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Take 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
to you with a matter of some urgency. This letter concerns the future of
the Minnesota State Grant and State Work Study Programs.
Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee
of 2002 will be awarded to Linda Hewitt (mathematics and computer
science and physics) and the Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding
Administrative Employee of 2002 will be awarded to Steve Waldhauser
(public relations/publications). All members of the College community are
invited to the award ceremony as part of the 10 a.m. worship service on
Founders Day, Oct. 31, in Christ Chapel. A reception in honor of this year's
recipients will follow in Alumni Hall.
Private colleges do public
work. Let candidates know of your concern."
Since 1967, the Minnesota
State Grant Program has been the cornerstone in Minnesota's efforts to
provide financial aid to college students.
739 Gustavus students
are recipients of state grants, almost 40% of our Minnesota students.
State grants represent
about 10% of higher education expenditures; the remaining 90% goes directly
to public institutions as a direct subsidy.
About 30% of all full-time
college students in Minnesota are enrolled at private colleges; about one-third
of all baccalaureate recipients come from Minnesota's private colleges.
2.7% of higher education
expenditures go to needy students at private 4-year institutions in Minnesota.
Median family income at
Minnesota private colleges is between $40,00 and $50,000 -- below the median
family income at the University of Minnesota and about the same as that
of students attending state universities, according to recent data from
the Higher Education Services Office.
The State Work Study Program
was eliminated this year to finance the shortfall in the state grant program.
The net result was a loss of over $300,00 by Gustavus students, about 13%
of our campus employment budget.
Given the economy and
the shortfall in the state grant program, there is a possibility that state
legislators and the new governor may choose to cut the size of grants to
needy students -- when they should be making up the shortfall.
State grants and work-study
are important factors in helping students to attend the college of their
choice; in our case, Gustavus.
You can help by contacting
gubernatorial and legislative candidates and tell them how important the
state grant program is to needy students at Gustavus.
You can find out more
about these issues by going to the Minnesota Private College Council Web
site at www.mnprivatecolleges.com
and clicking on the "Government Affairs" and "Action Center" links.
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
or toll free at
1-877-482-2237 or contact Lori Lindgren (health services).
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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 email@example.com
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:
Faculty Voice Recital Friday.
vocalist Shari Speer will present a faculty voice recital at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 in Bjorling Recital Hall. Speer, long-time voice instructor at
Gustavus and Twin Cities free-lance musician, will be accompanied by pianist
Roderick Kettlewell. Speer's performance includes Charles Griffes' Three
Poems of Fiona Macleod, followed by a set of American spirituals and
a set of contemporary works by Charles Ives, Ricky Gordon, George Gershwin,
and Marc Blitzstein. The final set of the recital is a set of "Song Slides"
with the music of various composers programmed with a set of old glass
picture slides. Magic Lantern "Song Slides" includes works by George
Cohan, Otto Fessler, and others. A reception follows the recital in the
hall lobby. This recital is free and open to the public.
Oct. 25 -- Garrett Paul,
Oct. 27 -- 23rd Sunday
after Pentecost, Reformation Sunday, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
Oct. 28 -- Mark Granquist,
Oct. 29 -- Chris Johnson,
Oct. 30 -- Morning Praise;
Oct. 31 -- Founder's Day,
President Dennis Johnson.
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:
Smale will team teach
with and be hosted by Thomas LoFaro (mathematics). A long-time college
mathematics professor, Smale has held teaching and research appointments
at various institutions, including the University of California, Berkeley
from 1964-94. Smale's many honors include a Fields Medal awarded in 1966
and the National Medal of Science awarded in 1996. In addition to math,
Smale's strongest interests concern learning, intelligence, and the evolution
of language. Smale joins other highly regarded scientists, such as Philip
Anderson, Susan Coppersmith, Freeman Dyson, Margaret Geller, Philip Morrison,
and historian Lawrence Levine as visiting Rydell professors. The Rydell
visiting professorship was established in 1995 by Robert E. and Susan T.
