The Yellow Sheet 2002
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News & AnnouncementsTake action on behalf of State Grant and Work Study Programs... All members of the campus community need to take action to help restore the state grant and state work study programs in the future. To learn how, read the following letter from President Dennis Johnson and Vice President Owen Sammelson.
"We write to you with a matter of some urgency. This letter concerns the future of the Minnesota State Grant and State Work Study Programs.
Immunization Initiative... In hopes of gaining support and assistance in increasing the immunization rates of Gustavus students, the college will again offer meningococcal meningitis and influenza immunizations and asks faculty, administrators, and staff to encourage students to take advantage of this important initiative. The immunization clinic is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center. Fees for the immunizations are $85 for the meningococcal vaccine and $20 for the influenza vaccine and can be paid by billing to the student account (must present valid Student ID) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). For more information about bacterial meningitis, influenza, the vaccine(s), or this program, contact VACCESSHealth at www.vaccess.com or toll free at 1-877-482-2237 or contact Lori Lindgren (health services).
Gribly Corrections... Note the following e-mail address corrections in the faculty/staff section of the Gribly:
Lecture Tonight... Sebastian Bemile, from the University of Ghana-Legon and the Ghana Institute of Languages, will give a lecture, titled "Anton Wilhelm Amo: The Ghanaian Slave who became a German Professor of Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century," at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in Confer Hall 128. Bemile will be available from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Diversity Center, and faculty members are encouraged to stop to visit with him. This visit is sponsored by the Gustavus Lecture Series, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of History, and Diversity Center and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paschal Kyoore (x 6078 or firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Trio to Perform Saturday. Mankato Symphony concertmaster violinist Armaiti Winberg (music), 'cellist Harry Dunscombe (music), and pianist David Viscoli will present a faculty recital of works for trio by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Winberg, Dunscombe, and Viscoli are well known throughout the region as solo performers, as members of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and instructors at Gustavus and Minnesota State University, Mankato. For Saturday's concert, the trio will perform the Trio In B Flat Major, OP. 99 by Franz Schubert and Trio by Maurice Ravel. A reception will follow the program in the recital hall lobby. This recital is free and open to the public.
Mathematician to Serve as Rydell Professor Oct. 27-Nov. 8... Prominent mathematician Stephen Smale will be on campus Oct. 27-Nov. 8 to teach, engage in conversation with faculty and students, and give 2 public lectures as the 2002-03 Rydell Nobel Conference Distinguished Professor. The public lectures are as follows:
Communicate Better Wednesday... Anyone who does publications or communications (Web or print) for an office or department on campus is invited to attend a Communications Summit at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 30 in Banquet Room B in the Campus Center. Lunch will be provided (at no charge), but space is limited so R.S.V.P. by contacting Debbie DeMaris (email@example.com or x7520) by Oct. 28. This event is sponsored by the Office of Public Relations.
Award-winning Filmmaker to Visit Oct. 31... The public is invited to attend a film screening of the award-winning Jakob der Lugner (Jacob the Liar) at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in Alumni Hall. Filmmaker Frank Beyer will be in attendance to discuss his film at a reception immediately following in Linner Lounge. Jacob the Liar is the only East German film to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The movie centers on Jakob Heym, a Jewish person trapped in a Polish ghetto, who overhears news of a nearby Russian victory on Gestapo radio. Pretending to have heard the good news on his own radio, Heym passes the message onto his neighbors. Clinging to this newfound hope, neighbors ask for regular reports of the Russian Army's advance. Jakob feels obligated to continue his stories in order to provide his community with courage. Beyer was born in Germany, where he studied theater science. Beyer made his debut as a professional director in 1959. He then spent a few years directing a series of historical films taking place in Nazi concentration camps, including his 1966 movie Spur der Steine (Traces of Stones). This 1966 film was banned by German Democratic Republic State officials for being "politically inappropriate" and for 8 years Beyer was not allowed to work as a film director. He returned to the film industry in 1974 with Jakob der Lugner. This event, which is free, is sponsored by the Gustavus Lecture Series, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Florence and Raymond Sponberg Chair in Ethics, Department of History, Curriculum II, and Chaplains' Office.
"Barrymore's Ghost" to be Presented Nov. 1. On Nov. 1, the ghost of John Barrymore will haunt Anderson Theatre as actor Richard Figge presents Jason Miller's "Barrymore's Ghost." Figge is a character actor whose credits range from Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest and Rostrand's Cyrano de Bergerac, to modern comedy and drama. John Barrymore, who lived from 1882-1942, was perhaps the most famous member of an American theatrical dynasty. With brother Lionel and sister Ethel, as well as granddaughter Drew, John Barrymore was the leading man of the "Royal Family of American Theatre." Figge is perhaps best known for his one-man performance of Clarence Darrow, which he toured the U.S. and Europe in 1985 under the sponsorship of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Figge is a faculty member of the College of Wooster, where he teaches German literature and language, and theatre, and appears at Gustavus under the sponsorship of the Johnson Endowment for the Arts. Tickets are not required. The play is open to the public.
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Nov. 3. The Gustavus Percussion
Ensemble will perform its fall classic concert at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Bjorling
Recital Hall under the direction of Robert Adney. This 60-minute concert
will include Dichotomy, recognized as one of the finest compositions
for percussion octet and written by Indiana University professor Anthony
Cirone. In anticipation of the internationally acclaimed Nexus Percussion
Ensemble's appearance in the Twin Cities in April 2003, Adney has programmed
one of Nexus' signature pieces, Marubatoo, for mallet quintet. Of
special note for this program is the inclusion of a work, titled In
Praise of Johnny Appleseed, by American composer Lou Harrison. This
rarely played piece is for dancers and percussion. The instrumentation
for this piece is unusual as the list includes wooden box, redwood marimba,
clock coils, and 6 lengths of pipe. Choreography for this work is designed
by junior Ryan Gillespie. Admission is free and open to the public.
classics, gave a lecture, titled "Elipses of the Sun and Moon in Thucyides'
History," Oct. 1 at Creighton University in Omaha. The event was sponsored
by the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, as well as the
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, whose daughter coincidentally
is a first-year student at Gustavus.
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