The Yellow Sheet 2002

November 7, 2002 | Volume 35, Number 9

Thursday, Nov. 7,

Volume 35, Number 10

News & Announcements
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Calendar of Events
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News & Announcements

Vocational Reflection Assistant Director Named... Amy Pehrson has been named assistant director for the Center for Vocational Reflection beginning Nov. 1. Pehrson, a 1991 graduate of Gustavus, comes to the center from the Office of Church Relations where she served as the director of outreach ministries. Her primary responsibilities will include coordination and development of programs, assessment, and outreach and communication.

Snow Emergency Notice... When College facilities will be closed or classes delayed or canceled during a work day due to inclement weather conditions, announcements will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the following radio stations: KRBI (1310 AM, St. Peter), KYSM (103.5 FM/1230 AM, Mankato), and WCCO (830 AM, Twin Cities). Announcements will also be made by 6:45 a.m. on campus voice mail and e-mail. If the College makes the decision to close, individuals will be paid for regularly scheduled hours for that day. If individuals choose to leave early due to inclement weather, the time off should be taken as unpaid leave or vacation, with supervisor approval. Factors that influence the College's decision to delay or cancel classes include the following: expected precipitation, road conditions, visibility, and wind-chill factor. The College recognizes that its decision to delay/cancel may differ from local area K-12 schools. Gustavus is influenced by the needs of the more than 2,000 students who live in campus housing, as contrasted to different factors and conditions at K-12 schools (e.g., busing, young children, etc.).

Ramadan Observance... As members of the Gustavus community begin the observance of the month of Ramadan (fasting), faculty and staff are asked to talk about Ramadan and invite people to discuss the event. Anyone who has questions should feel free to contact the Diversity Center (x7449 or or visit the center in the lower level of the Campus Center. Encourage individuals to visit if they are observing the fasting because it may, or may not, have an impact on class and/or work performance. The campus community's leadership and consideration are appreciated by the practicing population and the general community.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Available... The 30th presentation of Christmas in Christ Chapel is 5 weeks away and tickets remain for the 7:30 p.m. service on Dec. 6 and Dec. 8. The buffet is available at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 1p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. The cost is $15 per person for the service and $15 per person for the buffet. For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations (x7520).

Choosing a Book... The orientation committee that chooses the book for the College's summer "Reading-in-common" program will meet for the first time in late November. Based on program goals and past experiences, the following guidelines have been set: the author should be living and be able to travel to campus to speak; the theme of the book should be relevant to first-year students; and the book should not be an overwhelming read. Books used in the past include The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama, The Chosen by Chaim Potok, and The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill. Anyone who has a suggestion should send it to Megan Ruble ( by Nov. 15.


Library Book Sale Continues... Hours for the remainder of the library book sale are:

  • Nov. 7 -- 8 a.m.-midnight
  • Nov. 8 -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Nov. 9 -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Nov. 10 -- 11 a.m.-midnight
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. 8 -- Taize Service;
  • Nov. 10 -- 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Nov. 11 -- Steve Haggmark, Matthew 12: 1-8;
  • Nov. 12 -- Elizabeth Baer, Psalm 142;
  • Nov. 13 -- Morning Praise;
  • Nov. 14 - -Manal Elattir and Aliya Mohamed;
  • Nov. 15 -- Richard Leitch, Philippians 4: 1-7; and
  • Nov. 17 -- 26th Sunday after Pentecost, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Talk Shop Friday... 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 OnCampus Community/Faculty/Faculty Resources/Shop Talks link.

Dakota Storytelling Sunday... All are invited to a storytelling session by Native American leaders and community members at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Banquet Room B of the Campus Center. This session is being held in conjunction with the Dakota Commemorative March Nov. 7-13, traversing Southern Minnesota from the Lower Sioux Agency to Fort Snelling. This event, continuing the College's tradition of intercultural events with the Dakota people of the area, is sponsored by the Diversity Center.

Broadway on Campus Sunday... "A Night on Broadway" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Bjorling Recital Hall. This concert will feature the Gustavus Choir and soloists from the choir performing Broadway favorites. The program will include selections from Aida, Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Rent, and many more. This concert will benefit the Gustavus Choir's 18-day tour of Italy in January, which will include stops in Rome, Sorrento, Assisi, Florence, and Venice. The choir will perform several concerts throughout the tour. Tickets are available at the Information Center in the Campus Center or at the door the night of the show. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for students or people under the age of 18. All seats are general admission. This event is sponsored by the Department of Music.

Continuing Education Events in November... The public is invited to the following "continuing education" lectures during November in the Interpretive Center:

  • Ingrid and Lowell Liedman will present "China Travelogue" at 7 p.m. Nov. 12. The Liedmans were selected for the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning Chinese/Minnesota Exchange Program and will share their experiences of living and teaching in China.
  • Richard Leitch (political science) will present "American Exceptionalism or Chauvinism?" at 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Leitch will focus on the key issues that divide the U.S. and other nation-states, reactions to those divisions, and the possibility of a new form of international relations.
  • Bob Moline (emeritus professor of geography) will present "A Look at Global Warming: Data, Causes, Responses" at 7 p.m. Nov. 26. Moline will present published data on global warming, examine the likely causes for warming, and discuss suggestions for coping with it.
The cost for each event is $4 per person, which includes coffee and dessert. Pre-registration is required. Register at the office of St. Peter Community and Family Education, Suite 200, 600 S. Fifth St. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 934-3048. These events are Gustavus continuing education programs done in cooperation with the St. Peter Community and Family Education program.