Rydell of Minnetonka to give students the opportunity to learn from and
interact with leading scholars.
At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in
Olin Hall 104, Smale will present a lecture titled "Creativity and its
Obstructions." This talk will describe how new ideas are repressed by the
leaders of science and the arts.
At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in
Olin Hall 104, Smale will present "What is Chaos, the new science of unpredictability?."
Smale was the primary speaker at the college's 1990 Nobel Conference on
Communicate Better Wednesday...
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
or x7520) by Oct. 28. This event is sponsored by the Office of Public Relations.
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
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.
library, served on a panel at the annual Oberlin Group Conference. Fister's
presentation, titled "In Reference to Reference: How do Students Seek Information?
What Can Reference Services Do to Help?," drew on the work of Gustavus
faculty involved in previous grant-funded library summer workshops.
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.
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
For more information on
grants or proposal preparation, contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation
Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
The current edition of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) is available
Grant Promoting European/American
Cooperation... The Campus
Fellowship Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
brings approximately 10-14 prominent European politicians, journalists,
and civic leaders to small liberal arts colleges in the U.S. for week-long
exchanges with students, faculty, administration, and the host university
community. The program is an opportunity for American students and faculty
to learn about modern-day Europe and transatlantic relations, and for European
visitors to learn about small liberal arts colleges and communities in
America's heartland. Continued connections between the fellows and host
campuses have become an intrinsic part of the program. There is an ongoing
deadline. For more information, see the May 2002 issue of Grant Information
(click on Bookmarks, then look under Program Development) at http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
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).
On Oct. 17, The Free
Press of Mankato published a front-page story, titled "College officials
plan while awaiting cuts," which quoted President Dennis Johnson
and included a large, color photograph of 2 Gustavus students, junior Dan
Brandt and senior Adam Britz.
In the Oct. 12-18 issue
of The Economist, Chris Gilbert (political science) was quoted
in a 1-page story titled "Paul Wellstone's appeal."
In the Web-based national
journalist wire service Newswise, Gustavus had 2 top stories in August
In the August 2002 LifeWire,
the release titled America in a Post-9/11 Haze was the No. 1 story
for the month with 614 hits.
In the September 2002
SciWire, Nature/Nurture Question to be Debated Oct. 1-2 at Nobel Conference,
was the 7th most-read item with 301 hits.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||Summer Gatherings - Aitkinhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-aitkin/44930Aitkin, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Two Harborshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-two-harbors/45282Castle Danger Brewery 17 7th Street, Two Harbors, MN 55616
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45595Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||Save the Date! All-Campus Strategic Action Conferencehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/save-the-date-all-campus-strategic-action-conference/45593
||Summer Gatherings - Grand Rapidshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-grand-rapids/45013Grand Rapids, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Nicollethttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-nicollet/45183Nicollet, MN
9:30 am to 6 pm
||Gustavus Football Golf Outinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-football-golf-outing/45607Le Sueur Country Club, Le Sueur, MN
||Summer Gatherings - Los Angeleshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-los-angeles/45018Los Angeles, CA
||Summer Gathering - Omahahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gathering-omaha/45609Brother Sebastian's 1350 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
||Summer Snapshot - Admission Visit Event for Prospective Students and Familieshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-snapshot-admission-visit-event-for-prospective-students-and-families-2/45596Alumni Hall, Student Union and Campus Center
||GYA at Canterbury Parkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gya-at-canterbury-park/45625Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
||Summer Gatherings - Seattlehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-seattle/45008Seattle, WA
||Summer Gatherings - New Yorkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/summer-gatherings-new-york/45620
||Women's Soccer hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-soccer-hosts-uw-eau-claire-2/45211St. Peter, Minn.
||Men's Soccer at Martin Luther Collegehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-soccer-at-martin-luther-college-3/45143New Ulm, Minn.
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
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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
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For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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