The Yellow Sheet

May 9, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 30

Thursday, May 9, 2002

Volume 34, Number 30

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News & Announcements

Only One More... The final edition of The Yellow Sheet for the academic year will be published May 16. Items may be submitted, until 4:30 p.m. May 14, by using the online submission form. During the summer, watch for The Summer Scoop. This campus newsletter will be published once a month.

Daffodils Blooming... The 10,000 daffodils planted last fall during Family Weekend are beginning to bloom in the arboretum. The daffodils are expected to peak this weekend. Look for the flowers near the ring road just before the entrance into the Interpretive Center parking lot on the south side of campus.

Directory Assistance Web Sites... The Office of Telecommunications announces additional online Web sites for directory assistance. The sites are:

The yellow pages, white pages, reverse lookups, maps, and directions can be accessed from either site free of charge. For additional directory assistance Web pages, contact telecommunications (x6261 or


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

  • May 10 -- Anne Freier, Matthew 28: 16-20;
  • May 12 -- 7th Sunday of Easter, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • May 13 -- Sharene Gossen, Leviticus 9: 1-24;
  • May 14 -- Misti Koop, 1 Kings 8: 54-65;
  • May 15 -- Morning Praise, John 3: 31-36;
  • May 16 -- Mara Michaletz, Numbers 16: 41-50;
  • May 17 -- Ellie Roscher, 1 John 2: 1-17; and
  • May 19 -- Pentecost Sunday, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
"Poster Shindig" Friday... The religion department will present the senior religion major "Poster Shindig" at 7 p.m. May 10 in the Interpretive Center. Come hear senior religion majors offer insight into the field of religious studies, addressing issues such as theology and the Internet, Japanese War, time philosophy, and Waco. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the campus community.

Fine Arts This Weekend... The following upcoming fine arts events are free and open to the public:

  • The Flute Choir and the Adolphus Band will present a joint spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 10 in Bjorling Recital Hall.
  • A joint recital by trombonist Katherine Pavelek and hornist Elisabeth Axtell will be held at 1:30 p.m. May 11 in Bjorling. Pianists Eric Wilberg and Sara Runge will accompany.
  • Kara Fox (soprano) will present her senior voice recital at 4:30 p.m. May 11 in Bjorling. Fox will be accompanied by Nathan Kennedy (piano).
  • The Gustavus Choir will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 11 in Christ Chapel.
  • The Lucia Singers, accompanied by pianist Eric Mueller, will present its annual Mother's Day concert at 1:30 p.m. May 12 in Christ Chapel.
  • Pianist Emily Irelandwill present her junior recital at 3:30 p.m. May 12 in Bjorling.
  • Soprano Shari Speer (music) will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. May 12 in Bjorling. Speer will be accompanied by pianist Mary Hunt.
  • The Senior Studio Art Majors' Exhibition continues in the Hillstrom Museum of Art daily through June 2.
  • Tickets are on sale at the Information Center for "Balm in Gilead," which will be presented at 8 p.m. May 16-19 in Anderson Theatre.
Java Jam Saturday... The Peer Assistants invite the campus community to an open microphone "Java Jam" at 9 p.m. May 11 in Johns Family Courtyard. (Rain location is the Dive.) Come for bars, coffee, and music. This event is free.


Dancing at Lughnasa... Rob Gardner (theatre and dance) is currently appearing in the Park Square Theatre production of "Dancing at Lughnasa." Performances continue through May 25. Discounts are available for individuals who identify themselves as a friend of Gardner. Contact the Park Square Theatre box office at (651) 291-7005 for tickets.

Plant Sale... The E. St. Julien Cox House annual heritage plant sale will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11 at the Cox House, 500 N. Washington Ave., St. Peter. Old-fashioned perennials, along with favorite new ones, will be for sale. In addition to heritage plants, there will be bluebird houses and finch feeders. Money will go to support the Cox House and gardens. Anyone willing to donate plants may do so by bringing them in containers to the Cox House by noon May 9 or 10. Include a note with the donor's name, address, and phone number and the names of the plants. Anyone who needs containers or help with plants, or anyone who is willing to help with pricing and setting up the sale, should call 931-3883 or 934-2828.


Deborah Goodwin, religion, presented a paper on the interaction of medieval Jewish and Christian biblical exegesis at the 37th Annual International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Gretchen Hofmeister, chemistry, 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.

Tom Huber, physics, presented a talk, titled "Scanning Laser Vibrometer Studies of Organ Pipes," at a physics department colloquium May 3 at Northern Illinois University and May 4 at the Associated Guild of Pipe Organ Builders of America national meeting. This talk is based on research carried out in collaboration with Brian Collins ('03), Charles Hendrickson, president of Hendrickson Organ Company in St. Peter, and Mario Pineda of Polytec PI Incorporated.