Cancer Support Meeting Wednesday... The campus Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Nov. 13 in the Leadholm Room. Bring a lunch and join the conversation. This group is open to anyone on campus.

International Festival Nov. 15... The public is invited to attend the annual International Festival beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in Alumni Hall. Countries that will be represented include France, Ghana, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Spain, and others. The schedule is as follows:

  • At 5 p.m., various booths will offer cultural displays and samples of authentic cuisine representing countries from around the world.
  • At 6 p.m., a show featuring traditional costumes, international music and dance will be held. Included will be a salsa dance and a lion dance, which will incorporate thundering drums and acrobatic stunts in a traditional Asian performance.
The International Festival is free and sponsored by the Gustavus International Cultures Club. The festival supports the College's mission to bring an international perspective to campus and the curriculum. Gustavus is committed to the idea that an international dimension is essential for a quality education. The College currently enrolls students from 20 countries.

Faculty Forum Nov. 19... Jon 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. All faculty and staff, as well as retirees, are invited to attend with a guest. The dean of the faculty's office will pay a portion of the cost, with a charge of $5 per attendee covering the remainder. Therefore, anyone planning to come should send an attendance confirmation along with a check for $5 per person (payable to Gustavus Adolphus College) to Jean Heidcamp in the dean of the faculty's office. To facilitate meal planning, R.S.V.P. to Heidcamp by Nov. 14 and indicate whether a vegetarian meal is desired.


Music at River Rock Friday... "Folky Dokey," an acoustic group consisting of Joni Myers, Don Myers (art and art history and Hillstrom Museum), and Bruce Davis, will appear at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at River Rock Coffee at 301 S. Minn. Ave., St. Peter. The group specializes in folk and country music, ranging from Peter, Paul, and Mary and other '60s folk tunes to the Carter family, accompanied by acoustic guitar, the dulcimer, and others.

1838 Expedition Lecture Nov. 14... Bob Douglas (geography) will present a slide lecture, titled "Traveling with Jos. Nicollet's 1838 Expedition," at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Treaty Site History Center, 1851 N. Minn. Ave., St. Peter.

Choral Society Concert Nov. 17... The St. Peter Choral Society will present "A Festival of American Music" at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. The presentation, directed by Annette Meeks of St. Peter, will feature Randall Thompson's Alleluia and Aaron Copland's Old American Songs. Special guests are The Riverlights. Tickets are $5; students are free.


Bob Douglas, geography, and Lul Ahmed from Blue Earth County Human Services presented a workshop, titled "Diversity and Networking," Oct. 25 at the Minnesota Valley Action Council conference in Mankato.

Ellis Jones, emeritus professor of economics and management, was named 2002 Barbershopper of the Year by the Mankato Riverblenders Chorus at its annual banquet held Nov. 2. Jones was cited for his lifelong commitment to singing and his work as secretary and in public relations/marketing for the chorus.

Greg Kaster, history, served as chair and commentator for a panel on "Women Marginalized: Gendered Definitions of Work and Worker in the United States," at the 27th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association Oct. 24-27 in St. Louis.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • Project Directors Sought for NEH Programs... Faculty members are invited to submit applications to become host institution project directors for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer seminars and institutes. The submission deadline is March 1 (2003) for projects beginning no earlier than May 2004. NEH summer seminars and institutes provide school teachers 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. For more information, visit (Scroll down to Summer Seminars and Institutes under 2003 Grant Programs.)
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or The current edition of Grant Information (aka The Blue Sheet) is available at


  • Office Depot now delivers to campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. If an order is needed by the next day and the next day is not Tuesday or Thursday, place the order online, note the order number, and call Office Depot to let them know it is a rush order. The order will be sent via UPS.
  • The Book Mark has 2002-03 Office Depot catalogs available. The catalog lists "retail" price, but the College's price can be determined by checking online.
  • Hundreds of books from the adult and children's sections on the Book Mark shelves will be on sale at 50 percent off beginning Nov. 12 and continuing up to Thanksgiving break. Due to the volume of books, they will be displayed in the hall outside the book store from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12-13.
  • In the gift department, check out the Gustavus seal charms and charm bracelets that have been added to the CSI collection.
  • Christmas items continue to appear daily. Holiday plush items from Ty, Inc. include a new offering of Jingle Beanie Tree ornaments, still retailing for $2.95 each.


Campus Radio Seeking Advisor: Students interested in reviving the campus radio station are in search of a faculty advisor. Contact Luke McGuire ( if interested.

For Sale: Entertainment center -- 64" wide x 63" high x 22" deep; solid oak cabinet with glass door; 7 shelves alongside the television/VCR compartment; 4 drawers below the television/VCR compartment for tape storage; holds 31" television; 3 years old; in perfect condition; $1,600 new, asking $1,000. Contact Al Molde (x7622).

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.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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