The Yellow Sheet 2002

October 10, 2002 | Volume 35, Number 5

Thursday, Oct. 10,

Volume 34, Number 6

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News & Announcements

Flu Shots Available... The College has contracted with Nicollet County Health Services to provide flu shots this year at no charge and while the supply lasts to employees and their spouses. Shots will be given from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center.

Business Cards... Anyone needing business cards should call Barb Booren (x6213) or Steve Waldhauser (x7650) in the Office of Public Relations. Cards are available in quantities of 250 and 500. Call for more information.

MIAC on Fox Sports... The member institutions of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announce the debut of the "MIAC Magazine Show" at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 on Fox Sports Net. The 25-show series will air every Friday afternoon through March 2003. Local sportscaster Anthony LaPanta will serve as host and Tom Linnemann as primary analyst. Both are graduates of MIAC institutions and have worked locally in the Twin Cities. The 30-minute weekly program will feature highlights, interviews, and analysis of the 13-member conference.

Calendar Tip... The new-and-improved online College Calendar uses current Web standards to display its look and feel. Unfortunately, older browsers, like Netscape 4.x, do not support these standards. With old browsers, one may view the information but it may not look as good or load as quickly. It is important to use a browser that supports current Web standards, such as Internet Explorer 5.x or 6.x (6.x not available for Mac) or Netscape 6.x or 7.x. Anyone who has questions or comments should e-mail them to To make an appointment to upgrade a browser, contact the Helpline (x6111).


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

  • Oct. 11 -- Taize Service;
  • Oct. 13 -- 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Julie Gilbert preaching, Chaplain Brian Johnson presiding;
  • Oct. 14 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, Isaiah 6;
  • Oct. 15 -- Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Adam Arends;
  • Oct. 16 -- Morning Praise;
  • Oct. 17 -- Doug Nimmo, John 12: 23-26; and
  • Oct. 18 and 20 -- Fall Break.
Autumn Warmer Sunday... All are invited to an "Autumn Warmer" at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Interpretive Center. Events include an arboretum tour with Jim Gilbert (campus naturalist and director of the Linnaeus Arboretum), a 12:15 p.m. lunch, and a 1 p.m. presentation by St. Peter resident Don Gustafson, titled "Trees in the Desert: A Winter in Namibia." Gustafson has traveled to Namibia and is a Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum board member, as well as an associate professor of history at Augsburg College. The cost for this Life in the Arb event, sponsored by the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum, is $8 per person. Reservations should be made by calling the Office of Public Relations (x7520) by Oct. 11. Seating is limited.

Wallenberg Lecture Monday... The Peace Studies program will present the annual Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Alumni Hall. Lucille Eichengreen, Holocaust survivor, will speak about her experiences, memories, and research of the Holocaust. Eichengreen, born Cecilia Landau, was 8 years old when Hitler came to power in 1933. In Nazi Germany and Poland, she witnessed and experienced Jewish persecution. During the Holocaust, she lost her father, mother, and sister. She was deported to a ghetto and later held in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen. Liberated by the British Army on April 15, 1945, Eichengreen worked as an interpreter for the War Crimes Division of the British Army and was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of several camp guards. Her life was being threatened, so she moved to the U.S. and did not return to Germany and Poland until 1991. A retired insurance agent, Eichengreen now resides in California, where she is involved in the Holocaust Center of San Francisco and frequently gives public lectures. Eichengreen is author of the memoir From Ashes to Life: My Memories of the Holocaust (1994) and Rumkowski and the Orphans of Lodz (2000). The annual lecture was instituted to honor the legacy of Wallenberg, a Swede who managed to save the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Dinner, Lecture, and Play Oct. 26... All are invited to a dinner, accompanied by a lecture by Rob Gardner (theatre and dance), at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Interpretive Center. The play "Spinning Into Butter" will follow in Anderson Theatre. Pre-registration is required; the cost is $18 and includes dinner and the play. 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. This event is a Gustavus continuing education program done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.

Holocaust Film Showing Oct. 31... Frank Beyer, the only East German filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar, will present his Holocaust film Jacob the Liar at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in Alumni Hall. The film, produced in 1974, stars the late Czech actor Vlastomil Brodsky as the anti-hero who tells a useful lie to give hope to Warsaw ghetto survivors in the waning days of World War II. Beyer's unpretentious humanistic tone and anti-bureaucratic stance brought him into constant confrontation with his East German colleagues. He began working in West Germany after one of the 30 films he had produced in his career was banned by East German authorities in 1978. The screening will be followed by a reception and discussion with Beyer in Linner Lounge. Beyer's visit is made possible by the Gustavus Lecture Series, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Curriculum II, Department of History, the Raymond and Florence Sponberg Chair of Ethics Lecture Series, and the Office of the Chaplains.


