News & Announcements
Conversation Task Force Announced...
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.
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),
Johnson (vocational reflection), Lee Sande (psychology),
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.
Health Service is alerting the campus community so that individuals may
check their immunization status. An individual is considered immune and
will likely not develop chicken pox if the individual has a history of
having had chicken pox in the past or has had the chicken pox vaccine (varicella).
Anyone who has not had the disease or the vaccine may contact the ISJ Clinic-St.
Peter at 931-2110 or the Mankato Clinic at 625-1811 to schedule an appointment
to obtain the vaccination(s).
High risk groups:
Higher risk groups include immune-compromised individuals and susceptible
pregnant women. (The risk is higher in the first trimester.) Individuals
in these groups should contact a medical practitioner or the health service
What is chicken pox?
The chicken pox (varicella) virus is highly contagious. It is primarily
spread by respiratory secretions that become airborne or from direct contact
with the rash. The rash will usually occur between 10-21 days after exposure.
Signs and symptoms include blister-like lesions that usually start on the
face, neck, and/or between the shoulder blades and spread over the entire
body. This rash is very itchy. A classic rash looks like a watery pimple
which then becomes crusty in appearance. Rarely does the rash start on
the extremities. Symptomatic treatment is available should the rash develop.
Significant exposure includes residing in the same household as the infected
person or indoor face-to-face contact.
"Quick Facts" Pocket
Guide Available... The 2002-2003
Quick Facts cards are now available. Anyone who would like a small quantity
(up to about 50) should call Barb Booren in the Office of Public Relations
(x6213) and the cards will be sent out. If a larger quantity is needed
for mailings or other projects or events, it will be necessary to charge
a modest amount to cover printing costs. Call for more information.
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:
Animal Shelter Appreciation
Set... National Animal Shelter
Appreciation Week is Nov. 3-9 and the Gustavus Pound Pals will distribute
information and take donations from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Econofoods to help
raise money for the St. Peter pound, located at Kind Veterinary Clinic.
The Gustavus St. Francis Society Pound Pals coordinates volunteers to go
to the pound for an hour every week to play with cats and walk dogs. Members
also raise funds and awareness for the pound through various on- and off-campus
events. For more information about Pound Pals, call the Community Service
Nov. 1 -- Day of the Dead,
Gaston Alzate, Matthew 5: 1-5;
Nov. 3 -- All Saints'
Sunday, Chaplain Brian Johnson;
Nov. 4 -- Cheryl Hastings,
Nov. 5 -- Election Day,
Chris Gilbert, Deuteronomy 34: 9-12;
Nov. 6 -- Morning Praise;
Nov. 7 -- Steve Hogberg,
Matthew 24: 1-8;
Nov. 8 -- Taize Service;
Nov. 10 -- 25th Sunday
after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson.
Copyright Seminar Tuesday...
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:
Prices for hardcover books
are $1 and paperback books and miscellaneous items are 50 cents. A bag
sale will be held Nov. 9-10; cost is $2 per bag.
8 a.m.-noon -- Nov. 6-7
8 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Nov.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Nov.
11 a.m.-noon -- Nov. 10
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
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.
Holiday Gatherings... The
Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, MN, will host a lutfisk dinner with serving
times at noon and 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Elim Lutheran Church Fellowship
Hall in Scandia. Tickets are $15 per person and will be sold at the door
or in advance. To purchase by mail, send a check payable to Gammelgarden
Museum and a self-addressed stamped envelope to 9885 202 St. N., Forest
Lake, MN 55025. In addition, there will be a Lucia Fest Dec. 8. For more
information on these events and other holiday happenings at the Gammelgarden
Museum, call (651) 433-5053.
counseling center, Chris Johnson,
vocational reflection, David Menk,
institutional research, Marie Walker,
Heidi Lawson received the Lee Knefelkamp Research
Award from the Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) Oct. 22 at
the MCPA's annual conference. The award was for the team's ongoing longitudinal
study of vocational identity development in traditional-age college students,
which is part of the assessment component of the Lilly vocation grant and
the work of the Center for Vocational Reflection. Senior Kristie Campana
in a presentation of the team's work at the conference.
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
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.
classics, presented a paper on his Fulbright experience and interdisciplinary
teaching Oct. 11 at the Classical Association of Atlantic States fall meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information on
the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).
Director of Outreach Ministries
in the Office of Church Relations
Systems Operations Manager
in Administrative Computing
The Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
For more information on
grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of
Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or email@example.com).
The current edition of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet)
is available at http://gustavus.edu/cfrelations/fundingsources/grantinfo.cfm.
