News & Announcements
Gustavus-L Revamped... In
an effort to enhance campus communications by centralizing them, Gustavus-l
will undergo some changes beginning Oct. 21. This moderated news-and-announcement
reminder list will become an automated events list. More details follow.
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At the same time as the Gustavus-l change, the official campus e-mail lists
set up for emergency notices, such as community-l and employee-l, will
be restored to their original purpose. Individuals may not unsubscribe
from these lists. Anyone who has questions or comments should contact Susan
Andrews (public relations) at firstname.lastname@example.org
or x6395. A description of the list is as follows:
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approved. Allow a few days for items to be received, reviewed, and approved.
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at http://gustavus.edu/news/calendar/calendar.cfm. Unless the event
submitter has unchecked the Gustavus-l box on the online submission form,
the item will automatically appear on Gustavus-l. Because the College Calendar
is database-driven, items will also be included in various locations on
the Gustavus Web. For example, calendar items are automatically published
in an abbreviated form in the "Calendar of Events" section of The Yellow
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not calendar items won't appear on Gustavus-l, so it is suggested that
these items be submitted to The Yellow Sheet. Use the online submission
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reminder tool and should not be used as the main vehicle to communicate
an event. For publicity assistance, contact Barb Booren (public relations)
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emergency list goes to all faculty, support staff, administrators, and
students who have e-mail accounts. The list is moderated by Jolene Christensen
in the Office of the President. Individuals may not unsubscribe.
"need-to-know" list for employee-related issues goes to all College employees
who have e-mail accounts. It is moderated by the Office of Public Relations.
"need-to-know" list that goes to all faculty who have e-mail accounts is
for official announcements and matters related to academic affairs. This
list is moderated by Associate Dean Mark Braun. Individuals may not unsubscribe.
Faculty-d is an unmoderated discussion list for faculty.
"need-to-know" list that goes to all students with e-mail accounts is for
official College announcements. It is moderated by Dean of Students Hank
Toutain. Individuals may not unsubscribe.
new description above.
Gustavus Fund Goal is
$1.7 million... The Gustavus
Fund announces its plans to raise $1.7 million in unrestricted gifts for
the 2002-03 academic year. Bob Peterson ('58) and his family will serve
as the 2002-03 Alumni Fund chairs. Several new societies will be introduced
this year with a focus on recognizing consistent donors, as well as donors
at or above the $1,000 annual giving level. The societies are: President's
Leadership Circle ($5,000 or more annually), Ren Anderson Society ($1,000
to $4,999 annually), and Cec Eckhoff Society, which focuses on participation
and recognizes donors willing to make a pledge to continuously give to
the Alumni Fund. This year's goal is to achieve 45 percent alumni participation.
Gifts to the Gustavus Fund support faculty, staff, and administration salaries,
student scholarships, and the everyday operating budget of the College.
Alumni Award Nominations
Sought... The alumni office
is seeking help in identifying alumni nominees for the Greater Gustavus
Award, Distinguished Alumni Citations, and First Decade Awards. Awards
will be presented by the alumni association in 2003. Past award recipients
may be viewed at http://gustavus.edu/alumni/alumni_assoc/awards.cfm.
A description of each award follows:
Anyone wishing to make
a nomination should contact Randall Stuckey (email@example.com).
Information to substantiate each nominee would be appreciated. Nominations
should be submitted by Nov. 1.
The Greater Gustavus Award
is awarded to those "who by deed, have notably advanced and aided Gustavus
Adolphus College." It is the highest award given by the alumni association.
The Distinguished Alumni
Citation "recognizes outstanding and exceptional professional achievement,
such as to bring unusual honor to the individual in his or her field of
endeavor. Criteria appropriate to selection shall include the difficulty
of accomplishment; quality, creativity, and distinctiveness of performance;
recognition by professional peers; and lasting contribution to the world
of ideas and affairs. While the citation is a professional award, humanitarian
achievements may also be weighed."
The First Decade Award
"recognizes early professional achievement" to 1 male and 1 female in the
10th anniversary class. Nominees this year will be from the Class of 1993.
