The Yellow Sheet 2002

September 19, 2002 | Volume 35, Number 3

Thursday, Sept. 19,

Volume 35, Number 3

News & Announcements
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
New Faces
Funding Opps
Phone Updates
Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Homecoming, 100 Years of Athletics... During Homecoming, the College will dedicate a Hall of Champions to commemorate 100 years of Gustie athletics at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 in Lund Center. The hall comprises a series of 19-ft. banners -- each representing a sport in which Gustavus has participated and each listing championships. The dedication will also include an unveiling of a specially commissioned watercolor by Minnesota artist Doug Lien. He will be available to sign prints, which will be available for $30.The annual Hall of Fame banquet will also be held at 5 p.m. Saturday. Nine individuals who have made significant contributions to the athletics program over the years are being inducted this year.

Other Homecoming activities include:

  • A Talent and Variety Show at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Johns Family Courtyard;
  • Coffee for 5 cents per cup on Friday and Saturday in honor of longtime food service director Evelyn Young, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday;
  • A Homecoming Dance and Coronation at 9 p.m. Friday in Alumni Hall;
  • A Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday on Campus Drive;
  • A Parade through the business district of St. Peter starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Minnesota Square;
  • A Tailgate Party from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Johns Family Courtyard (meals may be purchased on site);
  • A continuation of the Homecoming Parade at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Campus Drive;
  • A football game vs. Carleton College at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hollingsworth Field (those not holding student IDs or passes may purchase tickets at the gate); and
  • A women's soccer game vs. Concordia College at 1 p.m. Saturday at the new soccer field (no ticket required).
Among the Best...Gustavus is again ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 16th annual college rankings. The rankings are published in the Sept. 23 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine and in the annual America's Best Colleges guidebook, both available at newsstands and book stores. Gustavus is again in the second tier of the overall quality listings for national liberal arts colleges and is 1 of 4 Minnesota colleges included in the 63-college, second tier listing and 1 of 6 Minnesota colleges ranked in the top 114. America's Best Colleges is reportedly the top-selling college guidebook.


September 2002 Grant Information. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations announces that the September 2002 issue of Grant Information can be found at For those not familiar with this e-newsletter, it provides information about funding programs sponsored by various government agencies and private funders, and includes both programmatic and fellowship opportunities. Anyone who has questions about any of the noted funding announcements or needs assistance in the development of a proposal should contact Bob Weisenfeld (x7049 or


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

  • Sept. 20 -- Eric Eliason, Luke 6: 27-36;
  • Sept. 22 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson, 18th Sunday after Pentecost;
  • Sept. 23 -- Brenda Moore, John 15: 12-17;
  • Sept. 24 -- Anouar Majid;
  • Sept. 25 -- Morning Praise;
  • Sept. 26 -- Phil Bryant, Genesis 1: 1-5;
  • Sept. 27 -- The Rev. Craig Johnson, Installation of President Dennis Johnson;
  • Sept. 29 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, 19th Sunday after Pentecost.
Women's Health Lecture Tuesday... The campus community is invited to attend a presentation, titled "International Issues in Women's Health," by Carol Pavlish, registered nurse and associate professor of nursing at the College of St. Catherine, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Interpretive Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and is optional. The cost for the meal is $7.25. R.S.V.P. for the meal to This event is sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gustavus Adolphus College Chi Chapter-at-Large.

Farewell Reception Sept. 26... The campus community is invited to a farewell reception for Steve Titus (executive assistant to the President) and Sara Titus (office of gift planning) from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Campus Center Banquet Room B. A brief program will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Author to Appear Sept. 26... The public is invited to an appearance by author John Armistead at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the St. Peter Community Center. Armistead's books, The $66 Summer and The Return of Gabriel, bring civil rights and racism to life from settings in the South in the '50s and '60s. This free event is sponsored by the Book Mark and the St. Peter Public Library. For more information, contact Judy Schultz (x6017 or

Physics Seminar Sept. 26... Tar-pin Chen from the University of North Dakota will present a physics seminar, titled "Transport Studies on Nanometer Thick YBa2Cu3O7-d/PrBa2[Cu1-xMx]3O7 Multilayers," at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Olin Hall 220.

