The Yellow Sheet 2002

October 3, 2002 | Volume 35, Number 4

Thursday, Oct. 3,

Volume 34, Number 5

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News & Announcements

Nobel Conference Visibility... The following Nobel Conference coverage has already run:
  • "A crowd-pleaser" and "Pulling together a conference" by Bob Fenske in the Free Press of Mankato (Oct. 3, front page, including a color photograph of Eleanor Maccoby);
  • A color photograph by Ed Lee on the front page of parents holding their young children sitting on the hand sculpture. Carina Johnson is pictured with Ellen Johnson, wife of Mark Johnson (geology) and Amelia Colfati with her father, Dominic Colfati, the granddaughter and son-in-law of Bernhard Erling (emeritus religion) in the St. Peter Herald (Oct. 3, front page);
  • "'Nature of nurture' explored during Nobel Conference at Gustavus" in the Herald and written by Ed Lee (Oct. 3, pg. 11A). The story ran with a color photograph, taken by Lee, of 2 high school attendees standing at the "Guiding Hand" sculpture;
  • News of the conference being the largest in its 38-year history ran on the Associated Press (AP) news wire as well as PRNewswire on Sept. 30;
  • A conference story on KAAL-TV, Ch. 6, based in Austin (10 p.m., Oct. 2); and
  • Nobel Conference stories were aired by KMSU radio, based in Mankato, recently.
Letters Sought for Tenure Review... There are 5 candidates for tenure this fall: Gaston Alzate (modern foreign languages and literatures/Spanish), John Cha (religion), Svjetlana Madzar (economics and management), Peg O'Connor (women's studies), and Mary Solberg (religion). Letters written on behalf of candidates should address the criteria for tenure and be addressed to Dean of the Faculty John Mosbo. Tenure files close Oct. 9. Nominations for promotion should be submitted to the dean by Nov. 1. If questions, contact Jeanne Herman (x7614 or


Correction... In the Sept. 12 issue of The Yellow Sheet, the dollar amount for the NSF award for a 4-year scholarship support program, under the direction and leadership of Max Hailperin, was stated as $319,812. The correct award amount is $391,812.


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

  • Oct. 4 -- Kari Lipke, Commemoration of St. Francis, Psalm 148;
  • Oct. 6 -- 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
  • Oct. 7 -- Coming Out Day, Matt Zust;
  • Oct. 8 -- Florence Amamoto, Matthew 4: 18-22;
  • Oct. 9 -- Morning Praise;
  • Oct. 10 -- Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Oct. 11 -- Taize Service; and
  • Oct. 13 -- 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Julie Gilbert preaching, Chaplain Brian Johnson presiding.
Talk Shop Friday... Linnea Wren (art and art history) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk. Her talk, titled "Lords, Scholars, and Laborers: Experiences in Field Work at the Maya Site of Yo'okop, Mexico," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. Abstracts for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under the OnCampus Community/Faculty/Shop Talks link.

Student Piano Recital Friday... The students of John McKay (music) will present a joint piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Plant Sale This Weekend... The International Cultures Club will be selling plants from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5-6 in the Campus Center.

String Quartet Performs Saturday... The Arianna String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 in Bjorling Recital Hall to open the 31st season of the Gustavus Artist Series. The Chicago Tribune praises the quartet, saying "Quartet playing doesn't get much better than this." Since its formation in 1992, the Arianna String Quartet has established itself as one of the premier new ensembles in the U.S. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning 1 hour prior to the concert or call the ticket center (x7590) to reserve in advance. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens.

Physics Seminar Monday... Norbert Mulders from the University of Delaware will present a seminar, titled "Acoustic Experiments on Superfluids in Porous Media," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Olin Hall 220.

