AM, Mankato) played a portion of "The Hope of 9-11: The People Who Helped and Continue to Do So," the April 10 campus lecture given by the "Ground Zero" workers.
  • On April 17, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published an article, titled "Coleman's funds on par with Wellstone's," that featured a quote from Chris Gilbert (political science) on page B2.
  • On April 11, the St. Peter Herald included a brief story about Jennings Ellis (physical science) cutting off his beard as a result of the Alpha Phi Omega Afghanistan relief fund drive. The story appeared in Ed Lee's "So Be It" column.
  • In April, the National Association of College and University Business Officers Web site published an article, titled "Crisis Leadership," that featured a quote from Kirk Beyer (human resources). To view this article, go to
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


For Rent: A 2-bedroom home on Lake Washington is available for lease for the Gustavus 2002-03 academic year (end of August to June 1). The lease is for $800 per month and includes all utilities, i.e., gas, electricity, refuse, cable television. If the interested party is a Gustavus contracted staff member, the lease is for $650 with same conditions. Call 952/758-3430 and leave a message.

For Sale: Walk-out rambler with 2,800 square feet for sale in St. Peter overlooking the Minnesota River Valley. Has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a new roof, siding, windows, and furnace. Prime location. Asking $216,000. Hoping to close on the home in August or September. For more information, call 931-9131.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "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
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Bracelets & Breakfast with Delight Cafe

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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