College Receives Automated
DNA Sequencer... Gustavus
has been awarded an automated DNA sequencer and related software from LI-COR
Biosciences, valued at nearly $70,000. The College was chosen from a pool
of 30 applicants at undergraduate institutions in the nation to receive
this equipment. The sequencer, which utilizes infrared technology to detect
DNA, will be a valuable tool for students and faculty in biology, biochemistry,
molecular biology, and chemistry. In laboratory courses, students will
learn to sequence genes and identify the protein the gene encodes, as well
as study the genetic differences between local populations of the same
species. Conducting research with faculty, students will use the equipment
to address questions of gene expression in plants and yeast, as well as
answer ecological questions through DNA analysis. The sequencer's complete
automation makes it faster and more accurate than past methods to sort
DNA. Professors Colleen Jacks (biology), Pamela Kittelson
(biology), and Jeffrey Dahlseid (biology and chemistry) wrote the
award-winning proposal. LI-COR Biosciences, a Nebraska-based company, is
a leader in the design and manufacture of instrument systems for biotechnology,
plant biology, and environmental research. This award is part of an effort
by LI-COR to help educate future scientists through its undergraduate research
Middle East Connections
Web Page... The ELCA has
a Web page site available at http://www.elca.org/middleeast/.
The Middle East Connections site provides education resources, prayer and
worship ideas, information about accompaniment and advocacy, church statements,
and more. Individuals may subscribe to the ELCA Middle East Networking
e-mail list at this Web site as well.
Teacher/s Talk(ing) Oct.
17... Faculty members are
invited to "Teacher/s Talk(ing): Active Learning" at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30
p.m. Oct. 17 in the Faculty and Staff Center. Colleagues who participated
in the Bush Teaching and Learning Workshop on Active Learning in 2001 will
discuss active learning strategies and techniques. Free lunch certificates
are provided to attendees. See the Web site at http://gustavus.edu/facdev/oce-teacherstalking.cfm
for more information.
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the daily worship services in Christ Chapel at 10 a.m. on
weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The upcoming schedule is as
Tuition Benefits Meeting
Wednesday... A tuition benefits
informational meeting will be held at noon Oct. 23 in the Dive. Owen Sammelson
(administration) and Kirk Carlson (financial assistance) will present the
latest information concerning this benefit.
Oct. 18 -- No Chapel,
Oct. 20 -- No Chapel,
Oct. 21 -- No Chapel,
Oct. 22 -- David Feinen,
Oct. 23 -- Morning Praise;
Oct. 24 -- International
Oct. 25 -- Garrett Paul,
Romans 8:35-39; and
Oct. 27 -- 23rd Sunday
after Pentecost, Reformation Sunday, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Training Oct. 24... Fran
Sepler from Sepler & Associates, a firm specializing in training to
prevent harassment and discrimination, will conduct 2 programs on sexual
harassment prevention Oct. 24 in Banquet Room B. A program targeted to
all employees will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. A second program, with
important information for employees with supervisory responsibilities,
will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Because of the importance of the programs,
paid time will be extended to support staff who attend this training. Refreshments
will be provided at both sessions.
Lecture Thursday... Sebastian
Bemile from the University of Ghana-Legon and the Ghana Institute of Languages
will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in Confer Hall 128 on "Anton Wilhelm
Amo: The Ghanaian Slave who became a German Professor of Philosophy in
the Eighteenth Century." This lecture is open to the public and is sponsored
by the Gustavus Lecture Series, Department of Modern Foreign Languages
and Literatures, Department of History, and Diversity Center. For more
information, contact Paschal Kyoore (x 6078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Spinning Into Butter"
Opens Thursday. The controversial
play by Rebecca Gilman, titled "Spinning Into Butter," will be presented
at 8 p.m. Oct. 24-27 in Anderson Theatre. Gilman's play is set on the campus
of a small, liberal arts campus, deep into topics of racism, diversity,
political correctness, and tolerance. While the college moves along into
the culture of acceptance and moves toward cultural and ethnic diversity,
the underlying currents of racism and intolerance come into view. The play
centers on a single incident with an African-American student and forces
the characters to confront personal feelings regarding every other character
not like themselves. When "Spinning Into Butter" opened 2 years ago, reaction
to it from members of the white and black communities were mixed and, in
some cases, very heated. Special conversations about the play have been
scheduled following the play on Oct. 25 in Anderson Theatre and again at
6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Linner Lounge. Tickets for "Spinning Into Butter"
are on sale at the ticket center (x7590). Cost is $7 for adults and $5
for students and senior citizens. Gustavus faculty, staff, and students
may each receive 1 ticket at no cost.
