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May 2, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 29Thursday, May 2, 2002
Volume 34, Number 29
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News & AnnouncementsDirector 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:
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...
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).
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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