Continuing Education Events Begin Tuesday... All are invited to the following continuing education events in the Interpretive Center:

  • Chris Gilbert (political science) will present "A Preview of the 2002 Election" at 7 p.m. Oct. 8;
  • Chuck Niederriter (physics) will present "Astronomy Down Under: Research and Teaching in Australia" at 7 p.m. Oct. 15;
  • Rob Gardner (theatre and dance) will direct a play, titled "Spinning Into Butter," at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost is $18 and includes dinner and discussion; and
  • Doug Huff (philosophy) will present "Turkey: Crossroads of Civilization" at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
Pre-registration for these events is required; the cost is $4 per person and includes coffee and dessert, unless otherwise noted. Register between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 200, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. For more information, call 934-3048.

Cancer Support Group Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Oct. 9 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation.

Divisional Staff Meeting Wednesday... A divisional meeting for the Book Mark, clerical, and library staff will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Banquet Room B. President Dennis Johnson, Ken Westphal (finance), and Kirk Beyer (human resources) will be in attendance. Bring any questions, suggestions, or concerns to the meeting or send them to the Staff Personnel Committee representative.

Episcopal Eucharist and Dinner Wednesday... All campus Episcopal faculty, staff, students, as well as anyone interested in the Episcopal Church, are invited to attend an informal Eucharist and free dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 in Banquet Room C in the Campus Center. A soup and sandwich buffet, including vegetarian options, will be served. RSVP by Oct. . 7 to Chris Gilbert (x6093 or or Dan Rude ( Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and the Church of the Holy Communion in St. Peter.

Grant-seeking Research Discussion Oct. 10... The second of a 3-part discussion series co-sponsored by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Faculty Development Program will take place from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Banquet Room C in the Campus Center during Teacher/s Talk(ing). This session will be on Web-based prospect research as it relates to faculty and departmental grants and other useful grant-seeking tools and information. Contact Bob Weisenfeld ( with any questions. Part 3 of this series will take place Nov. 21 in the Faculty and Staff Center and will provide an introduction to proposal writing and budget development, presented in collaboration with successful faculty proposal writers.


Healthy Youth Lecture Oct. 9... Dick Hardel from Augsburg College's Youth and Family Institute will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church (511 S. Fifth St., St. Peter). Hardel will share the latest research on how to work together within the community to raise healthy youth. Bring a friend. This event is sponsored by the St. Peter Healthy Community Alliance and is free and open to the public.

Conference on Race and Difference in February... A 3-day conference, titled "Teaching and Researching Across Color Lines: Literacies, Pedagogies, and the Politics of Difference," will be held Feb. 21-23, 2003 at the University of Minnesota. The conference will focus on race and difference and explore how these inform perspectives and practices as educators and researchers. Keynote speakers include Gerald Torres, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Julie Landsman, Donaldo Macedo, Alice McIntyre, Carol Miller, and David Roediger. For more information, visit the conference's Web site at


William Heidcamp, biology, received the 2002 Yokley Faculty Service Award for advisers and district directors of the National Biology Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta. The award was presented at the national convention in June in San Antonio, TX. Heidcamp initiated a chapter of the honor society at Gustavus in 1976 and served as the local adviser until this year. He has been the North Central District 3 director for over 10 years.

Doug Huff, philosophy, presented a paper, titled "Wittgenstein, Folly, and Religious Belief," Sept. 28 at the Minnesota Philosophical Society meeting at the University of Minnesota.

David Koppenhaver, education, co-edited a book, titled Waves of Words, which was published in July by the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.


  • Director of Gift Planning (Planned Giving)
  • Director of Prospect Research
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call Department of Human Resources (x7304).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' program or funding opportunity highlight of the week:
  • Cooperative Grants Program of NAFSA... The Association of International Educators provides seed funds for creative projects that involve post-secondary international and U.S. study-abroad students on U.S. campuses and in U.S. communities. The goals of the program are two-fold: to support campuses and community-initiated programs and activities that enhance the experience of international students and U.S. study-abroad students; and to improve and increase communications and cooperation between international and U.S. students, faculty, and staff at U.S. colleges and universities. Incentive grant awards range from $2,001 to $10,000 and have a deadline of Jan. 10; mini-grants are awards of up to $2,000 and have deadlines of March 3 and Oct. 1. For more information, see the Sept. 2002 issue of Grant Information online.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or


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.

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