Mexican Folk Ensemble
to Perform Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Chuchumbe,
an internationally renowned Mexican folk ensemble, will bring a taste of
Hispanic culture to Gustavus as part of the Dia de los Muertos (Day
of the Dead) celebration, a traditional Latin American holiday celebrated
Nov. 2. Chuchumbe's 2-day visit will include a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 31
in Bjorling Recital Hall and participation at 10 a.m. daily chapel Nov.
1. Chuchumbe interprets and recreates music in verse and dances from the
fandango tradition of southern Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1990, the group
is dedicated to the diffusion of the fandango tradition through workshops
that teach traditional music "zapateado," a form of tap dancing, writing
of verses, and construction of musical instruments. The Son Jarocho style
that Chuchumbe performs is a multicultural mix of Spanish, African, and
indigenous influences. It is distinguished by percussive rhythms, syncopation,
call-and-response vocal style, and improvisation. Chuchumbe has organized
traditional Son Jarocho festivals, gathering musicians and dancers to interpret
and perform this ethnic folk music. Chuchumbe has performed throughout
the world. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact Gaston Alzate (x6079).
music, wrote a biographical essay, titled "Jan Bender: A Church Musician
of the 20th Century," that was published Oct. 6 in the Festschrift for
Heinrich Fleischer. This issue of Festschrift celebrates the 90th
birthday of Heinrich Fleischer. Jan Bender was composer-in-residence at
Gustavus from 1979-81, and Fleischer and Bender were classmates in Leipzig
in the early 1930's. Fleischer was also Fienen's teacher and advisor at
the University of Minnesota. The Festschrift, edited by faculty
at Martin Luther College in New Ulm and an editor from Germany, contains
a dozen articles by both American and German authors.
mathematics and computer science, presented his paper, "Properties of O-regularly
Varying Sequences: Elementary Proofs," at the International Congress of
Mathematicians, at its quadrennial meeting in August in Beijing.
vocational reflection, authored a chapter in the book "From Cloister to
Commons: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Religious Studies"
which was recently published in the American Association of Higher Education's
series on service-learning in the disciplines.
academic affairs, recently received the William R. Ross Award for Science,
a 2002 Honored Alumni award, from the University of Northern Colorado,
where he received his B.A. in chemistry in 1969.
chemistry, presented a paper, titled "Chemisorption of Poly(N,n-octadecylacrylamide)
at an Aluminum Oxide Surface," at the 34th Great Lakes regional meeting
of the American Chemical Society held June 2-4 in Minneapolis.
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Cashier in Dining Service
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
Religion and Public Life
Fellowships Available... The
University of Virginia's Center on Religion and Democracy supports research
addressing the complex and dynamic relationship between religion and democratic
ideals, institutions, and practices. Residential and non-residential fellowships
are available for the 2003-04 academic year and offer a stipend of $35,000
each. Applicants may be from any discipline but must be working on a project
concerned with religion and public life. Preference will be given to projects
that address the current cycle theme "Religion, Pluralism, and Public Discourse."
The deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, see the May 2002 issue of
Information online at http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
(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 email@example.com).
IN THE MEDIA:
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Karen Larson (anthropology
and interdisciplinary studies) has recently been quoted in regional, national,
and international media on terrorism, domestic violence, and the impact
such incidents as 9/11 have had on American culture. Following is a list
of recent coverage quoting Larson:
On Oct. 11, the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article, titled "Home-grown Terrorists Remain
a Threat to U.S., Authorities Say Oklahoma City Bombing, Unabomber Show
Havoc, Deaths They Can Cause," by Ken Leiser. This article featured quotes
On Sept. 24, Moscow's
major daily newspaper, Isvestja, published the story "Karen Larson:
'In order to deal with terrorism, America needs to look at itself more
often.'" The story, quoting Larson exclusively, appeared in the paper's
On Sept. 12, the
Peter Herald published a front-page story, "9/11: A day to remember,"
quoting Larson exclusively.