Historical Tour Saturday... The Nicollet County Historical Society (NCHS) will present "Shadows at the Crossing: Spirits of Old Traverse des Sioux" Oct. 12 at the new Traverse des Sioux interpretive trail, just north of the Treaty Site History Center at 1851 N. Minn. Ave., St. Peter. Between 6:30-7:30 p.m. costumed guides will lead small groups down a lantern-lit trail, where the pioneer "ghosts" of Louis Provencalle, Nancy McClure, Bernhard Bornemann, Frank Blackwell Mayer, Henry Sibley, Stephen Riggs, and Edward Eggleston will tell humorous and dramatic stories of life in the town of Traverse des Sioux in the 1850s. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided in the History Center. This event is free for NCHS members; cost for non-members is $5 for adults, $1 for children, and $10 for families. Contact Mark Morrison (934-2160 or for more information.


Laura Behling, English, recently published an article, titled "Reification and Resistance: The Rhetoric of Black Womanhood at the Colombian Exposition, 1893," in the journal Women's Studies in Communication.

Eric Carlson, history, was a presenter for a session of "Essential Catholicism," an apologetics institute sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The session took place Oct. 5 and focused on scripture and tradition as sources of revelation. Carlson presented Protestant views of these subjects, particularly during the Reformation era.

Brian Johnson, chaplains, presented a series of invited lectures for senior students at Luther Seminary, titled "The Sacred Conversation: Creativity and Imagination in Liturgy."

Mariangela Maguire, communication studies, and Bruce Johnson, economics and management, presented a paper, titled "Helping Students Make Sense of Other Cultures," at the annual meeting of the Association of Lutheran Faculties Conference. The conference theme was "Education in International and Cross-Cultural Experiences" and was held Oct. 4-5 at Waldorf College.

Don Scheese, English, had his first book, titled Nature Writing: The Pastoral Impulse in America (Twayne, 1996), republished as a paperback by Routledge Press as part of its "Genres in Context" series. The book was originally recognized by Choice magazine as "one of the outstanding academic books" published in 1996.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' program or funding opportunity highlight of the week:
  • Undergraduate Faculty Sabbatical Grants Program. The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) is accepting applications for a pilot grant program to help support year-long, full-time research sabbaticals. This 1:1 matching grants program can provide up to $45,000 in salary and benefits and up to $5,000 in relocation and research expenses. The deadline is Jan. 3, 2003. For more information, see\index.html and click on Grant Programs at the bottom of the page.
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:
  • More Nobel Conference Coverage:
    • On Sept. 27, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published a news brief on the Nobel Conference on page 9E under the "Events" heading.
    • On Oct. 4, The Gustavian Weekly published an article on the Nobel Conference with quotes by student Heather Keller. The page 3 article, titled "Nobel Conference includes community wide interest," included a black and white photograph of conference speaker Jerome Kagan.
    • Nobel Conference coverage is also expected in the Gustavian yearbook.
  • On Sept. 27, the Pioneer Press published a story about Gustavus graduate John Wirth ('75), a CBS television producer. The Entertainment Section story was titled "The Weekend Review: Minnesota makes sure CBS' "District" is Wirth-while."
  • On Sept. 24, the Pioneer Press ran a story about the conduct of a candidate running for Ramsey County sheriff and quoted Chris Gilbert (political science) on the subject.
  • On Sept. 22, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis published a story on Gustavus graduate and Emmy-nominated Peter Krause ('87). The Variety Section article was titled "Minnesota's Peter Krause is an unlikely Emmy fave" and refers to his nomination for lead actor in "Six Feet Under." (Michael Chiklis won the Emmy for his part as Detective Vic Mackey in "The Shield.")
  • On Sept. 1, the San Antonio Express-News ran a story on the anniversary of Sept. 11, including quotes from Karen Larson (anthropology and interdisciplinary studies). The page 1J story was titled "Media images of anniversary could reignite anxiety, trauma."
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


Adviser Needed... The newly formed Cross Country Ski Club at Gustavus is looking for a faculty or staff adviser. Anyone interested or who wants to know more about the club should contact Andrew Nilsen (x8594,, or North Hall 3K).

City Telephone Changes... The prefix for all City of St. Peter telephone lines, with the exception of 931-1550 -- the police emergency line, has changed to 934. The city administrator's office asks that everyone change their address books and speed dials accordingly. If questions, call 934-0663.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Save the date - Gustavus Employee Holiday Party
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: musical showcase Chapel
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dog & Cat Treat Sale! Campus Center
2 p.m. Men's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2 p.m. Women's Track & Field at University of Minnesota Icebreaker Open, Minn.
2:303:30 p.m. Mosaic Dialog Speaker Rose Halama for Inclusive Excellence
7 p.m. Men's Hockey hosts Lawrence Peter, Minn.
79 p.m. Theatre Production: Theatre Gallery - and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
89 p.m. Sexy Jeopardy Cafe
9:3011:30 p.m. Dance Production: Shared Space - Tangled Relations Theatre
1011:59 p.m. Bracelets & Breakfast with Delight Cafe

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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