Support for NEH Summer Seminars
and Institutes... The National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides grants to colleges, universities,
and other institutions to support national summer seminars and institutes
in the humanities. These faculty development activities provide schoolteachers
and college and university teachers with the opportunity to deepen their
knowledge of humanities scholarship and teaching through intensive study
of significant topics, texts, and issues. Awards for seminars range from
$60,000 to $120,000, and awards for institutes range from $100,000 to $180,000.
The deadline for project directors to submit an application is March 1,
2003 for a project beginning no earlier than May 2004. For more information,
(Scroll down to Summer Seminars and Institutes under 2003 Grant Programs.)
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 Nov. 5, Don Ostrom
(political science) and Fred Slocum, a political scientist from Minnesota
State University, Mankato, will be featured on KEYC-TV (Ch. 12, Mankato)
during coverage of local and state elections.
Following the news of
Sen. Paul Wellstone's tragic death, Gustavus individuals provided commentary
in several venues, including
At 2:15 p.m. Oct. 25,
Gilbert (political science) gave a live interview on Minnesota Public
Radio (MPR); some of Gilbert's comments were used on NPR's "All Things
Considered" later in the day.
At 4 p.m. Oct. 25, Gilbert
a live spot with WCCO radio (830 AM, Twin Cities).
On Oct. 25, KEYC-TV (Ch.
12, Mankato) interviewed Gustavus students who were working on Wellstone's
campaign. The report aired on the evening news.
On Oct. 25, Gilbert
spoke with The New York Times on possible Democratic replacement
On Oct. 26, the St.
Paul Pioneer Press published an article on the Wellstone tragedy that
included quotes from Gilbert. The page 1A story was titled "Tragedy
may shake state, national power balance."
At 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28,
gave another live interview with WCCO radio.
Also on Oct. 28, KEYC-TV
and WCCO radio interviewed Gilbert on the impact of Wellstone's
death on the Senate and Governor's races.
On Oct. 28, MPR interviewed
Gilbert (political science) on Fritz Mondale's candidacy for
the Senate seat and the remaining days of the campaign.
On Oct. 27, the St.
Paul Pioneer Press published an article on gubernatorial candidate
Roger Moe that featured Don Ostrom (political science), his U.S.
government class, and class member James Hauth.
On Oct. 25, the Duluth
News Tribune published an article, "A group working to keep politics
from the pulpits of America's places," that included quotes from Chris
will begin appearing next week in the Book Mark. Gift suggestions for reading
are found in the BookSense 76 list. The new list for November/December
will arrive in the store soon. Current titles are always 20 percent off.
The Gustavus ceramic
snowman ornament that sold out last year will be available again, along
with imprinted ball ornaments and traditional Gustie items for gift giving.
For Sale: Townhouse
in the Welco addition of St. Peter. Outside unit with windows facing west.
Includes appliances. Shown by appointment only. Call 931-4587.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
||PA (Peer Assistants) Open House on Monday February 15https://gustavus.edu/calendar/pa-peer-assistants-open-house-on-monday-february-15/48092
||The Writing Center Opens February 17thhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-writing-center-opens-february-17th/48108
||Spread the Love Food Packhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spread-the-love-food-pack/47249Dining Service Banquet Rooms (St. Peter, Heritage, and Three Crowns)
||Women's Hockey at Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-hockey-at-bethel-university-6/45821Blaine, Minn.
||Zumba (HWC) w/McKenziehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/zumba-hwc-w-mckenzie-3/47798Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
||Men's Hockey hosts Bethel Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-hockey-hosts-bethel-university-2/45206St. Peter, Minn.
||Weekend Movie: The Internhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/weekend-movie-the-intern/47776Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
||Laser Taghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/laser-tag/47966Alumni Hall
||SNL hosted by the PAs - Date Night on Ice!https://gustavus.edu/calendar/snl-hosted-by-the-pas-date-night-on-ice/48016
||Men's Tennis hosts UW-Eau Clairehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-tennis-hosts-uw-eau-claire-4/47273St. Peter, Minn.
10:30 am to noon
||Around the World w/ Gabe (HWC)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/around-the-world-w-gabe-hwc-2/47937Lund 224 (Aerobics Room)
||Men's Track and Field at Carleton Meet of Heartshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-track-and-field-at-carleton-meet-of-hearts/47363Northfield, Minn.
||Women's Track and Field at Carleton Meets of Heartshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-track-and-field-at-carleton-meets-of-hearts/47364Northfield, Minn.
||Men's Basketball hosts Hamline Universityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/men-s-basketball-hosts-hamline-university-4/45884St. Peter, Minn.
||Women's Tennis at University of Northern Iowahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/women-s-tennis-at-university-of-northern-iowa/47520Cedar Falls, Iowa
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