Talk Shop Sept. 27... Mary Solberg (religion) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2002-03 academic year. Her talk, titled "How Do You Live with What You Know? A Teaching Theologian Wonders Out Loud About Knowing and Doing," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Interpretive Center. 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 OnCampus Community/Faculty/Shop Talks link.

Faculty Forum Oct. 15... Laura Behling (English) and Bruce Johnson (economics and management) will present the first Faculty Forum of the year from 5:30-6:55 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Campus Center banquet rooms. The talk, titled "Vintage Vices: Marketing Art and Gender in French and American Posters," will examine how vintage posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries provide a glimpse into material and social culture, most notably how art, such as music and theater, and gender roles and expectations, were marketed to the viewing public. Behling and Johnson will focus on French poster art created to advertise plays and opera, and American poster art created as propaganda for World War I. There will be a buffet dinner, including vegetarian fare. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to come with a guest. R.S.V.P. to Max Hailperin by Oct. 10 at or by snail mail.


Where's Waldo on Tuesdays... Steve Waldhauser (publications) is presenting "Where's Waldo?" story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays this fall at the St. Peter Public Library.

Peace Discussion Sept. 26... A discussion, titled "Finding Common Ground: Solutions for Middle East Peace," will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Macalester College, in the Alexander Hill Ballroom at Kagin Commons. The event is free, but tickets are required; order tickets from Rieminator Books at (651) 695-1184. The following indiuviduals will give the presentaiton: Sari Nusseibeh, Jerusalem representative for Palestinian Authority and a university president; Ami Ayalon, former head of the Israeli Secret Service and current leader of an Israeli agriculture firm; and George Mitchell, former senator and author of the "Mitchell Report on the Mideast."


Cindy Johnson-Groh, biology, and 2000 graduates Chanda Riedel, Laura Schoessler, and Krissa Skogen recently published an invited paper in the American Fern Journal, titled "Belowground Distribution and Abundance of Botrychium Gametophytes and Juvenile Sporophytes."

Russell Shapiro, geology, co-authored research, titled "Time-Space Distribution of a Peculiar Cambro-Ordovician Thrombolite: Microbialite Biogeography?," that has been accepted for presentation at the 114th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held Oct. 27-30 in Denver.

Mary Solberg, religion, was the invited keynote speaker in June at the annual meeting of the South Dakota Women of the ELCA.

Steve Wright, music, has performed at and attended several events: played first trumpet with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at a concert Sept. 14 at the Ordway Music Theatre; appeared as trumpet soloist and premiered a new composition, "Three Pieces for Trumpet and Orchestra," with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra in June in Duluth (conducted by founder Warren Friesen, music); spent a week at the International Music Camp as jazz coordinator and leader of the Faculty Jazz Ensemble in July; exhibited his "Music Endeavors" jazz and brass music publications at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention in San Antonio; was principal trumpet with the Finn-Fest Orchestra Concert in August at Ted Mann Concert Hall; and performed at 2 sold-out concerts at the Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ, with "Klezmer and All That Jazz."


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Administrators
    William Schoonover, Community Service


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Creativity Fellowships... The Alden B. Dow Creativity Center offers 4 Creativity Fellowships each summer to individuals in any field or profession who wish to pursue an innovative project or creative idea. The 10-week residency is on the Midland, MI campus of Northwood University. Emphasis is placed on a totally creative learning experience independent of formal education. Awards include travel, room and board, and a $750 stipend. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, see the September 2002 issue of Grant Information online (click on Bookmarks on the left side of the screen and look under Fellowships).
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


The following are changes and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2002-03":
  • x6069 -- William Schoonover, Community Service (addition)
For further information or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or


For Sale: 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Air conditioning; cruise control; 3.3 V-6; engine runs well; body and interior in good condition. 150,000 miles. $1100 or best offer. Call x6163 or (507) 645-2988 evenings.

For Sale: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. $7,800. For more information, call 934-1178.

For Sale: Honda motorcycle (Twinstar CM200T) with low miles and in excellent condition. Blue book value is $920, but the owner must sell and is entertaining offers. For a test drive, call (507) 387-2739.


Room Reservation Information in the first edition of the 2002-03 Yellow Sheet should have stated that for Confer Computer Classroom reservations contact Teri Bauman, x7605. Carol Lawrence, x7391, continues to reserve Confer/Vickner Classrooms.


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.

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