The Yellow Sheet

May 2, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 29

Thursday, May 2, 2002

Volume 34, Number 29

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News & Announcements

Director of Student Activities Named... Megan Ruble (student activities) has accepted the position of Director of Student Activities effective this July. According to Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs Hank Toutain "Her work as Assistant Director of Student Activities as well as her demonstrated accomplishments in Student Affairs and personal attributes equip her very well to assume a new and broader set of professional responsibilities."

More Than $1,200 Raised for Hospitalized Children... The Eta Theta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma at Gustavus raised $1,269 at its first annual silent/live auction held April 29 in the Campus Center. The money raised will go toward Sigma's national philanthropy, the Robbie Page Memorial, which has supported polio research and now supports play therapy for hospitalized children. The memorial was established in 1951 after the loss of Robbie Page, son of Sigma's then national president, to polio.


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

  • May 3 -- Nicolas Buenaventura, Genesis 1: 1-30;
  • May 5 -- 6th Sunday of Easter, Kari Lipke;
  • May 6 -- Becky Potter, Deuteronomy 5: 22-33;
  • May 7 -- Tracy Vicory, Isaiah 54: 1-10;
  • May 8 -- Morning Praise, Acts 17: 32-18: 11;
  • May 9 -- Steve Hogberg, The Ascension of our Lord, Luke 24: 44-53;
  • May 10 -- Anne Freier, Matthew 28: 16-20; and
  • May 12 -- 7th Sunday of Easter, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
Fine Arts This Weekend... The following events will be held this weekend and are free and open to the public:
  • Violinist Arianne Waseen and tenor Daniel Roeder will present a combined junior recital at 7:30 p.m. May 3 in Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • The Honors Recital will be presented at 1:30 p.m. May 4 in Christ Chapel by 5 musicians who were selected by audition to participate. These musicians include Angela Ziebarth (violin), Marie Rivers (clarinet), Brian Hobson (tenor), Misti Koop (saxophone), and Diane Moberg (organ).
  • The opening reception for the Senior Studio Art Majors' Exhibition is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. May 4 in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. This exhibition includes works and installations by 20 graduating seniors in Hillstrom Museum and Schaefer Gallery. This exhibition, including a variety of media, will remain on display through June 2. Hillstrom Museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free.
  • The Gustavus Band will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • Brassworks will perform at 1:30 p.m. May 5 in Bjorling Recital Hall. The concert will include performances by 5 student brass ensembles.
  • The Gustavus Chamber Singers and the St. Ansgar's Chorus will perform at 3:30 p.m. May 5 in Christ Chapel.
  • Baritone Philip Sass and tenor Scott Doerrie will present a combined senior voice recital at 7:30 p.m. May 5 in Bjorling Recital Hall.
"Last Lecture Series" Wednesday... The Peer Assistants will sponsor the "Last Lecture Series" at 8 p.m. May 8 in Linner Lounge. Jerry Davila (history) will talk about what he has learned about work, friendship, love, and life. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Java Jam May 11... The Peer Assistants invite everyone to the final Java Jam of the academic year at 8 p.m. May 11 in the Johns Family Courtyard. (Rain location is the Dive). Come enjoy music and refreshments.

Lunch and Learn May 14... The campus community is invited to Lunch and Learn" from 12-1 p.m. May 14 in a Campus Center banquet room. Gustavus Health Promotion (GHP) intern Lea Howard will present "Top 10 Tips to Enjoying a Healthy Summer." The cost for lunch is $3.50 per person; GHP will pick up the remainder. RSVP to Kari Eckheart (x6416).


Manuscript Published... William Appiah ('99), Angela DeGreeff ('01), Gina (Kime) Razidlo ('00), and Sarah Spessard ('00) had their manuscript, titled "Linear Trimer Analogs of Calixarene as Chiral Coordinating Ligands...," accepted for publication as a full paper in Inorganic Chemistry, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

Student Receives Presidential Scholarship... Anna Garbisch, senior religion major, received a "Presidential Scholarship" to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. This is a merit-based scholarship that covers full tuition, full room and board, all fees and, in addition, a stipend to help with book costs. The scholarship is awarded for 3 years, the duration of a typical M.Div. program.

Elizabeth Baer, English, has been selected as 1 of 2 recipients of the Virginia Hamilton Award for the Best Essay on Multicultural Children's Literature Published in 2000. Baer's article, "A New Algorithm in Evil: Children's Literature in a Post-Holocaust World," was published in The Lion and the Unicorn, a well-regarded journal on children's literature.

Judy Gardner, nursing, was on the planning and hosting committee for the 9th International Conference of Maternity Researchers held April 22-25 in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Gardner presented research on bereavement issues for perinatal nurses. This research was also discussed in February at the southern regional meeting of the Transcultural Nursing Society in Savannah, GA., and during visits with midwives in March at the University of Salford in Manchester, Midland District Hospital in Dewsbury, and Florence Nightengale School of Nursing and Midwifery in London, England. Gardner has also been invited to present transcultural research regarding bereavement issues in May at hospital schools of nursing in Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo, Japan.

