The Yellow Sheet 2002
April 25, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 28Thursday, April 25,
Volume 34, Number 28
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News & AnnouncementsInterim 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
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).
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Student Recitals This Weekend... The following events will be held this weekend in Bjorling Recital Hall and are free and open to the public:
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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
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 (email@example.com)
by May 9.
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.
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.
http://www.burlaptocashmere.net/events/041302.asp. The Webcast was sponsored by LifeNet and Gustavus and produced by NetAccess Corporation.
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or answers) for consideration in this section, contact Stacia Senne (x7510
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.
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