Michele Koomen, education, had her book, "Size Many Ways to Measure," named One of the Best Books for Children in 2001 by the publication Science Book & Film in the January/February 2002 issue.

John Rezmerski, English, was a judge for the Mankato schools' "Laws of Life" essay contest and served as master of ceremonies for the contest awards program. He also served for a week as artist-in-residence at Hoover Elementary School in Mankato, performing as a storyteller. Last week at St. Olaf, Rezmerski judged the English department writing contests and did a poetry reading. Rezmerski recently read his poems for the Root River Poetry Society in Plainview and will read with poet Roy McBride May 19 at the Mildred Pierce Cafe in St. Paul. On May 11, he will conduct a seminar on revision at the spring meeting of the League of Minnesota Poets. The latest issue of North Stone Review contains a selection of his poems and an essay giving a critical overview of his publishing career.


  • James Stevensen, father-in-law of Pat Stevensen (telecommunications), died May 4. Funeral services were held May 8 in Nicollet.
To inform the campus community of the loss of a current student or employee or trustee, an emeritus professor or trustee, or an immediate family member of a current employee, contact the president's office (x7538).


  • AM Cook in Dining Service
  • Banquet Host/Server in Dining Service
  • Market Place Cook/Server in Dining Service
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Franklin Research Grants Available... The American Philosophical Society offers Franklin Research Grants toward the cost of scholarly research in all areas of knowledge except those in which support by government or corporate enterprise is more appropriate. "Scholarly research" covers most kinds of scholarly inquiry by individuals leading to publication. Funding is offered in multiples of $1,000 with a maximum of $6,000 for 1 year or a maximum of $12,000 for 2 years. The deadline is Oct. 1 for a January decision. For more detailed information, see
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:
  • On May 3, KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato) aired a story on finding summer employment. The 6 p.m. report was filmed entirely at Gustavus and included several comments from Gustavus student Stephanie Briggs, a sophomore using the Career Center to seek summer employement.
  • On May 3, The Free Press of Mankato quoted (and pictured) Chris Gilbert and Don Ostrom (both political science) on the DFL state convention and the endorsement for governor. The story began on page 1B.
  • On May 2, The Free Press of Mankato featured 2 stories on the MAYDAY! Peace Conference held May 1 on campus. The page 1B stories were titled "Iraq weighs on activist's mind" and "MAYDAY! speaker offers reasons not to attack Iraq."
  • On May 2, the St. Peter Herald ran a color photograph of St. Peter's South Elementary School students planting a tree in Linnaeus Arboretum during the College's annual Arbor Day celebration. It was on page 10A.
  • On May 2, the St. Peter Herald featured an article about Gustavus international students and faculty working with students during South Elementary School's International Family Night. The page 10A article included color photographs of Gustavus students Manal Elattir and Motohiko Masuda with others.
  • On May 1, KEYC-TV aired a story on the 22nd annual MAYDAY! Conference on sanctions. The 10 p.m. report included comments from Richard Leitch (political science).
  • On May 1, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis included quotes from Chris Gilbert (political science) regarding the DFL state convention and the party's endorsement of a candidate for governor. The front-page article was titled "Her targets are many, her aim is true."
  • On April 16, Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition aired an interview with Nancy Butler (biology). The report was in regard to a letter sent to President Bush urging him to stop all commercial logging in national forests. Butler was one of 3 Minnesota ecologists and 1 of more than 200 scientists who signed the letter. She was also quoted in an April 16 front-page Duluth News Tribune story.
  • The Spring 2002 edition of Student Paths quoted student Leah Knutson on how to fit all of a student's possessions into a small dorm room. The page-6 article was titled "Packing your bags."
  • The Spring 2002 edition of Positive Impact, a quarterly newsletter for friends of the Minnesota AIDS Project, featured an article on the Gustavus Art History Club's AIDS walk team. The team raised $1,657 for this month's walk with a March exhibit and benefit auction. The article, "Why will TEAMS Walk?," also included a photograph of student Travis Nygard.
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: Rooms to rent with full access to home. Furnished; utilities furnished; quiet setting; close to campus and across from a park; interns and professors welcome. Contact Nancy Selly ( or 38l-7l4l).

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.

For Rent: Duplex for rent in a quiet area with 2 bedrooms, washer and dryer, and garage. $640 per month. Call Tim at 507/964-5621.

For Rent: Hobby farm for rent July 1. If interested, call Mary (800/289-7437 days or 931-3023 evenings).

Needed: A new professor would like to rent an apartment or home beginning this summer. Contact Jeanne Herman ( or x7614).

Relay for Life Fundraiser... Relay for Life participants are selling Econofoods coupon books for $5. The book contains $61 worth of coupons, including $5 off a $50 or more purchase. All proceeds from the book sales will go toward the American Cancer Society's Nicollet County Relay for Life. Anyone who would like to look at a coupon book or purchase one should contact Ann Volk (


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
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 Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
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
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

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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