The Yellow Sheet 2002
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News & AnnouncementsConversation Task Force Announced... A Community-wide Conversation Task Force has been appointed to plan and shape conversations throughout the campus community -- conservations to specifically look at priorities for the College. These conversations are important in informing a new president of issues, challenges, and priorities. They will also be helpful in prioritizing resource allocations for the next budget year. Following is a letter from President Dennis Johnson announcing the employees he has appointed to the task force.
"Thank you to the many employees who voiced a willingness to participate on the Community-wide Conversation Task Force. I very much appreciate your expression of interest in the future of Gustavus Adolphus College. I have appointed the following employees to this task force: Mark Anderson (admission), Steve Bennett (counseling center), Steve Griffith (theatre and dance), Chris Johnson (vocational reflection), Lee Sande (psychology), Kathy Scholl (biology), Mary Solberg (religion), and Phillip Voight (communication studies). I have asked Jolene Christensen (president's office) to facilitate these planning meetings. I look forward to very productive conversations and hope all employees will actively participate in these campus-wide discussions throughout this academic year."Medical Alert... On Oct. 23, a Gustavus student was diagnosed with chicken pox; the student was sent home to prevent further exposure to the campus community. This is considered an isolated incident, but the following information is provided for individuals who have questions regarding chicken pox.
Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the worship services at 10 a.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Nov. 10 -- 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
Copyright Seminar Tuesday... A copyright seminar is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Banquet Room C. All members of the Gustavus community are invited to attend 1 of the sessions scheduled for 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-2:30 p.m., or 3-4:30 p.m. Susan Robiner, an attorney specializing in copyrights with the firm Leonard Street and Deinard, will present the sessions. An overview of this complex issue will be followed by a question and answer period. Topics may include use of Web sites and links in syllabi, lectures and presentations, intellectual property rights, student radio broadcasting on campus cable, and transferring images from 1 medium to another. Robiner is willing to accept questions before Nov. 5 to prepare for the presentations. Send any questions or further inquiries about the seminar to Pat Francek (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan Mollner (email@example.com). This event is sponsored by the Faculty Development Program, Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Media Services.
Disability Awareness Panel Tuesday... The campus community is invited to a disability awareness panel discussion from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Linner Lounge. Students and staff with disabilities will share experiences as campus community members. How are disabilities discovered? What are the experiences and challenges of people with disabilities? What sort of academic and programmatic accommodations help to level the playing field? Come and learn more about both visible and "hidden" disabilities. Refreshments will be served. Contact Jane Patchin for more information or to request accommodations. Sponsored by the Academic Advising Center, Diversity Center, dean of students' office, dean of the faculty's office, and admission office.
Library Book Sale Starts Wednesday... The library book sale will be held Nov. 6-10 at the following times:
Talk Shop Nov. 8... Clark Ohnesorge (psychology) will present the next Faculty Shop Talk of the 2002-03 academic year. His talk, titled "The Organization of Bilingual Memory," will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Gustavus Web under the On Campus Community/Faculty/Faculty Resources/Shop Talks link.
Faculty Forum Nov. 19...
Grinnell (biology) will present a faculty forum from 5:30-6:55 p.m. Nov.
19 in the Campus Center banquet rooms. The talk, titled "The Proximate
and Ultimate Lion: Consequences and Constraints on Roaring," will tell
the story of conflict and cooperation, motherly love and infanticide, and
the roles of ecology, evolution, anatomy, and physics in shaping the vocal
behavior of a large carnivore. Soup, sandwiches, and dessert will be served;
cost is $5 per person. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are
invited to attend with a guest. R.S.V.P. to Max Hailperin (firstname.lastname@example.org
or snail mail) by Nov. 14, and indicate whether a vegetarian meal is desired.
Mark Bjelland, geography, and senior Lane Cowger presented a paper, titled "How Green is Smart Growth: Evaluating the Environmental Benefits of Alternative Urban Development Patterns," at the Oct. 18 meeting of the West Lakes Association of American Geographers. Co-author of the paper includes junior Michelle Maley.
John Cha, religion, William Freiert, classics, Rick Orpen, music, and Barbara Zust, nursing, were recently recognized for educational excellence as they were chosen to be included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2002.
Will Freiert, classics, presented a paper on his Fulbright experience and interdisciplinary teaching Oct. 11 at the Classical Association of Atlantic States fall meeting.
John McKay, music, played his all-Beethoven program Oct. 20 at the Owatonna Arts Center and Oct. 26 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. McKay will present a concert Nov. 3 at Minnesota State University, Mankato and Nov. 9 on campus, both at 7:30 p.m. The program includes Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variations, the composer's monumental last work for solo piano.
John Mosbo, academic affairs, has been invited to speak at the dedication ceremony for the relocation of Kansai Gaidai University's Katahoko campus in Hirakata City, Osaka, Japan. Mosbo will deliver a congratulatory message and represent all overseas guests at the Nov. 11 ceremony. The Asian Studies Program, which hosts exchange students, is located at this new site. The $700 million relocation is the most dramatic element of the university's 15-year New Era Project, launched in 1986 for the purpose of realizing a better educational environment for its students. Described as one of the most important events in the university's history, the new campus will house approximately 1,000 international students -- more than doubling the number at the former campus.
Don Scheese, English, recently gave 2 presentations. The first, titled "The Masculine Self in David Roberts' 'In Search of the Old Ones,'" was presented at the annual Western Literature Association meeting held Oct. 9-12 in Tucson. The second was an invited lecture, titled "Mountains of Memory: Environmental Studies and Ecocriticism," presented Oct. 17 at the University of Nevada, Reno and sponsored by the Literature and Environment Program.
Jenifer Ward, modern foreign languages and literatures/German, wrote a chapter that has been published in "Balancing Acts: Textual Strategies of Peter Henisch," by Ariadne, a press devoted to Austrian culture.
art and art history, and Travis Nygard ('02) co-presented
a paper, titled "Monumental Sculpture at Yo'okp: Ecology and Cosmology
of a Pre-Columbian Maya City," at the annual meeting of the Southeast College
Art Conference held Oct. 23-26 in Mobile, AL.
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