On Sept. 11, Minnesota
News Network (MNN) aired post-9/11 interviews with Larson throughout its
radio network of more than 60 stations in Minnesota. The story aired on
WMNN (1330 AM, Minneapolis), KDOG (96.7 FM)/KTOE (1420 AM, both in Mankato),
and many others.
On Sept. 11, Larson was
interviewed live on KYSM Radio (103.5 FM and 1230 AM, North Mankato) at
about 8 a.m. and on its sister station, KXLP Radio (93.1 FM, North Mankato),
at about 8:10 a.m.
On Sept. 8, the Daytona
Beach News Journal published "Analysis: Perspectives on a changed world
since Sept. 11." Larson was one of 3 sources quoted in this article by
Stories quoting Larson
have also appeared in major newspapers in Argentina, Australia, the Caymans,
Lebanon, Pakistan, and others. This global coverage was the result of an
Aug. 28 Agence France-Presse (AFP) wire distributed article, titled "September
11 echoes in the minds of U.S. Generation," written by writer Francis Temman.
AFP is the world's oldest news agency that reaches newspapers, radio, and
television stations throughout the world. Headquartered in France, it distributes
news in 6 languages.
On Oct. 15, the Star
Tribune published an article announcing that Steve Titus, formerly
executive assistant to the president, began his duties as the 13th president
of Midland Lutheran College.
The October 2002 issue
of Metro Lutheran ran an article, titled "Gustavus Adolphus College
faculty, students get a close look at the tense world of Northern Ireland,"
quoting Mimi Gerstbauer (political science), Steve Griffith
(theatre and dance), Chris Johnson (vocational reflection), and
KMSU (89.7 FM, Mankato)
at Mankato State University aired 3 separate stories about Nobel Conference.
A pre-conference story aired Sept. 30 summarizing the slate of speakers
and topics. Two more stories aired on Oct. 1 and 2. The 2nd story was part
summary and part encouragement to go to the Gustavus Web site for conference
The following are changes
and additions for the "Personnel Phone Directory 2002-03":
For further information
or corrections, contact Laura McCabe in telecommunications (x6261 or
x7555 Sara Titus, Institutional
x7538 Steve Titus, President's
x6462 Toni Wolff, Athletics
Should a computer and
monitor be turned off at night?
The short answer is
yes. Combined, a computer and monitor uses approximately 150 watts of electricity
per hour. Turning them off for nights and weekends will significantly reduce
the annual electricity costs of these units.
Will this make a computer
wear out faster?
No. Although this
wasn't the case 10 years ago, computers manufactured in the last 5 years
are not susceptible to early failure by being turned on and off. The user
is, however, strongly encouraged to use the shutdown feature of the the
computer's system software. Simply turning off the computer without closing
documents and exiting applications is never a good idea and often results
in data loss.
Does a screen saver save
No, the energy used
by a computer monitor is a constant. If the monitor is on it is using electricity.
Is there a way to reduce
the electricity a computer uses during the day?
Yes, turning the monitor
off during times when it is not being used will save electricity. For many
users at Gustavus, this can be done automatically through software settings.
This software allows the computer and monitor to enter a low energy mode
after a certain period of inactivity and reduces the power the computer
is using by almost 90 percent. Anyone who would like to know if their computer
supports the low energy mode or who would like assistance in setting it
up should contact the Helpline (x 6111).
Calendar Viewing Tip...
what is happening this month on campus by using the "View by Month" feature
on the College Calendar or select any upcoming month from the "Jump to
Month" pull-down menu. To do this, click here: http://gustavus.edu/news/calendar/.
"View by Month is in the top right corner, and "Jump to Month" is in the
bottom left corner. When using either of these features, one receives all
items that have been submitted and approved to date. Remember, when viewing
the College Calendar, use a newer browser, such as Internet Explorer 5.x
or 6.x (6.x not available for Mac) or Netscape 6.x or 7.x.
City of St. Peter Phone Clarification...
The telephone prefix for all City of St. Peter offices (city government
offices only), with the exception of the police department's emergency
line ( 931-1550), 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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
Calendar event form. View the entire College
The Yellow Sheet
is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the
staff in the Office of Public Relations.
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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