Patric Giesler, sociology and anthropology, had his review of Susan Greenwood's book, "Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld: An Anthropology," published in American Ethnologist. (February 2002)

Chris Gilbert, political science, served as moderator for a DFL gubernatorial debate held April 23 at the University of Minnesota. The debate was sponsored by the Minnesota League of Conservation Voters and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Gilbert also delivered an invited lecture, titled "The Ventura Legacy: Jesse Ventura and the Future of Minnesota Politics," at the first annual Minnesota Studies Symposium held April 19 at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Michele Gillman, music, received 2 Jeff Awards nominations for the 2001 Chicago production of "Night Battles." Gillman's nominations were for best original music and best sound design.

Cindy Johnson-Groh, biology, recently presented the keynote address, titled "The Epidemiology of Botrychiosis, or Moonwort Madness," at the Alaska Rare Plant meetings in Fairbanks. Johnson-Groh has also been invited to participate in a National Forest Service initiative to develop "Inventory and Monitoring Protocol for Botrychium (moonworts)." Along with moonworts, goshawks and cutthroat trout have been identified as pilot organisms for this new initiative that will eventually develop monitoring programs for many rare species in the National Forests.

David Koppenhaver, education, recently delivered the keynote address, titled "The Possibility of Universal Literacy in the 21st Century," at the statewide Charting the C's Assistive Technology Conference in Duluth.

Gregory Mason, English, has had 3 new pieces published, including "The Province of Literature and the Pursuit of Peace" and "Peace Studies in the Next Half-Century" in Peace Review (June 2001 and March 2002, respectively), and "In Praise of Kairos in the Arts: Critical Time East and West" in Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis (2002).


  • Assistant Director of Student Activities
  • Staff Psychologist
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' funding opportunity highlight:
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Offers Academic Research Enhancement Award Grants... These grants support individual research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and involving their undergraduate students at institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. A maximum of $100,000 in direct costs, plus facilities and administrative costs, may be awarded for a period of up to 3 years. For more information, see the November 2001 issue on the Web site listed below. Deadlines are Sept. 25, Jan. 25, and May 25.
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:
  • The May edition of The Lutheran published a news brief on the sneak preview of the film Questioning Faith: Confessions of a Seminarian during Gustavus' annual Youth Day, held April 12. The story appeared in the "Church Scan" section on page 30.
  • At 9 a.m. on April 30, KEEZ Radio (99.1 FM, Mankato) did a live 3-minute interview with Andrew Vaughn (religion) on the war in the Middle East.
  • On April 29, The Free Press of Mankato ran a story on a Chi Kappa Chi sorority community service project. The page 1B story, titled "Sorority gathers gowns for underprivileged teen girls," included a black and white photograph of sorority member Tammy Reed. A story teaser also appeared on the front page.
  • On April 29, the St. Paul Pioneer Press included quotes from Dana Wallace ('01), who is participating in a police cadet program. The front-page story was titled "A new kind of cop."
  • On April 27, the Star Tribune included the announcement of the MAYDAY! Peace Conference in its Faith and Values calendar under Conferences and Speakers.
  • On April 26, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and other Minnesota newspapers quoted Don Ostrom (political science) on the 2002 governor's race.
  • On April 25, the St. Peter Herald featured a story on Dennis Johnson's selection as interim president at Gustavus. The front-page article was titled "College interim leader excited."
  • On April 25, the St. Peter Herald ran a story with 4 color photographs of A. Jennings Ellis (chemistry) shaving his beard for the Alpha Phi Omega fundraiser. The front-page story was titled "Cutting for a Cause."
  • On April 18, Nordstjernan published an article on Out of Scandinavia writer-in-residence Ylva Eggehorn, who was on campus April 20-27. The story, which included a photograph of Eggehorn, was titled "Out of Scandinavia Residency at Gustavus Features Ylva Eggehorn."
  • The April 2002 edition of Grace Notes, the newsletter of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, featured an article by David Fienen (music) regarding the church music program at Gustavus. The page 5 story was titled "Church Music Study at Gustavus Adolphus College."
  • In March, the St. Peter Herald published a special "Portraits" section that included feature stories on the following Gustavus community members:
    • Nancy Baker (health and exercise science);
    • Lloyd Hollingsworth (emeritus physical education);
    • Rosemary Mickelson (former education);
    • Don Ostrom (political science);
    • Don Roberts (emeritus health and exercise science);
    • Myer "Whitey" Skoog (emeritus physical education and health); and
    • Dee Waldron (retired public affairs).
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 the same conditions. Call 952/758-3430 and leave a message.

Housing Needed: A faculty member is looking for rental housing in the St. Peter/Mankato area for the 2002-03 academic year. This single person has no pets and is a non-smoker. Contact Michael Klimesh (x7436 or

Props Wanted... The theatre department is looking for the following Halloween items for the upcoming production "Of Balm and Gilead": plastic trick-or-treat pumpkins or other shapes, old-style masks with the elastic cords (any look is good), and trick-or-treat bags of any type. Items may be dropped off at the theatre scene shop or call x6280 to have items picked up.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
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 Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
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
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office

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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